Covered Wagon
Covered Wagon Women Volume 7
Diaries from the Western Trail 1850
Edited and compiled by Kenneth L. Holmes

These are names from the index of "Covered Wagon Women," Volume VII. 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

Bashaw

Joseph & Mary

1854

Canada

22

Was a French Canadian who became a Marion Co. settler. Married Mary Marlatt after her husband William died while on the trail.

Carter

Joseph & Laura Ann (Stewart)

1854

IL

17

Laura Ann b. Apr. 14, 1829. Listed in the 1860 & 1870 censuses of Polk Co. Had 3 small children during the crossing and had 6 more later in OR.

Chapman

William & Mary Ann

1854

England, IL, OR

21

Both born in Devonshire, England. Arrived in the US in May 1841 and settled in Cass Co., IL. Granted citizenship in Oct 1849. Settled in Josephine Co. OR. They raised livestock.

Cook

Jacob "Missouri" & Jane Ann

1854

VA, MO, OR

21

He traveled from Rockingham Co., VA to Dale Co., MO. They were married December 23, 1845. Had 3 children w/them on the crossing, one being a tiny baby. Settled on a claim Feb. 14, 1855 in Lane Co.

Cook

Thomas L. & Harriett

1854

Cass Co., IL

21

Married Sept. 13, 1850 in Cass Co., IL. Traveled w/their 2 little boys on the crossing. They arrived on Oct 1, 1854 and settled a claim in Polk Co., June 8, 1855. They farmed for 25 years and had 10 children.

Curry

Thomas & Mary Emily (Sutton)

1854

IL, OR

19

She was 11 years old in 1854 when she came to OR. Married in Jackson Co., OR Oct. 15, 1863.

Dunbar

William

1854

OR

21

NO ADDT'L INFO

Gaines

Governor John P.

1854

OR

21

Appointed by Zachary Taylor to be the 2nd Governor of OR. Territory. He served 3 years.

Gray

Joseph & Mary

1854

Morgan Co., IL, OR

21

He was 20 and she was 17 when they traveled west. They settled on a claim in Polk Co. Sept. 29, 1854.

Hollister

Colonel W.W.

1854

OH, OR

10

Herded sheep from OH to OR.

Holmes

Horatio Nelson Viscount

1854

OR

16

Was a neighbor to the east of John Sutton in Salem, Polk Co.

Kimball

Elizar & Melinda A. (Sutton)

1854

IL, OR

20

Melinda listed on the 1860 Jackson Co. census as 20 years old. Married in Polk Co., Jan 23, 1856, they soon moved to Jackson Co.

Kimball

Ira, Henry

1854

OR

27, 30

Neighbors of the Suttons. Possibly all brothers.

Lockwood

Reuben Thurston & Mary B.

1854

OH, OR

21-22, 62

*

Lockwood

Nancy

1854

OR

22

*

Marlatt

William

1854

OR

22

Died on the trail. Was married to Mary (SEE: Bashaw)

Miller

Benjamin Franklin & Margaret Jane (Sutton)

1854

OR

19, 52

Margaret b. Dec 1838 d. Oct 24, 1904, Jackson Co. Married May 14, 1857 Polk Co. He was a nurseryman. Moved to the Rogue River Valley. They had 6 children, 3 died at an early age.

Reynolds

John & Susan (Stewart)

1854

IL, OR

18

Susan b. Feb. 5, 1845. He was a house painter in Portland. "They were never well off. She died in poverty"

Smith

John F. & Hanna Jane (Stewart)

1854

IL, OR

18

Hanna b. Aug. 22, 1841, IL. He was a Bavarian farmer. Listed in the 1870 Marion Co. census. They had a large family

Smith

Samuel & Melissa (Stewart)

1854

OR

18

Melissa b. Jan 20, 1840. Married April 6, 1856 Marion Co. They lived in Portland.

Stewart

Alexander Franklin "Frank" & Laura R.

