1843 Emigrants


After crossing the Kansas River on 1 Jun 1843, the Oregon Emigrating Company instructed Jim Nesmith to compile a list of all males sixteen years of age and older. He lists 294 individuals, the same count given in an emigrant letter sent back to Independence on 10 Jun 1843. The letter was sent with a group of wagons heading east from Fort Laramie. Along with males sixteen years of age and older, the emigrant letter lists 130 women (age sixteen and older), 290 boys, and 312 girls for a total of 1,026 people.

Seven men, two women, and four children died before reaching the Wallamet (Willamette) Valley in Oregon. Three babies were born on the trail. One of the babies died at the Waiilatpu Mission. One man lost his way while on the South Platte River and was never found. Five men and their families turned south at Fort Laramie and went to Taos. Eighteen men and their families turned south after Fort Hall and went to California.

Mr. Kerritook, Ben Wood, Ed Constable, and Dave Lenox were not on Nesmith’s list, but were mentioned in several diaries and other historical sources. Reverend Marcus Whitman was not on the list, but played a prominent role in guiding the emigrants from Fort Hall to the Grande Ronde Valley. Joe Walker joined the migration at Fort Laramie and acted as a guide beyond Fort Hall for the California-bound emigrants. This brings the final count (including births and deaths) to 1,021 people.

Names in parentheses below indicate unresolved spellings. The age given refers to the age of the emigrant (if known) when the wagon train left Independence on May 22, 1843. The convention “Wife was …” indicates the woman was with the migration.

Compilation of the following information came from numerous sources including cemetery headstones, trail diaries, probate records, the Oregon State Archives, and several Oregon historical libraries. With patience, perseverance, and plenty of time, the accuracy and completeness of this list will improve. —TJH


1. Charles Applegate: age 37. b. 5 Dec 1805, d. 9 Aug 1879. Wife was Malinda Miller, age 31. She was b. 31 Mar 1812, d. 29 Jan 1888. Charles and Malinda are buried in Yoncalla, Oregon.


2. Jesse A. Applegate: age 31. b. 5 Jul 1811, d. 22 Apr 1888. Wife was Cynthia Ann Parker, age 29. She was b. 15 Aug 1813, d. 1 Jun 1882. Jesse was the leader of the Cow Column. He was also one of the original leaders of the Oregon Provisional Government between 1844 and 1849, and the first surveyor general in 1844. He served in the Oregon Territorial Legislature in 1845 and was a member of the Constitutional Convention for statehood in 1857. He served in the Oregon State Legislature between 1865 and 1866. Jesse and Cynthia are buried in the Applegate family cemetery in Yoncalla, Oregon.


3. Lindsay Applegate: age 34. b. 18 Sep 1808, d. 28 Nov 1892. Wife was Elizabeth Basham Miller, age 26. She was b. 27 Sep 1816, d. 6 Jul 1882. She was called Betsy. Lindsay served in the Oregon State Legislature in 1862.


4. David Arthur: age 23. b. 15 Mar 1820. Dave married Mary Jane Malone in 1846. She might have been the daughter of Madison Malone, another 1843 emigrant. The Arthurs and Constables traveled together as an extended family.


5. Richard Arthur: age 19. b. 7 Jun 1824, d. 22 Jul 1869. Richard married Laura Jane Mills, age 19, on 23 May 1844. She was b. 26 Mar 1824, d. 15 Jul 1868. Laura was Isaac Mills’s daughter. Richard and Laura may have met on the trail in 1843. Jim Nesmith erroneously recorded Richard Arthur as Robert Arthur. Robert was Richard’s younger brother and son of William Arthur as recorded in William Arthur’s probate file. Richard and Laura Jane are buried in the Union Point Cemetery in Banks, Oregon.


6. William Arthur: age 47. b. 9 Apr 1796, d. 14 Aug 1866. Wife was Millie, age 51. She was b. 1792, d. 30 Sep 1861. Bill married Catharine A. after the death of Millie. The spelling of Catharine is how she signed her name. William and Millie are buried in the Pleasant View Pioneer Cemetery in Oregon.


7. James Athey: age 26. b. 1817, d. 31 May 1897. Wife was Nancy P. Allen, age 16. She was b. 17 Apr 1827, d. 11 Feb 1897. James was a carpenter.


8. William Athey: age 25. b. 1818.


9. John Atkinson: John turned south after Fort Hall and went to California.


10. Andrew J. Baker: age 17. b. 2 Dec 1825. Andrew married Mary Ann Lake on 12 Oct 1858. He fought in the Yakima War, 1855-56.


11. John Gordon Baker: age 24. b. 17 Oct 1818, d. 4 Mar 1887. Wife was Catherine Blevins, age 19. She was b. 1 Jun 1823, d. 16 Jan 1912. John served as Sheriff of Yamhill County under the Oregon Provisional Government and later under the Oregon Territorial Government. The Bakers and Blevins may have traveled together as an extended family. John and Catherine are buried in the Masonic Cemetery in McMinnville, Oregon.


12. John W. Baker: d. 1870. John fought in the War of 1812.


13. William Baldridge: William turned south after Fort Hall and went to California.


14. Layton Bane


15. William S. Barker: age 27. b. 31 Aug 1815, d. 2 Jul 1869. Spouse was Aurelia A., age 17. She was b. 21 Sep 1825, d. 19 Feb 1907. William and Aurelia are buried in the Pioneer Cemetery in Salem, Oregon.


16. William M. Beagle: age 34. b. 16 Jun 1808, d. 18 Jul 1887. Wife was Lucinda Thompson. William is buried in the Baptist Cemetery in West Union, Oregon. The Lenox’s, Mauzey’s, and William Beagle traveled together as an extended family.


17. George P. Beale: d. 17 May 1865. George married Mariah S. Taylor on 18 Nov 1857. George was the son of a Missouri slave owner. During the 1843 migration, Jesse Applegate employed him as a teamster. Twenty years after arriving in Oregon, he was hung in a public square in Salem, Oregon on 17 May 1865 for murdering Dan Delany Sr. during a robbery. Dan was also a member of the 1843 migration. George was buried in the Waldo family cemetery east of Salem after both local Salem cemeteries refused his body. This family cemetery was recently destroyed by the current landowner.


18. Nicholas Biddle: Nicholas turned south at Fort Laramie and went to Taos.


19. David Bird


20. J. P. Black


21. Alexander Blevins: age 35. b. 1808. Wife was Levina. The Blevins and Bakers may have traveled together as an extended family.


22. John Boardman: John turned south after Fort Hall and went to California.


23. Levi Boyd: age 30. b. Sep 1812, d. 1913. Levi returned East during the Civil War and fought for the Confederacy. He relocated to eastern Washington after the war and lived to over one hundred years of age. He was a bachelor.


24. James Brady (Braidy)


25. George Brooks


26. John P. Brooks: age 19. b. 1824, d. 1905. John married Mary Ann Thomas on 24 Nov 1846. John is buried in the Pioneer Cemetery in Salem, Oregon.


27. Martin J. Brown


28. Orus Brown: age 42. b. 4 Sep 1800, d. 5 May 1874. Spouse was Lavinia Waddels. She was b. 12 Sep 1816, d. 4 Feb 1860. Orus traveled to Oregon in 1843 by himself and settled a Donation Land Claim. In 1845 he returned to Missouri, and brought his family to Oregon in 1846. He married Sarah Meek Hayden on 7 Nov 1860. Orus and Lavinia are buried in the Mt. View Cemetery in Forest Grove, Oregon.


