Emigrants to Oregon in 1844
compiled by Stephenie Flora
oregonpioneers.com
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Following is a list for the emigration of 1844. Additional arrivals and information will be added as I get my notes compiled. All additions and corrections would be appreciated. NOTE: all female members of the emigration are listed by MAIDEN name [if known] even if they were married at the time of the emigration.

If you are a descendant of one of these families and would like to be contacted by other descendants I would be happy to include your information. Please contact me via email at my address at the bottom of this page.

 

Captains of 1844

 

*1: At Council Bluffs, the Stephens-Murphy party started the last week of May and headed westward along the north side of the Platte River to Fort Laramie. This party consisted of about 40 men and 27 wagons. The group was captained by Elisha Stephens and guided, at times, by Caleb Greenwood and his sons. This group were less effected by the bad spring weather than those who traveled the "Kansas" routes. They later were to split at Fort Hall, with a group of about 26 men, 8 women and 17 children heading for California.   Isaac Hitchcock is mentioned in several sources as assisting the party in getting to their destination. New documentation suggests that he was in California as early as 1832 and would have had the knowledge to accomplish this task.

*2: The remaining group, captained by John Thorpe (or Tharp), followed the same route traveled by the American Board missionaries of 1836, and reached the Willamette well ahead of the companies from Independence and St. Joseph.

*3: A large caravan started from Independence captained by Nathaniel Ford and guided by a famed ex-mountain man by the name of Moses "Black" Harris. "First published reports (in the Western Expositor, Independence, Mo.) indicated that Colonel Ford's company contained 358 persons--55 married men with their wives (110), 80 single men, 168 children; and that there were 54 wagons, 500 head of cattle, 60 horses, and 28 mules. Yet to join, (according to the (Expositor), were several small parties embracing in all 27 families, numbering about 125 souls, who had 10 wagons, 130 cattle, and some horses." "Ford was accompanied by his wife, six children, and five slaves. This group left Independence, Mo. about the first of June [other sources say May 14th] and expected to join General Gilliam's company on the Nimshaw River in about two weeks. In company with the above were Mr. Bequet, a mountain trader bound for Fort Laramie, whose company included 12 men, 14 horses, 32 mules, and 8 carts."

*4: The fourth train left from St. Joseph, Missouri. Before it was fully formed it was reported that this train contained 48 families, 108 men (60 of whom were young men), 323 persons, 410 oxen, 160 cows (16 of which were team cows), 143 young cattle, 54 horses, 11 mules, and 72 wagons. The number of horned cattle was 713. At the time of the census many men from adjoining counties were still expected.    The members of the St. Joseph train voted to call itself the "Independent Colony", and following military guidelines, elected Cornelius Gilliam as General and Michael Simmons as Colonel. The train was then divided into 4 parties, each led by its own Captain. The Captains were Robert Wilson Morrison, William Shaw , Allen Saunders and Richard Woodcock. See Reminiscence of 1844 by T.C. Shaw and Story of the Sager Family written by Sarah Kirk

*5) "May--A Jesuit priest and 20 (?) other young men, referred to by their guide, Andrew W. Sublette, as the `company of Catholicks', left Westport, MO, some time after May 21, to travel the Oregon trail.  Half of the group were invalids, seeking health by making a journey West.....Upon reaching Fort Laramie in early August, the party dispersed." [The Beginning of The West by Louise Berry p.513]

As in other years, the total numbers involved in the emigration of 1844 vary from source to source. The true number will probably never be attained but an estimate seems to be around 1,475 to OR and 53 to CA [The Plains Across by John D. Unruh Jr.]

The one thing that they all had in common, however, was that the emigration year of 1844 was exceptional for the amount of rain to be endured and the amount of flooding that it resulted in. James Clyman wrote in his diary on May 14th: "Roads extremely bad owing to the Leate greate rains." The next day he wrote "This morning the whole prairie covered in water Shoe mouth deep..." All of the river crossings had reached or were approaching flood stage.

 

Emigrants On The Trail in 1844

Michael ACCOLTI (1807-1878): Jesuit Priest that came to Oregon in 1844 on the ship l'Infatigable; established Mission at St. Paul, OR; sent to CA in 1850 where he established the College of Santa Clara; died 07 Nov 1878 in San Francisco; buried Santa Clara Mission Cemetery, Santa Clara, Santa Clara County, CA

Jane ADAMS (1810-1844): m'd 1823 Alden NEAL; some records state Jane died in MO; husband did not remarry until 1846 so she may have died soon after arriving in Oregon

*3: Thomas M. ADAMS: Norwich, CN

ADY FAMILY RESEARCHER:
Robert Newell ADY(1820-aft 1879 ):  m'd 14 Sep 1849 Mary Ann (MITCHELL) Hunt;  has been found listed as both Eddy, Adey, and Ady in various census records; settled in what is now Marion Co, OR; Robert wrote his will in Dec 1879, he left home in Sep 1880 and never heard from again; in 1846 while working on the construction of  St. Paul's Catholic Church he incised his name on one of the bricks--it was discovered in later years during some restoration; father of 7 children (Lenora, Elizabeth, Sarah Ann, Zuliza Ella, Alfred Taylor, Josephine Cassie and Jasper Newton)

*3: Mr. ALDERMAN: Genesco Co, NY; [I believe that this may be Marvin, brother of Albert L. Alderman who settled in Yamhill Co. Although Marvin came to Oregon as early as 1840 and worked for the Hudson Bay Co, he appears to have made at least one trip east. This may be him returning from such a trip.]

ASBILL FAMILY RESEARCHER:
Elizabeth ASBILL (c1826-c1849) m'd 1844 Martin GILLIHAN

Francis "Frank" M. ASBILL (1834-1912): m'd s/o Tyre and Sarah (Asbill) Asbill; died Jun 1912 Mendocino Co, CA

Martha Ann ASBILL (1841- ): d/o Tyre and Sarah Asbill; living in CA by 1850

Nancy ASBILL: m1. 1839 William T. GILLIHAN (d. 1849 CA); m2. 1860 Daniel H. LOWNSDALE

Pierce ASBILL (1835-1902): m'd 1880 Katie ROBERTSON; s/o Tyre and Sarah Asbill; living in CA by 1850

Sarah ASBILL (1811-c1880):m'd Jan 1829 Tyre ASBILL; d/o William and Elizabeth (Ross) Asbill; living in CA by 1850; buried Lower Lake Herndon-Copsey Pioneer Cemetery, Lake Co, CA

Tyre ASBILL (1807-1866): m'd Jan 1829 Sarah ASBILL; s/o John  and Mary Elizabeth (Coyle) Asbill; living in CA by 1850; father of 11 children (Francis M., Pierce, Elizabeth, John, Martha Ann, Nancy H., Mary Jane, William Jefferson, Europe E., Elizabeth and Caroline); buried Lower Lake Herndon-Copsey Pioneer Cemetery, Lake Co, CA

Joseph M. BARNETT ( -1844): died 26 Aug 1844, buried on Sweetwater River; emigrated from Jackson Co, MO

Joseph BARTROUGH: the last name may be Bartruff.

Joseph BATONNE: started out with Dr. Townsend but had a falling out with him and went to work for William Case.

Nathan BAYARD: name may be Baird

BELIEU FAMILY RESEARCHER:   Note: the Belieu and Bilyeu are two separate families.  Descendants state that if there is a connection it has not been found at this point in time.
James Larkin BELIEU
(1823-1912): m'd 25 Dec 1850 Margaret Adaline GAGE;
s/o Micajah B. Belieu and Rebecca Renfro; born 16 Nov 1824 TN and died 07 Apr 1912 Camas Valley, Douglas Co, OR

James Norton Whitefield "Jimmy"BELIEU (1827-1915): m'd Matilda TAYLOR

Pleasant BELIEU (1810-1844): s/o  Micajah B. Belieu and Rebecca Renfro; died at the mouth of the Columbia River

Capt. Charles BENNETT ( -1855): was with James Marshall in CA when he discovered gold; died in the Yakima Indian War in 1855; buried at Salem Pioneer Cemetery, Marion Co, OR.

Osborn BENNETT: [shown on several lists as Osborn Bennett but is actually Bennett Osborn from Illinois]

Mr. BERDREAU: Frenchman hired by William Case

Alcy BILYEU (1827-1862): m'd 1843 Calvin Harvey NEAL; d/o Hubbard Bilyeu

Lydia Ann BILYEU: m'd 1832 Alexander NEAL; d/o Hubbard Bilyeu

Mahala BILYEU (1820- ): m'd 1837 Peter NEAL; d/o Hubbard Bilyeu

*3: Charles BIRCH:  Chariton Co, MO

Andrew BISHOP: ( -1844): "Here a man from St. Louis came up to our rendezvous with a large wagon and four yoke of large, fine, fat oxen; the wagon was loaded to the brim with articles of trade, such as were suited for the Rocky Mountain trade. His name was Andrew Bishop, a person that perhaps some of the immigration of 1842 may remember, for he had crossed the plains that year, and returned to St. Louis in 1843 by way of the Sandwich Islands. He was then out here in search of health, and should have remained if he had taken the second thought and brought with him his effects, for he had gained his health perfectly by the time he arrived in Oregon, but just as soon as he returned to his old home his old complaint returned on him, and he was again necessitated, as he thought, to go to the mountains, or, in other words, to Oregon. It was noticed, as soon as he came among us, that he was quite sick and feeble, and a great many of us had grave doubts about his being able to make the trip, but he was a brave man, and had, as he told us, made the trip in 1842, when he thought he was worse off than at this time." per Reminiscence of T.C. Shaw, Oregon Statesman, May 22, 1885 [Bishop died the night of 10 May 1844 near the Wolf River Indian Agency during a fierce thunder storm. The agent of the mission took charge of the body and the effects and sent them back to St. Louis to family members] Another account states that a Presbyterian missionary at the agency conducted services there *2 1888 p.84; *3

Keziah BISHOP (1805-1868): m'd 1828 Gabriel JONES; settled in WA

*3: William I. BLACK: Alabama

*3: Amos BLAKELEY: Fulton Co, IL

John BLANTON: a biography on John states his family came in 1844, which appears to be an error.  They actually emigrated in 1846.  See 1846 for further information on this family

Thomas BOGGS (1823-1865): m'd 16 Feb 1852 Mrs. Rachel (WILLIAMS) Jones; settled Linn Co; appears on list of  1842 emigrants-- returned east in 1843 and made the trip again in 1844; died 31 Oct 1865 Linn Co, OR; father of 8 children (Mary Ellen, Medora Jane, Sarah Deed, Susan Caroline, Thomas Duran, Cynthia Maranda, Jimmie and Rachel Marian)

Pierre BONNIN: (aka Peter Bonin,Borin,Bomin) : m1 1846/47 Louisa RONDEAU; m2. 1855 Rose Wagner; believe this to actually be pioneer of 1843 from Canada

Francis BORDRAN:

Margaret BOUNDS(1822-1888): m'd 1842 Fielden Mortimer THORP; d/o John Bird and Elizabeth (Lovelady) Bounds, buried in Thorp Family Cemetery, Thorp, WA per Thorp researcher

Artemesia BOWMAN(1835-1888): m'd William Henry BARNES; d/o William and Sarah (Kindred) Bowman; mother of 1 dau (Anna E.); when maternal grandparents decided to settle in WA she joined them and it appears that she never returned to live with her parents in Oregon

Ira BOWMAN (1826-1894): m'd 1851 Harriet BUFFUM; born 09 Jun 1826 KY and died 15 Jun 1894 Lane Co, OR; buried Laurel Grove Cemetery, Springfield, Lane Co, OR; father of 7 children (John William, Alice, Sarah Jane, Charles Clayton, Phoebe, James A. and Thomas J.); to CA gold rush in 1850, farmed in Polk Co in 1851, in Yamhill Co by 1852 and was mining in CA in 1870 but returned to Oregon and settled in Lane County where he later died

Nancy Jane BOWMAN (1837-1898): m1. 25 Nov 1852 John O'NEAL (div); m2. 30 Aug 1855 Hiram Barney BUFFUM; d/o William and Sarah (Kindred) Bowman; mother of 9 children by second husband (Sarah, Dorcas Ann, Hiram David, William Henry, Stephen W., Thomas, George, Huston Barney and Katie)

Tabitha C. BOWMAN (1837-1919): d/o William and Sarah (Kindred) Bowman

William BOWMAN Jr. (1841-1882): m'd 08 Oct 1863 Mary Jane BALL; s/o William and Sarah (Kindred) Bowman; father of 8 children (William Bernard, Abigail Lovina, Letitia Angela, David D., Sarah Drucilla, Bernice Olive, Jackson Rodney and Thomas Isaac)

William BOWMAN Sr.: m'd Sarah Ann KINDRED; "Wednesday,  July 3--....We are on a high hill, the divide between the Republican and the Platte.  Made a good day's drive, although two wagons turned over, hurting Wm. Bowman's wife who lay sick inside."  [Edward E. Parrish Diary]      

BOYD FAMILY RESEARCHER:
*3: Arthur L. BOYD (1841- ): s/o Robert and Lucinda (Scritchfield) Boyd

*3: Cynthia Ann BOYD: d/o Robert and Lucinda (Scritchfield) Boyd

*3: Jane Ann BOYD ( 1840- ): d/o Robert and Lucinda (Scritchfield) Boyd

*3: Mary Ann BOYD (1838-1914): d/o Robert and Lucinda (Scritchfield) Boyd

*3:  Robert Berry BOYD (1809-1884): m'd 18 Sep 1828 Lucinda Ann SCRITCHFIELD and 5 children; Cooper Co, MO; s/o Robert and Nancy Ann (Wagner) Boyd ; John died Jan 1884 in OR; father of 7 children (Mary Ann, Jane Ann, Arthur L., Cynthia Ann, Jay Robert, James R. and Prudence)

William BRAGG ( -1876):

Jerusha BRANNON (c1820 -1850): m'd 1840 Augustus C. WIRT; died on claim in Feb 1850 leaving four children (Andrew, Mary Ann, Noyes S. and Philip)

Edmund BRAY: traveled with train led by Elisha Stevens; cut off for California *3,*19

William BRAY: no information on William Bray unless he is the same as Edmund Bray or related to him.  He does not appear in Oregon census records so he have cut off for California

Adam BROWN (1817-1900): m'd 1847 Sarah NICHOLS; hired as driver for Cornelius Gilliam; "We had an alarm in our camp last night.  A Mr. Brown, while on guard, though he saw Indians approaching, and fired at them.  What he saw remains yet to be ascertained." (Edward E. Parrish Diary)

Rachel BROWN: m'd 1839 Amariah Wilson Sr.; mother of 9 children (Infant, Amanda Melvina, Susan Samantha, Mary Belle, Thomas, Charlotte, Infant, Tiffany and Marthy Ellen.

Thomas BROWN (1836-1911):  m'd Amy J. Handley; b. Tasmania, Australia; came to OR from Sandwich Islands on the ship Chenamis in 1844 locating in Oregon City; inherited from his foster parents a DLC near North Yamhill; father of 9 children

*5: Mr. BROWNING ( -1844): died 06 Jul 1844 on trail, was traveling west for health under the leadership of Andrew Sublette

Eleanor BUNTON: It is not known what her relationship is to the other Buntons listed.  She married another 1844 emigrant, Elisha McDaniel during encampment in MO and then refused to go to Oregon.  She returned back across the river into Missouri and Elisha divorced her in 1846.

Elijah BUNTON (c1794-c1862): m1. c1816 unknown; m2. 22 Jul 1834 Mrs. Keziah (Tugman) Holman; Elijah was born in Wilkes Co, NC where it is thought his first wife probably died.  He married for the second time in Laurel Co, KY.

