ARRIVALS IN OREGON - 1852

 

It isn't always easy to find records of, or clues to, your ancestors who came overland to the West Coast, but there may be more resources available than you think. I've put together what I hope are some helpful suggestions on my webpage, "Finding Overland Trail Ancestors" (link above). I've also compiled lists of names from various published or manuscript accounts of individual trips (also linked above). This time, I have taken a different approach, and have compiled two lists of people who arrived in Oregon in 1852. The first list is of people who, when applying for an Oregon Donation Land Claim, said they arrived in Oregon on a certain date. [The names and dates were derived from the Genealogical Forum of Oregon (GFO) compilations of genealogical information in donation land claim paperwork.] The second is a list of manuscripts held by the Oregon Historical Society [OHS] that describe 1852 overland trips, with a compilation of names mentioned in each manuscript [Manuscripts and names included are those listed in "Overland Passages: A Guide to Overland Documents in the Oregon Historical Society," compiled by K. White and M. C. Cuthill.] An every-name index to both lists is included.


  Before you try to use the lists, let me describe some of their limitations [and there are quite a few]:
-Clearly, these lists do not include everybody who came overland to Oregon in 1851. Few people got mentioned in journals, and not everyone filed a donation land claim. The list I made from the GFO compilations only includes those people who gave a definite date for arrival in Oregon. [If all they said about their arrival was "1852" or "September 1852," I didn't include them. I limited my list in this way because I was trying to match individuals to specific wagon trains.] Also, most of the records are for arrivals between 20 July 1852 and 2 November 1852, because arrivals before and after those dates were less likely to be for travelers arriving in Oregon over the Oregon Trail.


-Probably not everybody on the list was an overland traveler. In most cases, the GFO compilations give no clues as to whether the applicant came overland, came by ship, or came up from California. [That's why I left off the very early and very late arrival dates.] The names in the OHS catalog are probably mostly overland travelers, but an "every name index" could include mention of friends they left behind, people they wrote to, people in towns they passed through, etc.


-Even though I only included people who gave a definite date for "arrival in Oregon," these are not all that definite. Most people took "arrival" to mean reaching the Willamette Valley [Foster's, Oregon City, or Salem, most often], but some people clearly used entering Oregon Territory [i.e. crossing the Snake River] as their date, or crossing over the Blue Mountains to the Umatilla River. From my personal knowledge of some of the wagon trains, I know there are many discrepancies of two to four days in dates given by members of the same trains, and in some cases the "arrival" dates of people on the same train are as much as two weeks different. Therefore, I have pooled the arrival dates into arrival periods of several days to a week. People listed in one time period were not necessarily traveling together. Also, since my pooling of dates is in most cases pretty arbitrary, members of the same train could show up in different groups [e.g., the time period just before or just after the main party].


-It probably goes without saying that names are not necessarily spelled correctly. I've tried to be careful with my transcribing, but remember that these names have been deciphered from original handwriting and transcribed and typed any number of times before me. In the case of journal entries, they may never have been spelled correctly in the first place. Don't forget to look for "look alike" and "sound alike" names when you go through the lists.


If you are interested in people who came to Oregon in 1852, I suggest you look in the INDEX for surnames that match [or sound like they could refer to] the names you are looking for. If you find something interesting, check it out on either the Donation Land Claim Arrivals List, or the Oregon Historical Society Manuscript List. In those sections, I have included suggestions for following up on whatever you find.


THE SURNAME INDEX


  The following listing includes all the surnames on this page having to do with the 1852 overland emigration to Oregon. Names followed by a letter refer to names and arrival dates taken from the Donation Land Claim compilations of the Genealogical Forum of Oregon. Those followed by a number are  taken from manuscripts at the Oregon Historical Society.


