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Elisha (Elijah) Stevens
Posted by: barbara stevens (ID *****7857) Date: September 22, 2007 at 13:05:22
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Hi,

I'm searching for information on Elisha Stevens.

This text fairly describes all I know:

noted American pathfinder and scout. Born in Georgia April 5, 1804, he learned blacksmithing during his youth - then, drifting west, he became a trapper on the upper Missouri for more than two decades. In 1844 he led the 50-member Murphy-Townsend wagon train safely from Council Bluffs, Iowa to Sutter's Fort. During the Mexican War he served as an ordnance mechanic under Commodore Stockton. For a time he lived in Santa Clara County, then settled here on a 38-acre tract, the first permanent settler in the Bakersfield district. He died September 9, 1887 and is buried in Union Cemetery.

there is a video available of his epic "forgotten journey" available from www.grapeflix.com.

If you know anything about this person, I would love to hear from you.

B. Stevens


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