Alameda Nancy "Allie" Whisman was the daughter of John Washington Whisman and Ann Margaret "King" Whisman. Allie was born in Missouri on March 18, 1844.
In May of 1846, the Whisman and Campbell families joined the Russel/Boggs wagon train in Missouri. The wagon train, of over sixty wagons and almost 300 people, was headed to California. The Whisman family included Alli's father John (age 40) her pregnant mother Margaret (age 32), and three young sisters.
Due to the large size of the wagon train, many smaller groups (or parties) were formed. Two of the smaller groups were the Cambpell party, including the Whisman family, and the Donner Party. The Campbell group also included two orpahans brothers named Henry Pascoe (age 12) and Jeptha Pascoe (age 9).
Near Salt Lake, the Donner Party decided to take a shorter route to the crossing of the Sierra's near Truckee, and separated from the main group. The route turned out to be more rugged than was thought. By the time they reached the crossing near Truckee, the main party had already crossed and winter had set in. The rest of the Donner party story is history.
The Campbell party arrived at Sutter's Fort on October 10, 1846. Margaret Whisman gave birth the next day to her first son, Allie's brother John Sutter Whisman.
In 1859, Allie & the orphan Jeptha Pascoe were married and settled in the Glennville area. They had eight children: 1) Henry Lee; 2) Esther Francis; 3) Leora Margit; 4) Mary Belle; 5) Clarence J; 6) Emma Leah; 7) Ernest Aubory and 8) Addie Carl.
Allie died on April 24, 1917, over fourteen years after the death of her husband Jeptha in 1902. Allie never remarried. She is bured next to Jeptha at the Oak Grove Cemetery, in Glenville, California.
Bio created by Roger M. Moore, one of many of Allie's 2nd great grandsons (revised 04/17/2017).
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