Edward Grant Pyle, Sr. (1785 - 1875)

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Nicknames: "gant", "gantt", "pile"
Birthplace: Alleganey County, VA, USA
Death: Died in San Jose, Santa Clara, California
Managed by: Karen Richardson
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About Edward Grant Pyle, Sr.

Ed Pile led wagon trains from St. Joseph, MO to Sacremento. He led the Donner party, who decided to take a shortcut separated from his party through the Sierras. They got stuck in the mountains for the winter and cannabalized each other Ed Pile rescued them in the spring. The Donner Party wagon train was trapped by winter weather in the high Sierras near what is now Donner Lake in the winter of 1846-47.

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 Overland emigrant of 1846, mentioned several times in Jacob Wright Harlan's memoir. By an interesting coincidence, "Old Man" Pyle was a first cousin of Margret Reed of the Donner Party -- his mother, Lucretia Keyes Pyle, and her father, Humphrey Keyes, were brother and sister. It's doubtful, however, that the two emigrants ever knew of their relationship.
      The Pyles were living near Sutter's Fort when news of the Donner Party's plight arrived. Edward Sr. did not accompany any of the relief parties up into the mountains but rather helped transport supplies to meet the First Relief on their return. He is listed on Kern's payroll as serving 19 days and earning $28.50. Like many other emigrants of 1846, Pyle and his family settled in Santa Clara County.

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=16839332&ref=wvr

Leader of the Pyle-Whiteman party in 1846. Operated the Pyle-Witman Transportation Company.

Husband of Rosannah May McMahon, they were married on January 16, 1806 in Washington, Kentucky.

Father of Sarah Riddle, Thomas, Lucretia, Rosannah, Elizabeth, Martha, William, Nancy, Edward Gant, Jr., John Francis, Mary and Henry Pyle.


-------------------- http://user.xmission.com/~octa/DonnerParty/Rescuers.htm#Pyle,%20Sr.

 Overland emigrant of 1846, mentioned several times in Jacob Wright Harlan's memoir. By an interesting coincidence, "Old Man" Pyle was a first cousin of Margret Reed of the Donner Party -- his mother, Lucretia Keyes Pyle, and her father, Humphrey Keyes, were brother and sister. It's doubtful, however, that the two emigrants ever knew of their relationship.
      The Pyles were living near Sutter's Fort when news of the Donner Party's plight arrived. Edward Sr. did not accompany any of the relief parties up into the mountains but rather helped transport supplies to meet the First Relief on their return. He is listed on Kern's payroll as serving 19 days and earning $28.50. Like many other emigrants of 1846, Pyle and his family settled in Santa Clara County.

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=16839332&ref=wvr

Leader of the Pyle-Whiteman party in 1846. Operated the Pyle-Witman Transportation Company.

Husband of Rosannah May McMahon, they were married on January 16, 1806 in Washington, Kentucky.

Father of Sarah Riddle, Thomas, Lucretia, Rosannah, Elizabeth, Martha, William, Nancy, Edward Gant, Jr., John Francis, Mary and Henry Pyle.



      
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Edward Gantt Pyle, Auxiliary Relief's Timeline

1785
September 22, 1785
Alleganey County, VA, USA
1807
December 16, 1807
Age 22
1808
July 22, 1808
Age 22
USA
1810
March 1, 1810
Age 24
1812
February 2, 1812
Age 26
1814
February 7, 1814
Age 28
1816
March 2, 1816
Age 30
1818
March 15, 1818
Age 32
Crawford, Lawrence, Indiana
1820
June 17, 1820
Age 34
1822
August 15, 1822
Age 36
Crawford, Illinois