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Jefferson County, Montana
Pioneers



[Source : Constitution, Members, and Officers, with Portraits and Maps, By Society of Montana Pioneers, 1899]
Transcribed by Cathy Danielson

Allport, John D., arrived at Bannack, September 20th, 1862. Occupation, miner. Last address, Basin. Died, November 25th, 1895.

Axe, Allen T., born in Wayne County, Ohio, in 1836. Place of departure for Montana, Denver, Colorado; route traveled, across the plains; arrived at Virginia City, October 11th, 1863. Occupation, miner. Last address, Wickes.

Axe, Erasmus, arrived in Montana in April, 1864. Last address, Wickes. Deceased.

Bailey, J. A., arrived in Montana, May 1st, 1863. Residence, Boulder Valley.

Bailey, Mrs. J. A., arrived in Montana, May 1st, 1863. Last address, Boulder. Deceased.

Beall, Alexander D., son of John M. and Mary M. Beall; born in Missouri, March 16th, 1864. Place of departure for Montana, Missouri; route traveled, across the plains via Salt Lake; arrived at Virginia City, October 19th, 1864. Occupation, farmer. Residence, Fish Creek.

Beall, John A., son of John M. and Mary M. Beall; born in Missouri, January 24th, 1862. Place of departure for Montana, Missouri; route traveled, across the plains via Salt Lake; arrived at Virginia City, October 19th, 1864. Occupation, farmer. Residence, Fish Creek.

Beall, John M., born in Maryland, April 23d, 1836. Place of departure for Montana, Missouri; route traveled, across the plains via Salt Lake; arrived at Virginia City, October 19th, 1864. Occupation, farmer. Last address, Fish Creek. Deceased.

Beall, Mrs. Mary M., born in Illinois in 1838. Place of departure for Montana, Missouri; route traveled, across the plains via Salt Lake; arrived at Virginia City, October 19th, 1864. Residence, Fish Creek.

Belcher, A., arrived in Montana in 1864. Residence, Boulder.

Belcher, Mrs. Clara M., arrived in Montana in 1864. Residence, Boulder.

Benjamin, George, born in Du Page County, Illinois, November 13th,1834. Place of departure for Montana, Council Bluffs, Iowa; route traveled, across the plains via Bozeman Cut Off; arrived at Virginia City, July 25th, 1864. Occupation, miner. Residence, Boulder.

Blakeman, Henry, arrived in Montana, June 2d, 1863. Residence, Gregory.

Bright, A. F., born in Sweden, May 26th, 1830. Came to the United States. Place of departure for Montana, Colorado; route traveled, across the plains; arrived at Bannack in November, 1862. Occupation, miner. Residence, Elkhorn.

Brooke, Mrs. C. W.(nee Mary A. Tinsley), daughter of Joseph H. and Martha E. Tinsley; born at Trenton, Grundy County, Missouri, March 7th, 1862. Place of departure for Montana, Trenton, Missouri; route traveled via Nebraska City and across the plains, up the Platte River, Julesburg, Sweetwater, Lander Cut Off, Snake River, and ferry above Taylor's bridge; arrived at Virginia City, August 18th, 1864. Residence, Whitehall.

Brown, John. Place of departure for Montana, British Columbia; route traveled, overland; arrived at Prickly Pear (Montana) City in September, 1862. Occupation, miner. Last address, Montana City

Buck, Isaac N., arrived in Montana in 1864. Last address, Boulder. Member House of Representatives, Third (extraordinary) Session, 1866, Territorial Legislative Assembly. Deceased.

Butt, Wilson, born in Montgomery County, Indiana, March 7th, 1827. Went to California in 1849 and returned in 1854 via Nicaragua. Place of departure for Montana, Missouri; route traveled, across the plains via Colorado; arrived at Bannack, July 10th, 1863. Occupation, farmer and stock raiser. Last address, Fish Creek. Deceased.