Joseph BUNTON: little is found regarding Joseph Bunton.  He is mentioned as an emigrant of 1844 in the Transactions of the Oregon Pioneer Association and there is a small mention of a Joseph Blanton in Washington Territory during the Indian Wars:  "during the Indian Wars 1855-56 a stockade was built on the Chambers place for protection of the community.  Thirty families gathered at the stockade within 24 hours after James McAllister was killed.....Among the men with families listed were Joe Bunton." [Recollections, published by Ye Galleon Press, Fairfield, WA 1975 p.29]

William A. BUNTON (1823-1886): m'd 27 Feb1841 Julia Ann HUNGATE; settled in various locations including Clackamas Co, Grant Co, Linn Co, Wasco Co and for a period of time in Monterey Co, CA; died in Grant Co, OR; buried in Izee Cemetery, Izee, Grant Co, OR; probably a son of Elijah Bunton and his first wife.

Charles Harold BURCH (1828-1904): m'd 25 Dec 1851 Phebe BUFFUM; father was a physician who died when Charles was 10 years old, mother died when he was 2 years old, lived with paternal grandparents; rode mule to Oregon when 16 years old; 1846 went to CA where he enlisted with Fremont; mined in Sacramento; went into business with partner to make saddles for General Kearney; 1849 purchased farm near Marysville, CA; 1851 returned to Yamhill Co, OR and farmed, specializing in Durham cattle; 1878 and 1884 served in state senate; settled Yamhill Co; buried Amity Cemetery, Amity, Yamhill Co, OR

*3: Joseph M. BURRETT: Jackson Co, MO; see: BARNETT, Joseph

Henry Heber BURTON (1844-1922): s/o John and Margaret (Watson) Burton; born 1844 on the ship “Heber” on the Pacific Ocean and died Aug 1922 San Jose, CA

John James BURTON (1816-1879): m'd 14 Aug 1839 Margaret WATSON; born 19 Feb 1816 Sheldon, Devonshire, England and died 15 Sep 1879 Portland, Multnomah Co, OR; buried Yamhill-Carlton Cemetery, Yamhill, Yamhill Co, OR; arrived by ship from New Zealand; went to CA three times; settled Yamhill Co; father of 15 children

*4: George Washington BUSH(1778-1863): m'd 04 Jul 1832 Isabella JAMES; . “It is well established that his mother was an Irish maid in the household of a merchant named Stevenson in Philadelphia during the later 18th century.  Racially speaking, it is generally concluded that his father, Matthew Bush was black, having been born in India and brought to the United States by Stevenson sometime before 1776.  There he married the Irish maid, and George was their only offspring.”; settled what later was Tumwater, WA; purchased the first ship owned by early settlers, The Orbit, which cost $35,000; ship was used to ship wood products to CA; highly succesful and well respected pioneer; buried Union Cemetery, Tumwater, Thurston Co, WA; father of 9 sons (William Owen, Henry Sanford, J. Jackson, Joseph Talbert, Riley Bailey, Lewis Nisqually and 3 unnamed)

*4: Henry Sanford BUSH (1839-1913): never married; s/o George and Isabella (James) Bush

*4: January Jackson BUSH (1842-1888): never married; s/o George and Isabella (James) Bush;

*4: Joseph Talbot BUSH (1833-1904): never married; s/o George and Isabella (James) Bush

*4: Riley Bailey BUSH (1837-1866): never married; s/o George and Isabella (James) Bush;

*4: William Owen BUSH (1832-1907): m'd c1859 Mandana (SMITH) Kimsey; widow of Duff Kimsey; s/o George and Isabella (James) Bush; honored numerous times for his quality grain production that took national and international awards; buried Union Cemetery, Tumwater, Thurston Co, WA

*3: Nathan BUZZARD: Iowa

Samuel CAMPBELL (1806- ): m'd 25 Jan 1846 Chelessa CHRISMAN; settled in Yamhill County; enumerated in the 1850 Yamhill Co census with wife and son, William, age 2.  Not found after the 1850 census.

Mary CANADA (1784- ): m'd 1837 Peter CANADA; he died 1837 Adams Co, IL; settled Linn Co

CAPLES FAMILY RESEARCHER:
Dr. Charles Green CAPLES (1831-1906): m'd 10 May 1855 Lucinda MCBRIDE; s/o Joseph and Mary (Laffer) Caples; born 22 May 1832 Tuscarawas Co, OH and died 03 Apr 1906 St. Helens, Columbia Co, OR; buried Masonic Cemetery, Columbia City, Columbia Co, OR; father of 7 children (2 who died young, Byron M., Margaret Alice, Willie, Dell M. and Frederick Charles)

Hezekiah CAPLES (1837-1918): m1. 12 Aug 1869 Minerva Ann BONSER; m2. 1918 Emma L. Hansen; s/o Joseph and Mary (Laffer) Caples; born May 1837 Tuscarawas Co, OH and died 27 Nov 1918 Cowlitz Co, WA; father of 4 children b first wife (Harry H., Ralph E., Arthur Garfield Bonser and Hugh Joseph); created quite a ruckus when at the age of 86 and shortly before his death he married his 22/27 year old housekeeper.  

Johanna CAPLES (1835-1919): m'd. 06 Jun 1859 George Washington MAXWELL; d/o Joseph and Mary (Laffer) Caples; born May 1835 Tuscarawas Co, OH and died 20 Aug 1919 Columbia Co, OR; buried Masonic Cemetery, Columbia City, Columbia Co, OR; mother of 2 children (Lawrence Victor and Chester Beldon)

Joseph S. CAPLES (1803-1881): m'd Mary Ann LAFFER; wife died prior to emigration in OH; s/o William and Elizabeth (Green) Caples; born 23 Jun 1803 Baltimore, MD and died 10 Nov 1881 Union, Columbia Co, OR; buried Masonic Cemetery, Columbia City, Columbia Co, OR; father of 4 known children (Phillip, Charles G., Johanna L. and Hezekiah)

Naomi CARNEY (1807-1844): m'd 26 May 1830 Henry SAGER; d/o Rev. John and Catherine (Hastings) Carney, had daughter on trail in May and died of camp fever in September leaving orphan children who were taken in by Capt. William Shaw until he was able to leave them at Whitman Mission in the care of Dr. Marcus Whitman where they were involved in the Whitman Massacre in 1847

*2: Jonas P. CASE (1842- 865): never married; s/o William and Sarah (Potter) Case ; born 01 Jun 1842 MO and died 25 Aug 1865 Marion Co, OR

*2: Sarah "Frances" CASE (1843-1920): m1. 01 Jan 1872 Samuel A. MORELAND; m2. c1888 Edward G. HARVEY; d/o William and Sarah (Potter) Case; born 28 Jun 1843 MO and died 27 Jan 1920 Portland, Multnomah Co, OR; buried Lone Fir Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah Co, OR

*2: William M. CASE (1820-1903): m'd 1841 Sarah POTTER; traveled with 1 black slave woman in Thorpe train; 1849 to CA; 1859 built home near Champoeg that has since been bought and restored; picture and article on house in MCHS Feb 1994; settled Butteville, Marion Co; held the office of county commissioner of Marion County for eight years;

CAVE FAMILY RESEARCHER:
Bartlett CAVE (1839 - ): s/o Rev. James and Sarah (Crump) Cave

Rev. James CAVE: m1. 1812 Rebecca HARDING; m2. 1836 Sarah  CRUMP; Evangelical Methodist minister; had two wagons; one wagon turned over on high hill injuring small son who was asleep inside  

Josiah CAVE (1844- ): born at Whitman Mission, s/o Rev. James and Sarah (Crump) Cave

Malinda CAVE (1821- ): m'd 1844 Jacob HOOVER; d/o Rev. James and Rebecca (Harding) Cave; settled in Washington Co

Mary A. CAVE (1843- ):  d/o Rev. James and Sarah (Crump) Cave

Parthena CAVE (1837-1857 ): m'd 1852 Matthew H. REED; d/o Rev. James and Sarah (Crump) Cave

Riley CAVE (1841-1910): m'd 1866 Malinda BOYD; s/o Rev. James and Sarah (Crump) Cave; settled in Washington Co, educated at Pacific University, justice of the peace at Hillsboro, blacksmith, hardware dealer; injured in wagon accident July 3, 1844 when wagon overturned while he was asleep inside 

William Reuben CAVE (1828-c1862): m'd 1850 Rachel COOPER; s/o Rev. James and Rebecca (Harding) Cave; settled Polk Co

Aaron CHAMBERLIN: s/o Aaron and Catherine (Viles) Chamberlin

Aaron C. CHAMBERLIN (1809-1869): m'd 1829 Catherine VILES; joined Sager family at St. Joseph for start of emigration; settled Polk Co; died in Mexico

Andrew J. CHAMBERLIN: s/o Aaron and Catherine (Viles) Chamberlin

Catherine Elizabeth CHAMBERLIN (1835- ): m'd 1850 David STUMP; d/o Aaron and Catherine (Viles) Chamberlin

CHAMBERS FAMILY RESEARCHER:
James Washington CHAMBERS: believe this may be emigrant of 1845

Mary Jane CHAMBERS (c1843- ): d/o James Chambers; believe this may be emigrant of 1845

*3: William CHASE:  of Platte Co, MO

*3: Ava CHENAULT (1809-1861): m'd 1831 William CHRISMAN; settled Marion Co

*3: Campbell Ewing CHRISMAN (1835-1908): m'd c1864 Mary Adeline Murphy; s/o Joel and Mary (Sproul) Chrisman; born or Jan 1835 Pike Co, MO and died 15 May 1908 Wasco Co, OR; father of 5 children (Lillie, Hugh, Levi, Frank and C. Eugene)

*3: Chelessa CHRISMAN (1825- ): m'd 25 Jan 1846 Samuel CAMPBELL; d/o Joel and Mary (Sproul) Chrisman; born Lee Co, VA

*3: Elizabeth J. CHRISMAN (1820-1891): m'd  3/14 Apr1845 Benjamin Morgan ROBINSON; d/o Joel and Mary (Sproul) Chrisman; born Lee Co, VA and died 22 Feb 1891 Dayton, Yamhill Co, OR; buried Brookside Cemetery, Dayton, Yamhill Co, OR; mother of 5 children (Mary Anne, John, Eliza Jane, Araminta and Ruth)

*3: Eleanor C. "Ella" CHRISMAN (1826-1908): m1. 12 Apr 1849 Laban Shipp MORIN; m2. c1856 Addison DARR; d/o Joel and Mary (Sproul) Chrisman; born Nov 1826 Lee Co, VA and died 1908 Dayton, Yamhill Co, OR; buried Brookside Cemetery, Dayton, Yamhill Co, OR; mother of 3 children by first husband (Josiah S., John C.and Laban S.) and 2 children by second husband (Mary and Addison C.)

*3: Gabriel Sprouls CHRISMAN (1822-1901): m'd 19 Jan 1847 Mary Jane ADAMS; s/o Joel and Mary (Sproul) Chrisman; born Lee Co, VA and died 14 Dec 1901 Ventura Co, CA; buried Cemtery Park, Ventura, Ventura Co, CA; father of 5 children (Mary Ellen, Thomas, Maria and 2 unknown); settled  in Yamhill Co but moved to CA where he is enumerated with his family in the 1860 census

*3: Izza Chrisman (1832-1865): m'd 26 Dec 1848 William LOGAN; d/o Joel and Mary (Sproul) Chrisman; born 1832 and died August 1865 along with her husband in the sinking of the Brother Jonathan off the coast of Crescent City, CA; mother of 3 children (Hugh, William and Samuel)

*3: Joel D. CHRISMAN (1795-1875): m1. 22 Jul 1817 Mary "Polly" SPROULS; m2. 17 Jun 1857 Lavina DAVIS (divorced 1858); born 07 Nov 1795 VA and died 16 Aug 1875 Yamhill Co, OR; buried Brookside Cemetery, Dayton, Yamhill Co, OR; father of 10 children (Elizabeth Jane, Gabriel Sprouls, Chelessa, Eleanor C., William McConnell, Izza, Campbell Ewing, Rebecca Ann and 2 unknown)

*3: Rebecca Ann CHRISMAN (1837-1895): m'd 08 Apr 1852 Alexander B. WESTERFIELD; d/o Joel and Mary (Sproul) Chrisman; born 17 Feb 1837 MO and died 04 Jul 1895 Yamhill Co, OR; buried Masonic Cemetery, Lafayette, Yamhill Co, OR; mother of 5 children (William, George, Cora, Alexander B. and Cornelius)

*3: William CHRISMAN (1810- ): m'd 1831 Ava CHENAULT settled Marion Co

*3: William McConnell CHRISMAN (1830-1904 ): m'd 06 Mar 1853 Margaret PARRISH; s/o Joel and Mary (Sproul) Chrisman; born 20 Sep 1830 Lee Co, VA and died 10 Nov 1904 McMinnville, Yamhill Co, OR;

I.P.W. CHUTHESON ( -1844): from St. Louis, MO, died on trail  June 29, 1844

CLARK FAMILY RESEARCHER:
Daniel CLARK, (1824-1885): m1. 1846 Berthiah B. HERREN; m2. 1865 Harriet Schaeffer; born Ireland; to US c1829; was one of small group of men who left the train in September to ride ahead to seek aid for the train in the Willamette Valley; worked on McCarver farm on Tualatin plains after coming down Columia river by canoe; settled Marion Co c1850;  is buried Salem Pioneer Cemetery, Salem, Marion Co, OR  

Dennis CLARK:

*3: William CLARK: Onandaga Co, NY

CLEMENS, : [aka Clemons, Clemmens]

William CLEMENS (1794- ): m'd 1815 Sarah (Unknown); sick for several days; traveled with Jacob Hammer party; wife remained in Andrew Co and they were divorced in 1857; settled Washington Co 

CLINE FAMILY RESEARCHER:
Jacob CLINE (1812- ): m'd 1834 Mary WILSON; settled Washington Co 

*3: James CLYMAN: was with Ashley expedition in 1823; 1824 employee of Rocky Mountain Fur Co; although qualified to pilot, appears to have chosen to travel as emigrant; described as "tall, spare of flesh with keen deep set blue eyes, hands and face as bronzed as smoked buckskin, hair fell upon his shoulders, heavy beard with hair the color of dried grass....."; was returning west for his health; 1848 lead the Lambert McComb party to CA

Elizabeth COGDILL ( -1844): m'd 1829 Gilbert FROST; gave birth on trail, died of camp fever 12 Aug 1844 near Ash Hollow

Susannah COLLETT (1806-1861): m'd 1825 Solomon EADES

Alva CONDIT (1831-1862): settled in Clatsop Co; buried Condit Cemetery

Patrick CONNER:

*3: David CORDELL: of Platte Co, MO

*3: Peter CORDELL: and wife, Henry Co, MO

*3: T. CORDELL: wife and 2 children, Henry Co, MO

*1: Hannah COX: m'd 1840 Jacob HAMMER; settled in Benton Co  

CRAWFORD FAMILY RESEARCHER:
*4: David CRAWFORD (1820- ): emigrant of 1844; was with Col. Simmon's expedition to the Puget Sound country in 1845; by 1846 had settled on French Prairie in Willamette Valley; in Cayuse war; to California in 1849; returned to PA in 1869 where he married and died; settled Marion Co  

*4: Louis CRAWFORD ( -1847): s/o William and Rebeckah (Smith) Crawford; caused furor when he went out buffalo hunting early one morning contrary to orders of Col. Gilliam ; died of consumption, first burial in Dallas Cemetery, Polk Co, OR

*4: Margaret CRAWFORD (1805-1886): m'd 1825 George Stephen NELSON; d/o William and Rebeckah (Smith) Crawford

*4: Mary CRAWFORD (1800-1877): m'd 1820 Cornelius GILLIAM; d/o William and Rebeckah (Smith) Crawford; settled Polk Co".....Mrs. Cornelius Gilliam saw that her favorite cow and the one she depended upon for milk for her children was not going to be able to cross the Cascade mountains because of sore feet. So much of their stock had been left by the way that she feared this was to be the fate of their last cow, so she made shoes out of rawhide, filled them with tallow and tar and fastened them on her securely and then she was able to make the rest of the trip...."