29. Thomas A. Brown: Tom traveled with his friends Nat Sitton and John Cox.


30. Peter Hardeman Burnett: age 35. b. 15 Nov 1807, d. 17 May 1895. Wife was Harriet Rogers. After crossing the Kansas River, Pete was elected captain of the Oregon Emigrating Company. In the following week he resigned the position. He founded the town of Linnton, near the confluence of the Multnomah and Columbia Rivers, with Morton McCarver shortly after arriving at Fort Vancouver in 1843. He and Morton named the town after Senator Linn of Missouri. He served as Supreme Court justice under the Oregon Provisional Government from 6 Sep 1845 to 29 Dec 1846. He moved his family to the California gold fields in 1848, and later became the first governor for the new state of California. During the 1843 migration he traveled with a slave servant by the name of Hattie. It is assumed that she drowned in the Columbia River near Fort Walla Walla.


31. Amon Butler


32. John Gill Campbell: age 25. b. 26 Mar 1818, d. 21 Nov 1872. John married Rothilda E. Buck on 25 Jul 1846. She was b. Oct 1828, d. 21 Jul 1894. Rothilda came to Oregon on an 1845 wagon train. John was called Jack, and his wife was called Ruth. “Jack” Campbell was an accountant. John and Rothilda are buried in the Mt. View Cemetery in Oregon City, Oregon.


33. Miles Cary: age 32. b. 15 Jun 1811, d. 26 Sep 1858. Wife was Cyrene Bundren Taylor, age 27. She was b. 24 Jul 1815, d. 1 Sep 1911. Miles traveled with a female slave servant. One of the Cary children, age three, died at Fort Bridger. The Carys also traveled with an infant son, born 2 Jan 1843. Miles and Cyrene are buried in the Pioneer Cemetery in Lafayette, Oregon.


34. Fendall Carr Cason: age 43. b. 12 Oct 1799, d. 29 Nov 1860. Wife was Rebecca Rawlings Holliday, age 40. She was b. 23 Jan 1803. The Casons and Stewarts traveled together as an extended family.


35. James Cason


36. Jesse H. Caton: age 23. b. 10 Dec 1819, d. 15 Jun 1863. Jesse married Precious Starr on 31 Dec 1848. She was b. 28 Feb 1832, d. 2 Oct 1908. Precious came to Oregon on an 1848 wagon train.


37. James Cave: d. 20 Oct 1861. Wife was Malinda Crump. James married Lucy Ann Matheny on 6 Dec 1844. Lucy was probably part of the Oregon Emigrating Company Matheny clan. James and Lucy may have met on the trail in 1843.


38. Manuel Chapman


39. William Chapman


40. Alfred Chappell


41. Samuel U. Chase: age 26. b. 1 Aug 1816, d. 2 Feb 1906. Samuel fought in the Cayuse War, 1847-48. He was a bachelor.


42. Moses Childers


43. Joseph B. Chiles: Joe turned south after Fort Hall and went to California. He led the California Column.


44. Jacob Chuny (Chimp) (Champ)


45. Ransom Clark: age 34. b. 1809, d. 24 May 1859. Ransom married Lettice Jane Millican on 16 Feb 1845. Lettice was Elijah Millican’s daughter. Ransom and Lettice may have met on the trail in 1843.


46. Lancaster Clyman: Lancaster married Mary Manning on 15 Sep 1844. Mary was also with the 1843 migration. She and Lancaster may have met on the trail in 1843.


47. Thomas Cochran: age 23. b. 1820, d. 10 Aug 1898. Wife was Susan, age 27. She was b. 1816, d. after 31 Aug 1898. Thomas became a minister.


48. Benedict Constable: The Constables and Arthurs traveled together as an extended family.


49. Edward Constable: age 26. b. 15 Jun 1816, d. 5 Aug 1895. Wife was Brazilla Arthur, age 21. She was b. 7 Apr 1822, d. 4 Oct 1893. Brazilla was William Arthur’s daughter. Edward and Brazilla are buried in the Baptist Cemetery in West Union, Oregon.


50. Lewis C. Cooper: Lewis was half Mohican Indian. He assumed captain duties of the Splinter Column near the Sweetwater River. He was a blacksmith. Lew employed John Jackson as a teamster until 3 Sep.


51. John Copenhaver


52. John Cox: John traveled with his friends Tom Brown and Nat Sitton.


53. Samuel Cozine: age 22. b. 8 Jul 1820, d. 20 Mar 1897. Sam married Mahala Arthur, age 22, on 29 Mar 1845. She was b. 29 Jul 1820. Mahala was William Arthur’s daughter. Sam and Mahala may have met on the trail in 1843. He was a blacksmith. Sam is buried in the Masonic Cemetery in McMinnville, Oregon.


54. Daniel Cronin (Cragan) (Cragin)


55. George Dailey


56. Burrel Davis: d. 10 Jun 1848.


57. Joseph H. Davis: age 30. b. 30 Aug 1812, d. 1 Feb 1877. Wife was Lucy Carpenter, age 26. She was b. 4 Dec 1816, d. 31 May 1884. Joseph and Lucy are buried in the Hill Cemetery near Laurelwood, Oregon.


58. Thomas Davis: d. 1875. Spouse was Sarah.


59. V. W. Dawson: Mr. Dawson turned south after Fort Hall and went to California.


60. William Day: d. 1843. William died at Fort Vancouver. The cause of death is unknown.


61. Daniel Delany, Jr.: age 17. b. 1826. Daniel married Eliza A. Walters on 28 Jun 1857. He fought in the Cayuse War, 1847-48.


62. Daniel Delany, Sr.: age 49. b. 1794, d. 9 Jan 1865. Wife was Elizabeth Magee, d. 1867. Dan was also married to Rebecca Parrish. He traveled with a slave servant by the name of Rachael, age 14, b. 1828, d. 12 Oct 1910. She was purchased for $450 on 3 Sep 1842. Dan carried the slave’s purchase receipt with him to Oregon to prove his ownership. He was murdered by George Beale (teamster for Jesse Applegate) during a robbery. His probate file lists his worth at $31,049.56, of which $20,370.76 was in coin and dust. The reputation of his wealth prompted the robbery and subsequent murder by George Beale. His name is spelled as Delaney in historical records, however, his signature uses the spelling Delany. Daniel and Elizabeth are buried in the Cloverdale Cemetery south of Turner, Oregon.


63. William Delany: age 19. b. 24 Apr 1824, d. 1 Sep 1899. Wife was Cassandria E. G. McKoin, age 18. She was b. 3 Feb 1825. William’s name is spelled as Delaney in historical records, however, his signature uses the spelling Delany.


64. William Clement Dement: age 23. b. 10 Mar 1823, d. 2 Jan 1865. Bill married Olivia Johnson on 4 Jul 1846. He died leaving an estate worth over $63,000.00. William and Olivia are buried in the Mt. View Cemetery in Oregon City, Oregon.


65. Solomon Dodd


66. John Doherty


67. William Doke: William was involved in the accident at the Umatilla Rapids where Alexander McClelland (age 68), Warren Applegate (age 9), and Edward Applegate (age 9) all drowned. William survived.


68. Jacob Doran: age 31. b. 1812. Jacob married Amanda in 1851. She d. 15 Feb 1855.


69. William Paydon Dougherty: d. 16 Apr 1898. William married Mary Jane Chambers on 19 Nov 1846. She was b. 5 Nov 1828. Mary came to Oregon on an 1845 wagon train.


70. James Duncan: d. 30 Jan 1899.


71. John W. East: age 34. b. 1809, d. 19 Jan 1878.


72. Charles Eaton: age 24 b. 22 Dec 1818, d. 10 Dec 1876. Charles went to the California gold fields in 1849.


73. Nathaniel Eaton: age 19. b. 1824, d. 9 Mar 1883. Nathaniel fought in the Cayuse War, 1847-48, then went to the California gold fields in 1849. He fought in the Yakima War, 1855-56. He married Lestina Zilpha Hines on 15 Dec 1872. She was b. 26 Nov 1852, d. 1901. Lestina came to Oregon on an 1853 wagon train.


74. Ninian Alkanah Eberman: age 21. b. 9 Dec 1821, d. 19 Apr 1896. Ninian married Emma H. on 25 Jul 1850. He died from severe burns.