1854

Cass Co., IL, OR

18, 24

*

Stewart

Amos Kendall "Doc"

1854

OR

17-18, 24, 28

Born March 24, 1836. Nicknamed "Doc". 1860 Polk Co. census listed as a farm worker. 1870 census he was living w/his brother Frank in Port Orford, Curry Co., keeping saloon.

Stewart

Ann Elizabeth

1854

OR

17

b. Oct 3, 1832. Listed as single in the OR 1860 census.

Stewart

Hanna Jane

1854

IL, OR

18

SEE: John F. Smith

Stewart

Harriet Augusta

1854

IL, OR

15, 18

SEE: Aaron Zahniser

Stewart

Joel & Sarah (Sutton)

1854

IL, OR

15-77

*

Stewart

Laura Ann

1854

IL. OR

17

SEE: Joseph Carter

Stewart

Melissa

1854

IL, OR

18

SEE: Samuel Smith

Stewart

Susan

1854

IL, OR

18

SEE: John Reynolds

Sutton

Asahel "Asa"

1854

IL, OR

16, 19

Son of John & Sarah. Listed as 16 in the 1850 Cass Co., IL census. He went to OR in 1851 w/his father and brothers. Father & one brother returned home to get the rest of the family. Upon their return in Oct. 1854 they found that Asa had died in July.

Sutton

James McCall

1854

IL, OR

16, 18-19, 24-25, 29, 48, 66

b. June 29, 1830 d. Oct 21, 1878 Ashland, OR. Went west in 1851 w/his brothers and father and returned to IL w/his father to get the rest of the family. Married Mary Jane Shook in Jacksonville, OR Feb 14, 1876.

Sutton

John Pierce

1854

IL, OR

15, 26, 28, 48

Married to Nancy McCall and had 4 children. She died and he married Sarah Stewart. They had one child together, Walter.

Sutton

Margaret Jane

1854

IL, OR

19, 25

SEE: Benjamin Miller

Sutton

Mary Emily

1854

IL, OR

19

SEE: Thomas Curry

Sutton

Melinda

1854

IL, OR

20, 24

SEE: Elizar Kimball

Sutton

Sarah

1854

IL, OR

15-77

*

Sutton

Solomon Henry

1854

IL, OR

16, 19

Was19 when he went w/his father in 1851 to OR. His later years were spent in MT. He died in Stanford, MT, July 25, 1916

Sutton

Walter & Louisa

1854

IL, OR

15, 20, 26

b. Dec. 20, 1849 Cass Co., IL Louisa was from IA and of German descent. Married Feb 14, 1877. He was a well known newspaper editor and publisher

Tipton

Meshach & Elizabeth

1854

TN, OR

22, 72-76

Both born in TN. Traveled overland w/"5 strapping sons". Settled in Douglas Co.

Turnham

W.

1854

OR

22, 33, 39, 52

NO ADDT'L INFO

Waldo

John B. & Avarila

1854

SC, OR

22-23, 74

*

Zahniser

Aaron & Harriet Augusta (Stewart)

1854

IL, OR

18

Harriet b. Apr. 13, 1838. Married in Marion Co., OR April 9, 1855. He was b. in PA. He worked as a tanner. They had a leather shop in Portland in later years.

NOTE: The Stewart, Sutton families quite confusing. Sarah married Joel Stewart they had 8 children. He died June 1, 1847 in IL., and she married John Pierce Sutton. John Pierce Sutton had been married to a Nancy McCall and they had four children before she died. Sarah married John sometime in 1848. They had one child together, Walter. The children of Joel and Sarah were; Laura Ann, Ann Elizabeth, Amos Kendall, Harriet Augusta, Melissa, Hanna Jane, Alexander Franklin & Susan. John and Nancy's children were; James McCall, Solomon Henry, Asahel, Margaret Jane, Mary Emily, Melinda (Malinda).

The rest of the people mentioned on the list were all members of the party that traveled with the Sutton family to OR in 1854.

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