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  • Baylis Williams of the Donner Party (c.1822 - 1846)
    Baylis Williams, 24, died on December 15, 1846 at the Lake cabins.
  • Eliza Williams of the Donner Party (aft.1813 - 1875)
    23 Sep 1847, Thu (Montpelier, Vermont) Info about Eliza Williams. More from : Servant, Eliza Williams, 25, was rescued by the First Relief. Six months after her rescue, she mar...
  • Maj. Lansford W. Hastings, (CSA) (c.1818 - 1870)
    Lansford Warren Hastings (1819–1870) is best remembered as the developer of Hastings Cutoff, a shortcut across what is now the state of Utah, a factor in the Donner Party disaster of 1846. Lansford...
  • Tamsen Donner, Donner Party (1801 - 1847)
    Tamzene Eustis received first rate education -- she wrote, sketched, spoke excellent French, and was skilled at botany -- and taught the "female department" at the Elizabeth City Academy in Elizabeth...
  • Patrick Breen (1795 - 1868)
    Patrick Breen - The Donner Party From November 20, 1846 to March 1, 1847, Irish immigrant Patrick Breen, a Donner party member, kept a diary of his ordeal in the mountains. Clinging to survival with ...

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  2. page 369 st. seq. of The History of San José and Surroundings: With Biographical Sketches By Frederic Hall speaks of James Reed