75. Elbridge G. Edson: Elbridge married Mary Garrison on 17 Feb 1848.


76. Solomon Emerick: age 21. b. 30 Nov 1821, d. 6 Feb 1899. Solomon married Lucetta Ann Zachary, age 18, on 17 Jun 1845. She was b. 28 Jan 1825, d. 22 Aug 1899. Lucetta was Alex Zachary’s daughter. Solomon and Lucetta may have met on the trail in 1843. Solomon worked as a teamster for Sam Gilmore. At Cascade Falls the Gilmore family portaged all their baggage, while Solomon and James Hayes shot the rapids in an empty thirty-foot canoe. Solomon fought in the Cayuse War, 1847-48. He was illiterate.


77. James Etchell


78. Miles Eyre: age 44. b. 1799, d. 10 Sep 1843. Wife was Eliza Turner, age 38. She was b. Nov 1805, d. Nov 1893. Miles drowned while crossing the Snake River.


79. Stephen Fairly


80. Charles Edward Fendall: age 22. b. 4 Jan 1821, d. 20 Apr 1894. Charles married Amanda F. Rogers on 8 Jan 1848 when she was fifteen. She was b. 27 Jun 1832. Amanda came to Oregon on a wagon train in 1846. Charles was a stockman.


81. Ephriam Ford: d. 25 Sep 1863. Ephriam married Martha Jane Garrison on 27 Feb 1851. She was b. 6 Nov 1836.


82. John Ford


83. Nimrod Ford: age 25. b. 11 Feb 1818, d. 15 Mar 1865. Nimrod married Mary Jane Kendall on 24 Oct 1860. Nimrod is buried in the Pioneer Cemetery in Salem, Oregon.


84. Nineveh Ford: age 28. b. 15 Feb 1815, d. 8 Mar 1897. Nineveh served one term in the Oregon Territorial Legislature in 1855. He served two terms in the Oregon State Legislature between 1866 and 1868. He also constructed the first tannery, shoe shop, and butcher shop west of the Rocky Mountains.


85. Henry Fowler


86. William Fowler: age 29. b. 13 Dec 1813, d. 1 Apr 1884. Bill married Rebecca Kelsey, age 24, on 20 Dec 1843. Becky was David Kelsey’s daughter. Bill met Becky on the trail and married shortly after arriving in Oregon. She was b. 18 Feb 1819, d. 18 Feb 1890. William and Rebecca are buried in the Old Scotch Church Cemetery north of Hillsboro, Oregon.


87. William J. Fowler, Jr.


88. Alexander Francis: Alex turned south at Fort Laramie and went to Taos.


89. Abner Frazier


90. William B. Frazier


91. John Gantt: John turned south after Fort Hall and went to California. He acted as a guide for the Oregon Emigrating Company between Independence, Missouri and Fort Hall. Captain Gantt charged $1.00 per emigrant for his services as guide.


92. Samuel J. Gardner: d. 7 Nov 1891. Samuel married Eliza A. Smith on 3 Mar 1853.


93. William Gardner


94. Enoch Garrison: age 37. b. 20 Jan 1806, d. 11 Jul 1883. Wife was Margaret Herron, age 42. She was b. 24 Jan 1801, d. 26 Mar 1874. Enoch and Margaret are buried in the Masonic Cemetery in McMinnville, Oregon.


95. Joseph M. Garrison: age 30. b. 1813, d. 17 Jan 1884. Joe married Mary Matheny on 16 Apr 1846 when she was fourteen years old. She was b. 1832. Mary was Daniel Matheny’s daughter, age 11 in 1843. Joe was presiding judge of Champooic County, 1847.


96. William J. Garrison: age 16. b. 13 Mar 1827. William married Cornelia Smith in 1849. She d. 1884.


97. Samuel Mattison Gilmore: age 28. b. 17 Mar 1815, d. 5 Nov 1893. Wife was Martha Ann Stevenson, age 24. She was b. 11 Sep 1818, d. 6 Mar 1909. Sam left his oxen at Fort Walla Walla and went down the Columbia River in a thirty-foot open canoe without a guide. At Cascade Falls the Gilmore family portaged all their baggage while their teamster, Solomon Emerick, along with James Hayes, shot the rapids in an empty canoe. During the following spring Sam returned to Fort Walla Walla to claim his oxen and take them to the Wallamet Valley.


98. William Gilpin: age 40. b. 22 Feb 1803, d. 3 Feb 1897. Wife was Francis McGuire, age 40. She was b. 29 Nov 1802, d. 29 May 1895. William might be buried in the Hill Cemetery near Laurelwood, Oregon.


99. Richard Goodman: age 36. b. 18 Oct 1806, d. 1849. Wife was Sarah Conner. Richard was accidentally shot by John Umnicker in the arm on 2 Jul along the South Platte River. He went to the California gold fields in 1849, where he took ill and died.


100. Chesley B. Gray


101. George W. Gray: age 22. b. 5 Aug 1820, d. 23 Jul 1900. George married Prudence M. Berry. She was b. 11 Mar 1831, d. 17 Dec 1903. George was a German botanist. George and Prudence are buried in the Pioneer Cemetery in Salem, Oregon.


102. Bernard Haggard


103. Samuel B. Hall: Samuel settled on the Clatsop Plains, where he fell in love with a schoolteacher. She rejected him, after which he moved to California where he died. In his will, he left all his property to the school district on the Clatsop Plains.


104. Bartholomew Halley: age 41. b. 1802, d. 14 Jul 1883. Wife was Agatha.


105. William W. Hargrove: d. 12 Dec 1875. Spouse was Polina E.


106. Bernard Harrigas


107. Jacob Hawn: age 39. b. 13 Jan 1804, d. 27 Jan 1860. Wife was Harriet Elizabeth Pierson, age 24. She was b. 31 Aug 1818, d. 17 Apr 1883.


108. James Hayes: At Cascade Falls, James and Solomon Emerick shot the rapids in an empty thirty-foot canoe.


109. Absolom Jefferson Hembree: age 29. b. 14 Dec 1813, d. 10 Apr 1856. Wife was Nancy J. Dodson, age 29. She was b. 22 Jun 1813, d. 12 Jan 1886. Yakima Indians killed Absolom during the 1855-56 war. The Hembrees and Penningtons traveled together as an extended family.


110. Andrew T. Hembree: age 38. b. 1805. Wife was Martha Lorinda McCoy, age 28. She was b. 24 Jun 1814.


111. James Thomas Hembree: age 17. b. 13 Sep 1825, d. 12 Jan 1919. James married Malvina A. Millican, on 24 Sep 1845. She was b. 22 Sep 1832, d. 17 Mar 1916. Malvina was the daughter of Elijah Millican. James and Malvina, age 10, may have met on the trail in 1843. James and Malvina are buried in the Masonic Cemetery in Lafayette, Oregon.


112. Joel Jordan Hembree: age 38. b. 7 Dec 1804, d. 8 Sep 1868. Wife was Sally Payne, age 34. She was b. 2 Mar 1809, d. 15 Mar 1854. Their son, Joel Hembree Jr., age six, was killed when a wagon ran over his body on 18 Jul. Joel Sr. married Letitia Woolery on 2 Dec 1864. She was b. 1810. Joel and Sally are buried in the Masonic Cemetery in McMinnville, Oregon.


113. Abijah S. Hendrix: age 28. b. 1815, d. 1873. Abijah married Mary Jane Dickerson on 1 Mar 1846. She was b. 14 Feb 1830, d. 26 Jun 1915. Mary came to Oregon on an 1845 wagon train. The name is spelled as Hendricks in several historical references.


114. Thomas J. Hensley: Tom turned south after Fort Hall and went to California.


115. Joseph Hess: age 31. b. 1812. Wife was Mary Louisa Kaiser, age 26. She was b. 22 Feb 1817, d. 20 Feb 1903. Indians in California killed Joe, possibly during the gold rush. Mary Louisa is buried in the Pioneer Cemetery in Newberg, Oregon.


