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Kit Carson

Kit CarsonAKA Christopher Houston Carson

Born: 24-Dec-1809
Birthplace: Richmond, KY
Died: 23-May-1868
Location of death: Ft. Lyon, CO
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Kit Carson Cemetery, Taos, NM

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Explorer

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Frontiersman and Indian agent

Military service: Union Army (1st New Mexico Volunteers, US Civil War)

Served as a guide for John C. Fremont, 1842 and 184344, and for Stephen W. Kearny during the acquistion of California. During the US Civil War he commanded 500 men in the First New Mexico Volunteers. His last year was spent as Superintendent of Indian affairs for Colorado Territory.

Father: (d. 1820 falling timber)
Wife: (an Arapahoe woman, m. circa 1836)
Wife: Josefa Jaramillo (#3, m. 6-Feb-1843, she was age 14)

    Ran Away From Home 1815

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