15 June 1797–9 December 1849 (Age 52)
Blount, Tennessee, United States
When Joseph Colville was born on 15 June 1797, in Blount, Tennessee, United States, his father, Maj. Joseph Colville III, was 32 and his mother, Sarah Lusk, was 31. He married Sally Cheek about 1815, in Tennessee, United States. He died on 9 December 1849, in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States, at the age of 52.
Story goes he left Benton Arkansas around 1849 headed for The California gold rush, with one of the older sons. They were ambushed at their mine by Indians and both were scalped and died there. This w …
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