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Theodore A. Morde MP (1911 - 1954)

Theodore A. "Ted" Morde (May 18, 1911 – June 26, 1954) was a fraud, an adventurer, explorer, diplomat, spy, journalist, and television news producer best known for his fabricated claim of discovering...

3/15/2017 3/15/2017

John Lloyd Stephens MP (1805 - 1852)

John Lloyd Stephens (November 28, 1805 – October 13, 1852) was an American explorer, writer, and diplomat. Stephens was a pivotal figure in the rediscovery of Maya civilization throughout Middle Amer...

3/15/2017 3/15/2017

William Jones, FRS MP (1675 - 1749)

""Longitude Jones""

William Jones , FRS (1675 – 3 July 1749) was a Welsh mathematician, most noted for his proposal for the use of the symbol π (the Greek letter pi) to represent the ratio of the circumference of a circle...

3/14/2017 3/14/2017

Jean Godeffroy MP (1525 - 1592)


HIERNARD, Jean. Les voyages de Jean Godeffroy, Orléanais (1568-1571) In : Terres marines [en ligne]. Rennes : Presses universitaires de Rennes, 2006 (généré le 26 février 2017). Disponible sur Internet...

5/27/2015 2/25/2017

Captain John Hanning Speke MP (1827 - 1864)

SPEKE, JOHN HANNING (1827–1864), African explorer and discoverer of the source of the Nile, second son of William Speke (1798–1887) of Jordans, near Ilminster, Somerset, by Georgina Elizabeth, daughter...

2/10/2017 2/10/2017

David Edward Jackson MP (1788 - 1838)

David served in the war of 1812 and soon after, he left home and never returned. He was a mountain man and a trapper at Jackson Hole, Wyoming which is named for him.-------------------- David Edward ...

10/16/2007 12/31/2016

John Russell Bartlett (1843–1904) was an American naval officer and oceanographer. Commander John Russell Bartlett, Jr., United States Navy, (son of John Russell Bartlett Sr., and great grandson of J...

11/15/2013 12/20/2016

Giovanni da Verrazzano MP (1485 - 1528)

Giovanni da Verrazzano (Italian pronunciation: [dʒoˈvanni da verratˈtsaːno], sometimes also wrongly spelled Verrazano) (1485–1528) was an Italian explorer of North America, in the service of King Fra...

11/28/2016 11/28/2016

Amerigo Vespucci MP (1454 - 1512)

Amerigo Vespucci (Italian pronunciation: [ameˈriːɡo vesˈputtʃi]; March 9, 1454 – February 22, 1512) was an Italian explorer, financier, navigator and cartographer who first demonstrated that Brazil a...

11/28/2016 11/28/2016

Jessé de Forest MP (1576 - 1624)

******************* [The following was downloaded from Wikipedia in 2010] Jessé de Forest (1576 – October 22, 1624) was the leader of a group of Walloon Huguenots who fled Europe due to religious...

5/25/2007 11/18/2016

Joseph Morel MP (1802 - 1849)

"Morel", "Morelle", "Maurel"

(See French) Sources ID No: 1109734

8/23/2010 11/13/2016

Joshua Slocum MP (1844 - c.1908)

Joshua Slocum was the first man to sail single-handedly around the world. He was a Nova Scotian born, naturalised American seaman and adventurer, and a noted writer. In 1900 he wrote a book about his j...

6/11/2008 10/27/2016

François-René Therrien MP (1757 - 1837)

Notes Lieux info: L'Isle-aux-Coudres (naissance), Baie-Saint-Paul (mariage,décès) Il était navigateur de métier.

10/28/2008 9/29/2016

James Meehan MP (1774 - 1826)

MEEHAN James ( Friendship ) Born in 1774 in Shinrone, County Offaly, he was a surveyor and schoolmaster as well as a sergeant in the United Irishmen by 1798. His surveying skills were in immediat...

1/28/2013 9/11/2016

James Bruce MP (1730 - 1794)

James Bruce was born at the family seat of Kinnaird, Stirlingshire, and educated at Harrow School and Edinburgh University, and began to study for the bar, but his marriage to the daughter of a wine im...

