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The Cherokee Revolt – Indian Wars

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now From the removal of the Cherokee Indians from Georgia and Tennessee to Arkansas and their establishment upon the reservation allotted to them by treaty with the Government in Arkansas, they have, until the period of this outbreak to the narrative of which this chapter is devoted, been considered as among the least dangerous and most peaceable of the tribes in that region. But through various causes, chief among which has been notably the introduction among them of a horde of those pests of the West the border ruffians; these half wild, half-breed Nomads were encouraged by these Indians, as it appeared, for the sake of the liquor traffic. According to the official accounts of this attempt to reopen hostilities, it appears that on the 11th of April, 1872, it originated with a man named J. J. Kesterson, living in the Cherokee nation, near the Arkansas line, about fifty miles from Little Rock. On that day he went to Little Rock, and filed information against one Proctor, also a white man, married to a Cherokee woman, for assaulting with intent to kill him while in his saw mill, on the 13th of February. Proctor fired a revolver at Kesterson, the ball striking him just above the left eye, but before he could fire again Kesterson escaped. Proctor, at the...

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Biography of Frederick Funston

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Frederick Funston, the most distinguished soldier who had ever gone forth from Kansas, was born at New Carlisle, Ohio, November 9, 1865, a son of Edward H, and Ann E. (Mitehell) Funston. When two years old his parents removed to Kansas, and in 1885 he became a student in the State University. He also attended the University in 1889-90, after which he was employed as a newspaper reporter in Kansas City, and the next year was botanist with the Death Valley expedition. General Funston was commissioned by the United States Agricultural Department, in 1893, to explore Alaska and report on the flora. When this work was completed he went to Cuba, where he served for eighteen months in the insurgent army in 1896-97, recaiving promotions to captain, major and lieutenant colonel. Having received a wound, he returned to the United States, and when the war was declared against Spain he was commissioned colonel of the Twentieth Kansas Infantry on May 20, 1898. His regiment was ordered to the Philippines and on May 2, 1899, Colonel Funston was promoted to brigadier general of volunteers for his bravery in crossing the Rio Grande River at Calumpit on a small raft and establishing a rope ferry in the face of a severe fire. He organized and led the expedition...

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Biography of W. A. Greever

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now W. A. GREEVER. The name of Greever is one of the most influential in Boone County, Arkansas, and is one of the most respected in the community. Mr. Greever deserves special notice for his public spirit and enery, and is now a prominent trader and speculator, and one of the largest land owners in the State. He is a native of the Blue Grass State, born in Adair County in 1836, and is a son of John and Sarah (Williams) Greever, both natives of Virginia. The father was born in the year 1807, and when but a small boy went with his parents to Kentucky. There the mother came with her parents also, when a child, and there they grew to mature years and married. Afterward the father tilled the soil, and being energetic and industrious he met with more than ordinary success. His death occurred in Kentucky in 1846. Mr. Greever’s grandfather, Abraham Greever, was born in the Old Dominion, but at an early date settled in Russell County, Kentucky, where he died about 1850. As a tiller of the soil he was very successful. His father, Philip Greever, was born in England. but when grown came to America. This was prior to the Revolutionary War, in which he served through the eight years of...

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Biography of William M. Price, Hon.

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Hon. William M. Price, a resident of Kansas for fifteen years, is a successful banker, being now president of the Lyon County State Bank at Emporia, but over the state at large is best known through his services as a member of the State Senate. Senator Price was elected to the Senate in 1912, his present term expiring January 1, 1917. He represents the senatorial district comprising Greenwood and Lyon counties. He had the distinction of having been the chief supporter of the measure now on the Kansas statute books providing pensions for mothers. The Mothers’ Pension Bill as he introduced it in the Senate was drawn up along the lines endorsed by the courts and the various woman’s organizations, and though not adopted in that form he ardently championed it and deserves much credit for the passage of the modified measure as it now stands. During the legislative session of 1915 Senator Price was chairman of the banking committee and a member of the assessment and taxation committee, public utilities committee, election committee, and cities of second class committee. He is regarded as one of the most progressive leaders in his section of the state. William M. Price was born in San Antonio, Texas, July 31, 1870, a son of H. F. and Rebecoa M....

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Biography of Colonel John Feudge

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Colonel John Feudge was born in Waterford, Ireland, November 3, 1824. His parents came to the United States immediately after the inauguration of President John Quincy Adams. The subject of this sketch was first engaged assisting his father, who kept a market garden in the suburbs of New York City. When about sixteen years of age he was apprenticed and learned printing and stereotyping. He had worked some time, before becoming an apprentice, at type casting, by the old hand-mold method, and also as composing room devil, fly-boy, and wrapper-writer in the offices of the two great commercial papers of that day, the Courier and Enquirer, hand Journal of Commerce, both on Wall street, the presses then being turned by hand-crank. General James Watson Webb was editor of the former and “old Tom” Snowden business manager, two very prominent personages in those days; David Hale and Hallack being the editors and proprietors of the Journal. The first printing office entered by the subject of this sketch was the book and job office of Scatchard & Adams, 38 Gold Street, New York. This office was in the days of the old hand presses-before the introduction of the power press-the largest in the city, probably in the country. The firm was broken up by the sudden disappearance of...

