Lucien Bonaparte Maxwell

Lucien Bonaparte Maxwell

Birth
Kaskaskia, Randolph County, Illinois, USA
Death 25 Jul 1875 (aged 56)
Fort Sumner, De Baca County, New Mexico, USA
Burial Fort Sumner, De Baca County, New Mexico, USA
Memorial ID 9925464 · View Source
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Maxwell started his career as a hunter with John Fremont’s western expeditions where he became friends with Kit Carson. In later years he became a wealthy rancher who, at one time, owned more than 1,700,000 acres of New Mexico and Colorado in what’s now known as the Maxwell Land Grant. After selling much of the land, Maxwell eventually bought the abandoned army post of Ft. Sumner where he died in 1875.

-bio courtesy of Billy the Kid Outlaw Gang http://www.billythekidoutlawgang.com



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A NATIVE OF KASKASKIA, ILL. A FUR TRADER AND TRAPPER WHO BY INDUSTRY, GOOD FORTUNE AND TRADING BECAME SOLE OWNER IN 1864 OF THE LARGEST SINGLE TRACT OF LAND OWNED BY ANY ONE INDIVIDUAL IN THE UNITED STATES. MAXWELL FOUNDED THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF SANTA FE, NEW MEX. AND INVESTER $250,000 TO HELP BUILD THE TEXAS PACIFIC RAILROAD. DYNAMIC....CHARITABLE....LAVISH....ONE OF THE GREAT BUILDERS OF THE AMERICAN WEST. DIED IN QUIET RETIREMENT, JULY 25, 1875 AT FORT SUMNER, NEW MEXICO. BORN SEPT. 14, 1818


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  • Created by: Cemetery Haunter
  • Added: 20 Nov 2004
  • Find a Grave Memorial 9925464
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lucien Bonaparte Maxwell (14 Sep 1818–25 Jul 1875), Find a Grave Memorial no. 9925464, citing Old Fort Sumner Cemetery, Fort Sumner, De Baca County, New Mexico, USA ; Maintained by Cemetery Haunter (contributor 46558417) .