9/7/2016 9/7/2016

Henry Honychurch Gorringe MP (1841 - 1885)

"Honeychurch Gorringe"

Henry Honychurch Gorringe (August 11, 1841 – July 7, 1885) was a United States naval officer who attained national acclaim for successfully completing the removal of Cleopatra's Needle from Alexandri...

1/25/2008 9/5/2016

DOCTOR WILLIAM BALFOUR BAIKIE, MD, RN, FRGS, FBS, FSA (Scot). Scottish explorer, naturalist and philologist Wikipedia: William Balfour Baikie Wikiwand: William Balfour Baikie

8/26/2016 8/26/2016

Henry William St Pierre Bunbury (1812-1875) was a British soldier who served for three years in the Australian colonies: New South Wales 1834-35, Tasmania 1835-36, and Western Australia 1836-37. He...

4/17/2008 6/25/2016

Jacques Étienne Victor Arago (6 March 1790 – 27 November 1855) was a French writer, artist and explorer, author of a Voyage Round the World. Biography Jacques was born in Estagel, Pyrénées-Orient...

6/20/2016 6/20/2016

Links: The Peerage Geneall Johann the Younger #2006 Wikipedia: English Deutsch Estonian

10/26/2008 6/2/2016

William Dunbar MP (1749 - 1810)

""Sir William""

William Dunbar served as Spain's representative in the 1798 survey of the border between the United States and Spanish Florida. Born in Scotland, Dunbar moved to Natchez in the 1780s and was among th...

7/23/2011 5/25/2016

Samuel Phillips Verner MP (1873 - 1943)

Samuel Phillips Verner, an Africa-obsessed explorer, anthropologist and missionary from South Carolina, was responsible for bringing Congolese man, Ota Benga (Find A Grave Memorial# 20167712) to the ...

5/15/2016 5/15/2016

Flóki of the Ravens MP (c.830 - d.)

"Hrafna-Flóki", "Flóki Vilgerðarson", "Floki", "Floki Vilgerdsson", "Ravna-Floke"

Flóki Vilgerðarson (b. 9th century) was the first Norseman to deliberately sail to Iceland. His story is documented in the Landnámabók manuscript; however, the precise year of his arrival is not clear....

9/24/2008 5/1/2016

Capt. William H Murdaugh MP (1827 - 1901)

He was appointed Midshipman by President Tyler in 18431 and served in the Mexican War on the USS Potomac. In 1840 he served as passed Midshipman and master in the famous Grinnell Arctic expedition in...

4/14/2016 4/14/2016

Albert P. Crary MP (1911 - 1987)

Albert Paddock Crary (1911–1987), was a pioneer polar geophysicist and glaciologist. He was the first person to have stepped foot on both the North and South Poles, having made it to the North Pole o...

4/14/2016 4/14/2016

Harry de Windt MP (1856 - 1933)

See Wikipedia... Captain Harry Willes Darell de Windt (9 April 1856, Paris - 30 November 1933, Bournemouth) was the aide-de-camp to his brother-in-law Charles Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak (Harry's sist...

3/12/2012 4/8/2016

Admiral Sir Thomas Button MP (c.1565 - 1634)

Sir Thomas Button, admiral and artic navigator was fourth son of Miles Button of Worlton by Margaret Lewis of Van. He married Mary daughter of Sir Walter Rice of Newton or Dynevor. ELIZABETH and ADMI...

9/1/2012 3/27/2016

William Charles Wentworth, I MP (c.1790 - 1872)

Veteran who served in the Napoleonic Wars, Statesman, poet, explorer, educational reformer, grazier (sheep), grazing industry leader, landowner, Member of Upper House of Australia, newspaper owner, pol...

8/21/2009 3/2/2016

Pierre Augustin Laclède MP (1729 - 1778)


Madame Marie Therese Bourgeois Choteau and Pierre de Laclede were founders of St. Louis. They were not married, and hence, her children bore the name of her legal husband, Chouteau. Reference: MyHe...