Cardwell, Edward, son of Edward and Nancy (Quigley) Cardwell; born at Glenavey, County Antrim, Ireland, July 10th, 1831. Came to the United States in 1849. Place of departure for Montana, Denver, Colorado; route traveled, across the plains via Fort Bridger, Soda Springs, Snake River, and Fort Laramie; arrived at Virginia City, November 7th, 1863. Occupation, miner and farmer. Residence, Cold Springs, Jefferson Island. Member of Council, Ninth Session, 1876; Twelfth Session, 1881; Thirteenth Session, 1883; Fourteenth Session, 1885; Fifteenth and Extra Sessions, 1887; Territorial and Senate, Second Session, 1891, and Third Session, 1893; State Legislative Assembly. Member Constitutional Convention, 1889, Eleventh District, Jefferson County.

Carney, Annette, native; born at Nevada City, Alder Gulch, August 2d, 1864. Residence, Fish Creek.

Cohen, Samuel, arrived in Montana, June, 1863.

Cory, Charles, Place of departure for Montana, Omaha, Nebraska; route traveled, up the Missouri River on steamer Shreveport, thence overland from old Fort Charles; arrived at Montana City, November 1st, 1862. Occupation, miner. Last address, Montana City.

Culver, J. A., arrived in Montana, October I2th, 1863. Occupation, farmer. Residence, Jefferson City.

Dean, E. R., arrived at Alder Gulch in 1864. Occupation, miner, merchant, and hotel keeper. Last address, Wickes.

Deascy, William, born at Cork, Ireland, July 24th, 1836. Place of departure for Montana, Colorado; route traveled, across the plains via Salt Lake; arrived at Virginia City, April 20th, 1864. Occupation, ranchman and merchant. Residence, Boulder.

Douglas, George Augustus, son of Augustus and Sophia (Sylvester) Douglas; born at Chateaugay, Franklin County, New York, March 7th, 1831. Place of departure for Montana, Wyoming, Otoe County, Nebraska; route traveled, across the plains via the old California road, South Pass, and Lander Cut Off; arrived at Alder Gulch, August 17th, 1864. Occupation, ranchman and stockman. Residence, Boulder.

Douglas, Mrs. G. A.(nee Calista A. Allen), daughter of B. F. and Rebecca (Lawrence ) Allen; born at McConnellsville, Morgan County, Ohio, March 28th, 1845. Place of departure for Montana, Wyoming, Otoe County, Nebraska; route traveled, across the plains via the old California road, South Pass, and Lander Cut Off; arrived at Alder Gulch, August I7th, 1864. Residence, Boulder.

Dulaney, A. L., born in Virginia in 1842. Place of departure for Montana, Illinois; route traveled, across the plains; arrived at Virginia City, June 20th, 1864. Occupation, ranchman. Residence, Boulder Valley.

Finley, William, born at Newark, New Jersey, March 10th, 1839. Place of departure for Montana, California; route traveled, via overland route and Salt Lake; arrived at Gold Creek in 1862.

Foster, Alonzo H., son of Daniel and Asha A. (Smith) Foster; born at Smethport, McKean County, Pennsylvania, September 27th, 1835. Place of departure for Montana, Central City, Colorado; route traveled, overland stage road to Fort Bridger, thence to Soda Springs and Snake River; arrived at Bannack, April 28th, 1863. Occupation, miner and freighter. Residence, Boulder. Commissioner of Jefferson County. Postmaster at Boulder.

Foster, Mrs. S. E., born in Mercer County, Kentucky, November 1st, 1839. Place of departure for Montana, Iowa; route traveled, across the plains via Bridger Route; arrived at Virginia City, May 1st, 1864. Residence, Fish Creek.

Foster, Frank, born in Appanoose County, Iowa, October 15th, 1859. Place of departure for Montana, Iowa; route traveled, across the plains-via Bridger Route; arrived at Virginia City, May 1st, 1864. Occupation, farmer. Residence, Fish Creek.

