Covered Wagon

Covered Wagon Women Vols. I and II
Diaries from the Western Trail 1850
Edited and compiled by Kenneth L. Holmes

These are names from the index of "Covered Wagon Women," Volumes I and II. If there is a * in the column marked "More info available," Tami will be happy to do lookups for you. Contact Tami Caldwell only if there is a * in this column, as there is no more information available unless marked.

Last Name First Name Year of info. From State Reference Page # More info available
Baker John & Elizabeth 1850 ? 224 John was a Dr. They lived in Oregon and can be found in the 1850 census.
Bayley Daniel & Elizabeth (Munson) 1845 OH, CT, NH 31-38 *
Bayley Mianda 1845 OH 33 *
Bayley (Bailey) Timothy 1856 OH 31, 34 *
Belknap FAMILY 1839 OH 189-229 *
Bethards George &Kesiah 1848 ? 215, 219 No info
Brown Rev. Clark 1817 MD 48 Episcopal Minister married to Tabitha Brown. He died in 1817.
Brown Capt. John 1848 ? 48, 51-55, 61-62 Was a retired sea captain. Died Feb.19th 1848, aged 79 years and 4 months.
Brown Manthano 1876 MO 51 1802-1876 Son of Tabitha and Clark. Lived in MO, while family came west.
Brown Orus & Lavinia 1848 MO 48, 51, 57-60 *
Brown Tabitha (Moffat) 1848 MA 47-63 *
Bryan Francis T. 1840'S ? 254 Was a Lt. of the Topographical Engineers. Important figure opening routes through western TX in late 1840's and early 1850's.
Bush Rev. M.S. 1905 ? 40 In Corvallis, Oregon as late as Sept. 1905
Clark Mr & Mrs 1847 NY 60-62 Missionaries from NY to Oregon in 1840.
Cox J.W. 1880 ? 86 Census taker in Marion Co., Oregon in 1880
Crane George W. 1846 VA 245 *
Dorion Marie ? ? 47 Wife of the guide of Astorians. Her name inscribed in the OR State Capitol in Salem.
Downs James 1851 England 84 No info.
Duniway Abigail (Scott) 1852 ? 47 Leader in the Womans Suffrage,diary written in 1852.
Dunlap Smith 1847 IL 122 Shot and killed himself leaving a wife and 6 children. July 1, 1847.
Erwin Samuel ? TN 247 Father of Louisiana Strenzel. First wife died in 1824 and remarried Sallie Rogers Crisp. Moved to Honey Grove, TX
Fisher Angeline 1848 IA 103 Died on way to OR
Fisher John H. 1841 IA 97, 109 Married Rachel Joy Jan.6, 1841, IA
Fisher Rachel 1822-1870 IN, IA,OR 97-110 *
Frazier Stephen 1847 IA,OR 102 Husband of, Rachel (Joy) Fisher's sister, Anna
Fuller Arnold Wesley 1845 KS 42-45 Wife died April 28, 1845 at the emigrant camp in Kansas Territory. Daughter is Tabitha.
Fuller Melinda 1845 OR 45 Daughter of Arnold & Sarah Fuller
Geer Elizabeth 1849 OR 151 *
Geer Joseph Cary Feb 5, 1795-Aug 28, 1881 OR 113-114, 150-152 *
Geer Theodore T. 1899 OR 26 *
Gilbert L. D. 1847 OR 210 With six children started to OR in May 1847 w/ the Belknap family
Grant Capt. Richard 1847 OR 130 A Scot born in Montreal. Major figure in the Rocky Mtn. Fur trade for the Hudson Bay Co. His bio. written by Merle Wells of the Idaho Hist. Soc.
Gray William H. 1847 NY, OR 59 A missionary from Ballstown, NY
Griffith Rachel & John 1850 OR 100 Rachel's second husband. John was a 25 yr old farmer, b.p. KY on the 1850 census. "see Rachel Hockette"
Hawley Chatman 1848 OR 219, 228 Traveled w/ the Belknap family to OR had 2 wagons and family
