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About Riley Septimus Moutrey
Age:  First Relief
b. abt 1824 m. 14 Jun 1846 to Mary Lucy Lard (b. abt 1830, d. July 1923) d. 7 Dec 1910 in Santa Clara Co., CA
Overland emigrant of 1846, a teamster for Fielding Lard, whose daughter he married en route. Their wedding was noted by diarists Edwin Bryant and J. Quinn Thornton. Moutrey, whose name is spelled in a variety of ways, settled in Santa Clara County. He gave an account of the First Relief to a newspaper reporter in 1888 while he was petitioning Congress unsuccessfully for compensation for his efforts in the Donner Relief.