prune picker

This is the blog of a prune picker. (Native born Californian) Retired oilfield. I am an old man. (90) I blog a lot about my body and getting old. As I approach death life gets more interesting. More interesting is not good. I still drive. I attend sports, bluegrass, and civic events. I attend swim class three times a week. Some of my blogs might be interesting. A lot of my blogs are silly and trivial. None are very long.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Capt Lyman Bennett Munson. 2nd cousin, 5 times removed.

Here is an item I culled out of The Munson Record. Should be interesting to my family and friends in the Northwest. Especially those near Boise. He was captain of a company raised to fight in the Oregon Indian Wars of 1855-1856. He followed in the steps of his ancestor, Captain Thomas Munson, who fought in the New England Indian Wars of the 17th century.  The news article on his death is dated 1884. He could have lived in Boise 20 to 30 years.


  1. I think Boise is a lovely place. I didn't know we had family history there, though.

  2. I have read of Monsons all over the country. Captain Thomas had one son. That son had nine sons. Those 9 had 17 sons. That is a good start on populating the earth. The first American born in Java was the child of a missionary named Munson.

  3. Steven lived in Boise I believe


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