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Reconstruction of Roster of 1862

KENNEDY COMPANY

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 p
ans in those covered
wagons the Kennedy Company brought the structure of civilization and a sense of History. On August 9
th
,
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 cr
ossed 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 recorde
d 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 Wood
son 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 informatio
n 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


Algoods
7


Arthing
7

From Fremont, Mahaska Co., IA


Bailey, G. W
5

-
See Raley Party



Bailey Family
7

Bailey, Tim
5

Bailey, Mrs. Tim
5

Bai
ley Children:


Infant:

b. 17 June 1862


A day west of Chimney Rock
5


Beck, Lewis
31

From Femont, Mahaska Co. Iowa


Bovee Family

Bovee, George


From Jefferson Co.

Iowa


From Wapello Co., Iowa

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d. 4 July 1862 when his gun
accidentally discharged
3
,
5

Bovee, Mrs.
17

Children:


Son age 5/6

17


(
2 or 3 children?)
17


Bowell
7


Bowman
7


Bullwinkle, Charles
1

Was a member of the Kennedy
train. He became impatient and
disregarding any advice concerning
the
Indian danger, left the train July
25. Moving on in advance of the
group he finally joined up with the
Adams train who were intending to
wait for the Kennedy train. The
Kennedy train had not reached
them when they were attacked by
Indians. Mr. Bullwinkle

was shot 8
times.

1


Clark



See Raley Party


Collins, Dr. DY
.
3
,
9



No family but a wagon with a fine
team.


Coons, W.H
3



Creamer, J. W.
3


Orderly Sergeant of Kennedy
Comp.


Culberson/Cubberson, Ed

Rev.
3


Lt. Orderly of Kennedy Comp.
Captain of splitter company after
Green River, 20 Jul 1862


Cummins Family
7
,
28


Started with the Kennedy train
then joined the Culberson Train 31
Jul. From Mahaska Co. Iowa.
Traveled with ox drawn wagon,
arrived in Washington on 28 Sep.
and settled first southeast of Walla
Walla on Russell Creek.

Cumm
ins, Robert
7

b. 21 Apr 1830, Monroe Co., WVA.
Son of Woodson Cummins and
Nancy Ellison d. 8 May 1915
Touchet, Walla Walla, WA. Judge
of Kennedy Train.
28

m. 1
Lucretia Meyers

20
,
28

12 May 1851 in IN.

Children who made trip:


Jessie
b. 17 Jan 1853

Mahaska Co., IA
20
,
28

Woodson

b. 6 Jul 1855


Mahaska Co., IA d. 1941
20
,
28

m. Jemina Jane Weaver
20
,
28

William Henderson


b. 27 Feb 1857 Mahaska,
20

Co. IA m. Delilah Jan
e Cummins,
dau. of Daniel Cummins of
Touchet, said not to be related.
20

James Madison
b. 6 Jan 1858
Mahaska Co., IA

m.1 Adelaide Byme 14 Sep 1878
m. 2 Olive Colwel Lee
20

Nancy

b. 28 Oct 1861

Mahaska,
Co., IA
20

m. Cyrus Jacobs.
20

Robert Cummins then married:

m2.


Harriet Ann Fletcher Files,
widow of Robert Files who was also
on the trip.
28
(See Fil
es Family)

m.3 Cynthia Cherry
20

m.4 Frances J. Swope (div)
20

m.5 Susannah Myers Ritchie a
sister of first wife.
20


Cummire, Jordoff R.

3

Justice of Peace of the Kennedy
Company..


Cunningham
7


Deitrich
7


DeLong
5
,
7


Dole
7


Ellis Family

7
,
26
,
27

Sarah Jane Farmer Ellis

b. 10 Gr 1805 Hampshire, Co. VA
d. 23 Apr 1873 Walla Walla, WA.
Widow of David Ellis.
27


Children on the 1862 Train


Susan France Ellis Zaring

b. 1 Jan 1831 Hampshire Co. VA


Widow of Eli Zaring d. 1860
Mahaska Co., IA.
27

(See Zaring Family for children)

Ellis, Samuel G.

b. 27 Sep 1832
Hampshire Co.,

VA

d. 8 Feb 1904, Dayton, Columbia
Co., WA
26

m. 8 May 1856 Mahaska Co.,
IA
26

Rhoda Ann Kennedy
b. 15 Apr
1836
24


Hancock Co., IN dau. of
Capt. John K. Kennedy
& Sarah
Steele Kennedy
24

Children on the 1862 Train

John Morris

b. 23 Jun 1857
Mahaska Co., IA
26

Mary Rosetta
b. 24 Dec 1861

Mahaska, Co., IA
26

Ellis, Ellis E
benezer
b. 13 Jun
1836 Hampshire Co., VA d. 2
Dec. 1920
27

m.
Eliza Jane
Zaring

(sister of Eli Zaring)
27



Children on 1862 Train

John Rogers
b. 19 Nov 1861
Mahaska Co., IA d. 19 Aug
1863 Wal
la Walla, WA
27

Charles Francis
b. 13 Jul
1862

at Lander’s Cutoff,
Sweetwater River.