ABBOTT - 13
ABRAHAM - S ADAMS - P, R, S / 1
ADDINGTON - R
AGEE - L, Q
AKIN - Akin / 2, 26
ALDRICH - Q
ALEXANDER - J, L
ALFORD - 35
ALLARD - F
ALLEN - D, J, K, L
ALLEY - K
ALLINGHAM - H
AMBLER - E
ANDERSON - N, Q
ANDREWS - P / 15
ANGELL - B / McC
ARANT - R
ARCO - F
ARMSTRONG - K, P
ARNOLD - K
ARUNDELL - O
ATTERBURY - H
ATTWELL - G
AVERILL - O
AYERS - A
BABCOCK - J
BABER - N
BAGBY - N
BAILEY - K
BAKER - P
BALDEN - Q
BALL - S
BALLARD - L
BANKS - P
BARBER - H / 16
BARKDULL - O
BARKER - K, N
BARNARD - L, Q / 35
BARNES - Q / 36
BARR - 13
BARRETT - Q
BARZEN - O
BAUGHMAN - P
BEACH - J / 2
BEALE - J
BEARD - N
BECKNER - O
BECKWITH - C, R
BEELER - N
BELL - L
BELSHEE - G
BELTS - 35
BENEFIEL - M / 35
BENNETT - N, T / 10, 15
BERGAN - McC
BERKLEY - P
BERRY - P
BIDDLE - N / 22
BILYEU - K
BISSEL - McC
BLACK - K
BLAIN - P, S
BLAKE - Q
BLAKELEY - O
BLEDSOE - S
BLOUNT - K
BOGART - Q
BOHANNON - K
BOLLENBAUGH - R
BOLTON - R
BOND - J / 3
BONES - P
BOOTH - P, R / Akin /
BORING - O
BOWERING - J
BOWLES - K
BOYCE - 12, 30
BOYD - O
BOYER - Q
BOYES - H
BOZARTH - 4
BRADEN - D
BRADFORD - 30
BRADLAW - 15
BRADSHAW - M
BRASHEAR - H, L
BRIDEWELL - N
BRIDGES - K
BRIDGER - 8
BRIGGS - 13
BRISBINE - H
BRISTOW - M
BROCK - C
BROOKS - N
BROTT - S
BROWN - C, F, G, N, O, P / 5
BROWNING - M
BRUCE - J.
BRUMMEL - L
BRUMMET - M
BRUNTON - 9
BRYANT - K, R
BRYSON - G
BUCHANAN - 14
BUDD - P
BUEL - M
BUFF - K
BULLIN - I
BUNCH - G
BUOY - R / 27
BURFORD - I
BURGIN - N
BURMISTER- N
BURNS - 7
BURR - Q
BUSEY - B / McC
BUSH - G / 2
BUTLER - O, P
BYALL - 6
BYERLY - J
BYLAND - N
BYRD - S
CAFFEY -23 / 27
CAINE - N
CALDWELL - N, O
CALHOON - O
CALLISON - M
CALLOWAY - L
CALVERT - L
CAMERON - C
CAMPBELL - S / 35
CANADAY - H, I
CANUTT - P
CAPLES - 6
CARBERRY - Q
CARDWELL - O
CARLAND - O
CARSON - N
CARTER - E, G, O / 10
CARTWRIGHT - S
CARY - M
CASEBEER - P
CASTEEL - K
CASTON - 9
CAUENESS - A
CHAMBERLAIN - 27
CHAMBERS - O
CHEADLE - B, D
CHENOWITH - H, K
CHESHER - D
CHILDERS - P
CHILES - Q
CHIPMAN - G
CHRISTIAN - O
CHRISTMAN - 36
CHURCH - G
CHURCHILLE - H
CLAGGETT - J, N
CLARK - M, S / 33
CLAWSON - F
CLAY - 8
CLAYTON - R
CLIFTON - Q
CLINE - D, P
CLOVER - Q, R
CLYMER - H, J
COATS - N
COFFEY - J
COFFIN - E
COFFMAN - M
COLBERT - B
COLE - K, N
COLLINS 24
COLTER - 2
COMBS - F, L
CONEY - L, M
CONNET - K
CONNOR - S
CONSTANT - L
CONYERS - L / 7
COOK - I, K, Q, S
COOPER - M / 8
COPPLE - H
CORNELL - S / 9
CORNWALL - 12, 30
COSTON - P
COTTRELL - B
COULTER - Akin
COVERDILL - N
COWAN - K
COX - G, N
COYLE - R
CRABTREE - J
CRAIG - K / 32
CRAM - M
CRAWFORD - M / 32
CRESWELL - O, P
CRIBBINS - R
CROKER - McC
CRONIN - 35
CROOKS - J
CROSBY - 11
CROSLEY - K
CROUCH - N / 35
CROW - F, K, N, P
CROWLEY - D
CROXTON - O
CRUSON - Q
CRUZEN - 10
CULFEE - N
CUMMINGS - Q
DANIELS - J
DARBY - K
DAVENPORT - J
DAVIDSON - O, T
DAVIS - G, H, I, L / 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 24
DAVISON - Q
DAWSON - 13
DAY - I
DEALY - K
DECUIS - N
DELAND - 15
DELASHMUTT - I
DEMENT - L
DENBY - 10
DENNIS - 9
DENNY - K
DENTON - H
DePUI - 13
DERBY - 25
DIBBLE - M
DICKEY - M / McC
DICKINSON - R
DILLON - 30
DIMMICK - N
DINSMORE - J
DIVERS - K
DIXON - I
DOAN - P / 13
DODGE - P
DODSON - P
DONLEY - 30
DONNELL - K / 32
DONNER - 33
DONOHUE - O / 25
DORR - P
DORSE - 6
DOWNEY - 32
DOYLE - 7
DRAIN - L
DRUMMOND - 30
DRYER - 11
DUDLEY - 11
DUNBAR - R
DUNCAN - G
DUNHAM - K
DURBIN - E
DURHAM - G
DUVALL - P / 15
DYER - F, R / 8
EARNEST - H, R
EAST - R
EASTON - C
EATON - 6
EBERT - C
EBY - L
ECCLESTON - L
EDDY - S
EDELMAN - N
EDWARDS - J
EGAN - K
EILERS - S
ELKINS - F
ELLIS - P
ELLSLEY - McC
ELMER - H
EMFREE - 8
EMMENS - B
EMMITT - I
ENSLEY - S
ESSLINGER - McC
ESTES - Q
EVANS - I, K, M, N, O
EVERSOLE - 36
EVERSZ - R
FAIRCHILD - P
FANNING - I
FARLEY - P
FARLOW - C
FARRENS - N
FARWELL - C
FEELING - P
FELDIVERT - R
FERGUSON - E
FERRY - S
FIELDS - J, R, T / McC
FISHER - M, T / 31
FISKE - K
FITZGERRELL - F
FITZGIBBON - N
FLEENER - K
FLEMMING - P
FOGLE - C
FOISY - M
FOLEY - F
FORGEY - I
FOSTER - L / 13
FOUNTAIN - K
FOUTS - L / 15
FOUTZ - D
FOX - G
FRANTZ - P
FRAZER - J
FREEMAN - Q, S
FRONK - N
FROST - N
FRYER - P
FULBRIGHT - S
FULLERTON - P
GABRIEL - K
GANYARD - D
GARD - N
GARLICK - I
GARRETT - N, O
GARRISON - E, I
GATES - E
GATTON - P
GAULT - K
GEARHART - I
GIBSON - N, Q
GILBRETH - F
GILES - 4
GILFILAN - J
GILFRY - M
GILLAM - O / 2, 22
GILLETT - K
GILLIAM - N
GILMORE - N
GILSTRAP - N
GLAZE - F
GLENN - O / 12, 30
GOODMAN - K
GOODPASTURE - K
GOODWIN - K
GORDON - R / 30
GORE - L
GOSA - N
GOSSETTE - G
GOULD - H / 12
GRAHAM - K, N
GRANT - O / 33
GRAY - F, H / 28, 32
GREEN - I / 8
GREENWOOD - O
GREER - H, J
GREGG - J, R
GRIER - N
GRIFFITH - L, P
GRIMES p Q
GRINER - K
GRUBB - J, L, N
GUBSER - P
GUERIN - J
GUILLIFORD - J
HACKLEY - L
HADAWAY - R / 15
HAFT - 13
HAGOOD - N
HALE - I, R, S
HALL - A, M, O, P, Q, S / 8, 15, 16
HALPRUNER - I
HAMILTON - Q
HAMMOND - 13
HANAN - J
HANLEY - R
HANNA - K / 13, 14, 32
HANNUM - K
HANSON - 2
HARDESTY - O
HARDING - D
HARDY - 34
HARE - K
HARER - R, T
HARKNESS - K
HARLEY - D
HARMS - P
HARPER - D
HARRIS - G, I, L
HARRISON - F
HART - P
HARTMAN - I
HASELTINE - 15
HASH - Q
HATBAUGH - 16
HATFIELD - 19
HAVEN - 8
HAWORTH - L
HAYDEN - K
HAYES - E, F, J
HAWLEY - J
HAYWARD - 16
HAZELTON - K
HEATER - H
HEBER - P
HEDRIC - K
HENDERSHOTT - McC
HENDERSON - P / 8, 34
HENDRICKS - I
HENNIS - 31
HENRY - O, P
HEREN - K
HERER - 1
HERVEY - F
HESTER - E
HEWELL - 1
HIATT - K
HIGGINBOTHOM - L
HILL - F, G, H, I
HILLEARY - Q
HINKLE - N
HINTON - P
HOEL - K
HOGES - 2
HOLCOMB - Q
HOLGATE - O
HOLLAWAY - L
HOLLIDAY - 6
HOLMES - 8
HOLT - B
HOMESLEY - P
HOPPINS - 34
HORSELEY - N
HOSKINS - G, K / 5
HOUGH - McC
HOWARD - P
HOWE - 26
HOWELL - N / 8
HUDSON - K
HUFFMAN - 24
HUGHES - P
HULL - K
HUMPHREY - F
HUNSAKER - 35
HUNTER - Q / 36
HUNTLEY - 33
HURLEY - O
HUSTON, H. C, N
HUTSON - B
HYLAND - 1 / 10
ILES - H
IMBLER - J
INGRAM - S / Akin / 2, 26
INMAN - O
IRELAND - O
IRVINE - O, P
IRWIN - S / 16
JACKSON - D, H, L, R
JACOBS - G
JAMES - N
JAMIESON - 8
JARRED - 3
JASPER - D
JEFFRIES - R
JOHNSON - K, O, Q, S / 30
JOHNSTON - S
JONES - E, G, H, I, J, L, N, O, R / 3
JOSLIN - K, P
JOUETT - G
JUDY - I
JUNKINS - T / 20
JUSTICE - E
KAHLER - P / 15
KAUBLE - N
KAUFFMAN - Q
KAYLER - N
KEATING - S
KEELER - 16
KEFFER - N
KELLOGG - 16
KELLUM - L
KELLY - A, K / 17
KELTY - M
KENDALL - P
KENEDAY - P
KENNEDY - F, K, P
KENT - P, Q
KESSLEY - 12
KIBBEY - C
KILLAM - H
KIMBALL - K
KINCAID - L
KINDER - K
KING - P / 27
KINGSLEY - 11
KIRBY - K
KIRK - R
KIRKPATRICK - R
KIRTS - O
KISER - H
KISOR - R
KLADY - C
KLOPFENSTEIN - Q
KNOWLTON - K
KOONTZ - N
KUNS - R
KUYKENDALL - P
KYLE - P
LACK - 22
LACKEY - 21
LAFFER - L / 6
LAFFERTY - N
LAMBERT - N
LANE - K
LANEY - J
LANGSDORF - 18
LATTA - N
LAVENDER - N
LAYNE - K
LEAVENS - J
LEDGERWOOD - I
LEMASTERS - M
LENT - S
LERWELL - R
LESLEY - E
LEVENS - N
LEWIS - L / 32
LINN - McC
LINVILLE - D, H
LISLE - P
LITTRELL - H
LOGAN - K
LONG, - J, M / 19
LOONEY - J, R
LOUDON - I
LOW - L
LOWDON - I
LOWELL - 2
LOWERY - J
LUCAS - I
LUNDY - N
LYONS - L
MACE - L / 2
MACY - 8
MAGERS - L
MAHAN - 32
MALEY - 20
MANNING - Q
MANSFIELD - 35
MARCH - F
MARET - O
MARKHAM - L / 8
MARKS - O
MARLETT - N
MARSH - N / 11
MARSHALL - G, P
MARSTERS - I
MARTIN - F, S / 4, 11, 20
MASON - H
MASTERS - M
MATHENY - O
MATHES - E
MATTHEWS - K / 30
MAUPIN - P
MAXWELL - P
MAY - F
MAYBERY - 5
MAYS - L, N, O
McBEE - N, Q, S
McBRIDE - R / 35
McCAIN - P
McCALL - P
McCALLISTER - K, L / 11
McCAULEY - P
McCLENDON - P
McCLURE - M / 28
McCONNELL - R / 12, 30
McCORKLE - H / 33
McCOY - 32
McCUBBINS - O
McCULLOCH - I / 13
McCULLY - B, H / McC
McCURDY - 6
McDANIEL - G / 35
McDONALD - B, P / McC / 27
McFARLAND - E, P, S
McFARLEY - P
McGOHON - Q
McHARGUE - 35
McINNICH - E
McINTYRE - D
McKIERNAN - McC
McKINLEY - J / 35
McKINZIE - O
McLAGAN - B
McLANE - 12, 30
McLAUGHLIN - 6, 21
McLENDON - R
McMILLEN - 1
McMURRAY - P / 22
McPHERSON - I
McREYNOLDS - 33
MEEKER - Q
MERRILL - S
MERRIMAN - L
MESPLIE - J
MESSNER - L
MICHASON - 16
MILHOLLEN - F
MILLER - D, E, G, I, L, M, Q, T / McC / 1, 10, 13, 21
MILLIKEN - I
MILLIRON - S
MILSTER - Q
MINARD - J
MINER - 11
MITCHELL - K, L, P / 27
MOLL - B
MONFORT - 32
MONTGOMERY - H, N
MOODY -32
MOORE - O, P, T
MOORES - Q
MOREHOUSE - N
MORELAND - N / 22
MORGAN - L, N, R
MORRIS - K / 1
MORRISON - D
MORTON - D
MOSIER - I / 35
MOSS - Q
MULKY - G
MULL - B
MULVANY - N
MUNCY - P
MUNRO - I
MURPHY - F, H, I
MURRAY - Q
MYERS - G, J
NAIL - S
NATIONS - 35
NEBEKER - Q
NEELEY - 36
NEER - 6
NEILSON - D
NELSON - O / 22
NESSLY - Q / 30
NEWBILL - K
NEWELL - 26
NEWHOUSE - H
NEWINGTON - 2
NEWLAND - J
NEWMAN - F
NEWTON - 8
NICKELS - Q
NICHOLS - M / 9
NICHOLSON - Akin / 2
NIDAY - K
NIXON - J, N
NOBLE - Q / 34
NOBLITT - F
NOLAND - Q
NOLL - F
NORDIKE - 10
NORRIS - Q
NORTON - J
O'BRIEN - N
ODEN - Q
O'DONALD - McC
OGDEN - F
OGLE - H, J
OLIVER - I
O'KELLY - O
OLLIVANT - O
OLMSTEAD - O
OLNEY - 1
ORCHARD - S / 9
OSBORN - B, H
OZMONT - S
OVERBECK - P
OVERMAN - K
OWEN - N / 22
PADGET - 35
PAINE - P
PAINTER - P, R
PALMER - L / 23, 32
PAQUET - P
PARKER - K, M / 17
PARKS - K
PARRISH - K, M, O
PARSONS - 24
PARTON - N
PATTERSON - F, N
PATTON - 32
PATTY - R
PAXTON - D, F
PAYNE - G, K
PEARCE - E, F, N, P
PEARL - K
PEARSON - E
PENINGER - P
PERKINS - O, P, Q, S / 3, 22
PERRIN - 34
PERRY - O
PETREE - M
PHILLIPS - K, L, O, Q
PHIPPS - L
PIERCE - D, P, R, S
PITMAN - N
PLAMONDON - McC
PLYMALE - P
POINDEXTER - P, Q
POMEROY - C
POOLER - K
PORTER - J, O / 15
POST - K, L
POWELL - N, O, S / 12, 33
POWERS - O
PRICE - B
PRINE - L
PROBSTEL - H, Q
PULLEN - J / 10
PURDY - G
PURL - 8
PURSE - 25
PUTMAN - 35
QUICK - I
RAFFERTY - I
RAGSDALE - P / 33
RAINS - P
RAMBO - S
RAMPY - L
RAMSEY - J
RANCK - 6
RAYMOND - 1
READ - O, P
REAMS - J / 22
REASONER - T / 25
REDFORD - T
REED - C / McC / 27
REEDER - Q
REEVES - O
REILEY - K
RENOURS - P
RHODES - 2
RICHARDS - K
RICHARDSON - Q
RICHEY - R / Akin / 2, 26
RIDGWAY - O
RIFNER - N
RIGDON - K
RIGGS - A, Q
RINEHART - J, K
RING - O
ROBB - K
ROBBINS - N, P, Q / 30
ROBERTS - L / McC
ROBERTSON - K, Q, S
ROBINSON - L
ROBISON - P
ROBLE - S
ROCKFELLOW - E
ROLAND - N
ROLSTON - G
ROOD - N
ROOP - F
ROSE - 5
ROSNAGLE - J
ROWE - K / 2
ROYAL - K, O
RUDD - O
RUDERSON - 13
RUDIO - H
RUSH - R, T / 15
RUSSELL - J
SAGE - T
SALING - K
SALISBURY - I
SANDERS - K / 36
SANDERSON - P
SANFORD - K
SATTERFIELD - A
SAUNDERS - J
SAVAGE - J
SAXTON - F
SCEARS - Q
SCHAMADEKE - K
SCHILLING - P
SCHOLES - N
SCHOOLING - K
SCHRAM - Q
SCOTT - R, T / 15, 23
SCRIVNER - Q
SEARS - L
SETTLE - N
SEVERNS - L
SHANE I / McC
SHARP - P
SHATTUCK - N
SHAUG - E
SHAVER - N, Q, R
SHAW - D, K, P
SHELL - Q
SHELLY - K
SHELTON - K
SHEPPARD - B
SHERER - Q
SHERETS - D
SHIPLEY - 11, 12, 30
SHIRTS - P
SHORTRIDGE - K
SHOUDY - J
SIMMONS - K, N, O, S / 3
SIMPSON - L
SINGLETON - 21
SKEEN - S
SLAGER - 36
SLATER - 28
SLOVER - P
SMALLEY - N
SMITH - C, D, F, G, H, K, L, M, N, P, Q, R / 6, 8, 12, 20, 27, 29, 32
SNODERLY - N, O
SNODGRASS - B, O
SNYDER - 34
SONGER - I
SOVERN - L
SPALDING - 13 / 32
SPARLING - 31
SPAUR - J
SPEER - K
SPENCER - 12, 30
SPICER - O
SPLAWN - O
SPRINGER - R / 15
STAFFORD - J
STAGGS - L
STAGLE - P
STALEY - 6
STANTON - H
STAPLES - P
STARKEY - McC
STARR - C, H, L, P
STEAN - 10
STEPHENS - K, P
STEPHENSON - N / 32
STEVENS - F, P
STEVENSON - 27
STEWART - G, P, R / Akin / 2, 6, 12, 30
STILLWELL - 30
STIMSON - M
STOEL - 1
STOUT - E, R / 12, 30, 31
STOWELL - 1
STRADER - L
STRATTON - S
STRICKLIN - K
SULLENGER - N
SUTHERLAND - J
SWANK - Q / 12, 30
SWEARINGER, Andrew J.
SWEARINGTON - L
SWEEK - F
SYRON - O
TABOR - R
TALBOT - J
TARPLEY - P
TATE - 13, 33
TAYLOR - K, L, N, P / 28
TEDROSE - 33
TENBROOK - I
THOMAS - C, H, O, P, R
THOMPSON - H, I, L, Q, S / 32
THORNTON - L
THURN - 8
TIBBETTS - S / 30
TIGARD - Q
TILLER - K
TINDALL - O
TIPPIN - P
TITUS - N
TODD - O / 33
TOLMAN - J
TOMPKINS - Q
TOONE - 35
TORANCE - 1
TRIMBLE - N, P
TRIPP - M
TROUP - S
TUBBS - 6
TUCKER - G
TULLY - McC
TUNGATE - 35
TUREMAN - H
TURNBULL - P
TURNER - K, L
UNGER - 28
VALENTINE - 30
VANBUSKIRK - 34
VANCE - 12, 30
VANDERPOOL - P / 27
VAN DYKE - L
VAUGHAN - L, M / 35
VERDANT - 1
VINCENT - McC
VINING - S
VINSON - K, O
VOET - D
VOORHEES - O
WAFER - 27
WAIT - D
WALDEN - K
WALDRON - S, T
WALKER - H, I, M, P / 16
WALLENSTEIN - S
WALLIS - S
WALTER - S
WARD - N
WARE - K
WARNER - M, N, R / 8, 19
WASHBURN - L
WATERS - 11, 21
WATKINS - L
WATKINSON - D
WATSON - B / McC / 5, 8
WATTS - J, P
WEAVER - M
WEEKS - 34
WEISS - D, J
WELCH - Q
WELKER - R
WELLS - E, K, O
WELSH - K
WEST - J
WESTFALL - Q
WESTGATE - N
WHEELER - D
WHISLER - 34
WHITE - D, I, K, O / 15, 24
WHITEAKER - N
WHITLEY - P / 35
WHITMAN - 13, 33
WHITMORE - K, N
WHITTEN - K
WIGLE, - L / 35
WILBUR - 30
WILEY - N
WILLIABOUGH - O
WILLIAMS - K, N, Q / 5, 6
WILLIAMSON - K
WILLIS - E, G, N
WILLOUGHBY - D, K
WILLS - J
WILSON - R / 35
WILTON - K
WINGFIELD - 35
WINTERS - M, Q
WISHARD - P
WISNER - P
WOLCOTT - J
WOLVERTON - K
WOOD - L, Q
WOODEN - S
WOODIN - E
WOODSIDE - P
WOODY - H, N
WORLEY - I
WORTH - J, O / 13
WORTMAN - G
WRIGHT - D, I, J, O, Q
WRISLEY - O
YANTIS - 7 / 13
YATES - H
YEARGAM - S
YEOMAN - G, K / McC
YORK - O / 36
YOUNG - I / 8
ZAHNIZER - H
ZELL - B
ZUMWALT - J


