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Name: Sally Foster Nettel <netteljs@verizon.net>
Date: 2014-09-01
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Seth Catlin
Spouse of Pioneer Agnes Redpath
Oregon County Not sure
Comments:
Seth Catlin born 1791 in Massachusetts. He emigrated to Oregon in 1848 along with his wife and 7 sons. They arrived at Philip Foster's September 15th, 1848. He located upon claim afterwards taken by Edward Long, south of East Portland. He remained one year and then moved to what is Cowlitz, Washington. He died there in 1865.
 

Name: Lynne Halterlein <lehalterlein@hotmail.com>
Date: 2014-07-15
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Isham Webb b. 1783 d. 24 Oct. 1853
Spouse of Pioneer Mary Huston Webb
Oregon County Marion County
Comments:
James Webb, their oldest son, was with them. I think the year was around 1847. He is my 3 great grandfather.
 

Name: Kelly Estes <kellyestesgloege@yahoo.com>
Date: 2014-06-08
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Benjamin Franklin Yantis
Spouse of Pioneer Ann Hall
Oregon County unknown
Comments:
B.F. Yantis eventually settled in Washington state. Wife Ann Hall died on the Oregon Trail in ca. 1852. Possibly a child also died. Left from Missouri.
 

Name: Rhonda Stephens <czrs@comcast.net>
Date: 2014-02-20
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Sarah Elizabeth Slagle York b 1844
Spouse of Pioneer Henry York b. 1823
Oregon County Josephine
Comments:
Oregon Trail 1852-3
My father is Ronald L Williams, his mother is Gladys York Williams, Her mother is Josie York. Josie's father is Joseph York who's mother is Sarah Elizabeth Slagle York. Joseph's sister is Cora York, or as we called her "Aunt Cora"

 

Name: Monte Ring <montebev_grd4@q.com>
Date: 2013-11-07
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Thomas Ring 1799
Spouse of Pioneer Margaretta Hewett
Oregon County Benton
Comments:
Oregon Trail 1852

 

Name: Michael Cantu <mjemcantu@gmail.com>
Date: 2013-02-02
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Philander T Davis 3/20/1844
Spouse of Pioneer Jennie B Davis
Oregon County Clackamas
Comments:
I'm looking for a contact that may know more about my great-great-grandpa.
 

Name: Jo Anne Rogers Veatch <olyrad@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-10-25
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Joseph Warren Rogers 1876
Spouse of Pioneer Belle
Oregon County Polk
Comments:
George Rogers was Joseph's father, settled on farm in Independence Oregon on road now called Rogers Road
 

Name: RUSS CAREY <RAZORUSS@HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: 2012-03-18
Name & Birth date of Pioneer VINCENT SCOTT McCLURE 9/1/16
Spouse of Pioneer SARAH BRUCE
Oregon County LANE
Comments:
V.S. McCLURE WAS THE CAPTAIN OF THE "LOST WAGON TRAIN OF 1853" MOST OF THE MEMBERS SETTLED IN THE WILLAMETTE VALLEY. I AM A VOLUNTEER AT LUPER PIONEER CEMETERY. MOST OF THE MEMBERS ARE BURIED HERE. EMAIL ME IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS. THANKS RUSS
 

Name: Nancy Baker Toole <ntoole@cfl.rr,com>
Date: 2012-03-06
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Sally Jemina Finel Baker 22 Dec 1832 Richland Co., OH
Spouse of Pioneer Varranus Baker 30 May 1815
Oregon County Yamhill
Comments:
Came by Ox train in 1865. A widow with three children. Emmaline, Abigail and Clarence Edward Baker. Varranus died in Wisconsin and was not a pioneer to Oregon.
 

Name: Nancy Baker Toole <ntoole@cfl.rr.com>
Date: 2012-03-06
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Jacob Lycurgus Ferguson 1830 Warren Co., KY
Spouse of Pioneer Permelia Jane Bird 3 Sep 1838 Lacon Co., Ill
Oregon County Yamhill
Comments:
1852 pioneer. Permelia was the daughter of John Bird and Nancy Bland. She came with her parents in 1847.
 

Name: Nancy Baker Toole <ntoole@cfl.rr.com>
Date: 2012-03-06
Name & Birth date of Pioneer John Bird 1807 Glascow Barren Co., KY
Spouse of Pioneer Nancy Bland 4 Apr 1806 Nelson Co., KY
Oregon County Yamhill
Comments:
1847 Sawyer Wagon Train
 

Name: Nancy Baker Toole <ntoole@cfl.rr.com>
Date: 2012-03-06
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Robert Bird 22 May 1776 Rockingham Co., KY
Spouse of Pioneer Rachael Suzanne Allen 26 Feb 1750 Boones Fort KY
Oregon County Clackamas
Comments:
1847 Sawyer Wagon Train
 

Name: jwh <recessforever@gmail.com>
Date: 2012-02-06
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Ailsie Ann Bailes Kenworthy
Spouse of Pioneer Simon
Oregon County Marion County
Comments:
“Ailsie 'Elsie' married her second husband, Simon Lakey Kenworthy on 10
March, 1861 in Webster County, Missouri. Simon Kenworthy and Elsie, along with Elsie's two daughters from her first marriage (John Copley Andrews) left Missouri on a wagon train bound for Oregon in the spring of 1861. Elsie's older brother ,William "Keithly" Bailes, his wife, and children along with their mother Elizabeth "Betsy" (King) Bailes all came to Oregon on the same wagon train.ö from Findagrave.com Memorial # 38489685

 

Name: JW Hardester <recessforever@gmail.com>
Date: 2012-01-31
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Lavinia Bailes Keithley
Spouse of Pioneer William
Oregon County Marion or Clackamas
Comments:
My great grandmother was on the oregon trail as a small child and witnessed
several of her family members die. She was Frankie Ann Andrew, traveling with the Kenworthy's. She left Missouri in 1861. Her mother was Ailsie Bailes Kenworthy. Her aunt was Lavinia Bailes Keithley who died on the oregon trail giving birth to twin girls. The girls also died.
I would like more information on their route, who was with them, or any
tid bit of info. Thanks!!! I think they were from Webster, Missouri to Marion Co. or Clackamas Co. Oregon

 

Name: Linda Werts <lindysj@msn.com>
Date: 2012-01-20
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Francis Bequette 1831
Spouse of Pioneer Sarah Brewer 1837
Oregon County Multnomah
Comments:
Their first child was born in Oregon 1858; they came from Missouri
 

Name: Hilary White <pup@comcast.net>
Date: 2012-01-01
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Martha J. Patton
Spouse of Pioneer Isaac Smith
Oregon County Linn
Comments:
Martha J. Patton Smith died in Peoria, OR Oct 20, 1873. She was buried at Oakville Cemetery. Martha was born in WA County, PA on Aug 12, 1780. Her husband Isaac Smith died in Iowa in 1846 when he was age 72. My guess is that Martha came to Oregon after his death, she would have been 65 years old at the time which would have made her one of the older pioneers to survive the Oregon Trail and she died age 93. Many of her children are in the same cemetery in Oakville, OR, Linn County. She was my great-great-great-great Grandmother and I just found her grave Dec 10 last month only 9 miles from my house. My grand-daughters also live 9 miles away from their great X 6 Grandmother.
 

