Alexander M. Cree, Co. H, 1st Pennsylvania Reserves

History of the Arkansas Valley, Colorado; Chicago: O. L. Baskin & Co., Historical Publishers, 186 Dearborn Street, 1881.

Alexander M. Cree:  Mr. Cree was born in Perry County, Penn., July 28, 1842; he received a good common school education. In 1861, when the President called for three months’ volunteers, he was one of the first to respond, and went out in the Seventeenth Pennsylvania. After the three months had expired, he re-enlisted in the First Pennsylvania Reserves, and served four years. In the spring of 1868, he emigrated to Colorado, locating in Gilpin County. After five years, he removed to Boulder County, where he spent two years, and afterward three years in Lake City. In 1879, he came to Chaffee County, where he started what has been known since as Cree’s Camp. He was one of the founders of Maysville, and in April, 1881, was elected one of the City Trustees. He has bee interested in mining since he came to the State, and is now one of the owners of the Columbus Mine, near Maysville. He was married, in 1870, in Gilpin County, to Miss Ella Thomas, of Michigan.

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