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Kit Carson

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Birthday
24, 1809
Birthplace
Kentucky
Death Date
May 23, 1868 (58)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
24, 1809
Birthplace
Kentucky
Death Date
May 23, 1868 (58)

About

Frontiersman who participated in the Mexican-American and Civil Wars and led conquests of several Native American tribes.

Before Fame

He worked as an apprentice to a Missouri saddle maker when he was fourteen years old.

Trivia

He neither read nor wrote, but was fictionalized as a hero in many novels.

Family Life

He married Josefa Jaramillo in February 1843. The couple had eight children.

Associated With

He served in the American Civil War under the leadership of James Buchanan.