3
,
27

Ellis, Hiram Lee
b. 7 Oct 1830
Allegany, MD
.

27

Ellis, Sarah C.
b. 7 Dec 1841
Allegany, MD
27

Ellis, Henry Clay
b. 5 Mar 1844
Allegany, MD
27


Espsy
7


Files Family
7
,
11

Files, Robert
b. 12 May 1835, Iowa

b. 12 May 1835 Iowa
11

m.
Harriet Ann Fletcher

7 May
1855, Oskaloosa, Iowa
20


m.2 Rober
t Cummins d. 34 Dec



1893 Milton, OR
20

Children on 1862 train:


Elizabeth
20


Alice
20


George

b. 8 Feb 1861, Iowa
20


Forebush/F
arbush, George
7
,
31


Goyer
7


Hale
5
,
3


Hale/Hall, Buckskin
5
,
3

Captain
after Kennedy resigned. (This may
be Mesac Hale, husband of John K.
Kennedy’s siter Jane Kennedyas
we know they came to OR.)
24


Hathaway
7


Hill, Stephen
7


Hillman/Hilman, John C.
3
,
7

(later addition) His name is
included in Cummins list, but he
wrote a letter Aug 11 and it appears
he was with the Bristol Comp. H
e
may have traveled with both trains.


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Hoover Family
7

Hoover, Mr.
7

Hoover, Mrs
.
5


Hunter, A.
7

(later addition) Scott
speaks of h
im only as A. Hunter: he
may be Andrew J. Hunder who
traveled with adjacent Adams,
Smart and Jack Trains or a different
man belonging to the Kennedy
Company. If it is Andrew Hunter,
he was from Iowa City, Iowa and
died near Massacre Rocks, 9 Aug
1862 in t
he Indian attack and he is
buried there.


James, Joseph W
.


a youth
5
,
7


Jones, Lem
31


Kennedy Outfit
3
,
5
,
7
,
31

This party left Mahaska Co., Iowa
on 5 May with provisions for four
months: distination LaGrande, OR.
9 family members (include
s Rhoda
Ann Kennedy Ellis, wife of Samuel
Ellis traveling with the Ellis party), a
hired hand (name unknown). There
were 9 other families with the
Kennedy outfit that was formed in
Mahaska Co., Iowa. Known are
families of: Ellis Ellis, Samuel Ellis,
Joh
n McGuire, Paul Family.
15

Kennedy Family

The outfit included: 2 wagons, 1
drawn by mules, 1 by oxen. At the
beginning of the trip all of the
daughter’s had saddle horses but
they died so the girls walked the
rest of the wa
y.
15

Kennedy, John Knox Captain

b. 29 May 1811 Greene Co., TN
son of Samuel & Francis
Kennedy.
24

To Hancock Co., IN 1831, Morgan
Co., IL 1840, Wapello Co., IA 1849,
Mahaska Co., IA 1853 and o
ver the
Oregon Trail in 1862.
25
m. 1 7 Oct
1830 Sarah Sally)Steele

who d.
Aug 1845 Morgan Co., IL
24

Children on 1862 train.

Ellis, Rhoda Ann Kennedy

b. 15
Apr. 1836 Hancock Co., IN
24
m.
Samuel G. Ellis
(See Ellis family
for more information)

Kennedy
,
Mary Elizabeth
b. 25
May 1842 Morgan Co., IL
24

m.
Alanson/Alfred Allison 25 Dec
1862, Baker City, Baker, OR.
24


m.2 19 April 1849 Wapello Co., IA
24
Sarah McGuire Stotts

(

she the sister of John McGuire
and widow of John Stotts.)
25


b. in KY and Midwife of the
Kennedy Comp. Train.

Childre
n by John Stotts on train.


