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 abilities and skills included Hunting, Medical Aid.
see also: William Clark [Capt. William Clark]
Meriwether Lewis [Meriwether Lewis (Corps of Discovery co-leader)]
Sacajawea [Sacajawea "Bird Woman"]
This profile on Geni, intended to Honor his contributions to History.
'''Parents''': ''Old York'' and'' Rose''
'''Siblings:''' ''Nancy'' and ''Juba (Jube)''
s 1st wife
Nothing is known about her at this point. She was said to have been sold to a Slave owner in Mississippi.
s multiple marriages to Crow Indian Wives
Almost nothing is known about York`s multiple marriages to four Crow Wives. This excerpt explains what knowledge we have of them [http://franceshunter.wordpress.com/2010/02/16/the-fate-of-york/]
In the year 1832, Fur Trapper Zenas Leonard encountered a "negro man" living amoung the Crow Indians (present day Wyoming) Zena`s described this man as having the ''"status of Chief, for he had four Crow wives with whom he lives alternately"''
After the Western Expedition, York drove a wagon for a Dreyege Business (Shipping of freight)
'''11/23/1805''' York became the ''1st African-American to vote''. This event occured near present day Fort Columbia State Park, Washington. The Corps voted as a whole, to cross to the Oregon side of the river.