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The Original "Rosie the Riveter" MP (1920 - 1997)


American Folk Figure. She was the original "Rosie the Riveter" -a Kentucky native who as a young widow, rearing two daughters, went to work building B-29 bombers at Ford's Willow Run Aircraft Facto...

3/18/2017 3/18/2017

Elizabeth Clark McLaughlin MP (1759 - 1823)

"Betty Zane", "Betty Clark", "Betty McLaughlin", "Betty"

A Patriot of the American Revolution for VIRGINIA. DAR Ancestor #: A130537 16. ELIZABETH "BETTY"6 ZANE (WILLIAM ANDREW5, NATHANIEL4, ROBERT3, ROBERT SR.2, SIMON1) was born 19 July 1759 in Moorefiel...

3/6/2008 3/11/2017

Martha Bratton MP (1749 - 1816)

DAR# A013870 Poisened 16 men at the "Battle of Huck's Defeat" Martha and her husband were entrusted with a precious commodity back then - gun powder. With her husband away, Martha was left in charg...

3/23/2010 2/10/2017

Elizabeth Van Lew (Union spy) MP (1818 - 1900)

""Crazy Bet""

Elizabeth Van Lew (October 25, 1818 – September 25, 1900) was a well-born Richmond, Virginia resident who built and operated an extensive spy ring for the United States during the American Civil War....

6/24/2012 9/5/2016

Maj. Samuel McCulloch MP (1750 - 1772)

McColloch's Leap was a feat performed during a September 1777 attack by Native Americans on Fort Henry, site of present-day Wheeling, West Virginia, during the American Revolutionary War. In Septembe...

5/25/2016 9/4/2016

John Gess MP (1754 - c.1799)

There are several interesting stories concerning John Gess. It is said he participated in the hunt for Daniel Boone's daughter, Jemima, and her friends Elizabeth and Frances Callaway were captured by...

9/14/2008 9/1/2016


12/2/2008 7/31/2016

Capt. Joseph Wadsworth, Sr. MP (1650 - 1739)

Joseph Wadsworth Sex: M Birth: 1647/1650 in Hartford, Connecticut Death: 1729 in Hartford, Connecticut Father: William Wadsworth b: 1600 in Long Beckley, Norfolk, England Mother: Elizabeth ...

4/27/2008 5/16/2016

Rev. Daniel Tucker MP (1740 - 1818)


A Patriot of the American Revolution for VIRGINIA with the rank of ENSIGN. DAR Ancestor #: A116608 Daniel appeared on the Virginia Regiments company pay and muster rolls from August 1777 through Dece...

7/25/2008 5/11/2016

Virginia Dare MP (1587 - d.)

Virginia Dare (born August 18, 1587, date of death unknown) was the first child born in the Americas to English parents, Eleanor (or Ellinor/Elyonor) and Ananias Dare.[1] She was born into the short-li...

10/6/2010 11/13/2015

Frank Lee Morris MP (1926 - d.)

""Frank"", ""Frankie"", "note: living status unknown"

Franklin "Frank" Lee Morris quick facts- Born 9/1/1926 Gallinger Hospital Washington D.C. Orphaned at or about age 11 His vocation was a laborer in shoe repair. Frank was also trained in Mechanical D...

10/14/2015 10/14/2015

Clarence Anglin MP (1931 - d.)

"note: living status unknown"

Clarence Anglin From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia It has been suggested that this article be merged with John Anglin. (Discuss) Proposed since October 2015. This article needs additional citati...

10/13/2015 10/13/2015

John William Anglin MP (1930 - d.)

"J W", "note: living status unknown"

John William Anglin From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia For the American Civil War sailor, see John Anglin (Medal of Honor). It has been suggested that this article be merged with Clarence Anglin. ...

10/13/2015 10/13/2015

Frankie Silver (Stewart) MP (1815 - 1833)

"Frankie Silver"

Folk figure. An Appalachian Mountain girl, Frankie died on the gallows for the grisly murder of her young husband, Charlie Silver, in what may have been a miscarriage of justice. Although neither the f...

7/24/2007 9/22/2015

Clara McBride "Mother" Hale MP (1905 - 1992)

""Mother Hale"", "Mother Clara Hale", "Clara "Mother" Hale"

Clara McBride Hale (April 1, 1905 – December 18, 1992), also known as Mother Hale , was a prominent African-American social activist and child care worker who created a sanctuary for drug-addicted and ...

