A book, "The Brazen Overlanders of 1845" by Donna M. Wojcik Pg. 323 Palmer and Party Join The Road Hunters ...............pg. 324...Palmer and his group ...afternoon Oct. 1 (1845) ...23 wagons belonged to the 15 families of ...Wm. Buffum 2 wagons, one driven by James R. Poole." This is the group who made "The Barlow Trail". James Poole ( b. 1819 Clark Co. indiana d. 10-28-1868 Santa Cruz, CA.) and his brother, Joshua Poole, were said to have been raised by Mr. & Mrs. Wm. Buffum. Do any of you know anything about this William Buffum?