Reconstruction of Roster of 1862
John Knox KENNEDY, Capt Pat Packard and Marjorie Ellis Miles, IGS
Original published Apr. 1993, Vol. 36 No. 2 by Yakima Valley Genealogical Society
“Additions and Corrections”
By Ella Jane ALLISON McCarley
Gt. Gt. Granddaughter of John K. KENNEDY
We are trying to continue to complete the Roster of those that were actually on the train, and new
information will be added to the Roster as it is received. Names in Boldface were on the Train.
The nucleus of the Kennedy Company was Iowa farm families, bound for northeastern Oregon, Walla
Walla or the Powder River gold mines. They were among the earliest Companies whose destination was
the Oregon country east of the Cascades. More important than plows and gold pans in those covered thwagons the Kennedy Company brought the structure of civilization and a sense of History. On August 9,
1862 they were four miles behind two smaller trains attacked by Indians at what became known as
Massacre Rocks, Idaho. They came to the rescue at the cost of two lives and several wounded,
something not all wagon trains would have done. The Kennedy Company understood that civilization
doesn’t come cheap.
In later years, most former emigrants recorded themselves simply as having crossed the plains Veterans
of the Kennedy Company, added ―with the John K. Kennedy Company‖ making this wagon train easier to
reconstruct than most. Three immigrants of the Kennedy train kept journals (two journals still exist in the
entirety). An unusual number later wrote reminiscence and more journals were kept in other trains that
traveled with the Kennedy Company in the larger consolidated train that crossed southern Idaho together
for protection against Indians. This has to be among the best recorded of the Wagon Trains.
On Jun 10the there were 88 men, 46 women and 86 children, totaling 220 immigrants in the Kennedy
Company. They traveled with 52 wagons, 315 cattle and 38 horses and mules. (Scott Journal). More
joined as they crossed the plains. The 170 persons identified, or partially so below have been recorded
as traveling with the Kennedy Company at one time or another
Framework of the reconstruction came from a list of family names written, or perhaps copied by Hattie
Barns, daughter of Woodson Cummins and attached to her copy of the Scott Journal and others have
been added from the Diaries and Family records.
Ella Jane Allison McCarley, Everall Cummins and Marti Ellis are doing further research for this ongoing
project. Detailed information about the Kennedy, Cummins and Ellis families can be obtained from them.
Goldie Mae Raley Caviness supplied material on the Raley Party.
Additional information is requested from other descendents of the Kennedy Train.
EMIGRANTS OF THE 1862 KENNEDY COMPANY
7 317 Algoods Bailey FamilyBeck, Lewis5From Femont, Mahaska Co. Iowa Bailey, Tim 57 Bailey, Mrs. Tim Arthing Bovee Family Bailey Children: From Fremont, Mahaska Co., IA Bovee, George Infant: b. 17 June 1862 55 From Jefferson Co. Iowa A day west of Chimney Rock Bailey, G. W -See Raley Party From Wapello Co., Iowa