11/12/2010 2/24/2016

Robert Gray MP (1755 - 1806)

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Robert Gray (May 10, 1755 – circa July, 1806) was an American merchant sea captain who is known for his achievements in connection with two trading voyages to the nor...

10/27/2014 2/23/2016

Pierre-Charles le Sueur MP (1657 - 1704)

In 1600-1700 Le Sieur along with St. Denis, Father Pinet and other daring explorers explored the unknown country of the Illinios, the Arkansas, the Minnesota. Le Sieur furnished information to the cele...

10/10/2007 2/22/2016

Douglas Genever MP (1922 - 1942)

GENEVER, DOUGLAS ALAN Rank: Sergeant Trade: Nav. Service No: 1320927 Date of Death: 26/05/1943 Age: 20 Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 207 Sqdn. Grave Reference: Plo...

2/16/2011 2/13/2016

Henry R. Schoolcraft, LLD MP (1793 - 1864)

Indian Agent. Explorer. Author. He was involved with the Native Americans of the Midwest for over thirty years. While working with the Chippewa, he was the first to discover and report the true sourc...

9/18/2007 2/9/2016

Samuel Gurney Cresswell MP (1827 - 1867)

Captain Samuel Gurney Cresswell From Wikipedia Captain Samuel Gurney Cresswell (25 September 1827 – 14 August 1867), was a Royal Navy officer. He was technically the first naval officer to cross th...

2/1/2016 2/1/2016

George Vancouver MP (1757 - 1798) Captain George Vancouver (22 June 1757 – 10 May 1798) was an English officer of the Royal Navy, best known for his 1791–95 expedition, which explored and char...

9/2/2015 2/1/2016

John Hourie, elder MP (1779 - 1857)

JOHN HOURIE elder Red River Ancestry He was listed in the Hudson's Bay Company archives as coming from either Saint Ola or Scapa. He joined the Hudson's Bay Company in 1800 when he was 23. He board...

2/8/2014 1/19/2016

Henri Mouhot MP (1826 - 1861)

Henri Mouhot (May 15, 1826 — November 10, 1861) French naturalist and explorer of the mid-19th century. He was born in Montbéliard, Doubs, France - near the Swiss border, but spent his childhood in Rus...

1/7/2016 1/8/2016

Frederick Courteney Selous MP (1851 - 1917)

Frederick Courteney Selous DSO (/səˈluː/; 31 December 1851 – 4 January 1917) was a British explorer, officer, hunter, and conservationist, famous for his exploits in Southeast Africa. His real-life adv...

7/13/2011 1/1/2016

Frederick Catherwood MP (1799 - 1854)

Frederick Catherwood (27 February 1799 – 27 September 1854) was an English artist and architect, best remembered for his meticulously detailed drawings of the ruins of the Maya civilization. He explo...

12/27/2015 12/27/2015

George William Featherstonhaugh FRS /ˈfænˌʃɔː/ (London, 9 April 1780 – Le Havre, 28 September 1866) was a British-American geologist and geographer. He was one of the proposers of the Albany and Sche...

10/29/2009 12/15/2015

George Wheeler MP (1842 - 1905)

) George Montague Wheeler (October 9, 1842 – May 3, 1905) was an American pioneering explorer and cartographer, leader of the Wheeler Survey, one of the major surveys of the western United States in ...

12/13/2015 12/13/2015

William Louis Abbott MP (1860 - 1936)

William Louis Abbott (23 February 1860 – 2 April 1936) was an American medical doctor, explorer, ornithologist and field naturalist. He complied prodigious collections of biological specimens and eth...

10/16/2015 10/16/2015

Peter Egerton-Warburton MP (1813 - 1889)

Peter Egerton-Warburton " In 1872 Warburton left South Australia as leader of an expedition that included his son Richard and J. Lewis. It was financed and provided with seventeen camels and six mont...

12/21/2014 9/29/2015

Jonathan Grant MP (1754 - 1833)

Biography: Jonathan Grant was born July 16, 1755, in Connecticut [SIC: Aug 1754 in Pennsylvania]. He died He died July 17,1833; his tombstone reads "at 78 years 11 months." From assorted literature...

