Re: Washington Co. Oregon 1860: Hockett/Griffith surviving children
I have scrutinized the details again, and Rachel Hockett and John Griffith must have been married in Oregon if Rachel is on the list of those in the wagon train (1847) and Rachel and John were married later, 15 March 1849. I have the first child, Christopher Columbus Griffith, born 1850 and no more record of him, though someone apparently mistakenly had him as having been born on the Oregon Trail.
I believe that John Griffith must have been a Quaker, and I have his father's name as Jesse. I did find record a few minutes ago of a Jesse Griffith who married a Nancy Smith 02 Dec 1810 in Barren Co., Kentucky, where John is alleged to have been born. I also found a Jonas Griffith in Barren Co. Ky. There have been Quakers named John Griffith for several hundred years, and as a birth-right Quaker it would have been important for Rachel to marry "in unity". There should be a Quaker record of her marriage unless, as a pioneer, it was impossible for her to have anything but a civil ceremony.
There should also be record of the Griffith families movements and presence in Barren Co. Ky. in Quaker records if they were indeed Quakers. I don't have those ref. materials, only what I find online, but I understand that many public libraries have access to them- try inter-library loan if your library doesn't have them.
I'll post again whenever I find anything of interest, and hope you'll do the same.