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2028d. 4 July 1862 when his gun , 3526John Morris b. 23 Jun 1857 Mahaska Co., IA accidentally discharged, Woodson b. 6 Jul 1855 172028Mahaska Co., IAMary Rosetta b. 24 Dec 1861 Mahaska Co., IA d. 1941Bovee, Mrs. , 262028Mahaska, Co., IA Children: m. Jemina Jane Weaver, 17Ellis, Ellis Ebenezer b. 13 Jun Son age 5/6 William Henderson 17201836 Hampshire Co., VA d. 2 (2 or 3 children?) b. 27 Feb 1857 Mahaska, 27Dec. 1920 m. Eliza Jane Co. IA m. Delilah Jane Cummins, 277Zaring (sister of Eli Zaring) Bowelldau. of Daniel Cummins of Children on 1862 Train Touchet, said not to be related. 720John Rogers b. 19 Nov 1861 Bowman Mahaska Co., IA d. 19 Aug James Madison b. 6 Jan 1858 2711863 Walla Walla, WA Bullwinkle, Charles Mahaska Co., IA Charles Francis b. 13 Jul m.1 Adelaide Byme 14 Sep 1878 Was a member of the Kennedy 201862 at Lander’s Cutoff, train. He became impatient and m. 2 Olive Colwel Lee 327 Sweetwater River.disregarding any advice concerning , Nancy b. 28 Oct 1861 Mahaska, 2020the Indian danger, left the train July Ellis, Hiram Lee b. 7 Oct 1830 Co., IA m. Cyrus Jacobs. 2725. Moving on in advance of the Allegany, MD. Robert Cummins then married: group he finally joined up with the Ellis, Sarah C. b. 7 Dec 1841 m2. Harriet Ann Fletcher Files, 27Adams train who were intending to Allegany, MDwidow of Robert Files who was also 28wait for the Kennedy train. The Ellis, Henry Clay b. 5 Mar 1844 on the trip. (See Files Family) 27Kennedy train had not reached 20Allegany, MD m.3 Cynthia Cherry them when they were attacked by 20 m.4 Frances J. Swope (div) Indians. Mr. Bullwinkle was shot 8 7Espsy m.5 Susannah Myers Ritchie a 1times. 20 sister of first wife. 711Files Family, Clark – See Raley Party 3 Files, Robert b. 12 May 1835, Iowa Cummire, Jordoff R. 1139b. 12 May 1835 Iowa Justice of Peace of the Kennedy Collins, Dr. DY., m. Harriet Ann Fletcher 7 May Company.. No family but a wagon with a fine 201855, Oskaloosa, Iowa team. 7 m.2 Robert Cummins d. 34 Dec Cunningham 203 1893 Milton, OR Coons, W.H 7Children on 1862 train: Deitrich 203 Elizabeth Creamer, J. W. 5720 DeLong Alice, Orderly Sergeant of Kennedy 20 George b. 8 Feb 1861, Iowa Comp. 7Dole 731 Culberson/Cubberson, Ed Forebush/Farbush, George, 726273Ellis Family ,, Rev. 7Sarah Jane Farmer Ellis Goyer Lt. Orderly of Kennedy Comp. b. 10 Gr 1805 Hampshire, Co. VA Captain of splitter company after 53d. 23 Apr 1873 Walla Walla, WA. Green River, 20 Jul 1862 Hale, 27Widow of David Ellis. 72853Children on the 1862 Train Cummins Family , Hale/Hall, Buckskin, Captain Susan France Ellis Zaring Started with the Kennedy train after Kennedy resigned. (This may b. 1 Jan 1831 Hampshire Co. VA then joined the Culberson Train 31 be Mesac Hale, husband of John K. Widow of Eli Zaring d. 1860 Jul. From Mahaska Co. Iowa. Kennedy’s siter Jane Kennedyas 2724Traveled with ox drawn wagon, Mahaska Co., IA. we know they came to OR.) arrived in Washington on 28 Sep. (See Zaring Family for children) 7and settled first southeast of Walla Ellis, Samuel G. b. 27 Sep 1832 Hathaway Walla on Russell Creek. Hampshire Co., VA 77d. 8 Feb 1904, Dayton, Columbia Cummins, Robert Hill, Stephen 26Co., WA b. 21 Apr 1830, Monroe Co., WVA. 37Son of Woodson Cummins and m. 8 May 1856 Mahaska Co., Hillman/Hilman, John C., 26Nancy Ellison d. 8 May 1915 IA (later addition) His name is Touchet, Walla Walla, WA. Judge Rhoda Ann Kennedy b. 15 Apr included in Cummins list, but he 2824of Kennedy Train. 1836 Hancock Co., IN dau. of wrote a letter Aug 11 and it appears 2028m. 1 Lucretia Meyers , Capt. John K. Kennedy & Sarah he was with the Bristol Comp. He 2412 May 1851 in IN. Steele Kennedy may have traveled with both trains. Children who made trip: Children on the 1862 Train Jessie b. 17 Jan 1853
