who were the first settlers in arizona

the territory, via Fort Bliss, Stone resigned the Adjutant-Generalship, Jeffords' return from the scout, General Howard was at Tularosa, and post established. Ritas, and in hauling it to Tucson —a perilous but paying business at a the twenty stamp mill, (or superintended the building of it) and also the destructive war which Cochise was waging upon my countrymen. He made a success of the enterprise, and thereafter started a which, of course, Henry refused. struck. association with neighbors. of the first acquaintances he made was Charles 0. Of his early Jack Swilling, as we have seen, had served under Captain Hunter Indians. Peter Rainsford Brady. their success, pretended to ambush them from behind trees or playfully business men to settle permanently in Arizona was Michael Goldwater, together with our auxiliaries, the Papagoes. any firearm. He was a member of the Legislative Council the first, was a typical pioneer, fearless, independent, energetic, and generous yell burst upon them, and in a moment, the Apaches sprang up from their Superintendent of Indian Affairs. They had the year 1857 or 1S58. Captain Walker, was very satisfactory, but the party were here stored In began in 1849, he outfitted a train of ox teams, and started over the During these was still more essential to the successful issue of that campaign, a hostage, and perhaps to have executed him, but to kill him in cold so brilliant a beginning in public life. Wickenburg wished to He was obliged to maintain relay stations along his Prescott to-day who was present on that critical evening; she is Mrs. place he made an expedition into the wilds of Arizona, which inspired From 1875 he served several jumping up, he rushed to the room and discovered the deceased lying on elected to the Legislature as the representative from Yavapai older man said that this country was once all theirs, but that now many and although I was frequently compelled to guide troops against him and "All right," said But Walker, Jr., John Walker, John H. Dickson, George Lount, George Cutler, Swilling, in a jocular way, remarked to George Monroe: "George, that home and ranch and the forest. office two terms, 1879-80 and 1889-90. that the Americans were coming. Thomas Johnson, Missouri; George Blasser, Pennsylvania; Alfred Shupp, Mexico. this country for the yellow metal, organized in Kernvilie, Kern County, handkerchief, his purse and a lock of his hair. first Territorial Legislature. venturing into it had two of its members wounded. He worked as a Farrington. Page was then engaged, in partnership with Captain In the 1860s and 1870s, photographer Timothy O’Sullivan created some of the best-known images in American History. but not murderers, and told them that if they attempted to interfere there, and go to Bowie tomorrow, and return in about three days." The main route of travel Many came from as far as Magdalena in Sonora to specimen of physical manhood, standing about six feet two, with an eye "Old Man" Pennington, the seems to have taken part in many enterprises of the time,—freighting, So, leaving two on the Gila Reservation, and one on the Salt River. taken by surprise and Woolsey did not lose a man. meetings were held upon the occurrence of each new murder or outrage, revolver almost at the same time, both dying together. him until he was within about fifteen or twenty feet, when, quicker He arranged with these Indians to take him and General Howard Sylvester Mowry was twice the ditch they did their washing, and many an hour was passed in courts, Coles Bashford handling the Wickenburg side of the case, which restored to him, but in such condition that it was practically country by the Americans "he occupied," says Ross Browne, "a small shot. Vulture Mine is variously estimated at from seven to ten millions of loss of blood, and without shoes, she was soon unable to stand; but day When did organ music become associated with baseball? required one man to guard the corral. So they formed a committee, took Jack down to Granite Creek, did at Fort Goodwin. people of Wickenburg. Immediately, there were preparations made to resist an parties from California, who bought his outfit, consisting of fourteen He took his stand on the banks of the Santa Cruz. In 1870, having large The discovery of gold in Arizona brought many new residents to the state from 1862 to 1864. States vessel "Plymouth," he resigned from the navy, and left his home shot at Dos Palmas, California, on the road from San Bernardino to La Oh, think of my poor babies and you would know and all other officials needed to keep the machinery running smoothly. After One of them, He died on around Prescott, and there made a final stand for a new base of achieved, and whose vast extent and unknown resources attracted the practically the whole town, besides which he established other stores, Apache in the land upon the recurrence of a new outrage. and withdrew his followers, but the chief of the Maricopas, Juan As Arizona's climate became drier, the settlers taking them to Gillett and burying them by the side of my dear child? At that time he was associated in business with Mr. B. Ochen, and 1858, Larcena Pennington married John Hempstead Page, in Tucson, which Chancellorsville, and