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Ann Cockrill, Indian Fighter MP (1757 - 1821)

Ann Robertson Cockrill was the only woman among the early Cumberland settlers to receive a land grant in her own name. In 1784 the North Carolina legislature awarded this honor for her contribution to ...

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Lighthouse Keeper Abbie Burgess MP (1839 - 1892)

Added by E. C. Nickerson about this Ancestor: Lighthouse keeper as her father before her. --- From her page on Maine: An Encyclopedia: Grant, Abbie Burgess (1839-1892), an early female lighth...

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Hannah Dustin, Indian Fighter MP (1657 - 1737)

Hannah Webster Emerson (12/3/1657-3/6/1737) married Thomas Dustin (1652-11/17/1732) on Dec. 3, 1677. Children were: Hannah (8/22/1678), Elizabeth (5/7/1680), Mary (11/4/1681-10/18/1696), Thomas (1/5/...

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Redmond O'Hanlon MP (c.1640 - 1681)

Redmond O'Hanlon Count Redmond O'Hanlon (c. 1640 – 25 April 1681) was a 17th-century Irish tóraidhe or rapparee (guerrilla-outlaw). Born around 1640 in Poyntzpass, O'Hanlon's Country,...

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Francis Pharcellus Church (1829 - 1906)

Francis Pharcellus Church (February 22, 1839 – April 11, 1906) was an American publisher and editor. He was a member of the Century Association. He was a lead editorial writer on his brother's...

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Virginia O'Hanlon MP (1889 - 1971)

In 1897, 8-year-old Virginia of 115 West 95th Street, bothered by friends who kept telling her there was no such thing as Santa, wrote a letter to The New York Sun. “Papa says ‘If you see...

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Lewis Ludwig Wetzel MP (1763 - 1808)

Lewis Wetzel (August 1763 – 1808) was a frontiersman and Indian fighter who roamed the hills of what is now the state of West Virginia and Ohio. Wetzel County, West Virginia is named for him. Za...

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Maj-Gen. William Goffe, MP and Regicide MP (c.1605 - c.1679)

William Goffe , d.c 1680, was a Radical army officer, regicide and Major-General who escaped to New England at the Restoration and became part of colonial folklore as the "Angel of Hadley." From Wiki...

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Bill Miner ("The Gentleman Bandit") (c.1847 - 1913)

Ezra Allen Miner (circa 1847 – September 2, 1913), more popularly known as Bill Miner, was a noted American criminal, originally from Bowling Green, Kentucky, who served several prison terms f...

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John Hammons MP (1826 - d.)

From "The Hammons Family: A Study of a West Virginia Family's Traditions" edited by Carl Fleischhauer and Alan Jabbour, based on fieldwork by Dwight Diller, Alan Jabbour, and Carl Fleischhauer, APS L65...

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Edden Hammons MP (1876 - 1955)

First part of Article MT070 - from Musical Traditions No 10, Spring 1992, "Edden Hammons, Portrait of a West Virginia Fiddler" Although he died some thirty years ago, Edden Hammons has not been for...

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Capt. John Lovell MP (1691 - 1725)

John Lovewell (October 14, 1691 – May 8, 1725) was a famous Ranger in the 18th century who fought during Father Rale's War (also known as Lovewell's War). He lived in present-day Nashua, New H...

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William Anderson "Devil Anse" Hatfield MP (1839 - 1921)

What was the fate of Old Randall and Devil Anse, reputed leaders of the infamous Hatfield and McCoy Feud? Old Randall died of burns from a fire in the home of his nephew on March 28, 1914. He was 88. D...

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Randolph "Randall" "Old Randall" McCoy, Sr. (1825 - 1914)

Group Family Record What was the fate of Old Randall and Devil Anse? Old Randall died of burns from a fire in the home of his nephew on March 28, 1914. He was 88. Devil Anse would live another 7 ye...

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John Sutter of Sutter's Mill MP (1803 - 1880)

John Augustus Sutter (1803 – 1880) was a Swiss-American pioneer of California known for his association with the California Gold Rush, and for establishing Sutter's Fort in the area that would e...

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David Bradford (1762 - 1808)

David Bradford (1762–1808) was a successful lawyer and deputy attorney-general for Washington County, Pennsylvania in the late 18th century. He was infamous for his association with the Whiskey ...

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Brig. Gen. John Hunt Morgan (CSA) MP (1825 - 1864)

John Hunt Morgan was born Wednesday, June 1, 1825, at 310 South Green Street in Huntsville, Alabama. In 1831, his father, Calvin, lost his Alabama home because he couldn?t pay the taxes. He accepted hi...