Hockette Thomas & Rachel 1847, 1850 IA, OR 100-101 Quakers from Salem, IA. Thomas died on the way to OR. Rachel remarried by 1850.
Hulbert Archer B. 1920's OR 21 Surveyed the trails
Jackson George 1848 OR 222, 224, 228 Pilot of the wagon train. Had traveled the trails before.
Joy Anna, Rachel, George, Reuben 1847 IN, IA, OR 97-110 *
Kellogg Moses, family 1850 NY, OR 132 *
Kimball Nathan, family 1847 OR 134-135 *
King Stephen, family 1845 OR 39-45 *
Kitrich George & Maria 1848 OR 226 *
Knight Amelia 1853 OR 12 *
Leslie Rev. David 1848 OR 132 Living in Oregon City March 23, 1848
Lockely Fred 1925 OR 112 A writer for the Portland Oregon Journal
Luelling Alfred 1870 IA, OR 109 *
Luelling Henderson, Elizabeth 1847 OR 97, 99 *
Luelling John 1847 OR 102 *
Maddock James 1871 NE, OR 231, 233 *
Markham Samuel, family 1847, 1850 OR 114, 115, 122, 134 *
Marsh Martha (Smith) 1849, 1925 OR 112 *
Meek Joe 1847 OR 225,226 *
Meek Stephen 1849 OR 32, 41 Two families mentioned that they were "led astray by the ex mountain man" on their journey.
Mendenhall Enos Thomas 1848 OR 104 Married Rachel Emily Fisher. Enos was of the Quaker family of Salem, IA.
Mills Isaac, family 1843 OR 104 *
Muir John   OR 249 Married Louisana "Louie"
Strenzel, April 14, 1880. He was famous naturalist and writer.
Newton Abraham & Rachel 1848 OR 215 Traveled to OR in 1848.
Norton Lucius Varolus, Hopestel 1846 OR 42 Listed in the 1850 OR census as 31 years of age a farmer from OH.
Norton Dulancy C. 1846 Ft. Laramie 42 Not sure what the relation may be to Lucius. A diary mentions that his sister "is gone" from either whooping cough or measles.
Pauls Frederick, David 1846 OR 34 Both lived on claims near the Yam River.
Polk Adam 1847 OR 114, 122, 134,140-144 *
Powell Thomas 1850 OR 105 Listed in the census as being from Marion Co. and married to Arilla Tremble w/4 children with the last name of Tremble.
Pringle Virgil, family 1846 IA,OR 49,51-60 *
Radar John 1847 OR 102 No info.
Scott Levi 1846 OR 49 Of the Scott-Applegate Trail
Simpson Bishop Matthew 1854 OR 193 A church is named after him in OR, Simpson's Chapel.
Smith Cornelius, family 1847 OR 112-113, 128, 144,146 *
Smith Elizabeth Dixon 1848 OR 111-155 *
Smith Sidney & Mianda 1844 OR 33 *
Stanton Alfred & Phoebe, family 1847 MO, OR 83-92 *
Starr John W. 1848 OR 210, 215, 219 *
Sturges Elizabeth 1848 OR 132 *
Terwilliger James 1848 OR 133 One of the earliest settlers of Portland. Terwilliger Blvd is named after the family. He was a "brawny blacksmith" Married a Felinda (sp) Green after her first husband Mr. Green had died and left her with 6 children.
Waller Alvin F. 1848 OR 219 A Methodist Minister in Marion Co.
Watt John & Mary 1848 OR 223 Son Joseph and parents crossed w/6 other children and settled in Yamhill Co. and are recorded in the 1850 census.
Welch Russell & Susan, family 1847 OR 112-113, 122, 140-149 *
Whitman Narcissa, family   OR   *
Volume II
Colby Elias & Mary 1850 MO, OR 45-53 *
Dunbar Rice 1845 OR 51 Crossed the plains to the Willamette Valley in 1845 with his family. Lived on their claim in the Waldo Hills from the fall of 1845-1863. Then moved to Salem, OR. Rice was originally from OH.
Forward Blair & Frances (Colby) 1862 OR 46 *

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