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73Hoover Family 247m.2 19 April 1849 Wapello Co., IA McClung, John ScottSarah McGuire Stotts From Dahlonega, Wapello Co., Hoover, Mr. 5Iowa leaving there 24Apr. 1862. ( she the sister of John McGuire Hoover, Mrs. 253Wrote the McClung Diary.and widow of John Stotts.) Died 7b. in KY and Midwife of the age 48 unmarried in a mining Hunter, A. (later addition) Scott 23Kennedy Comp. Train. accident in Butte MT. speaks of him only as A. Hunter: he Children by John Stotts on train. may be Andrew J. Hunder who 157 Stotts, Cassie McCormick Familytraveled with adjacent Adams, 7Stotts, Margaret A. b. 19 Mar Smart and Jack Trains or a different Mr. McCormick 157man belonging to the Kennedy 1846 Wapello, IA Mrs. McCormick 3Company. If it is Andrew Hunter, m.1 Will Ewing 1864 Walla Walla, Small boy McCormick(?) 1515he was from Iowa City, Iowa and WA m. 2. F.W. Theil 1884 15died near Massacre Rocks, 9 Aug 5Stotts, Susan Jane McGuire Family 1862 in the Indian attack and he is m. Tim Neely 25 Dec. 1862 From Fremont, Mahaska Co., IA. 25buried there. 5Baker City, OR Ten family members trip. Son of Sarah McGuire Stotts and 2 Wagons, 1 with Ox team, 1 with 57James, Joseph W. – a youth, John K. Kennedy Mule team and cows for change off. Kennedy, John Henry Settled near Walla Walla, Wa on 312491113Jones, Lem b. 1 Apr 1850 Wapello Co., IA Russell Creek. ,, Graduated Willamette University McGuire, John Garrett b. KY, 3573125Kennedy Outfit , ,, in 1871 with a MD degree.brother of Sarah McGuire Stotts 25This party left Mahaska Co., Iowa Kennedy, the wife of John K. m. 1 Mary Jane Sheets 2525on 5 May with provisions for four Kennedy. 3 children died infants McGuire was the months: distination LaGrande, OR. 25organizer of the Kennedy party and m.2 Nancy Ann Steen Halpenny 9 family members (includes Rhoda 23nd25it’s 2 Lt.. Children: Faith, Ruby, Bliss Ann Kennedy Ellis, wife of Samuel m. Martha Kirkpatrick who d. 8 May Ellis traveling with the Ellis party), a 2271856. Little hired hand (name unknown). There Children of John & Martha on 1862 were 9 other families with the 7Train. There is no mention in any Macky/Mackay, Thomas Kennedy outfit that was formed in of the Diaries or resources of the 2 Mahaska Co., Iowa. Known are 30eldest sons of John and Martha families of: Ellis Ellis, Samuel Ellis, Mahffrey Family 15being on the train but we are sure John McGuire, Paul Family. Mahffey, Margaret McAdoo they were. b. 13 Dec 1813 TN dua of Finley Kennedy Family McGuire, William Harvey b. 14 Stewart McAdoo and Harriet Mater. The outfit included: 2 wagons, 1 Apr 1843 m. 1869 Samantha m. John Lincoln Mahaffey 18 Beb drawn by mules, 1 by oxen. At the 2329Roberts, Walla Walla, WA. 1834 Parke Co., INbeginning of the trip all of the who d. 23 Aug 2329 Son McGuire age 19 daughter’s had saddle horses but 1857 Mahaska Co. IA. 23 Son McGuire age 16 they died so the girls walked the Children on Train. They settled in 1530McGuire, Solomon Anderson b. rest of the way. Union Co., OR 8 Oct 1846 m. 1877 Mary Kennedy, John Knox Captain Mahaffey, Samuel b. 2 Aug 1845 23Roberts b. 29 May 1811 Greene Co., TN served Civil War m. Martha McGuire, Mary Elizabeth (Lizzie) son of Samuel & Francis Alberson 22 Nov 1869 La Grande, 232430b. 9 Mar. 1849 Kennedy. Union Co., OR. McGuire, Martha Jane b. 14 Nov To Hancock Co., IN 