Samuel Black CROCKETT (1819- ): s/o Walter and Mary (Black) Crockett; employed by James Gerrish to drive cattle; moved to Puget Sound county near present day Olympia in 1845, went to California 1848-49; returned and helped found Tumwater, WA; parents and siblings came in the emigration of 1851

Mrs. CROGAN: :m'd Arthur CROGAN

Sarah CRUMP: m'd 1836 Rev. James CAVE; gave birth to child 24 Oct 1844 at Whitman Mission

Mr. CUSHING: arrived by ship; sailed on the Chenamus Sep 16, 1843 with Dr. Wm Bailey and wife and Henry Johnson; reached the Sandwich Islands the end of February of 1844; laid by until April, finishing the voyage to the Columbia in 22 days; was brother of Caleb Cushing; in Oregon to examine the commercial possibilities for J.P. Cushing and Co of Newburyport, Mass

Dr. Theophilus DAGON: German doctor, unmarried; assisted Sager family when they were ill and assisted with children until they reached Whitman Mission; was very particular about the spelling of his last name which was spelled DAGON; was close to Sager family until his death

Mr. DANIELS:

Mrs. DANIELS: helped with Sager children after they were orphaned  

*3: James DAVENPORT:  from Circleville, Ohio

*3: Augustus DICK: from Henry Co, MO

DICKERSON FAMILY RESEARCHER:
Luther DICKERSON: s/o Joseph and Sarah (Daily) Dickerson; returned east in 1846 and later became Territorial Legislator for Kansas Territory

Nancy DICKERSON: m'd James WELCH; d/o Joseph and Sarah (Daily) Dickerson; started to Oregon in 1843 with a number of families from near Bloomington, IA but turned back due to rumors of Indian deprecations and remained at St. Joseph, MO until spring of 1844  

*3: Nelson R. DOTEY: m'd 1851 Elmira MCCLURE Looney (widow of William Looney); single, from Monroe Co, NJ

Michael DOUGHERTY (1815-1888): settled Marion Co; buried at St. Louis Cemetery, Marion Co, OR

Edward DUPUIS (1821- ): m'd 1848  Margaret Ann DICKERSON; settled Marion Co; ran store in Champoeg that was destroyed by fire in 1851; store was rebuilt by 1852

Abraham EADES (1829- ):

Abram B. EADES. (1836- ): s/o Moses and Nancy (Walker) Eades

Clark EADES: s/o Moses and Nancy (Walker) Eades; drew gun and shot at man during argument in encampment, was tried and convicted and staked out in the weather from 11 a.m. until sunset

Elvira Ellen EADES (1830- ): m'd 1846 Alden NEAL; d/o Moses and Nancy (Walker) Eades

Henry EADES (1827- ): settled Polk Co  

Isaac B. EADES. (1838- ): s/o Moses and Nancy (Walker) Eades

John D. EADES (1821- ): m'd Nancy NEAL; s/o Moses and Nancy (Walker) Eades; settled Polk/Yamhill Co  

Moses EADES (1797-1869) : m'd 1818 Nancy WALKER; s/o Isaac and Sarah Eades; brother of Solomon listed below; settled Polk Co

Rufus R. EADES (c1831-): s/o Moses and Nancy (Walker) Eades

Silas W. EADES (c1830- ): s/o Moses and Nancy (Walker) Eades; unmarried and living at home in 1850 Polk Co census

Solomon EADES (1799-1862): m'd Susannah COLLETT; s/o Isaac and Sarah Eades; brother of Moses listed above; appointed appraiser for Sager estate; settled Polk Co  

Solomon B. EADES (1841- ): s/o Moses and Nancy (Walker) Eades

William L. EADES (c1827- ): s/o Moses and Nancy (Walker) Eades; settled Polk Co, unmarried and living at home in 1850 Polk Co census

EVERHARD FAMILY RESEARCHER:
*3:Lazarus EBERHARD: on trip for health; from St. Joseph Co, Mich; listed as Evermart on at least one list; also seen as Everhart; baptized in Oregon City in 1854; went on to CA where he died within 5 years of arrival

Crockett EBERMAN:  (note: brother emigrated in 1843 and Crockett reportedly emigrated in 1846; this may be error)

Robert EDDY: see Robert ADY

*3: Herman EHRENBERG: from New Orleans

John ELDRIDGE (1809- ):

John ELLICK:

EMBREE FAMILY RESEARCHER:
*3: Alice Irene EMBREE (1844- ): m'd James A. DEMPSEY; d/o Cary and Lucinda (Fowler) Embree; born on trail at the Little Blue

*3: Benton EMBREE ( -1905): never married; s/o Cary and Lucinda (Fowler) Embree; spent youth in Polk Co, moved to Harney Co for a time; died in CA

*3: Cary Duncan EMBREE (1806-1900): m'd 1835 Lucinda FOWLER; s/o Thomas and Elizabeth (Duncan) Embree; traveled with a wife and one child, (actually 4 children) from Howard Co, MO; traveled down river to Cascade Falls, boarded boat that sailed around Cape Horn and landed at Linnton; settled Polk Co, to gold fields 1849; brother-in-law of Colonel Ford, elected sheriff of Polk Co ;

*3: Lucinda D. EMBREE (c1800-1874): m'd 1822 Nathaniel FORD

*3: Marcus A.EMBREE ( -1912): m'd Adeline MORRISON; s/o Cary and Lucinda (Fowler) Embree

*3: Mary Isadore EMBREE ( -1925): m'd 1855 Thomas J. HAYTER; d/o Cary and Lucinda (Fowler) Embree

*3: Thomas Van Buren EMBREE (1836-1910): m'd Anna Eliza FINLEY; s/o Cary and Lucinda (Fowler) Embree

ENYART FAMILY RESEARCHER: (also seen as ENYARD, INYARD)
Note:
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*4: Abraham ENYART:

*4: Alexander ENYART:

*4: Delilah ENYART (1822- ): m1. (unknown) VAUGHN; m2. John LOUSIGNONT

*4: James ENYART:

*4: John ENYART: elected Adjutant with the Cornelius Gilliam wagon train; served under Cornelius Gilliam in Seminole War  

*4: Marcus De Lafayette ENYART (1835- ): m'd 1854 Mary (Unknown); settled Multnomah Co  

*4: Peter ENYART:

*4: Rebecca ENYART(1820-1869): m'd 1835 Alexander Hamilton MCQUINN; d/o Abner and Sarah (Stephens) Enyart; settled at Sauvies Island

*3: David EVANS: from Clark Co, IN

*3: Henry EVANS: traveled with wife and 2 children from Jackson Co, MO

Napoleon B. EVANS (1822- ): m'd 1852 Mary HARRISON

*3: W. B. EVANS: from Clark Co, IN

Crockett EVERMAN:  See Crockett EBERMAN

FELIX FAMILY RESEARCHER:
Sarah FELIX (1815-1904): m'd 1836 John PERKINS; settled Yamhill Co; buried Pike IOOF Cemetery, Yamhill Co, OR

Caroline FERGUSON: m'd 1842 James D. Fruit

Jesse FERGUSON: settled with Michael T. Simmons party near present day Tumwater, WA

Samuel FERGUSON: rode ahead with a group of young men; reached The Dalles Oct 15th and continued into the Willamette Valley

Alarson FINMAN, : see Alanson Hinman

Medard Godard FOISY (1816-1879): m'd 1860 Marie Ann (DELORE) Vandale , widow of Louis B. Vandale; born and lived in Quebec, Canada until 16 yrs old; to OR 1844; traveled with Jesuit priests; went to Spalding Mission at Lapwai where he was engaged by Mr. Spalding to put in working order a little printing press; from this he he printed school books, hymns, and portions of the New Testament, all in the Nez Perce language; Medare Foisy reached French Prairie in December 1844, the following spring was elected a member of the Legislative Committee from Champoeg County which convened at Oregon City June 24, 1845; in the Spring of 1846 traveled overland to CA with the intent of returning via central American to St. Louis to visit old friends; instead he joined a troop sent by Capt. Fremont to open communication with Monterey; after several aborted tries at returning east he returned to OR in 1850 where he settled on a farm at Gervais, married, and raised a family.

*3: Lavina Caroline FORD: d/o Nathaniel and Lucinda (Embree) Ford *3

*3: Henry FORD: Howard Co, MO

*3: Josephine Pauline FORD: d/o Nathaniel and Lucinda (Embree) Ford

*3: Keziah FORD: m'd 1818 David GOFF; sister of Nathaniel Ford; settled Polk Co

*3: Lavina Caroline FORD: d/o Nathaniel and Lucinda (Embree) Ford 

*3: Lucinda Miller FORD: m'd William Thompson HALEY; d/o Nathaniel and Lucinda (Embree) Ford 

*3: Marcus "Mark" Aurelia FORD (1823-1849): m'd 1847 Amanda THORP; was s/o Nathaniel and Lucinda (Embree) Ford; when returning from gold fields became stranded off Astoria; attempted to reach shore in open boat but a heavy gale came up and claimed all 4 aboard including Mark Ford

*3: Mary Ann FORD: d/o Nathaniel and Lucinda (Embree) Ford

*3: Capt. Nathaniel FORD (1795-1870): m'd 1822 Lucinda Duncan EMBREE; surveyor, school teacher, flatboatman, clerk and sheriff of Howard Co, MO; brought several blacks with him; settled Yamhill Co; served several terms in both house of the Legislature of Oregon;   

*3: FORD, Sarah Elizabeth: d/o Nathaniel and Lucinda (Embree) Ford

Lucinda FOWLER: (c1834 -1881): m'd Cary Duncan EMBREE

Sarah FRANK ( -1879): m1. 1833 James LOOMIS; settled St. Johns area of Multnomah Co; after husband's death in 1859 she remained on claim another 20 years until her death

*3: Raleigh FREELAND: from Platte Co, MO

*3: William FREELAND: from Platte Co, MO

Child 1 FROST,: c/o Gilbert and Elizabeth (Cogdill) Frost

Child 2 FROST: c/o Gilbert and Elizabeth (Cogdill) Frost

Child 3 FROST: c/o Gilbert and Elizabeth (Cogdill) Frost

Child 4 FROST: c/o Gilbert and Elizabeth (Cogdill) Frost

Child 5 FROST: c/o Gilbert and Elizabeth (Cogdill) Frost

Gilbert FROST: m'd 1829 Elizabeth COGDILL

Doc FRUIT:

James D. FRUIT (1824- ): m'd 1842 Caroline FERGUSON; settled Clackamas Co  

Jenny FULLER:

GAGE FAMILY RESEARCHERS:
*4: Alexander GAGE (1827-1868): m'd 1847Rebecca Jane GILLIAM; s/o Joseph A. and Francis (Livingston) Gage; settled Polk Co  

*4: Amelia "Millie"GAGE (1830- ): m'd 1844 John COX; d/o Joseph A. and Francis (Livingston) Gage;

*4: Edmond GAGE (1836-1881): m1. 1857 Nancy Ann COX; m2. c1874 Nancy Jane TURNBOUGH; s/o Joseph A. and Francis (Livingston) Gage

*4: James GAGE (1844- ): s/o William and Margaret (Gilliam) Gage; born 03 Aug 1844 on trail, died young

*4: Jesse GAGE (1822-1901): m'd 1850 Diona YOUNG; s/o Joseph A. and Francis (Livingston) Gage; settled Benton Co  

*4: Joseph Alexander GAGE (1799-aft 1870): m'd 1819 Francis LIVINGSTON; settled Polk Co  

*4: Margaret Adaline GAGE (1832-1904) m'd 1850 James Larkin BELIEU; d/o Joseph A. and Francis (Livingston) Gage; died Ferry Co, WA

*4: Samuel GAGE (1831-1889): m'd 1851 Rosamond YOUNG; s/o Joseph A. and Francis (Livingston) Gage;

*4: Thomas S. GAGE (1839-1856): m'd Fanny (Unknown); s/o Joseph A. and Francis (Livingston) Gage;

*4: William GAGE (1825-1891): m'd 1842 Margaret Louise GILLIAM; s/o Joseph and Francis (Livingston) Gage; settled Polk Co  

*3: Samuel J. GARDNER (1821-1866): m'd 1853 Eliza Ann SMITH; from Jackson Co, MO; sometimes confused with Samuel W. Gardner, emigrant of 1843

Rev. George GARY (1793- ): The Rev. George Gary of the Black River Conference, New York, succeeded Jason Lee in charge of Methodist missions.  He arrived at Oregon City June 1, 1844; came via ship                         

Mr. GEIGER: (Mr. and Mrs. Geiger mentioned in several places; actually appear to be Mr. and Mrs. William Gage)

*4: James GERRISH (1799- ): m'd 1824 Mary Ann JONES; settled Yamhill Co; to CA 1849; was Methodist Episcopal Minister

*4: John J. GERRISH (1828- ): m'd 1852 Elizabeth (Unknown)

*4: Martha Elisabeth Jones GERRISH: m'd 1846 Alanson HINMAN

*4: Mary Ann Jones GERRISH: m'd 1846 Henry SEWELL; d/o James and Mary (Jones) GERRISH

GILBERT FAMILY RESEARCHER:
*3: Isaac Newton GILBERT (1818-1879): m'd 1850 Marietta STANTON; Fulton Co, Il; came to Oregon at suggestion of Marcus Whitman, who was a neighbor and friend in the east; stayed with the Whitmans 3 years, assisting in teaching at Waiilatpu and at Lapwai Missions; a few days before Whitman Massacre Issac had gone by horseback to Oregon City where he learned of the massacre; was volunteer in the Cayuse War, moved to Marion County; was first county clerk; surveyor, made the first plat of the city of Salem; in 1846 laid out and plated the Territorial road from Salem to Foster's at the foot of the Cascade mountains; one of four founders of Congregational Church in Salem, OR; father of 6 children; settled Marion Co   *Early History of the Salem Congregational Church--written by Mrs. W.D. Palmer (nee Mattie E. Gilbert) and read at the semi- Centennial Services July 6-10, 1902

*3: William GILLESPIE: split off with a small group and wintered at Whitman Mission; from Erie Co, PA;

Mr. GILLETT: "Gamaliel [Parrish] and Mr. Hawley went to help Mr. Gillet hunt his cattle, they were found and all are ready to resume journey."*2 1888 p.114

GILLIAM FAMILY RESEARCHERS:
*4: America GILLIAM (1823-1896): m'd 1839 David GRANT; d/o Cornelius and Mary (Crawford) Gilliam

*4: Cornelius "Neal" GILLIAM (1798-1848): m'd 1820 Mary CRAWFORD; was bounty hunter of slaves, sheriff in MO, Captain in Seminole War; elected to MO legislature, ordained minister, instrumental in running Mormons out of MO; elected head of train; resigned later in dispute over his leadership; killed by accidental gunshot in March of 1848 while encamped during Cayuse War; Gilliam County, OR was named after him; described as 5'10', florid complexion, robust, 200 lbs; characterized as both kind and as given to ill-tempered piques when his authority was questioned; known to stage apopletic tirades laced with threats

*4: Cornelius GILLIAM (1840- ): m'd 1859 Fueding FROST; s/o Mitchell and Henrietta (Taylor) Gilliam

*4: Henrietta GILLIAM (1842-1875): m'd 1858 Samuel COAD; d/o Cornelius and Mary (Crawford) Gilliam

*4: Marcus "Mark" deLafayette GILLIAM (1834-1868): m'd 1859 Sarah Catherine WATERS; s/o Cornelius and Mary (Crawford) Gilliam

*4: Margaret Louisa GILLIAM (1826-1876): m'd 1842 William GAGE; d/o Cornelius and Mary (Crawford) Gilliam; had a baby on the trail Aug; camp remained in one place due to the illness of the General's daughter, Mrs. Geiger [This reference is actually believed to refer to Margaret Louisa Gage aka Mrs. Gage not Mrs. Geiger]

*4: Martha Elizabeth "Lizzie" GILLIAM (1839-1925): m1 1856 Greenville BLAKE; m2. 1859 Francis "Frank" Marion COLLINS; d/o Cornelius and Mary (Crawford) Gilliam 

Martin GILLIAM: (This was actually Martin Gillihan)

*4:, Mary "Polly" GILLIAM (1833-1885): m'd 1851 Isaac Wilson SULLIVAN; d/o Mitchell and Henrietta (Taylor) Gilliam