6/20/2008 9/24/2015

Prince Madoc "mythical Welsh discoverer of America" MP (1100 - 1200)

"Madoc", "Madog", "Prince Madoc", "Madog ab Owain Gwynedd", "Madog ab Owain"

For the best current source of information on Madoc: (Excerpt from Wiki): "Madoc or Madog ab Owain Gwynedd was, according to folklore, a Welsh prince who sailed to America in 1170, over three hundr...

7/4/2008 9/16/2015

Raymond Edward Priestley MP (1886 - 1974)

PRIESTLEY, Sir RAYMOND EDWARD (1886-1974), scientist and vice-chancellor, was born on 20 July 1886 at Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England, second son of Joseph Edward Priestley, headmaster of Tewk...

9/8/2007 9/3/2015

Clements Robert Markham MP (1830 - d.)

Sir Clements Robert Markham KCB FRS (20 July 1830 – 30 January 1916) was an English geographer, explorer, and writer. He was secretary of the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) between 1863 and 1888, a...

7/27/2012 9/3/2015

Capt. Christopher Newport, Admiral of Virginia MP (1561 - 1617)

"Captain Christopher Newport"

Curator Note: Capt. Christopher Newport was married three times, to Katherine Proctor, Ellen Ade and Elizabeth Glanfield. He had four children -- Christopher, Jane, John and Elizabeth. Two additional...

1/30/2007 8/30/2015

John Haws MP (c.1690 - d.)


Recorded as written: A number of other clans/families are septs (sub branches) of the Campbells including Burns/Burnes, Caddell, Hastings, Hawes/Haws/Hawson,Lorne, Loudon, Mac Connechey, MacDermid/Ma...

10/27/2008 8/15/2015

Colonel Francis Yeardley MP (1623 - 1657)

Published on NCpedia ( ) Yeardley, Francis (1624-55) by William S. Powell, 1996 Francis Yeardley, explorer and Virginia official, was born in Virginia, the son of Governor Sir George and Temperance...

9/25/2008 8/5/2015

Col. James "Jim" Bowie (commander Alamo volunteers) MP (1796 - 1836)

"Alamo Jim Bowie"

James "Jim" Bowie (April 10, 1796 – March 6, 1836), a 19th-century American pioneer and soldier, played a prominent role in the Texas Revolution, culminating in his death at the Battle of the Alamo. ...

7/8/2008 7/30/2015

William Greeneberry "Green" Russell (1818–1877) was an American prospector and miner. Early life Green Russell was born in South Carolina but moved with his family to Georgia as a small child. His ...

7/30/2015 7/30/2015

Manuel Alvarez MP (1794 - 1856)

Manuel Alvarez (1794-1856) - A mountain man, trapper and trader who turned politician. Alvarez was born in Albegas, Spain, but by 1818, had crossed the ocean and was in Mexico. He then made his way to ...

7/29/2015 7/30/2015

Vasco Nunez de Balboa MP (c.1475 - 1519)

Vasco Nunez de Balboa (1475?-1519) - Spanish conquistador and explorer, Balboa who was the first European to see the eastern part of the Pacific Ocean in 1513 after crossing the Isthmus of Panama. Balb...

7/29/2015 7/29/2015

Lucas Vazquez de Ayllon MP (c.1475 - 1526)

Lucas Vazquez de Ayllon (1475-1526) - A Spanish conquistador and explorer who tried to start a colony in North America in 1526. He was the first European colonizer of what is now South Carolina. His at...

7/29/2015 7/29/2015

John Davis Albert MP (1806 - 1899)

John Davis Albert (1806-1899) - Born at Hagerstown, Maryland and raised in Pennsylvania, Albert made his way west when he grew up. In 1833, he traveled by keelboat from New Orleans to St. Louis, Missou...

7/29/2015 7/29/2015

Capt. Juan Bautista de Anza MP (1736 - 1788)

Captain Juan Bautista de Anza II (1736-1788) - A Mexican-born trailblazer and explorer, de Anza was the first person of European descent to establish an overland trail from Mexico to the northern Pacif...

