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Biographical Sketch of Col. Jacob Coil

Col. Jacob Coil settled on Loutre Island in 1817. He was born in Pendleton County, Virginia, in 1780, and died in 1845. He was married twice, and had nine children. His eldest son by his first wife, named Jacob, Jr., was married first to Sarah Gibon and second to Mrs. Taylor, who was a daughter of Stephen...

Biographical Sketch of Lindsay Carson

Lindsay Carson came from Kentucky to Missouri in 1810, with Col. Hale Talbott, who had partly raised and educated him. He settled on Loutre Island, but the following year he sold out to Colonel. Talbott, and moved to the Boone’s Lick country, where he was killed in 1819, by the falling of a limb from a burning tree that he was cutting down. Mr. Carson was married twice. By his first wife he had William, Anderson, Moses B., and a daughter who remained in Kentucky. By his second wife he had Robert, Hamilton, Christopher, and four daughters. Christopher Carson, called “Kit,” became famous as an Indian fighter, scout, and army officer. He was named for Colonel Hale Talbott’s...

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