*4: Mitchell GILLIAM (1815-1882): m'd 1832 Henrietta TAYLOR; brother of Cornelius Gilliam; 1849 went to Sonoma Co, CA to settle in Green Valley; much mention of Mitchell Gilliam in diary of Edward E. Parrish who traveled in his section of the train

*4: Mitchell "Porter"GILLIAM (1827-1889): m'd 1851 Sarah Catherine HAGEY; nephew of Cornelius Gilliam *11; settled Polk Co  ; much mention of Mitchell Gilliam in diary of Edward E. Parrish who traveled in his section of the train *2 1888 p.90; Lieutenant in the "California Company" led by Capt. Saunders

*4: Nancy GILLIAM (1810-1885): m'd 1831 John NICHOLS; d/o Epaphroditus and Sarah (Israel) Gilliam

*4: Rachel GILLIAM (1838-1918): m'd 1852 David Spicer  BOWMAN

*4: Rebecca Jane GILLIAM (1831-1862): m'd 1847 Alexander GAGE; d/o Cornelius and Mary (Crawford) Gilliam

*4: Sarah "Sallie" GILLIAM (1796-1875): m'd 1822 William SHAW; sister of Cornelius Gilliam; d/o Epaphroditus and Sarah (Israel) Gilliam; buried Howell Prairie Cemetery, Howell Prairie, Marion Co, OR

*4: Sarah Ann GILLIAM (1836-1902): m'd 1850 Benjamin Franklin NICHOLS; settled Polk Co *26; divorced husband after he moved Prineville; she did not wish to go and claimed he deserted her  

*4: Washington "Smith" GILLIAM (1829-1909): m'd 1854 Esther Aldrich TAYLOR; s/o Cornelius and Mary (Crawford) Gilliam; 1848 elected sheriff of Polk Co

*4: William D. GILLIAM (1824- ): m'd 1846 Sarah Ann BEERS; settled Polk Co; Second Corporal in California Company led by Capt. Saunders

GILLIHAN FAMILY RESEARCHERS:
Martin GILLIHAN (1824-1906 ): m1.Elizabeth ASBILL; m2. 1850 Sarah Catherine HOWELL; buried Old City Cemetery in Vancouver, Clark Co, WA; m1. 21 May 1844 Elizabeth Asabill (divorced 17 Sep 1846) and had 1 child; 1845 farmed Sauvie Island; 1847 went with brother, William, to CA by horseback; 1848 to Sutter Mills; fall of 1848 returned to OR; spring of 1849 back to CA; winter of 1849 returned to OR with brother's widow and her three children; m2. Sarah C. Howell Dec 15, 1850 and had 13 children; c1870 went back east to lead his brothers (Gideon and Thomas) west

William T. GILLIHAN: ( -1849): m'd 1839 Nancy ASBILL; died in CA

Charles GILMORE:

John GILMORE (1814-1886): m'd 1844 Christiana (Unknown); was part of small group that split off and wintered at Whitman Mission settled Marion Co  

Samuel GLOVER (1831-1923):

*3: David GOFF (1796- ): m'd 1818 Keziah FORD; traveled with wife and 2 children, from Chariton Co, MO

Capt. Francis M. P. GOFF ( -1896): settled Polk Co

Marion GOFF:

Pauline GOFF (1831- ): m'd 1846 James W. NESMITH; d/o David and Keziah (Ford) Goff

William GOLDEN (1820- ): in 1847 signed a petition to ban the sale of alcohol in Clatsop Co; settled in Douglas County

Samuel GOODHUE: became a member of the party looking for the Southern Route; also shows up as arriving in 1847 by ship which may be an indication he either returned east for a brief period; he reportedly returned to OH in 1852

*3: William H. GOODWIN (c1813- ): from Hartford, Conn

 William GORDEN: See William GOLDEN 

GRANT FAMILY RESEARCHER:
*4: David GRANT (1810-1880): m'd 1839 America GILLIAM; settled Polk Co  

*1: Brittan GREENWOOD: cut off for California at Fort Hall; s/o Caleb Greenwood

*1: Caleb GREENWOOD ( -c1850): hired as pilot, cut off for California at Fort Hall; married to Indian woman, had three sons; helped in rescue of Donner party; went to Calif in 1849; set out from Sutter's Fort in 1845 to travel to Fort Hall hoping to find employment with next emigration

*1: John GREENWOOD: cut off for California at Fort Hall; s/o Caleb Greenwood

George GROOM (c1824- ): m'd Maria (Unknown); born England; settled Clackamas Co

Francis Ann HALPIN (1818- ): m'd William Moore Brisbin

Jacob L. HALTER (c1822- ): m'd Martha Jane (Unknown)

*1: Ai HAMMER (1841- ): s/o Jacob and Hannah (Cox) Hammer

*1: Goldsmith HAMMER (1844- ): s/o Jacob and Hannah (Cox) Hammer

*1: Jacob HAMMER (c1816- ): m'd 1840 Hannah COX; " ........From The Dalles the men folks came by the Barlow Pass, but mother and the three children came down the river to Portland in an Indian canoe.........My parents had a hard time at first. Meat was easy to get as deer were plentiful and tame. For flour they had to carry the wheat by ox-team to Oregon City, and the trip took about ten days. This adventure was undertaken only once a year, just after harvest in the fall. Their first house was of logs. This was well built and was still standing when I was a man grown. It was used for a shop and storehouse. Goods were so hard to come by that for one whole summer father went barefooted. Later when he could get lumber he built a tan vat, got tan bark from the woods, and tanned leather for himself and for the neighbors. From that time hemade the shoes for the family......."; [excerpt from interview with Ellis Hammer, s/o Jacob and Hannah (Cox) Hammer]; settled Benton Co  

*1: Melissa HAMMER (1843- ): d/o Jacob and Hannah (Cox) Hammer

*3: George W. HANNAH: traveled with wife from Jackson Co., MO

James HARPER:

*3: Moses "Black" HARRIS (1800-1849): with Ashley trapping party in 1823, experienced mountain man hired as pilot by Nathaniel Ford; remained in Oregon until May 1847 when he returned east; died 1849 in Independence, MO of cholera  

*3: John HARRISON: from England

HAWLEY FAMILY RESEARCHER:
Anne E. HAWLEY (c1838- ): d/o Cyrus and Elizabeth (Smith) Hawley; born Michigan; no information on whether this daughter made emigration

Cyrus B. HAWLEY (1812-1863): m'd 1833 Elizabeth SMITH; born NY; removed to Canada where he married Elizabeth; 1844 emigrated to the west; split off to Whitman Mission with intent of wintering there; settled Yamhill Co; to CA 1848/1849; died 1863 near Boise, ID mines; in the 1844 Parrish diary there is mention of a Mr. and Mrs. C.D. Hawley.  It is believed they were actually referring to Cyrus B. Hawley;  "Friday, Aug 30-- Today Mr. Holly had to leave a good cow on account of lameness." [TOPA: 1888 p.103,104,107,108,109,194; Diary of Edward E. Parrish]

J. C. HAWLEY:

John Henry HAWLEY (1834-1911): m'd 1858 Elizabeth MULKEY; s/o Cyrus and Elizabeth (Smith) Hawley; engaged in merchandising, and farming in Polk county; justice of the peace 1862-1868; representative in the Legislature of 1882; buried Bethel Cemetery, Polk Co, OR;

Mary HAWLEY (c1844-): d/o Cyrus and Elizabeth (Smith) Hawley; born in the Rocky Mountains

Robert HAWLEY (c1842-): s/o Cyrus and Elizabeth (Smith) Hawley; born MO; no information on whether this son made emigration

Thomas HAWLEY (c1836- ): s/o Cyrus and Elizabeth (Smith) Hawley; born Ontario, Canada; no information on whether this son made emigration


Nancy HAYDEN (1816-1877): m'd 1831 James HOWARD; d/o James and Margaret (Pettypool) Hayden; mother of John Henry, Sarah Ann, Martha Jane, Jed Lytle, James Hayden, Mary Josephine, Marcus Ford, Elizabeth, Emma Celia and Nancy Alice.


HEDGES FAMILY RESEARCHER:
Absalom HEDGES (1817- ): m'd 1847 Elizabeth Jane BARLOW; settled Clackamas Co

T. S. HEDGES:

Harriett HERNDON: m'd 1841 George Washington PERKINS; settled Yamhill Co  

George F. HIBLER (1822- ): m'd 1847 Miriam (Unknown); settled Yamhill Co  

*3: William HICKS: from Trumbull Co, Ohio

HIGGINS FAMILY RESEARCHER:
Harmon HIGGINS (1812- ): m'd 1842 Malinda (Unknown); moved to CA in 1849, returned to OR 1852; settled Polk Co  

Malinda HIGGINS: (Mrs. Harmon Higgins)

William HIGGINS:

Fleming R. HILL (1824- ):

John D. HILLHOUSE (1818- ): m'd 1847 Rachel (Unknown); settled Benton Co

*3: Alanson HINMAN (1822- ): m'd 1846 Martha E.J. GERRISH, he stayed at Whitman Mission during winter of 1844-45 as schoolmaster; was teacher at Oregon Institute at time of marriage; settled Washington Co; was farmer as well as dealing in live-stock and merchandising; for six years served as collector of customs at Astoria, member of the State Assembly; 

HITCHCOCK FAMILY RESEARCHER:
Elizabeth HITCHCOCK: m'd Andrew PATTERSON; widowed and traveling with her 5 children and father; d/o Isaac and Elizabeth (Wheeler) Hitchcock

Isaac HITCHCOCK (c1779-1855): m'd 1798 Elizabeth WHEELER; new documentation confirms  that Isaac was in CA as early as 1832 with the Bonneville party; he had an early knowledge of the Sierra Nevada mountains and was along with his widowed daughter, Elizabeth Patterson and her 5 children as a member and guide for the Murphy-Stephens party; broke off from the main trail at Fort Hall and became the first to take wagons over what is now known as Donner Pass; wife died in 1843 prior to emigration; Isaac died in Santa Cruz, CA

*3: E. G. HOGUE: from Warren Co, IL

Horace HOLDEN (1810- ): m'd 1836 (Unknown), followed the sea for a time; was sugar planter in Sandwich Islands, came to Oregon inApril 1844; settled Marion County ;

*3: Child #1 HOLMES: black family with Nathaniel Ford

*3: Child #2 HOLMES: black family with Nathaniel Ford

*3: Child #3 HOLMES: black family with Nathaniel Ford

*3: Polly HOLMES: m'd Robin HOLMES; black family with Nathaniel Ford

*3: Robert HOLMES:

*3: Robin HOLMES: m'd [], Polly; black family with Nathaniel Ford; became owner of nursery business in Salem after 1850s; filed suit against Ford for freedom after reaching Oregon *3 " Breaking Chains by R. Gregory Nokes is available in most of the larger outlets including Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.  It is the story of this family and their suit against Nathaniel Ford for the freedom of their children.

HOLT FAMILY RESEARCHER:
*3: Thomas HOLT (c1815-1896): m'd 1847 Liona A. CALDWELL; from England; father of 12 children; settled Marion Co  

HOOVER FAMILY RESEARCHER:
[4] Jackson HOOVER (1844- ): born 13 Aug 1844 on trail; s/o Jacob and Malinda (Cave) Hoover

[4] Jacob HOOVER (1814- ): m1. 1834 Jeriah D. CAVE; m2. 1844 Malinda CAVE; elected Lt. Colonel to take over Michael Simmons position after he resigned; settled Washington Co; farmer, county treasurer for Washington Co for four years

[4] John Wesley HOOVER (1839 - ): s/o Jacob and Jeriah (Cave) Hoover

[4] Norris HOOVER (1842 - ): s/o Jacob and Jeriah (Cave) Hoover

[4] Thomas Benton HOOVER (1838-1896): s/o Jacob and Jeriah (Cave) Hoover; died Fossil, OR

HOWARD FAMILY RESEARCHER:

 
*3: James HOWARD (1812-1883): m'd 1831 Nancy HAYDEN; with Ford Train; traveled with wife and 4 children, from Jackson Co, MO; wintered at Whitman Mission; gunsmith and blacksmith at mission during winter; stayed for a time at Portland and then moved to Tualatin Plains; fall of 1848 to CA; father of of John Henry, Sarah Ann, Martha Jane, Jed Lytle, James Hayden, Mary Josephine, Marcus Ford, Elizabeth, Emma Celia and Nancy Alice. [photo contributed by Nancy Hodgkinson]

*3: James Hayden HOWARD (1844-1923):  m'd 1873 Elizabeth Ernestine HALE; s/o James and Nancy (Hayden) Howard; born at Whitman Mission 25 Dec 1844.

*3: Jed Lytle "Lyte" HOWARD (1842-1921): m1. 1867 Mary HOULT; m2. 1880 Eliza Eva HIBLER; s/o James and Nancy (Hayden) Howard

*3: John Henry HOWARD (1832-1908): m1. 1854 Nancy EDDINS; m2. 1868 Jane (CLOVER0 Ammon; m3. 1882 Elizabeth TUCKER; s/o James and Nancy (Hayden) Howard

*3: Martha Jane HOWARD (1839-1903): m1. 1854 John LEWIS;  m2. 1866 Jonah Harrison MOSIER; d/o James and Nancy (Hayden) Howard

*3: Sarah Ann HOWARD (1835-1923): m'd c1849 Benjamin ALLEN; m2. 1863 Morgan Pentecost ROSS; d/o James and Nancy (Hayden) Howard

Sally HULL (1789-1876): m'd 1809 Eli PERKINS; d/o Matthew and Margaret (Wyman) Hull; settled Yamhill Co; buried in Masonic Cemetery, Lafayette, Yamhill Co, OR

*3: Norris HUMPHREY (1805- ): m'd 1845 Elizabeth (Unknown); split off to Whitman Mission; from Andrew Co, Mo [spelled Humphries in source]; settled Marion Co  

Julia Ann HUNGATE: m'd 1841 BUNTON, William; settled Clackamas Co  

*3: James HUNT: from LaPorte Co, IN; settled Douglas Co

Jacob HUTTON:

Abe INYARD:

John INYARD:

Peter INYARD:

Nancy IRWIN: m'd 1831 Robert Wilson MORRISON; settled Clatsop Co

*3: Gabriel JACKSON: from Chariton Co, MO

John JACKSON:

Isabella JAMES (1811-1866): m'd 04 Jul 1832 George Washington BUSH (son of a black father and white mother); settled with husband and sons in what is now Tumwater, WA; mother of 6 sons (William Owen, Henry Sanford, J. Jackson, Joseph Talbert, Riley Bailey and Lewis Nisqually); family was prominent and well respected in the area

Edward JEFFRIES (1819- ): m'd 1853 Marie Josette QUESNE; born England; settled Marion Co  

JENKINS FAMILY RESEARCHER:
David JENKINS:

*3: Henry Clay JENKINS (1836-1883): s/o Willis and Elizabeth (Parmenter) Jenkins

*3: James H. JENKINS (1844-1888): s/o Willis and Elizabeth (Parmenter) Jenkins

*3: Richard T. JENKINS (1828- ): s/o Willis and Elizabeth (Parmenter) Jenkins

*3: Thomas O. JENKINS (1838-1924): s/o Willis and Elizabeth (Parmenter) Jenkins

*3: William L. JENKINS (1830-1925): m1. 1851 Martha Jane BELIEU; m2. 1859 Emaline BELIEU; s/o Willis and Elizabeth (Parmenter) Jenkins

*3: Willis JENKINS (1801-1877): m'd Elizabeth PARMENTER; traveled with wife and 5 children, from Jackson Co, MO; horse stolen by Indians while camped on the Umatilla River near the mouth of the Columbia

*3: Daniel JOHNSON (1812- ): m'd 1844 Elsina PERKINS; traveled with wife, from Tippecanoe Co, IA; settled Yamhill Co; brought cattle with him over trail, farmer in Lafayette, Yamhill Co ;

David JOHNSON (1815- ): m1. 1840 Araminta THORP; m2. 1854 Mrs. L. WEBB; farmer in Independence, Polk Co; first wife died 1849 leaving 2 children;

Henry JOHNSON: arrived by ship via the Sandwish Islands in April 1844

James JOHNSON (1814- ): m'd 1839 Juliette PERKINS; born Mass, moved to NY and then to Indiana before moving to OR, settled Yamhill Co, farmer, retired to Lafayette, Yamhill Co;

James JOHNSON (1809- ): m'd 1832 [], Anna; wife and child, Tippecanoe Co, IA; note that a descendant says that this is probably in error and that they actually came in 1847

John JOHNSON:

William JOHNSON:

 

JONES FAMILY RESEARCHER:
Elizabeth JONES (1836-1879): m'd 1852 BROSHEARS, Joseph Smith; d/o Gabriel and Keziah (Bishop) Jones; mother of (William Wilson, Nancy Keziah, Joshua Lewis, Gertrude Camelia, Rachel Elizabeth, Rosetta Ida, Frances Josephine, Mary Alice, Joseph Smith)

Gabriel JONES: m'd Keziah BISHOP; accompanied Michael T. Simmons group to settle near present day Tumwater, WA

Lewis JONES: disappears from census rolls after family moved to Grand Prairie, near Winlock, WA; s/o Gabriel and Keziah (Bishop) Jones

Maurice JONES: never married; s/o Gabriel and Keziah (Bishop) Jones

Sarah Jane JONES: m'd 1837 William Hull PERKINS

Nancy KELSEY:

*5: Mr. KETCHUM ( -1844): with Sublette, died on trail  

Mr. KETCHUM: with Sublette, brother of man who died on trail 

Bartholomew Carek KINDRED (1818-1904): m'd 1841 Rachel MILLER. Bartholomew was born in Jackson County, IN.  He settled in Clatsop County, went to CA for a time around 1857 and died at Hammond, Clatsop Co, OR on March 13, 1904.  He was the father of Henry Patterson, James Franklin, Joel Caleb, Nancy, Julia, Mary, Amelia, William Stingly, Amanda, David Clark, Rosetta and Sarah. 

