Schuyler County, Illinois
Our California Boys

The Schuyler Citizen
Wednesday, March 2, 1859
Names of emigrants who left Schuyler County in 1849 for California, as furnished by J. D. Manlove, Esq., leader of the Company.

The company left Rushville on the 1st of April and reached Feather river on 22d October.

John Blackford John McNeilly
Samuel Boring John G. McHatton
Wm. Brickman Elisha Moore
John Brickman L. F. Moran
Jacob Brickman Thomas McCowan
Barton Carrick Augustus Peters
Chas. Crampton Marcellus Price
Dr. Clarkson Clay Rodgers
Samuel Clarkson Abram Ryan
William Clarkson Jackson Reno
Stoel [?] Cady Mr. Rook
James Doyle Mrs. Rook
Simon Doyle Thomas Silvers
Francis Dickson Edward Stevenson
Isaac Fisher James Teel
George Garrett Abram Tolle
John Gapin James Tolle
Joseph Hurley John Tolle
Samuel Hindman M. J. Taylor
David Hindman H. W. Taylor
Isaac Lane Frank Thornton
Wm. Loudon --- Weaver
Wm. Lusk Newton Witt
John Lambert Wm. Weden
Jonathan Manlove Charles Wells
Marion Manlove Charles Wolf
Of the above, Dr. Clarkson died on a steamer on his return home and was buried in the Pacific.

Samuel Hindman, Jackson Reno, Mr. Rook, Wm. Weden, Marion Manlove and Thomas McCowan died in California.

Isaac Lane died on the trip out and was buried on Pitt River, about 400 miles this side California.

Thomas Silvers died at New Orleans on his return home.

Marcellus Price died at Alton, having almost reached home.

Francis Dickson and Edward Stevenson were murdered, while out on a prospecting tour in 1851, by the Indians in California.

In addition to the above names, three brothers--sons of Myron Gaylord of Round Prairie--went out the same year. One of them died there, another was killed by a grizzly bear while on a hunting excursion, and the other returned home. Also Lemuel Sparks and son, Samuel Fisher of Brooklyn, and probably others whose names we have not obtained, went out in 1849. Mr. Sparks has since died.

Fourteen of the above are now residents of the county; nineteen are still living in California; the remainder are either dead or are now scattered in different portions of the earth.

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