Name: Julie Briles <Ak4bears@gmail.com>
Date: 2011-12-28
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Noah Briles B 1828
Spouse of Pioneer Catherine Imbler
Oregon County Lane
Comments:
Originally from North Carolina, the Briles went west as far as Missouri . They lived there for about 10 years before continuing on to Oregon in the early 1870's. They homesteaded in what is now Jasper and their graves are in the Mt. Vernon Pioneer Cemetery.
 

Name: Dorinda Troutman <dorinda@imt.net>
Date: 2011-12-03
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Albert Howard Boyd abt 1870
Spouse of Pioneer unk
Oregon County Yamhill
Comments:
Albert Howard Boyd, born abt 1870 in Morse, Kansas. Father T.W. Boyd, lived in Morse, KS. Albert traveled to Oregon, California and Idaho as an irrigation ditch builder and lumberjack/sawyer. He settled in Newberg, OR and owned a prune plum orchard (Allaura's Best Oregon Prunes) and huge dryer that was used by neighboring prune growers. His children were Theresa (my grandmother), Howard, Hazel and Ruby.
 

Name: Barbara Anderson <andertow@pacbell.net>
Date: 2011-10-13
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Curtis G. Abbott
Spouse of Pioneer Catharine Dils
Oregon County Wasco
Comments:
Curtis Abbott married Catharine Dils in Miami, Ohio 8/29/1847. They had their first child Eliza in 1848 then moved to St. Joseph, Indian where they had Joel, James, Sarah and Mary.

"History of Wasco County, Oregon "
Cutis Abbott went to Humbolt, California for mining and raised hogs, then onto Oregon where he brings the first sheep to Prineville and Wampinita in 1857 where he settles according to the 1860 and 1870 Census. By 1880 census his sons Joel and James have joined him in Oak Grove, Wasco County Oregon. James returns to Indiana to bring his mother Catherine (Dils) Abbott, sister Eliza and Mary on the Emigrant train from Indiana to Oregon. Daughter Eliza marries Benjamin Forman 7/3/1889. Daughter, Mary marries James Brown 9/29/2898



. Daughter Sarah remains in Elkhart, Indiana where she marries Cassius Washburn. Curtis was a very prominent man and was one of the leading stock breeders in Oregon. He was known as a liberal, enterprising and good man. He died in April of 1884 and is buried at the famous Kelly Cemetery along with all of his family. He was very wealthy

 

Name: Nadine Zollner <nzollner@q.com>
Date: 2011-10-04
Oregon County columbia
Comments:
The Watts family arrived in Scappoose, OR in 1952 and were one of the main pioneer families that helped settle this area. Grants Watts was my great grandfather, and the elementary school is named after him. I believe his grandfather was William (?) Watts.
 

Name: E.Weir <weir61@gmail.com>
Date: 2011-09-24
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Lilburn Waterford Oct 1850
Spouse of Pioneer N. Maria (Marie) Weir Waterford
Oregon County Multnomah
Comments:
Lilburn and Maria Waterford are in the 1900 census; land records dated 1891. Their daughter, Hope Waterford, was born in Portland in 1892.
 

Name: E.Weir <weir61@gmail.com>
Date: 2011-09-24
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Lilburn Waterford Oct 1850
Spouse of Pioneer N. Maria (Marie) Weir Waterford
Oregon County Multnomah
Comments:
Lilburn and Maria Waterford are in the 1900 census; land records dated 1891. Their daughter, Hope Waterford, was born in Portland in 1892.
 

Name: Judy Gray Johnson <haplor@peoplepc.com>
Date: 2011-06-11
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Rev. Robert Doke Gray 1805
Spouse of Pioneer Agnes Chenowith
Oregon County buried Summerville Or. Union County
Comments:
Robert Doke Gray's son, Robert Doke Gray dob 1830 died, his son George Grant Gray is my Great Grandfather,(he was 13 when he came on the wagon train), his son Nathan Taylor Gray is my grandfather, whose son Donald Nathan Gray is my father.
Robert Doke Gray, George Grant Gray, and Nathan Gray are all buried in Summerville Cemetary, Union County Oregon, as are many of their descendants. I have good records and 3 generations of bibles to back up the records of all the birth and death dates of children and siblings of these men.

 

Name: Dan Matney <dmatney@gmail.com>
Date: 2011-05-07
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Julia Ann Cooper
Spouse of Pioneer Walter J Matney
Oregon County Polk/Yamhill/Applegate
Comments:
A note of a very small part of my file
------------
Descendants of Lewis L. Cooper


Generation No. 1

1. LEWIS L.6 COOPER (SAMUEL5, LEVIN4, SAMUEL3, GABRIEL BRAYFIELD2,
JOHN1)1 was born October 24, 1797 in Shelbyville, Shelby Co. Kentucky,
and died December 20, 1875 in Cooper Hollow, Polk Co. Oregon. He
married MARY LINDSEY February 20, 1823 in Fayette Co. Kentucky, daughter
of JAMES LINDSEY and HESTER.

More About LEWIS L. COOPER:
Born?: October 20, 1796, Born?
Died?: d. could be Jan. 23-1876
Property: May 06, 1853, Settled land claim in Oregon
Residence: January 10, 1852, Arrived in Oregon (1st-6th)

Children of LEWIS COOPER and MARY LINDSEY are:
2. i. JAMES LINDSAY7 COOPER, b. 1822, Shelbyville, Shelby Co. Kentucky;
d. December 03, 1864, Dallas, Polk Co. Oregon.
ii. HARBIN MILLS COOPER2, b. December 05, 1829, Gallatin Co. Kentucky;
d. December 01, 1904, Goldendale, Klickitat Co. Washington; m. ANN JANE
STUART, February 23, 1851, Keytesville, Chariton Co. Missouri.