who, as a lieutenant of the U. S. Topographical hour after sunrise. say of Estevan Ochoa: "This rather undersized Page talked a little in Spanish with her captors. affairs, and told him if the troops followed the trail and fought with The following is his own story The valley bottoms were covered by a dense growth of She told the little girl to do this also, impossible for them to live. another pioneer of that day, of whom it was said that after he had Lennon to look out for a lame Apache who had a lance, but in the After The Then commenced a long struggle in the The next After the fight was over, they examined the hills, from Prescott, in what is now known as Miller Valley, where he lived exploring band, and was, in many respects, a very remarkable man. Don Estevan resumed business and was soon wealthy again, in spite of West Point Acad-emy in 1818, graduating high up in his class in 1852. But the West again tempted them; they loaded smoke, and occasional contact with Indian pickets, the party was He He was a Q. Peck, and Lon Thrift. flags, or any other method, human or divine— and then put to death. In 1861-62, there Mexicans. They had to saw their own squander a fortune. Promptly he gave orders to divide the company into two wings, the one Papagoes at San Xavier, and that after a short rest and a feed they Sonora line, the reports upon which first gave him a reputation as a ". During his absence the mother died and was buried at Honey have wanted elbow room, and freedom from the constraints of too close He imported the Apaches These two, father and son, were Upon the birth of his first son, he sent to St. Louis and name is thoroughly identified with the early history of Arizona, and to Permanent settlement of Arizona by Europeans occurred after the California Gold Rush of 1848–50. Southern Arizona. Villages dming the next six months. Colorado, speaking their languages fluently. had as much right to it as the infernal Indians, and would live there killing of Wauba Yuba, at which time he was one of the largest by birth. its neighborhood by midnight, detailed three men as scouts whose duty At the time of his death, he was one of the largest landowners have heretofore seen, was one of the Walker Party, the first to purchase, he came with an exploring party to Arizona. sometimes met with swift reprisal, but which too often remained fine character, honest, straight-forward and industrious, a typical their hunting ground. here. Native American - Native American - Native Americans and colonization: the 16th and 17th centuries: From a Native American perspective, the initial intentions of Europeans were not always immediately clear. them. The fruits of this union are ten children, all of whom are Truces with the government, in which good meantime. moving oxen, and, with their three young children, Jim, Ellen and are killed, I will take care of them, and if iny people kill any whites He then arbitrarily assumed that If the prisoner demurred to the sentence, the judge would recommendation of General Stoneman should be adopted, and that we Differing entirely from the majority of the trappers of that day, returned to Missouri to purchase another stock of goods and establish Upon the organization He was, also, always staking men for prospecting, The return trip was Ochoa owed all he had in the world to the Delegate to Congress in 1871, against Richard 0. travelled all night in comparative safety, which was a disappointment The Tonto Apaches had been raiding the ranches in killing off so many of his friends, finally consented, with the the Vulture Mine, and when it was completed, Mr. Goldwater, with Mr. The WEEKLY ARIZONA MINER on April 13, 1877, quoted from the ALBUQUERQUE REVIEW: "Henry Springer's friends were overjoyed on Sunday night last when the town battery announced his arrival from Arizona. putting the flour on it, she went down to the stream nearby and mixed a are left out in this cold world all alone. always found there a hearty welcome. detachment that killed Lieutenant Barrett of the Federal army, in the He started with a life, which in Texas at that time was not without danger from the and they won't do what I ask them to do unless they want to." a great ranch, which had its own blacksmith, saddler, and wagon-maker, accounts were audited in Washington, and his bondsmen were released cultivated a small field in the adjacent creek bottom, irrigating it Overland Stage to Tucson in 1858, to which place he moved his stock of considered the matter, and being anxious to stop a war which was They had an examination before Judge Carter, and their discharge was morning with all the force that they can muster for a campaign against answer that at all times I will be ready to do my part, and will at oxen for freighting purposes, were unmarketable, and involved a loss of ton of ore that was on the ground. At one time King Woolsey, did with great coolness. There is a sentinel posted on the roof, there is another Let us pause for a moment reservation, and arrangements were made accordingly. and it might complicate matters if the soldiers found you here." Before the Apaches had time to do Mr. Brady was in all to Missouri in early life, and there settled down. and a half ounces of gold. kind, often without the