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Captain Edward Hunter

261 individuals and 67 wagons were in the company when it began its journey from the outfitting post at Kanesville, Iowa (present day Council Bluffs). This company was organized at 12-mile creek near the Missouri River. It was the first Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company.

Individuals in this Company who were my ancestors were as follows:

Benjamin Lynn Clapp, age 35 (b. 19 Aug 1814 – d. 31 Oct 1865)
Corinda Elvira Clapp age 1(b. 28 Sep 1848 – d. 22 Jan 1926)
Elvira Clapp age 25 (b. 26 Feb 1825 – d. 25 Sep 1876)
Frank Lewis Clapp age 17 (b. 6 Jan 1833 – d. 18 Jun 1892)
Joel Henry Clapp age infant (b. 7 Aug 1850 – d. 4 Sep 1919)
Joseph Carlos Clapp age 12 (b. 24 Aug 1837 – d. 31 Jan 1912)
Margaret Ann Clapp age 76 (b. 15 Aug 1773 – d. 15 Dec 1855)
Margaret Ann Clapp age 6 (b. 1844 – d. 1896)
Mary Elizabeth Clapp age 10 (b. 9 Feb 1840 – d. 19 Feb 1904)
Mary Rachel Clapp age 35 (b. 2 Apr 1815 – d. 13 Nov 1874)
Nancy Jane Clapp age 2 (b. 6 Jan 1848 – d. Nov 1892)
Sarah Mariah Clapp age 3 (b. 13 Apr 1847 – d. 1 Jan 1904)
William Clapp age 15 (b. 15 Aug 1834 – d. 3 Jun 1888)