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Col Jesse Henry Leavenworth

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Col Jesse Henry Leavenworth

Birth
Danville, Caledonia County, Vermont, USA
Death
12 Mar 1885 (aged 77)
Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial
Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA
Plot
Secton 31, Block 8, Lot 4.
Memorial ID
14057553 View Source

A career soldier; graduated from West Point in 1830; commissioned a 2nd Lieut., and assigned to the Fourth Infantry. In 1831 he was transferred to the 2nd Infantry; served at Baton Rouge, Sackett's Harbor and Macinac, and in 1832 took part in the Black Hawk War. His regiment was called the Rocky Mountain Rangers. A high peak above Georgetown, Colorado is called Mount Leavenworth in his honor for protecting the frontier a thousand miles in extent from hostile Indians during the Civil War. In 1864 he was appointed Indian agent of the Kiowas, Commanches, and part of the Cheyenne tribe. General Henry Leavenworth, (Jesse's father)took command at Fort Gibson, Oklahoma in May of 1834, and since then the Leavenworth name has been associated with Leavenwoth County, Leavenworth Prison and Leavenworth, Kansas. Col. Jesse was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in 1850, and was one of the fifty-five original subscribers to St Paul's, Church, which enabled the vestry to purchase the land from the estate of the Rev. Lemuel Hull for use as a cemetery. Hence, Forest Home Cemetery was established in 1850. The Col. is listed in the 1851 Milwaukee City Directory as a lumberman. After the 1871 Peshitgo Fire he spent nearly three months trying to compile a list of the exact number of the dead lost in Wisconsin and Upper Michigan, which burned some 1,280,000 acres. In 1880 the Col. is again listed in the directory residing at 260 Farwell, and in 1883 at 732 Franklin Street in Milwaukee.

A career soldier; graduated from West Point in 1830; commissioned a 2nd Lieut., and assigned to the Fourth Infantry. In 1831 he was transferred to the 2nd Infantry; served at Baton Rouge, Sackett's Harbor and Macinac, and in 1832 took part in the Black Hawk War. His regiment was called the Rocky Mountain Rangers. A high peak above Georgetown, Colorado is called Mount Leavenworth in his honor for protecting the frontier a thousand miles in extent from hostile Indians during the Civil War. In 1864 he was appointed Indian agent of the Kiowas, Commanches, and part of the Cheyenne tribe. General Henry Leavenworth, (Jesse's father)took command at Fort Gibson, Oklahoma in May of 1834, and since then the Leavenworth name has been associated with Leavenwoth County, Leavenworth Prison and Leavenworth, Kansas. Col. Jesse was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in 1850, and was one of the fifty-five original subscribers to St Paul's, Church, which enabled the vestry to purchase the land from the estate of the Rev. Lemuel Hull for use as a cemetery. Hence, Forest Home Cemetery was established in 1850. The Col. is listed in the 1851 Milwaukee City Directory as a lumberman. After the 1871 Peshitgo Fire he spent nearly three months trying to compile a list of the exact number of the dead lost in Wisconsin and Upper Michigan, which burned some 1,280,000 acres. In 1880 the Col. is again listed in the directory residing at 260 Farwell, and in 1883 at 732 Franklin Street in Milwaukee.


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