David KINDRED (c1788-1873): m'd 1809 Talitha RAMEY; David was born in Madison County, KY.  David opposed son, John's marriage on the trail to a "woman of ill fame" and set up all night with brace of old calvary pistols to thwart consumation of marriage.  The Kindred family accompanied the Michael T. Simmons group to settle near present day Tumwater, WA.  His original destination had been to what is now Oregon but when George Bush, a black member of the party was denied the ability to settle in that portion of the territory the group moved into what is now Washington.  David was the father of seven children (Thomas J., Sarah Ann, Bartholomew K., Mary Ann, Nancy, John R. and one unnamed)

James Franklin KINDRED (1844-1917): m'd 1865 Elizabeth Ann DOAK; s/o Bartholomew and Rachel (Myler) Kindred; born in Clackamas Co Dec 1844 at end of journey

John KINDRED: m'd 1844 (on trail) Mary KING; s/o David and Talitha (Ramey) Kindred; father opposed son, John's marriage on the trail to a "woman of ill fame" and set up all night with brace of old calvary pistols to thwart consumation of marriage.

Nancy KINDRED (1823-1878): m'd PARROTT, Joseph; d/o David and Talitha (Ramey) Kindred; Nancy was buried at Baker Prairie Cemetery, Canby, Clackamas Co, OR

Sarah Ann KINDRED (c1816-1861): m1. 1835 William BOWMAN (1797-1851); m2. 1852 David Daniel DAVIS (1807-1860); d/o David and Talitha (Ramey) Kindred; was lying ill in their wagon when it overturned on the trail on Jul 3, 1844.  She was hurt but survived. Sarah was born in Madison County, KY and died at Foster, Linn County, OR October 7, 1861. Sarah was the mother of Talitha C., Artemesia, Nancy, William, Sarah A., and Elisha by her first husband and Hannah Davis and Mary J. Davis by her second husband.

Mary KING: m'd 1844 (on trail) John KINDRED;  father of groom opposed son, John's marriage on the trail to a "woman of ill fame" and set up all night with brace of old calvary pistols to thwart consumation of marriage.

Daniel KINNEY:

LEE FAMILY RESEARCHER:
*3: Barton LEE: traveled with wife and 2 children, from Bloomington, Iowa; descendant believes there were three children on emigration

*3: Miss LEE (1843- ): d/o Barton Lee

*3: Mrs. Barton LEE: m'd Barton LEE

*3: "Son" LEE (1838- ): s/o Barton Lee

*3: ":Son" LEE (1840- ): s/o Barton Lee

Charles LEWIS (1819-bef 1870) : m'd 1844 Mary Ann BURROWS; settled Washington Co  

Francis LIVINGSTON (1800-1878): m'd 1819 Joseph Alexander GAGE; d/o William and Hannah (Smith) Livingston; died Umatilla Co, OR

William LOGAN (1823- ): m'd 1848 Izza CHRISMAN; settled Yamhill Co  

*3: James LONG: from Platte Co, MO

LOOMIS FAMILY RESEARCHER:
Charles LOOMIS: s/o James and Sarah (Frank) LOOMIS

Christen LOOMIS: c/o James and Sarah (Frank) LOOMIS

Clancy LOOMIS: s/o James and Sarah (Frank) LOOMIS

Edward LOOMIS: s/o James and Sarah (Frank) LOOMIS

James LOOMIS (1813-1859): m'd 1833 Sarah FRANC/FRANK; s/o Benjamin and Martha (Denslow) Loomis; settled St. Johns area of Multnomah Co

James LOOMIS (1844- ): s/o James and Sarah (Frank) LOOMIS

Mariah LOOMIS: d/o James and Sarah (Frank) LOOMIS

LOUSIGNOUT FAMILY RESEARCHER:
*4: John LOUSIGNOUT (1818- ) : m'd 1842 Delilah ENYART; settled Washington Co; Lousignont almost drowned while herding cattle across Big Blue; he was pulled under the cattle and came up on the other side; "he swam high in the water and so fast that the canoe nor none of the men could catch him..."; Frenchman from MO

Ed MAGRUDER: (aka MCGRUDER)  

Mrs. Ed MAGRUDER: (aka MCGRUDER) 

Theophilus MAGRUDER: (aka MCGRUDER)  

*3: D. J. MALIN: Platte Co, MO

Rebecca MAPEL (1803-1880): m'd 1827 Rev. Edward Evans PARRISH

*5: James H. MARSHALL ( -1844): with Sublette group, died on trail June 27, 1844

James W. MARSHALL: the first discoverer of gold in California; Salem Pioneer Cemetery, Salem, Marion Co, OR; First Sergeant in "California Company" led by Capt. Saunders  

Dennis MARTIN: turned off for CA

Patrick MARTIN:

MCALLISTER FAMILY RESEARCHER:

America Rebecca MCALLISTER (1836 - 1877) - d\o James & Charlotte (Smith) McAllister. m1 1851Thomas J. CHAMBERS; m2 Edward ASHLEY
 

George W. MCALLISTER (1838 - ?) - s\o James & Charlotte (Smith) McAllister

James Benton MCALLISTER (1811 - 1855) - m'd 1834 Charlotte SMITH; Lt. McAllister was the first casualty of the Puget Sound Indian War, killed 27 October 1855.  

 John Y. MCALLISTER (1841 - 1912) - s\o James & Charlotte (Smith) McAllister


Martha Ann MCALLISTER (1839 - 1920) - d/o James & Charlotte (Smith) McAllister. m1 1855 Joseph BUNTON; m2 1879 Carlos CHENEY
 

 

Mary Jane MCALLISTER (1843 - ?) - d/o James & Charlotte (Smith) McAllister. m1 1859 Milton WALLACE; m2 Orlin HART; m3. Andre GERVAIS; m4. JamesTIGARD

 
MCDANIEL FAMILY RESEARCHER:
Elisha P. MCDANIEL: m1. 1844 (in MO camp) Nellie BUNTON; m2. 1846 Lettie Jane CARMACK; first wife refused to go on emigration and returned across the Missouri River; settled in Yamhill Co, moved to Polk Co in 1845; farmer, raised stock in Yakima County, Wash Terr;served in the Cayuse War; went to CA twice during gold rush;

Joshua MCDANIEL(1826- ): m'd 1848 Virginia Ann (Unknown); settled Polk Co; flint-lock rifle that was originally bought from Benjamin Cornelius was carred by McDaniel across the plains, in the Cayuse War, taken to the gold mines, and carried in the Rogue River Indian War. Changed to a percussion gun in 1850 by John Edes. 

Mrs. MCDANIEL:

William MCDONALD:

Lucy MCFALL: m'd 1841 Thomas WARRENER; settled Polk Co

*3: James MCGINNIS: from Jersey Co, IL

*3: Richard MCMAHAN (1812- ): m'd 1833 Susan (Unknown); wife and 4 children, Platte Co, MO; *2 1888 p.107 bought horse from Indian with the understanding it would be delivered the next day. The horse was never delivered and money was lost; settled Polk Co  

*3: Susan MCMAHAN: m'd 1833 Richard MCMAHAN; settled Polk Co  

MCQUINN FAMILY RESEARCHER:
Note: Oregon Bound--the story of the McQuinn family and their 1844 emigration can be ordered through Vicki Gaetz at vgaetz@hooked.net

*4: Alexander Hamilton MCQUINN (1810- ): m'd 1835 ENYART, Rebecca; s/o Braxton McQuinn; elected first Lietenant after Colonel Simmons resigned and Jacob Hoover was elected; settled on Sauvie Island, Washington Co ; was a gunsmith, blacksmith and wagon maker; justice of the peace

*4: Braxton MCQUINN (1837- ): died in childhood after family reached Oregon; s/o Alexander and Rebecca (ENYART) McQuinn

*4: George Washington MCQUINN (1836- ): s/o Alexander and Rebecca (ENYART) McQuinn

*4: Mary Ann MCQUINN (1840- ): d/o Alexander and Rebecca (ENYART) McQuinn

*4: Peter Enyart MCQUINN (1844- ): s/o Alexander and Rebecca (ENYART) McQuinn

*4: Sarah Elizabeth MCQUINN (1842- ): d/o Alexander and Rebecca (ENYART) McQuinn

Samuel MCSWAIN (1818- ): m'd 1847 Eliza E. (Unknown); settled Yamhill Co;   (aka McSween,McSweene)  

MILLER FAMILY RESEARCHER:
Ellen Independence MILLER (1844- ): d/o James and Mary Miller; born on trail at Independence Rock  

James MILLER: m'd Mary (Unknown); mentioned as Thomas Miller; cut off for California at Fort Hall

Mary MILLER: m'd James MILLER; had baby daughter at Independence Rock

Rachel MILLER: m'd Bartholomew C. KINDRED

*3: William H. MINTER: from Monroe Co, VA

John MINTO (1822- ): m'd 1847 Martha Ann MORRISON; hired on with Morrison family; provides good account of trip across plains and mentions many names; served in Cayuse War, represented Clatsop, Tillamook and Yamhill counties in the Legislature; held several civil offices, was warden of State Prison in 1916; settled Marion County where he is buried See: "John Minto, Man of Courage" by Beverly Lowe; 

James MONTGOMERY: turned off for CA

Mary MONTGOMERY (c1813-1885): m1. 1830 Luke Woodbury SAUNDERS; m2. 1848 Alanson HUSTED;survivor of Whitman Massacre in 1847; went to the lodge of Nicholas Finley to plead for the lives of those involved; second husband deserted her and went to CA in 1851; she filed for divorce in 1854

Michael MOORE (1820- ): m'd 1847 Mary Helen MCWILLIAMS; farmer and blacksmith; settled at Hillsboro, Washington county;

Lafe MORELAND:

Elizabeth MORGAN: m'd 1806 NICHOLS, Benjamin Franklin Sr.

William MORGAN: with small party that split off and wintered at Whitman Mission

*3: Labon Shipp MORIN (1819-1856): m'd Eleanor CHRISMAN; settled Yamhill Co near Hopewell; from Jackson Co, MO

Martha Ann MORRISON (1831- ): m'd 1847 John MINTO; d/o Robert and Nancy (Irwin) Morrison; settled Marion Co

Mary E. MORRISON: m'd Hiram CARNAHAN; d/o Robert and Nancy (Irwin) Morrison

Robert Wilson MORRISON (1811- ): m'd 1831 Nancy IRWIN, elected Captain of one of the four companies under the Cornelius Gilliam wagon train; was accompanied by wife, 6 children; had two large wagons; John Minto, a hired man with Morrison family, mentions Morrison family extensively in reminiscence (later married Martha Morrison); family settled Clatsop Co  

Thomas H. Benton MORRISON: s/o Robert and Nancy (Irwin) Morrison

Capt MUDGETT:

*3: Albert Greenberry MULKEY (1838-1900): m1. Mary E. HARER (emigrant of 1852); m2. Florence GOODNOUGH; s/o James and Mary (Dinsmore) Mulkey Sr.

*3: Charles Jackson MULKEY (1832-1899): m'd 1856 Thersia KINCAID; [wife also seen listed as Tinza Kincade]; s/o James and Mary (Dinsmore) Mulkey Sr.

*3: David Benton MULKEY (1828-1891): s/o James and Mary (Dinsmore) Mulkey Sr.

*3: James L. MULKEY Jr. (1825-1888): s/o James and Mary (Dinsmore) Mulkey Sr.

*3: James Lewis MULKEY Sr. (1797- ): m'd Mary DINSMORE; s/o John and Polly (Lewis) Mulkey; with small group that split off and wintered at Whitman Mission; traveled with wife and 8 children, from Buchanan Co, MO

*3: Capt. Johnson MULKEY (1808-1862): m'd 1835 Mrs. Susan BROWN Roberts; s/o Phillip and Margaret (Miller) Mulkey; returned east in 1846 and brought family west in 1847

*3: John David MULKEY (1823-1883): s/o James and Mary (Dinsmore) Mulkey Sr.

*3: Luke MULKEY (1810-1893): m1. 1832 Ruth ALLISON; m2. Mrs. Narcissa BRENTS; m3. Mrs. Sarah CATON; settled in Polk and Benton Co

*3: Malinda P. MULKEY (1835-1893): d/o James and Mary (Dinsmore) Mulkey Sr.

*3: Margaret J. MULKEY (1834- ): m'd (Unknown) SEARS; d/o James and Mary (Dinsmore) Mulkey Sr.

*3: Mary Ellen MULKEY (1830-1888): m'd 1852 Elijah LIGGETT; d/o James and Mary (Dinsmore) Mulkey Sr.

*3) Matilda P. MULKEY (1840- ): d/o James and Mary (Dinsmore) Mulkey Sr.

