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

"Kit Carson", "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, fo...

7/26/2007 4/11/2017

Asahel "Asa" Lomax MP (1787 - bef.1870)

"Asa Lomax"

Asahel "Asa" Lomax (1787-1850/50). He was a millstone cutter and a farmer. Some researchers believe he was a quarter Cherokee, through his grandmother Rachel Hare .In March 1810, he was a witness in a ...

5/10/2009 7/30/2015

Elias Brevoort MP (1822 - d.)

Elias Brevoort (1822-??) - Frontiersman, trader, and author, Brevoort was well acquainted with the Santa Fe Trail and southwest.

7/30/2015 7/30/2015

Francis Ziba Branch MP (1802 - 1874)

Francis Ziba Branch (1802-1874) - Sailor, trapper and trader, Branch was born on July 24, 1802 in Cayuga County, New York. When he grew up, he became a sailor working on the Great Lakes. In 1830, he jo...

7/30/2015 7/30/2015

Alexander K. Branch MP (1798 - 1841)

"Jose de Jesus"

Alexander K. Branc h (1798-1841) - Frontiersman and trapper, Branch was born in Virginia. However, when he grew up, he went west and was in Taos, New Mexico by 1825. He then spent several years trappin...

7/30/2015 7/30/2015

" Ezekiel "Zeke" Williams (1775-1844) - Trapper, trader and frontiersman, Ezekiel was born in Kentucky about 1775 where he went to school. More familiarly called Zeke, he grew up to marry and fathered ...

10/31/2007 7/30/2015

Col. William Wells Bent MP (1809 - 1869)

Wells Bent (1809–1869) was a frontier trapper, trader, and rancher in the American West who mediated among the Cheyenne Nation, other Native American tribes and the expanding United States. With his br...

8/25/2008 7/29/2015

William A. Becknell, Sr. MP (aft.1787 - 1865)

William Becknell (1787 or 1788–30 April 1865) was a soldier, politician, and freight operator who is credited with opening the Santa Fe Trail in 1821 and improving the route. But, he was often using lo...

11/6/2008 7/29/2015

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Charles Bent (November 11, 1799 – January 19, 1847) was appointed as the first Governor of the newly acquired New Mexico Territory by Governor Stephen Watts Kearny in S...

9/16/2011 7/29/2015