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1847 Wagon Train from St. Joseph, MO to Oregon via Barlow Trail

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1847 Wagon Train from St. Joseph, MO to Oregon via Barlow Trail

Posted: 15 Oct 2002 7:07PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 26 Aug 2003 9:55PM GMT
Surnames: SHELTON, MILLER, FORGEY, FITZGERALD, BILYEU, CYRUS, CRABTREE, THOMAS, TURNER, CURL, MONTGOMERY,HUNT,RICHARDSON
I am interested in finding someone who is a descendant of the Shelton, Cyrus, Bilyeu, etc. families who traveled the Oregon Trail from St. Joseph, MO and wound up in Linn County, Scio, Oregon area in 1847. These families left MO on April 15, 1847 and arrived in Oregon City, Oregon on September 15, 1847, being the third wagon train over the Barlow Trail toll road that year. I am not certain who the wagonmasters were but I know that my gggGrandfather, Haman SHELTON was one of them. That family had three wagons pulled by oxen and driven by one of the girls in the family--Lucy Shelton.

I have names of all Shelton family members on the train and a little bit about their tales of settlement East of Scio, Oregon.

Sure hope this leads to family and friends of the family who had ties to that wagon train.
Deborah Lee
Milton-Freewater, Oregon
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
deborahshelto... 16 Oct 2002 1:07AM GMT 
travisnjb 2 Feb 2004 7:05PM GMT 
Deborah Lee 2 Feb 2004 9:17PM GMT 
travisnjb 3 Feb 2004 5:46PM GMT 
OT1851 3 Feb 2004 4:54PM GMT 
travisnjb 3 Feb 2004 5:22PM GMT 
AletaCavender... 30 Apr 2008 10:20PM GMT 
Marilyn Hickman 25 Jan 2005 4:05AM GMT 
Debbie Lee 26 Jan 2005 2:23AM GMT 
Debbie Lee 26 Jan 2005 3:00AM GMT 
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