1831, Morgan Mahaffey, Pierce A. b. 25 Jan 1852 Ottumwa, Wapello Co. Co., IL 1840, Wapello Co., IA 1849, 1834 d. 18 Feb 1888 m. unknown 929IowaMahaska Co., IA 1853 and over the m. Charles W. and 1 childNFK 25Fitzsimmons, 7 Nov 1875 Walla Oregon Trail in 1862. m. 1 7 Oct Mahaffey, Margaret A. b. 29 Jan 9Walla, WA 1830 Sarah Sally)Steele who d. 1850 d. 21 Aug 1889 Mahaska 249Co., Iowa age 12 in 1882. m. Aug 1845 Morgan Co., IL m.2 abt. 1853 29Children on 1862 train. Mary Jane Fitzimmons Paul who Judge L.O. Sterns. Ellis, Rhoda Ann Kennedy b. 15 was b. PA. She was the widow of Margaret moved back to Iowa in 24John Paul who died about 1850. Apr. 1836 Hancock Co., IN 1890 to live with her son Robert m. Children of John and Mary Jane who did not make the trip until her Samuel G. Ellis (See Ellis family 29Paul who were with the McGuire for more information) death 26 Jan 1902. 23Kennedy, Mary Elizabeth b. 25 Family were. 247Paul, Mary Elizabeth (Lizzie) b. May 1842 Morgan Co., IL m. Mard 9 Oct. 1849 Mahaska Co. IA d. Alanson/Alfred Allison 25 Dec 1224312 Apr 1846 age 94 Walla 1862, Baker City, Baker, OR. Mateker
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22Walla, WA m. 18 Jul 1864 1211Pastor of Kennedy Train. M. 25 3 names unknownSamuel R. Maxon. 1922Aug 1824 Paul, Luellenn/Ellen b. 24 Nov Clark FamilyMary/Polly Cummins b. 6 Dec 221852 in Dahlonga, IA m. John J. 1805 dau of Robert Cummins Clark, Fred 112322Garlington. and Delphia Ballard. D. 13 Feb Clark, Mrs. Fred 22Paul, Eveline/Eve b. abt 1854 In 1887 Walla Walla, WA. Mt. View Clark, Infant 1123IA m. A. B. Robley Son of John Cemetery. 722G. McGuire and Mary Jane Children of Rev. Joseph and Raley Family , 9Fitzsimmons Paul McGuireMary Cummins on 1862 Train Left home in March 1862 with two Zaring, Mercy Paul.m. Alvin McGuire, John Wesley b. 17 horses and mule drawn wagons. 923Zaring shortly before crossing Oct 1859 Mahaska Co., Iowa,, Went to Portland, OR then settled 5182236the plains. (see Zaring family). in Umitilla Co. 1864,,, 7Paul, Thomas Rev. b. 9 Dec Miller Family later addition) Raley, Rebecca d. 1863 Portland 1828 Monroe Co., VA. From Fremont, Mahaska Co., Iowa. OR the widow of William Raley who m.1 in 1849 Drove a wagon and ox team in the died bef. 1862. She was the leader 1922Elizabeth Mortimore She beginning. A horse and cow in the of Raley Party. 1534died in childbirth 27 Jul 1862 end. Settled in Umitlla Co., OR., Raley, Jonathan age, 33 son of near Wagner Pass and was Miller, Abram Augustus “Abe” and Rebecca Raley d. 25 Apr 5buried there. Children of b. 30 Apr 1836 Henry Co., IN d. 31 1877 Umitilla Co., OR body Thomas and Elizabeth on 1862 May 1913 buried Pilot Rock transferred to Waitsburg, WA 18342236Train. Cemetery, Umitilla, OR , cemetery. , 153418Louisa Jane a,ge 12 b. m. 1 Jan 1860 Libertyville, IA m. Rachel (?) age 29 231849 m. Thomas EasterNancy Moore b. 11 May 1840 d. 17 Children on Train: Jan 1890, buried Pilot Rock Mary Melvina b. 1851 m. Benjamin Franklin “Ben” 1834231036Cemetery, Umitilla, OR Reason W. Doke, 1 Age 10 , child on train. Isaac Edwin age 7 b. 1853 James H. b. 20 Jan 1855 234101736Auta/Aistie A. Miller m. John IA m.1 Amanda Cope NE,,, m. Minnie A. Pruitt 18342322Arrasmith, m.2 Elizaba Wood Alice, Infant 22 Harriet Eleanor b. 1854 IA m. Raley, Andrew young son of 723Neely, Tim(?) J. Leanard Reed, Rebecca and William (Although no first name is Martha Alice/Patsy b. 1856 IA Moore, Mary Jane Rebecca 23mentioned, I believe this be be Tim m. George Stowell Raley’s orphaned 22Neely who married Susan Jane Lucinda Arietta age 2 b. 1860 granddaughter. 