"Robert Easley Grave Stone"
on the
Santa Fe Trail

GPS: 38-10-19N/099-06-18W

Robert Easley Grave Stone Site Pawnee County Kansas
"Robert Easley"
August 5, 1847

     Lt. Col. Henderson P. Boyakin, with Companies B, C, and E, started on July 7, escorting a train of 30 government wagons, in charge of Captain Finley, of Westport, Mo. His command ferried the Kansas on the 10th (at the military road, or Delaware, or Grinter, crossing); stopped at the Shawnee camp ground; attended church at the Indians' large log meeting house on the 11th; traveled to "Lone Elm" on the 13th (Pvt. John W. Collins was buried here); at Pool creek, on the 20th, (Pvt. Aaron J. Campbell was buried); reached Council Grove on July 22d; left on the 25th with 30 more wagons (a train in charge of Captain Elliott) in company; reached Pawnee Fork on August 5 (Pvt. Robert Easley was buried this day); passed Mann's Fort on the 12th (there was no person there, wrote Pvt. Thomas B. Lester); reached the Arkansas crossing on the 13th; laid by on the 14th; crossed the river on the 15th; on August 19, at the Lower Cimarron spring, an express from Newby arrived with orders to wait for his command which arrived on the 20th.




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