Merle Mulvany's Tennessee ancestors arrived in Northern California via wagon train traveling the Oregon Trail 1849. Merle's Haley ancestors departed New England (Connecticut and Maine) for California during the mid-1800s.
Family names, dates, and places:
Mulvany (John and Mary Mulvany of Knox(ville)TN and Iowa--John born TN 1804, his father, William Mulvany, died in the War of 1812)
Callen (Knoxville and Iowa--Mary Callen married John Mulvany in Knox Co. TN 1827)
Haley (Elisha Haley of Groton, Connecticut born 1842 died CA, his grandfather, Congressman Elisha Haley, born CT 1776)
West (William O. West born Maine 1833 died CA)
We're also looking for information on the Silas Davis family. The Davis family traveled the Oregon Trail with the Mulvanys from Iowa in 1849. Silas Davis's daughter, Elizabeth Davis, married Newton Mulvany in Oregon in 1854.
Silas Davis's wife was Jane (Jones), his brother was Harmon Davis, and sisters were Judith and Winnie. Silas Davis died on the Oregon Trail, and his wife, Jane, remarried.
We would be happy to share information on any of these families.