Hi - My great-great-grandfather was "B.B." BURCHETT (Burr Benjamin Burchett). He brought his wife & 10 children from Iowa to Bannack, arriving in the Fall of 1862. In December 1862 his wife delivered another son, supposedly the first "white" child to be born in what became the Montana Territory. His "15 minutes of fame" was when he was elected Judge of the Miners Court in May 1863, at the same meeting where Henry Plummer was elected Sheriff. They stayed in Montana until about 1867. He and his grown sons (including Mahlon Wilson Burchett, my great-grandfather) ran or worked with a freight line in the area. He may also have staked a mining claim; family legend says he had something to do with developing Helena. I have found a few minor references to B.B. Burchett in materials on the Internet, mainly at the "vigilante" site. Does anyone know of anything you can share about B.B. Burchett or his family? Or of any likely sources, published or otherwise? If anyone happens to know the circumstances of their arrival (which wagon train, which route, or with whom???) that also would be appreciated. Anything you might tell me would be gratefully received.