|Death: ||Jun. 29, 1844|
Of St. Louis,
d. June 29, 1844,
beyond Big Blue crossing.
Noted by Wm. Findley, an emigrant from St. Joseph, on June 2, 1845, who had crossed the Big Blue and intercepted the Oregon Trail from Independence on May 31, 1845. Member of Andrew Sublette's party.
"Mr. Sublette came up this afternoon with a company of sick folks going to the mountains for their health. They have had four deaths in this company since they left St. Louis." In fact, the four deaths had occurred since leaving Westport, three of them in Kansas.
The third death was "I. P. W. Chutheson of St. Louis, d. June 29, 1844." This grave was identified by William Findley who started West with the Abraham Hackleman Company, the last emigrant train from St. Joseph, in 1845. Mr. Findley crossed the Big Blue on May 31 before intercepting the Independence Road, so he must have been following Col. S. W. Kearny's trail of a week or so earlier. Mr. Chutheson's death is not directly mentioned by Clyman or Parrish, but the date of death and place of origin are compelling evidence that he was a member of Sublette's party.
(Barry p.513 & 540)
Specifically: Buried along the Oregon Trail
Maintained by: Ancestral Sleuth
Originally Created by: Bev
Record added: Sep 25, 2011
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