116. Henry Hewitt: age 20. b. 19 Nov 1822, d. 15 Jan 1899. Wife was Elizabeth Matheny, age 20. She was b. 26 Mar 1823, d. 13 Oct 1899. Henry was elected commissioner of Yamhill County in 1864. The Hewitts, Laysons, and Mathenys traveled together as an extended family. Henry and Elizabeth are buried in the Pioneer Cemetery in Hopewell, Oregon.


117. Almoran Hill: age 20. b. 26 Dec 1822, d. 3 Feb 1910. Wife was Sarah Jane Reed, age 20. She was b. 26 Jan 1823, d. 23 Jul 1913. Almoran volunteered for the Cayuse War, 1847-48. Almoran and Sarah Jane are buried in the Hill Cemetery near Laurelwood, Oregon.


118. Henry C. Hill: Henry married Mary A. Millican on 30 Nov 1845. Mary was the daughter of Elijah Millican. James and Mary may have met on the trail in 1843.


119. William Hill


120. John Hobson: age 18. b. 4 Dec 1824, d. 6 Dec 1896. John married Diana M. Owens in 1851. She d. 1873. He married again in 1875.


121. William Hobson: age 45. b. 28 Jun 1797, d. 10 Aug 1879. Bill married Eliza Turner Eyre, age 38, on 10 Nov 1853. She was b. Nov 1805, d. Nov 1893. Eliza was Miles Eyre’s widow.


122. Samuel M. Holderness: Samuel served as secretary of state under the Oregon Provisional Government from 19 Sep 1848 to 10 Mar 1849. He was appointed to this post after Secretary Frederick Prigg drowned in the Clackamas River. Frederick Prigg was also a member of the 1843 migration. The Oregon Provisional Government outlawed dueling within the territory for the express purpose of stopping Sam Holderness from dueling with a man named Taylor.


123. Daniel S. Holman: age 20. b. 15 Nov 1822, d. 15 Mar 1910. Daniel married Martha Elizabeth Burnett on 31 Aug 1847. She was b. 11 Dec 1830, d. 27 Jun 1913. Martha came to Oregon on an 1846 wagon train. Daniel and Martha are buried in the Masonic Cemetery in McMinnville, Oregon.


124. John Holman: age 55. b. 11 Sep 1787, d. 14 May 1864. Spouse was Elizabeth Duvall. She d. 1841. John fought in the War of 1812. He went to Oregon alone, leaving his younger children under the care of his married children. In 1844 he sent word back to Missouri that he was settled and the children should join him. He married Martha Thomasson McGary, age 43, on 15 May 1844 or 1845. She was b. 21 Jan 1800, d. 4 May 1861. She was the mother of Garrett McGary, another member of the 1843 migration. John and Martha may have met on the trail in 1843. John and Martha are buried in the Masonic Cemetery in McMinnville, Oregon.


125. Riley A. Holmes


126. William Livingston Holmes: age 35. b. 30 May 1807, d. 12 Sep 1879. Wife was Mary Ann Louisa Campbell Williams, age 29. She was b. 9 Dec 1813, d. 25 Jul 1884. Peter Burnett induced William to travel to Oregon. William served as the sheriff of Clackamas County between 1844 and 1855. William and Mary are buried in the Mt. View Cemetery in Oregon City, Oregon.


127. G. W. Howell: The Howells and McCorkles traveled together as an extended family.


128. John B. Howell: age 55. b. 6 Dec 1787, d. 4 Oct 1869. Wife was Temperance Midkiff, age 47. She was b. 29 Apr 1796, d. 22 Mar 1848. On 14 Jun, John shot an ox belonging to Elbridge Edson. The Oregon Emigrating Company fined John twenty dollars and the forfeiture of an ox. John and Temperance are buried in the Howell Prairie Pioneer Cemetery, northeast of Salem, Oregon.


129. Thomas E. Howell: age 19. b. 1824. Thomas married Rachael M. She was b. 1828.


130. Wesley Howell: age 17. b. 1826, d. 4 Dec 1883. Wesley married Margarett McDaniel on 13 Jul 1848. He fought in the Cayuse War, 1847-48. The spelling of Margarett is how she signed her name. Wesley is buried in the Howell Prairie Pioneer Cemetery, northeast of Salem, Oregon.


131. William B. Howell: age 25. b. 1818, d. 1888. Wife was Sallie A., age 18. She was b. 1825, d. 1889. William and Sallie are buried in the cemetery just south of Scio, Oregon.


132. Amon Hoyt


133. James Huck: age 24. b. 1819. James left Oregon in 1845 for California, where he fought in the Mexican War of 1846. He returned to Ohio and married Mary Jones in 1857. She d. 1858. He later married Frances E. Albert. He returned to Oregon in 1875.


134. William P. Hughes


135. Henry H. Hunt: Henry and Ben Wood built the first sawmill on the Clatsop Plains of the lower Columbia River. Known as “Hunt’s Mill,” it was powered by a thirty-foot diameter overshot water wheel. Henry traveled with the Straight family.


136. Alanson Husted: Alanson married Mary Montgomery Saunders on 26 Apr 1848. She was b. 13 Mar 1813. Cayuse Indians killed Mary’s first husband, Luke W. Saunders, during a raid on the Whitman mission at Waiilatpu on 29 Nov 1847. Mary survived the attack. This raid resulted in the Cayuse War of 1847-48.


137. Isaac Hutchins


138. Henry H. Hyde: age 31. b. 1812, d. 1881. Henry was married to Henrietta Holman on 1 Sep 1846 by Judge Peter H. Burnett. Henrietta was John Holman’s daughter and came to Oregon on an 1845 wagon train. Henry went to the California gold fields in 1849, then returned to Oregon and ran a store in Prairie City. He married Susan Brock Kinzey on 23 Dec 1850.


139. John H. B. Jackson: age 23. b. 14 Mar 1820, d. 22 Dec 1869. John married Sarah S. Parker on 4 Jul 1846. She was b. 1828, d. 1917. Lewis Cooper employed John as a teamster. On 3 Sep while crossing the Snake River Plains, John left the employ of Cooper and joined Zachary’s Outcast Mess. On 8 Sep he returned to the Light Column after Zachary stabbed Newt Wheeler. Sarah came to Oregon on an 1845 wagon train by way of Meek’s Cut-off. John and Sarah are buried in the Baptist Cemetery in West Union, Oregon.


140. Calvin James


141. Overton Johnson: Overton served as secretary of state under the Oregon Provisional Government from 4 Mar 1844 to 25 May 1844.


142. John Jones


143. John B. Keizur: age 18. b. Nov 1824, d. 11 Apr 1870. John married Mary Jane.


144. Pleasante C. Keizur: Pleasante married Sarah Woodside on 5 May 1850.


145. Thomas Dove Keizur: age 50. b. 1793, d. 19 Jun 1871. Wife was Mary Girley, age 50. She was b. 1793, d. 1853.


146. Kelley


147. David Kelsey: David’s daughter, Rebecca, age 24, met Bill Fowler while on the trail in 1843. They married on 20 Dec 1843 after arriving in Oregon. She was b. 18 Feb 1819, d. 18 Feb 1890. Bill and Rebecca are buried in the Old Scotch Church Cemetery north of Hillsboro, Oregon.


148. Kerritook: Mr. Kerritook was injured when his rifle breech exploded while shooting at an antelope on 3 Jul on the South Platte. He was half Cherokee Indian.


149. Isaac Laswell: age 23. b. 1820. Isaac married Rachael E. She was b. 1831.


150. John Lauderdale


151. Aaron M. Layson: age 23. b. 1820, d. 1886. Wife was Sarah Jane, age 17. She was b. 1826, d. 1849. Aaron initiated the first meeting to organize a provisional trail government outside of Independence, Missouri. The Laysons, Mathenys, and Hewitts traveled together as an extended family. Aaron and Sara Jane are buried in the Pioneer Cemetery in Hopewell, Oregon.


