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William New was born 1802 in Illinois, United States and died 26 June 1850 Rayado, Colfax County, New Mexico, United States of unspecified causes. He married Indian squaws 1846 in Pueblo County, Colorado, Colorado.

WILLIAM NEW. FUR TRAPPER, FUR TRADER, HORSE THIEF, INDIAN FIGHTER, TRAIL GUIDE, MERCHANT. FOUNDING SETTLER IN THE AREA THE ARKANSAS KNOWN AS "FORT PUEBLO, HARDSCRABBLE AND GREENHORN. SO NOTED BY THE LOCATIONS OF THE BIRTH OF HIS CHILDREN ON THE 1850 CENSUS (WITH A NATIVE AMERICAN WOMAN).

WILLIAM NEW MARRIES AGAIN TO MARY D. GIBSON. HIS CHANCE MEETING WITH MARY TOOK PLACE IN THE "FORT PUEBLO" (NOW COLORADO) AREA AS THE GIBSON FAMILY MADE THEIR WAY TO SALT LAKE VALLEY, UTAH TERRITORY. THEY WERE MORMONS (MISSISSIPPI SAINTS, AS EVIDENCED BY THE BIRTH LOCATIONS OF THEIR CHILDREN) AND SETTLED UP AT PUEBLO FOR THE WINTER.

WHEN THE MORMON PIONEERS, WHICH INCLUDED ALL OF MARY D. GIBSON'S FAMILY LEFT FOR THE SALT LAKE VALLEY, WILLIAM NEW FOLLOWED AND ASKED MARY'S FATHER FOR HER HAND IN MARRIAGE. WILLIAM NEW RETURNED WITH HIS BRIDE AND SETTLED IN THE "RAYADO" AREA OF NEW MEXICO (CONTROLLED BY LUCIAN MAXWELL), AN ASSOCIATE AND BUSINESS PARTNER OF WILLIAM NEW.

WILLIAM NEW WAS KILLED BY INDIANS SHORTLY AFTER HIS MARRIAGE TO MARY D. GIBSON.

Research Notes

  • 1839 - NEW MEXICO/FORT HALL ON OREGON TRAIL/CALIFORNIA, HORSE THIEF (REDEEMED)PG. 236 "OLD SPANISH TRAIL" by LEROY R. HAFEN
  • 1846 FORT PUEBLO HEADQUARTERS - TRANSPORTED GOODS TO TRADE LOCATIONS MASTER TRADER WITH IMMIGRANTS (ON OREGON TRAIL)
  • 26 June 1850 (NOTE: WILLIAM ON DEC. 1850 CENSUS REPORT FOR NEW MEXICO) - Rayado, Colfax, New Mexico Territory, Mexico



Children



Offspring of William New and Indian squaws
Name Birth Death Joined with
Jethro New (1838-)
Nancy New (1839-)
Jane New (1840-)



Offspring of William New and Mary Densia Gibson (1823-1850)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Baby Gibson New (1847-)









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