23Stotts in Dec. 1862 after they IA m. James K.H. Storey. arrived in OR. Double wedding with Elizabeth b. 25 Jul 1862 near Rayburn – See Thomas Paul step sister Mary Elizabeth Kennedy.) 2331Wagners PassFamily , d. 3 Aug 1862 at Lane’s Grove, near 7Newman Family 23317 RedhefflerGray’s Lake Idaho. , Newman, Tom d. 10 Aug near McGuire, Mary Jane Fitzimmons Possibly the William Redhener, part Massacre Rocks, Power Co., ID in Paul widow of their son John Paul, of whose journal was published in the Indian battle. His body was not deceased. She m.2 John G. Washington Statesman, Walla 2recovered. McGuire. See McGuire family for Walla, WA 4 Oct. 1862 159Newman, Mrs. their children. 155 Newman children unnamed. Rounceville Family (as 7213 Ronsevills) Rayburn, Mary, 77Ocherman Rounceville, Nathan Traveling with the Paul family to join brother in Oregon. m. Nancy Cummins Harvey 7Orndorf m.1 Harvey 7 m.2 Nathan Rounceville Piper 7(Said to be sister of Polly Cummins, Paul Outfit 22but did not find her in the family From Fremont, Mahaska Co., IA. Raley Party records.) Leaving thereon May 1. Settled in From Nebraska City, Nebraska. Walla Walla, WA on Dry Creek. Four wagons drwn by mule and 7Zaring, Kennedy and other Russell horse teams. Joined Kennedy relatives may have outfitted Company along the way. 97them. Scott (are these brothers?) 5Paul, Joseph Rev. From Fremont, Mahaska Co., IA. Bailey Family 5b. abt. 1806 in WVA d. Spring Began journey Apr. 24. Bailey, G. W. 197531221886 age 79 Scott, Hamilton ,, Bailey, G. W. Mrs.
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Hamilton is the keeper of Scott 233 Journal and was headed for , 5Vennerns, ThomasLuper/Leper/Seaper, George Married but his wife not with him. Eastern Oregon mines. From Marion Co., IA d. 10 Aug near 31Died before 6 Sept. 1862. Massacre Rocks, Idaho, buried Scott, Wilson 31 there . May have belonged to Scott, Robert 7Young Adams or Smart Companies Robert Scott’s journal is found in instead of Kennedy. Name may the Manuscripts’ archive collection 745also be Sherpari. Zaring Family, , of the Idaho Historical Society. It From Fremont, Mahaska Co., IA. appears that Robert Scott returned 31Motes/Moess, William Settled near Walla Walla, WA on , to Iowa. 345820From Washington Co., Iowa d. 10 Dry Creek, Touchet, WA,,,, 7345820Aug 1862 near Massacre Rocks. SlaterZaring, Alvin ,,,, b. 5 Dec. 1837 Hendricks Co.,, IN 77 William , m.1 21 Oct. 1857 Mahaska, Co., IA Samles Paul, Mercy the youngest daughter 137 of Joseph & Mary Cummins Paul. Samlley Deaths in the Kennedy Company Children on 1862 Train Train during the trip. 7Ezra Eli b. 23 Dec 1859 Stanfield Family 13 381, ,Mahaska Co. IA 3Stanfield, Ardly Mr. George Bovee Luella “Ella” b. 10 Sep. 1861 Stanfield, James d. 4 Jul 1862 buried near ndMahaska Co., IA 2 Sargeant, Corporal and Independence Rock — Gun 38 1, ,Zaring, Susan J. Ellis b. 1831 Constabele of Kennedy Comp. discharged accidentally. Hampshire Co., VA, the daughter of David and Sarah Jane Ellis. d. 7 35Stott/Stotts – See John K. 17Elizabeth Paul , (wife of Thomas May 1916. Kennedy Family Paul) d. Jul 1862 age 32 yrs., 7 She was the widow of Eli Zaring b. mos, 27 da. — Complications of 730 Oct. 1830 and d. 31 Oct. 1859 Taylor Outfit Childbirth. Fremont, Mahaska, Co., IA. From Mahaska Co., IA. Ten family In Memory of Elizabeth Paul, from He m. 1 23 Sep. 1852 Mahaska, IA members and two hired men, not McClung Diary Nancy Paul, daughter of Joseph identified. 