When Pike returned from his western expedition and related his experiences in Santa Fe and other places among the Spaniards, his accounts excited great interest in the east, which resulted in further exploits. In 1812, an expedition was undertaken by Robert McKnight, James Baird, Samuel Chambers, Peter Baum, Benjamin Shrive, Alfred Allen, Michael McDonald, William Mines, and Thomas Cook, all citizens of Missouri Territory; they were arrested by the Spaniards, charged with being in Spanish territory without a passport, and thrown into the calabazos of Chihuahua, where they were kept for nine years. In 1821, two of them escaped, and coming down Canadian and Arkansas rivers met Hugh Glenn, owner of a trading house at the mouth of the Verdigris, and told him of the wonders of Santa Fe. Inspired by the accounts of these travelers, Glenn engaged in an enterprise with Major Jacob Fowler and Captain Pryor for an expedition from the Verdigris to Santa Fe.
The Descendants of John H. Blackwell is a 62 page manuscript typewritten on onion skinned paper by Julia Ann Blackwell Ketchum. In it Mrs. Blackwell provides the descendants of John H. Blackwell who was born in 1793 in Sumter County, South Carolina; he died between 1870-1880 and was buried at Boles Arkansas. He married in 1824 in Tennessee to Sarah ???. Sarah was born abt 1804 in Tennessee and died between 1851-1859. She was also buried at Boles Arkansas. John H. Blackwell married 2nd 1851-1859 to Malinda ???. Malinda was born abt 1810 in Kentucky, and was buried between 1861-1864
James W. Ivey was born April 12, 1832, in Houston, Georgia; son of Barney Ivey and Elsie Davis, daughter of Windell Davis, a North Carolinian. His great-grandfather emigrated from Londonderry, Ireland, at an early day. James W. was instructed in youth at the public schools of Alabama, after which he went for three and one-half years to Princeton College, New Jersey, and there graduated, taking a legal and literary diploma; some years later Mr. Ivey took a medical diploma in New Orleans, La. At twenty-one years of age James, as well as his brothers, received from his father $50,000 as
Corpl., 113th F. Artly., Btry. F, 30th Div. Entered the service June 9, 1917, at Concord, N.C. Was sent to Camp Sevier, S. C., July 25, 1917. Transferred to Hoboken. Sailed for France May 29, 1918. Fought at St. Mihiel, Argonne Offensive, Woevre Sector. Returned to USA March 19, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., June 10, 1919.
Sergt., 1st Corps, Artlry. Park Co. No. 2. 3rd Corps Regt.; of Guilford County; son of W. F. and Mrs. Mollie Ivey. Entered service March 7, 1918, at High Point, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson, S. C. Transferred to Camp Merritt, N. J. Sailed for Brest, France, May 30, 1918. Fought at Chatteau-Thierry, Meuse-Argonne. Landed in USA Aug. 3, 1919, at Newport News, Va. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., Aug. 11, 1919.
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