Beckwourth, James Pierson b. April 6, 1798 d. October 29, 1866 One of America's first African-American frontiersmen. Beckwourth was a rugged individualist and a trailblazer who played a major role in the early exploration and settlement of the American West. He was born a slave in Fredricksburg County, Virginia the third of thirteen children to a mulatto mother and white father. Beckwourth's father was a officer in the Revolutionary War, and his mother was a slave in the service of his father's household. Beckwourth's family later moved to St. Louis...[Read More] (Bio by: Curtis Jackson) Crow Indian Settlement, Laramie, Albany County, Wyoming, USA Plot: Buried on an elevated platform customary of the Crow indians.