Foster, Zenas D., son of Zenas and Matilda Foster; born near Indianapolis, Indiana, February 1st, 1836. Place of departure for Montana, Iowa; route traveled, across the plains via Bridger Route; arrived at Virginia City, May 1st, 1864. Occupation, farmer. Residence, Fish Creek.

Freeler, Casper, arrived in Montana, May 4th, 1864. Occupation, farmer. Last address, Wickes. Deceased.

Freeler, Dominic, arrived in Montana, May 4th, 1864. Occupation, farmer. Residence, Wickes. Deceased.

Freeler, Herman, arrived in Montana, May 4th, 1864. Occupation, farmer. Residence, Wickes.

Gibson, James C., son of George P. and Catharine L. Gibson; born in Lee County, Virginia, July 10th, 1837. Place of departure for Montana, St. Joseph, Missouri; route traveled, across the plains via South Platte, Cache la Poudre, Virginia Dale, Forts Halleck and Bridger, and Salt Lake; arrived at Virginia City, Alder Gulch, October 18th, 1864. Occupation, miner. Residence, Boulder.

Griswold, Cornelius, arrived in Montana, June 18th, 1863. Occupation, farmer. Last address, Boulder Valley. Deceased.

Hahn, William, arrived in Montana, August 22d, 1864. Residence, Boulder.

Hall, John Jay, son of Thomas Jefferson and Julia Maria (Harris) Hall; born at Dover, Windham County, Vermont, March 4th, 1830. Place of departure for Montana, Mankato, Minnesota; route-traveled, across the plains via Northern Route, Red River, and Fort Edmonton, Northwest Territory; arrived in Kootenai Country, December 1st, 1858. Occupation, miner and farmer. Residence, Jefferson City.

Hall, Mrs. J. J.(nee Nancy Harter), daughter of Henry and Sarah Oard Harter; born at Bowling Green, Licking County, Ohio, December 7th, 1833. Place of departure for Montana, Iowa; route traveled, across the plains via Lander Cut Off; arrived at Virginia City, July 29th, 1864. Residence, Jefferson City.

Harris, E. J., arrived in Montana in 1864.

Harter, H. S., arrived in Montana in 1864.

Hill, Henry M., son of Nathaniel L. and Maria (Wakefield) Hill; born in Fanfield County, Connecticut, August 31st, 1834. Place of departure for Montana, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; route traveled, via St. Joseph, Missouri, up Missouri River on steamer Cutter; arrived at mouth of Marias River, August 12th, 1864. Occupation, merchant. Residence, Clancey. Member House of Representatives, Sixth Session, 1899, State Legislative Assembly.

Hodson, Enoch, son of Robert and Martha (Easterling) Hodson; born in Marion County, Indiana, April 8th, 1842. Place of departure for Montana, Leadville, Colorado; route traveled, across the plains via Denver, Cache la Poudre, and Fort Bridger; arrived at East Bannack, June 11th, 1863. Occupation, contractor. Residence, Boulder.

Hunter, Mrs. H. B. (nee Hattie Bowler), born at Huntsville, Missouri. Place of departure for Montana, Missouri; route traveled, across the plains; arrived at Virginia City in 1864. Residence, Alhambra.

Jones, Eugene, arrived in Montana in September, 1863.

Kennedy, J. J., born at Newark, New York, September 11th, 1832. Place of departure for Montana, Denver, Colorado; route traveled, across the plains via Salt Lake; arrived at Big Hole, July 1st, 1862. Occupation, miner. Residence, Basin.

Killian, Henry, born in Catawba County, North Carolina, in 1834. Place of departure for Montana, Colorado; route traveled, across the plains; arrived at Virginia City in October, 1863. Occupation, ranchman. Residence, Boulder.

Lewis, J. R., arrived in Montana in April, 1864.

Mason, Benjamin Parker, son of John and Sarah (Casey) Mason; born near Kingwood, Preston County, (West) Virginia, January 27th, 1818. Place of departure for Montana, Central Station, Doddridge County, West Virginia; route traveled, Parkersburg, Leavenworth, Kansas, thence across the plains via Denver, Colorado; arrived at Bannack, June 16th, 1863. Occupation, miner. Residence, Boulder.

