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  • Lloyd Brooke (1819 - 1893)
    The OregonianMay 30, 1893 pg. 10AN OLD RESIDENT GONELloyd Brooke, a Pioneer of '49 Passes Peacefully AwayLloyd Brooke, one of the oldest residents of Portland, died at the family home, corner of Sevent...
  • Daniel Reaves Goodloe (1814 - 1902)
    Daniel Reaves Goodloe, abolitionist and journalist, was born in Louisburg, the son of Dr. James Kemp Strother Goodloe, a school-teacher who studied medicine but never practiced it, and Mary Reaves Jo...
  • Brig. General Richard Caswell Gatlin (CSA) (1809 - 1896)
    Richard Caswell Gatlin, soldier, Confederate officer, and farmer, was born at Kinston, Lenoir County. His father was John S. Gatlin, the son of John Gatlin who was one of the early settlers of Kinsto...
  • Richard Henderson (1815 - 1835)
    Richard Henderson graduated from West Point in 1835 and was killed in Dade Massacre on 28 December of that year. The Dade massacre was a defeat for the United States Army that greatly escalated the Sec...
  • Lt. Colonel (CSA), George Washington Rains (1817 - 1898)
    George Washington Rains, army officer, educator, and author, was born in Craven County, the eighth child of Gabriel M. and Hester Ambrose Rains. He attended New Bern Academy and in 1838, after his pa... (for complete description)

The Seminole Wars, also known as the Florida Wars, were three conflicts in Florida between various groups of native Americans, collectively known as Seminoles, their allies, and the United States Army. The First Seminole War was from 1817 to 1818, the Second Seminole War from 1835 to 1842, and the Third Seminole War from 1855 to 1858. The first conflict with the Seminoles arose out of tension relating to Andrew Jackson's attack on Negro Fort in 1816. Jackson also attacked the Spanish at Pensacola which ultimately resulted in a cession of the colony to United States rule.