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# ID: I36486
# Name: James AKIN
# Given Name: James
# Surname: Akin
# Suffix: Jr
# Sex: M
# _UID: B5C5D22116D3D511A9644445535400007945
# Change Date: 19 AUG 2009
# Note:

    The Aiken-Booth-Ingram-Richey
    Wagon Train
    From Iowa to Oregon 1852
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    This family wagon train left Salem, Henry County, Iowa on 15 April 1852, and took a diagonal course west northwest through Iowa to reach Council Bluffs 15 May. They waited most of four days before they were able to get their whole party across the Missouri River. They took the road on the north side of the Platte River across Nebraska, passed through Ash Hollow 11 June, and reached Fort Laramie, Wyoming, on 21 June. South Pass was crossed 10 July, then the party took Sublette's Cut-off to Bear River. Passing Fort Hall, Idaho, on 1 August, the wagon train traveled west along the Snake River Plain to Three Island Crossing, which they reached 17 August. They took the main route along the north side of the Snake River, crossed the summit of Oregon's Blue Mountains about 19 September, and reached the Columbia River at The Dalles, Oregon, 5 October. From near The Dalles, they took rafts down the Columbia River to the Willamette Valley.
    The diary of James AKIN, Jr., a partial list of those on the wagon train, and a several generation genealogy of the principal families from the trip, are included in:
    -Webber, B. 1989. The Oregon Trail Diary of James Akin, Jr. in 1852. Medford, OR: Webb Research Group. 101 pages.
    Following is the list of individuals known to have been with this wagon train. Only three people are mentioned in the journal who are not members of the Aiken, Booth, Ingram or Richey families. It seems likely that there were additional wagon drivers and hired hands.
    AKIN, Caroline - born 2 Jan 1846
    AKIN, Eliza [RICHEY] - born 11 Nov 1814; died on the trip, in central Idaho 22 Aug 1852.
    AKIN, Elizabeth - born 1835
    AKIN, Frances - born 11 Aug 1844
    AKIN, Franklin - born 15 Mar 1842
    AKIN, James - born 2 Apr 1807; died two weeks after arrival in Portland, OR, 8 Nov 1852.
    AKIN, James Jr. - born 26 Jan 1833
    AKIN, John L. - born 14 July 1837
    AKIN, Mary Ann - born 1850; died on the trip, on the Columbia River Oct 1852.
    AKIN, Nancy - born 6 June 1840
    BOOTH, George - born 1 Jan 1852
    BOOTH, John Owen - born 12 Jan 1848
    BOOTH, Mary [MINOR] - born 24 Sept 1826
    BOOTH, Mary Lucinda - born 14 Sep 1846
    BOOTH, Robert - born 4 Aug 1820
    BOOTH, William Andres - born 6 Sept 1849
    COULTER, W. A.
    INGRAM, Elizabeth - born 15 June 1844
    INGRAM, Elva - born Jan 1848; died on the trip near Guernsey, Wyoming, 23 June 1852
    INGRAM, James - born May 1809
    INGRAM, James Henry - born 1838
    INGRAM, Leanna
    INGRAM, Louisa
    INGRAM, Mitchell - born 25 Jan 1835
    INGRAM, Paulina
    INGRAM, Rachel - born 12 Aug 1836
    INGRAM, Ritta Ann [AKIN] - born 1815
    INGRAM, Sarah
    NICHOLSON, James
    RICHEY, Alice [BOOTH], wife of Caleb - born 11 June 1824
    RICHEY, Caleb - born 2 Aug 1816
    RICHEY, Edgar - born 6 Nov 1840
    RICHEY, Eliza Ann - born 1846; died on the trip 9 Sept 1852.
    RICHEY, James - born 1 Jan 1848
    RICHEY, John Akin - born 17 Jan 1849
    RICHEY, Louisa [LENOX] , wife of Stuart; born 1823; died in Nebraska, 16 June 1852
    RICHEY, M. Ellen - born 20 Dec 1845
    RICHEY, Mary Jane - born 4 Sept 1842
    RICHEY, Miranda Jane - born 13 Feb 1850; died on the trip in Nebraska 31 July 1852
    RICHEY, Sarah - born 18 March 1846
    RICHEY, Stuart - born 27 May 1812
    STEWART, John R.

# Name: Page 1
# Birth: 2 Apr 1806/1807
# _SDATE: 2 APR 1806 in Macon Co, Tennessee, USA
# Death: 8 NOV 1852 in Portland, Multnomah Co, Oregon, USA

Father: James AKIN b: 1755 in Green Co, Kentucky, USA
Mother: Mary MURPHY b: 17 APR 1760 in Culpeper Co, Virginia, USA

Marriage 1 Elizabeth MCBRAYESS

    * Married: 14 OCT 1816 in Green Co, Kentucky, USA

Marriage 2 Eliza RICHEY b: 11 NOV 1814 in Harrison Co, Kentucky, USA

    * Married: 7 FEB 1832 in Pike Co, Illinois, USA


   1. Has Children James AKIN b: 26 JAN 1833 in Perry Twp, Pike Co, Illinois, USA
   2. Has No Children Elizabeth AKIN b: 1835 in Perry Twp, Pike Co, Illinois, USA
   3. Has No Children John L AKIN b: 14 JUL 1837 in Salem, Henry Co, Iowa, USA
   4. Has No Children Nancy AKIN b: 6 JUN 1840 in Salem, Henry Co, Iowa, USA
   5. Has No Children Franklin Street AKIN b: 15 MAR 1842 in Salem, Henry Co, Iowa, USA
   6. Has No Children Frances R AKIN b: 11 AUG 1844 in Salem, Henry Co, Iowa, USA
   7. Has No Children Caroline AKIN b: 2 JAN 1846 in Salem, Henry Co, Iowa, USA
   8. Has No Children Mary Ann AKIN b: 1850 in Salem, Henry Co, Iowa, USA


   1. Abbrev: Oregon Trail Diary of James Akin Jr in 1852, The
      Title: Bert Webber and Anne Billeter, The Oregon Trial Diary of James Akin Jr in 1852 (Medford, Oregon, USA: Webb Research Group, 1989).r in 1852. Medford, Oregon, USA: Webb Research Group, 1989.
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