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Edward Dwight Daniels (1828–1916) was a geologist, abolitionist, and Civil War soldier. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, he moved to Wisconsin at age 21 to pursue a career as a geologist and aca...

7/14/2016 7/14/2016

Joseph Eggleston Johnston (February 3, 1807 – March 21, 1891) was a career U.S. Army officer, serving with distinction in the Mexican-American War and Seminole Wars, and was also one of the mo...

10/1/2008 6/5/2016

Andrew Taylor Still, MD, DO (August 6, 1828 – December 12, 1917) was the founder of osteopathy and osteopathic medicine. He was also a physician and surgeon, author, inventor and Kansas territ...

5/23/2016 5/23/2016

Thomas Henry Tibbles (1840 - 1928)

Thomas Henry Tibbles (1840 – 1928) was a journalist and author from Omaha, Nebraska who became an activist for Native American rights in the United States during the late nineteenth century. ...

3/16/2009 5/22/2016

John Buford, Jr. (March 4, 1826 – December 16, 1863) was a Union cavalry officer during the American Civil War, with a prominent role at the start of the Battle of Gettysburg. Early years ...

4/27/2011 4/4/2016

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. Fought in the Civil War and the Indian Wars. On 1 July 1851, he entered the US Military Academy, where he graduated 20th of 34, in the Class of 1855. Appointed...

8/29/2011 12/31/2015

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... James William Denver (October 23, 1817 – August 9, 1892) was an American politician, soldier, lawyer, and esteemed actor. He served in the California state...

6/4/2009 10/27/2015

James Burnett Abbott (1818 - 1897)

James Burnett Abbott was born in Hampton, Windham County, Connecticut on December 3, 1818. He was a grandson of Asa and Sarah Bidlock Fuller Abbott and his parents were James and Asenath Burnett Abbott...

8/28/2015 8/28/2015

Burial: Greenwood Cemetery THE TWENTIETH CENTURY BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF NOTABLE AMERICANS: VOL. I, A, Beecher, James Chaplin, pg. 249250 BEECHER, Henry Ward, clergyman, was born at Litchfield...

7/12/2007 3/29/2015

James Morrison Hawes (January 7, 1824 – November 22, 1889) was a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. Early life James M. Hawes was born in Lexin...

5/7/2011 3/24/2015

Gen. Joseph O. Shelby MP (1830 - 1897)

"Fighting Jo Shelby", "JO", "or Joseph?"

as found on From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Joseph Orville Shelby (December 12, 1830 – February 13, 1897) was a noted Confederate cavalry general in the Trans-Mississippi Theater of the ...

12/2/2008 3/23/2015

William H.R. Lykins (1828 - 1893)

Son of Kansas City pioneer Johnston Lykins, M.D., was one of the earliest pioneers of Lawrence, Kansas as he built the second log cabin ever on the land that would become Lawrence. Later, he would op...

3/23/2015 3/23/2015

James Totten (September 11, 1818 – October 1, 1871) was a career American soldier who served in the United States Army and retired from active service in 1870 as the Assistant Inspector Genera...

6/2/2011 8/9/2014

Preston Bierce Plumb (October 12, 1837 – December 20, 1891) was a United States Senator from Kansas, as well as an officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War. Biography Born i...

5/17/2014 5/17/2014

John Murray Forbes, Sr. (1813 - 1898)

Links John Murray Forbes (February 23, 1813 – October 12, 1898) was an American railroad magnate, merchant, philanthropist and abolitionist. He was president of both the Michigan Centr...

3/19/2012 5/3/2014

Wilson Shannon (February 24, 1802 - August 30, 1877) was a Democratic politician from Ohio and Kansas. He served as the 14th and 16th Governor of Ohio, and was the first governor of Ohio born in the st...

11/18/2012 12/13/2013

William Rufus Terrill (April 21, 1834 – October 8, 1862) was a United States Army soldier and general who was killed in action at the Battle of Perryville during the American Civil War. His Co...