*3: Wesley MULKEY (1818- ): m'd 1838 Mary (Unknown); traveled with wife from Platte Co, MO; 1880 moved to Lewiston, ID

Jane MUNCUS: m'd Joseph BLANTON; started across plains with family in 1844; husband died near Council Bluffs, IA; she returned to Andrew Co, Mo with her children where she remarried three years later to Samuel Hackwith; she never returned to Oregon

John MURPHY:  

Martin MURPHY:

Martin  MURPHY Sr.: cut off for California at Fort Hall, accompanied by seven grown sons and one daughter; elected captain

*3: Selden MURRAY (1823- ): m'd 1851 Hianthia (Unknown); from Hancock Co, IL; settled Clackamas Co

Jacob MYERS:

Rachel MYLER: see Rachel Miller

NEAL FAMILY RESEARCHERS:
*3: Alden "Aldy" NEAL (1802- ): m1. 1823 Jane ADAMS; m2. 1846 Elvira Ellen EADS; lived part of time in Montana; settled Polk Co; listed as Olday Neal inone source; emigrated with 8 children from Taney Co, MO;

*3:Alexander NEAL (1815-1889): m'd 1832 Lydia BILYEU; s/o Benjamin and Nancy (Harmon) Neal; emigrated with wife and 4 children from Taney Co. MO; spent some time in Oregon, went to Washington Territory and later returned to Oregon

*3: Alexander NEAL (1842- ): s/o Alexander and Lydia (Bilyeu) Neal

*3: Asenath Ann NEAL (1826- ): m1, (Unknown) WOMACK; m2. 1853 Lynden WRIGHT; d/o Benjamin and Nancy (Harmon) Neal

*3: Benjamin Franklin NEAL (1838- ): s/o Alden and Jane (Adams) Neal

*3: Calvin Harvey NEAL (1824-1862): m1. 1843 Alcy BILYEU; m2. 1865 Sarah Jane MITCHELL; m3. 1879 Elizabeth Ann NASH; s/o Benjamin and Nancy (Harmon) Neal; emigrated with wife and 4 children from Taney Co, MO; father of 19 children; buried Pleasant Grove Cemetery

*3: Eliza NEAL: d/o Alexander and Lydia (Bilyeu) Neal

*3: Eliza Jane NEAL: d/o Alden and Jane (Adams) Neal

*3: Elvira NEAL (1830- ): d/o Alden and Jane (Adams) Neal

*3: Emeline NEAL (1837- ): d/o Alexander and Lydia (Bilyeu) Neal

*3: George Washington NEAL (1817-1897 ): m'd 1846 Millie STEPHENSON; s/o Benjamin and Nancy (Harmon) Neal; blacksmith and gunsmith of reknown

*3: Green NEAL (1839- ): s/o Alexander and Lydia (Bilyeu) Neal

*3: Jesse NEAL (1837- ): s/o Peter and Mahala (Bilyeu) Neal

*3: John Oliver NEAL: s/o Alden and Jane (Adams) Neal

*3: Louis NEAL: s/o Alden and Jane (Adams) Neal

*3: Martha NEAL: d/o Peter and Mahala (Bilyeu) Neal

*3: Martha Grande Ronde NEAL (1844- ): m'd James A. YOUNG;d/o Calvin and Alcy (Bilyeu) Neal; born at Grande Ronde 1844; husband was killed in a knife fight in 1864

*3: Mary NEAL (1841- ): d/o Alden and Jane (Adams) Neal

*3: Milton NEAL (1841- ): s/o Peter and Mahala (Biliyeu) Neal

*3: Nancy NEAL (1835-1897): m'd Alfred Carter KEENE; d/o Peter and (first wife) Neal

*3: Nancy NEAL: d/o Alden and Jane (Adams) Neal

*3: Peter NEAL (1816-1902): m1. [ ]; m2. 1837 Mahala BILYEU; s/o Benjamin and Nancy (Harmon) Neal; emigrated with wife and 4 children from Taney Co, MO; blacksmith, gunsmith, hired by Hudsons Bay Company as blacksmith upon arrival in territory; during gold rush ran supply wagon to gold fields from Willamette Valley; father of 9 children

*3: Robert NEAL: s/o Alden and Jane (Adams) Neal

Valentine NEAL: s/o Benjamin and Nancy (Harmon) Neal; although on some lists for 1844 he emigrated to OR in 1852; shown living in MO in 1850 census

*3: William NEAL (1842- ): s/o Alden and Jane (Adams) Neal

NEALY FAMILY RESEARCHERS:
Mathew M. NEALY (1816- ): m'd 1847 Jane Eliza COLLINS; settled Polk Co  

NELSON FAMILY RESEARCHERS:
George Stephen NELSON (1801-1884): m'd 1825 Margaret "Peggy" CRAWFORD; s/o Jesse and Anna (Stephen) Nelson; settled in Yamhill Co near Newberg, OR.; 1848 to CA; final years spent in Lafayette, Yamhill Co;

Josiah Conley "Cy" NELSON (1827-1920): m1. 1850 Mary Ellen BIRD; m2 1860 Sarah CUMMINGS; settled in Yamhill Co near Newberg, OR; served in first state legislature; volunteered in Cayuse War; ran a store at Lafayette for many years as a partner of Mr. Bird; elected to first State Legislature, 1882 and 1884 again elected to State Legislature; made journey with 1 wagon and a mule carriage [note: often found in the records as Cy or Cyrus].

Mary Jane NELSON (1831-1876): m'd 1847 Green Clark ROGERS; lived in Portland for a time then moved to McMinnville; later moved to Chehalem Valley; 1868 moved back to Portland.

Thomas Benton NELSON (1838-1924): m'd 1857 Nancy Ellen NOBLE; s/o George and Margaret (Crawford) Nelson

William Washington NELSON (1829-1844): s/o George and Margaret (Crawford) Nelson; died on trail of mountain fever

NICHOLS FAMILY RESEARCHER:
*4: America NICHOLS (1841- ): m'd 1854 Henry T. HARRIS; d/o John and Nancy (Gilliam) Nichols

*4: Benjamin Franklin "Frank" NICHOLS (1825- ): m'd 1850 Sarah Ann GILLIAM; was ill at beginning of trip from fever and augue. His 6`1" frame was reduced to 120 pounds; settled Polk Co  ; sheriff of Polk county, studied law and became an attorney, clerk of Polk county for one term; moved to Wasco county which he also represented in the Legislature; moved to Prineville which was Wasco county at the time; wife did not wish to move and divorced him on ground of desertion;  

*4: Benjamin Franklin NICHOLS Sr. (1786- ) : m'd 1806 Elizabeth MORGAN; elected Major with the Cornelius Gilliam wagon train, resigned position when Gilliam resigned; stopped at Whitman Mission at request of Dr. Whitman and built a saw mill; continued into valley in 1845; settled Polk Co  

*4: Elizabeth NICHOLS (1834-1844): d/o John and Nancy (Gilliam) Nichols died 15 Aug 1844 of camp fever, buried near Casper, WY

*4: John NICHOLS (1808-1891): m'd 1831 Nancy GILLIAM; s/o Benjamin and Elizabeth (Morgan) Nichols Sr.; settled Polk Co

Judith Cottrell NICHOLS (1818-1905): m'd 1839 Solomon SHELTON; d/o Benjamin Franklin Nichols;   mother of eight children (Nancy Jane, John Lawrence, Martha Eliza, William F., Malinda C., James Martin, Evan Lewis and Marie)

*4: Louisa NICHOLS (1838- ): m'd 1851 John MCDOWELL; d/o John and Nancy (Gilliam) Nichols

*4: Martha NICHOLS: m'd 1845 William SEBRING; d/o Benjamin and Elizabeth (Morgan) Nichols Sr.

*4: Sahita NICHOLS (1844- ): d/o John and Nancy (Gilliam) Nichols;

*4: Sarah NICHOLS (1832-1899): m'd 1847 Adam BROWN; d/o John and Nancy (Gilliam) Nichols

*3: Ruel Reed OLDS (1812-1883): m'd 1835 Elmira PERKINS; s/o Timothy and Polly Olds; traveled with wife and 4 children; from Tippecanoe Co, Iowa; settled Yamhill Co  

Bennett OSBORN:  

Rev. Henry OWENS: minister of undesignated demomination  

James OWENS: s/o John Owens; narrowly escaped drowning while trying to rescue canoes from drift 

John OWENS: almost capsized wagon when he drove into a ditch; it appears that John Owens may have returned east at some point and returned in 1851 with Samuel Wilson family  

*3) Elisha PACKWOOD:

*3) Esther PACKWOOD: m'd Thompson McLain CHAMBERS; d/o William Packwood

*3: Samuel PACKWOOD: settled at Tumwater, near Olympia, WA; brother of William Packwood

*3: William PACKWOOD: settled at Tumwater, near Olympia, WA; traveled with wife and 4 children; from Linn Co, MO; brother of Samuel Packwood

Mr. PAGE:

David PARKER:

*3: John D. PARKLY: Hancock Co, IL

Elizabeth PARMENTER (1805-1873): m'd Willis JENKINS

PARRISH FAMILY RESEARCHER:
*4: Edward Evans PARRISH Jr. (1836-1883): s/o Edward Evans and Rebecca (Mapel) Parrish

*4: Rev. Edward Evans PARRISH (1791-1874): m1. 1814 Elizabeth BUSSEY; m2. 1827 Rebecca MAPEL; father of 12 children; Judge in "California Company" led by Capt. Saunders  

*4: Elizabeth Ellen PARRISH (1828-1878): m'd James R. ROBB; d/o Edward Evans and Rebecca (Mapel) Parrish; spent most of journey in ill health

*4: Gamaliel PARRISH (1812-1884): m'd 1847 Lydia M. PETERSON; s/o Edward Evans and Elizabeth (Bussey) Parrish; settled Linn Co; Second Sergeant in "California Company" led by Capt. Saunders  

*4: Dr. Heshbon PARRISH (1817-1871): m'd 1840 Nancy L. (Unknown); s/o Edward Evans and Elizabeth (Bussey) Parrish; settled Linn Co  

*4: Jesse B. PARRISH (1819-1898): m'd 1842 Delilah (Unknown); s/o Edward Evans and Elizabeth (Bussey) Parrish; settled Linn Co  

*4: Mary Ann S. PARRISH (1832- ): m'd Smith KNOX; d/o Edward Evans and Rebecca (Mapel) Parrish; settled Linn Co; residing in San Jose, CA by 1888

Permina Colget PARRISH (1824- ): m'd 1841 MCCLURE, Denny Hogue; d/o Edward Evans and Elizabeth (Bussey) Parrish; emigrated in 1851

*4: Rachel Marinda PARRISH (1837-1879): m'd Samuel KNOX; d/o Edward Evans and Rebecca (Mapel) Parrish *2

*4: Rebecca Shinn PARRISH (1834-1909): m1. Samuel K. MAY; m2. James R. ROBB; fell beneath wagon wheels and suffered injury to her leg that caused her to have slight limp; d/o Edward Evans and Rebecca (Mapel) Parrish; settled in Linn Co  

*4: Sarepta PARRISH (1823-1862): m'd Hugh NICKERSON; d/o Edward Evans and Elizabeth (Bussey) Parrish

Susan PARRISH:

*4: Thomas Mapel Andrew Jackson PARRISH (1830- ): m'd 1855 Eleanor BEERS; s/o Edward Evans and Rebecca (Mapel) Parrish; living in Grant Co in 1888

Joseph PARROTT Jr. (1844- ): s/o Joseph and Nancy (Kindred) Parrott

Joseph PARROT Sr. (1803-1875): m'd 1842 KINDRED, Nancy; OHS Accessions: broadaxe donated by Joseph Parrot Jr. of Glenwood, WA--broadaxe was made in the 1830s in NY and brought from MO to OR in 1844 by Joseph Parrot Sr; was used for hewing timbers for the Erie Canal at Lockport, was taken to Frankfort, KY in 1839; to MO in 1841; to OR 1844 where it was used in 1845 for hewing the timbers for the Catholic Church in Oregon City; 1849 used at Ft. George at Astoria; 1850 used on the timbers for Dr. McLoughlin's granary as well as the first courthouse in Clackamas Co; buried at Baker Prairie Cemetery, Canby, Clackamas Co, OR

Child #1 PATTERSON: c/o Andrew and Elizabeth (Hitchcock) Patterson; traveled with widowed mother and grandfather, Isaac Hitchcock

Child #2 PATTERSON: c/o Andrew and Elizabeth (Hitchcock) Patterson; traveled with widowed mother and grandfather, Isaac Hitchcock

Child #3 PATTERSON: c/o Andrew and Elizabeth (Hitchcock) Patterson; traveled with widowed mother and grandfather, Isaac Hitchcock

Child #4 PATTERSON: c/o Andrew and Elizabeth (Hitchcock) Patterson; traveled with widowed mother and grandfather, Isaac Hitchcock

Child #5 PATTERSON: c/o Andrew and Elizabeth (Hitchcock) Patterson; traveled with widowed mother and grandfather, Isaac Hitchcock

R. K. PAYNE:  

*3: Eli PERKINS (1786-1869): m'd 1809 Sally HULL; s/o Joel and Mehitable (Brooks) Perkins; settled Yamhill Co and buried in Masonic Cemetery, Lafayette, Yamhill Co; traveled with wife; from Tippecanoe Co, Iowa

*3: Eli P. PERKINS (1838-1915): m1. 1877 Minnie May NEELEY; m2. 1879 Sarah Elizabeth NEELEY; s/o John and Sarah (Felix) Perkins; settled Lane Co and is buried Oak Hill Cemetery, Eugene, Lane Co

*3: Elizabeth Anne "Lizzie" PERKINS (1844-1925): m'd 1864 Henry Franklin BEDWELL; d/o John and Sarah (Felix) Perkins; settled Yamhill Co and is buried Pike IOOF Cemetery, Yamhill, Yamhill Co

*3: Elmira PERKINS (1817-1885): m'd 1835Ruel Reed OLDS; d/o Eli and Sally (Hull) Perkins; settled Yamhill Co and is buried Masonic Cemetery, Lafayette, Yamhill Co

*3: Elsina  PERKINS (1828-1909): m'd 1844 Daniel JOHNSON; d/o Eli and Sally (Hull) Perkins; settled Yamhill Co and is buried Masonic Cemetery, Lafayette, Yamhill Co

*3: Elvira PERKINS (1843-1934): m'd 1858 William M. RUSSELL; d/o John and Sarah (Felix) Perkins; settled Yamhill Co and is buried Pike IOOF Cemetery, Yamhill, Yamhill Co

*3: George Washington PERKINS (1819-1900): m'd 1841 Harriet HERNDON; s/o Eli and Sally (Hull) Perkins; settled Yamhill Co and is buried Evergreen Memorial Park, McMinnville, Yamhill Co

*3: Joel  PERKINS Sr. (1821-1856): m'd 1850 Laura Ann HAUN; s/o Eli and Sally (Hull) Perkins; Tippecanoe Co, Iowa; settled Yamhill Co, went to CA fall of 1848 and set up trading post, returned and went to Rogue River for a short time; laid out town of Lafayette and circulated petition to have it named county seat of Yamhill

*3) Joel PERKINS Jr.