More About HARBIN MILLS COOPER:
Born?: b. 1828? Oregon Land Claims
Property: October 01, 1853, Settled Land Claim in Oregon
Residence: Abt. September 13, 1853, Arrived in Oregon

iii. JULIA ANN COOPER, b. 1832, Gallatin Co. Kentucky; d. Aft. 1892; m.
(1) WALTER JEFFERSON MATNEY, March 28, 1853, Polk Co. Oregon; m. (2) H.
C. ROWE, February 12, 1879, Oregon Territory.
iv. ANTONICE COOPER, b. September 05, 1834, Gallatin Co. Kentucky; d.
March 24, 1906, Grants Pass. Josephine Co. Oregon; m. JESSE R JENNINGS3,
August 14, 1853, Marion Co. Oregon.
==================Cooper Hollow Coopers, My Great grandmother was Julia===========>
Dan M

 

Name: Dan Matney <dmatney@gmail.com>
Date: 2011-05-07
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Walter J matney b 1817
Spouse of Pioneer 1-Martha 2-Julia
Oregon County Polk
Comments:
http://www.d-matney.com/page3.html
Walter was the one who suggested the dual with Nesmith over the donkey.
He was also president of the Vern blue mine in Jacksonville, Ore - plus a book of other things ;)
Dan Matney - www.d-matney.com

 

Name: Patricia Reynolds <plreynolds@peak.org>
Date: 2011-03-09
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Minnie Ann Williams McHaley
Spouse of Pioneer Frank McHaley
Oregon County Grant
Comments:
Minnie was born in Star Idaho May 1987.
Parents were migrating by wagon train to the Oregon territory. Family settled in Grant County

 

Name: Lorraine Farrens <llf@ctcweb.net>
Date: 2011-02-26
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Samuel Preston Farrens Sept. 1825
Spouse of Pioneer Martha Finlay & Martha Olinger
Oregon County Marion
Comments:
Samuel Preston Farrens came to Oregon in 1852. He came on a wagon train. He settled in Marion County. He was in one of the Indian wars.I can't find out which one. His first wife. Martha Ruby died on the way to Oregon.
 

Name: Darlene E. (Rowland) Miller <demiller@bscn.com>
Date: 2010-11-27
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Jeremiah Rowland Nov 23, 1805
Spouse of Pioneer 3-Mary Ann (Anderson) Sappington
Oregon County McMinnville, Yamhille Co, OR
Comments:
Wives 1-Nancy Cagle died NC. 2-Lucy Butler, died on Oregon Trail near a place called Elkton. Idaho?, Oregon?
Jeremiah was appointed a judge by acting Gov. Abernathy.

Children by Nancy Cagle: John B. Rowland, Green Lloyd Rowland

Jeremiah Rowland was born Nov 23, 1805, Troy, Montgomery Co, NC. He died June 22, 1879 McMinnville, Yamhill Co, OR
Loyd/Lloyd Rowland and Mary Ann (Last Name Unknown) were parents of Jeremiah.

Over the Oregon Trail in 1844 from Missouri.

Children by Lucy Butler: Levi Lindsey Rowland, Jeremiah T. Rowland, Mary Ann Rowland, George Washington Rowland, Daniel Samuel Berry Rowland, Martin Van Buren Rowland, Three un-named children.

Children by Mary Ann (Anderson) Sappington: Thomas Jefferson Rowland, Margaret Jane Rowland, James M. Rowland, Frances Marion Rowland, Newton Jasper Rowland, Luann/Susanna Rowland

Mary Ann (Anderson) Sappington's children by James Monroe Sappington: John W. Sappington, George W. Sappington, Francus-Frances Sappington, Sarah P. Sappington, Mary Ann Sappington (Bd Abt 1847)

 

Name: Richard P. Belts <rbelts2@comcast.net>
Date: 2010-10-10
Name & Birth date of Pioneer paul belts
Spouse of Pioneer mary catherine macintosh
Oregon County linn
Comments:
Paul Belts, (maybe spelled Beltz in those days) was my great-great grandfather. He reportedly came to Linn County in 1852. He purchased donation land property between Harrisburg and Brownsville, around 700 acres. That property came to my grandfather John F. Belts and I was raised on the place. If anyone has anymore information on Paul Belts, I would love to have.
 

Name: Kathleen Coan <paseeker2@aol.com>
Date: 2010-10-10
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Joseph Carper Davidson born 30 December 1819
Spouse of Pioneer Mary Ann Ferrin
Oregon County Clackamas
Comments:
In the year 1859, the Joseph Carper Davidson family, with all five children, crossed the plains on the Oregon Trail and arrived in Oregon City, Oregon that same year. They settled in Lake Oswego, Clackamas County, Oregon.

In Their Own Words, Reminiscences of Early Oswego, Oregon; prepared by the Lake Oswego Library refers to "The Pioneer Davidson Family", in an interview with Frances Davidson Meyer, telling how the family arrived in Oregon in November of 1859, after coming over the Oregon Trail.

 

Name: Ray <mrc2627@comcast.net>
Date: 2010-07-25
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Atkinson Watson
Oregon County Linn
Comments:
Searching for Martha Jane Watson, probably related to Atkinson Watson who is on rolls of landowner in Linn County
 

Name: Jon Ridgeway <jncridge@aol.com>
Date: 2010-05-18
Name & Birth date of Pioneer John Ridgeway 1807
Spouse of Pioneer Tabitha Willson
Oregon County Polk
Comments:
Came to Oregon in 1845 with Tetherow wagon train. Settled south of Thomas Blair, north of Buell, next to Mill Creek. Had children John, William and Lindsey with them.
 

Name: Jon Ridgeway <jncridge@aol.com>
Date: 2010-05-18
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Elias Buell July 20, 1797
Spouse of Pioneer Sarah Ann Hammond
Oregon County Polk
Comments:
In 1847, Elias led a wagon train to Oregon that included his brother Samuel and family. Other members of the train were William, Nathan and Job Conner, John Bateman, John Carey, Daniel Putman and Josiah Franklin. After returning from California with gold, Elias set up a saw mill and a grist mill on Mill creek in Polk county. The small community of Buell was named for Elias.
 

Name: Jon Ridgeway <jncridge@aol.com>
Date: 2010-05-18
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Peter Grant Stewart Sep 6 1809
Spouse of Pioneer Rebecca Rawlings Cason
Oregon County Multnomah
Comments:
In 1843, he and his Cason in-laws went over the Oregon Trail. In Oregon, he was elected to the Executive Committee of the provisional government on May 14, 1844. His claim at Pacific City on Baker Bay near the mouth of the Columbia was taken by the Federal government to become a fort. PG Stewart also served as first judge of the district court for Clackamas Co., Or, surveyor for Pacific City on the Columbia River in 1853, and city recorder for Gervais. He lived in Portland for many years, and his jewelry store was burned out twice. He died August 27, 1900 in Tacoma, WA.

 

Name: Tom Girouard <Truscapesinc@comcast.net>
Date: 2010-04-29
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Ed Bow unknown birthdate
Oregon County Lane or Deschutes
Comments:
Found his name carved prominentely on a Boulder on the old Mckenzie pass wagon road, below it was the date, July 1, 190X
 

Name: Jan Hoctor Clark <sjaaclark@hotmail.com>
Date: 2010-04-15
Name & Birth date of Pioneer John S. Burgen1 825-1900
Spouse of Pioneer Susan (Simpson) Burgen
Oregon County Linn
Comments:
John Burgen came to Oregon for the Land Donation Act by oxen team with his wife and 3 oldest children in 1852. His brother Thomas Burgen was also in the party. They both where among the first settlers in what is now Klickitat County, WA in 1859.
 