Stotts, Cassie
15

Stotts, Margaret A
. b. 19 Mar
1846 Wapello, IA
15

m.1 Will Ewing 1864 Walla Walla,
WA
15

m. 2. F.W. Theil 1884
15

Stotts, Susan Jane
15

m. Tim Neely 25 Dec. 1862
Baker City, OR
25

Son of Sarah McGuire Stotts and
John K. Kennedy


Kennedy, John Henry


b. 1 Apr 1850 Wapello Co., I
A
24


Graduated Willamette University
in 1871 with a MD degree.
25

m. 1 Mary Jane Sheets
25


3 children died infants
25

m.2 Nancy Ann Steen Halpenny
25


Children: Faith, Ruby, Bliss
25


Little
7


Macky/Mackay, Thomas
7


Mahffrey Family
30

Mahffey, Margaret McAdoo

b. 13 Dec 1813 TN dua of Finley
Stewart McAdoo and Harriet Mater.

m. John Lincoln Mahaffey 18 Beb
1834 Parke Co., IN
29

who d. 23 Aug
1857 Mahaska Co. IA.
29

Children on Train. They settled in
Union Co., OR
30

Mahaffey, Samuel

b. 2 Aug 1845
served Civil War m. Martha
Alberson 22 Nov 1869 La
Grande, Union Co., OR.
30

Mahaffey, Pierce A
. b
. 25 Jan
1834 d. 18 Feb 1888 m. unknown
and 1 child
29
NFK

Mahaffey, Margaret A
. b. 29 Jan
1850 d. 21 Aug 1889 Mahaska
Co., Iowa age 12 in 1882. m.
Judge L.O. Sterns.
29

Margaret moved back to I
owa in
1890 to live with her son Robert
who did not make the trip until her
death 26 Jan 1902.
29


Mard
7


Mateker
3


McClung, John Scott
3

From Dahlonega, Wapello Co.,
Iowa leaving there 24Apr. 1862.
Wrote the McClung Diary.
3

Died
age 48 unmarried in a mining
accident in Butte MT.
23


McCormick Family
7

Mr. McCormick
7

Mrs. McCormick
7


Small boy McCormick(?)
3


McGuire Family
5

From Fremont, Mahaska Co., IA.
5
Ten family members trip.

2 Wagons, 1 with Ox team, 1 with
Mule team and cows for change off.
Settled near Walla Walla, Wa on
Russell Creek.
9
,
11
,
13

McGuire, John Garrett

b. KY,
brother of Sarah McGuire Stotts
Kennedy, the wife of John K.
Kennedy.
25

McGuire was the
organizer of the Kennedy party and
it’s 2
nd

Lt..
23

m. Marth
a Kirkpatrick who d. 8 May
1856.
22


Children of John & Martha on 1862
Train. There is no mention in any
of the Diaries or resources of the 2
eldest sons of John and Martha
being on the train but we are sure
they were.

McGu
ire, William Harvey

b. 14
Apr 1843 m. 1869 Samantha
Roberts, Walla Walla, WA.
23


Son McGuire

age 19
23


Son McGuire

age 16
23

McGuire, Solomon Anderson
b.
8 Oct

1846 m. 1877 Mary
Roberts
23

McGuire, Mary Elizabeth
(Lizzie)
b. 9 Mar. 1849
23

McGuire, Martha Jane
b. 14 Nov
1852 Ottumwa, Wapello Co.
Iowa
9

m. Charles W.
Fitz
simmons, 7 Nov 1875 Walla
Walla, WA
9

m.2 abt. 1853

9

Mary Jane Fitzimmons Paul
who
was b. PA
.
She was the widow of
John Paul who died about 1850.

Children of John and Mary Jane
Paul who wer
e with the McGuire
23
Family were.

Paul, Mary Elizabeth (Lizzie)
b.
9 Oct. 1849 Mahaska Co. IA d.
12 Apr 1846
12

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Walla, WA m. 18 Jul 1864
Samuel R. Maxon.
12

Paul, Luellenn/Ellen
b. 24 Nov
1852 in Dahlonga, IA m. John J.
Garlington.
11

Paul, Eveline/Eve
b. abt 1854 In
IA m. A. B. Robley
11
Son of John
G. McGuire and Mary Jane
Fitzsimmons Pa
ul McGuire
9

McGuire, John Wesley

b. 17
Oct 1859 Mahaska Co., Iowa
9
,
23
,


Miller Family

7
later addition)

From Fremont, Mahaska Co.
, Iowa.
Drove a wagon and ox team in the
beginning. A horse and cow in the
end. Settled in Umitlla Co., OR.
15
,
34

Miller, Abram Augustus “Abe”

b. 30 Apr 1836 Henry Co., IN d. 31
May 1913 buri
ed Pilot Rock
Cemetery, Umitilla, OR
18
,
34


m. 1 Jan 1860 Libertyville, IA
Nancy Moore

b. 11 May 1840 d. 17
Jan 1890, buried Pilot Rock
Cemetery, Umitilla, OR
18
,
34

1
child on train.