2 covered wagons and (author J. S.?? or a quote.?? 17and Mary E. Paul who d. 1854 ox teams. Settled near Walla Walla, Child of Eliz Zaring and Nancy Paul WA Friends nor Physicians could not was Nancy Jane b. 1854 who save this mortal body from the 7stayed in Mahaska, Co., with her Taylor Family grave Nor or can the brave confine Zaring Grandparents. 10it here when God demands it to Taylor, Ephram Children of Eli and Susan on the 10appear Taylor, Nancy (his wife) Train. Children of Ephram & Nancy Sarah Alice b. 1856 m. Joshua A. 10For tho it was her lot to die here 32 Ezra age 9 Howard. 10among the Mountains high Christina age 5 August Alverna/Verni (Elina) b. Yet when Gabriel trumpet sail 32 m. J. M Chamer 1859 d. age 5. sound Among the blest she will be 10 Martha Jane m. 2 Thomas Paul 1863 after the found 1012 John Wesley trip. 10 James Madison And while she rests beneath this 10 William B. tree May holy angels watch and see Doubtful Kennedy Company 10That naught disturbs her peaceful These Families and Names were Ephraim Jr. 10day until the dawning of that day. found in journals in connections Albert with the Kennedy Company but 3Mrs. Nancy Townsend d. 3 Aug probably belong to adjacent wagon Townsend Family 1862 ran over by a wagon the day trains that the Kennedy Company From Monroe, Jasper Co., IA. before. Age 21 met up with or were joined with for Drove wagon with ox team and had 5Elizabeth Paul d. 3 Aug 1862 a short period of time for protection. a hired man. Infant daughter of Thomas & 38 1, ,Townsend, Mr. 38Elizabeth Paul. Nancy Townsend Cassady/Sassady, A. J.2 Townsend, Nancy and the Paul infant were buried side May be Bristol Company, statement d. 3 Aug 1862 when she was ran by side. is ambiguous. over by the family wagon during a 3stampede. 35Other Wagon trains Gift. Rev. , Children: Emigrants met along the way that Methodist minister. May have 3 Boy Townsend – 18 mo are mentioned in the diaries. visited Kennedy Comp. From 3Rev. Mr. Miarity5 Girl Townsend – 3 years another company.
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5Mr. McComic 200 more wagons camped with the Wounded at Massacre Rocks June 20 1862 Rev Paul married I KennedyTrain for protection. Kennedy Train Mr. Chester Snider and Miss E. Captain John K. Kennedy 5Fickard. Killed at Massacre Rocks Ephrairn Taylor 35From Kennedy Train: Adams & Smart Trains Mr R. Young, — convicted of Thomas Newman: d. 10 Aug 1862 Miss. Elizabeth Adams —d Aug murder by the Kennedy train and Charles Bulliwinkle, New York 12 from her wounds executed City (had left Kennedy train) T. I. Adams From other trains: Thomas Bradford Newman Train: met Aug 9 William Moses/Motes d. 10 Aug James Crawford Adams Train: met Aug10 South of 1882 From Washington Co., Iowa John Walker Cassady American Falls, Idaho George Sheperi, d. 10 Aug 1862 E. O . Sullivan Smart Train: met Aug 10 South of Iowa City, Iowa John Miller American Falls, Idaho (Horse Train) Z. J. Winter, Iowa City John Paterson headed by Capt Bnstol. Masemo Lepi, St. Paul, Ml (Indian’s had attacked both Adams George W. Adams, Iowa City Smart trains and the member’s of (Captain of the Adams Train) Kennedy train came to rescue them th On Aug 11.