DONATION LAND CLAIM NAMES


  One source of information on when our Oregon Trail ancestors got to Oregon, and with whom, is the Donation Land Claim record. Some claim filers gave their date of arrival in Oregon, which can be compared with dates given by other pioneers to see who else arrived on the same date, an indication [but no more than that] that certain people arriving on the same date might have been traveling together. Sometimes [but not always], people traveling together filed for their donation land in the same area on the same day, or within a few days of one another.

  The original Donation Land Claim data are on file in the Oregon State Archives at Salem, but you'd have to spend a few years going through a lot of papers to make comparisons such as I suggested above. Fortunately, the Genealogical Forum of Oregon, Inc. [GFO], has done the basic work for us. In their several volumes of "Genealogical Material in Oregon Donation Land Claims" [available from GFO], they have recorded the claims in numerical order, and have recorded for each claimant the date [when given] he or she arrived in Oregon. It is still a time-consuming exercise to go through all the volumes to pick out all the claimants in the year or other time period you're interested in, but it is possible - as I recently proved to myself with the records for 1851, which I have presented below, so you don't have to do the work all over again, yourself.

  This is not a complete list of 1852 travelers because (1) not everybody filed a land claim, and (2) not everybody gave a date of arrival in Oregon. [Because I was interested in matching individuals to the wagon trains they came on, I did not include records that had as their arrival date (for example) "1852," "Sept 1852," or "between August and October 1852." Those records are in the GFO publications, if you want to expand your search.]. There were other problems with the study, also. For example, the claim summaries in the GFO publications do not say whether the applicant arrived in Oregon on the overland trails, came north from California, or arrived by steamship. [I got rid of some of these non-Oregon Trail folks by omitting arrival dates before 20 July and after 12 November, but I'm sure there are still quite a few in the list. I probably lost some overland travelers by setting these arbitrary dates, but certainly the bulk of overland travel in 1851 came between those dates.] 

   Also, I found that "date of arrival in Oregon" was not as definite as it sounds. Most people felt they had "arrived" when they reached the Willamette Valley, but clearly some folks were using crossing into Oregon Territory as their arrival date. [I found dates for people that I am positive were on the same wagon train that were up to two weeks apart.] Also, some people did not file for several years after arrival, and more than one probably guessed at the actual date. For these reasons, I found that the search for trail mates was unrealistically limited [and also made a very long list!] if I recorded everyone separately on the exact date they gave. Instead, I compiled the names into time periods of arrival - somewhat arbitrarily, but also based somewhat on the volume of traffic arriving during various time periods. [Because of the artificial nature of my time divisions, be sure to look over several groups at a time to see possible trail mates.]

  A follow-up study that can be done using these names is to compare them with the names of 1852 overland travelers included in manuscripts held by the Oregon Historical Society (list below this one). For example, your ancestor may not be noted in a trail journal [only a few of the thousands who traveled the overland trails were mentioned by name], but you might find that people who seem to have been traveling with your ancestor are mentioned. Journals and reminiscences often name the date and place the wagon train departed for the West - those facts may confirm or rule out the train as the one you are looking for.