Auta/Aistie A. Miller

m. John
Arrasmith
18
,
34



Neely, Tim(?)
7

(
Although no first name is
mentioned, I b
elieve this be be Tim
Neely who married Susan Jane
Stotts in Dec. 1862 after they
arrived in OR. Double wedding with
step sister Mary Elizabeth
Kennedy.)


Newman Family
7

Newman, Tom
d. 10 Aug near
Massacre Rocks, Power Co
., ID in
the Indian battle. His body was not
recovered.
2

Newman, Mrs.

15

5 Newman

children unnamed.
15



Ocherman
7


Orndorf
7


Paul Outfit
7

From Fremont, Mahaska Co., IA.
Leaving thereon May 1. Settled in
Walla Walla, WA on Dry Creek.
Zaring, Kennedy and other
relatives may have outfitted
them.
9

Paul, Joseph Rev.

b. abt. 1806 in WVA d. Spring
1886 age 79
19

Pastor of Kennedy Train. M. 25
Aug 1824
11

Mary/Polly Cummins
19

b. 6 Dec
1805 dau of Rob
ert Cummins
and Delphia Ballard.
23

D. 13 Feb
1887 Walla Walla, WA. Mt. View
Cemetery.
23

Children of Rev. Joseph and
Mary Cummins on 1862 Train

Zaring, Mercy Paul
.m.
Alvin

Zaring

shortly befor
e crossing
the plains. (see Zaring family).

Paul, Thomas Rev.
b. 9 Dec
1828 Monroe Co., VA.

m.1 in 1849


Elizabeth Mortimore
19

She
died in childbirth 27 Jul 1862
near Wagner Pass and was
buried there.
5

Children of
Thomas and Elizabeth on 1862
Train.

Louisa Jane
a
15
,
34
ge 12
b. 1849 m. Thomas
Easter
23

Mary Melvina
b. 1851 m.
Reason W. Doke
23

Isaac Edwin age 7 b. 1853
IA
23

m.1 Amanda Cope
m.2 Elizaba Wood
23

Harriet Eleanor
b.

1854 IA m.
J. Leanard Reed
23
,

Martha Alice/Pat
sy
b. 1856 IA
m. George Stowell
23

Lucinda Arietta
age 2 b. 1860
IA m. James K.H. Storey.
23

Elizabeth
b. 25 Jul 1862 near
Wagners Pass
23
,
31

d. 3 Aug
1862 at Lane’s Grove, near
Gray’s Lake Idaho.
23
,
31

McGuire, Mary Jane Fitzimmons
Paul
widow of their son John Paul,
deceased. She m.2 John G.
McGuire. See McGuire family

for
their children.
9


Rayburn, Mary
2
,
13

Traveling with the Paul family to join
brother in Oregon.


Piper
7


Raley Party
22

From Nebraska City, Nebraska.
Four wagons drwn by mule and
horse teams. Joined Kennedy
Company along the way.


Bailey Family
5

Bailey, G. W.
5

Bailey, G. W. Mrs.
22


Bailey Children:


3 names unknown
22


Clark Family
22

Clark, Fred
22

Clark, Mrs. Fred
22


Clark, Inf
ant
22


Raley Family
7
,
22

Left home in March 1862 with two
horses and mule drawn wagons.
Went to Portland, OR then settled
in Umitilla Co. 1864
5
,
18
,
22
,
36

Raley
,
Rebecca

d. 1863 Portland
OR the widow of William Raley who
died bef. 1862. She was the leader
of Raley Party.
22

Raley, Jonathan

age, 33 son of
and Rebecca Raley d. 25 Apr
1877 Umitilla Co., OR body
transferred to Waitsburg, WA
cemetery.
22
,
36


m. Rachel (?)

age 29
18


Children on Train:



Benjamin Franklin “Ben”



Age 10
10
,
36

James H
. b. 20 Jan 1855
NE
4
,
10
,
17
,
36

m. Minnie A. Pruitt



Alice,

Infant
22

Raley, Andrew
22

young son of
Rebecca and William

Moore, Mary Jane
Rebecca
Raley’s orphaned
granddaugh
ter.
22


Rayburn


See Thomas Paul
Family


Redheffler
7

Possibly the William Redhener, part
of whose journal was published in
Washington Statesman, Walla
Walla, WA 4 Oct. 1862


Rounceville Fami
ly (as
Ronsevills)
7

Rounceville, Nathan
7

m. Nancy Cummins Harvey

m.1 Harvey

m.2 Nathan Rounceville

(Said to be sister of Polly Cummins,
but did not find her in the family
records.)