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Belle Brezing MP (1860 - 1940)

Belle Brezing (June 16, 1860 – August 11, 1940) was a nationally known brothel madam in Lexington, Kentucky at the end of the 19th century and into the beginning of the 20th. Her luxuriant sal...

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Rummu Jüri MP (1856 - d.)

Oli eesti seikleja, varas ja röövel. Sünd Rapla PR 1865-1885 Vanaisalt kuuldud Rummu Jüri lugu. Valtus oli üle 100 lilleklumbi. Seal oli mitu kär...

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Harry Weathersby Stamps MP (1932 - 2013)

- from Slate : "Obit of the Year: It's early, but this (presumably paid) obit in Biloxi, Mississippi's Sun Herald is certainly the leader in the clubhouse:" "Harry Weathersby Stamps, ladies' man, foo...

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Mary Musgrove MP (c.1755 - c.1790)

"Patriot in Petticoats" "This monument, erected in the early 20th century, stands as a reminder of the legendary Mary Musgrove. She is remembered as a character in the 19th-century novel 'Horseshoe R...

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Tecumseh MP (c.1768 - 1813)

The Ric Burns documentary, "Tecumseh's Vision: We Shall Remain" (first aired Oct 2009) can be viewed here: Tecumseh (properly Tikamthi or Tecumtha: 'One who passes across intervening space from o...

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Edward "Blackbeard" Teach MP (1680 - 1718)

Edward Teach (c. 1680 – 22 November 1718), better known as Blackbeard, was a notorious English pirate who operated around the West Indies and the eastern coast of the American colonies during th...

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Manfred Albrecht Baron von Richthofen MP (1892 - 1918)

Better known as "The Red Baron," WWI German ace fighter pilot. Links: Geneall Die Siege des Manfred von Richthofen (German) Wikipedia (German) Wikipedia (English)

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Rosa Louise Parks MP (1913 - 2005)

She was an African American civil rights activist, whom the U.S. Congress later called "the first lady of civil rights", and "the mother of the freedom movement". On December 1, 1955 in Montgomery, A...

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Hernán Cortés, gobernador pre-virreinal de Nueva España MP (1485 - 1547)

Hernán Cortés de Monroy y Pizarro, 1st Marquis of the Oaxaca Valley (Spanish pronunciation: [erˈnaŋ korˈtes]; 1485 – December 2, 1547) was a Spanish conquist...

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William Kidd, Captain (1654 - 1701)

William "Captain" Kidd (Jan1654 – May 23, 1701) was a Scottish sailor remembered for his trial and execution for piracy after returning from a voyage to the Indian Ocean. Some modern historian...

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Willie Nelson MP

He is an American country singer-songwriter, author, poet, actor and activist. He reached his greatest fame during the outlaw country movement of the 1970s, and remains iconic, especially in American p...

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Baron von Münchhausen (1720 - 1797)

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Jan Žižka z Trocnova a Kalicha MP (1360 - 1424)

Jan Žižka z Trocnova a Kalicha (German: Johann Ziska or Johann Schischka; English: John Zizka of Trocnov and the Chalice) (c. 1360–1424), Czech general and Hussite leader, follow...

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Wyatt Earp MP (1848 - 1929)

Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp is buried at Colma, San Mateo, California. Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp was a famous historical figure who was also a farmer, teacher, gambler, saloon keeper, miner and boxing refere...

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Lazar Hrebeljanović MP (1329 - 1389)

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Rodrigo el Cid Campeador Díaz de Vivar MP (c.1048 - 1099)

Rodrigo Díaz (¿Vivar del Cid, provincia de Burgos?, c. 1048 – Valencia, 1099) fue un caballero castellano que llegó a dominar al frente de su propia mesnada el Levante de la...

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York MP (1770 - c.1822)

York A very important figure in respect to the discovery of the American West , and a key Team Member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. History records this man as a "Jack of all trades" York`s ab...

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William Lee, Valet to President George Washington MP (c.1750 - c.1828)

William Lee Valet to President George Washington This profile meant to Honor William s contibution to the History of America, through his Valued Service to President George Washington See also ...

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Phillis Wheatley, First African-American Poet MP (1753 - 1784)

'Phillis Wheatley this profile to Honor her life and her poetry Phillis was ''''''purchased by the Wheatley family (John & Susanna Wheatley) of Boston, Massachussetts, USA. (Wheatley- a Bostoni...

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Hercules, Master Chef MP (c.1755 - d.)