Graves Found along the trail noted in J. S. Mclungs Diary although not part of the Kennedy Company Train we hope
that the notation of these graves may help someone find out what happened to their ancestor
Date Name Place (if known) Information
May 30 Daniel Collard d. 1861 age 26 years
May 31 John 1. Smith d. 22 Feb 1862 kdled by Sew Indians
2 Smith Sons (no names) d. 22 Feb 1862
Hired Hand (no name) d. 22 Feb 1862
June 6 Gramberling Jacob d 25 May 1882 (grave) thJune 6 Fable, Steven d. . 6 1860 22 years
June 9 Moe, Sir. J. d. 25 Jul 1861 age 58
June 13 A. Wilson d. 1 June 1662 age 32 Smo & lOday
June 18 Mrs B. Winters d. 1851 age 50
June 19 Mrs. W B Hamilton from Brenier Co, Iowa d. 8 Jul 1881 age 31 yrs., lOmo. 2 days
June 19 D. S. Foster Decater Co., IN d. 20 Jun 1861 age 47 years
Elvan Ingram from Salem, Iowa d. 23 Jun 1852 age 4 yrs 6 mo.
June2 4 John Walker d. 15 Jun 1852
June 24 Josiah Walker d. 2 Jun 1852 age 32
June 25 Mr Mathew Hollen (next to grave with no marker) d 12 Jun 1862
July 7 Mr George Scott killed 5 July by R. Young d. 5 Jul 1862
July 8 Mr. R. Young (executed by Kennedy d. 8 Jul 1662
Comp for Scoffs murder)
July10 Megraw (2) Brothers in law- Killed by Indians d. 28 Jun 1862
Dog lying on graves wouldn’t leave
July 23 Matan Moarn killed by Indians d. 18 Jul 1882
July 23 Captain Q W. Geane d. 18 Jul 1859 age 50 yr 2 ma.
Aug. 12 G. W. Sanders d. 27 Jul 186233 yrs. (grave)
Elizabeth Adams was buried beside him
Aug. 12 Miss Ways d. ―52‖
Aug. 14 J. M. Oley d. 31 Jul 1881 1 yr. 7mo.
We would like to Thank Family researchers for their help. They welcome queries, additions and collections to their
research and would like to hear from anyone who thinks they may be connect to their families or the Wagon Train.
KENNEDY: Ella Jane Allison McCarley —2501 SW 11th Circle, Battle Ground! WA 98604 -360-666-4853 e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org ELLIS: Marti Ellis Lehman 3585 ~W Lehman PL, Beaverton, OR 503-645-1070 e-mail email@example.com
CUMMINS: Everall Cummins (Everall has also written an article for the Overland Journal about this trip) – ―High Noon
on the Sweetwater‖ The 1882 Capture, Trail and Execution of Young by the Kennedy Wagon Train. Va. 18 #1 Summer 2000 of the overland Journal
MAHAFFEY: Leila Beau
We would like to encourage all descendents to visit both Massacre Rocks State Park near American Falls, Idaho and
the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center in Baker City, OR. Both are very informative and a must see for all descendents
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Trail Journals and Letters
1 Gould, Jane A. Holbrook 1987 Diary of Jane Gould in 1862 Bert Webber, ed. Webb Research Group. 2 Hilman, John C. Photocopy transcript to letter dated 11 Aug 1862. Snake River, and sent to Mrs. Bronson. Included with the copy of the Hamilton Scott diary. Location of original unknown. 3 McClung, John S. The diary of J.S. McClung: Oregon Trail, 1862. Transcribed by students at Lewis and Clark College. Copy used obtained from Cummins family. 4 Merrill, Irving. R. Ed. Bound for Idaho: the 1864 Trail Journal of Julius Merrill. University of Idaho Press, Moscow, Idaho, 1988. 5 Scott, Hamilton Wagon Train West in 1862: Diary of Hamilton Scott, with additional notes by Alvin Zaring, one the party traveling from Fremont, Iowa, to Walla Walla, Washington Territory. Copy used obtained from
Cummins family, unpaged.