Russell
7


Scott (
are these brothers?)
7

From Fremont, Mahaska Co., IA.
Began journey Apr. 24.

Scott, Hamilton
7
,
5
,
31

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Hamilton is the keeper of Scott
Journal and was headed for
Eastern Oregon mines.
5

Scott, Wilson
31

Scott, Robert
31

Robert Scott’s journal is found
in
the Manuscripts’ archive collection
of the Idaho Historical Society. It
appears that Robert Scott returned
to Iowa.


Slater
7


Samles
7


Samlley
7


Stanfield Fa
mily
7

Stanfield, Ardly
1
,
3
,
8

Stanfield, James

2
nd

Sargeant, Corporal and
Constabele of Kennedy Comp.

1,
3
,
8


Stott/Stotts



See John K.
Kennedy Family


Taylor Outfit
7

From Mahaska Co., IA. Ten family
members and two hired men, not
identified. 2 covered wagons and
ox teams. Settled near Walla Walla,
WA


Taylor Family
7

Taylor, Ephram
10

Taylor, Nancy
(his wife)
10

Children of Ephram & Nancy


Ezra

age 9
10


Christina

age 5
10


m. J. M Chamer


Martha Jane
10


John Wesley
10


James Madison
10


William B.
10


Ephraim Jr.
10


Albert
10


Townsend Family
3

From Monroe, Jasper Co., IA.
Drove wagon with ox team and had
a hired man.
5

Townsend, Mr.

1,
3
,
8

Townsend, Nancy
2

d. 3 Aug 1862 when she was ran
over by the family wagon during a
stampede.
3

Children:


Boy Townsend



18 mo
3


Girl Townsend



3 years
3


Vennerns, Thomas
2
,
3

Married but his wife not with him.
Died before 6 Sept. 1862.


Young
7


Zaring Family
4
,
5
,
7

From Frem
ont, Mahaska Co., IA.
Settled near Walla Walla, WA on
Dry Creek, Touchet, WA
3
,
4
,
5
,
8
,
20

Zaring, A
lvin
3
,
4
,
5
,
8
,
20

b. 5 Dec. 1837 Hendricks Co.,, IN

m.1 21 Oct. 1857 Mahaska, Co., IA
Paul, Mercy

the youngest daughter
of Joseph & Mary Cummins Paul.
13


Children on 1862 Train

Ezra Eli

b. 23 Dec 1859
Mahaska Co. IA
13

Luella “Ella”

b. 10 Sep. 1861
Mahaska Co., IA

Zaring, Susan J. Ellis
b.
1831
Hampshire Co., VA, the daughter of
David and Sarah Jane Ellis. d. 7
May 1916.
17

She was the widow of Eli Zaring b.
30 Oct. 1830 and d. 31 Oct.

1859
Fremont, Mahaska, Co., IA.

He m. 1
23 Sep. 1852 Mahaska, IA
Nancy

Paul, daughter of Joseph
and Mary E. Paul who d. 1854
17

Child of Eliz Zaring and Nancy Paul
was Nancy Jane b. 1854 who
stayed in Mahaska, Co., with her
Zaring Grandparents.

Children of Eli and Susan on the
Train.

Sarah Al
ice

b. 1856 m. Joshua
A. Howard.
32

August Alverna/Verni (Elina)

b.
1859 d. age 5.
32


m. 2 Thomas Paul 1863 after the
trip.
12


Doubtful Kennedy Company

These F
amilies and Names were
found in journals in connections
with the Kennedy Company but
probably belong to adjacent wagon
trains that the Kennedy Company
met up with or were joined with for
a short period of time for protection.


Cassady/Sassady, A. J
.
38

May be Bristol Company, statement
is ambiguous.


Gift. Rev.
3
,
5

Methodist minister. May have
visited Kennedy Comp. From
another company.


