Ashford Family

The Oregon Trail

Ashford/Buckle ancestors who followed the Oregon Trail

According to his death certificate, William Haemer Ashford Rod’s 3rd great-grandfather was born in Kentucky in 1851 (1860 census). The next time his name showed up in a US Census was in 1880, he was living in Oregon.

Rod’s 4th great-grandfather Ira A Hooker (1) went by wagon train to the Oregon Territory in 1848. His wife, Sarah Taylor (2) came with him. Ira Hooker’s son PP hooker (3) Rod’s 3rd great-grandfather was also on the 1848 wagon train to Oregon. PP hooker’ wife Charlotte Jane Kincead (4) our 3 greats grandmother was also on the 1848 wagon train to Oregon.

Abraham Osborn (5) Rod’s 3rd great-grandfather, took his family on the Oregon Trail in 1853. His wife Elizabeth Bishop (6) was with him. His daughter Mary Jane Osborn McCannon our 2 greats grandmother stayed back east until after her husband Jackson McCannon died. She arrived in Oregon about 1890.

Thomas Jefferson Sullivan (7) who married Sarah Catherine Hooker, Rod’s 2nd great-grandfather, crossed the plains to California in 1852 before moving to Oregon.

Daniel Jarvis, father of Nora Jarvis Ashford, Rod’s great grandfather was born in New York in 1855 and moved to Oregon around 1890. His parents were from France and emigrated to the United States via Canada.

John H McCannon, Rod’s 3rd great-grandfather, was born in Ireland. He was Nanny’s great-grandfather.

Rod’s grandfather Thomas Charles Buckle was born in England in 1876. As a teenager, he joined the merchant marines before coming to America at the end of the Spanish-American War (He fought in the Philippines). He sailed around the world three times. His ship was also stuck frozen in one winter on or near Hudson Bay.

Jacob Jones Sr (8) Rod’s 4th great-grandfather and family took the 1852 wagon train to Oregon Territory. His wife Jane H. Gouge (9) Rod’s 4th great-grandmother, was with him. Jacob’s son Isaac A. Jones (10) and his wife Anna S. Gouge (11) our 2nd great-grandparents, were 36 and 32 respectively when they came on the 1852 wagon train to Oregon Territory. Jacob Jones’ grandson, Nelson Duzan Jones (12) Rod’s great-grandfather, was only three when he came on the 1852 wagon train to Oregon Territory.

Rod’s 3rd great-grandfather, Peter C. Smith (14), and Rod’s 2nd great-grandmother Isabella Charlotte Smith (15) was part of the 1844-45 wagon train to Oregon Territory. His wife Ortha June Dean (16) Rod’s 3rd great-grandmother, was with him.

Rod’s 3rd great-grandfather Thomas Stillwell (17) was also part of the 1844 wagon train to the Oregon Territory. His wife Elizabeth Whygeant (18) was with him. He was born in Virginia, but his starting point was Ohio. Thomas Stillwell is notably mentioned in the Tillamook, Oregon history. Their son Elias Wilson Stillwell (19) is Rod’s 2nd great-rgandfather.

By the way Oregon joined the United States on February 14, 1859.