A. 1-4 August
AYERS, Nathaniel
CAUENESS, Frederick P.
HALL, Josiah
KELLY, William A.
RIGGS, William
SATTERFIELD, Joseph


B. 8-11 August
ANGELL, Thomas
BUSEY, David S.
CHEADLE, Lamar
COLBERT, George F.
COTTRELL, James M.
EMMENS, Johannes
HOLT, Benjamin R.
HOLT, Samuel D.
HUTSON, William
McCULLY, Asa A.
McCULLY, David
McCULLY, Samuel
McCULLY, William H.
McDONALD, John Nelson
McLAGAN, William
MOLL, David
MULL, Noah
OSBORN, Willis
PRICE, John W.
SHEPPARD, Andrew
SNODGRASS, John C.
SNODGRASS, Lynn
WATSON, James
ZELL, Abraham
ZELL, John


C. 12-14 August
BECKWITH, Sidney H.
BROCK, Levi
BROWN, Henry R.
CAMERON, Theodore
EASTON, John
EBERT, James A. Jr.
FARLOW, Hiram
FARWELL, Richard
FOGLE, George
KIBBEY, David
KLADY, Jacob
POMEROY, Lyman W.
REED, James
SMITH, Hiram
STARR, Felix
THOMAS, John


D. 15-19 August
ALLEN, Abner
BRADEN, Samuel C.
CHEADLE, Raphael
CHESHER, James T.
CLINE, William M.
CROWLEY, Samuel
FOUTZ, Jesse
GANYARD, Peter
HARDING, Alwin M.
HARLEY, William S.
HARPER, John
JACKSON, John M.
JASPER, Merrill
JASPER, William C.
LINVILLE, William J.
McINTYRE, James W.
MILLER, William Y.
MORRISON, Clarendon
NEILSON, Wright W.
PAXTON, Andrew B.
PIERCE, Samuel A.
SHAW, James
SHERETS, John
SMITH, Isaac N.
VOET, Ivo
WAIT, John K.
WATKINSON, Robert
WEISS, John
WHEELER, Euphronius E.
WHITE, Samuel
WILLOUGHBY, Reason B.
WRIGHT, Robert


E. 20-23 August
AMBLER, John Alex
CARTER, Felix
COFFIN, Vestal W.
DURBIN, Joseph C.
FERGUSON, Alexander
GARRISON, William M.
GATES, Albert
HAYES, Henry
HESTER, Martin W.
JONES, John
JUSTICE, Isaac B.
LESLEY, George
MATHES, William
McFARLAND, Lydia
McINNICH, Esop E.
MILLER, Charles D.
PEARCE, John
PEARSON, William
ROCKFELLOW, Albert G.
ROCKFELLOW, George W.
SHAUG, Charles W.
STOUT, Ezra
WELLS, Charles
WELLS, John V.
WELLS, Levi Burch
WILLIS, Sterling
WOODIN, Joseph A.


F. 24-28 August
ALLARD, Alvin
ARCO, Gustav Adolph
BROWN, Jonathan B.
BROWN, William H.
CLAWSON, Hugh G.
COMBS, Robert
CROW, Michael N.
DYER, Moses T.
ELKINS, James
ELKINS, Joseph
ELKINS, Luther
FITZGERRELL, Alfred
FOLEY, Abram N.
GILBRETH, Joseph
GLAZE, Reuben
GRAY, John
HARRISON, Joseph
HAYS, Green B.
HERVEY, Andrew E.
HILL, Eben B.
HUMPHREY, Homan
KENNEDY, Norval T.
MARCH, Stephen
MARTIN, Dillard
MAY, Richard M.
MILHOLLEN, David A.
MILHOLLEN, William
MURPHY, John E.
NEWMAN, Francis A.
NOBLITT, Charles W.
NOLL, Stephen
OGDEN, John
PATTERSON, Cabbell A.
PEARCE, G. C.
ROOP, Jacob
ROOP, John
PAXTON, Samuel G.
SAXTON, Noble
SMITH, Matthew
STEVENS, Thomas
SWEEK, John


G. 29-31 August
ATTWELL, Roger G.
BELSHEE, David C.
BROWN, Mahaweather
BRYSON, Matthew
BUNCH, George W.
BUNCH, James W.
BUSH, William
CARTER, Benjamin F.
CARTER, John H.
CARTER, William
CHIPMAN, John
CHURCH, Nathaniel
COX, Ethan
DAVIS, Henry A.
DUNCAN, H. O.
DUNCAN, Robert R.
DURHAM, Daniel O.
FOX, Ephriam
GOSSETTE, Abraham
HARRIS, Mary Ann
HILL, John
HOSKINS, Almarion
JACOBS, Abram O.
JONES, Andrew J.
JOUETT, John
MARSHALL, Joseph L.
McDANIEL, Thomas
MILLER, James
MILLER, Samuel T.
MULKY, John T.
MYERS, Thomas
PAYNE, Champion F.
PURDY, Henry
ROLSTON, John
SMITH, Daniel
SMITH, John
STEWART, Elias
TUCKER, Thomas
WALLIS, Matthew
WILLIS, Stephen D.
WORTMAN, Jacob
YEOMAN, Solon


H. 1-4 September
ALLINGHAM, David W.
ATTERBURY, Josiah
BARBRE, Thomas
BOYES, Samuel B.
BRASHEAR, John C.
BRISBINE, Joseph
CANADAY, Henry
CHENOWITH, John
CHURCHILLE, Lewis
CLYMER, Christian
COPPLE, John
DAVIS, Hardin
DENTON, Charles W.
EARNEST, Willis B.
ELMER, George W.
GOULD, John B.
GRAY, James
GREER, Henry S.
HEATER, George
HEATER, Lorenzo
HILL, Harvey
ILES, Henderson
JACKSON, Edward
JONES, David
KILLAM, Leonard
KISER, Jacob
LINVILLE, John
LITTRELL, Samuel
LITTRELL, Samuel Jr.
MASON, William
McCORKLE, William N.
McCULLY, Henry F.
MONTGOMERY, William N.
MURPHEY, Calvin L.
OGLE, Joseph
OSBORN, Samuel P.
PROBSTEL, Wendel
RUDIO, Peter
SMITH, Christopher C.
SMITH, Elijah
SMITH, John
STANTON, Daniel
STARR, Benjamin F.
THOMAS, Andrew
THOMPSON, Ewart
THOMPSON, Fayette
THOMPSON, Joseph
THOMPSON, Merier
TICE, John M.
TUREMAN, Leonard
WALKER, Jesse F.
WALKER, WashingtonP.
WOODY, Reuben B.
YATES, William N.
ZAHNIZER, Aaron


I. 5-9 September
BULLIN, Daniel
BURFORD, Hezekiah
CANADAY, William R.
COOK, Perry
DAVIS, Isaac
DAY, John G.
DELASHMUTT, John K.
DIXON, Hiram
DIXON, Joshua
EMMITT, John
EVANS, David
EVANS, Samuel D.
FANNING, Elias E.
FANNING, Levi
FORGEY, Elias
FORGEY, John
GARLICK, William
GARRISON, Ephraim
GEARHART, William
GREEN, Jepthal
HALE, Calvin T.
HALPRUNER, Daniel
HARRIS, Truman
HARTMAN, John
HENDRICKS, Robert J.
HILL, Clairborn
HILL, Henry
JONES, Silas
JUDY, George H.
LEDGERWOOD, Thomas
LOUDON, James A.
LOWDON, Abraham
LUCAS, Marcellus
MARSTERS, Charles B.
McCULLOCH, Thomas
McPHERSON, Henry B.
McPHERSON, James C.
McPHERSON, Joseph B.
MILLER, George W.
MILLIKEN, William G.
MOSER, Joseph
MOSIER, Joseph Jr.
MUNRO, James
MURPHY, John B.
OLIVER, Wayne
QUICK, James
RAFFERTY, Samuel B.
SALISBURY, Stephen M.
SHANE, Franklin D. D.
SONGER, William F.
TENBROOK, Abram
THOMPSON, Hugh
WALKER, John F.
WHITE, Cornelius
WORLEY, Franklin O.
WRIGHT, John M.
YOUNG, Charles W.


J. 10-14 September
ALEXANDER, Joseph M.
ALLEN, William
BABCOCK, Avery D.
BEACH, Demas
BEALE, George P.
BOND, David M.
BOWERING, William C.
BRUCE, William P.
BYERLY, Henry
BYERLY, Martin
CLAGGETT, Charles
CLYMER, Christian Jr.
COFFEY, Thomas C.
CRABTREE, Zimri
CROOKS, John M.
DANIELS, James A.
DAVENPORT, Jesse
DINSMORE, James C.
EDWARDS, William
FIELDS, Nelson A.
FRAZER, Milton
GILFILAN, Thomas G.
GREER, James
GREGG, Samuel B.
GRUBBS, Francis H.
GUERIN, James F.
GUILLIFORD, Jacob A.
GUILLIFORD, William
HANAN, Archimedes
HARKNESS, Samuel
HAYES, Susan E.
HAWLEY, Ira
IMBLER, Nidom
JONES, Abraham
JONES, Isaac
JONES, Jacob
JONES, Lewis
LANEY, Josiah
LEAVENS, Hiram A.
LONG, Shelton M.
LOONEY, John C.
LOWERY, James
McKINLEY, Alexander
MESPLIE, Theodore
MINARD, Stephen
MYERS, George
NEWLAND, Martin W.
NIXON, Andrew
NORTON, Thomas H.
OGLE, James A.
PORTER, David P.
PULLEN, Andrew
RAMSEY, Barnett
REAMS, Woodford
RINEHART, John
ROSNAGLE, James J.
RUSSELL, Lucy M.
SANDERS, David
SANDERS, Reece H.
SAUNDERS, Jacob
SAVAGE, Daniel
SHOUDY, William H.
SPAUR, Jacob B.
STAFFORD
SUTHERLAND, Samuel D.
SUTHERLAND, William
TALBOT, Daniel
TOLMAN, James C.
WATTS, Benjamin M.
WELLS, Daniel
WEST, William F.
WILLS, James T.
WOLCOTT, William A.
WORTH, James
WRIGHT, James
ZUMWALT, Isaac