Name: kathy mutton <sarnjak1@hotmail.com>
Date: 2010-03-22
Name & Birth date of Pioneer william Dawson
Spouse of Pioneer Mary Searcy Dawson
Oregon County yamhill
Comments:
i am looking for any information on my great x3 grandparents who travelled the meek cutoff/oregon trail 1845
 

Name: Stacy Elliott <sielliott64@gmail.com>
Date: 2010-02-01
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Septimus Hypolite Spencer 15Nov1821
Spouse of Pioneer Mahala Smith Spencer 1824
Oregon County Lane County
Comments:
Stacy Elliott
sielliott64@gmail.com

 

Name: Robert D. Petty <robdpetty@nyc.rr.com>
Date: 2009-12-27
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Joseph Petty May 12, 1825
Spouse of Pioneer Mary Mathews Petty
Oregon County Multnomah
Comments:
My great grand parents arrived in Oregon via N.Y.C. around the Horn to San Francisco. In January of 1859 James Petty was born in St. Paul, OR. The census of 1869 found them in Champoeg Forks. They opened a saloon in Ora Fino, Idaho where May 14,1863 my grand aunt Essie was born. They were in Walla Walla, WA for a short time during 1864, but by 1867 they had returned to Portland, where my Grandfather William Petty was born. Joseph and Mary operated the Brooklyn Hotel on Front Street, Portland with the assistance of their eight [8] children, three [3] from previous marriages in the East. In 1870 my great grandfather died. The Emmet Guard of Portland turned out for the occasion. Mary remained in Portland for some years. The census of 1880 shows her living at 55 9th Street, Portland with her daughter Ellen 17, and Essie 16.
Some time in the 1880's she returned to New York City to be near her brother John Mathews, a politician known as "The First Mayor of the Bowery" {NYT}.

 

Name: Virginia Hotz-Steenhoven <vhotz-steenhoven@santarosa.edu>
Date: 2009-11-13
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Madison Watson Espy
Spouse of Pioneer Hannah Bjornsen
Oregon County Josephine
Comments:
The county may also be Klamath; not sure. Madison Watson Espy was my maternal great-grandfather, father of Altha Espy Daniel of Klamath Falls. Althea Kathryn Daniel, my 100 year old mother who just died Oct. 3 was the last living daughter of altha Espy Daniel and Ivan Henry Remus Daniel of Klamath Falls, Oregon. Much history died with Mom. Am trying to find out some of it.
 

Name: Virginia Hotz-Steenhoven <vhotz-steenhoven@santarosa.edu>
Date: 2009-11-13
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Madison Watson Espy
Spouse of Pioneer Hannah Bjornsen
Oregon County Josephine
Comments:
The county may also be Klamath; not sure. Madison Watson Espy was my maternal great-grandfather, father of Altha Espy Daniel of Klamath Falls. Althea Kathryn Daniel, my 100 year old mother who just died Oct. 3 was the last living daughter of altha Espy Daniel and Ivan Henry Remus Daniel of Klamath Falls, Oregon. Much history died with Mom. Am trying to find out some of it.
 

Name: steve r holland <hollandsteve1999@yahoo.com>
Date: 2009-10-24
Name & Birth date of Pioneer john bayless tabor/oct.14,1821
Spouse of Pioneer melcena taylor
Oregon County linn
Comments:
they moved to whitman co.,wa john b tabor was one the founders of whitman county in 1875 was county commissioner
by 1887 he was leading fruit grower & cattle rancher
in 1899 john b tabor sold his ranch to his son-in-law
congressman william leroy la follette 1860-1934 john b tabor died nov 7,1906 in colfax,wa (whitman co.) buried in
colfax cemetary next to wife melcena taylor 1829-1887 along
with dau. mary tabor la follette 1865-1934 & her husband
william leroy lafollette 1860-1934.

 

Name: Linda Patterson-Henderson <lk_henderson@cox.net>
Date: 2009-09-08
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Jacob Hawn, born 13 Jan 1804
Spouse of Pioneer Harriette Elizabeth Pierson Hawn
Oregon County Yamhill
Comments:
My great great great grandparents who came to Oregon on the 1843 wagon train.
 

Name: Debby Hilty Jewell <cosmicmom1111@att.net>
Date: 2009-05-30
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Louis Hilty
Spouse of Pioneer Teresa Treff
Oregon County Jackson
Comments:
My Ggreatparents came to Ashland Or in 1877 to work on the railroad. They had 2 children Lillian and Carl Hilty. Carl my grandfather worked on the railroad in Dunsmeir, where my dad was born.
 

Name: Carolannbearinger <carolannbearinger@comcast>
Date: 2009-04-26
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Isaac Alonso Tolbert 1865
Spouse of Pioneer Leona May Bowman
Oregon County Crook and Jefferson Co.
Comments:
Isaac Alonso Tolbert was School Teacher at the Trail Crossing School From 1909 -1911,was a Homesteadeder with his family Leona Died in 1911 is in the Gray Butte Cem,there Children Lucy,Mabel,Horace,Douglas And Frank Tolbert.
 

Name: Charlotte Powell <ECPOWL@aol.com>
Date: 2009-04-06
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Isaac Miller, 20 Mar 1819
Spouse of Pioneer unknown
Oregon County Linn
Comments:
Born in Union Co., Indiana. Arrived in Oregon, DLC # 3944, settled claim 1 Dec 1852.
Died 28 Mar 1867, Oregon. Buried in Miller Cemetery, Millersburg, Linn Co., Oregon

 

Name: Kathy Sargent Litch <chatterbox328@nwi.net>
Date: 2009-03-25
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Benjamin Franklin Sargent B. May 21, 1832
Spouse of Pioneer Fannie Toole
Oregon County Malheur
Comments:
B.F. Franklin was my gt.grandfather. Born in Ohio, migrated to Oregon, homesteading in Malheur City, in Baker County Ore. He lived there long before his homestead transfer was issued Dec. 7, 1897 for 160 acres. He owned a hotel, livery stable and a dry goods store. He and his wife Fannie Toole Sargent had two sons. William Judson, b. 1881 and John Ward, b. 1883. John was hoist man at the Rainbow mine and William rode the range and worked for other people. B.F. and William Judson are buried in the Malheur City Cemetery. John left Malheur 1912 and headed to chicago to attend college. There he married Dorcas Maud Bryant and had 2 sons. After graduation he traveled to Portland, Ore. and trained to be a chiropractor and joined with a partner and had his own practice. He retired in 1950 and moved to Cannnon Beach Ore, later to become their first elected mayor. He died in 1968 and is buried in Riverview Cemetery, Portland, Oregon.
 

Name: Michael Tassano <tassano@whidbey.net>
Date: 2009-03-19
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Benjamin Franklin Reeser, 14 Aug. 1838
Spouse of Pioneer Matilda Jane Root
Oregon County Jackson
Comments:
Benjamin Franklin Reeser, his wife Matilda, and her parents Horace and Eliza Jane Root arrived in East Ashland Pct., Jackson Co. in 1861 after the long trek from Iowa.
Mr. Reeser was a tinner by trade and opened a hardware store in Ashland.
One of his daughters, Harriet, married Charlie Logan and became one of the West's earliest women photographers.

 

Name: Champ Vaughan <vaughan@molalla.net>
Date: 2009-01-25
Name & Birth date of Pioneer William H. Vaughan 1822
Spouse of Pioneer Susan Mary Officer
Oregon County 1843, Molalla, Clackamas County
Comments:
First non-Indian permanent settler in south Clackamas County.
 