152. Henry A. G. Lee: d. 4 Oct 1850. Henry captained one of the platoons in the Light Column.


153. F. Legear (Legeer) (Lugur): Mr. Legear turned south at Fort Laramie and went to Taos.


154. David Thomas Lenox: age 40. b. 1 Dec 1802, d. 18 Oct 1874. Wife was Louisa Swan, age 36. She was b. 5 Apr 1807, d. 9 Nov 1879. Dave captained one of the platoons in the Light Column. He started the first Baptist church west of the Rocky Mountains and was deacon in this church for thirty years. The church is West Union Baptist Church near West Union, Oregon, and is still in use. David’s probate file lists the year of his death as 1874, however, his headstone lists the year as 1873. Since his body was moved to its current location years after his death, the headstone year of 1873 is probably incorrect. David and Louisa are buried in the Baptist Cemetery in West Union, Oregon. The Lenox’s, Mauzey’s, and William Beagle traveled together as an extended family.


155. Edward Henry Lenox: age 16. b. 19 Feb 1827, d. 8 Jan 1905. Ed married Eleanor Porter on 12 May 1850. He was the son of David Lenox. The Lenox’s, Mauzey’s, and William Beagle traveled together as an extended family.


156. Edward Lenox: d. approx. 1876. Wife was Louise, age 35. She was b. 1808, d. 16 Nov 1879. Ed served as judge in Washington County, Oregon. He may have been David Lenox’s brother. The Lenox’s, Mauzey’s, and William Beagle traveled together as an extended family.


157. John Linebarger


158. Lewis Linebarger: age 42. b. 1801, d. 29 May 1883. Wife was Jane Henderson.


159. Milton Little: Milton turned south after Fort Hall and went to California.


160. John E. Long: d. 21 Jun 1846. Mary A. was his first wife. Elizabeth B. was his second wife. She d. Feb 1851. Elizabeth remained in Kentucky when John went to Oregon in 1843. Frances C. Campbell rendered services as his supposed and respected wife between Dec 1843 and Jun 1846. She received $500 from the settlement of his estate for these services. Dr. Long served as secretary of state under the Oregon Provisional Government from 25 May 1844 to 21 Jun 1846. He was a founding member of the Oregon Printing Association, which issued the first newspaper west of the Rocky Mountains, the Oregon Spectator. Dr. Long drowned while crossing the Clackamas River en route to Oregon City to visit patients. He was thrown into the river after his spur got caught in the harness of a skittish horse.


161. Jesse Looney: age 40. b. 15 Dec 1802, d. 25 Mar 1869. Wife was Ruby Crawford Bond, age 35. She was b. 18 Mar 1808, d. 7 May 1900. Jesse was born in Knox County, Tennessee, and was a first cousin of President Andrew Johnson. He went to Oregon with his wife and children to escape the institution of slavery. He traveled with three wagons, twenty milk cows, and four brood mares. He spent the winter of 1843-44 at the Waiilatpu Mission, then traveled to the Wallamet Valley the following spring. On his tombstone is written, "His motto through life and last words to his children was do right, be honorable, and truthful". Jesse and Ruby are buried in the Looney Family Cemetery south of Turner, Oregon.


162. John Loughborough: John turned south at Fort Laramie and went to Taos.


163. Asa Lawrence Lovejoy: age 35. b. 14 Mar 1808, d. 11 Sep 1882. Asa married Elizabeth McGary on 17 Mar 1845. She was b. 10 Jan 1829, d. 4 Jan 1904. Asa served as attorney general for the Oregon Provisional Government in 1844 and as speaker of the House for the Oregon Provisional Government between 1844 and 1846. He lost to George Abernethy for the first governorship in 1845. He also served as mayor of Oregon City in 1845. During the Cayuse War of 1847-48, he served with the rank of adjutant general. After the war he served as Supreme Court justice under the Oregon Provisional Government, elected 16 Feb 1849. He also went to the California gold fields in 1849. After returning to Oregon, Asa became a member of the Oregon Constitutional Convention in 1857. He was a joint proprietor of the City of Portland. Asa is buried in the Lone Fir Cemetery in Portland, Oregon.


164. John F. Luther: age 26. b. 21 Apr 1817, d. 14 Mar 1880. Wife was Elizabeth A., age 18. She was b. 20 Nov 1825, d. 17 Nov 1903. John is buried in the Union Point Cemetery in Banks, Oregon.


165. Madison M. Malone: Madison’s first wife died in 1850. He married Margaret Eaton in 1852 or 1853. Madison is buried in the Malone Family Cemetery in McMinnville, Oregon.


166. James Manning: James married Norma Richardson on 22 Jan 1847.


167. John Manning


168. James Martin: d. 25 Jun 1867.


169. Julius Martin: Julius turned south after Fort Hall and went to California.


170. William Jennings Martin: age 29. b. 2 Feb 1814, d. 26 Apr 1901. Wife was Catherine Crobarger. She d. 8 Mar 1884. Bill fought in the Seminole War in Florida, 1835. He married Margaret Trible in 1895 at the age of 81. She d. 16 Jun 1899. William commanded the Light Column from the Blue River to Fort Hall, then turned south after Fort Hall and went to California. He returned to Missouri from California in 1844 with John C. Fremont’s expedition. During 1846 he took his family to Oregon.


171. Andrew Jackson Masters: age 27. b. 20 Mar 1816, d. 11 Oct 1856. Wife was Sarah Jane Jenkins, age 16. She was b. 4 Oct 1826, d. 26 Sep 1896. Sarah Jane and Andrew married on 1 Oct 1842, six months before leaving for Oregon. Andrew was killed by James Harvey McMillen with a gunshot wound to the head. Andrew and Sarah Jane are buried in the Pioneer Cemetery in Hillsboro, Oregon.


172. Adam Matheny: age 22. b. 20 Dec 1820, d. 7 Nov 1895. Wife was Sarah Jane Layson, age 16. She was b. 27 Mar 1827, d. 30 Jan 1847. They married in April 1843 just before leaving for Oregon. Sarah Jane died, leaving a son and infant daughter. Adam fought in the Cayuse War, 1847-48. After the war he married Harriet Hamilton on 30 Apr 1850. Adam was the son of Daniel and Mary Cooper Matheny. The Mathenys, Laysons, and Hewitts traveled together as an extended family. Sarah Jane is buried in the Pioneer Cemetery in Hopewell, Oregon.


173. Daniel Matheny: age 49. b. 11 Dec 1793. d. 1 Feb 1872. Wife was Mary Cooper, age 43. She was b. 23 Feb 1800, d. 29 Sep 1856. Dan fought in the War of 1812. He helped with the original organization of the Oregon Emigrating Company at Independence, Missouri, then captained one of the platoons in the Light Column. He was the brother of Henry Matheny. Dan and Mary are buried in the Pioneer Cemetery in Hopewell, Oregon.


174. Henry Younger Matheny: age 39 or 43. b. 1800 or 1804, d. Sep 1849. Wife was Rachael Cooper, age 40. She was b. 26 Mar 1803, d. 25 Jun 1877. Henry went to the California gold fields in 1849, where he died. He was the brother of Daniel Matheny. Rachael is buried in the Pioneer Cemetery in Hopewell, Oregon.


175. Isaiah C. Matheny: age 17. b. 1826, d. 4 Sep 1906. Isaiah married Emaline Allen on 14 Mar 1850. She was b. 1833, d. 1903. He was the son of Daniel and Mary Cooper Matheny. Isaiah fought in the Cayuse War, 1847-48. After his discharge he went to the California gold fields in 1848. In 1866 he moved his family to California. He again moved in 1871, to southern Idaho. In later years his last move was to southwest Oregon.


