Footnotes for Letters 16 - 24: 1859 Revised 6/2006

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Letter 16

1. Frank Thomas
2. William R. Dickerson (1806-?) the husband of Sister Eliza, of Fayette, Howard Co., Missouri.
3. Clayton Bane (1823-?)
4. Probably Trachoma which was endemic in the United States at that time.
5. Probably Nancy Franklin (1804-?) the wife of John T. Franklin of Cass Co., Missouri. In 1860 they lived in Lone Jack, Jackson Co., Missouri.
6. Martha J. Moore Yocum Bane (1826-1905)
7. Jane Bowlar/Bolan Yocum Young. The child was Charles B. Young (1859-?)
8. Sidney Bartleson (1824-1859)
9. tuberculosis
10. Alvis Shelton (abt 1824-1859)
11. Margaret McElwain (1837-1859)
12. Margaret Mitchell Berry (1805-?) and her husband Joseph Dunham (1794-bef. 1859)
13. Mary Ann Berry Pendleton Mitchell (1715-1848?)
14. (Mary) Ann Mitchell, daughter of Mary Ann Berry Pendleton Mitchell by her second husband, James R.
Mitchell (1797-1853) She was married to John B. Kurtz.
15. James B. Yager served in the Missouri State Legislature.
16. Jefferson City, Missouri, the State capitol.
17. Permelia Martin Berry (?-1858) and Robert Mitchell Berry (1818-1913). The child may have been William Mitchell Berry.
Religious Camp Meeting were prodestant revival meetings. Several preachers would come and deliver sermons, usually in a large tent. The people could camp nearby.
19. Professions of faith
20. Phebe Stevens Hays (1791-1866), the wife of Upton’s uncle, William Hays, Jr.
21. photograph

Letter 17
22. according
23. Most travelers heading west from Missouri depended mostly on grass to feed their horses, mules, oxen and cattle and ususally waited until there was sufficient grass before starting out.
24. Council Grove is on the Santa Fe Trail was about 140 miles southwest of Kansas City, Missouri in present day Kansas.
25. Salt Lake City, Utah
Santa Fe, New Mexico.
27. James B. Yager served in the Missouri State Legislature. Jefferson City is the capitol of the State of Missouri.
28. Richard C. Berry
29. James Samuel and John Edward Berry
30. Richard Berry (1835-?), the son of Margaret’s uncle Caleb Ewing Berry.
31. Margaret Mitchell Berry Dunham who lived in Leavenworth, Kansas
32. Childhood asthma.

Letter 18
Leavenworth, Kansas Territory
34. Margaret Mitchell Berry Dunham
Richard Samuel Kimberlin (1809-1862) was married to Margaret's cousin, Eliza Dickerson.
36. Blue Springs, Jackson Co., Missouri
37. Margaret seems to refer to sons of William Russell Watts, her father’s brother: William Russell Watts, Jr. (1838-1925), Thomas Jefferson Watts (1828-1902)
38. Thomas Jefferson Watts (1828-1902)
Platte county, Missouri
Frank Thomas
41. photograph

Letter 19
Amazon Hays
43. Linville Hays
44. Alexander Jackson Majors and his partner Russell were successful freighters in Jackson Co., Missouri.
45. Margaret Mitchell Berry Dunham. Her boys were John, Caleb, Edward, Berry, Samuel, Robert, Richard and David Dunham. John was the oldest. She lived in Delaware, Leavenworth Co., Kansas Territory.
46. George Washington Rowland
47. Mary Josephine Rowland, Margaret’s niece.
48. Clayton Bane
49. Travis T. Yocum, Margaret's nephew.
50. James Samuel Berry, Uncle Dick Berry’s son.
51. Santa Fe, New Mexico

Letter 20

51a. Letter 19 by Upton Hays was probably written to Margaret's brothers in California.

51b. Tehama Co., California

Letter 21
52. This letter is to John S. Watts, Jr. and was probably sent with the previous letter by Upton Hays dated July 23, 1859. It is possible that Upton was unable to get government contracts for hauling freight because of his involvement with the pro-slavery activities of the Missourian’s in the Boarder Wars.
53. Eliza Dickerson
54. Probably James Samuel and John Edward Berry, sons of Richard C. Berry.
55. William Russell Watts.
William Russell Watts, Jr. (1836-1925)
Pleasant Hill, Cass Co., Missouri
58. Richard Samuel Kimberlin was married to Margaret’s cousin Eliza Dickerson, daughter of her father’s sister.
Blue Springs, Jackson Co., Missouri.
John S. Watts, Jr.

Letter 22
61. Newspapers, probably the Mariposa Gazette which began publication in 1854.
Dr. Micajah Pendleton (1899-abt. 1881). The Pendletons were related to Margaret by the marriage of her mother’s uncle, Edward Berry’s (1776-1843) daughter Mary Ann Berry (1815-1848) to Richard Pendleton (1807-1833).
63. The Watts, Berry’s and Pendleton’s had all lived in Washington Co., Kentucky before moving to Missouri.
64. Thomas A. Yocum (1841-1861). Margaret’s nephew who was a son of either Jesse Yocum (1818-abt. 1851) or Berry R. Yocum (1814-1845).
65. Jesse Yocum (1818 or 1830-after 1852) Margaret's half-brother.
66. Jane Bowlar Yocum Young, Jesse Yocum's widow.
67. William W. Young
William J. Yocum (1850-after 1917), Margaret’s nephew, son of Jesse Yocum.
69. Archibald Bolan (Bowlar)
70. Martha J. Moore Yocum Bane
71. Letty Watts Rowland
72. Mary Ann Mitchell Kurtz was the daughter of Mary Ann Berry Pendleton Mitchell.
73. Richard D. Berry of Mt. Pleasant, Cass Co., Missouri, son of Margaret’s Great-uncle Edward Berry.
74. Robert Mitchell Berry, Margaret’s mother’s brother.
75. John Berry (1835-?)
76. Edward Gaither Berry, Margaret’s mother’s brother.
77. In Callaway Co., Missouri
78. Richard Francis Yager
79. Santa Fe, New Mexico.
80. Probably Eliza Dickerson.
81. asthmatic

Letter 23
82. Elizabeth Ewing Berry Yocum Watts (1795-1876), Margaret's mother.
83. Margaret Jane Watts Hays (1836-1923)
84. Thomas A. Yocum's maternal grandparents may have been Archibald and Martha Bowlar/Bolan. Their daughter Jane does not seem to have been his mother, although she was married to Jesse Yocum, Elizabeth Watts’ son.
Robert Mitchell Berry
86. Malaria
87. Thomas A. Yocum (1840-1861)

88. Photograph

Letter 24
Lucinda Pitman (1818-1859) was married to Drury Dodson , a cousin of Upton.
Pittman. Margaret’s mother’s aunt Rachel Berry (1763-1838) married Thomas Pittman, Jr.
Mary B. Berry Hays, Amazon Hays’ wife.
92. Edward Gaither Berry
93. Probably Trichoma which was endemic in Missouri at that time.
Caleb Ewing Berry
95. Richard C. Berry
96. Charles Richard Berry (1858-?)
97. Charles and Mahala Duncan were neighbors of the Watts family when they lived in Cass Co., Missouri
98. Dr. George W. Browning, the Duncan’s son-in –law, was married to Mariah C. Duncan.
99. Pendleton. Dr. Micajah and Emily Pendleton were neighbors of John S. Watts in Washington Co., Kentucky.
100. Richard C. Berry
Letty Watts Rowland
102. Mary J. Berry Yager
Andrew Jackson Watts
Dewitt Clinton Watts
probably Cleon Bolivar Watts

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