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From: "Violet O. Guy" <>
Subject: Re: [Q-R] Enos Thomas Mendenhall of Salem, IA & CA
Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2001 15:54:39 -0500
At this time, I am acknowledging your post, found below; and I will
Here is my MENDENHALL Line:
Thomas>John>Aaron>James J>Elijah>James W >Himelius>Elvira;
Elvira MENDENHALL m. Hiram C. MOORE>James W>Orrin W>Violet O (ME). Elvira &
4 sons were Oregon Pioneers to Wasco Co., Oregon, SE of The Dalles from
Harrison Co., IA, beginning with my grandparents & father (an infant) in
1877. I grew up on the MOORE homestead lands, but have lived many places
since. I've always been an Oregon Trail buff.
You will note that I descend from James W. MENDENHALL md. Miriam HOGGATT,
who is the daughter of John & Ruth (BEALS) HOGGATT and the g-granddaughter
of John & Margaret (HUNT) BEALS -- 3 generations of Quaker ministers
(women). It must have been very hard for my g-grandmother, when she was mou
to my g-grandfather in Peru, IN.
I have been following up on this, which is published on ORGenWeb.
Covered Wagon Women Vols. I and II
Diaries from the Western Trail 1850
Edited and compiled by Kenneth L. Holmes
Website contact Tami Caldwell (auto e-mail on website)
Violet Moore Guy
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, September 07, 2001 11:50 AM
Subject: [Q-R] Enos Thomas Mendenhall of Salem, IA & CA
> This pertains to recent queries to the Quaker-Roots list concerning Enos
> Thomas Mendenhall, son of Enos Mendenhall of the Friends settlement at
> Iowa --- also to queries pertaining to Rachel Fisher.
> Perhaps I am the one who alerted the Mendenhall Family Association to
> fact that Enos T. Mendenhall had evidently been married previously to his
> marriage to Rachel Emily Mills. This information is taken from papers
> written by W. A. Hockett which have been combined and published as,
> "Experiences of W. A. Hockett on the Oregon Trail 1847, by Velma Hockett
> Bosworth in her "These are Our Ancesters, Part II - Hockett", pp. 187-209.
> (Fourth printing 1988 by PIP Printing, Olympia, Washington).
> This account tells how a small party of largely Quaker background
> the Salem Friends settlement in the spring of 1847 and made a most
> journey to Oregon on the Oregon Trail. The party included, besides the
> Nathan Hockett family, Henderson Lewelling and wife and one daughter and
> son, John W. Fisher and wife, Rachel, and their daughter of about four
> of age, and Enos Mendenhall and wife, a young married couple just
> housekeeping. There is no mention of the death of Enos Mendenhall's first
> wife, but by the time they reached Oregon, Enos Mendenhall was a single
> Apparently, after arriving in Oregon, some of the party made their
> headquarters at the home of Isaac and Rachel (Beals) Mills. Rachel Fisher
> was among this group, her husband John and daughter Angeline having died
> the journey. The next spring, in March, Enos T. Mendenhall married Rachel
> Emily Mills, the sixteen year old daughter of Isaac Mills. Rachel Joy
> married William A. Mills, 22, son of Isaac Mills. Isaac Mills was a
> of Enos T. Mendenhall. Isaac Mills was a son of Aaron Mills and Charity
> Mendenhall. Charity Mendenhall was a daughter of Mordecai Mendenhall and
> Charity Beeson.
> I have not read the early records of Salem Monthly Meeting centered in
> Henry County, Iowa, but probably the first marriage of Enos T. Mendenhall
> not listed in these records. While the Salem Friends settlement dates
> as early as 1835, I
> remember the Salem Monthly Meeting as having been established in 1838.
> Yearly Meeting seems to have been formally set off from Indiana Yearly
> Meeting in 1863, when the first Yearly Meeting sessions were held at
> Creek Meeting near Oskaloosa, Iowa.
> Along with Dan Treadway, I have assisted the Records Committee of Iowa
> Yearly Meeting (FUM) in preparing the records of Iowa Yearly Meeting (FUM)
> for microfilming. About a year ago we were placing certain records from
> second microfilming phase back on the shelves in the vault in the basement
> the Iowa Yearly Meeting (FUM) office. As I recall, these included the
> MM records. For lack of necessary funding, the final filming of the
> has probably not yet been done. The cost of the completed microfilms is
> quite high, but some larger Quaker libraries and larger genealogical
> libraries may have purchased copies as they have become available.
> --- Herbert Standing.
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