K. 15-20 September
ALLEN, Alfred
ALLEN, Andrew Janscon
ALLEN, Burton H.
ALLEY, Andrew J.
ALLEY, Tyree
ARMSTRONG, Markus L.
ARNOLD, Green
BAILEY, Thomas
BARKER, Hiram
BILYEU, George
BILYEU, John M.
BILYEU, William
BILYEU, William Jr.
BLACK, Addison
BLOUNT, William
BOHANNON, William E.
BOWLES, Jesse T.
BRIDGES, Samuel
BRYANT, John
BUFF, Elizabeth
BUFF, John
BUFF, Joseph
BUFF, Thomas
CASTEEL, Lewis
CHENOWETH, William R.
COLE, Chauncy
CONNET, James
COOK, William B.
COWAN, Andrew
CRAIG, Daniel T.
CROSLEY, Bennett
CROW, Andrew
DARBY, Oliver H. P.
DEALY, David Jr.
DENNY, John F.
DIVERS, Davis
DONNELL, Zelek M.
DUNHAM, Amos
EGAN, Patrick
EVANS, William
FISKE, Nathan W.
FLEENER, Samuel
FOUNTAIN, Matthew
GABRIEL, William J.
GAULT, John
GAULT, Pembroke
GILLETT, Preston W.
GOODMAN, James H.
GOODMAN, John B.
GOODPASTURE, Alexander
GOODWIN, Edward C.
GRAHAM, Robert
GRINER, Henry
HANNA, Joseph A.
HANNUM, John S.
HARE, Robert H.
HAYDEN, Allen
HAYDEN, William D.
HAZELTON, Royal H.
HEDRIC, John
HEREN, James
HIATT, Jesse
HIATT, Lewis
HOEL, Chamberlain
HOSKINS, Dillon
HOSKINS, William
HUDSON, Thomas R.
HULL, Asa A.
HUSTON, H. C.
JOHNSON, William R.
JOSLIN, Wesley
KELLY, Arthur
KENNEDY, Robert
KIMBALL, Ira
KINDER, Franklin P.
KINDER, William
KIRBY, John B.
KNOWLTON, George E.
LANE, Silas
LAYNE, Lanville
LOGAN, William
MATTHEWS, Joshua
McCALLISTER, Lewis
McCALLISTER, Simon
MITCHELL, James G.
MITCHELL, John G.
MORRIS, Philemon
MORTON, William
NEWBILL, Nathaniel A.
NEWHOUSE, William
NIDAY, Hiram
OVERMAN, George M.
PARKER, Patterson C.
PARKS, Azariah
PARRISH, Lewis M.
PAYNE, William
PEARL, John
PHILLIPS, John
POOLER, Lewis C.
POST, John D.
REILEY, John K.
RICHARDS, John A.
RIGDON, John
RINEHART, George W.
ROBB, John H.
ROBB, William S.
ROBERTSON, William R.
ROWE, Hiram C.
ROYAL, James C.
SALING, Isum E.
SANFORD, Henry W.
SCHAMADEKE, George
SCHOOLING, Henry K.
SCHOOLING, James P.
SHAW, Jeffersn R.
SHELLY, John
SHELLEY, Peter
SHELTON, Levi J.
SHORTRIDGE, Samuel B.
SIMMONS, Jonathan
SMITH, James
SMITH, Nathan
SPEER, William
STEPHENS, Ebenezer
STRICKLIN, Randolph
STRICKLIN, William
SWEARINGER, Andrew J.
TAYLOR, Henry W.
TAYLOR, Jeremiah
TAYLOR, Joseph P.
TILLER, Aaron J.
TURNER, Samuel
VINSON, John
WALDEN, Ebenezer
WALDEN, Peter S.
WARE, Mariah
WELLS, James A.
WELSH, Jeremiah
WHITE, Delilah
WHITMORE, George A.
WHITTEN, Richard F.
WILLIAMS, Henry
WILLIAMS, Smith
WILLIAMSON, Joseph
WILLOUGHBY, Elisha
WILTON, Joshua
WOLVERTON, Milton
YOUNG, Joseph T.
YOUNG, William B.


L. 21-25 September
AGEE, Isaac
ALEXANDER, William F.
ALLEN, William
BALLARD, Alexander M.
BARNARD, Gilford
BELL, Samuel
BRASHERE, Lemuel F.
BRUMMEL, Henry Clinnith
CALLOWAY, Charles
CALVERT, Mark
COMBS, James P.
CONEY, Samuel T.
CONSTANT, Issac
CONYERS, Enoch W.
DAVIS, Harmon C.
DEMENT, Samuel M.
DRAIN, Charles
EBY, David
ECCLESTON, Harry
FOSTER, James W.
FOUTS, Larkin
GORE, Emerson E.
GRIFFITH, John W.
GRUBB, Samuel
HACKLEY, Dewitt
HARRIS, Henry T.
HARRIS, Isaac
HAWORTH, Richard
HIGGINBOTHOM, John P.
HOLLAWAY, William L.
JACKSON, Willis E.
JONES, James F.
JONES, John
KELLUM, John W.
KINCAID, Samuel
LAFFER, Philip
LEWIS, William
LOW, Samuel
LOW, Thomas
LYONS, William F.
MACE, George W.
MAGERS, James
MARKHAM, David
MAYS, Stephen G.
McCALLISTER, John
MERRIMAN, William H.
MESSNER, Daniel
MILLER, Sebastian
MITCHELL, William
MORGAN, James S.
PALMER, Blackford M.
PHILLIPS, James R.
PHIPPS, Joseph
POST, John S.
PRINE, David
RAMPY, Robert A.
ROBERTS, George W.
ROBINSON, Francis W.
SEARS, Granville
SEVERNS, Silas
SIMPSON, Samuel
SMITH, Delazon
SMITH, Irvin
SOVERN, Jesse
STAGGS, Alfred
STARR, Charles
STRADER, John
SWEARINGTON, Isaac S.
TAYLOR, William
THOMPSON, Jacob
THORNTON, Simeon T.
TURNER, John
VAN DYKE, Samuel D.
VAUGHAN, Benjamin
WASHBURN, Charles W.
WATKINS, William H.
WIGLE, Jacob W.
WIGLE, Peter H.
WILSON, George W.
WOOD, Brittain
WOOD, Hiram
WOOD, James
WOOD, William


M. 26-30 September
BENEFIEL, Jesse
BRADSHAW, Charles
BRISTOW, John K.
BROWNING, Edmund G.
BRUMMET, Banner
BUEL, Leonard
CALLISON, Gilmore
CALLISON, William T.
CARY, Armenius
CLARK, James G.
COFFMAN, David
CONEY, William P.
COOPER, James L.
CRAM, Chauncy C.
CRAWFORD, George F.
DIBBLE, Horace L.
DICKEY, Thomas J.
EVANS, edward
FISHER, George C.
FOISY, Augustine
GILFRY, John T.
HALL, Richard
KELTY, James
LEMASTERS, Isaac
LONG, Gabriel
MASTERS, Stephen M.
McCLURE, John B.
MILLER, Daniel
NICHOLS, Henry B.
PARKER, Allen
PARRISH, Jesse B.
PETREE, John
SMITH, George M.
STIMSON, Lewis
TRIPP, John S.
VAUGHAN, Lydia
WALKER, Andrew M.
WARNER, Calvin M.
WARNER, William N.
WEAVER, John
WINTERS, John


N. 1-5 October
ANDERSON, Levi
BAGBY, Edmund W.
BAGBY, William R.
BABER, Jordan
BARKER, Jesse N.
BARKER, John M.
BEARD, John
BEELER, Joab P.
BENNETT, James R.
BIDDLE, Benjamin R.
BRIDEWELL, John W.
BROOKS, John E.
BROWN, Anderson H.
BURGIN, John S.
BURMISTER, Henry
BYLAND, Madison B.
CAINE, Jack M.
CALDWELL, Campbell
CALDWELL, Washington J.
CARSON, Hugh
CLAGGETT, Benjamin M.
COATS, John
COATS, Thomas
COLE, John W.
COLE, Stephen
COVERDILL, Hiram
COX, Jacob
CROUCH, Shipman H.
CROW, Thomas N.
CULFEE, John A.
DECUIS, Almon P.
DIMMICK, Joseph
EDELMAN, Lewis
EVANS, Richard
FARRENS, Samuel
FITZGIBBON, Thomas
FRONK, John W.
FROST, George T.
GARD, Timothy
GARRETT, Thomas
GIBSON, Davis
GILLIAM, Mary
GILLIAM, William
GILMORE, James
GILSTRAP, Isaac
GOSA, Samuel T.
GRAHAM, Thomas
GRIER, Sylvester
GRUBB, David
GRUBB, John
HAGOOD, Henry
HINKLE, Alexander
HINKLE, Robert
HORSELEY, William
HOWELL, Stephen
HUSTON, James
JAMES, Berry
JONES, Henry
KAUBLE, Oliver
KAYLER, Henry F.
KOONTZ, Riley
LATTA, John
KEFFER, William W.
LAFFERTY, Joseph M.
LAMBERT, David
LAMBERT, George W.
LAVENDER, Alfred
LEVENS, Daniel A.
LUNDY, Lyrus
MARLETT, Mary
MARSH, Henry S.
MAYS, Robert
McBEE, John
McBEE, John W.
MONTGOMERY, John A.
MOREHOUSE, Daniel
MORELAND, Jesse
MORGAN, Martha
MULVANY, Newton
NIXON, Joseph
O'BRIEN, John
OWEN, Mitchell M.
PARTON, John
PATTERSON, Norman
PEARCE, Lewis M.
PITMAN, Jacob
POWELL, Peter
RIFNER, Elijah A.
ROBBINS, Nathaniel
ROLAND, David
ROOD, John Q. A.
SCHOLES, Joshua
SETTLE, Campbell T.
SHATTUCK, Solomon F.
SHAVER, Francis M.
SIMMONS, William
SMALLEY, James A.
SMITH, Franklin
SMITH, Leander A.
SNODERLY, Jacob
STEPHENSON, Daniel D.
SULLENGER, Robert
TAYLOR, Eber
TAYLOR, Jedediah E.
TITUS, Silas M.
TRIMBLE, Stephen A.
WARD, George R.
WARNER, Elizabeth
WESTGATE, Frederick
WHITEAKER, John
WHITMORE, Thomas M.
WILEY, Henry
WILLIAMS, Isaac
WILLIS, William A.
WOODY, James