Hercules, Master Chef, "a celebrated artiste" Very little is known of Hercules. This profile is meant to honor what we do know of his life. Hercules gained fame as a ''Chef of fine French cuisine...

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Boston King, U.E.L., Methodist Missionary MP (1760 - 1802)

Boston King A man who overcome great adversity This profile meant to Honor his contributions to Canada, and Sierra Leone What we know of Boston King: A Slave in Colonial America, Boston sided...

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Major General Sir Samuel Benfield Steele, KCMG, CB, MVO (1848 - 1919)

Major General Sir Samuel Benfield Steele, KCMG, CB, MVO (5 January 1848 – 30 January 1919) was a distinguished Canadian soldier and police official. He was an officer of the North-West Mounted...

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Titus Cornelius, Honourary Colonel, Elite British Special Forces, U.E.L. MP (c.1753 - c.1780)

Titus Cornelius Colonel Tye - United Empire Loyalist Leader of the Elite Ethiopian Black Brigade== Sources agree on his Birth Year of 1753 but a gap appears in his Death Year accuracy between 178...

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Charles "Barney" Barnwell (1952 - 2011)

Charles "Barney" Barnwell

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Miloš Obilić MP (b. - 1389)

Miloš Obilić (Serbian Cyrillic: Милош Обилић, pronounced [mîloʃ ôbilit͡ɕ]...

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Kraljević Marko MP (c.1335 - 1395)

Marko Mrnjavčević (c. 1335 – 1395) was de jure the Serbian king from 1371 to 1395, while he was the de facto ruler of a territory in western Macedonia centered on the town...

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Yule Farenorth Kilcher MP (1913 - 1998)

Yule Farenorth Kilcher 'Idealist, Journalist, Adventurer- Born: 3/9/1913 Switzerland late 1940's - Trekking across Alaska, Yule finds out that 600 acres could be obtained for free IF, that recipien...

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Sir William "Braveheart" Wallace, Kt. MP (1272 - 1305)

Sir William Wallace Ellerslie (1272-1305), William was born at Ellerslie (Elderslie),which is in either Ayrshire or Renfrewshire, being the fact that there are two locations of this name. He was born s...

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Tamanend, Chief of the Lenape (1628 - 1701)

Tamanend or Tammany or Tammamend, the "affable"[1], (c. 1628-1698) was a chief of one of the clans that made up the Lenni-Lenape nation in the Delaware Valley at the time Philadelphia was established...

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Soapy Smith ("King of the Frontier Con Men") (1860 - 1898)

Jefferson Randolph "Soapy" Smith II (November 2, 1860 – July 8, 1898) was an American con artist and gangster who had a major hand in the organized criminal operations of Denver, Colorado; Cre...

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Daniel Shays (c.1747 - 1825)

A Patriot of the American Revolution for MASSACHUSETTS with the rank of CAPTAIN. DAR Ancestor #: A102240 Daniel Shays (c.1747 – September 29, 1825) was an American soldier, revolutionary, an...

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Rob Roy MacGregor MP (c.1671 - 1734)

Rob Roy or alternately Red MacGregor, was a famous Scottish folk hero and outlaw of the early 18th century, who is sometimes known as the Scottish Robin Hood. Rob Roy is anglicised from the Scottish ...

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Dr. Jose Rizal MP (1861 - 1896)

Jose Protacio "Pepe" Mercado Rizal is the Philippine national hero, whose writings inspired the Filipino movement for freedom from Spanish rule. More here: . During his stay in Spain, Rizal became th...

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Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the USA MP (1809 - 1865)

For more information and photos of his burial place, click on : Abraham Lincoln Overview Abraham Lincoln, U.S. President Born: 12 February 1809 Birthplace: Near Hodgenville, Kentucky Died: ...

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Joe Hill MP (1879 - 1915)

Joe Hill, born Joel Emmanuel Hägglund in Gävle, Sweden, and also known as Joseph Hillström (October 7, 1879 – November 19, 1915) was a Swedish-American labor activist, son...

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Piet Hein, luitenant-admiraal MP (1577 - 1629)

See Wikipedia... Pieter Pietersen Heyn (Hein) (25 November 1577 – 18 June 1629) was a Dutch naval officer and folk hero during the Eighty Years' War between the United Provinces and Spain. ...

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Owain IV Glendower MP (1349 - 1415)

Owain Glyndŵr (Welsh pronunciation: [ˈoʊain ɡlɨ̞nˈduːr]), or Owain Glyn Dŵr, anglicised by William Shakespeare as Owen Glendower (c. 1349 ...

