The names of emigrants who left Schuyler county in 1849 for California, as furnished by Jonathan D. Manlove, Esq., leader of the company. The company left Rushville on the first of April and reached Feather River on the 22nd of October:
John Blackford, Samuel Boring, Jacob Brickman, John Brickman, William Brickman, Stoel Cady, Barton Carrick, Dr. Clarkson, Samuel Clarkson, William Clarkson, Francis Dickson, James Doyle, Simon Doyle, Isaac Fisher, John Gapen, George Garrett, David Hindman, Samuel Hindman, Joseph Hurley, Isaac Lane, John Lambert, William Loudon, William Lusk, Jonathan D. Manlove, Marion Manlove, Thomas McCowan, John G. McHatton, John McNeilly, Elisha Moore, L. F. Moran, Augustus Peters, Marcellus Price, Jackson Reno, Clay Rogers, Mr. Rook, Mrs. Rook, Abram Ryan, Thomas Silvers, Edward Stevenson, H. W. Taylor, M. J. Taylor, James Teel, Francis Thorton, Abram Tolle, James Tolle, John Tolle, Mr. Weaver, William Weden, Charles Wells, Newton Witt, Charles Wolf.
Of the above, Dr. Clarkson died on a steamer on his return home and was buried in the Pacific Ocean. Samuel Hindman, Jackson Reno, Mr. Rook, William Weden, Marion Manlove and Thomas McCowan died in California. Isaac Lane died on the trip out and was buried on Pitt River, about 400 miles this side of California. Thomas Silvers died at New Orleans on his return home. Marcellus Price died at Alton, having almost reached home.
Francis Dickson and Edward Stevenson were murdered while out on a prospecting tour in 1851, by the Indians in California. In addition to the above names, three brothers, sons of Myron Gaylord of Round Prairie, went out the same year. One of them died there, another was killed by a grizzly bear while on a hunting excursion, and the other returned home.
Also Lemuel Sparks and son, Samuel Fisher of Brooklyn, and probably others whose names we have not obtained went out in 1849. Mr. Sparks has since died. Fourteen of the above are now residents of the county, nineteen are still living in California, the remainder are either dead or are now scattered in different portions of the earth.
-Schuyler Citizen (Illinois), March 2, 1859