A Roster of the Lewis & Clark Expedition

Date of Expedition: 21 May 1804

1965 DAR Magazine and "The Roots Tracer", Winter Vol. 7, # 2
Edited for BBS use by THE LEARNING PLACE BBS


The Captains of the expedition, and particularly Clark, were unconcerned about spelling the names
of their men correctly, and, others tried to join in the notoriety, thus a true roster can never be learned.

  • LEWIS, Capt. Meriwether: B 18 Aug 1774 near Charlottsville, VA; parents Wm & Lucy (Meriwether) Lewis. D 11 oct 1809; Welsh ancestry.
  • CLARK, 2nd Lt. William: B 1 aug 1770 near Charlottsville, VA; m 1st Julia HANDCOCK, 4 sons, 1 dau. M 2nd Harriet KENNERLY, 2 sons. D 1 Sep 1838. Scottish Ancestry.
  • BRATTEN See BRATTON
  • BRATTON, Pvt. William: B 1778 Augusta Co, VA of Irish parents; a blacksmith & gunsmith; m in 1819; 8 sons & 2 daus. D 1841 in Waynestown, IN.
  • CANE See CARSON
  • CANN See CARSON
  • CARR See CARSON
  • CARRN See CARSON
  • CARSON, Pvt. Alexander: B ca 1775 poss. MS; son of Alexander & bro. of Linsey, father of "Kit" CARSON: Grandparents were Wm & Eleanor (MCDUFF, MCDORF) Carson - in PA 1725 & NC 1760; d 1836.
  • CAUGEE, Pvt. Charles: Listed by Clark as one of the engagees.
  • COALTER See COLTER
  • COLLINS, Pvt. John: From Frederick Co, MD; served as cook. D by 1825-28.
  • COLTER, Pvt. John: B ca 1775 VA; farmed with Indian wife "Sallie" 1811 to 1813.
  • CROUZATT See CRUZATTE
  • CRUSAT See CRUZATTE
  • CRUSATTEE See CRUZATTE
  • CRUZATTE, Pvt. Pierre: 1/2 French 1/2 Omaha Indian; good boatman, waterman & violinist; interpreter for Clark. Killed 1825-28.
  • DAME, Pvt. John: B 1784 Pallingham, NH; mentioned in journals, he killed a pelican enroute to Mandans.
  • DECHAMPS, Pvt. Baptiste: Was a "patron" or head-waterman.
  • DESCHAMPS See DECHAMPS
  • DROUILLARD, Pvt. George: B Canada, 1/2 French & 1/2 Shawnee. Son of Pierre Drouillard of Detroit. Interpreter for the expedition. Killed in 1810 by the Blackfeet.
  • FIELDS, Pvt. Joseph: Poss. b KY; woodsman; received military land grant, Franklin, MO.
  • FIELDS, Pvt. Ruben: Bro. to Joseph; excellent runner & woodsman. D in KY.
  • FLOYD, Sgt. Charles: B 1772 KY, son of Chas. Floyd, Sr. D 20 Aug 1804 near Omaha, NB (Only death to occur on the expedition.)
  • FRASURE See FRAZIER
  • FRAZIER, Pvt. Robert: Former fencing master; in Battleborough, VT in 1834.
  • FRAZURE See FRAZIER
  • GASS, Sgt. Patrick: B 12 Jun 1771, Falling Springs, PA m (age 60) to "dau of a judge; had 7 children. D 1 Apr 1870--99 years of age. Last survivor of the expedition.
  • GOODRICH, Pvt. Silas B in MA; fisherman for the expedition. D by 1825.
  • GURRIDGE See GOODRICH
  • GUTTERAGE See GOODRICH
  • HALL, Pvt. Hugh B ca 1772 Carlisle, PA.
  • HEBERT, Pvt. Charles: Poss. son of Joseph HEBERT, a trader on the Missouri River.
  • HOWARD, Pvt. Thomas Proctor: B 1779 Brimfield, MA; m Genevive ROY, had son in St. Louis.
  • JO BARTER See LA BARTEE
  • LA BARTEE, Pvt. Joseph: Deserted the expedition. Poss. lived at Fort Gage, Canada among the Otoes.