McIntire, M. D., arrived in Montana, April 20th, 1864. Residence, Boulder Valley.

McKay, A. J., arrived in Montana in 1864.

Merriman, Elias, arrived in Montana in April, 1864. Residence, Valparaiso, Indiana.

Merriman, Nathaniel, son of David and Mary A. (Axe) Merriman; born at Middletown, Butler County, Ohio, August 9th, 1833. Place of departure for Montana, Valparaiso, Indiana; route traveled, across the plains; arrived at Alder Gulch, May 3d, 1864. Occupation, miner. Last address, Jefferson City. Died, February 21st, 1892.

Mills, Peter B., born at Mount Holly, New Jersey, March 26th, 1831. Place of departure for Montana, Illinois; route traveled, across the plains via Bridger Cut Off; arrived at Virginia City, July 24th, 1864. Occupation, ranchman. Residence, Boulder. Member House of Representatives, Thirteenth Session, 1883, Territorial Legislative Assembly.

Morgan, Abram M., son of David D. and Sarah A. Morgan; born in Mahaska County, Iowa, February 1st, 1847. Place of departure for Montana, Oskaloosa, Iowa; route traveled, across the plains via Bridger Route, with James Bridger; arrived at Virginia City, July 6th, 1864. Occupation, miner. Residence, Wickes.

Morrison, William. Place of departure for Montana, Omaha, Nebraska; route traveled, up the Missouri River on steamer Shreveport, thence overland from old Fort Charles; arrived at Montana City, November 1st, 1862. Last address, Montana City.

Myers, William Vance, son of Isaac S. and Elizabeth (Vance) Myers; born in Fayette County, Ohio, March 24th, 1839. Place of departure for Montana, Denver, Colorado; route traveled, across the plains via Forts Halleck and Bridger, Soda Springs, and Mix's Ferry on Snake River; arrived at Bannack, July 6th, 1863. Occupation, miner, farmer, and stock raiser. Residence, Boulder. Treasurer of Jefferson County.

Parkinson, John T., born in Washington County, Pennsylvania, in 1832. Place of departure for Montana, St. Louis, Missouri; route traveled, up the Missouri River; arrived at Bannack in July, 1863. Occupation, miner. Last address, Boulder. Deceased.

Parkinson, William H., born in Washington County, Pennsylvania, February 9th, 1814. Place of departure for Montana, St. Louis, Missouri; route traveled up the Missouri River; arrived above Fort Union, August 25th, 1859. Occupation, miner. Last address, Boulder. Deceased.

Patterson, Jesse, son of Jesse and Frances (Drake) Patterson; born near Columbus, Ohio, February 7th, 1837. Place of departure for Montana, Howard County, Iowa; route traveled, across the plains via Platte Valley, Powder River, and Bozeman Route; arrived at Virginia City, August 10th, 1864. Occupation, ranchman and stock grower. Residence. Boulder.

Pecott, William. Place of departure for Montana, Omaha, Nebraska; route traveled, up the Missouri River on steamer Shreveport, thence overland from old Fort Charles; arrived at Montana City, November 1st, 1862. Occupation, miner. Last address, Montana City.

Peery, Hiram, born in Virginia. Went across the plains to California in 1861. Place of departure for Montana, California; route traveled, overland; arrived at Virginia City in 1864. Occupation, miner. Last address, Mitchell Gulch.

Pillsbury, A. W., born in Monroe County, New York, January 2d, 1834. Place of departure for Montana, Colorado; route traveled, across the plains via Salt Lake; arrived at Bannack, April 17th, 1863. Occupation, ranchman. Residence, Whitehall.

Redding, Wilson, arrived in Montana, June 7th, 1863. Occupation, farmer. Residence, Clancey.