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Bexar County, Texas Cemetery Records

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Most of these are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. Coker Cemetery A site devoted to this cemetery put online by the Coker Cemetery Association. You can browse the list of burials at the site. The following cemetery transcriptions and photos can be found at Bexar County, Texas GenWeb. Adams Cemetery Agnes Hurst Cemetery Agudas Achim Cemetery Alamo Cemetery Alamo Masonic Lodge Cemetery Anchor Masonic Cemetery Annunciation Cemetery Arciniega Cemetery Arnold Cemetery Barker Cemetery Barney Williams Cemetery Beacon Light Cemetery Becker Cemetery Beltran Cannon Cemetery Bexar Cemetery Blackhill Cemetery Blank Cemetery Bluebonnet Cemetery Borrego Cemetery Bueche Cemetery C T Trevino Cemetery Calvary Cemetery Camp of Confederate Cemetery Camposanto Cemetery Cantu Cemetery Carranza Cemetery Cemeterio del Carmen Cemetery Cepeda Cemetery Cholera Burials Cemetery City Cemetery Classen Beyer Cemetery Classen Cemetery Classen Steubing Cemetery Coker Cemetery Colonial Chapel Hill Cemetery Crown of Life Lutheran Church Cemetery Davenport Cemetery Deats Cemetery Delgado Cemetery Dignowity Cemetery Dullning Family Cemetery East Mt Calm Cemetery Eastview Cemetery El Carmen Cemetery Englemann Cemetery Espada Cemetery Eucalyptus Cemetery Evers Cemetery First Memorial Cemetery Fischer Cemetery Flores Cemetery Fritz Koch Cemetery Fromme Cemetery Ft Sam Houston National Cemetery Funari Cemetery Gates of Heaven Cemetery George Cemetery Gerfers Cemetery German...

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Porter, Timothy – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Timothy Porter, 30, of San Antonio, Texas, a former Baker City resident, died Aug. 7, 2003, at San Antonio. His memorial service will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Windcrest United Methodist Church in San Antonio. Tim was born at Colorado Springs, Colo., on Nov. 18, 1972. He moved to Baker City with his family when he was a year and half old. He attended grade school through junior high and part of high school in Baker City. He wrestled in junior high and high school before moving to San Antonio. He was a 1991 graduate of Roosevelt High School. He loved sports and hunting and fishing. He married Kerry Reid at San Antonio on Dec. 28, 1991. They had two children, Dylan, now age 11, and Taylor, age 9. Tim and Dylan were very active in sports. They loved going to ball games and Nascar races. Tim served on the Little League Board and was a member of Windcrest United Methodist Church. He was a dedicated and loving husband and father. He was always there for his family and friends. Survivors include his wife, Kerry; his son, Dylan; his daughter, Taylor; his mother, Margaret Porter; brothers, Randi, Billy and Robby and his wife, Cheryl; a sister-in-law, Carol; sisters, Nicki and her husband, John, Kandi and...

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Felton, Alexander “Chase” – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Alexander “Chase” Felton, 20, of Meridian, Idaho, a former Baker City resident and a 2004 Baker High School graduate, died unexpectedly on April 18, 2006, at his home. His memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at The Oasis, Seventh-day Adventist Church, 501 N. Curtis Road, Boise. The Aclesa Chapel & Tribute Center at Meridian is in charge of arrangements. Chase was born on April 20, 1985, to William “Bill” and Lisa Brevick Felton at Boise. His parents divorced and he was raised by his father and stepmother, Stacey Raymond Felton (whom he always considered his “real” mom), primarily in California and in Portland. After his parents divorce, he moved with his father to Baker City in 1999. Stacey and his sister, Ambrosia, always remained important figures in his life. After his graduation from Baker High School, he entered the U.S. Air Force, where he was recognized for his outstanding achievements and excellence in recruit training. He was named honor recruit by the Recruit Training Center at Lackland Air Force Base in Lackland, Texas. After recruit training, he entered training to become a military policeman, and after an injury was medically discharged in 2005. After his discharge, he moved to the Meridian area and worked as a plumber’s apprentice. No matter where he lived, Chase...

