Category: US Pioneers and Settlers

Categories: Westward Ho | US History

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American pioneers are any of the people in American history who migrated west to join in settling and developing new areas. The term especially refers to those who were going to settle any territory which had previously not been settled or developed by European or American society, although the territory may have been inhabited by or utilized by native peoples.

The pioneer concept and ethos greatly predate the migration to parts of the United States now called Western, as many places now considered as East were also settled by pioneers from the coast. For example, Daniel Boone, a key figure in American pioneer history, settled in Kentucky, when that "Dark and Bloody Ground" was still undeveloped.

One important development in the Western settlement was the Homestead Act, which provided formal legislation which regulated the settlement process. [1]

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Person Profiles (86)

A

28 Apr 1819 Jackson, Waldo, Maine, United States - 21 Mar 1884 photo
1755 Overwharton Parish, Stafford, Virginia - 28 Aug 1819

B

27 Feb 1795 Ohio, United States - 16 Feb 1831
09 Jul 1788 Frederick, Virginia, United States - 14 May 1840 photo
23 Mar 1747 Boucherville, Canada, Nouvelle-France - 30 Oct 1826 photo
abt 1800 Virginia, USA - 23 Oct 1885 photo
08 Aug 1839 Washington, Wayne, Indiana, United States - abt 09 Nov 1932

C

May 1844 Midleton, An Cóbh, County Cork, Ireland - 04 Jan 1925 photo
17 Oct 1851 Belmont, Ohio, United States - 19 Sep 1881
15 Aug 1809 Chester, Pennsylvania, United States - 01 Mar 1900
25 Sep 1848 Harrison, Ohio, United States - 26 Mar 1917
13 Jan 1846 Harrison, Ohio, United States - 02 Dec 1923
14 Jul 1822 Mason, Kentucky, United States - 28 Oct 1902 photo
07 Jun 1814 - 23 Jun 1907
14 Mar 1837 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States - 06 Sep 1903 photo

D

28 Jan 1806 Reading, Windsor, Vermont, United States - 07 Jan 1879 photo
1791 England - 1848
1798 Ninety-Six District, South Carolina, United States - 20 Jan 1853
04 Nov 1863 Sprankle Mills, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, USA - 15 Jun 1926 photo

E

13 Aug 1806 Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States - 07 Sep 1893

F

06 Jul 1749 Pittsylvania County, Colony of Virginia - 01 Nov 1799 photo
13 May 1651 Llandderfel, Merionethshire, Wales - abt 1741 photo

G

02 Nov 1833 Wyoming, New York, United States - 09 Sep 1904 photo
13 Sep 1824 Hart, Warrick, Indiana, United States - 02 May 1891 photo
05 Jan 1786 Surry, North Carolina, United States - 13 Nov 1845 photo
abt 1795 Russell, Virginia, United States - abt 1858
17 May 1772 Thompson, Fulton, Pennsylvania - 17 May 1850 photo
abt 05 Apr 1775 Rowan, North Carolina - abt 05 Sep 1852

H

14 Dec 1895 Wheaton, Traverse, Minnesota, United States - 08 Feb 1982
abt Sep 1824 Randolph County, Virginia - aft 03 Jul 1900

H cont.

1650 Yspytty-Ifan, Caernarfonshire, Wales - Apr 1733 photo
Jan 1817 Noble, Ohio, United States - 04 Aug 1901 photo

K

08 Oct 1813 Barren County, Kentucky, USA - 20 Feb 1889 photo
05 Dec 1848 Homer, Champaign, Illinois, United States - 21 Jun 1870 photo
27 Feb 1851 Champaign, Illinois, United States - 28 Sep 1925 photo

L

15 Feb 1874 Wrigley, Morgan, Kentucky, United States - 14 Mar 1959
09 Jun 1786 Boucherville, Province de Québec - 08 Mar 1853