5/15/2011 10/17/2013

Allen Hazard Parmer (1848 - 1927)

PARMER, ALLEN (1848–1927). Allen Parmer, cattleman, farmer, and railroad builder, was born to Isaac and Barbara (Hazard) Parmer in Independence, Missouri, on May 6, 1848. After a common-school e...

6/11/2008 7/30/2013

William McWaters (1845 - 1875)

William McWaters (ca. 1844-1875) was an American gunfighter from Missouri who once rode with William Clarke Quantrill. Though not as well known today as the likes of the James-Younger Gang, McWaters ...

7/29/2013 7/29/2013

Daniel Read Anthony (1824 - 1904)

Daniel Read Anthony (August 22, 1824 – November 12, 1904) was an American publisher and abolitionist. Considered colorful and controversial, he published the Leavenworth Times in Leavenworth, ...

6/12/2010 5/26/2013

Eli Thayer was a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1857 to 1861. Prior to that, he was the founder of the New England Emigrant Aid Company that brought pro-free state settlers t...

4/21/2009 5/17/2013

Col. Samuel Newitt Wood MP (1825 - 1891)

"The Fighting Quaker"

Samuel Newitt Wood (December 30, 1825 – June 23, 1891) was an American attorney and politician. Wood represented Chase, Morris, and Madison counties in the Kansas Territorial Legislature i...

4/17/2013 4/17/2013

Seth Padelford, Governor (1807 - 1878)

Seth Padelford (October 3, 1807 – August 26, 1878) was the 31st Governor of Rhode Island from 1869 to 1873. Padelford was born in Taunton, Massachusetts. He worked as a grocer, as well as ...

4/13/2013 4/13/2013

Isaac Tichenor Goodnow (1814 - 1894)

Isaac T. Goodnow There are certain names that should be preserved in the annals of Kansas with testimonials of pride and admiration, and one of these is Isaac T. Goodnow, who was a member of a nota...

10/19/2012 1/4/2013

Joseph Denison, Rev. (1815 - 1900)

Joseph J. Denison (October 1, 1815 – February 19, 1900) was a Methodist pastor; the first President of Kansas State University; and a founder of Manhattan, Kansas, having volunteered to go to ...

5/2/2012 1/4/2013

Silas Stillman Soule (July 26, 1838 – April 23, 1865) was a Massachusetts abolitionist, Kansas Territory Jayhawker, and a soldier in the Colorado infantry and cavalry during the American Civil W...

8/16/2012 11/7/2012

Henry Thompson (1822 - 1911)

Henry Thompson, the son-in-law of John Brown, was an abolitionist who participated in the Pottawatomie Massacre in which five pro-slavery settlers were hacked to death in Kansas in 1856. His brothers...

8/2/2008 10/28/2012

Oliver Brown MP (1839 - 1859)

Oliver Brown was the youngest son of John Brown to reach adulthood. He was born in Franklin, Ohio on March 9, 1839, and married Martha E. Brewster in 1858. Oliver went to Kansas in 1855 with his father...

8/2/2008 10/28/2012

Owen Brown MP (1824 - 1889)

) Owen Brown (November 4, 1824, Hudson, Ohio – January 8, 1889, Pasadena, California) was the third son of abolitionist John Brown. Owen fought with his father in Kansas and took an active par...

8/2/2008 10/28/2012

Salmon Brown (1836 - 1919)

The son of abolitionist John Brown, Salmon took an active part in the Pottawatomie Massacre in which five pro-slavery settlers were hacked to death in Kansas in 1856. Salmon was not present at th...

8/2/2008 10/28/2012

Frederick Brown (1830 - 1856)

The son of abolitionist John Brown, Frederick took an active part in the Pottawatomie Massacre in which five pro-slavery settlers were hacked to death in Kansas in 1856. Frederick was one of five...