176. Jasper Matheny: Jasper married Mary Ring on 26 Dec 1852. He was the son of Daniel and Mary Cooper Matheny.


177. Walter Jefferson Matney: age 26. b. 1817, d. 1874. Walter married Martha Jane on 5 Apr 1847. She d. 28 Jun 1852, leaving two children. He married Julia Ann Cooper on 28 Mar 1853. Alexander Zachary defrauded Walt of all his provisions on the Sweetwater River on 30 Jul 1843.


178. William Mauzey: age 24. b. 10 Mar 1819, d. 4 Jan 1897. William married Eleanor Evans in 1847. She was b. 15 Apr 1828, d. 14 Feb 1861. William and Eleanor are buried in the Baptist Cemetery in West Union, Oregon. The Lenox’s, Mauzey’s, and William Beagle traveled together as an extended family.


179. William Mayes (Mays)


180. Morton Matthew McCarver: age 36. b. 14 Jan 1807, d. 17 Apr 1875. Wife was Mary Ann Jennings. Morton married Julia Ann Buckalen on 30 Jan 1848. She was b. 19 Nov 1825, d. 14 May 1897. Morton fought in the Black Hawk War in Wisconsin, 1832. There is a record of him leaving the Light Column and joining the Cow Column while traveling along the South Platte River. He founded the town of Linnton, near the confluence of the Multnomah and Columbia Rivers, with Peter Burnett shortly after arriving at Fort Vancouver in 1843. He and Peter named the town after Senator Linn of Missouri. Morton served as the first speaker of the House for the Oregon Provisional Government. He went to the California gold fields in 1848. Later he was a delegate to the California Monterey Convention that drafted the first California State Constitution. Morton also founded the city of Sacramento, California, in 1849. He was commissioned a general in the Rogue River War in 1853. He later founded the city of Tacoma, Washington, in 1868. His second wife, Julia Ann, came to Oregon on an 1847 wagon train with her first husband, Garrette Buckalen, who died shortly after arriving in Oregon. Her youngest of two children died en route on the plains.


181. John Burch McClane: age 23. b. 21 Jan 1820, d. 19 Jan 1892. John married Helen C. Judson on 9 May 1849. She was b. 14 Apr 1834, d. 1 Oct 1903. John fought in the Cayuse War, 1847-48. After his discharge he went to the California gold fields, returning in 1849. He served as the first postmaster of Salem, Oregon. He also served as the county treasurer for Marion County between 1850 and 1851. His wife, Helen, came to Oregon in 1839 on the ship Lausanne as part of a Methodist missionary party.


182. Alexander McClelland: age 68. b. approx. 1775, d. Oct 1843. Alex drowned at the Umatilla Rapids on the Columbia River while trying to save Edward Applegate, age 9. The Applegate children called him Uncle Mack.


183. F. McClelland: Mr. McClelland turned south after Fort Hall and went to California.


184. George F. McCorkle: age 23. b. 10 Sep 1819, d. 26 Jul 1891. Wife was Elizabeth Brooks Howell, age 21. She was b. 24 Apr 1822, d. 26 Sep 1900. The McCorkles and Howells traveled together as an extended family. George and Elizabeth are buried in the Howell Prairie Pioneer Cemetery, northeast of Salem, Oregon.


185. William McDaniel: age 23. b. 1820.


186. Garrett W. McGary: age 21. b. 1822. Garrett’s mother, Martha Thomasson McGary, age 43 or 44, accompanied her son to Oregon. She was b. 1 Jan 1799 or 1800, d. 4 May 1861.


187. McGee: Mr. McGee turned south after Fort Hall and went to California.


188. John McHaley: age 59. b. 1784. Wife was Sarah Frazier, age 40. She was b. 1803, d. 13 Aug 1857. John proposed the Oregon Emigrating Company buy two large boats, carried in each of two wagons, for crossing large streams and rivers. He owned a large herd of cattle and traveled with the Cow Column. Although Sarah was forty, she had an eighteen-month-old son. Sarah and her son are buried in the Twin Oaks Cemetery in Turner, Oregon.


189. John McIntire: John turned south after Fort Hall and went to California.


190. D. McKissic


191. Elijah Millican: age 40. b. Jul 1802. Wife was Lucinda Wilson Crisp, age 31. She was b. 29 Jul 1811.


192. Isaac Mills: Wife was Rachael Bales. Their daughter, Laura Jane Mills, age 19, accompanied them to Oregon. She was b. 26 Mar 1824, d. 15 Jul 1868.


193. John B. Mills: Wife was Mary.


194. Owen M. Mills: Owen married Priscilla Blair on 29 Oct 1847. She was b. 1812, d. Jun 1900.


195. William A. Mills: age 16. b. 1 Sep 1826, d. 10 Dec 1906. Bill married Rachael Joy Fisher in March, 1848. She was b. 20 Apr 1821, d. 11 Dec 1868. Rachael came to Oregon on an 1847 wagon train. Bill later married Mary E. Craghead Capps on 15 Oct 1874. She was b. 1841. Mary came to Oregon on an 1852 wagon train. Mary was postmistress at Clackamas from Jun 1876 to 1879. William was elected to the Oregon State Legislature in 1870. William and Rachael are buried in the Union Point Cemetery in Banks, Oregon.


196. Gilbert Mondon


197. Jackson Moore: Jackson turned south at Fort Laramie and went to Taos.


198. Jacob L. Myers: age 21. b. 22 Feb 1822.


199. Thomas George Naylor: age 28. b. 12 Oct 1814, d. 5 Dec 1872. Wife was Sarah Storey, age 22. She was b. 16 Jun 1820, d. 2 Feb 1853. They had seven children. After Sarah’s death Tom married her sister, Catherine Storey, on 5 Apr 1853 and had nine more children.


200. James Willis Nesmith: age 22. b. 23 Jul 1820, d. 17 Jun 1885. Jim married Caroline Lucinda Pauline Goff on 14 Jun 1846. She was b. 7 Apr 1831, d. 30 Dec 1890. Caroline came to Oregon on an 1844 wagon train. Jim served as Supreme Court justice under the Oregon Provisional Government from 25 Dec 1844 to 9 Aug 1845. He fought in the Cayuse War, 1847-48 and in the Rogue River War in 1853. During these campaigns he attained the rank of colonel. He served as a United States marshal from 1853 to 1855. Between 1857 and 1859 he served as superintendent of Indian Affairs. He also served as a United States senator from Oregon between 1861 and 1867. President Johnson appointed him as minister to Austria, but the Senate refused to confirm the appointment. He served as a United States congressman from Oregon between 1873 and 1875. Jim and Caroline are buried in the Nesmith Family Cemetery in Rickreall, Oregon.


201. William Thompson Newby: age 23. b. 25 Mar 1820, d. 22 Oct 1884. Wife was Sarah Jane McGary, age 20. She was b. 1823, d. 1887. Bill and his wife almost drowned at the Umatilla Rapids on the Columbia River. He served as assessor under the Oregon Provisional Government in 1848. He founded the city of McMinnville, Oregon, in 1853. He also served as an Oregon state senator during 1870. William was able to leave the column and go on buffalo hunts with the other men. This fact suggests that he probably employed one of the other young men as a teamster to drive his wagon. William and Sarah Jane are buried in the Masonic Cemetery in McMinnville, Oregon.


202. Noah Newman


203. Hugh D. O’Brien


204. Humphrey O’Brien


205. Bennett O’Neil: Bennett lost his way while hunting on the South Platte River and was never found. His final whereabouts were never known, so people assumed he had been killed; however, he is listed in the 1845 census taken by the Oregon Provisional Government. If this is the same Ben O’Neil, how he got to Oregon is a mystery.


206. Abraham Olinger: age 31. b. 1812, d. 3 Jan 1874. Wife was Rachael Stout, age 22. She was b. 1821, d. 22 Oct 1861.


207. Neil Osborn


208. Edwin W. Otey: age 27. b. 1816. Ed married Martha J. Bunton on 4 Jul 1846. He worked as a millwright in Henry Hunt’s sawmill. Edwin, his brother Morris, and Jim Nesmith traveled together.


