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Isaac Cody
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Birth: Sep. 15, 1811
Peel Regional Municipality
Ontario, Canada
Death: Mar. 10, 1857
Leavenworth County
Kansas, USA

Father of celebrated folk figure, William "Buffallo Bill" Cody.



Isaac Cody, the father of "Buffalo Bill," the famous scout, Indian fighter and showman, was one of the pioneer settlers of Scott county. He was born and reared near Cleveland, Ohio, and was there married, but his wife died soon afterward, leaving a little daughter, Martha. Mr. Cody then went to Cincinnati with the intention of studying medicine but about that time the territory of Iowa was opened for settlement and he decided to emigrate to what was then the far west. In the meantime he had wedded Miss Mary Laycock, of Cincinnati, and unto them were born seven children, namely: Samuel, Julia, William F., Eliza, Helen, May and Charles.

Mr. Cody followed farming most of the time during his twelve years' residence in Scott county. In the spring of 1852 he removed with his family to Weston, Missouri, and as soon as the territory of Kansas was opened for settlement he was among the first to enter, residing there all through the period of the troubles that antedated the Civil war. Mr. Cody was an outspoken free-state man and on one occasion, while making a speech in defense of his principles, he was stabbed in the back by a Missourian and was forced to leave the territory, for his life was constantly in danger. Therefore he returned east to his native state of Ohio, where he made many speeches in favor of the admission of Kansas into the Union as a free state. On his return to Kansas he passed through Iowa and delivered speeches in Davenport and Le Claire. He was a very active man in making Kansas a part of the free territory, although he did not live to realize his one great ambition, which was !
to see Kansas become a pro-white state.

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  Philip J. Cody (1770 - 1850)
  Lydia Martin Cody (1761 - 1846)
  Mary Ann Bosnell Cody (1827 - 1863)*
  Samuel I. Cody (1841 - 1853)*
  Julia Melvina Cody Goodman (1843 - 1928)*
  Buffalo Bill Cody (1846 - 1917)*
  Eliza Alice Cody Myers (1848 - 1902)*
  Helen Ella Cody Wetmore (1850 - 1911)*
  Mary Hannah Cody Decker (1852 - 1926)*
  Charles Whitney Cody (1855 - 1864)*
  Elizabeth Cody Custead (1798 - 1847)*
  Alice Cody Markle (1800 - 1885)*
  Sophia Cody Billings (1801 - 1879)*
  Martha Cody Barnhart (1809 - 1889)*
  Isaac Cody (1811 - 1857)
  Lydia Cody O'Dell (1814 - 1902)*
  Joseph A Cody (1814 - 1878)*
  Philip Josephine Cody (1816 - 1846)*
*Calculated relationship
Mount Aurora Cemetery (Defunct)
Leavenworth County
Kansas, USA
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Originally Created by: Laurie
Record added: Feb 14, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7183164
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