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Genghis Khan (Temüjin) Borjigin, Khagan of the Mongol Empire MP (1162 - 1227)

Genghis Khan (pronounced /ˈdʒɛŋɡɪs ˈkɑːn/ or /ˈɡɛŋɡɪs ˈkɑːn/; Mongolian: &#...

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Davy Crockett MP (1786 - 1836)

David Stern "Davy" Crockett (August 17, 1786 – March 6, 1836) Son of John M. Crockett and Rebecca Sullivan Hawkins Birth : August 17, 1786 Near Nolichucky River in Free Republic of Frankl...

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William Henry "Billy the Kid" Bonney (c.1859 - 1881)

WHO ARE BILLY'S PARENTS? To this day, genealogists are still stumped. There have been various books published with different information. Billy used to lie about his identity often, including his age...

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Husein Gradaščević, Zmaj od Bosne MP (1802 - 1833)

Bosnjaci su pomagali i ostajali vjerni Otomanskoj upravi i Sultanu sve dok im se nije pocela praviti nepravda, uskracivati njihov izbor zivljenja i zatim negiranje Bosne kao autonomije. U tom pitanju n...

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Edward "Ned" Kelly MP (1854 - 1880)

A brief history of Ned Kelly and the Kelly Gang Edward 'Ned' Kelly was the first-born son of an Irish Catholic couple. His father was an ex-convict and mother a migrant. He was born in June 1855 and ...

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Molly Pitcher MP (c.1744 - c.1832)

Molly Pitcher was a nickname given to a woman said to have fought in the American Battle of Monmouth, who is generally believed to have been Mary Ludwig Hays McCauley. Since various Molly Pitcher tales...

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"Johnny Appleseed" Chapman MP (1774 - 1845)

Jonathan Chapman (September 26, 1774 – March 18, 1845), also known as Johnny Appleseed , was an American pioneer nurseryman who introduced apple trees to large parts of Pennsylvania, Ohio, India...

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"Casey" Jones, Cannonball Express (1863 - 1900)

In an era when spectacular train wrecks were common, the fate of Illinois Central engineer Jonathan Luther Jones should not have aroused popular interest. Yet "Casey Jones, the Brave Engineer" has be...

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Christopher Houston "Kit" Carson MP (1809 - 1868)

Kit Carson was an American frontiersman. He was eight years old when his father was killed by a falling tree while clearing land. Lindsey Carson's death reduced the Carson family to a desperate poverty...

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李小龍 Bruce LEE MP (1940 - 1973)

At the time of his sudden and mysterious death in 1973, actor and martial arts expert Bruce Lee was on the verge of international super-stardom. Rooted strongly in both Oriental and Western cultures, L...

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Louis David Riel (1844 - 1885)

[ ] [ ] [ ] Louis, the first child of Louis Riel and Julie Lagimodière, was born on October 22, 1844 in St. Boniface, Manitoba. Louis spent his childhood on the east bank of the Red Rive...

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Sacajawea "Bird Woman" Sauvagesse MP (1787 - 1884)

" The wife of [Charbonneau] our interpreter we find reconciles all the Indians, as to our friendly intentions--a woman with a party of men is a token of peace. " ---William Clark Find A Grave Memoria...

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Jesse James, American outlaw MP (1847 - 1882)

Jesse James (Wikipedia) Jesse James (September 5, 1847 — April 3, 1882) was an American outlaw, gang leader, bank robber, train robber, and murderer from the state of Missouri and the most fam...

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Daniel Morgan Boone, Sr. MP (1734 - 1820)

Wikipedia: Daniel Boone (October 22 [November 2 new style], 1734 – September 26, 1820) was an American pioneer, explorer, and frontiersman whose frontier exploits made him one of the first fol...

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Chief Black Hawk // Makataimeshekiakiak (1767 - 1838)

Black Hawk (1767 – October 3, 1838) was a leader and warrior of the Sauk American Indian tribe in what is now the United States. Although he had inherited an important historic medicine bundle, ...

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Boudicca, Queen of the Iceni MP (c.30 - c.62)

Boudica or Boudicca, also known as Boadicea and known in Welsh as Buddug (d. AD 60 or 61) was queen of the British Iceni tribe who led an uprising against the occupying forces of the Roman Empire.

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Lady Godiva MP (c.980 - 1067)

Godiva (or Godgifu) (fl. 1040-1080) was an Anglo-Saxon noblewoman who, according to legend, rode naked through the streets of Coventry in England in order to gain a remission of the oppressive toll imp...