M

28 May 1831 Dysart Bridge, County Kilkenny, Ireland - 27 Feb 1895
10 Oct 1850 Troy, Rensselaer, New York, United States - 12 Mar 1920
abt 1768 Old Pendleton District, Virginia, British Colonial America - Oct 1854
bef 30 Aug 1635 Charlestown, Middlesex, Massachusetts - 17 Sep 1719
1819 Harrison, Ohio, United States - 23 Jul 1881

P

27 Jul 1774 Bellingham, Norfolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony - 19 Jun 1861 photo
08 Dec 1922 Cisco, Eastland, Texas, United States - 13 Jan 2018 photo
20 Apr 1825 Hardin County, Kentucky - 24 Jun 1902
1716 New Jersey photo
abt 1715 Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware - 20 Oct 1778
abt 1722 Burlington County, New Jersey - aft Oct 1797 photo
abt 1723 , Burlington County, Province of New Jersey - aft 05 Feb 1789 photo

R

abt 09 Feb 1814 Franklin CO., Missouri Territory - 23 Mar 1897
27 Nov 1819 Franklin, Missouri Territory - 26 Nov 1903 photo
abt 21 Dec 1758 Snow Creek, Halifax County, Colony of Virginia - 03 Mar 1845
abt 1848 Gasconade, Missouri, United States - bef 1860
03 Oct 1812 Franklin Co., Missouri - 21 Sep 1885 photo
1811 Franklin Co., Missouri Territory - 1833 photo
26 Jan 1782 Halifax, Halifax, Commonwealth of Virginia - 04 Dec 1853 photo
28 Dec 1847 Franklin, Missouri, United States - 13 May 1925 photo
10 Jun 1829 Franklin Co., Missouri - 30 Sep 1892
Jun 1854 Missouri - 1937 photo

R cont.

25 Nov 1845 Third Creek Township, Gasconade, Missouri, United States - 29 Sep 1923 photo
12 Aug 1836 Heffingen, Canton de Mersch, Luxembourg, Luxembourg - 07 Jul 1917 photo
01 Aug 1823 Barren, Kentucky, United States - 10 Aug 1896 photo
abt 1755 Virginia, American Colonies - 26 Mar 1830
31 Jul 1796 Florissant, St. Louis County, Missouri, United States of America - 24 Sep 1868 photo
1772 Augusta, Virginia - 03 Sep 1847 photo
08 Aug 1796 Fauquier, Virginia, United States - 18 Apr 1876
31 Mar 1761 Goochland, Virginia - 30 Jan 1840
Goochland, Colony of Virginia - bef 04 Jan 1802

S

abt 1831 Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, United States - 21 Mar 1906 photo
abt 1849 Maine
11 Sep 1827 Roxbury, Washington, Vermont, USA - 05 Jul 1886 photo
21 Dec 1820 New York, United States - 26 Mar 1885 photo

T

25 Apr 1837 Wyoming, New York, United States - 09 Dec 1925 photo
15 Dec 1867 Greensburg, Green, Kentucky, United States - 05 Dec 1947 photo

U

25 Aug 1810 Helsinki, Finland - 14 Oct 1902 photo

V

abt 1752 Frederick, Virginia - 1848
16 Aug 1816 Richmond, Virginia, United States - 07 Aug 1894

W

16 Sep 1804 Madison, Kentucky, United States - 27 May 1897 photo
06 Jan 1800 Madison, Kentucky, United States - 17 Jan 1892
20 Mar 1798 Boonesborough, Madison County, Kentucky, United States - 03 Oct 1866 photo
20 Nov 1834 Montgomery, Indiana, United States - 20 Dec 1908

Y

21 Aug 1826 Missouri, United States - 1853 photo
1821 Missouri, United States - 1870
04 May 1794 Burke County, North Carolina, United States - 05 Oct 1865 photo
18 Mar 1839 Washington County, Missouri, United States - 16 May 1924 photo

Z

24 Feb 1824 Orscholz, Saarburg, Rhineland, Prussia, Germany - 27 Nov 1908




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