7/29/2015 7/29/2015

John John Davis MP (c.1550 - 1605)

John Davis or Davys (c. 1550 – 29 December 1605) was one of the chief English navigators and explorers under Elizabeth I. He led several voyages to discover the Northwest Passage, served as pilot and c...

6/25/2007 7/15/2015

Rear Admiral Joseph Salathiel Skerrett (18 January 1833 - 1 January 1897) was an officer in the United States Navy. He participated in one of the most successful actions of the African Slave Trade Patr...

7/14/2015 7/14/2015

Ella Maillart MP (1903 - 1997)


"I am glad that I left home when I was young and followed the wake of the subtle Ulysses, glad to have lived the sea and the desert instead of helping father to air the silky softness of the deep seals...

7/8/2015 7/8/2015

Adm. Sir John Hawkins MP (c.1532 - 1595)


Francis Drake, son of Edmund Drake and one of twelve brothers, was brought up at the expense of and support of his relative, Sir Admiral John Hawkins. Francis Drake made his early voyages with Sir John...

6/28/2007 6/13/2015

Frederick W. Lander (December 17, 1821 – March 2, 1862) was a transcontinental United States explorer, general in the Union Army during the American Civil War, and a prolific poet. Birth and early ...

6/8/2015 6/8/2015

John Starbuck (U.S.A) MP (1840 - 1927)

Civil War Veteran Affiliation: Union Rank: Pvt. State: Iowa Co.: A Regiment: 20th Iowa Branch: Infantry Link : _______________________________________________ Biography: John M., th...

3/16/2014 6/7/2015

Louis Hébert MP (1575 - 1627)

Notes Location info: Paris , Isle de France, France (birth,marriage), Québec (death) Pionnier de la Nouvelle-France en Acadie 1606-07 et 1610-13. À Québec en 1617.

6/25/2007 5/28/2015

Pierre Boucher, sieur de Boucherville MP (1622 - 1717)

"Sieur de Gros Bois", "Seigneur de Boucherville"

Notes Location info: Perche, France (birth), Trois-Rivières (marriage), Québec (marriage), Sainte-Famille-de-Boucherville (death); habitait Beauport (1641)

6/6/2007 5/21/2015

Notes Location info: Beauport (birth) Il était un explorateur et navitgateur , capitaine de navire. Biography of Captain Louis Juchereau de St. Denis (1674-1744) © By John D. Inclan Edi...

3/23/2009 5/21/2015

John Bidwell (August 5, 1819 – April 4, 1900) was known throughout California and across the nation as an important pioneer, farmer, soldier, statesman, politician, prohibitionist and philanthropist....

12/26/2011 5/10/2015

Henry A. Larsen MP (1899 - 1964)

Henry Asbjørn Larsen (født 30. september 1899 på Hvaler-øya Herføl, død 29. oktober 1964 i Vancouver, Canada) var en norsk-kanadisk oppdager, kaptein og politioffiser. Han vokste opp på Herføl, til h...

5/5/2013 5/9/2015

Jacob Wetzel MP (1765 - 1827)

Geographical note: Waverly is an unincorporated town in Harrison Township, Morgan County, Indiana. Jacob became the sheriff of Marshall County, West Virginia in 1803. In 1818, he moved his family to ...

7/31/2008 5/9/2015

US Army General. An 1877 West Point graduate, he served in the Indian Wars, and was Military Science Professor at the University of Minnesota. While there he earned a law degree, and later alternated...

4/30/2015 4/30/2015

Thomas Cavendish , Cavendish also spelled Candish   (baptized September 19, 1560, Trimley St. Martin, Suffolk, England—died c. May 1592, in the North Atlantic), English navigator and freebooter, leader...

12/8/2012 4/25/2015

Robert Dudley, styled Earl of Warwick MP (1574 - 1649)

"Sir Robert Dudley"

Sir Robert Dudley (7 August 1574 – 6 September 1649) was an English explorer and cartographer. The illegitimate son of Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester, he inherited the bulk of the Earl's estate i...