209. Morris B. Otey: Traveled with his brother Edwin and Jim Nesmith.


210. Thomas Owens: age 29. b. 4 Jul 1813, d. 4 Dec 1892. Thomas married Emeline L. Young on 25 Dec 1850. She was b. 22 Sep 1827, d. 17 Sep 1903. Thomas and Emeline are buried in the Masonic Cemetery in McMinnville, Oregon.


211. Thomas Owens: age 35. b. 12 Jan 1808, d. 23 Jul 1873. Wife was Sarah, age 23. She was b. 1820. Sarah sowed the first crop of flax in Oregon in 1844. It was used to produce shoe thread; elk hides were used for shoe leather. In subsequent years she traded the flax to local Indians for salmon. They used it to make superior fishing nets. Thomas went to the California gold fields in 1849.


212. Clayborn Paine: d. 4 Aug 1843. Clay died near South Pass of a fever contracted at Fort Laramie. He left a wife and four children.


213. Samuel Painter: Sam married Matilda Caroline Keizur.


214. Jesse Parker


215. William Glenn Parker: age 21. b. 1822, d. 4 Mar 1859. Bill married Lucinda Tetherow on 27 Jan 1847. She was b. 1 Aug 1830. He later married Cynthia Ann. Bill was involved in the accident at the Umatilla Rapids where Alexander McClelland (age 68), Warren Applegate (age 9), and Edward Applegate (age 9) all drowned. William died leaving an estate worth over $30,000.00.


216. Joseph R. Patterson: age 22. b. 1821. Joseph married Sarah Lucintha Keizur on 13 Feb 1845. She d. 28 May 1850, leaving two children.


217. John Barton Pennington: age 24. b. 25 Apr 1819, d. 4 Oct 1910. Wife was Sarah Elizabeth Hembree, age 27 or 31. She was b. 10 May 1812 or 16, d. 23 Sep 1851. Sarah gave birth to a daughter on 6 Aug. The daughter was named Mary Jane. She d. 5 Oct 1899. John married Elizabeth Jane Sportsman on 25 Feb 1853 after his first wife died. He later married Margaret Fisher. The Penningtons and Hembrees traveled together as an extended family.


218. Charles E. Pickett


219. Robert H. Powe: d. 1846. In a letter from his parents dated shortly after his arrival in Oregon, they spell their family name as Powe. However all references, including his probate file, spell the name as Poe.


220. Frederick Prigg: d. 16 Sep 1848. Frederick served as secretary of state under the Oregon Provisional Government from 26 Jun 1846 to 16 Sep 1848. Governor Abernethy appointed him to this post after Secretary John Long drowned in the Clackamas River. Frederick also served as circuit judge of Clackamas County and as president of the court and probate judge of Clackamas County. Frederick drowned in the Clackamas River, the same as his predecessor, Secretary of State John Long.


221. Pierson B. Reading: Pierson turned south after Fort Hall and went to California.


222. Jacob T. Reed: age 28. b. 11 Mar 1815. Jacob married Patsy Williams on 5 Sep 1844. They may have met on the trail in 1843. He was a blacksmith.


223. Thomas Reeves: age 29. b. 6 Mar 1814, d. 1886. Thomas married Nancy Jane Lloyd in Jun 1846. She d. 1870. Nancy came to Oregon on an 1845 wagon train. He was a tanner.


224. George W. Rice: d. 30 Apr 1849. Wife was Anne.


225. Daniel Richardson: age 33. b. 1810, d. 30 Aug 1843. Wife was Dorcas Caldwell, age 27. She was b. 10 Feb 1816, d. 23 Jan 1887. Dan died at Fort Hall leaving a wife and two children. The cause of death was unknown. Dorcas later remarried a man by the name of S. W. Moss. She is buried in the Mt. View Cemetery in Oregon City, Oregon.


226. John Richardson


227. John Ricord


228. Emsley Roberts


229. James Roberts


230. Solomon Roberts


231. George W. Rodgers


232. S. P. Rodgers


233. J. F. Roe: Mr. Roe had a 9-year-old son named John Fitzgerald, who became a physician. Researchers might confuse him with his father, since they have the same initials. The son was b. 12 Apr 1834 and d. 23 Jun 1869.


234. Joseph Rossin


235. Philip Rubey: Mrs. Rubey died in the Grande Ronde Valley. The cause of death is unknown.


236. William Russell


237. Henry Sewell: age 24. b. 22 Mar 1819, d. 11 Dec 1869. Henry married Mary Ann Jones Gerrish on 29 Mar 1846. She was b. 1829, d. 21 Mar 1866. He was a Baptist minister who committed suicide.. Henry and Mary Ann are buried in the Mt. View Cemetery in Forest Grove, Oregon.


238. Cornelius Sharp: Cornelius ran a “house of ill fame” in Oregon City. On 7 Dec 1853 he shot and killed a man named Robert McCarther at the house. The cause of the dispute is unknown.


239. William Sheldon


240. Samuel Shirley


241. John M. Shively: age 39. b. 2 Apr 1804. John married Susan S. on 30 Mar 1847. He was appointed as first postmaster of the Oregon Country in 1847.


242. Nathaniel Koontz Sitton: age 17. b. 2 Sep 1825, d. 10 Jul 1902. Nat married Priscilla A. Rogers on 22 Apr 1847. She was b. 28 Oct 1829, d. 22 Jun 1869. He later married Mary M. Shelley Laughlin on 31 Jan 1871. She was b. 8 Dec 1839, d. 1 Jul 1904. Mary came to Oregon on an 1848 wagon train. Nathaniel obtained the title of Doc while on the trail to Oregon. He worked as a teamster for Sam Vance during the 1843 migration, but was traveling with his friends Tom Brown and John Cox. He went to the California gold fields in 1848, returning the next year with $1,200.00. Nathaniel, Priscilla, and Mary are buried in the McBride Cemetery west of Carlton, Oregon.


243. Ahi Smith


244. Anderson Smith: d. 29 Jul 1875. Spouse was Ann, age 26. She was b. 1817.


245. Eli Smith


246. Isaac W. Smith: age 34. b. 1809. Isaac married Mary Northrup on 12 Feb 1846.


247. Robert Smith: d. 5 May 1888. Bob married Susan Applegate on 11 Mar 1851. She was b. 25 May 1831, d. 30 Dec 1907. She was a daughter of Charles Applegate. Robert went to the California gold fields in 1848.


248. Thomas Smith


249. Thomas Hardman Smith: age 19. b. 1824. Thomas married Maria McKay on 25 Dec 1845. She was b. 10 Mar 1832. Maria came to Oregon in 1841 from Winnipeg. Thomas was a lawyer and a judge.


250. Chauncey Spencer


251. George Sterling


252. Edward Stevenson: d. 9 Aug 1843. Ed died near South Pass from a fever contracted at Fort Laramie. He was buried on the banks of the Big Sandy River.


253. Peter Grant Stewart: age 33. b. 6 Sep 1809, d. 27 Aug 1900. Wife was Rebecca Rawlins Cason, age 17. She was b. 13 Sep 1826, d. Oct 1863. Fendall Cason was her father. Rebecca gave birth to a daughter while on the South Platte. The infant was not well and died at the Waiilatpu Mission. Pete was elected to the Executive Committee of the Oregon Provisional Government on 14 May 1844. This office served the function of a part-time governor, with a salary of $100 per annum. Pete was elected Clackamas District Judge on 19 Aug 1845, and resigned on 5 Dec 1845. He went to the California gold fields in 1848 with Peter Burnett and the Casons. He returned in 1849. He married Eliza Rosencrans on 3 Sep 1876. He was a watchmaker and jeweler. The Stewarts and Casons traveled together as an extended family.