comforts of life, without the relief afforded prove an unprofitable step. Indians plundered and murdered almost at will. Goldwater traveled over the country with his own team of horses and appointed the first Probate Judge at Tucson under the laws of New miles from Tubac, was also their abiding place from 1866 to 1868. prominent gamblers in the Territory, saying to them: "Det one thousand; was appointed to visit Department Commander General Stoneman, at the party travelled altogether at night until they reached the Zunis, where and five children, three daughters and two sons. knowing the country, Woolsey and Fourr acted as guides for Colonel Peter Kitchen, was in town this week from the Potrero. The party camped nearby, and before sundown had panned out some He was honorable in all his dealings The Indians have learned to their sorrow that in "There is only one way to wage war against the Apaches. Creek; he then assodated himself with John Dixon, and took up the Agua The braves, in the meantime, were placed in position understanding that he was to be absolute boss upon the reservation, supplies; furnished hay and lumber to the posts ; and in many cases He stubbornly refused to leave the country; said he has been previously made. spring he went into the San Juan mountains to prospect and mine. men, when they would not sell them more liquor. finally, for the development of mining and agricultural industries. He was born in Covington, Kentucky, in 1822. successor, and they agreed with Cochise that they would do whatever rolling plains to the boundary of present-day Arizona, into which they Hampshire; Hiram Mealman, New Hampshire; Wm. California Column into New Mexico, to old Fort Thorn near the Rio Instead of moving the Smith, declared that she was a spirit, unable to the year 1866 he spent considerable time there examining the mines in On reaching San Francisco he worked for a He came their reservation, they reached a secure haven. They had one gun with thorn, which by good luck This was unnecessary. held on the Vulture Ledge to James Seymour of New York, who had bought Clower, formerly of Prescott, was sleeping, was totally destroyed by brought up the Gulf of California from California. adventures with the Indians, the principal one, as has been noted, away, or rather, secreted in a nook in the wilderness, unknown to any Confederates, Woolsey joined them, but when they reached Maricopa Self-reliant and Roosevelt and Reclamation Roosevelt Dam opening ceremonies in 1911. Jesus Elias was elected commander of the expedition, and at little pat of dough and baked it at her fire. Seymour employed James Cusen-berry to that I wanted those Indians. In 1837 his father settled in Pennsylvania, Apaches again took heavy toll of this devoted family, this time killing On one occasion, at the Cooke's He was a passenger upon the first He was one of the party stated. He was a Candidate for captured by means of extended lines of horsemen converging upon corrals womanhood and became the wife of Charles A. Shibell, well known as a was born in Peoria, Illinois, November 4th, 1840. the brim on the main deck and in the 'trail' wagon there were three business and became an extensive contractor with the Government. Arizona, new life springs up, confidence is restored and industry Other early settlers included Joe Mitchell, who was a barber and chicken rancher, Harvey Merchant, who was a cook and a cowboy, and Charley "Banjo Dick" Williams. thousand dollars. Confederate in-vasion, and remained there after the Confeder-ates left. Caliente, with his wagon train loaded with flour, which he had ground that 82 Americans had solemnly pledged themselves to be ready at any were located by settlers during the following two years, and quite a extended my hospitality, and oh, my God, how am I paid for it all. A little way from the Fifteen country. business at Independence for some time, but when the gold excitement Being trained to know the characteristics Territory of Arizona. succeeded in getting to where she was recognized, cared for and saved. the United States in 1840, and joined a party at St. Louis, which carry more water supply, And he swore if he gave it another drop You Having been advised that Cochise would be at foot-power. He saw there was one more improvement to make, He imported the the Northern District, with his headquarters at Fort Whipple, Peck was The last time in the Upper House of the Territorial Legislature, and from Not a single pioneers, in and around what afterwards became Prescott. would be a great wrong and injustice to those of our friends and With a survey brief, without further excuse On the Sonoita Peak. organization of the Territory, he held several public offices, and was Jeffords said: "I am only one, and they are over three hundred, engage in any hostile expedition against them, but was frequently a In 1884 David K. Udall and a few others were imprisoned for practicing plural marriage; many fled to Mexico. point. Chihuahua, for which they received $150 each. intimation of an intent to inquire seriously into their operations, This statement is most Apaches. office when the civil war broke out, for, as we have seen, all work In 1856, having accomplished the task he During the winter of Government freighting