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Christopher "Kit" Carson - Born Christmas Eve In Madison County KY 1809

Christopher Kit CarsonChristopher "Kit" Carson - Born Christmas Eve In Madison County 1809

Kit Carson is legendary in American History. He only lived to be 60 years old but back in those days that might have been a long time.

He was the ninth child born ourt of 14 brothers and sisters. His family moved to Missouri when he was an infant.

His father died when he was only nine and because of having to go to work he did not get a formal education.  

Despite a lack of education he did marry three times and lived on to become quite a legend in the Southwest.

A friend once said, "His word was as sure as the sun comin' up," he was noted for an unassuming manner and implacable courage.

Kit Carson died in Fort Lyons on May 23, 1868 and was later buried in Tao, New Mexico.

On Tates Creek Road where this sign used to be posted is Kit Carson Elementary School named in his honor.

Other early legendary figures from Madison County were Daniel Boone and Cassius M. Clay.

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Lizette FitzpatrickPrincipal Broker with LIZETTE REALTY in Richmond, Kentucky.

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Comment balloon 5 commentsLizette Fitzpatrick • December 06 2008 08:57PM

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Lizette,

This is a very nice history lesson on "Kit" Carson.  I had always thought that he was out of the southwest.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) over 9 years ago

Buried in Taos? What a magical spot! Enjoyed reading about old Kit!

Posted by Susie Blackmon, Ocala, Horses, Western Wear, Horse Farms, Marketing over 9 years ago

Intersting Stuff. There's a lot of history in Kentucky.

By the way, I think your Twitter stuff is messing up your blog.  Every time I click on something in your blog, it asks me for a Twitter UserName and Password.

Like this screen shot.

Gotta love that Windows Vista Snipping Tool!

Posted by Erby Crofutt, The Central Kentucky Home Inspector, Lexington KY (B4 U Close Home Inspections&Radon Testing (www.b4uclose.com)) over 9 years ago

Lizette, Very Interesting, I love history espically Kentucky history. I was reading your post to my husband and he know everything about Ky. (he is OLD)He was born in Wechester and lived in Lexington and Paris before I kidnapped him to London. and He didn't know about Kit Carson being born in Ky. It was good to get one one on him.....

 

barbara

Posted by Barbara Flannery, "Homes for Everyone In London Kentucky" (USA Realty,Inc.) over 9 years ago

you know there is a legend that he did not die there and that he went on out west and then passed away at the age of 90 something in California - of course that is just one of those rumor thingies

Posted by Thesa Chambers, Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon (Fred Real Estate Group) over 9 years ago

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