O. 6-10 October
ARUNDELL, Thomas
AVERILL, Henry J. G.
BARKDULL, John L.
BARZEN, Peter
BECKNER, John B.
BLAKELEY, Samuel B.
BORING, Joseph H.
BOYD, John N.
BROWN, Larkin
BUTLER, Jonathan
CALDWELL, Valentine H.
CALHOON, David
CARDWELL, Byron P.
CARLAND, Daniel
CARTER, William B.
CHAMBERS, Aaron
CHRISTIAN, Daniel R.
CRESWELL, Donald C.
CROXTON, Elijah
CROXTON, Thomas
DAVIDSON, Henry
DONOHUE, William
EVANS, Thomas Jefferson
GARRETT, James
GILLAM, Corbin
GLENN, George G.
GRANT, Richard J.
GREENWOOD, William L.
HALL, James C.
HARDESTY, Charles
HARDESTY, Henderson
HENRY, Thomas D.
HOLGATE, Jacob
HURLEY, Randles
INMAN, Joel C.
IRELAND, Robert
IRELAND, Zephaniah
IRVINE, James N.
JOHNSON, Christopher
JOHNSON, Elizabeth A.
JONES, William R.
KIRTS, Zacheriah
MARET, Francis
MARKS, James McK.
MATHENY, Micah
MAYS, Elijah
McCUBBINS, James
McKINZIE, Henley
MOORE, Seth W.
NELSON, Levi W.
NELSON, Samuel
O'KELLY, Benjamin G.
OLLIVANT, Thomas
OLMSTEAD, John
PARRISH, Catherine
PERKINS, Zopher
PERRY, Robert
PHILLIPS, William P.
PORTER, McCauley
POWELL, Joab
POWERS, Albert S.
POWERS, Edward W.
POWERS, Edwin
READ, Hankinson
REEVES, L. E.
REEVES, John R.
RIDGWAY, James
RING, Thomas
ROYAL, Charles F.
RUDD, Harry L.
SIMMONS, P. P.
SNODERLY, James Huston
SNODGRASS, David
SPICER, Alfred M.
SPLAWN, Bethena
SPLAWN, Francis M.
SYRON, James R.
SYRON, Peter A.
SYRON, William T.
THOMAS, Jonathan
TINDALL, Charles
TODD, Abbott L.
VINSON, Elias
VOORHEES, Isacc
WELLS, William
WHITE, Samuel H.
WILLIABOUGH, William W.
WORTH, William
WRIGHT, Isaac W.
WRISLEY, John B.
YORK, John W.


P. 11-16 October
ADAMS, John F.
ANDREWS, William J.
ARMSTRONG, Robert C.
BAKER, Ransom P.
BANKS, Helkiah
BANKS, Lebbeus J.
BAUGHMAN, Samuel
BERKLEY, Jesse G.
BERRY, Francis
BLAIN, Joseph C.
BLAIN, William Barr
BONES, Henry B.
BOOTH, David
BROWN, John
BROWN, William M.
BUDD, DeWitt Clinton
BUTLER, Thomas
CANUTT, Alexander
CASEBEER, Samuel
CHILDERS, Thomas G.
CLINE, William M.
COSTON, Alfred S.
CRESWELL, Jabez Remick
CROW, John
DOAN, John
DODGE, James R.
DODSON, John
DORR, Dudley
DUVALL, Davis
ELLIS, E. T.
FAIRCHILD, Joel
FARLEY, Robert
FEELING, George
FLEMMING, Henry H.
FRANTZ, Susannah
FRYER, William W.
FULLERTON, Robert S.
GATTON, William
GRIFFITH, Amos
GUBSER, Joseph
HALL, Johnson
HARMS, John
HART, Thomas
HEBER, Frederick
HENDERSON, James H. D.
HENDERSON, Lewis W.
HENDERSON, S. J.
HENRY, Thomas
HINTON, Clayton B.
HOMESLEY, Benjamin
HOWARD, Pontius
HOWARD, William
HUGHES, Columbus C.
IRVINE, Benjamin H. S.
IRVINE, Robert A.
IRVINE, Samuel H. O.
JOSLIN, John
KAHLER, William
KENDALL, John H.
KENEDAY, William
KENNEDY, James M.
KENT, Lewis Dozier
KING, Thomas
KUYKENDALL, George
KUYKENDALL, John
KYLE, Samuel P.
LISLE, John G.
MARSHALL, John
MAUPIN, Howard
MAXWELL, John C.
McCAIN, Lee
McCALL, William
McCAULEY, Gordon
McCLENDON, C. C.
McDONALD, Jane
McFARLAND, Leonidas
McFARLAND, Reuben A.
McFARLEY, Silas
McMURRAY, Terrence
MITCHELL, Frederick
MITCHELL, William C.
MOORE, Ira
MOORE, Robert
MUNCY, Elias
OVERBECK, Henry A.
PAINE, Charles H.
PAINTER, Robert J.
PAQUET, Francis F.
PEARCE, Washington
PENINGER, John
PERKINS, Joel B.
PIERCE, John Franklin
PLYMALE, Francis M.
PLYMALE, Mary Ann
POINDEXTER, Thomas S.
RAGSDALE, Alfred F.
RAINS, Isaac B.
READ, Clifton K.
RENOURS, Emerson
ROBBINS, Harvey
ROBBINS, Jacob
ROBISON, Isaac C.
SANDERSON, Thomas B.
SCHILLING, John Gottlieb
SHARP, John
SHARP, Joseph H.
SHAW, John
SHIRTS, George
SLOVER, Enos
SMITH, Mary
STAGLE, Conrad
STAPLES, Edwin H.
STARR, Joseph B.
STEPHENS, Lovet
STEVENS, Hanston
STEWART, James
TARPLEY, James S.
TAYLOR, George Washington
THOMAS, Argalus
TIPPIN, James
TRIMBLE, Robert
TURNBULL, George
VANDERPOOL, David H.
WALKER, Augustus L.
WALKER, Wesley R.
WATTS, William
WHITLEY, James W.
WISHARD, Archey L.
WISNER, James
WISNER, John T.
WOODSIDE, Francis A.


Q. 17-22 October
AGEE, William T.
ALDRICH, Ellery W.
ANDERSON, Charles P.
BALDEN, John
BARNARD, James
BARNES, William T.
BARRETT, John
BLAKE, David A.
BOGART, Charles H.
BOYER, John P.
BURR, Samuel B.
CARBERRY, William
CHILES, John F.
CLIFTON, John
CLOVER, William W.
COOK, Isaac
CRUSON, George W.
CUMMINGS, Hugh
DAVISON, Elias
ESTES, John F.
FREEMAN, Walter
GIBSON, George G.
GRIMES, Edward L.
HALL, Amos Z.
HAMILTON, Samuel Preston
HASH, Allen
HILLEARY, John
HOLCOMB, Guy C.
HUNTER, Ira
JOHNSON, Horatio V. V.
KAUFFMAN, John S.
KENT, James L.
KLOPFENSTEIN, Nicholas
MANNING, Henry
McBEE, Susannah
McGOHON, Polly T.
McGOHON, William W.
MEEKER, Enoch
MILLER, George B.
MILSTER, Robert L.
MOORES, Isaac R. Sr.
MOSS, Micajah G.
MURRAY, Charles
NEBEKER, Samuel
NESSLY, Jacob G.
NICKELS, John
NOBLE, Curtis
NOLAND, James S.
NORRIS, Daniel
ODEN, Jacob N.
PERKINS, James H.
PHILLIPS, James S.
PHILLIPS, John D.
POINDEXTER, Doctor H.
PROEBSTEL, Frederick
REEDER, Corydon B.
RICHARDSON, Allen
RIGGS, William C.
ROBERTSON, George W.
ROBBINS, James A.
SCEARS, Carrol J.
SCHRAM, Charles Gustav
SCRIVNER, Charles
SHAVER, Adam
SHELL, George W.
SHERER, David
SHERER, Sarah
SHERER, William M.
SMITH, Catherine
SMITH, George
SWANK, Philip
THOMPSON, Robert
TIGARD, Andrew J.
TOMPKINS, William M.
WELCH, Samuel
WESTFALL, Cornelius
WILLIAMS, John A.
WILSON, James
WILSON, John R.
WINTERS, Philip
WOOD, Amer
WRIGHT, William


R. 23-29 October
ADAMS, William
ADDINGTON, Absalom M.
ARANT, Jesse T.
BECKWITH, Marvin T.
BOLLENBAUGH, Daniel
BOLTON, Absalom
BOOTH, Luke
BOOTH, Robert
BRYANT, Elihu G.
BRYANT, Zephaniah
BUOY, John
CLAYTON, Ashford
CLOVER, Paul
COYLE, James
CRIBBINS, William
DICKINSON, Josiah S.
DUNBAR, George W.
DYER, Jonathan
EARNEST, William B.
EAST, Hardman E. W.
EVERSZ, Emile W.
FELDIVERT, Nicholas
FIELDS, H.
FIELDS, William
GORDON, Patrick H.
GREGG, Levi W.
HADAWAY, Edward C.
HALE, Michael
HANLEY, Michael
HARER, Willis M.
JACKSON, William H.
JEFFRIES, Thomas S.
JONES, Justin
KIRK, William
KIRKPATRICK, David
KISOR, Georg
KUNS, David
LERWELL, William
LOONEY, Samuel
LOONEY, William
McBRIDE, Arthur F.
McCONNELL, John
McLENDON, Willis
MORGAN, Henry C.
MORGAN, Jonathan
PAINTER, Thomas B.
PATTY, William R.
PIERCE, Mary Ann
RICHEY, Caleb
RUSH, Albert
SCOTT, Jemina
SHAVER, Elizabeth
SMITH, Alleck C.
SMITH, Ernest
SPRINGER, Nicholas
STEWART, Robert S.
STOUT, Ephraim
STOUT, Lewis
TABOR, Esick
THOMAS, John N.
WARNER, Selden
WELKER, Daniel
WILSON, William S.


