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Harriett Eleanor McCutchen
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Birth: unknown
Death: Feb. 2, 1847
Truckee
Nevada County
California, USA

A member of the Donner/Reed Party. The McCutchen family, from Jackson County, Missouri, joined the Donner Party at Fort Bridger. They had been traveling with an earlier group, possibly the party of Samuel C. Young. They were detained at the Fort for an unknown reason. Later, when the Donners and Reeds left the fort, the McCutchen family left with them.

Little Harriet's exact age is not known, but she was probably between 1-2 years of age. She was listed as one of the nursing infants of the Donner Party. She was the daughter of William and Amanda Henderson McCutchen.

When her mother, Amanda, left in mid-December with "The Forlorn Hope", Harriet was left with the Graves family. The little girl suffered terribly, tormented by lice. On February 2, she was delivered from her sufferings. The Graves family reportedly buried her beside the cabin, but in 1871 Mr. McCutchen wrote, "My child was dead before the Glover party reached the emigrant camp, and when we succeeded in getting in, Mr. Reed and myself buried the remains." 
 
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 Parents:
  William McCutchen (1816 - 1895)
  Amanda M. Henderson McCutchen (1822 - 1857)
 
 Sibling:
  Harriett Eleanor McCutchen (____ - 1847)
  James William McCutchan (1848 - 1911)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Donner Lake Camp
Truckee
Nevada County
California, USA
 
Created by: Cindy Baldogo
Record added: Sep 16, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 58735847
 


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