5/10/2015 5/10/2015

Pancho Villa MP (1878 - 1923)

"Francisco Villa", "Pancho Villa", "El Centauro del Norte"

5/1/2015 5/1/2015

Aurore Gagnon MP (1909 - 1920)


Videos listed at the bottom of this document. Aurore Gagnon (31 mai 1909 - 12 février 1920) fut victime de maltraitance de la part de sa belle-mère, Marie-Anne Houde, et de son père, Télesp...

4/24/2009 6/19/2014

Sally Ridley, Defender of the Fort MP (c.1773 - 1831)

"defender of the fort"

Notes for Sarah Ridley: The Heroine of Buchanan Station, Davidson County, TN. A great journal of this battle has been preserved. "... was born in eastern Tennessee ... and had thirteen children, ...

10/2/2012 5/6/2014

Ann Cockrill MP (1757 - 1821)

"Indian Fighter", "Ann (Robertson) Johnston", "Eliza"

A Patriot of the American Revolution for NORTH CAROLINA. DAR Ancestor # A023654    Ann Robertson Cockrill was the only woman among the early Cumberland settlers to receive a land grant in her own nam...

12/17/2008 3/27/2014

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...

5/31/2013 1/19/2014

Hannah Dustin, Indian Fighter MP (1657 - 1737)

"Duston", "Dustan", "Dunstan", "Durstan", "indian fighter"

Hannah Webster (Emerson) Dustin (1657 - 1736) - Hannah Dustin was a 40-year-old colonial Massachusetts Puritan mother of eight during King William's War who was taken captive with her newborn daughter ...

6/22/2007 1/7/2014

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

"Aodh Ruadh"

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, Redmond O'Han...

12/17/2013 12/17/2013

Francis Pharcellus Church MP (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 newspa...

12/15/2013 12/16/2013

Virginia O'Hanlon MP (1889 - 1971)

"Santa's Friend", "Yes Virginia there is a Santa Claus"

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 it in The Sun...

12/14/2013 12/14/2013

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. Zane Grey...

7/31/2008 12/7/2013

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

"Descendant of (The Regicides)"

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...

1/15/2009 11/8/2013

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

"Bill Miner", "The Gentleman Robber", "The Gentleman Bandit", "George Edwards"

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 for stag...

7/29/2013 7/29/2013

John Hammons MP (1826 - d.)

"Crooked Neck"

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...

9/16/2009 7/10/2013

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...

7/9/2013 7/10/2013

Capt. John Lovell MP (1691 - 1725)

"Hero of Pequaket"

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 Hampshir...

8/18/2008 6/21/2013

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

"Capt. William Anse Hatfield", "Devil Anse", "The Devil", "Anse"

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...

3/11/2009 5/29/2013

Randall McCoy MP (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...

8/31/2008 5/29/2013

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

"Johann Augustus Suter"

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 eventual...

9/12/2008 5/23/2013

David Bradford MP (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 Rebelli...

7/18/2008 5/11/2013

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

""The Thunderbolt of the Confederacy""

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...

11/3/2008 5/9/2013

Belle Brezing MP (1860 - 1940)

"Belle McMeekin", "Belle Breezing", ""Madame" Belle Brezing", "Mrs. James C. Kenney"

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 salon was ...

5/9/2013 5/9/2013

Rummu Jüri MP (1856 - d.)

"Rummu Jüri"

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

3/27/2010 4/17/2013

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...

3/22/2013 4/15/2013

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

"patriot in petticoats"

"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...

8/23/2010 4/15/2013

Tecumseh MP (c.1768 - 1813)

"Tikamthi", "Tecumtha", "Crouching Panther", "Great Medicine Panther", "Shooting Star"

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...

1/16/2008 4/15/2013

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 the early...

11/17/2009 4/15/2013

Manfred 'the Red Baron' von Richthofen MP (1892 - 1918)

"'The Red Baron'"

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

12/18/2008 4/15/2013

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...

5/18/2010 4/15/2013

Hernán Cortés, I Marquis of the Valley of Oaxaca MP (1485 - 1547)

"Hernán Cortez", "Hernando Cortés", "Fernando Cortés", "Hernán Cortés", "Hernán Cortés Pizarro", "Gobernador Pre-Virreinal de Nueva España", "Hernán Cortés de Monroy y Pizarro (Geni Tree Match)", "El Conquistador del Império Azteca"

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

6/10/2011 4/15/2013

Captain Kidd, Pirate MP (1647 - 1701)

________________________________ William "Captain" Kidd (Born between 1645 to 1654; Died on May 23, 1701) was a Scottish sailor remembered for his trial and execution for piracy after returning f...

6/19/2008 4/15/2013

Willie Nelson MP

"Dr Booger"

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...