254. Christopher Stommerman (Stimmerman)


255. James Story


256. Alexander R. Stoughton: age 36. b. 1807.


257. Ephriam Stout: age 68. b. 1775, d. 1852. Wife was Jane Smith. He was a Quaker.


258. Henry (Hugh) Stout


259. Hiram Aldrich Straight: age 29. b. 4 Mar 1814, d. 8 Jan 1897. Wife was Susan Laswell, age 32. She was b. 1811, d. 2 Jun 1883. The Straights traveled with Henry Hunt. Hiram and Susan are buried in the Straight Family Cemetery in Oregon.


260. C. M. Stringer: d. 10 Sep 1843. Mr. Stringer drowned in the Snake River while trying to help Miles Eyre.


261. Cornelius Stringer: age 55. b. 1788.


262. George Summers


263. Milford (W. C.) Summers


264. Dean Swift


265. Stephen Tarbox: age 31. b. 1812.


266. Jeremiah Teller


267. Lindsey Thorp


268. John Thompson


269. Daniel Trainer (Trainor)


270. John Umnicker (Umicker) (Unicker)


271. Samuel N. Vance: age 36. b. 1807, d. 1888. Samuel married Mary Ellen Hamilton Willis on 4 Sep 1851. She was b. 1819, d. 26 Mar 1880. Mary Ellen came to Oregon on an 1846 wagon train with her first husband, Jacob Willis. Sam was a widower with children when he married Mary Ellen. He employed Nat Sitton as a teamster during the 1843 migration. Sam and Mary Ellen are buried in the Mt. View Cemetery in Oregon City, Oregon.


272. William Hatchett Vaughan: age 21. b. 17 Jan 1822, d. 11 Feb 1906. William married Susan Mary Officer on 27 Aug 1847. She was b. 3 Mar 1833. Susan came to Oregon on an 1845 wagon train. William fought in the Cayuse War, 1847-48. William, called Billy by his friends, almost drowned while crossing the Kansas River on 28 May 1843.


273. George W. Vernon: age 31. b. 1812. Wife was Rebecca. She d. 4 Aug 1870.


274. John Waggoner


275. Daniel Waldo: age 43. b. 1800, d. 6 Sep 1880. Wife was Malinda Lunsford, age 38. She was b. 1805, d. 15 Sep 1885. Dan served as captain of the Straggler Column that left Independence after 22 May. He served as justice of the peace under the Oregon Provisional Government. Daniel and Malinda are buried in the Pioneer Cemetery in Salem, Oregon.


276. David Logan Waldo: age 15. b. 15 Sep 1827, d. 1853. David was probably included in the list of men age sixteen and over because he would turn sixteen before reaching Oregon. He fought in the Cayuse War, 1847-48. David married Mary Porter on 6 Feb 1862.


277. William Waldo: Dan Waldo had an 11-year-old son named William in 1843. This individual might be a cousin or brother whom the son was named after.


278. Joseph Reddeford Walker: age 44. b. 3 Dec 1798, d. 13 Nov 1872. Joe Walker was not associated with the original Oregon Emigrating Company. Instead, he joined Chiles’s California Column at Fort Laramie to act as a guide between Fort Hall and California. The trapping brigade he led to California discovered Yosemite Valley on 13 Nov 1833.


279. T. B. Ward: age 16. b. 1827, d. approx. 1896. Mr. Ward married Minerva P. She was b. 25 May 1831, d. 28 Jun 1866. He later married Mary Jane. Mr. Ward was committed to the Oregon State Insane Asylum on 23 Feb 1886. He was released on 5 Jun 1886, then recommitted on 31 Oct 1888. Minerva is buried in the Pioneer Cemetery in Salem, Oregon.


280. James M. Wair: d. Apr 1856. He was a bachelor.


281. James Waters: James captained one of the platoons in the Light Column.


282. John Watson


283. Newton Wheeler: d. 15 Aug 1849. Wife was Elizabeth. Alexander Zachary stabbed Newt on 8 Sep while traveling along the Snake River Plains. The cause of the dispute is unknown. Newton went to the California gold fields in 1849, where he died.


284. James S. White: d. 12 Jun 1886. Wife may have been Rhoda Kinze. Spouse was Isabel M.


285. Marcus Whitman: age 40. b. 4 Sep 1802, d. 29 Nov 1847. His wife, Narcissa Prentiss, was at Waiilatpu during the 1843 migration. She was b. 14 Mar 1808, d. 29 Nov 1847. Marcus, a missionary working for the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, joined the migration en route. He acted as a guide between Fort Hall and the Grande Ronde Valley. Cayuse Indians killed Marcus and Narcissa, an event that initiated the Cayuse War of 1847-48. Marcus and Narcissa are buried in the Waiilatpu Mission Cemetery, west of Walla Walla, Washington.


286. Benjamin Williams: age 26. b. 1817, d. 18 Jun 1852. Wife was Harriet Wingfield. Benjamin died at the age of 35, leaving a wife and four small children.


287. David Williams


288. Edward Williams


289. Isaac Williams: Isaac was found sleeping on guard duty on 9 Jul and had to forfeit his gun. The Oregon Emigrating Company Council sold the gun at auction on 12 Jul. Isaac turned south after Fort Hall and went to California.


290. James Williams: Jim turned south after Fort Hall and went to California.


291. John Williams: John turned south after Fort Hall and went to California.


292. Squire Williams: Squire turned south after Fort Hall and went to California.


293. Joseph (James) Wilmot (Wilmont)


294. William Charles Wilson: age 23. b. 1 May 1820, d. 3 Oct 1899. Wife was Mary Jane Mills, age 23. She was b. 1820, d. 9 Jan 1849. William went to the California gold fields in 1849 after Mary Jane died. The next year, he returned, remarried, and became a farmer. His second wife was Sarah Phillips Tedwell. She was b. 28 Oct 1819, d. 18 May 1891. Sarah came to Oregon on an 1847 wagon train with her father after her first husband died in 1844. After William’s second wife died, he married Sarah Hoard on 3 Mar 1893 at the age of 73. She died three months later on 18 Jun 1893. William and Sarah Hoard are buried in the Union Point Cemetery in Banks, Oregon.


295. William H. Wilson: age 20. b. 28 Dec 1822, d. 11 Feb 1902. Wife was Polly. She d. 9 Jan 1849, leaving five children. Bill sold his wagon at Fort Hall on 29 Aug and continued with pack animals. He fought in the Cayuse War, 1847-48. After his discharge he went to the California gold fields in 1848. When he returned, he married Hannah R. Dickinson Gilliam on 22 Oct 1850. Dickinson was her maiden name, and Gilliam the name of her first husband. She was b. 5 Nov 1832, d. 28 May 1919. William was elected territorial auditor on 16 Dec 1850. He also fought in the Rogue River War, 1853. William was an early member of the Oregon State Legislature. He also served as County Commissioner and Justice of the Peace in Yoncalla, Oregon. He was affectionately called Uncle Billy. William is buried in the Pioneer Cemetery in Yoncalla, Oregon.


296. Archibald Winkler (Winkle)


297. William H. Winter


298. Tallmadge Benjamin Wood: age 25. b. 5 Jul 1817, d. 1848. He was called Ben. Ben served as an orderly sergeant under the command of Colonel Bill Martin. Ben and Henry Hunt built the first sawmill on the Clatsop Plains of the lower Columbia River. Known as “Hunt’s Mill,” it was powered by a thirty-foot diameter overshot water wheel. California Indians killed Ben during the 1848 gold rush.


299. Alexander Zachary: age 41. b. 1802, d. 12 Apr 1859. Wife was Sarah. Alex was banished from the Oregon Emigrating Company after he defrauded Walter Matney of provisions near the Sweetwater River on 30 Jul. Alex stabbed Newt Wheeler on 8 Sep while traveling along the Snake River Plains. Alexander is buried in an unmarked grave in the Baptist Cemetery in West Union, Oregon.


300. John Q. Zachary: age 18. b. 23 Mar 1825, d. 10 Jan 1896. John married Teresa E. Brown on 2 Mar 1851. He was the son of Alexander Zachary.


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