8/2/2008 10/28/2012

John Henry Kagi MP (1835 - 1859)

John Henry Kagi, also spelled John Henrie Kagi (March 15, 1835 – October 17, 1859), was an American attorney, abolitionist and second in command to John Brown in Brown's failed raid on Harper'...

10/27/2012 10/27/2012

John E. Cook MP (c.1830 - 1859)

John E. Cook came to Harpers Ferry in 1858 to scout the area for John Brown, and spent the next year working as a schoolteacher, book agent, and a lock tender on the C&O Canal. While in the area, he ...

10/26/2012 10/27/2012

Alden Buttrick was born Dec 25, 1831, died June 3, 1863, and buried [reinterred in] Arlington National Cemetery. He fought with John Brown in Kansas and in the Civil War was a private, Co. H, 1st Michi...

1/8/2011 9/27/2012

Philip St. George Cooke (June 13, 1809 – March 20, 1895) was a career United States Army cavalry officer who served as a Union General in the American Civil War. He is noted for his author...

4/29/2011 9/27/2012

Darius Wilson Harrold (1812 - 1898)

Darius Wilson Harrold came from a family of Quakers from the Carolinas but he was not Quaker by the time he married Margaret Elizabeth Cannon in 1835. The Harrolds spent the early years of their marr...

12/9/2008 9/25/2012

Thomas Moonlight (September 30, 1833 – February 7, 1899) was a United States politician and general. Moonlight served as Governor of Wyoming Territory from 1887 to 1889. Birth Moonli...

8/20/2012 8/20/2012

Frank James MP (1843 - 1915)

"Frank"

Franklin "Frank" James (January 10, 1843 – February 18, 1915) was a famous American outlaw. He was the older brother of outlaw Jesse James. He was born Alexander Franklin James in Kearney, M...

10/1/2007 8/17/2012

Jesse James, American outlaw MP (1847 - 1882)

"American Outlaw"

Jesse James (Wikipedia) Jesse Woodson 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 ...

12/22/2007 8/17/2012

) James Montgomery (December 22, 1814 – December 6, 1871) was a Jayhawker during the Bleeding Kansas Affair and a controversial Union colonel during the American Civil War. Montgomery was a st...

8/14/2011 8/17/2012

John Brown, Jr. (1821 - 1895)

John Brown Jr., the eldest son of the abolitionist John Brown, was born in Ohio in July 1821. Along with four brothers, John Jr. moved out west to Kansas in 1854. After his father’s actions in...

8/2/2008 8/17/2012

George Henry Hoyt (November 25, 1837 - February 2, 1877) was an abolitionist and attorney for John Brown. During the Civil War, he served as a Union cavalry officer and captain of the Kansas Red Leg ...

8/17/2012 8/17/2012

George M. Todd (unknown – October 21, 1864) was a Confederate guerrilla leader during the American Civil War who served under the infamous William C. Quantrill. A participant in numerous raids...

2/2/2012 8/17/2012

William T. "Bloody Bill" Anderson (circa 1838 – October 26, 1864) was a pro-Confederate guerrilla leader in the American Civil War. Anderson was known for his brutality towards Union soldier...

8/14/2011 8/17/2012

. Thomas Ewing, Jr. (August 7, 1829 – January 21, 1896) was an attorney, the first chief justice of Kansas and leading free state advocate, Union Army general during the American Civil War, an...

5/22/2009 8/17/2012

Andrew Pickens Butler (November 18, 1796 – May 25, 1857) was a United States Senator and one of the authors of the Kansas-Nebraska Act. Biography Butler was a son of William Butler (17...

2/17/2010 8/17/2012

Preston Smith Brooks (August 5, 1819 – January 27, 1857) was a Democratic Congressman from South Carolina during the period just prior to the US Civil War. Brooks is primarily remembered f...

8/13/2009 8/17/2012

) James Henry Lane also known as Jim Lane (June 22, 1814 – July 11, 1866) was a partisan during the Bleeding Kansas period that immediately preceded the American Civil War. During the war, Lan...