Name: Nancy C. Wiser <nanczee915@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008-03-23
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Timothy Goodrich- b. Mar. 10,1837
Spouse of Pioneer Rose Ann Knight-b. Oct.26, 1837
Oregon County Yamhill
Comments:
Timothy married Rose Ann Knight in Athens,OH on Oct. 5,1856 and left Ohio before 1858 for their son George was born in Illinois in that year. After their arrival in Yamhill, Or, they had Mary in 1867, Minnie in 1869, Ralph on Feb. 8,1872, Morris in 1874 and Luke in 1877.
 

Name: Nancy C. Wiser <nanczee915@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008-03-23
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Benjamin F. Wade
Spouse of Pioneer Rebecca Laughlin
Oregon County Yamhill
Comments:
Ben married Rebecca Loughlin (born 4 March 1850 in Lincoln, MO) in Yamhill on 18 June 1872. Rebecca was the daughter of James Morrow Laughlin and Mary Cordelia McCoy of Pike Co., MO. I could not find Ben or his family in the 1880 U.S> Federal Census of Oregon and the 1890 census was almost completely destroyed by fire. The 1900 U.S. Federal Census of Checowan, Yamhill Co., Oregon however does show the following children living at home with Ben and Rebeca, Lulie G (born 8/1882), Mary E. (born 6/1884), Jessie G. (born 9/1886), Guy (born 5,1889) and Fayette (born 2/1893). They may well have had other children between their marriage in 1872 and the birth of Lulie in 1882.
 

Name: Betty Kurtz <kzor1@q.com>
Date: 2008-03-21
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Mordecai Lane b.1787
Spouse of Pioneer Celia Atkinson Lane
Oregon County Marion and Linn
Comments:
The Lane's came to Oregon in 1853. There were 28 members of their family on the same train. They settled near Sublimity in Marion County and later moved to Linn County near Scio. Names of family relatives that came to Oregon John Lane,James Perry, Creed Biggers, James Lynch and three unmrried daughters, Elmina (Kirkpatrick), Frances(Godfrey), and Priscilla(Miller) who married after arriving in Oregon. All but John Lane applied for Oregon Donation Land claims.
 

Name: Betty Kurtz <kzor1@q.com>
Date: 2008-03-21
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Mordecai Lane b.1787
Spouse of Pioneer Celia Atkinson Lane
Oregon County Marion and Linn
Comments:
The Lane's came to Oregon in 1853. There were 28 members of their family on the same train. They settled near Sublimity in Marion County and later moved to Linn County near Scio.
 

Name: Pam Wagoner <wagonerp>
Date: 2008-03-05
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Abiel Goble 12 Oct 1819
Spouse of Pioneer Laura Elizabeth Pearsall
Oregon County Douglas
Comments:
Spring 1865 to 1 Apr 1869. Left land in Roseburg to go to Walla Walla to be with brother due to family's illness per land transaction. 1872 returned to Glide, Douglas, Oregon, but in 1873 went back to Walla Walla.
 

Name: Judith Gleason <gleason-clan@hotmail.com>
Date: 2008-03-04
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Stephan Elmer Harris
Spouse of Pioneer Mary Ann Brown
Oregon County Lane
Comments:
Stephan and Mary Ann moved to Cottage Grove,Lane,Oregon after 1870 but before 1880, where they are listed in the 1880 Census. Both are buried at the Silk Creek Cemetery in Cottage Grove, Lane, Oregon. They had 2 children: Charles E,b. MI, 1854, and Lillian Amarilla, b.MN,1859. Charles is also buried in the same cemetery. I don't know what happened to Lillian.
Mary Ann's parents were our ggggrandparents: Lewis and Almira (Tillapaugh) Brown.

 

Name: Jeanne Dobbs Folck <windyhill@ortelco.net>
Date: 2008-02-23
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Justus M. Beaman
Spouse of Pioneer Eliza Hall
Oregon County Morrow
Comments:
Justus M. Beaman was born in Iowa in 1832.In 1855 he married Eliza Hall Who was born on Jan. 7,1838 in Indiana.Their son Justus Mitchell was born in 1859, and was three years old when he crossed the plains with his parents in 1862. They settled near Silverton in Marion Co.
they later moved to Heppner in Morrow Co. in 1884. He died Nov.9,1895. Eeiza then lived with their son Elmer E. Beaman in Heppner. She died June 11,1911. Justus and Eliza are buried in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Lexington Oregon.

 

Name: Robert J Cooper <oldbones3@comcast.net>
Date: 2008-01-20
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Louis Lewis Cooper
Spouse of Pioneer Mary Lindsay
Oregon County Polk
Comments:
Arrived in Independence in October of 1852. Named and settled in Cooper Hollow. DLC # 2245
 

Name: Robert J Cooper <oldbones3@comcast.net>
Date: 2008-01-20
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Louis Lewis Cooper
Spouse of Pioneer Mary Lindsay
Oregon County Polk
Comments:
Arrived in Independence in October of 1852. Named and settled in Cooper Hollow. DLC # 2245
 

Name: Sue Kreft <smkreft@hotmail.com>
Date: 2008-01-13
Name & Birth date of Pioneer James Madison Yantis
Spouse of Pioneer Sarah Ann Hamilton Yantis
Oregon County Linn
Comments:
James Madison Yantis came to Oregon with his wife and 9 children in 1852. My grandfather, William Worthington Yantis, was a year old baby when they came on the trail. Family stories relate that because he had red hair, various Indians wanted to adopt him, but we don't know if that is true. The family settled in Oakville. William later moved to Salem, where he died in 1929, and was buried at Belcrest Cemetery. His wife, Mary Irvine McIlree, was born in Oregon in 1859. Her parents, William and Martha (McFadden) McIlree also came to Oregon in 1852, but I don't have information on where they first settled.
 

Name: Gary C. Maplethorpe <gcmaplethorpe@wbcable.net>
Date: 2007-12-31
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Gallena Havird - 1863
Spouse of Pioneer Walter S. Lysons
Comments:
Walter S. Lysons is my wifes Great Grandfater. He was married to Gallena Havird in 1880. I am having problems finding her by that name. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks Gary
 

Name: Curt Dooley <dooley.family4@verizon.net>
Date: 2007-12-27
Name & Birth date of Pioneer John J. Dooley 03/14/1838
Spouse of Pioneer Phoebe Dooley
Oregon County Baker
Comments:
Oregon Trail Pioneer of 1862

John Joseph Dooley died at his home in Baker City at 4:10 PM on March 4th, 1931, after an illness of three years duration. The cause of death was listed as Carcinoma on the nose. Today we would call that Basal Cell Carcinoma, or skin cancer. He was 92 years old and the oldest pioneer resident of Baker County.