6 Anon. Bram Miller. Reminiscences of Oregon Pioneers. Compilers: Pioneer Ladies Club, Pendleton, OR.
East Oregonian Publishing Co., Pendleton, Oregon. 7 Barnes, Hettie Cummins List 8 Cummins, Robert 1901 Reminiscences. Incorporated in: Zola Burnap Irwins Westward Ho., with the Cummins Family. Submitted to the Jonas Babcock Chapter DAR, NT. No 646356 West
3902 Longfellow Ave. Spokane, WA 99205 9 McGuire Fitzsimmons, Martha – 1942 Pioneers daughters thrilled by talks. Typescript taken from East Washingtonion, Pomeroy, Washington, Nov 12, 1942 10 Olsen, Phillip O. Covered Wagon Real to Her. Typescript from a poor newspaper copy by Marjorie Mile.
No other information. 11 Garlington, Ellen Paul 1976 Recollections of a six month trek across the plains and mountains from
Iowa to Oregon. Boulder Colorado Genealogical Society 9 (2) 23-27 Dictated in 1963, year of her death and recorded by her daughter Sue Garlington Cole. 12 Maxon, Mary Elizabeth Paul, 1941 Wagon train emigrant here since 1862 has anniversary. Newspaper clipping not identified. 13 Estes, Lousa J. Paul Reminiscences of Mrs. Louisa J. Estes at age 75 of her trip across the
plains over the Old Oregon Trail, by ox team in 1862. Typescript. No further identification. 14 Raley, J.H. Colonel History of Umatilla Country. Compilers: Pioneer Ladies Club, Pendleton, Oregon,
1937. Reminiscences of Oregon Pioneers. East Oregonian Publishing Co., Pendleton, Oregon 15 Thiel, Margaret A. Stotts Stirring tales of trip west. Typescript taken from East Washingtonian, Pomeroy,
Washington. From 3 issues, no month and dates given. 16 Name of Newspaper not available. 17 Howard, Sarah Zaring The covered wagon and personal reminiscences. Typescript of talk given to Garfield Woman’s Club. Circa 1932.
Histories and other published articles
18 Yesterday Roll Call: Statistical data and genealogical facts from cemeteries in Baker, Sherman and
Umatilla Counties, in Oregon. Vol. 1 Genealogical Forum of Portland, Oregon. Anon., 1970 19 Hines, H. K. An Illustrated history of the State of Washington. The Lewis Publishing Co., Chicago, 1894 20 Irwin, Zola Burnap Touchet as Grandpa knew it. Burwin Publications, West 3902 Longfellow Ave.
Spokane, WA 99205 1989 21 Webber. Bert, Oregon Trail: Emigrant Massacre of 1862. Webb Research Group, 1987
Descendents of Kennedy Company Emigrants supplying Literature and Research
22 Caviness, Goldie Mae Raley - Raley descendent 114 NE Cedar, College Place, WA 509-524-3414 23 Miles, Marjorie Ellis - Ellis Descendent 316 15th Ave S., Nampa, Idaho 83651 24 John Knox Kennedy. Bible Record of John K. Kennedy Transcript made by Grace Ellis Woodward in the
possession of Ella Jane McCarley. 25 Family Research and Records of Ella Jane Allison McCarley — The John K Kennedy Family: 2501 SW 11th Circle, Battle Ground, WA 98604 360-666-4853
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26 Family Research and Records of Grace Ellis Woodward — deceased – The Samuel Ellis Family in the
possession of Don Woodward. 27 Family research and records of Mart! Ellis Lehman — The Ellis Ellis Family 3585 NW Lehman PL. Beaverton, OR 28 Family Research and Records of Everall Cummins — The Robert Cummins Family 29 Family Research and Records of Leila Beall — The Samuel Mahaffey Family 30 Mahaffey, Samuel A. His Life Journal — unpublished and in the possession of Leila Beall, his Gt.
31 Scott, Robert Robert Scott’s Trip to Washington with Oxen in 1862 reproduced from the Manuscripts Archives Collections of the Idaho Historical Society. 32 1879 US Federal Census, Walla Walla Co ,WA 33 Newspaper Clipping — no name or date. 34 Anon. In Oregon Pioneers, 1937, 17, 1880 35 Union (newspaper) 1862 Oct. 28, Quincy, IL 36 Raley in Oregon Pioneers, 1937 37 In: Webbar 1989: 1937 38 McComas Journal 39 Franawas, 1990
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