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Society of Montana Pioneers Book Excerpt

GRANITE COUNTY

G. B. Ballard, born at Augusta, Maine, in 1842. Place of departure for Montana, Omaha, Nebraska; route traveled, across the plains via North Platte and Lander Cut Off; arrived at Virginia City in June, 1864. Occupation, miner. Residence, Phillipsburg. M. W. Bullard, born in Indiana in 1843. Place of departure for Montana, St. Joseph, Missouri; route traveled, across the plains via the North Platte and Lander Cut Off; arrived at Virginia City in June, 1864. Occupation, carpenter. Residence, Phillipsburg.

JOHN Carten, son of John and Sophia Carten; born in Washington County, Maine, February 19th, 1837. Went to Australia in 1856. Place of departure for Montana, San Francisco, California; route traveled, via Boise City, Idaho; arrived in Alder Gulch in 1864. Occupation, miner and ranchman. Last address, New Chicago.

ISRAEL Clem, son of Bartlet and Nancy (Osborn) Clem; born in Warren County, Indiana, January 12th, 1844. Place of departure for Montana, Fremont County, Iowa; route traveled, across the plains via South Pass, Soda Springs, and upper route across Snake River; arrived at Alder Gulch, September 13th, 1864. Occupation, miner and farmer. Residence, Princeton. Member House of Representatives, Twelfth Session, 1881; Territorial and Fifth Session, 1897, State Legislative Assembly.

James Cochrane, born in Missouri in 1847. Place of departure for Montana, St. Joseph, Missouri; route traveled, across the plains via Soda Springs; arrived at Virginia City in September, 1864. Occupation, miner. Last address, Phillipsburg.

Nicholas Connolly, born in Ireland in 1834. Came to the United States. Place of departure for Montana, Missouri; route traveled, up the Missouri River; arrived at Alder Gulch in July, 1863. Occupation, merchant. Residence, Phillipsburg.

Joseph S. Daddow, son of John and Elizabeth (Skein) Daddow; born at Providence, Rhode Island, November 10th, 1837. Place of departure for Montana, Pike's Peak, Colorado; route traveled, across the plains; arrived in Montana in 1864. Occupation, proprietor stage line. Last address, Drummond. Died, May 14th, 1896.

David M. Dunkelberg, son of Joseph and Mary (Maleck) Dunkelberg; born in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, February 4th, 1839. Went to Pike's Peak in 1860. Place -of departure for Montana, Colorado; route traveled, across the plains via Salt Lake City, Salmon River mines, Lemhi Valley, across the mountains, and Horse Prairie; arrived at Bannack in 1862. Occupation, miner and farmer. Last address, New Chicago. Deceased.

Francis Marion Durfee, son of David Potter and Margaret Elizabeth (Rector) Durfee; born at Middleburg, Schoharie County, New York, September 15th, 1839. Place of departure for Montana, Esperance, New York; route traveled, across the plains via Council Bluffs, Omaha, and Julesburg to Denver, Colorado, in 1863; Central City, at Independence Rock, July 4th, Fort Kearney and Lander Cut Off; arrived at Bannack, August 2d, 1864. Occupation, miner, lumberman, and ranchman. Residence, Phillipsburg.

James A. Featherman, arrived in Montana, July 2d, 1863. Occupation, merchant. Residence, Drummond.

Robert M. Ferguson, arrived in Montana, May 16th, 1864. Residence, New Chicago.

T. H. Griffith, arrived at Deer Lodge, July 20th, 1862. Residence, Drummond.

Archibald Heath, born in Canada in 1826. Came to the United States. Place of departure for Montana, Colorado; route traveled, across the plains, via Soda Springs; arrived at Alder Gulch in September, 1863. Occupation, miner. Residence, Stone Station.

H. S. Horton, arrived in Montana in September, 1862. Occupation, farmer. Residence, Stone Station.

Henry Imkamp, born in Prussia, June 19th, 1838. Came to the United States in 1859; went across the plains to California. Place of departure for Montana, Virginia City, Nevada; route traveled, via Elk City, Idaho, and Boise Basin; arrived at Virginia City in 1863. Occupation, merchant. Last address, Phillipsburg. Deceased.

Edward Lannan, born in New York in 1856. Place of departure for Montana, Kansas; route traveled, across the plains via Lander Cut Off; arrived at Bearmouth in September, 1864. Occupation, farmer. Residence, Bearmouth.

MRS. Bridget Lannan, born in Ireland in 1829. Came to the United States. Place of departure for Montana, Kansas; route traveled, across the plains via Lander Cut Off; arrived at Bearmouth in September, 1864. Residence, Bearmouth.

CHARLES D. Mclure, born at Marshall, Missouri, February 22d, 1844. Place of departure for Montana, Denver, Colorado; route traveled, across the plains via Bridger Route and Cherokee trail; arrived at Virginia City, December 24th, 1863. Occupation, miner. Residence, St. Louis, Missouri.

Archie A. Mcphail, son of Archie and Christie (Mcintosh) McPhail; born in Canada, August 21st, 1838. Came to the United States. Place of departure for Montana, Pike's Peak, Colorado; route traveled, across the plains via Fort Bridger; arrived at Bannack, September 20th, 1862. Occupation, miner and stock raiser. Residence, New Chicago.

George W. Morse, son of Daniel and Mary (Norris) Morse; born at North Whitefield, Lincoln County, Maine, December 2d, 1838. Place of departure for Montana, Pike's Peak, Colorado; route traveled, across the plains via Lander Cut Off; arrived at Deer Lodge Valley, July 4th, 1862. Occupation, farmer and miner. Residence, New Chicago.

Mrs. Henry Showers, nee Mary Ann Thomas, daughter of William Price and Margaret (Evans) Thomas; born in Utah, August 28th, 1855. Place of departure for Montana, Utah; route traveled, via Snake River; arrived at Alder Gulch in 1863. Last address, Phillipsburg.

Mrs. Andrew Whitesides, nee Miss Errick, daughter of Charles and Mary Errick; born in Wisconsin in 1853. Place of departure for Montana, Colorado; route traveled, across the plains via Fort Bridger; arrived at Bannack in November, 1863. Last address, Bearmouth.

[SOURCE:  Montana Pioneers: Constitution, Members and Officers, With Portraits and Maps , by Society of Montana Pioneers, James Upson Sanders, 1899. Transcribed by B. Wiesner]


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