Thanks for the information you have posted about Drips. I have some additional information from a Kansas City newspaper obituary of his daughter, Catharine, dated April 8, 1904. According to this article, Drips married the Otoe woman while engaged in the fur trade at Bellevue on the Platte River around 1822. It goes on to say that during the battle at Pierre's hole, July 18, 1832, the Otoe woman was in a tipi on the battlefield giving birth to Catharine while hiding her other children under buffalo robes.
Also stated is that when the daughters were old enough, Drips sent them to a convent school in St. Louis, while he returned to Kansas City and bought land in the west side of the city. Several years later, Catharine came to Kansas City and married William Mulkey in 1853. She died 1904 in Kansas City.
My great-grandmother, Georgia Eugiena Mulkey, was either grandaughter or grandniece of Catharine Drips.
If you would like a copy of this article i would be happy to send you a copy. There are more details within about Drips. I would be interested in hearing more as well!
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