Luper/Leper/Seaper, Geor
ge
3

From Marion Co., IA d. 10 Aug near
Massacre Rocks, Idaho, buried
there . May have belonged to
Adams or Smart Companies
instead of Kennedy. Name may
also be Sherpari.


Motes/Moess, William
1
,
3

From Washington Co., Iowa d. 10
Aug 1862 near Massacre Rocks.



William
7
,
8
,
9
,
10
,
11
,
12
,
13
,
14
,
15
,
16
,

17
,
18
,
19
,
20
,
21
,
22
,
23
,
24
,
25
,
26
,
27
,
28
,
29
,
30
,
31
,
32
,
33
,
34
,
35
,
36
,
37
,
38
,
39

Deaths in the Kennedy Company

Train during the trip.


Mr. George B
ovee
3

d. 4 Jul 1862 buried near

Independence Rock


Gun

discharged accidentally.


Elizabeth Paul

3
,
5
(wife of Thomas

Paul) d. Jul 1862 age 32 yrs., 7

mos, 27
da.


Complications of

Childbirth.

In Memory of Elizabeth Paul, from

McClung Diary

(author J. S.?? or a quote.??


Friends nor Physicians could not

save this mortal body from the

grave Nor or can the brave confine
it here when God demands it to
appear


For

tho it was her lot to die here

among the Mountains high

Yet when Gabriel trumpet sail

sound Among the blest she will be

found


And while she rests beneath this

tree May holy angels watch and see

That naught disturbs her peaceful

day until the dawning of t
hat day.


Mrs. Nancy Townsend

d. 3 Aug

1862 ran over by a wagon the day

before. Age 21

Elizabeth Paul

d. 3 Aug 1862

Infant daughter of Thomas &

Elizabeth Paul. Nancy Townsend
and the Paul infant were buried side

by side.


Other Wagon trains

Emigrants met
along the way that

are mentioned in the diaries.

Rev. Mr. Miarity
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Mr. McComic
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June 20 1862 Rev Paul married I
Mr. Chester Snider and Miss E.
Fickard.
5

Mr R.
Young
3
,
5



convicted of
murder by the Kennedy train and

executed


Newman Train:

met Aug 9

Adams Train:

met Aug10 South of
American Falls, Idaho

Smart Train:

met Aug 10 South of
American Falls
, Idaho (Horse Train)
headed by Capt Bnstol.

(Indian’s had attacked both Adams
Smart trains and the member’s of
Kennedy train came to rescue them
On Aug 11
th
.

200 more wagons camped with the
KennedyTrain for protection.


Killed at Massacre Rocks

From Kenn
edy Train:

Thomas Newman
: d. 10 Aug 1862

Charles Bulliwinkle
, New York
City (had left Kennedy train)

From other trains:

William Moses/Motes

d. 10 Aug

1882 From Washington Co., Iowa

George Sheperi,

d. 10 Aug 1862

Iowa City, Iowa

Z. J. Winter
, Iowa City

M
asemo Lepi
, St. Paul, Ml

George W. Adams,

Iowa City

(Captain of the Adams Train)


Wounded at Massacre Rocks

Kennedy Train

Captain John K. Kennedy

Ephrairn Taylor

Adams & Smart Trains

Miss. Elizabeth Adams


d Aug
12 from her wounds

T. I. Adams

Thomas Bra
dford

James Crawford

John Walker Cassady

E. O . Sullivan

John Miller

John Paterson




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 n
ames)

d. 22 Feb 1862


Hired Hand (no name)

d. 22 Feb 1862

June 6


Gramberling Jacob

d 25 May 1882 (grave)

June 6

Fable, Steven


d. . 6
th

1860 22 years

June 9

Moe, Sir. J.


d. 25 Ju
l 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

Ju
ne 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. Sa
nders


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.

Family Researche
rs:

KENNEDY:

Ella Jane Allison McCarley

2501 SW 11th Circle, Battle Ground! WA 98604
-
360
-
666
-
4853 e
-
mail
jaymccarley1@comcast.net

ELLIS:

Marti Ellis Lehman 3585 ~W Lehman PL, Beaverton, OR 503
-
645
-
1070 e
-
mail
timarti@comcast.net

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 t
he 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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REFERENCES

Trail Journals and Letters




1

Gould, Jane A.

Holbrook
1987 Diary of Jane Gould in 1862
Be
rt 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 dia
ry 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.


R
eminiscences


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
: Zol
a 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 E
ast
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 tak
en 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 M
assacre 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 Descenden
t 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 F
amily
: 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 Ell
is 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.

Granddaughter.


Other Sources


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