Reeves, Biddle, son of Joshua and Mary (Groff) Reeves; born in, Salem County, New Jersey, February 5th, 1831. Place of departure for Montana, New Jersey; route traveled, across the plains via Salt Lake City; arrived at Holmes Gulch, May 10th, 1864. Occupation, farmer. Last address, East Helena. Deceased.

Roe, William, arrived in Montana in 1864. Occupation, miner. Residence, Jefferson City.

Rodgers, William, arrived in Montana in May, 1863. Residence, Boulder.

Russell, John W., born at Lockport, New York, in 1834. Place of departure for Montana, Denver, Colorado; route traveled, across the plains; arrived at Grasshopper Creek, July 11th, 1862. Occupation, miner. Last address, Wickes. Died, 1899.

Ryan, Edward, son of David and Netta Ryan ; born at Caledonia, Ontario, Canada, April 1st, 1839. Came to the United States in 1859. Place of departure for Montana, Denver, Colorado; route traveled, across the plains via Black Hills and Soda Springs; arrived at Virginia City, July 3d, 1864. Occupation, miner and stock raiser. Residence, Boulder Valley.

Smith, Jerry G., son of John and Mrs. (Kittle) Smith; born in Georgia, October 7th, 1827. Place of departure for Montana, Denver, Colorado; route traveled, across the plains; arrived at Bannack, June 2d, 1863. Occupation, merchant. Last address, Boulder. Deceased.

Straub, Charles F., arrived in Montana in July, 1864. Residence, Clancey.

Taylor, J. M. D., born in Franklin County, Kentucky, December 27th, 1832. Place of departure for Montana, Clinton County, Illinois; route traveled, across the plains via Sublette’s Cut Off; arrived at Virginia City, August 12th, 1864. Occupation, ranchman. Residence, Boulder.

Taylor, J. B., born in Georgia, March 20th, 1838. Place of departure for Montana, Denver, Colorado; route traveled, across the plains via Soda Springs; arrived at Alder Gulch, June 17th, 1864. Occupation, miner.

Thomas, John. Place of departure for Montana, British Columbia; route traveled, overland; arrived at Prickly Pear (Montana) City in September, 1862. Occupation, miner. Known as "Gold Tom." Last address, Montana City 

Thompson, C. S., born in Illinois in 1847. Place of departure for Montana, St. Joseph, Missouri; route traveled, across the plains; arrived at Virginia City, September 4th, 1864. Occupation, ranchman. Residence, Boulder Valley.

Townsend, Kittie, born in Davis County, Iowa, January 8th, 1858. Place of departure for Montana, Iowa; route traveled, across the plains via Bridger Route; arrived at Virginia City, May 1st, 1864. Residence, Fish Creek.

Tuttle, S. F., son of David and Lucinda Tuttle; born in Marion County, Iowa, July 21st, 1848. Place of departure for Montana, Colorado; route traveled, across the plains via California; arrived at Alder Gulch in 1864. Occupation, miner and farmer. Last address, Fish Creek.Whetstone, Fred C., arrived in Montana in 1864.

Whitcher, Warren. Place of departure for Montana, Minnesota; route traveled, across the plains; arrived at Montana City in 1862. Occupation, miner. Last address, Montana City.

Wilson, T. M., arrived at Virginia City, May 26th, 1864. Residence, Wickes.

Winslow, Cornelius C., arrived in Montana, April 22d, 1864. Last address, Clancey. Deceased. M.

Winslow, James J., born at Buffalo, New York, April 23d, 1837. Place of departure for Montana, Cooperstown, New York; route traveled, via Omaha, across the plains, Colorado, Bridger Route, Sublette's Cut Off, Week's Ferry, and Gibson's Cut Off; arrived at Bannack, May 17th, 1863. Occupation, farmer. Last address, Fish Creek.

Winslow, Mrs. Ellen Christine. Place of departure for Montana, Fairplay, Colorado; route traveled, across the plains via Sublette's Cut Off, Bridger Route, Week's Ferry, and Gibson's Cut Off; arrived at Bannack, May 17th, 1863. Residence, Fish Creek.

 







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