John Dooley was born in Oneida County, New York, on March 14th, 1838. His father, who emigrated from Ireland, died shortly after John's birth. At age 16, John moved to Chicago, where he worked with his brother and brother-in-law on the first railroad in that city. In 1861, he married Phoebe Knapp and in April 1862, they and their family came to Oregon via the Oregon Trail, settling in Auburn, Oregon in September 1862.

Throughout his life, John was “prominent in the business and political affairs of the county,ö according to his obituary. In his biography , it was noted that “Mr. Dooley has taken an active interest in the affairs of his county and state and city, being always allied with the Republican party. He is a member of the A.O.U.W. and has served as deputy grand master for a number of years. His interest in the welfare of this order is unflagging and he has done much to promote its advancement. He also affiliates with the I.O.O.F.ö Finally, the biography noted that “Mr. Dooley served as deputy sheriff in the fall of 1862 of this county and in that as in all his other public service, as well as private walk, he has ever demeaned himself with such wisdom, integrity and uprightness that he has won the confidence and esteem of all who may have the pleasure of his acquaintance.ö His obituary further described him as “one of the most influential and widely known men in this part of Oregon, and one of the worthy class of men and women whose praiseworthy efforts opened this section for the advancement of civilization.ö In equally glowing terms, a biography of John, found in The Centennial History of Oregon, describes him thusly: “Mr. Dooley gives his allegiance to the Republican Party and early in his career, in the Fall of 1862, served as deputy sheriff. His life since that time has been such as to thoroughly implant him in the confidence and esteem of his large circle of acquaintances. Fraternally he is identified with the Ancient Order of United Workmen, of which he has served as Deputy Grand Master for a number of years. He is also a member of the Knights of Columbus and a trustee of his lodge. The business and official career of Mr. Dooley has aided very materially in the development of the West, particularly his great work of building the Dooley toll road across the mountains, which at that early day was a task of unusual magnitude for a man of extremely limited means to undertake and carry to a successful consummation. He possesses the heroism of the typical pioneer – that worthy class of citizens to whom we are indebted for the splendid western civilization and improvements which the great Pacific coast country now enjoys. The Dooley family in Baker City are prominent in fraternal, social and business circles and are among the very best citizens of Baker County.ö At one time, John Dooley had owned over 600 acres of land on Dooley Mountain.

John Dooley was buried in the Catholic Section of Mt. Hope Catholic Cemetery in Baker City.

 

Name: Anne Sauvie <asauvie@comcast.net>
Date: 2007-12-05
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Alexander Kirk, 8 FEB 1805
Spouse of Pioneer Sarah Sweeten
Oregon County Linn
Comments:
He was one of the founders of Brownsville, Oregon, aka Kirk's Ferry. He ran a ferry service over the Calapoia river. The main street in Brownsville is named after him, Kirk Avenue.
 

Name: Julie Kirby <ladymiss@webtv.net>
Date: 2007-12-03
Name & Birth date of Pioneer James Terwilliger Oct 3 1809
Spouse of Pioneer Sophronia Hurd May 14 1809
Oregon County Multnomah
Comments:
Hi, I'm James's great-great granddaughter. Still live in Portland. There has been 8 generations of our family in Oregon. Before that, 5 generations in NY dating to 1663.
 

Name: Margaret Wells <mishkacavy@comcast.net>
Date: 2007-11-23
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Diedrich Lehners b. 03/02/1848
Spouse of Pioneer Anna Caroline Moore
Oregon County Jackson
Comments:
He was the stationmaster for the railroad that came through Phoenix, Oregon. From Germany he arrived in Phoenix prior to Jan 1889.
 

Name: Margaret Wells <mishkacavy@comcast.net>
Date: 2007-11-23
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Augustus Moore b.10/7/1828
Spouse of Pioneer Rebecca Rose Plowman
Oregon County Jackson
Comments:
He came via the Horn of South America to San Francisco in 1850; she came overland into CA. In 1894 they moved to Phoenix, OR where he became the first mayor of Phoenix after it incorporated.
 

Name: Jan Scott Olson <jsolson52@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-10-18
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Coleman Burnett, 1820
Spouse of Pioneer Mary English
Oregon County Marion
Comments:
See information under "Coleman Burnell." Burnell is a typo. It should be Burnett.
 

Name: christie Shellito <livewireranch2@yaoo.com>
Date: 2007-09-27
Name & Birth date of Pioneer John James Burton
Spouse of Pioneer Margaret Watson
Oregon County Yamhill
Comments:
This couple married in Hobartown, Tasmania in 1839. And had travled all over before coming to Oregon.
J.J. and Margaret Burton came to Oregon over the bar of the Columbia River in 1844. Margaret was the first white women to live in a log cabin on the land which is now called Portland. The Burtons then moved in land to Yamhill and raised their family. They alos built the Burton Hotel in Portland.
The Lafayette museum has a lot of great info on the family.
You might like to write something about this family. It is a very big family and very interesting.
Thank you for your time.
Christie

 

Name: Sherian Winter <winter1940@comcast.net>
Date: 2007-09-27
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Reuben Remington
Spouse of Pioneer Mary Elizabeth Kimsey
Oregon County Polk
Comments:
picture in Polk cty museum 100 Dallas Ore pioneers

 

Name: Sherian Winter <winter1940@comcast.net>
Date: 2007-09-27
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Reuben Remington
Spouse of Pioneer Mary Elizabeth Kimsey
Oregon County Polk
Comments:
picture in Polk cty museum 100 Dallas Ore pioneers

 

Name: Marianne Carver <mari97381@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-09-12
Name & Birth date of Pioneer James Smith
Spouse of Pioneer Sarah Jennings
Oregon County Marion
Comments:
Oregon Pioneers
 

Name: Don Bedwell <donbedwell@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-09-08
Name & Birth date of Pioneer William C. Bedwell 1826
Spouse of Pioneer Elizabeth K. Orrill
Oregon County Yamhill
Comments:
Came from Mahaska Co. Iowa in 1851
 

Name: ashley dyer <gracejr10@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-05-10
Name & Birth date of Pioneer June 28, 1996
Spouse of Pioneer girl
Oregon County capital
Comments:
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Name: Heidi A. Shuck <awshucks@netscape.com>
Date: 2007-04-26
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Fred W. Nelson 10-10-1893
Spouse of Pioneer Myrtle Marie Stimpson
Oregon County Jackson
Comments:
My Great grandfather Fred W. Nelson was born in Eagle Point, Oregon o John and Estella (Martin) Nelson they are buried in Antioch cemetery Sams Valley.
He passed away on the family ranch in Medford January 28, 1972.
He was married to Myrtle Marie Stimpson In Jacksonville on Dec. 4, 1917 they had one son who is still living Charles F. Nelson.