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Arminius MP (c.-18 - c.21)

Ref: Arminius (18/17 BC – AD 21), also known as Armin or Hermann (Arminius being a Latinization, similar to Brennus), was a chieftain of the Germanic Cherusci who defeated a Roman army in the ...

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Brian Boru, High King of Ireland MP (c.941 - 1014)

Foundation for Medieval Genealogy: BRIAN Boroma, son of CEINNÉITIG & his wife --- ([941]-killed in battle Clontarf 23 Apr 1014). The Annals of Ulster record the birth in 941 of "Brian son of C...

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Col. Ethan Allen (Continental Army) MP (1738 - 1789)

Burial Find A Grave Memorial# 19 Daughters of American Revolution Ancestor #: A001535 Service: VERMONT Rank: COLONEL Birth: 1-10-1737 LITCHFIELD LITCHFIELD CO CONNECTICUT Death: 2-12-1789 B...

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Paul Revere MP (1734 - 1818)

He was an American silversmith and a patriot in the American Revolution ( DAR ancestor #A095546 ) He was celebrated after his death for his role as a messenger in the battles of Lexington and Concord...

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Babe Ruth MP (1895 - 1948)

Major League baseball player Babe Ruth is regarded as one of the greatest sports heroes in American culture. Ruth was the first player to hit 60 home runs in one season (1927), setting the season recor...

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Laura Secord, Canadian Heroine of the War of 1812 MP (1775 - 1868)

Laura Ingersoll Secord Born Laura Ingersoll 13 September 1775 Great Barrington, Province of Massachusetts Bay Died 17 October 1868(1868-10-17) (aged 93) Village of C...

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Harriet Tubman MP (c.1822 - 1913)

BIRTH DATE : c.1820. Because she was a slave, and owners did not record their slaves' birthdates, the exact date of Harriet's birth is unknown -- different accounts list 1820 or 1821. BIRTH PLACE : (...

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Amelia Earhart MP (1897 - d.)

Amelia Earhart was a noted aviation pioneer. Hilary Swank portrays her in the movie Amelia released October 23, 2009. Amelia Mary Earhart (pronounced /ˈɛərhɑrt/ AIR-hart...

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Guy Fawkes MP (1570 - 1606)

Guy Fawkes (13 April 1570 – 31 January 1606), also known as Guido Fawkes, the name he adopted while fighting for the Spanish in the Low Countries, belonged to a group of provincial English Catho...

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John Brown (Abolitionist) MP (1800 - 1859)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia John Brown, c.1856. Born May 9, 1800(1800-05-09) Torrington, Connecticut Died December 2, 1859 (aged 59) John Brown (May 9, 1800 – December 2, 1...

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Calamity Jane MP (1852 - 1903)

Martha Jane Cannary-Burke, better known as Calamity Jane (May 1, 1852 – August 1, 1903), was a frontierswoman and professional scout best known for her claim of being a close friend of Wild Bill...

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Che Guevara MP (1928 - 1967)

Familiarmente llamado "Ernestito", para sus amigos fue "Fuse". Desde los dos años y durante toda su vida, padeció asma. Como consecuencia, su familia se mudó a Alta Gracia, Provinc...

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Capt. Nathan Hale (Continental Army) MP (1755 - 1776)

Patriot of the Revolutionary War, Nathan was hung as a spy. Remembered for his oft quoted words, "I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country." In 1985 Captain Nathan Hale was desig...

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Goyathlay Geronimo . MP (1829 - 1909)

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Chief Sitting Bull MP (c.1831 - 1890)

Sitting Bull (Lakota: Tȟatȟáŋka Íyotake (in Standard Lakota Orthography),[2] also nicknamed Slon-he or "Slow"; (c. 1831 – December 15, 1890) was a Hunkpapa Lak...

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Saint Joan of Arc MP (1412 - 1431)

Jeanne d'Arc - Wikipedia - French Joan of Arc - Wikipedia - English Jeanne d'Arc - Wikipedia - German Saint Joan of Arc or The Maid of Orléans Saint Joan of Arc or The Maid of ...

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Marvin "Popcorn" Sutton MP (1946 - 2009)

Marvin "Popcorn" Sutton (October 5, 1946 – March 16, 2009) was an American Appalachian moonshiner originally from Maggie Valley, North Carolina. He wrote a self-published autobiographical guide ...

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Chuck Norris MP

Carlos Ray "Chuck" Norris (born March 10, 1940) is an American martial artist and actor. After serving in the United States Air Force, he began his rise to fame as a martial artist and has since founde...

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