Re: ACROSS THE PLAINS FROM MO TO NORTHERN CA.
I have tracked the family of Jacob Edward Rutherford and his parents, Jacob Rutherford and Mary Railsback a bit too. My interest in them is that I think the elder Jacob may be a brother of my ancestor John Rutherford who briefly lived in Davis County, Iowa before dying in 1848.
A Jacob and an Isaac Rutherford signed his probate bond in 1849. I think this is the same Jacob and Isaac may be their father. I can track them all back to Gallia County, Ohio.
I would appreciate being able to compare our notes.