*3: John B. PERKINS (1811-1886): m'd 1836 Sarah FELIX; s/o Eli and Sally (Hull) Perkins; wife and 4 children, Tippecanoe Co, IN; split off to Whitman Mission where he was hired to repair and run grist mill until Spring of 1845; settled Yamhill Co, to CA fall of 1848, returned to Yamhill Co in 1849 where he remained; buried Pike IOOF Cemetery, Yamhill, Yamhill Co; per FELIX Family Researcher, Marlin Buelow

*3: Joseph Benjamin PERKINS (1841-1906): m'd 1865 Ellen E. GAUNT; s/o John and Sarah (Felix) Perkins; settled Yamhill Co and is buried Pike IOOF Cemetery, Yamhill, Yamhill Co

*3: Juliette PERKINS (1824-1903): m'd 1839 James JOHNSON Jr.; d/o Eli and Sally (Hull) Perkins; settled Yamhill Co and is buried Masonic Cemetery, Lafayette, Yamhill Co

*3: Sarah Meriah PERKINS (1837-1901): m1. 1852 William ROBERTS; m2. 1870 Benjamin Bradford BEEMER; m3. (Unknown) RICHARDS; d/o John and Sarah (Felix) Perkins; settled Yamhill Co and is buried Pike IOOF Cemetery, Yamhill, Yamhill Co

*3: William Hull  PERKINS (1814-1893): m'd 1837 Sarah Jane "Sally" JONES; s/o Eli and Sally (Hull) Perkins; settled Yamhill Co and is buried Evergreen Memorial Park, McMinnville, Yamhill Co

PERRIN FAMILY RESEARCHER:
Marshall K. PERRIN (1816- ): from Windsor Co, Conn; settled Washington/Clackamas Co

Amable PETIT (1819- ): m'd 1846 Amelia AUBICHON; most of their married life was spent in the fishing town of Ilwaco, WA

Eaben PETIT:

Sarah Ann POTTER (1822-1877): m'd 1841 William CASE; settled Marion Co; buried Champoeg Cemetery, Marion Co

Theodore Williamson PRATHER (1817- ): m'd Mary WOOD; s/o Silas H. and Ann (Mallory) Prather; born 21 Jan 1817 Hampshire Co, VA; 1860 residing in Douglas Co, OR but by 1870 had moved to CA

William B. PRATHER (1813-1882): m'd 1848 Clara Barbara (DERR) Carter; settled Benton Co, to CA 1849 to the gold mines, returned to claim on on the Luckiamute river near its junction with the Willamette, later moved to Buena Vista, Polk Co; died 18 Mar 1882; buried Buena Vista Cemetery, Buena Vista, Polk Co, OR;  

*3: Albert PRIEST: from Baltimore, MD

*3: William PULLIAM: from Howard Co, MO

PYBURN FAMILY RESEARCHER:
Amon PYBURN (1802-bef Feb 1876 ): m'd 1823 Rachel (Unknown); settled Polk Co

Amon PYBURN Jr. (1842- ): s/o Amon and Rachel Pyburn

Delilah PYBURN (1837-1860): m'd Joseph W. SUVER; d/o Amon and Rachel Pyburn

Elijah PYBURN (1828- ): s/o Amon and Rachel Pyburn

Rachel PYBURN (c1804 -c1859): m'd 1823 Amon PYBURN; settled Polk Co

Thomas PYBURN (1828- ): s/o Amon and Rachel Pyburn

William J. PYBURN (1839- ): s/o Amon and Rachel Pyburn  

A. B. RABBESON:

Talitha RAMEY (1791-1872): m'd 1809 David B. KINDRED; d/o Daniel and Rachel (Johnson) Ramey; Talitha was born in Madison County, KY;  she settled with her husband and children in Thurston Co, WA.  She died June15, 1872 on Bush Prairie, Tumwater, Thurston Co, WA.  She was the mother of seven children (Thomas J., Sarah Ann, Bartholomew K., Mary Ann, Nancy, John R. and one unnamed)

Frederick H. RAMSAY (1824- ):

Rev. Thomas Manley RAMSDELL (1821-1914: m'd 1847 Laurilla J. CALDWELL; scotchish descent; sickly child with many privations; moved as child to NY, back to VT; when 14 went to live with grandparents in OH; at 16 was apprenticed as a carpenter; then became student at Baptist Granville College, alternating between school and work; before graduation he started west on foot to find a better climate; signed on as a cattle driver with train; built first "yankee barn" in French Prairie for Etienne Lucier; Justice of the Peace in Jefferson area; 1848 to CA for 6 mos; returned and spent time as a minister and circuit rider, supplementing his income as a carpenter              

*3: Huston RAMSEY: Platte Co, MO

REES FAMILY RESEARCHER:
Willard Hall REES (1818- ): m'd 1847Amanda Malvina Fitzallen HALL: hired on with Morrison family the same time as John Minto, and is mentioned extensively in Minto reminiscence; Rees was elected first sergeant of Morrison train with the duties of adjutant; upon arrival in Oregon was employed at logging and running Hunt's saw mill on the Lower Columbia; 1845 worked as a carpenter in Oregon City; 1847 elected from Champoeg County to the lower house of the Oregon legislature; 1847 volunteered in Cayuse War; went to CA gold mines; active in Oregon Pioneer Association as member and as President; settled Marion Co; farmer, settled near Butteville, Marion Co, in 1850 he officially took a census of Marion Co; father of 12 children;

Mac RICE:

"Old Man" RICE:

Parton RICE:

Caroline Matilda RIDER (1800-1850): m'd 1803 Richard Allen WHITE; Caroline was b. 01 Jun 1800 in Bristol, England;  she married Richard Allen White in Jan 1825 in Devonshire, Essex, England; in 1836  she removed with her husband to Canada and then to MO in 1843 where they prepared for their journey to OR in 1844; settling in Portland, OR; Caroline died 29 Sep 1850 in Portland in childbirth

*3: Benjamin Morgan ROBINSON (1814-1902): m'd 1845 Elizabeth Jane CHRISMAN;  from Peoria Co, IL; settled Yamhill Co  

Fatty ROBINSON:

Mountain ROBINSON:

*3: Thomas ROBINSON: from Texas

*3: E. M. ROBSON: from Jackson Co, MO

ROWLAND FAMILY RESEARCHER:
Green L. ROWLAND (1827- ): m'd 1853 Sufronia (Unknown); settled Yamhill Co

*3: Jeremiah ROWLAND (1805-1880): m1. 1830 Lucy BUTLER,; m2 1847 Mary Ann (Unknown); s/o Lloyd Rowland; settled Yamhill Co, to CA 1849; appointed probate judge of Yamhill county by Governor Abernethy; farmer; traveled with wife and child; from Pulaski Co, MO; 

John B. ROWLAND (1824- ): m'd 1845 Priscilla (Unknown); settled Yamhill Co, to CA 1849  

Levi Lindsey ROWLAND (1831- ): m'd 1859 Emma SANDERS; s/o Jeremiah and Lucy (Butler) Rowland; went to VA, graduated from Bethany College in 1856, taught school, studied medicine, returned to OR in 1859, settled in Polk county where he became superintendent for schools of that county in 1860, organized first teacher's institute ever held in the State, president of Christian College at Monmouth, moved to Salem, Marion Co in 1870 where he held professorship in the medical department of Willamette University for eight years; received several degrees and much aclaim;

*3: Dr. Henry SAFFRON (c1820- ): m'd 1849 Almira DAY Ward; [aka Safferans/Saffarrans/Soffarrans]; from Howard Co, MO; settled Washington Co; wife was widow of Jeremiah Parker Ward who died in 1848

SAGER FAMILY RESEARCHERS:
Catherine SAGER (1835-1910): [survivor of Whitman Massacre of 1847] m'd 1851 Clark Spencer PRINGLE; d/o Henry and Naomi (Carney) Sager; orphaned after parents died on trail; left leg was crushed when she was ran over while jumping from wagon; surgeon was called to set leg and she was confined to a wagon for the remainder of the journey

Elizabeth M. SAGER (1837-1925): [survivor of Whitman Massacre of 1847] m'd 1855 William Fletcher HELM; d/o Henry and Naomi (Carney) Sager; orphaned when parents died on trail

Francisco "Frank"SAGER (1833-1847): [casualty of Whitman Massacre in 1847]; s/o Henry and Naomi (Carney) Sager; although named Francisco by his mother he went by Francis and Frank; orphaned when parents died on trail

Hannah Louise SAGER (1841-1847): d/o Henry and Naomi (Carney) Sager; orphaned when parents died on trail; died shortly after Whitman Massacre of 1847 as a result of the measles and exposure

Henrietta Naomi SAGER (1844-1877): [survivor of Whitman Massacre of 1847]; m'd 1860 John L. COOPER; d/o Henry and Naomi (Carney) Sager; shocked the family by joining her uncle Solomon Sager's Dramatic Troupe as an actress to entertain miners in California. Returned to Oregon and m'd 1860 Jno L. Cooper. Returned to California where she was found living in later years with a man by the name of Sterling.

Henry SAGER (1805-1844): m'd c1830 Naomi CARNEY; s/o Christian and Maria Elizabeth (Shover) Sager; farmer and blacksmith; died on trail and buried in a coffin that consisted to two troughs dug out of a trunk of a tree; the next years emigration found his bones bleaching upon the plains after having been dug up by the Indians  

John Carney SAGER (1831-1847): [casualty of Whitman Massacre of 1847];s/o Henry and Naomi (Carney) Sager; orphaned when parents died on the plains; died while trying to go to aid of Dr. Marcus Whitman

Matilda Jane SAGER (1839-1928): [survivor of Whitman Massacre of 1847] m'd 1. 1855 Lewis Mackey HAZLITT, m'd 2. 1865 Matthew FULTZ, m'd 3. 1889 David DELANY; d/o Henry and Naomi (Carney) Sager,  

Capt. Allen SAUNDERS:

William SAUNDERS:

*4: Charles SAXTON: [also seen as SEXTON]; was elected secretary of the Cornelius Gilliam wagon train; one of Oregon's first printers; returned east with Dr. White in 1845 where he published a journal of his trip across the plains

Elizabeth Louise SCHALLENBERGER: m'd Dr. John TOWNSEND; sister of Moses; split off to CA

Moses SCHALLENBERGER (c1827- ): split off to CA; account of his experiences published entitled "The Opening of the California Trail" edited by George R. Stewart

W.G. SCOGGIN: m'd 1852 Amanda GRUBB; settled Washington Co, farmer;

John  SCOTT (1828- ): s/o Levi Scott

Levi  SCOTT (1797-1890): *1: MSS#2340, Letter 1pp; led party in 1846 to find a southern pass, after traveling 70 miles south of the Calapooya Mountains, the southern boundary of the Willamette Valley, four of the men deserted. Since they were facing hostile Indian territory they turned back. Shortly after his return to the Willamette Valley a second party, led by Jesse Applegate included Levi Scott, John Scott, Henry Boggus, Lindsay Applegate, Benjamin Burch, John Owens, John Jones, Robert Smith, Samuel Goodhue, Moses Harris, David Goff, Bennett Osburn, William Sportsman, and William Parker. Note: Additional information on Levi Scott and the Southern Route is being accumulated and documented at the Polk County Museum at Rickreall, Oregon.

Lucinda SCRITCHFIELD: m'd Robert BOYD

Franklin  SEARS:  

Susan SEBRING ( -1844): died 04 Aug 1844 on trail

William SEBRING (1809- ): m1. c1829 Susan (Unknown); m2. 1845 Martha (Unknown); m3. 1854 Sarah (Unknown); settled Polk Co

SHAW FAMILY RESEARCHER:
*4: Alvah Compton Riggs SHAW (1817-1880): m'd 1846 Sarah Ellenore MCNARY; *1 MSS *941 diary and letters; started from MO in 1843, reached Oregon in 1844; settled Polk Co  

*4: Col. Benjamin Franklin SHAW (1829-1908): m1. Cynthia Charity SWITZLER Nye; m2. Agnes BAKER; s/o William and Sarah (Gilliam) Shaw; Colonel in Cayuse War; living in Vancouver, WA in 1888,dealer in livestock;

*4: George Washington SHAW (1827-1890): m'd 1851 Jane COX; s/o William and Sarah (Gilliam) Shaw; settled in Marion Co and is buried in Bethany Pioneer Cemetery, Marion Co

*4: Joshua C. "Sheep" SHAW: s/o William and Sarah (Gilliam) Shaw; settled Polk Co  

*4: Mary SHAW (1838- ): m'd David SACKETT; d/o William and Sarah (Gilliam) Shaw

*4: Robert G. SHAW (1834-1852): s/o William and Sarah (Gilliam) Shaw; settled Marion Co and is buried at Howell Prairie Cemetery, Marion Co *22

*4: Thomas Clemmons SHAW (1823-1898): m'd 1850 Josephine HEADRICK; s/o William and Sarah (Gilliam) Shaw; helped with ox teams and loose stock during journey to Oregon; first winter spent at The Dalles due to illness in family; spring of 1845 made way down the Columbia River to Vancouver where the men folk made shingles and cut logs at present day Washougal for the Hudson Bay Company; in the fall they continued on to the Willamette Valley where they were taken in by Rev. A.F. Waller of the Methodist Mission; volunteer in the Cayuse War; 1849 went to the gold fields; elected representative to the state legislature, sheriff, county assessor and county judge; described as ruddy faced with a pleasant smile, a rotund body, with gray chin whiskers and a pleasant disposition; settled Marion Coand is buried at Bethany Pioneer Cemetery;

*4: Capt. William SHAW (1795-1888): m'd 1822 Sarah GILLIAM; was elected Captain of one of the four companies of the Cornelius Gilliam wagon train; took care of Sager children after the death of their parents; accompanied Sager children to Whitman Mission before continuing on to The Dalles where they stayed until spring; on the journey Capt. Shaw had brought a small flock of sheep with the intention of using them for mutton along the way but they endured the trip and a dozen or more were brought into the valley; veteran of War of 1812; 1817 moved to MO, Captain in Cayuse War, 1850 elected to territorial legislature, farmer in Marion County; father of nine children. Buried Howell Prairie Cemetery.       Oregon Territory, Jan 9, 1977 Capt. Shaw's Spirit Lingers

*4: William Israel SHAW (1831-1852): s/o William and Sarah (Gilliam) Shaw; settled Marion Co and is buried at Howell Prairie Cemetery, Marion Co

Jackson SHELTON:

John Lawrence SHELTON (1842-1917): s/o Solomon and Judith (Nichols) Shelton

Martha Eliza SHELTON (1844- ): d/o Solomon and Judith (Nichols) Shelton; reportedly born at Whitman Mission

Nancy Jane SHELTON (1840-1924): d/o Solomon and Judith (Nichols) Shelton

Solomon SHELTON (1811-1858): m'd 1839 Judith Cottrell NICHOLS;  Diary of Edward E. Parrish-- "Monday, July 15--S. Shelton left the company some time ago."; Solomon was b. 17 Oct 1811 Buncombe Co, NC.  On 19 Mar 1839 he was married to Judith Cottrell Nichols in Buchanan Co, MO; after arriving in the west the family settled in Polk County where Solomon died 20 Jan 1858. He was the father of eight children (Nancy Jane, John Lawrence, Martha Eliza, William F., Malinda C., James Martin, Evan Lewis and Marie); was First Corporal in "California Company" led by Capt. Saunders  

SIMMONS FAMILY RESEARCHERS:
David Kindred SIMMONS (1838- ): s/o Michael and Elizabeth (Kindred) Simmons; settled WA

Francis Marion SIMMONS (1841- ): s/o Michael and Elizabeth (Kindred) Simmons; settled WA

George Washington SIMMONS (1837- ): s/o Michael and Elizabeth (Kindred) Simmons

McDonald SIMMONS (1843- ): s/o Michael and Elizabeth (Kindred) Simmons

Michael Troutman SIMMONS (1814-1867): m'd 1835 Elizabeth KINDRED; s/o Jonathan and Mary (Troutman) Simmons; a quiet, determined man, elected Colonel with the Cornelius Gilliam wagon train (later resigned); a tall Kentuckian, commanding, learned in the ways of man, enduced comrades to locate on Puget Sound where they established a town called Newmarket that was later named Tumwater, WA

Charles SMITH:



Charlotte SMITH  (1818 - 1865) - m1 1834  James MCALLISTER; m2 William MENGEL

 

Elizabeth SMITH: m'd Cyrus B. HAWLEY

*3: Hezekiah "Texas" SMITH: from Texas

Joseph Showalter SMITH (c1825- ): m'd 1849 Julia CARTER; *1: MSS#2105, Letter 4pp; single, wintered at Ft. Bridger--ill with plains fever, continued on in 1845

*3: Noyes SMITH: from Pittsburg, PA

*3: Ortha  SMITH: m'd 1840 Peter SMITH; settled Yamhill Co; buried at Coos Bay, OR ; (maiden name unknown)

*3: Peter SMITH (1792-1863): m'd 1840 Ortha (Unknown); traveled with wife and five children; from Pulaski Co, MO; settled Yamhill Co  

Simeon SMITH (1823- ):

William C. SMITH (1827- ): m'd 1852 Adelia Ann LAUGHLIN; settled Yamhill Co  

SNELLING FAMILY RESEARCHER:
Andrew SNELLING (1840- ): s/o Vincent and Adelia Snelling

Benjamin SNELLING (1832-bef 1860): s/o Vincent and Adelia Snelling

Daniel SNELLING (1843- ): s/o Vincent and Adelia Snelling

Eliza SNELLING:

Jackson SNELLING (1834- ): s/o Vincent and Adelia Snelling

Vincent L. Scott SNELLING (1797-1855): m1. 1819 Sarah Ellen Mills BURROWS/BURRIS; m2. 1827 Adelia Mills TANDY; s/o William and Sarah (Scott) Snelling

*3: Elizabeth  SNOOK: m'd Phillip SNOOK; (maiden name unknown)

*3: Phillip SNOOK (1798- ):  m'd Elizabeth (Unknown): traveled with wife and five children; from Newton Co, MO

*3: Phillip O. SNOOK (1842- ): s/o Phillip and Elizabeth SNOOK

*3: Samuel SNOOK (1838- ): s/o Phillip and Elizabeth SNOOK

*3: Sarah SNOOK (1836- ): d/o Phillip and Elizabeth SNOOK

*3: Thomas SNOOK (1844- ): s/o Phillip and Elizabeth SNOOK

*3: Samuel D. SNOWDON (1818- ): from England; settled Yamhill Co  

Mr. SPRINGER:

Mary "Polly" SPROUL ( -1852): m'd 1817 Joel CHRISMAN; settled Yamhill Co, died on claim 26 Mar 1852 leaving 7 children, buried Brookside Cemetery, Dayton, Yamhill Co  

Capt. Elisha STEPHENS (1804-1887): blacksmith, mountain man, joined wagon train at Council Bluffs, Iowa; elected captain; cutoff at Fort Hall for CA; took what later was called the Truckee Route of the California Trail; settled in Santa Clara Valley until 1861 when he sold his land and moved to a location near present Bakersfield, CA where he raised poultry and bees; buried in an unmarked potter's grave at the Union Cemetery in Bakersfield, CA. [abstract from article by Jim Rose in "News From the Plains" the Oregon-California Trails Association Newsletter April 1994]

*3: Elizabeth  STEPHENS: m'd 1828 James B. STEPHENS; (maiden name unknown)

*3: James B. STEPHENS (1806- ): m'd 1828 Elizabeth (Unknown); traveled with wife and 3 children; from Hancock Co, IL

*4: Sarah STEPHENS (1794-1887): m'd Abner ENYART; d/o Peter Stephens; accompanied to Oregon by daughter's family [see Enyart/Lousignont/McQuinn] and other unnamed grown children; buried in Fairview Cemetery, Scappoose, Columbia Co, WA [per Dottie Crawford at DOLLYBEAR2@aol.com and Maxine Daly at MDaly8485@aol.com]

James STEWART:

Thomas STILLWELL: with small party that split off and wintered at Whitman Mission

William D. STILLWELL (1823- ): m1 1851Elizabeth BAXTER; m2. Anna J. GUBER; m3. Mary E. ARMENTROUT Meyers; OHS: MSS#1508, Letter 9pp, photocopy of handscript; settled Yamhill Co  

*3: Joshua STONE: from Platte Co, MO

Andrew Whitley SUBLETTE:

William Lewis SUBLETTE: old trapper and mountain man who came to territory in1823

John SULLIVAN: turned off for CA

SUVER FAMILY RESEARCHER:
Joseph W. SUVER (1814-1890): m'd 1851 Delilah PYBURN; settled Polk Co; settled at Luckiamute Valley, farmer;

Adelia Mills TANDY:  m'd Vincent L. Scott SNELLING

*4: Henrietta TAYLOR (1815-1890): m'd 1832 Mitchell GILLIAM

Obediah S. THOMAS (1819- ): settled Tillamook Co  

Seborn P. THORNTON (1818- ): settled Polk Co  

THORP FAMILY RESEARCHERS:
Amanda A. THORP (1826-1849): m'd 1847 Marcus A. FORD; d/o John and Lucy (Embree) Thorp

Araminta THORP (1824-1849): m'd 1840 David JOHNSON; d/o John and Lucy (Embree) Thorp, buried Buena Vista Cemetery, Polk Co

Dulcena Helen THORP (1844-1871): m'd Charles A. SPLAWN; reportedly had first white child in Yakima Valley; d/o Fielden and Margaret (Bounds) Thorp

Elvin AlvinTHORP (1820-1906): m'd 1853 Esther EDDY; s/o John and Lucy (Embree) Thorp, rancher and miller; settled Polk Co  

Fielden Mortimer THORP (1822-1893): m'd 1842 Margaret BOUNDS; s/o John and Lucy (Embree) Thorp, settled Polk Co, 1858 to Goldendale, WA, first cattleman of Yakima Valley, in Washington Territorial Legislature, probate judge in Yakima, buried in Thorp family Cemetery, Thorp, WA; settled Polk Co; to CA 1849

Major John C. THORP (1796-1881): m'd 1818 Lucy EMBREE, [wife died in 1832]; s/o William T. and Francis (Owen) Thorp; settled Polk Co; left claim to visit sick daughter from Nov 1848 to Jun 1849; family remained on claim; served in War of 1812; acquired rank of Major in Black Hawk Indian War, judge and representative to Legislature from Polk Co, buried Buena Vista Cemetery, Polk Co, OR

Meyer THORP:

Milton C. THORP (1827- ): s/o John and Lucy (Embree) Thorp

Theodore C. THORP (1829-1904): m'd 1857 Sarah C. HEDGES; s/o John and Lucy (Embree) Thorp; settled in Polk Co  

David J. TOWNSEND (1820-1899): m'd 1844 Julia Ann ROBISON; split off to CA; traveled to OR in 1846; settled Yamhill Co  

Dr. John M. TOWNSEND: m'd Elizabeth Louise SCHALLENBERGER; split off to CA

Cooper Y. TRUES:

Benjamin TUCKER (1809- ): settled Washington Co

Mrs. Benjamin TUCKER:

Long TUCKER:

*3: Jeremiah TULLER (1822-1895): m'd 1850 Miriam A. ROBINSON Thompson; born in Franklin Co, Ohio; started for Oregon in 1843 but turned back and made emigration in 1844; settled originally in Clatsop Co and later moved to Benton and Douglas Co.; died at Glendale, Douglas Co, OR; father of Clementine M. and Edith M.

*3: Elijah VADINGS: from Chariton Co, MO

Thomas VANCE ( -1844): died on the Platte; Diary of Edward E. Parrish "two of the Vinses fetched in three sheep" (probably means Vance) 

Catherine VILES (1806-1883): m'd Aaron CHAMBERLIN

Mr WAGER:

Mrs. WAGER:

WALKER FAMILY RESEARCHER:
*3: James WALKER (1833-1902): m1. 1854 Sarah E. (CASNER) Force; m2. 1869 Leona (JOHNSON) Johns; served 1855-56 with Harding's 1st Oregon Mounted Volunteer in the Rogue River Indian Wars; enlisted again 13 Sep 1863 and served with 1st Oregon Calvary during Civil War; died 15 Jul 1902 at the Soldiers Home in Orting, WA and is buried there at the military cemetery

*3" James WALKER Sr.:

*3: John WALKER (1839- ): m'd Sarah E. (Unknown); s/o Samuel and Jemima Walker

*3: Joseph WALKER ( - ): this is believed to be the mountain man, Joseph Walker and may or may not be related to the Samuel Walker family

Nancy WALKER: m'd Moses EADES; helped with Sager baby until they arrived at Whitman Mission; described by the fastidious Narcissa Whitman as "a filthy old woman" 

*3: Robert WALKER (1825-1899): m'd 1849 Minerva KNIGHTEN; s/o Samuel and Jemima Walker; had DLC #4561 in Washington Co near present day Banks, OR; buried Wilkes Cemetery, Greenville, OR; fought in Cayuse War

*3: Samuel WALKER (1801-1870): m'd Jun 1827 Jemima (Unknown); traveled with wife and 5 children (Robert, James, John, Samuel Jr and daughter, possibly Elizabeth) Jackson Co, MO; prior to leaving for Oregon in 1844 he served in the 6th infantry US Army 23 years; his 4th enlistment was at Carondolet, MO 12 Sep 1829 and his 5th enlistment was 5 Dec 1834 at Fort Leavenworth, MO Territory (now Kansas); died 20 Jul 1870 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Vancouver, WA; it is believe that two of the unmarked graves in the Walker family plot at the Wilkes Cemetery near Banks, OR belong to Samuel and wife, Jemima

*3: Samuel WALKER Jr.: s/o Samuel and Jemima Walker

*3: M WARMBROUGH: from Warren Co, NY

[4] Thomas WARRENER: (1809- ): m'd 1841 Lucy MCFALL; served in Cayuse War, settled at Zena, Polk Co;  emigrant of 1844, Thomas Werner [Transactions of the Oregon Pioneer Association 1876 p.42]

Alexander WATT: m'd Nancy Melvina MARTIN; Alexander was the father of 5 children (Clarence, Edson, Martha, and Lynn A.) He settled with his wife and children in Yamhill county.  I did not find the family in the 1880 census but by 1900 they are living in Spokane County, WA.  Alexander was listed as a US Postmaster at that time.

Arlie WATT:

Joseph WATT (1817-1890):   m. 1860 Levina A. LYON; The Origin and History of the Willamette Woolen Factory Vol III p.248-259; A Pioneer Captain of Industry in Oregon Vol IV p.150-167; became a pioneer in the improvement of sheep for wool; was instrumental in the first woolen factory on the west coast; was the first to send a cargo of wheat around Cape Horn in 1868; settled Yamhill Co; started for Oregon in 1843 but did not arrive until 1844, returned east in 1847 and accompanied father's family to Oregon in 1848, farmer and stock grower, brought a carding machine on his return in 1848, the first on the Pacific coast, settled Amity, Yamhill Co

George WAUNCH:

WELCH FAMILY RESEARCHER:
James WELCH: m'd Nancy DICKERSON; started out in spring of 1843 but turned back due to Indian problems and restarted in 1844; traveled with wife and 3 boys

Thomas WERNER: see Thomas Warrener

*3: W. WEST: from Montgomery Co, IL

Solomon WHEELER: listed in History of the Willamette Valley by Herbert Lang as pioneer of 1844 but he was actually pioneer of 1845.  See his listing in that year.

WHITE FAMILY RESEARCHER:
Allen Richard WHITE (1828- ): s/o Richard and Caroline (Rider) White

Caroline Matilda WHITE (1835- ): d/o Richard and Caroline (Rider) White

Charles Sylvester WHITE (1838- ): m'd Florence SPEER; s/o Richard and Caroline (Rider) White

James Edward/Edwin WHITE (1842- ): s/o Richard and Caroline (Rider) White; settled Washington Co

Martha Jane WHITE (1828-1905): m'd 1845 Joseph Wareham WOODS; d/o Richard and Caroline (Ryder) White; Martha was born 12 Mar 1828 in Devonshire, Eng;  on 31 Aug 1845 she was married in Washington Co to Joseph Wareham Woods, a pioneer of 1843;  Martha is enumerated with Joseph and their children in the 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880 Washington Co Census; in the 1900 census she is enumerated with Joseph in the Klickitat Co, WA census living next to their son, Alfred.  Martha was the mother of 8 children, 4 of whom were living in 1900; Martha died 02 Jan 1905 in Cleveland, Klickitat Co, WA and is buried in the Cleveland Cemetery next to her husband.

Richard Allen WHITE (1803-1881): m1.  1825 Caroline Matilda RIDER; m2. c1853 Elizabeth WARREN; Richard was b. 02 Aug 1803 in Devonshire, Essex, England; he married Caroline Matilda Ridger in Jan 1825 in the same location and in 1836 emigrated with his wife and 2 young children to Canada;  from there he moved to MO in 1843 in preparation for the emigration to OR in 1844; upon arrival in the Oregon Territory he settled in the Portland area and buil the St. Charles Hotel; his wife, Caroline died in 1850 in childbirth;  Richard remained in the Portland area, opening a shoe store with his son that they opearated until 1871 when he removed to Klickitat Co, WA;  Richard died in CA
17 June 1881

*3: Latimore WILCOX: from Jackson Co, MO

J. J.  WILLIAMS (1830- ): m'd 1852 Sarah A. ENGLISH; settled on Luckiamute River in Polk Co, farmer until 1874 when he was elected sheriff, reelected in 1876; 

*3: Percy WILLIAMS: from Vermillion Co, IL

Posey WILLIAMS (1825- ): teamster with small group that split off and wintered at Spalding Mission; settled Columbia Co  

*3: Henry W. WILLIAMSON: from LaPorte Co, IN

WILSON FAMILY RESEARCHER:
Amanda Melvina WILSON (1842- ): d/o Amariah and Rachel (Brown) Wilson Sr.; listed in the B. F. Nichols diary

Amariah WILSON Jr.(1835- ):  s/o Amariah  and Elizabeth (Moyer) Wilson Sr

Amariah WILSON Sr. (1799- ): m1. Elizabeth MOYER; m2. 1835 Emiline CLAWSON ( -1837); m3. 1839 Rachel BROWN; Amariah Sr. was born near Cincinatti, Ohio in 1799 the 8th of 14 children born to Thomas and Nancy (McBride) Wilson.   He died in 1889 in San Marcos, Hays Co, TX.  He traveled from Ohio to Missouri, where he bought land and stayed until 1844 when he left for the west., then embarked with his wife Rachel Brown, and 5 of his children,(Amariah Jr., Dorsey, John Thomas, Amanda Melvina, and Susan Semantha).  2 children were born on Sauvie Island, Portland, OR after they arrived.  He only stayed about 2 years there, as by 1847 he is in San Francisco, and by 1852 he has moved to San Marcos, Hays County, TX where he lived out his life.  Father of  6 children by first marriage (Sarah, Julian, Infant, Dorsey, John Thomas and Amariah Jr); Father of 9 children by third wife (Infant, Amanda Melvina, Susan Samantha, Mary Belle, Thomas, Charlotte, Infant, Tiffany and Marthy Ellen.

Dorsey WILSON (1829- ):  s/o Amariah  and Elizabeth (Moyer) Wilson Sr

John Thomas WILSON (1831- ):  s/o Amariah and Elizabeth (Moyer) Wilson Sr

Mary WILSON ( -1910): m'd 1834 Jacob CLINE; settled Washington Co; brother, Samuel, was an emigrant of 1851

Mr. WILSON:  Diary of Edward E. Parrish "The Indians are thick around. They stole three whips and drove off Wilson's cow, which he got again by giving them some clothes."

R.W. WILSON.:

Susan Samantha WILSON (1844- ): d/o Amariah and Rachel (Brown) Wilson Sr.

Andrew WIRT (1842-1928): m1. 1864 Helen L. STEVENS; m2. Nov 1888 Mrs. Mary Ann (Johnson) Bowen; s/o Augustus and Jerusha (Brannon) Wirt; settled at Oysterville, Pacific County, WA where he was an oysterman, working in the oysterbeds of that area; father of 5 children by first wife (Fred, Leonard, Eva, Lottie and Horace) and 1 child by second wife (Lovina/Lorena)

Augustus C. WIRT (1814-1905): m1. 1840 Jerusha BRANNON; m2. 1850 Susan M. KIMBALL; s/o Philip Wirt;
 "Augustus was b. 22 Oct 1814, Lancaster, PA; s/o Phillip Wirt, a hatter by trade; 19 served apprentice as a tailor; went to OH and worked as tailor for about 7 years; 1839 moved to Muscatine, IA; 1840 m'd Jerusha Brannon;  spring of 1843 emigrated to MO and wintered over until spring of 1844 when emigrated to OR;  arrived in Portland 10 Nov 1844; spent winter in that area; spring of 1845 moved to Clatsop plains and purchased land 3 miles S of Warrenton; wife died 1850 leaving 4 children--Andrew of Oysterville, Mrs. Mary A. Stevens of Los Angeles, Noyes S. of San Francisco and Philip of Seaside; Augustus m2. 15 Aug 1850 Susie M. Kimball who was b. 21 Sep 1831 Franklin Co, VT; children born of second marriage--John of Astoria, Mrs. Harriet Rieman of Portland; Ione, deceased; Omer B. of Skipamon and Mrs. Olive McGuire of Seaside; went to CA in fall of 1848; returned after six months with $3000; 1859 moved to Shoalwater Bay, WA where he engaged in oyster business for 7 years; returned to Skipanon where he kept a hotel and store" [abstracted from Portrait and Biographical Record of Western Oregon: p.759-760]

Mary A. WIRT (1844- ) : m'd Mr. STEVENS; d/o Augustus and Jerusha (Brannon) Wirt

*3: James WITCH: traveled with wife and 2 children; from Bloomington, Iowa

 Richard WOODCOCK: head of one of four companies under Gilliam, described as a border school teacher

A. C. WORTH:

Harrison WRIGHT (1815-1870): m1. Caroline (Unknown); m2. 1847 Lavina Elizabeth FRAZIER; settled Clackamas Co; buried in Dibble Cemetery, Clackamas Co

Elam YOUNG (1788-1855): m'd 1808 Irene EATON; s/o Clement and Kezia (Hollister) YOUNG; died Washington Co, OR


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