Searching Cousins have accepted that Mac and Nate were children of Buck and Peggy. However, a question has been raised by the recent discovery of the funeral record of Nate Bullard, in which his mother is listed as Margaret Wiggington. Also, no record of the family has yet been found in Longview County, Texas census records. Walter Weaver referred to him as "Uncle Nate", and Nate is listed as a child of Buck and Peggy in census records. Arletha Bullard Ray, daughter of Nate and Eolian Bullard, accepted that Buck and Peggy were her grandparents.
Armindy Bullard's son, Walter Weaver, married Eolian Vineyard's youngest sister, Allie Berry Vineyard.
George Bullard married Eolian's and Allie's maternal aunt, Allie Tecoy Cannon.
From this tangled web of doubly related cousins, descendants of Buck and Peggy Bullard, the identities of the people traveling from the I.T. to Oregon with Walter Weaver and Berry Vineyard, and of those who followed, in the late 1890s have been discovered.
Walter Weaver's memories of his trip, written at the request of his daughter-in-law, Helen Looney Weaver, has been our road map. The version presented here is taken from Ada Cote's typewritten copy of the original handwritten document, still in the possession of Helen Weaver. There are other versions in circulation.
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