Thursday, September 28, 2017

1853 Relatives on the Oregon Trail


Yesterday I wrote about my 3rd gt-grandfather, Seth Hayes, who traveled the Oregon Trail in 1853. In March I wrote about his daughter, Huldah (Hayes) Bond, my 2nd gt-grandmother who was in that same wagon train. It was in February when I wrote about Seth's wife, Lydia (Jewett) Hayes, who naturally was also on that wagon train.

I feel very fortunate to have had access to a printed transcription of a diary kept by my 2nd gt-granduncle, George W. Bond from that trip from Iowa to Oregon in 1853. I made a digital transcription of the diary and posted it on my genealogy website: http://www.joanneskelton.com/e198.htm He used an account book and wrote one line per day. It mentioned only a few people, but many geographical features. I took his diary and maps of the known Oregon Trail and created my own 1853 Trail Map on a modern day map. I added quotes from the diary on the map also. I was also fortunate in that an agent along the trail at the Umatilla Agency made a listing of the people on the wagon trains who passed that way in 1853. Then it was printed in the Oregonian newspaper from Portland Oregon in October of 1853. The list has not been found, but the newspaper article is still available and an Oregon Trail researcher has published that list in a more easily read format. It gives the name of the head of household, if there was a wife and how many sons and how many daughters. The date showing my family's train, August 28, matched the entry in the diary. I was glad to find that the names also matched the family research I had done.

Here is a listing of the family members who traveled in that wagon train showing their name, year and state of birth and relationship.

Name
Born
Relationship
John Bond
1797 - Kentucky
3rd gt-grandfather
Sarah (Chastain) Bond
1797 - Virginia
3rd gt-grandmother
William Bond
1816 - Kentucky
2nd gt-granduncle
Hannah (Hayes) Bond
1821 - Ohio
2nd gt-grandaunt
Seth Hayes Bond
1845 - Iowa
1st cousin 3 times removed
James Monroe Bond
1847 - Iowa
1st cousin 3 times removed
Ebenezer Bond
1850 - Iowa
1st cousin 3 times removed
Emma Augusta Bond
1853 - Oregon Trail
1st cousin 3 times removed
George W. Bond
1818 - Kentucky
2nd gt-granduncle
Elizabeth (Stillwell) Bond
1821 - Kentucky
1st cousin 4 times removed
William Harrison Bond
1841 - Iowa
1st cousin 3 times removed
Benjamin Franklin Bond
1842 - Iowa
1st cousin 3 times removed
Sarah A. Bond
1845 - Iowa
1st cousin 3 times removed
Amanda J. Bond
1847 - Iowa
1st cousin 3 times removed
James Madison Bond
1849 - Iowa
1st cousin 3 times removed
Solomon Bond
1819 - Kentucky
2nd gt-grandfather
Huldah (Hayes) Bond
1827 - Ohio
2nd gt-grandmother
Lydia Ann Bond
1843 - Iowa
gt-grandaunt
William Henry Bond
1847 - Iowa
gt-granduncle
Mary Louisa Bond
1849 - Iowa
gt-grandaunt
Susan Augusta Bond
1852 - Iowa
gt-grandaunt
Isaac Silas Davis
1827 - Tennessee

Rebecca (Bond) Davis
1823 - Indiana
2nd gt-grandaunt
James Nelson Davis
1849 - Iowa
1st cousin 3 times removed
Laura Ann Davis
1850 - Iowa
1st cousin 3 times removed
Martha Luella Davis
1852 - Iowa
1st cousin 3 times removed
Nelson Davis
1826 - Tennessee

Elizabeth (Bond) Davis
1830 - Illinois
2nd gt-grandaunt
Rebecca Ann Davis
1847 - Iowa
1st cousin 3 times removed
William A Davis
1849 - Iowa
1st cousin 3 times removed
Albert Daniel Davis
1851 - Iowa
1st cousin 3 times removed
Susan Olive Davis
1853 - Iowa
1st cousin 3 times removed
Seth Hayes
c1785 - New York
3rd gt-grandfather
Lydia (Jewett) Hayes
1793 - New Hampshire
3rd gt-grandmother
Ebenezer Hayes
1829 - Ohio
2nd gt-granduncle
Sybil Ann Hayes
1831 - Ohio
2nd gt-grandaunt
Priscilla Hayes
1837 - Indiana
2nd gt-grandaunt
Reuben Jewett
1824 - Ohio

Lydia L (Hayes) Jewett
1824 - Ohio
2nd gt-grandaunt
Fernando Jewett
1852 - Iowa
1st cousin 3 times removed
Seth Whipple Hayes
1825 - Ohio
2nd gt-granduncle
Polly (Stillwell) Hayes
1832 - Indiana
1st cousin 4 times removed
Daniel James Hayes
1850 - Iowa
1st cousin 3 times removed
Seth Stephen Hayes
1852 - Iowa
1st cousin 3 times removed
Peter Wycoff
1831 - Ohio

Jane (Stillwell) Wycoff
c1830 - Indiana
1st cousin 4 times removed


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