S. 30 October-3 November
ABRAHAM, James
ADAMS, Charles
BALL, David
BLAIN, Samuel
BLEDSOE, Smith
BROTT, Jacob
BYRD, Daniel H.
CAMPBELL, John
CARTWRIGHT, James
CLARK, James A.
CONNER, John
CONNOR, James
COOK, Henry
CORNELL, William
EDDY, Hiram
EILERS, George Henry
ENSLEY, John
FERRY, Charles
FREEMAN, Robert
FULBRIGHT, William
HALE, Andrew
HALL, Essalum
INGRAM, James
INGRAM, John
IRWIN, James B.
JOHNSON, W. V. J.
JOHNSTON, Herod
KEATING, Robert
LENT, Oliver P.
MARTIN, James
McBEE, William
McFARLAND, James
MERRILL, Henry
MILLIRON, John
NAIL, Alexander
ORCHARD, Jesse C.
OZMONT, George
PERKINS, Thomas J.
PIERCE, Franklin
POWELL, John B.
POWELL, John P.
RAMBO, Lewis A.
ROBERTSON, Robert M.
ROBLE, Thomas C.
SIMMONS, Andrew
SKEEN, John
STRATTON, Riley Evans
THOMPSON, David
THOMPSON, Miles H.
TIBBETTS, Jonathan
TROUP, William H.
VINING, George T.
WALDRON, Samuel
WALLENSTEIN, Frederick
WALTER, Samuel
WOODEN, James
YEARGAN, William


T. 4-8 November
BENNETT, George W.
DAVIDSON, John P.
FIELD, Philemon S.
FISHER, Stephen
HARER, David
JUNKINS, Anthony C.
MILLER, William
MOORE, Christopher W.
REASONER, John S.
REDFORD, Edward P.
RUSH, Samuel
SAGE, Joseph
SCOTT, William G.
WALDRON, Henry J.


MANUSCRIPT NAMES


  Sources of information on overland travelers include journals written during the trip, letters written back home describing the trip, and later life reminiscences of the trip. Some of these have been published; many more are in manuscript form at various libraries and museums. Sometimes, you may be lucky enough to find something actually written by one of your ancestors; sometimes, you'll find them mentioned in someone else's writing.

  Trail writings are found in many collections. "Platte River Road Narratives" by Merrill J. Mattes [University of Illinois Press, 1988] includes brief descriptions of journals and reminiscences found around the country, including 239 items for 1852. Mattes' abstracts often include the place a wagon train originated and the dates of travel. Below, I have abstracted some of the information from an especially valuable publication for trail info seekers:


K. White and M-C. Cuthill (1993), Overland Passages: A Guide to the Overland Documents in the Oregon Historical Society. Portland: Oregon Historical Society Press. 125 pages.


  What is especially useful about this publication is that there is an every-name index of people mentioned in the manuscripts reviewed. Not every name included is of an Oregon Trail traveler - the compilers made no effort to separately categorize names of fellow travelers, people met on the way, people back home, etc. - and, of course, seldom is everyone on a given wagon train mentioned by name, Nevertheless, here are more clues to who came when and with who.

  Below, I've given a brief summary of each of the Oregon Historical Society manuscripts that cover the year 1852. Included are: the author of the manuscript; the OHS manuscript number [note that several contributions may be included under the same manuscript number]; a title and/or a brief description of what the manuscript includes; departure and arrival dates and places, if given; and a list of the people mentioned in the manuscript.


1. ADAMS, Cecelia Emily McMillen, and Parthenia BLANK - Oregon Historical Society Mss #1508 - 49 page handwritten diary.
Departed from Missouri River near Council Bluffs 18 May 1852; arrived Portland, OR, 24 Oct 1852.
ADAMS, Cecelia Emily McMillen. HEWELL. HERER, D. HYLAND. McMILLEN. MILLER. MORRIS, Mary; M. C. OLNEY. RAYMOND. STOEL. STOWELL. TORANCE. VERDANT, Henry.


2. AKIN, James Jr. - OHS mss. #1508 - 47 page handwritten diary.
Departed Salem, IA, 15 Apr 1852; arrived Cascades of the Columbia River, OR, 15 Oct 1852.
AKIN, Caroline; Elizabeth; Fannie; Franklin; James; John; Mary Ann; Nancy. BEACH, C. C. BUSH, Mary. COLTER, W. A. GILLIAM, Abe. HANSON, Nancy. HOGES, Caroline. INGRAM, Eliza; Elizabeth; Elva; Henry; James; Lean; Mitchell; Paulina; Rachael; Rettes Ann; Sarah. LOWELL, Mary. MACE, Joseph. NEWINGHAM, Absalom. NICHOLSON, James. RHODES, Moses. RICHEY, Alice; Angeline; Edgar; Eliza Ann; Gustaves; James; John; Josie; Louisa; Miranda Jane; Rosey; Stuart. ROWE, Frances. STEWART, John.


3. BOND, Jesse W. - OHS mss. #1508 - 4 page letter
Departed Council Bluff, MO, 22 May 1852; arrived Salt Lake City, UT, 4 July 1852.
BOND, Elm; Geore, Jesse W.; Sam; Sarah. JARRED, Joseph. JONES, Johnson. PERKINS, John. SIMMONS, Dave; Jane.


4. BOZARTH, Mrs. L. A. - OHS mss. #1508 - 18 pages of reminiscences (written 1905?).
Departed Council Bluff, IA (no date given); arrived at The Dalles, OR, in October 1852.
BOZARTH, Mrs. L. A. GILES, Peter. MARTIN, Hutson.


5. BROWN, John - OHS mss #1050 - 3 page typescript.
Departed Ray County, MO, 27 April 1852.
BROWN, John; Ross. HOSKINS. MABERY. ROSE. WATSON. WILLIAMS.


6. CAPLES, Margaret Kuhn Staley - OHS mss. #1508 - 11 page typescript.
Departed Sidney, IA, 15 May 1852; arrived St. Helens, OR, October 1852.
BYALL, Sam. CAPLES, Charles; Frank; Hal; Henry Laffer; Hezahiah; Johannah; Joseph; Margaret Kuhl Staley; Robert Francis. DORSE, George. EATON, Isaac. HOLLIDAY, Ben. LAFFER, Philip; Polly. McCURDY. McLAUGHLIN. NEER, Galeb; Henry; Katie; Philip. RANCK, William. SMITH, Hiram. STALEY, Margaret Kuhn. STEWART, Dave. TUBBS, Ike. WILLIAMS, Isaac.


7. CONYERS, Enoch - OHS mss #1508 - 6 pages of diary excerpts (typescript)
Departed Quincy, IL 20 Apr 1852; arrived Oregon City, OR, October 1852.
BURNS, W. P. CONYERS, Enoch W. DOYLE, R. L. YANTIS, Rev. J.


8. COOPER, J. C. - OHS mss. #1508 - 34 page diary (typescript)
Departed St. Joseph, MO, April 1852; arrived Placerville, CA, 13 Aug 1852.
BRIDGER, Jim. CLAY, Henry. COOPER, J. C. DIER. EMFREE. GREEN, Mary. HALL, Calvin. HAVEN, Cox; Ezra. HENDERSON, Daniel B. HOLMES. HOWELL, Jackson. JAMIESON, May. MACY, C. P. MARKHAM. NEWTON, John; Allen. PURL. SMITH, Rhoda. THURN, Alpheus. WARNER. WATSON. YOUNG, Brigham.


9. CORNELL, William - OHS mss #290 - 54 pages journal (handwritten and typed)
Departed from Ohio for St. Joseph, MO, 4 May 1852; arrived Umatilla, OR, 29 Sept 1852.
BRUNTON. CASTON. CORNELL, William. DAVIS, Drury. DENNIS. NICHOLS. ORCHARD.


10. DAVIS, Alvah I. - OHS mss. #1509 - Handwritten diary.
Departed Lockport, IL, 18 April 1852; arrived Portland, OR, 10 Oct 1852.
BENNETT. CARTER, Alfred. CRUZEN. DENBY. HYLAND, Benjamin. MILLER. NORDIKE. PULLINS. STEAN.


11. DUDLEY, Sarah Frances - OHS mss. #1508 - 166 page handwritten diary.
Departed Louisiana, MO, 13 April 1852; arrived Oregon City, OR, 26 Oct 1852.
CROSBY, Benny; Eliza; Gustavus. DRYER. DUDLEY, Sarah Frances. KINGSLEY, Rev. C. S. MARSH. MARTIN. McALISTER, Nehemiah Sandusky. MINER. SHIPLEY. WATTER.


12. GLENN, John G. - OHS mss #284 - 89 page handwritten journal (also, 16 pages typed).
Departed Wellsville, OH, 1852; to St. Joseph, MO 2 May 1852; arrived Portland, OR, 10 Nov 1852.
BOYCE, Dr. Joseph; Mrs.; John. CORNWALL, Frank. DAVIS. GLENN, George; John G. GOULD, John. KESSLEY. McCONNELL, Oliver. McLANE. POWELL, William S. SHIPLEY. SMITH, Joseph. SPENCER, Rev. John. STEWART, David. STOUGHT. SWANK. VANCE, Joseph.


