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Pike is descended from John Pike, who immigrated from England in 1635, and was a founder of Woodbridge, New Jersey in 1665. Later in his life, Zebulon had a child named Clarissa Brown Pike.
Pike is also descended from Richard and Penelope Kent Van Princin through their daughter Sarah who married John Pike, son of John Pike, immigrant. Here is his family tree.
Zebulon M. Pike married Clarissa Harlow Brown in 1801.They had one child who survived to adulthood, a daughter, Clarissa Brown Pike, who later married John Cleves Symmes Harrison, a son of President William Henry Harrison.
Zebulon Montgomery Pike was believed to be a second cousin of Arcada Pike Cox.
Z. M. Pike from New Jersey joined the Army at age 15 (about 1794) as a cadet. See The Expeditions of Zebulon Montgomery Pike: Memoir of the author Ebook free online pg. XXII.
Ensign of U.S. 2nd Infantry Regt. in March 1799. 2nd LT same Regt in 1800. In April 1802, transferred to 1st U.S. Inf. Regt made 1st LT. From here he was ordered by Gen. Wilkinson of St. Louis, Mo., to start his exploration of Mississippi River in 1805. In 1806 becomes a Capt. and start exploring towards Mexico. (pg. XXIII). In May, 1808, becomes a Maj. in 6th Regt. Promoted to Lt. Col. on Dec. 31st, 1809 of 4th Infantry. He became a Colonel on July 6th, 1812, of 15th Infantry. Was to be appointed as Brig. Gen. on March 12, 1813; but, before his official appointment was confirmed, Gen. Z. M. Pike died at York, Upper Canada on April 27, 1813.
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On 22 Nov 2013 at 05:38 GMT Robin Kabrich wrote:
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