8/7/2007 4/24/2015

Augustine Heard MP (1785 - 1868)

Augustine Heard (March 30, 1785 - September 14, 1868) was an American entrepreneur, businessman and trader, and founder of the Augustine Heard & Co. firm in China. . Early career Augustine Hear...

4/23/2015 4/23/2015

Michael Rockefeller MP (1938 - 1961)

see Michael Clark Rockefeller (born May 18, 1938; presumed to have died November 19, 1961) was the fifth child of New York Governor (later Vice President) Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller, and a fourth-gen...

8/4/2008 4/22/2015

Sir Aurel Stein MP (1862 - 1943)

Sir Marc Aurel Stein, KCIE, FBA [1] (Hungarian: Stein Márk Aurél) (26 November 1862 – 26 October 1943) was a Hungarian-British archaeologist, primarily known for his explorations and archaeological d...

9/30/2010 4/11/2015

Alfred Lothar Wegener MP (1880 - 1930)

Alfred Lothar Wegener (* 1. November 1880 in Berlin; † November 1930 in Grönland) war ein deutscher Meteorologe, Polar- und Geowissenschaftler. Als sein wichtigster Beitrag zur Wissenschaft gilt seine ...

3/7/2015 4/1/2015

Médard Chouart des Groselliers, Knight of the Garter MP (c.1618 - c.1696)

"Des Groseilliers"

Notes Location info: Champagne (birth), Trois-Rivières (death) Coureur des bois, Médard est un pionnier de la Nouvelle-France au Québec et nord du Lac Supérieur . Explorateur de la Baie d'Hudson ...

9/10/2008 3/22/2015

Pierre-Esprit Radisson MP (c.1636 - 1710)

Plaque Text In 1659 the coureur de bois Pierre Radisson and his brother-in-law, Médard Chouart Des Groseilliers, left Montréal on an illicit voyage of trade and exploration north of Lake Superior. ...

8/28/2012 3/22/2015

The voyage of the James Caird was a small-boat journey from Elephant Island in the South Shetland Islands to South Georgia in the southern Atlantic/Antarctic Ocean, a distance of 800 nautical miles (...

1/9/2014 2/24/2015

Telegraph Obituary Commander Angus Erskine , who has died aged 77, was one of the few holders of the Polar Medal with both Arctic and Antarctic clasps. During his career in the Royal Navy, indulgen...

2/17/2015 2/24/2015

Wikipedia contributors. " George Mulock ." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Captain George F.A. Mulock , DSO, RN, FRGS (7 February 1882 – 26 December 1963) was an Anglo-Irish Royal Navy officer, c...

6/14/2014 2/24/2015

Rear Admiral Isaac Smith MP (1753 - 1831)

Isaac Smith (1752–1831) was a Rear Admiral in the Royal Navy and cousin of the wife of Captain James Cook, with whom he sailed on two voyages of exploration in the South Pacific. Smith was the first Eu...

9/8/2013 2/18/2015

Lansford Warren Hastings (1819–1870) is best remembered as the developer of Hastings Cutoff, a shortcut across what is now the state of Utah, a factor in the Donner Party disaster of 1846. Lansford...

8/4/2011 2/16/2015

Théodore André Monod MP (1902 - 2000)

Théodore André Monod , né le 9 avril 1902 à Rouen et mort le 22 novembre 2000 à Versailles, est un scientifique naturaliste, explorateur, érudit et humaniste français. Il est « le grand spécialiste fra...

2/8/2015 2/8/2015

Notes Location info: Normandie, France (birth,marriage) Pionnier de la Nouvelle-France . Arrive au Québec en 1667. Expédition aux Grands Lacs . Explorateur du Mississippi . Pris possession des va...

4/1/2013 1/15/2015

Jean-Baptiste Bénard de la Harpe MP (1683 - 1765)

"Jean", "Baptiste", "Bénard", "de", "La", "Harpe", "Bernard de la Harpe"

Jean-Baptiste Bénard de La Harpe was a French officer, trader, and explorer. He was the first European explorer to record the existence of a large rocky bluff on the north bank of the Arkansas River....