  • LA BIRCHE, Pvt. Francois (or William): 1/2 French 1/2 Omaha; interpreter & boatman; lvd St. Louis area in 1825-28.
  • LA LIEBERTE See LA BARTEE
  • LABIECHE See LA BIRCHE
  • LABUCHE See LA BIRCHE
  • LAGUNESS See LAJUNESSE
  • LAJUNESSE, Pvt. Jean Baptist: Of St. Rose, Quebec; m in St. Louis 1797; only man in party to be married. Son Basil, accompanied Fremont on 1st/2nd expeditions in 1842-43.
  • MABBAUF See MALBOEUF
  • MALBOEUF, Pvt. Etianna: Enlisted from Kaskasia.
  • MCNEAL, Pvt. Hugh B in PA; in infantry 1811.
  • NEEL See MCNEAL
  • NEIL See MCNEAL
  • NEWMAN, Pvt. John B PA son of Walter N. & Catherine (ZIMMERMAN); m Jul 1832 Olympia DUBREUIL dau. of Antoine & Eliz. (PARAN). Killed by Sioux in 1838.
  • O'NALL See MCNEAL
  • ORDWAY, Sgt. John: B ca 1775, Dunbarton, NH. D childless in MO ca 1817. \
  • POTTS, Pvt. John B ca 1776 Dillenburg, Germany. Killed by Blackfeet in 1810.
  • PRIMAUT See PRIMEAU
  • PRIMEAU, Pvt. Paul: M Pelagie BISSONET, sons Joseph, Emilien & Charles; Joseph killed by Indians 1 Feb 1863; Charles had trading post at Ft. Clark 1845-46.
  • PRYOR, Sgt. Nathaniel: B Amhurst Co, VA; lvd. in OK, m an Osage girl. D 10 June 1831.
  • READ See REED
  • REED, Pvt. Moses B. Poss. alias for John BOLEYE who deserted but was returned in 1805.
  • REEVEY See RIVET
  • REVEY See RIVET
  • RIVEE See RIVET
  • RIVES See RIVET
  • RIVET, Pvt. Francois: B near Montreal in 1757; interpreter; later was with Hudson's Bay Company. D in OR 15 Sep 1852, age 96.
  • ROBERTSON, Pvt. John: B ca 1780; a shoemaker; dismissed 1 month after party began.
  • ROBINSON See ROBERTSON
  • ROI, Pvt. Peter: French-Canadian; was on Platt River by 1814.
  • ROY See ROI
  • SHANNON, Pvt. George: B 1785 PA; Protestant-Irish. Often got lost but found way back to the expedition.
  • SHIELDS, Pvt. John: B in KY; gunsmith, blacksmith & boat builder for party. Poss. m Rhoda BOWMAN in 1808.
  • THOMPSON, John B.: Once surveyor of Vincennes, IN; cooked for the expedition.
  • TUTTLE, Pvt. Ebenezer: B 1774 New Haven, CT.
  • WARBINGTON See WARFINGTON
  • WARFINGTON, Corp. Richard: B 1777 Louisberg, NC; in charge of return detachment in 1805.
  • WARVINGTON See WARFINGTON
  • WEISER See WISER
  • WERNER, Pvt. William: Poss. b KY; Indian Agent for Clark; in VA 1828.
  • WHITE, Pvt. Isaac: B 1777 Holliston, MA
  • WHITEHOUSE, Pvt. Joseph: B in Fairfax Co, VA; a good tailor.
  • WILLARD, Pvt. Alexander: B 1777 Charlestown, NH; gunsmith & blacksmith; m Eleanor MACDONALD, 7 sons & 5 daus. Emigrated to CA by covered wagon. D 6 Mar 1865 near Sacramento, CA.
  • WINDSOR, Pvt. Richard: B & enlisted from KY; lvd. on Sagamon River, IL in 1829.
  • WINSER See WINDSOR
  • WINSOR See WINDSOR
  • WISER, Pvt. Peter: Poss. desc. of Conrad WISER; killed before 1829.
  • WORTHINGTON See WARFINGTON
  • YORK: Willed to Clark by his father, 24 Jul 1799; son of "Old York" & "Rosa", slaves.
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