13. HANNA, Esther Belle - OHS mss #1508 - 38 page typewritten journal.
Departed Cononsburg, PA, 11 March 1852; to St. Joseph, MO; arrived Oregon City, OR, 17 Sept 1852.
ABBOTT, Rev. J. C. BARR. BRIGGS, James. DAWSON. DePUI, Rev. M. DOANE, Rev. M. FOSTER, M. HAFT. HAMMOND, Samuel. HANNA, Esther Belle. McCULLOUGH. MILLER. RUDERSON. SPALDING, Henry H. TATE. WHITMAN. WORTH. YANTIS, Rev. J.


14. HANNA, Joseph A. - OHS mss #2227 - 2 page handwritten reminiscence.
Departed St. Joseph, MO, 5 May 1852; arrived Oregon City, OR 30 September 1852.
BUCHANNAN. DAVIS. HANNA, Joseph.


15. KAHLER, William - OHS mss #1508 - 52 pages typed diary.
Departed McConnelsville, OH, 31 March 1852; arrived at City of Rocks, ID, 18 July 1852; traveled on to Jackson Co., OR (no arrival date given).
ANDREWS, Rachel. BENNETT. BRADLAW, A. DELAND, Sarah Powers. DUVAL, M. FOUTS, W. HADAWAY. HALL, Bird. HASELTINE, Freeman. KAHLER, W. PORTER, John. RUSH, A. SCOTT, A. SPRINGER, Isaac. WHITE, Dennis; Lewis


16. KELLOGG, Jane Davies - OHS mss #1079 - 10 pages typed reminiscences.
Departed Elkhart, IN, 17 March 1852; arrived Portland, OR, 22 Oct 1852.
BARBER. Ben; DAVIS, Frank; Henry; Mary A.; Melissa; Rachel. HALL, George. HATBAUGH, Fred. HAYWARD, Ben. IRWIN, W. KEELER, Ed; Matt. KELLOGG, Jane Davis; John B. MICHASON, Allen. WALKER, John.


17. KELLY (daughter of William Kelly) - OHS mss #1508 - 10 pages handwritten reminiscences.
Departed New York 3 July 1852; by boat to Oregon, arriving 19 September 1852.
BONNEVILLE. GRANT. KELLY, William. PARKER.


18. LANGSDORF, Morritz - OHS mss #184 - 11 pages of handwritten letters.
Departed Missouri River 24 April 1852; arrived Portland, OR (no date); traveled on to California.
LANGSDORF, Morritz.


19. LONG, Mary Jane - OHS mss #1508 - 17 page printed pamphlet
Departed Council Bluffs, IA, 1 April 1852; arrived Portland, OR (no date given).
DAVIS, Harmon; Silas. HATFIELD. LONG, David P; Judath; Mary Jane. WARNER, Sam.


20. MALEY, W. B. - OHS mss #1508 - 2 page letter, written from Linn Co., OR, 1 September 1852.
JUNKINS. MALEY, W. B. MARTIN, James. SMITH.


21. MILLER, Silas V., and M. J. MILLER - OHS mss #103 - 8 page typed letter.
Departed Pleasant Grove, IN, 24 March 1852; arrived Salem, OR, fall 1852.
LACKEY, William. McLAUGHLIN, Taylor. MILLER, Jane; M. J. SINGLETON. WATERS, Edward.


22. MORELAND, Jesse - OHS mss #1508 - 30 page handwritten diary.
Departed Carlinville, IL 30 April 1852; arrived Willamette Valley, OR, 5 October 1852.
BIDDLE, Robert. GILHAM. LACK, Frank. McMURY. MORELAND, Rev. Jesse. NELSON, Levi. OWEN, Mitchell; Nancy. PERKINS. REAME.


23. PALMER, Harriett Scott - OHS mss #1508 - 9 pages printed reminiscences.
Departed Illinois 1 April 1852; arrived Oregon City, OR (no date).
CAFFEY, Ellen; Levi. PALMER, Harriett Scott. SCOTT, Ellen; Fanny; Mary; John Tucker; Levi; Margaret; Willie.


24. PARSONS, Mary Collins - OHS mss #1508 - 5 pages of typed reminiscences.
Departed Peoria, IL, 13 April 1852; arrived Portland, OR, 17 October 1852.
COLLINS, Henry; Mary; William H. DAVIS, Daniel. HUFFMAN, Johnson; Sarah. PARSONS, Mary Collins. WHITE, Jim.


25. REASONER, Henry A. - OHS mss #1508 - 5 page typed diary.
Departed Kainsville, IA, 9 May 1852; arrived Portland, OR (no date).
DERBY, J. R. DONEHUE. PURSE. REASONER, Frank; Henry.


26. RICHEY, James, Caleb and Stuart - OHS mss #1508 - letter and news clippings.
Departed Salem, IA, 16 April 1852; arrived Portland, OR 8 October 1852.
AKIN, Eliza, James, Mary Ann. HOWE, Jackson. INGRAM, Elva; James. NEWELL, John. RICHEY, Alice; Caleb; Eliza Ann; James; Louisa; Mary Jane; Miranda Jane; Stuart.


27. SCOTT, Abigail Jane - OHS mss #432 - 106 page typed journal.
Departed from Illinois to St. Joseph, MO, on 2 April 1852; arrived Oregon City, OR, 28 Sept 1852.
BUOY, John. CAFFEY, Charles; Edward; Levi. CHAMBERLAIN, George. KING. McDONALD, John. MITCHELL. REED, William. SMITH, Peter. STEVENSON, George. VANDERPOOL, Jefferson. WAFER, J. L.


28. SLATER, John Lyman - OHS mss #1508 - 7 page journal
Departed Arkansas; arrived La Grande, OR (no dates given).
GRAY, Edna; Nellie. McCLURE, Charles. SLATER, James H; John Lyman. TAYLOR. UNGER.


29. SMITH, Delazon - OHS mss #225 - 45 handwritten pages.
Departed Missouri River April 1852; arrived Willamette Valley, OR, September 1852.
SMITH, Delazon.


30. SPENCER, John - OHS mss #1508 - 43 page journal.
Departed Wellsville, OH, 8 April 1852; arrived Portland, OR, 9 October 1852.
BOYCE. BRADFORD. CORNWALL, Frank; James. DILLON. DONLY. DRUMMOND. GLENN, G. G. GORDON, David. JOHNSON. MATHEWS. McCLANE, William. McCONNELL. NESSEY. ROBINS. SHIPLEY, A. R. SPENCER, John. STEWART, David. STILLWELL, William. STOUT. SWANK, Philip. TIBBETTS. VALENTINE. VANCE, Joseph. WILBUR.


31. STOUT, Lewis - OHS mss #1509 - 30 page diary.
Departed Van Buren Co., Iowa 13 April 1852; arrived Oregon City, OR, 3 October 1852.
FISHER. HENNIS, Thomas. SPARLING, Alex. STOUT, Ephraim; Lewis; Rebecca; Sarah; Susannah Fisher.


32. THOMSON, Origen - OHS mss #1508 - 122 page handwritten diary.
Departed Madison, WI; left St. Joseph, MO, 27 March 1852; arrived Portland, OR, 17 September 1852.
CRAIG, Daniel. CRAWFORD, Robert. DONNELL, Zelik M. DOWNEY. GRAY, Josephine. HANNA. LEWIS. MAHAN. McCOY, Sutherland. MONFORT, Rev. Joseph G. MOODY, Zenas F. PALMER. PATTEN, Scott. SMITH, I.N; Andrew. SPALDING, Rev. H. STEVENSON, Mary. THOMSON, Origen.


33. TODD, Mary Ellen - OHS mss #1508 - 47 pages of printed recollections.
Departed Independence, MO; arrived Howell's Prairie, OR (no dates given).
CLARK. DONNER. GRANT. HUNTLEY, Joseph. McCORKLE. McREYNOLDS. POWELL, Joab. RAGSDALE, John. TATE, Angelina. TEDROSE. TODD, Abbott; Cynthia; Louvina; Mary Ellen. WHITMAN.


34. VANBUSKIRK, Andrew - OHS mss #881 - 9 page typed diary.
Departed Elizabethtown, MO 29 April 1852; arrived Oregon City, OR, 31 October 1852.
HARDY, Joshua. HENDERSON, T. B.; Urbanus. HOPPINS. NOBLE, Mose. PERRIN. SNYDER. VANBUSKIRK, Andrew; Araminda; Daniel; Elizabeth Henderson; John; Joseph T; Mary; Sarah; William. WEEKS. WHISLER, E. F.; Sarah; William.


35. WIGLE, Andrew Jackson - OHS mss #587 - 28 pages typed recollections.
Departed Liberty, IL, 11 April 1852; arrived Portland, OR, 21 September 1852.
ALFORD, Al, BARNARD, Guilford. BELTS, Paul. BENFIELD, Eli. CAMPBELL, John; Mary. CRONIN, Patrick. CROUCH, Ebenezer. HUNSAKER, Bradford; Jacob; Joseph. MANSFIELD, Mose. McBRIDE, Andrew. McDANIEL, Jack. McHARGUE, James. McKINLEY. MOSIER, Nickolas. NATIONS, James. PADGET, Lish. PUTMAN, Daniel. TOONE, Dennis. TUNGATE, Riley. VAUGHN, Billy. WHITLEY, Elisha. WIGLE, Andrew Jackson; J.D.; J. F.; Jacob; John. WILSON, John. WINGFIELD, John.


36. YORK, Sarah Elizabeth Stagle - OHS mss #879 - 8 page reminiscence.
Departed Dade Co., MO, 22 April 1852; arrived Oregon City, OR, 22 October 1852.
BARNES, Steve. CHRISTMAN, Zilpha. EVERSOLE. HUNTER. NEELEY, Jane; John. SANDERS, Sam. SLAGER, Conrad; Jake. YORK, Sarah Elizabeth Stagle.


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