10/21/2007 4/15/2013

RuWiki: Мюнхгаузен, Карл Фридрих Иероним фон

10/28/2010 4/15/2013

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, follower of Jan Hus, was bo...

9/4/2012 4/15/2013

Wyatt Earp MP (1848 - 1929)

Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp (1848 – 1929) was an American farmer, teamster, buffalo hunter, officer of the law in various Western frontier towns, gambler, saloon-keeper, and miner. He is best known for his ...

6/28/2007 4/15/2013

Lazar Hrebeljanović MP (1329 - 1389)

1/7/2008 4/15/2013

Rodrigo el Cid Campeador Díaz de Vivar MP (c.1043 - 1099)

"El Cid Campeador", "Sa'id Qanbiyaṭūr", "Rodrigo Bivar", "El Cid"

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 Península Ibérica a finales...

4/15/2007 4/15/2013

York MP (aft.1770 - bef.1832)

"part of Corps of Discovery Team", "First Black American Explorer", "Great Medicine"

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...

1/1/2013 4/15/2013

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

"Billy Lee", "Will Lee", "Mulatto Will", ""Washington`s favorite Huntsman""

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 ...

1/2/2013 4/15/2013

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

"First African-American to publish a book", "Slave of the Wheatley family of Boston"

'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...

1/2/2013 4/15/2013

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

"Herculas", "Uncle Harkless", "Head Cook Pres. George Washington`s Philadelphia home.", "a celebrated dandy"

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...

1/5/2013 4/15/2013

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...

1/6/2013 4/15/2013

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 Police...

4/15/2013 4/15/2013

Titus Cornelius, Honourary Colonel, Elite British Special Forces, U.E.L. MP (c.1753 - bef.1818)

"Colonel Tye", "General Ti"

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...

1/26/2013 4/15/2013

Charles "Barney" Barnwell MP (1952 - 2011)


Charles "Barney" Barnwell

1/22/2013 4/15/2013

Miloš Obilić MP (b. - 1389)

Miloš Obilić (Serbian Cyrillic: Милош Обилић, pronounced [mîloʃ ôbilit͡ɕ]; died 1389) was a medieval Serbian knight in the service of Prince Lazar, during the invasion of the Ottoman Empire. He is no...

9/14/2012 4/15/2013

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 of Prilep. He is known as P...

10/3/2010 4/15/2013

Yule "Farenorth" Kilcher MP (1913 - 1998)

Yule Julius Jacob Kilcher a.k.a. 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 ob...

3/17/2013 4/15/2013

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

"Sir William Wallace", ""The Great Patriot"", "Guardian Of Scotland", ""Braveheart""

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...

8/4/2007 4/15/2013

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...

5/7/2010 4/15/2013

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; Creede, Co...

5/3/2010 4/15/2013

Daniel Ogden Shays MP (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, and farme...

4/15/2013 4/15/2013

Rob Roy MacGregor MP (c.1671 - 1734)

"Red MacGregor", "the Scottish Robin Hood", "Raibeart Ruadh"

Used his mother's maiden name, Campbell. 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 Hoo...

6/1/2007 4/15/2013

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...

7/31/2008 4/15/2013

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

"President", "16th President; Honest Abe", "Abe"

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: ...

2/25/2007 4/15/2013

Joe Hill MP (1879 - 1915)

"Joe Hill"

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, songwriter, and member of the I...

8/19/2007 4/15/2013

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

"Piet Hein"

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. Earl...

6/7/2012 4/15/2013

See Peter Bartrum, (March 2, 2017; Anne Brannen, curator) Owain Glyndŵr (Welsh pronunciation: [ˈoʊain ɡlɨ̞nˈduːr]), or Owain Glyn Dŵr, anglicised by William Shakespeare as Owen Glendower (c. 1349 or ...

12/16/2007 4/15/2013

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

"Gengis Khan", "Chinggis Khaan", "Činggis Qaγan", "Djingis Khan", "ᠴᠢᠩᠭᠢᠰ ᠬᠠᠭᠠᠨ", "Genghis Khan"

Genghis Khan (pronounced /ˈdʒɛŋɡɪs ˈkɑːn/ or /ˈɡɛŋɡɪs ˈkɑːn/; Mongolian: Чингис Хаан or ᠴᠢᠩᠭᠢᠰ ᠬᠠᠭᠠᠨ, Chinggis Khaan, or Činggis Qaγan), born Borjigin Temüjin (Temüdin is "Smith" to English language), ...