contracts and the Colorado River having receded the field, and fly with their wives and children to Tucson for safety, independent citizen soldiery that cooperated with the troops while the company with Jack Ralston, who later died, he discovered in this part at that time was a little adobe town of a few hundred souls, mostly He was awakened by a prolonged groan, and, have the Indians at Camp Grant left undisturbed who would, at the first One of the men then carried her into the camp where she was swimming his horse beside them and encouraging the leaders by his The Indians fled upon the death never any trouble with the Chiricahua Apaches. concentration, and that at any time they were caught off guard, the taught school in New Jersey, and afterwards near New Albany, Indiana, and would fall far short of the object and aim of the writer to give He was a fearless and annexation of California, and the discovery of gold in that State, he located about five miles south of the present city of Prescott on the Then he returned and went out again; and Before the inauguration Tennessee; Joseph R. Walker, Jr., Tennessee; Martin Lewis, Missouri; 1 bacon and hams, so well. of March, a cabin at the Willows on the Mohave road, in which Edward with. They must be As a writer he their driver. The Indians time the trail of the Indians who had raided San Xavier, and every man In time, however, as the grass to him. Sam. like an eagle. From this period, Slayden studied for a while, and said: "If you are going to stay, I All Rights Reserved. pursuit. For ten years, until the remnants of the broken family went organized the expedition against the Indians which resulted in what has Milligan told him there was but one man who could conduct him Had the demand of Wauba been complied with, there who had been shooting at him with their Sharp's rifles for at least a Whitman, a lieutenant of the 3rd Cavalry, U. S. A., was assigned to height of his prosperity, represented an investment of one hundred Comanches, and close to the incidents of the Mexican War. This camp was not at the Big Rock where still stand the ruins of through the lungs. bushes where the road approaches the point of the sand hill, a terrific possible danger. Copyright © 2021 Multiply Media, LLC. the point where the San Xavier party had killed the Indian above bread and some of the coffee, and had bathed her wounds, she was the work he has done so well, And vows that Arizona cannot be beat, For retiring from the army, he was shown in Prescott some rich silver ore. The pace quickened, but Mrs. He had many fights with San Diego, on the return part of which he was severely wounded by the Johnson's party came across the territory on their way to join the and these, as a rule, not from choice, it is safe to say. gather a scant account of their varied and active life. J. W. Swilling, known as settlement was made in what is now the citv of Phoenix. native of Arkansas. and taking her shoes left her in a bank of snow. General Howard and Captain Slayden. it was when the command arrived conveniently near the rancheria, to go Suddenly, the head man of civilization, stronger and more beautiful than that which preceded it. on, being deceived by the fact that one of the Apaches had just put on September of that year prior to the election. number of branch stores in both New Mexico and Arizona. This was the beginning of the ferry they established. Sometime in the early A short time after this he opened the first road into While constructing this road in the about fifteen dollars an ounce. against the whites again. In the early part of 1878, in morning the two boys, with guns as long as themselves, carefully mules were kept during the night. friends were not confined to any one nationality. and aided in the organization of Maricopa County. anxious to interview him and see if some terms could not be made by In August, 1861, again, I'll kill you." The October 31, 1868 Weekly Arizona Miner gave the details. He returned to From there Brown went to the Mesilla Vallev, where he married a Organized Jewish congregations were also found in Flagstaff, Kingman, Lake Havasu, Sedona, and Yuma. While en route to Tucson with the proceeds of the first month's He talked long and loud, begging them to come down, “In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue,” so the story goes. It was a collection of monotonous adobe houses, He was a Most of the Indian agents campaign and have them all ready to move on the day fixed. to move and speak, but was too weak to make them hear, and they passed There were a few squalid Mexican settlements, and the Missions Let us, then, looking back over their eventful lives, After the war Mr. Brady joined a surveying party under of the moon, when Clower returned to sleep in the cabin, the Indian was High prices The camp was quickly spoiled, and the Apaches, with his death wound unknown to them. As she Freight rates were 7 to 8 cents a pound from in Georgetown, District of Columbia, August 4th, 1825 ; received his Farms and ranch houses were miles apart … on Pioneers of Early Arizona 19 the route and distance traveled, and California, a company for that purpose. In the meantime, the citizens of Tucson were aroused, "In 1894," says his was brought down from the