5/20/2011 8/17/2012

Andrew Horatio Reeder (July 12, 1807 - July 5, 1864) was the first governor of the Territory of Kansas. Reeder was born in Easton, Pennsylvania, to Absolom Reeder and Christina (Smith) Reeder. He...

8/17/2012 8/17/2012

Another man of the same name (a nephew) but born June 18, 1840 on the same plantation in Culpeper County, Virginia, and who died on June 8, 1913, was a noted Confederate spy who became an Episcopal pri...

8/17/2012 8/17/2012

Henry Clay Pate led the Pro-slavery men at Black Jack. The son of a slaveholding family in Bedford County, Virginia, Pate had come west to promote the Pro-Slavery cause in Kansas Territory. He was ...

8/17/2012 8/17/2012

Charles Sumner (January 6, 1811 – March 11, 1874) was an American politician and statesman from Massachusetts. An academic lawyer and a powerful orator, Sumner was the leader of the antislaver...

1/21/2010 8/17/2012

Robert Marcellus Stewart (March 12, 1815 - September 21, 1871) was the 14th Governor of Missouri from 1857 to 1861, during the critical years just prior to the American Civil War. Early years ...

8/17/2012 8/17/2012

Austin Augustus King (September 21, 1802 – April 22, 1870), also known as Austin A. King and Austin King, was the tenth Governor of Missouri and United States Congressman. King was born in...

8/3/2010 8/17/2012

Charles Lawrence Robinson (July 21, 1818 – August 17, 1894) was the first Governor of Kansas. He was also the first governor of a US state to be impeached, although he was not convicted or rem...

8/17/2012 8/17/2012

David Rice Atchison (August 11, 1807 – January 26, 1886) was a mid-19th century Democratic United States Senator from Missouri. He served as President pro tempore of the United States Senate...

1/24/2012 8/17/2012

William Quantrill MP (1837 - 1865)

William Clarke Quantrill (July 31, 1837 – June 6, 1865), was a Confederate guerrilla leader during the American Civil War. After leading a Confederate bushwhacker unit along the Missouri-Kansa...

5/19/2011 8/17/2012

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...

7/23/2008 8/17/2012

Amasa Soule (1804 - 1860)

Abolitionist from Bath, Maine. In 1854, his family became part of the newly formed New England Emigrant Aid Company, an organization whose goal was to help settle the Kansas Territory and bring it into...

8/16/2012 8/16/2012

Stephen A. Douglas, U.S. Senator MP (1813 - 1861)

"Little Giant"

Stephen Arnold Douglas was a distinguished lawyer, orator and political leader who represented the people of Illinois from 1836 to about 1861, after having been nominated for the Presidency of the Unit...

1/5/2008 11/19/2011

August Bondy (1832 - 1907)

August Bondi Excerpts from the Autobiography of August Bondi (1833–1907)* CHAPTER I FAMILY HISTORY ORIGIN OF THE NAME There is a family tradition that sometime toward the close of the seventeent...

5/18/2008 11/18/2011

Information about John W. Geary from Wikipedia John White Geary (December 30, 1819 – February 8, 1873) was an American lawyer, a Colonel in the Mexican War, politician, and a Union General in ...

2/4/2010 11/18/2011

James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok MP (1837 - 1876)

"Wild Bill", "Wild Bill Hickok", "Wild Bill Hickock"

Outlaw James Butler 'Wild Bill' Hickok was a legendary gunfighter and law man in the American Wild West. Many characters in Western novels are fashioned after Hickok. ======= James Butler Hickbet...

2/15/2007 11/18/2011

Charles R. Jennison also known as "Doc" Jennison (June 6, 1834 – June 21, 1884) was a hero of the anti-slavery faction during the Bleeding Kansas Affair and became even more famous as a Union ...

8/14/2011 11/18/2011