9/1/2007 4/15/2013

Davy Crockett MP (1786 - 1836)

"'Davy' - hated by Crockett during his lifetime", "Davy Crockett", "Davy"

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 Franklin (in ...

9/1/2007 4/15/2013

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

"Henry McCarty", "William H. Bonney"

"The Real Billy the Kid" by Miguel Antonio Otero is one of the best authentic sources for his life from a non-biased perspective. Otero befriended Billy and accompanied him from Las Vegas NM to Santa F...

1/20/2010 4/15/2013

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

"Zmaj od Bosne"

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...

9/20/2009 4/15/2013

Edward Kelly, Bushranger 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 ...

8/24/2007 4/15/2013

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

"McCauley", "Molly Pitcher"

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...

4/14/2013 4/14/2013

"Johnny Appleseed" Chapman MP (1774 - 1845)

"Johnny", "Appleseed"

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, Indiana, and...

6/19/2008 4/14/2013

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

"casey", "jones"

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...

4/14/2013 4/14/2013

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

"Kit Carson", "Kit"

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...

7/26/2007 4/14/2013

Bruce Jun Fan Lee MP (1940 - 1973)

"Bruce Li", "Lee Jun Fan", "Lee Yun Gaam", "Lee Siu Lung"

Lee Jun-fan , known professionally as Bruce Lee , was a Hong Kong and American martial artist, actor, philosopher, filmmaker, and founder of the martial art Jeet Kune Do. Lee was the son of Cantonese o...

4/5/2011 4/14/2013

Louis David Riel, Jr. MP (1844 - 1885)

Added June 5, 2016 by William Arthur Allen: One of the sad outcomes of the Louis Riel story and the Northwest Rebellion was the introduction of the "Pass System" limiting the movement of people away fr...

4/1/2007 4/14/2013

Sacajawea "Bird Woman" MP (1788 - 1884)

"Sacagawea", "Sakakawea"

" 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...

3/2/2008 4/14/2013

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 most fa...

12/22/2007 4/14/2013

Colonel Daniel Boone MP (1734 - 1820)

"Sheltowee" (Big Turtle)", "Frontiersman"

Daniel Boone: The claimed descent of Daniel Boone, born 1734, pioneer explorer of the American West, through Morgan from Lady Frances Somerset and hence from Edward III is disproved in: "The Family of ...

1/20/2007 4/14/2013

Makataimeshekiakiak Hawk MP (1767 - 1838)

"Sparrow Hawk", "Black Hawk"

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, he was ...

12/6/2011 4/14/2013

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

"Boadicea", "Boudicca", "Boardicia", "Buddug", "Boadicca", "Boudicea", "Boudicca Victoria", "Bonduca", "Boudica", "Voadicia", "Bunduca", "Βουδουικα", "Βουνδουικα", "Βοδουικα", "boudīka", "Buaidheach", "buddugoliaeth", "boudiga", "boudica", "Celtic Warrior Queen", "Brehines o Iceni"

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. ...

7/23/2007 4/14/2013

Lady Godiva MP (980 - 1067)

"Godiva", "Eldiva"

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...

5/27/2007 4/14/2013

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

"Armin", "Hermann", "Hermann der Cherusker"

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 Battle ...

2/5/2012 4/14/2013

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

"Brian Boruma mac Cennetig", "Ri na h"Eireann (Brian Boru) My 26th G.Grandfather"

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 Cennéiti...

6/7/2007 4/14/2013

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...

4/18/2007 4/14/2013

Paul Revere MP (1734 - 1818)

Paul Revere 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 an...

8/31/2007 4/14/2013

Babe Ruth MP (1895 - 1948)

"The Bambino", "The Sultan of Swat"

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...

6/14/2011 4/14/2013

Laura Ingersoll Secord was a Canadian heroine of the War of 1812. She is known for warning British forces of an impending American attack that led to the British victory at the Battle of Beaver Dams. ...

8/29/2007 4/14/2013

Harriet Tubman MP (c.1822 - 1913)

"Minty", "Moses", "slave of Edward Brodas"

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 : (...

5/13/2012 4/14/2013

Amelia Earhart MP (1897 - c.1937)

From Wikipedia : 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); (born Ju...

7/8/2007 4/14/2013

Guy Fawkes MP (1570 - 1606)

"Guido Fawkes", "John Johnson"

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 Catholics wh...

11/5/2010 4/14/2013

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, 1859) wa...

7/23/2008 4/14/2013

Calamity Jane MP (1852 - 1903)

"Martha Jane Cannary-Burke", "Steers", "Hickok"

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 Hickok...

4/28/2008 4/14/2013