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Weber, Patrice Hoagy Mrs. – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Patrice Weber, 43, of Moses Lake, Wash., and formerly of Baker City and La Grande, died Aug. 21, 2001, at her home after a long illness. Kaiser Chapel of Memories in Moses Lake is in charge of arrangements. A private service will be held. Mrs. Weber was born Sept. 22, 1957, at Muencheller, Germany, to Charles Willard and Louise Mary Hoagy. She attended school in San Antonio, Texas, and modeling school in San Diego. On Sept. 12, 1987, she married Rob Weber, and the couple moved to Baker City, where she worked at Pioneer Bank. Later they moved to La Grande where she worked at Alayan, and then to Moses Lake, Wash., where she was office manager for Furniture West and also managed a Botan Hair Salon. She was an enthusiastic gardener, but her greatest love was her family. She is survived by her husband and children, Keven, Reed and Suzanne Lee Weber, all of Moses Lake; her father, who lives in Texas; and her mother, who lives in Arizona; and three sisters and four brothers. Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, August 31, 2001 Transcribed by: Belva...

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Biography of Peter Rainsford Brady

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Among the early pioneers of Arizona, none bore a more prominent part in its development than Peter Rainsford Brady. He came, on his paternal side, from good old Irish stock. His mother, Anna Rainsford, was from Virginia. He was born in Georgetown, District of Columbia, August 4th, 1825; received his education, in part, at the Georgetown College, later entering the Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland, from which he was graduated about the year 1&44. After cruising around the Mediterranean Sea in the United States vessel “Plymouth,” he resigned from the navy, and left his home October 26th, 1846, for San Antonio, Texas, where he enlisted as a Lieutenant in the Texas Hangers, and served with distinction in the Mexican “War. After the war Mr. Brady joined a surveying party under Colonel Andrew B. Gray, who made a survey from Marshall, Texas, to El Paso; thence across the country to Tubac and from the latter point made branch surveys, one to Port Lobos on the Gulf of California, and the other to Fort Yuma and San Diego. Mr. Brady served as a captain on this expedition, and was prominent in many Indian fights. When the work was completed, the company disbanded at San Francisco. Mr. Brady was of an adventurous spirit, and in his younger life preferred...

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Biography of Smith Deaf Smith

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Erastus Smith, better known as “Deaf Smith,” was the son of Chiliab and Mary Smith, and was born in New York on the 19th of April 1787. At the age of eleven years he emigrated with his parents to the Mississippi Territory, and settled near Natchez. His parents were strict members of the Baptist Church, and gave him such moral and intellectual training, as the circumstances around them would permit. He first came to Texas in 1817 likely with some of the patriot forces that were constantly arriving at that time in the Province. He soon, however, returned home; but in 1821 he came again to Texas, for the purpose of making it his home. This he did, never leaving it. He was in the country before Stephen F. Austin, but in what section is not known. His nature was to ramble alone and be by himself. He was not entirely deaf, but unable to hear an ordinary conversation, and if such was going on around him would generally walk away and stand apart, gazing into space. He also had a habit, if anyone addressed him, of putting his finger to his lips, indicating by that, it was supposed, that he was unable to hear the one that addressed him. When the colony under Green DeWitt...

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Biography of Pleasants, George W.

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Austin Colonist George Washington Pleasants was born in Raleigh, North Carolina, March 30th, 1809, and came from there to Texas in 1830, and first settled at Columbia, and lived there until 1833. There was a great cholera epidemic that year at Columbia, which nearly depopulated the town. Mr. Pleasants had two sisters to die there; one, Fannie, was the wife of Kinchen Davis, and mother of Captain W. K. Davis, father of Judge J. H. P. Davis, of Richmond. Captain W. K. Davis was a Mier prisoner, as will be seen from the account elsewhere of that expedition. After the death of his sisters, Mr. Pleasants left Columbia with their children, and went out in the country to live. There were five or six of the Davis children, and two of the others, the names of whom (the latter) the writer has not been able to learn. When the war commenced with the Mexicans in 1835 Mr. Pleasants went with the army of General Austin to San Antonia, and was in all of the fighting around that place, and helped to storm the town under Colonel Ben Milam. He remained with the army until after the battle of San Jacinto, and then settled in Fort Bend County. In June, 1842, he married Miss Jane Brush, who...

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Biographical Sketch of Dyer, J. E.

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Son of Judge C. C. Dyer, was born at “Stafford’s Point,” Fort Bend County, July 11th, 1832, and was reared and educated in the town of Richmond, to which place his parents moved when he was but seven years of age. When he arrived at the age of manhood he engaged in stock-raising and merchandising, and in the banking business in Richmond, and in all branches of trade was a successful business man. He served as county treasurer of Fort Bend County from 1852 two 1859, a period of seven years, and at various times filled positions of honor and trust. During the war between the States he served the Confederacy in Brown’s battalion, “Wall’s Legion,” and was stationed for a time at Matagorda. He was married to Miss Isabella Heard at Woodville, Texas, January 4th, 1859. Eight children were born to them namely: J. T. and H. L., Roy, Milton, Reginald, Maud, Julia and J. E. Dyer, Jr. Maud married H. M. White, and Julia A. B. Heard, of Richmond. J. E. Dyer, Sr., died at” Boerne, Kendall County, October 31, 1891, whither he had gone into that mountainous country in the hope that his failing health would be restored. His body was conveyed back and buried in the cemetery at Richmond. His loss was...

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