1/15/2015 1/15/2015

Jean Bernard Bossu MP (1720 - 1792)

Jean Bernard Bossu was a French captain and adventurer who explored the region of the Mississippi River while Louisiana was a French colony. During his voyages, Bossu wrote extensive letters about hi...

1/8/2015 1/8/2015

William Clopton, Jr. MP (1685 - c.1733)

7/27/2008 12/28/2014

Robert Beverley, Jr MP (1673 - 1722)

"Robert Beverley", "the Historian"

author of "The History of Virginia: In Four Parts" Birth: 1673 Death: 1722 LDs record Family links: Parents: Robert Beverely (1641 - 1687) Spouse: Ursula Byrd (1681 - 1698) Burial: Jam...

11/27/2008 12/26/2014

John Fontaine MP (1693 - 1767)

Fontaine periodically kept a journal. Upon his arrival in the Virginia colony, the reader follows John to Williamsburg and the reader meets a host of powerful and influential gentlemen farmers of the...

3/22/2009 12/26/2014

Lt. Col. George Mason MP (1690 - 1735)

George Mason Statesman See Wikipedia for many details and lists of descendents Origins MASON, George, colonist, born in England: died in Stratford county, Virginia. in 1686. He was the first ...

12/2/2007 12/26/2014

Lt Col William James Russell, Sr. MP (c.1678 - 1757)

"William "the Ranger" Russell"

Lt. Col. William Russell, Sr. married Mary Henley in 1727, they had 4 children; Jemima Russell, Henry Russell, Catherine Russell and Brig. Gen. William Russell, Jr.. Lt. Col. William Russell, Sr. was p...

8/7/2007 12/26/2014

Gov. Alexander Spotswood MP (1676 - 1740)

"Major General Alexander Spotswood"

Find A Grave Memorial# 17413275 Genealogy Alexander Spotswood was born in the Tangier Garrison, Morocco, Africa about 1676 to Catharine Maxwell (c. 1638 - December 1709) and her second husband, D...

8/18/2008 12/25/2014

William Beebe MP (1877 - 1962)

William Beebe /ˈbiːbi/, born Charles William Beebe (July 29, 1877 – June 4, 1962) was an American naturalist, ornithologist, marine biologist, entomologist, explorer, and author. He is remembered for...

12/1/2014 12/1/2014

Albert P. Crary MP (1911 - 1987)

Albert Paddock Crary (1911–1987), was a pioneer polar geophysicist and glaciologist. He made it to the North (on May 3, 1952, with Joseph O. Fletcher and William P. Benedict) and then to the South Po...

11/30/2014 11/30/2014

Louise Boyd MP (1887 - 1972)

Louise Arner Boyd (September 16, 1887 – September 14, 1972) was an American explorer of Greenland and the Arctic, who wrote extensively of her explorations, and in 1955 became the first woman to fly ...

11/29/2014 11/29/2014

Bertram Sidney Thomas MP (1892 - 1950)

"Uncle Tom"

Bertram Thomas, a famous Arabian explorer. Wrote a number of books. Lecture tour of Canada in 1933. Honourable degree from Acadia University, Nova Scotia, November 1933. Thomas, Bertram Sidney (189...

2/27/2007 11/29/2014

en.wikipedia Jean-Baptiste August Étienne Charcot (15 July 1867 – 16 September 1936), born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, was a French scientist, medical doctor and polar scientist. His father was the neurolo...

6/6/2012 11/29/2014

Sven Anders Hedin MP (1865 - 1952)

Sven Anders Hedin, KNO1kl RVO, (19 February 1865 – 26 November 1952) was a Swedish geographer, topographer, explorer, photographer, travel writer, and illustrator of his own works. During four ex...

10/11/2008 11/29/2014

Perito Moreno MP (1852 - 1919)

Francisco Pascasio Moreno (May 31, 1852–November 22, 1919) was a prominent explorer and academic in Argentina, where he is usually referred to as Perito Moreno (perito means "specialist, expert"). Pe...

12/10/2008 11/29/2014