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  • Sebastian Keyser, 4th Relief (c.1812 - 1850)
    Age: [36] Fourth Relief A native of Austria, Keyser was trapper who had gone overland to Oregon with Sutter in 1838 and later joined him at New Helvetia. In 1845 he settled on Bear River as a half-...
  • CDR Selim E. Woodworth (USN) (c.1815 - c.1871)
    From Woodworth was born in New York City, the second son of poet and dramatist Samuel Woodworth. He was a descendant of colonial settler Walter Woodworth. At age twelve he set out with a rifle to cro...
  • John Turner, 2nd Relief (c.1808 - c.1848)
    Age: 40? Second Relief John Turner had a long history on the frontier before his involvement with the Donner relief. He had come to California in 1826 as a member of Jedediah Smith's historic first...
  • Reason P. Tucker, 1st & 4th Reliefs (c.1807 - 1888)
    Age: [40] First and Fourth Reliefs b. abt 1807 in Culpepper, VA m1. 08 Jan 1828 to Delia Compton m2. abt 1840 to Mary Coleman m3. 1856 to Elizabeth Newman m4. 1875 to Mary Thompson d. 02 May 1888 in ...
  • George W. Tucker, Auxillary (1831 - 1907)
    Age: 15 Auxiliary b. 15 Dec 1831, Zanesville, OH m. 01 Jan 1858, to Angeline Elizabeth Kellogg (b. 01 Oct 1838, Plum River, IL, d. 19 Aug 1881, Calistoga, CA) George Tucker and his father Reason ...

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