 

Name: Sharon Cline Stephens <lLoYdDiAnE@acninc.net>
Date: 2007-03-27
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Tabitha Moffatt Brown 1780
Spouse of Pioneer Reverend Clark Brown
Oregon County Toalatin or Forest Grove
Comments:
I know I am a decendant of Tabitha Moffatt Brown and Rev Clark Brown and she went to Oregon with the Sons and daughters of the Oregon trail Pioneers as an already old women. I would like any kind of information that I can find on her and Rev Clark Brown.
Sincerely, Sharon Stephens

 

Name: Jim Adams <jadams@usc.edu>
Date: 2007-03-26
Name & Birth date of Pioneer John Adams, b 1841, Indiana
Spouse of Pioneer Armanda, b 1845 Oregon
Oregon County Wasco, Dalles 1880 census
Comments:
I am looking for information on Armanda. John Adams had 3 brothers who all lived in the Adams/Weston, Oregon area, Daniel Boone Adams, William Adams and James Adams.
 

Name: William Russell <bill-r@sea-edu.org>
Date: 2007-03-24
Comments:
You have some dead links on New Page 1
Wagon Trains To Oregon
Oregon Pioneer Database (Non-Gen Web)
Oregon-Oregon Trails Association (Non-Gen Web)

 

Name: William Russell <bill-r@sea-edu.org>
Date: 2007-03-24
Name & Birth date of Pioneer James H. Russell 5 Apr 1823
Spouse of Pioneer Ann Haseltine Hill
Oregon County Jackson
Comments:
DLC states he entered Oregon 1 Dec 1851
 

Name: William Russell <bill-r@sea-edu.org>
Date: 2007-03-24
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Isaac Hill 23 Oct 1805
Spouse of Pioneer Elizabeth [Fine] Hill
Oregon County Jackson
Comments:
Led waggon train into Oregon on 23 Oct 1852. Spent first winter in Salem Arrived in Rogue River Valley at DLC on 14 April 1853. Trip documented by daughter in "Undaunted Pioneers" posted on web at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~hill2oregon/
 

Name: Bennie Wallace <bwallace5400@student.wvc.edu>
Date: 2007-02-22
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Mariah ( Keele ) Smith
Spouse of Pioneer James Smith
Oregon County Poss. Polk or Marion
Comments:
I'm doing a revised geneology for my daughters and found that my great-great-great grandmother Mariah(Smith) Chamberlin(husband-John Chamberlin-b.Dec.10,1811-d.Jan.12,1891)and daughter of James(no birth date given)and Mariah(Keele)Smith(born 1805 in KY)was born in Oregon(no county given)on July 17,1830 or sometime in 1831(I have conflicting dates)(No date of death is indicated either). Needless to say, I would like to find whether my ancestor's were early Oregon(pre 1830 as indicated by my info.) settlers or not, which part of Oregon they settled, and what dates and records are associated with their names. Any reponse is appreciated. (Currently I'm going to Wenatchee Valley College in Wenatchee, WA. My current e-mail address is at my school-bwallace5400@student.wvc.edu)
(Feb.22,07)

 

Name: Virginia M. Nelson <timlnelson@charter.net>
Date: 2007-01-26
Name & Birth date of Pioneer REITZEL, Alma Marie b. 4 June 1890
Spouse of Pioneer DESCH, George B.
Oregon County Washington
Comments:
Alma Marie Reitzel was born in Banks, Washington County, Oregon to Franz Alexander and Anna Marie (Stephenson/Steffenson) Reitzel in 1890. She married George B. Desch 15 March, 1913 in Portland, Oregon.
 

Name: Jim Griffin <jim.griffin001@verizon.net>
Date: 2007-01-01
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Isaac Blanton - Sept 22, 1842
Spouse of Pioneer Rebecca Ellen Anderson
Oregon County Marion
Comments:
Came to Oregon as a 5 year old, his family settled in the Sublimity area where he was raised. Eventually the family got to Eugene with several stops in between.
 

Name: Ronald K. Minor <ronaldminor929@msn.com>
Date: 2006-11-16
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Margaret Ellen Owens 1842
Spouse of Pioneer Horace Jackson Minor
Oregon County Yamhill / Washington
Comments:
It is surmised that my great-great-great grandfather, Robert Owens and family (wife Ellen (pregnant), and daughter Margaret Ellen, were going to come to Oregon on the 1843 wagon train along with Robert's brother Thomas Owens. Ellen died in childbirth prior to the trip, giving birth to another girl, Catherine Belle Owens. Due to these circumstances the trip was postponed until the 1845 Wagon Train took place and led by Captain William B. Vault on the "Trappers Trail" route.
Robert was killed in a land dispute the following year by Duncan McClain,who was jailed. The cause of the dispute is not known, although, Robert was given a land claim number.
Margaret Ellen Owens married my great-great granfather, Horace Jackson Minor on April 4, 1860 in Yamhill, Oregon. So far I have not been able to find a confirmation as to the exact time of Horace's arrival.

 

Name: Betty (Earl) Smith <tofro00@Hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-10-01
Name & Birth date of Pioneer William Earl b. 7 Jan 1823
Spouse of Pioneer Louisa Wood
Oregon County Linn
Comments:
William Earl and Louisa Wood were the first pioneer couple to be married after arriving in Linn County. William came Westin 1845 on the Hackleman train with his mother and siblings and took up DLCs for each one after exploring the area south of the Santiam River what is now the northwest/east part of Linn County near Knox Butte. He died of unknown causes at age 40, owned 680 acres at time of his death. My grandfather was his youngest child at the time, Tolbert Carter Earl. Louisa married Thomas Humphreys so Tolbert did not remember his father, only his stepfather.
 

Name: Ronald Brittsan <Ronplus@verizon.net>
Date: 2006-09-24
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Thomas Brittsan 1847
Oregon County Klamoth
Comments:
Homestdeded Johnson Praie in Klamoth county
 

Name: Ron Brittsan <Ronplus@verizon.net>
Date: 2006-09-24
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Thomas Brittsan
Oregon County Klamoth
Comments:
Homestdeded Johnson Praie in Klamoth county
 

Name: Mary Brierly <marybrierly@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2006-09-19
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Thompson Ward, 1786
Spouse of Pioneer Sarah
Oregon County Marion
Comments:
In 1856, Thompson Ward received 80 acres of Bounty Land in Marion County because of his service as a captain with the Kentucky Militia in the War of 1812
 

Name: Mary Brierly <marybrierly@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2006-09-19
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Dr. Alfred Metcalf Belt, 23 Jul 1804
Spouse of Pioneer Nancy Ward
Oregon County Marion
Comments:
Alfred Belt arrived in Oregon prior to 1 Dec 1850. He received Oregon Donation Land Grant, Vol 1, #229. He was a well-known citizen of Salem. He assisted in the establishment of Salem Lodge of Masons, No. 4, and served as the first Master of Salem Lodge. He was the fourth Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Oregon.
 

Name: Mary Brierly <marybrierly@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2006-09-19
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Elijah Mays
Spouse of Pioneer Mary Bradshaw
Oregon County Lane
Comments:
The Mays family was originally from the Carolinas. According to the 1840 U. S. Census, Elijah and his father, Robert were living in McDonough Co., IL. On May 22, 1852, Elijah received Oregon Donation Land (#1702) in Lane Co.
 