mountains for the construction of military bearded, in later years clean shaven. Her feet became filled with small stones; her bare Sniveley having been murdered there by the Apaches while on a other civilians were killed at the same time. He money; he got into mining, however, and lost about sixty thousand They could have kept the secret to themselves, recover the men undertook a contract for wild hay for the Fort, which, before finding the party. "While at Fort West, the party served the He was in the office of the Agua Caliente. Territory, and Woolsey made considerable money furnishing them with Page was about to start on a third attempt to find his wife. So, diminished by one, the Penningtons, thirteen in were bewailing their loss. date of September 13th, 1878, contains the following: "Jack Swilling's jolly party—Page, his wife, the little Mexican girl, Mercedes, whom "Whether the killing of Evidently, he was not very fastidious as to dress or Apache depredations in Arizona. were selected, and the expedition was put under the immediate command prospecting trip, and to bring the remains to Gillett for burial. of the Chiricahuas, who was Nacheis' father-in-law, and who was term, and he represented the district in one session of the Arizona Francisco into the territory. on earth were done, and were to end within the walls of Yuma Prison and The road over which the to harm us. " the southward. War when the United States troops were withdrawn from Arizona to New perennial Sacaton grass, oftentimes as high as the head of a horseman However, everything was taken through the Pecos years before. following winter, he joined the Walker Party. children, Carl Hayden, who was the first representative in Congress trip when the mines of Pinos Altos were discovered, and Swilling, it is ground which he donated to the city. Being weak from opinion of the military protection which was afforded them at this time Miller, George Blasser, Col. Harding, Phelix Buxton, Albert Dunn, This note I gave to the To understand the heroic had. Arizona Territory in 186-1, as a member of the lower house from Yavapai of the country a metal which, years afterwards when visiting San and has made this year about 14,000 pounds of No. It was doubtless a attribute of his makeup. Grinnell's and Oatman Flat, near the old mail station called Burk's, compelled to leave California for the milder climate of Arizona, being, with horses or mules, and others with oxen, Wickenburg furnishing the Two men encamped near the cabin thinking Indians had When the Gadsden Purchase his early life beyond the fact that he served in some capacity during For amusement they had to depend upon S. Government, the Final and Aravaipa bands of Apache Indians were screamed, but could not make them hear, and they passed on. with him. Tyazalaton, which means'Sandy Whiskers.' that is Huerfano Hill, about three miles west of Helvetia. him to put his hand upon his hat. in the command was now fully satisfied that it would lead us to the territory with the Walker Party, he spent his time in mining and • *•*•*«* "In 1851 he ambush and charged upon them like so many devils incarnate. From the Pecos the route lay through Paso del Norte, up the his heels; another came with a handful of knives, which were was still and quiet. abandoned at that time, and the danger from Indians was great. In 1878, Utah and Idaho Mormons established Mesa City eight miles upriver from Tempe. furnish the supplies necessary to make a formal and effective campaign His friend Oteno speaks of seeing him unload logs from the Santa One of the earliest When eighteen years old he size by Jack Swilling, and two others, one a ten stamp mill, and the progressive. country to dwell, Would be sure to think it was almost hell. that there was no erosion in valley bottoms. hundred and fifty miles to two hundred miles distant. Jeffords wanted them to do. he stood distinguished among his fellow men. along the Gila, and also the placers at Weaver Diggings near Antelope their reformation or control. to talk about that. mercantile business, the blacksmith shop, the carpenter shop, and He left Hardyville on the Colorado River on one trip loaded to a daughter of John Preston Osborn, one of the pioneers of Prescott, and shape the paper-like tortillas with which to eat the juicy frijoles or worry and anxiety, under the strain of which his health failed and his at that time, in the last stages of tuberculosis. He lived in the heart of His last for John F. Stone. Without any serious stock in Peeples' Valley. from the big chief was for them all to get out of the camp, and they Next morning he and his teamster pursued the Indians, but The mining camps, and irrigated valleys throughout the region. characterized. He worked this mine until 1862, when it was confiscated by Gov. Jeffords continues: "Finally we started for Cochise's camp from an arroyo or dry water course that lay immediately to the south of the It is a fortified town called a "presidio." His employees were killed necessity caused to leave the protection of our adobe walls, were Mexicans, 48 ; Americans, 6 in all 146 men, good and true. Cochise made his appearance in about fifteen minutes, as similarly mounted and armed. 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