Name: Mary Brierly <marybrierly@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2006-09-19
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Jacob Wisecarver
Spouse of Pioneer Jane McCormick
Oregon County Yamhill
Comments:
According to family legend and research, Jacob and Jane's land in Missouri was raided by Quantrelle's Raiders in 1864. The family decided to move west, probably with 6 of their 8 children. They settled in Yamhill Co. Jacob was born in Green Co., PA, 5 Feb 1825, and died in MvcMinnville, OR, 12 Apr 1897. Jane was born in Green Co., PA, 11 Oct 1823 and died in Yamhill Co, OR, 16 Mar 1907. Jacob's parents were Joseph and Rachel Hibbs Wisecarver. Janes's parents were Robert and Elizabeth Barns McCormick.
 

Name: Mary Brierly <marybrierly@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2006-09-19
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Jacob Wisecarver
Spouse of Pioneer Jane McCormick
Oregon County Yamhjill
Comments:
According to family legend and research, Jacob and Jane's land in Missouri was raided by Quantrelle's Raiders in 1864. The family decided to move west, probably with 6 of their 8 children. They settled in Yamhill Co. Jacob was born in Green Co., PA, 5 Feb 1825, and died in MvcMinnville, OR, 12 Apr 1897. Jane was born in Green Co., PA, 11 Oct 1823 and died in Yamhill Co, OR, 16 Mar 1907. Jacob's parents were Joseph and Rachel Hibbs Wisecarver. Janes's parents were Robert and Elizabeth Barns McCormick.
 

Name: Marcia Russo <russoland@earthlink.net>
Date: 2006-08-18
Name & Birth date of Pioneer King Henry Hibbard born 1806
Spouse of Pioneer Nancy Craig Brisbin born 1813
Oregon County Marion
Comments:
Held Donation Land Claim #1 in Marion County. Children: King Lemuel, Trenton, Elvira Jane, Philena Caroline, George D, Charles W, and Harriet Rose. Family lived primarily in the Silverton area. My gg grandparents were King Lemuel and Julia Griffith Hibbard.
 

Name: Bonnie Bartlett <BartlettbBJB@aol.com>
Date: 2006-08-11
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Thomas Fields, May 5, 1809
Spouse of Pioneer Rebecca Riggs
Oregon County Linn County, Oregon
Comments:
I HAVE A BIOG I'VE WRITTEN ON THOMAS FIELDS IF YOUR INTERESTED IN LET ME KNOW.
 

Name: Tawny Ivie <tawny_genealogy@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-07-08
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Samuel Markham B: 1792 in VT
Spouse of Pioneer Elizabeth Winchell
Oregon County Marion Co
Comments:
Would be interested in corresponding with anyone whom may be related to these two individuals. Would love to find out who Elizabeth Winchell's parents were.
 

Name: Don Bedwell <donbedwell@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-04-23
Name & Birth date of Pioneer William C. Bedwell 1826
Spouse of Pioneer Elizabeth K. Orrill
Oregon County Yamhill
Comments:
From the State of Iowa, Mahaska Co. on April 29 1852


William C. Bedwell and his wife Elizabeth K. Orrill, Williams daughter Mary J. from his first wife Sarah John, who had died in Iowa started out from Union Mills, Iowa. on the Oregon Trail. Marriage records in Mahaska Co. show Sarah John’s father as Jacob John. They left after the death of William’s father Isaac Bedwell. Isaac is buried next to his wife Charity in the Bedwell cemetery that is part of the land that he homesteaded on in Monroe Township of Mahaska County Iowa early 1840s.

William C., Elizabeth K. and Mary J. homesteaded in Lafayette, Yamhill County Oregon. William was a carpenter and farmer.

Mary J. married Charles B. Lane Dec.16,1869 in Yamhill Co. Or. Nothing more is known of their descendants.

William and Elizabeth had four children while in Yamhill county, they were; 1)Ada F. Bedwell born January of 1864, she never married and lived in Oregon City, Clackamas County until her death in 1927. 2)John Bedwell born 1866, nothing more is known of him or his descendants, if any. 3)Henrietta Bedwell born 1868, died young, never married. 4)James Bedwell born September 01, 1869.

Elizabeth died in 1873 , she is buried in the Masonic Cemetery #3 in McMinnville. After Elizabeth's’ death, William put all of their younger children in foster homes, including James my great grandfather who was 4 yrs old at the time of his mothers death. William C. Bedwell died in 1884 in Pendleton Oregon and is buried in Pioneer Park Cemetery.

 

Name: Kevin MacGregor Adams <kmacgadams@alum.mit.edu>
Date: 2006-04-11
Name & Birth date of Pioneer John Franklin Adams 10 Jun 1799
Spouse of Pioneer Rebecca Mary Hinkle Adams
Oregon County Marion
Comments:
John Franklin Adams migrated to Oregon in 1852 along with a number of other families in a large wagon train. John and his wife Rebecca brought their 3 sons (Abraham, Jesse, and John Quincy), 2 daughters (Amelia and Rebecca) and three married daughters and their families (Isaac Wagner and Catherine Adams Wagner, Abraham Sargent and Nancy Adams Sargent, James Whitley and Mary Adams Whitley)to Oregon. They all settled in Marion County.
 

Name: Lois Humphrey <loishumphrey@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-03-16
Name & Birth date of Pioneer James M Brown, born 1815
Spouse of Pioneer Eleanor Keene, born abt 1816
Oregon County Linn
Comments:
James Brown left Iowa sometime after 1860 with his children Thomas, Carena Caroline, Elvira, Milton, Martha and George. The family appears on the 1870 Linn Co. census. All three of the daughters were married in Linn Co. Caroline married James Brown Houston on 25 June 1866, Elvira married Isaac Conn on 31 Dec 1873, and Martha "Mattie" married Dudley Wells of California on 1 Oct 1877. The Brown father and sons remain a mystery.
 

Name: Thomas Humphrey <loishumphrey@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-03-16
Name & Birth date of Pioneer John Humphrey, born 1845
Spouse of Pioneer Mary Burch, born 1852
Oregon County Douglas
Comments:
John Humphrey, his wife Mary and children, Chauncey, Peter, Fidelia, John Franklin, and Etta May, left Michigan via Nebraska and continued on to Lookingglass, Douglas Co.in the 1870's. The family appeared on the 1880 census and John operated a blacksmith shop. Their daughter Mary Jane was born there in 1877 and died in 1889. The parents and daughter are buried in the Lookingglass Cemetery.
 

Name: Lois Humphrey <loishumphrey@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-03-16
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Otis Oscar Follett, born 20 Aug 1844
Spouse of Pioneer Emily Moore, born 24 Aug, 1844
Oregon County Lake Co.
Comments:
Otis Follett, his wife Emily and their daughter Florence left Clayton Co., Iowa and moved to Willow Ranch near his older brother, Elphilet Follett, in Nov 1887, and settled in Lakeview in 1888 when Florence was 16 so she could attend the Academy.
 

Name: Lois Humphrey <loishumphrey@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-03-16
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Robert Houston, born 20 Feb 1793
Spouse of Pioneer Mary Brown, born 15 Jan 1805
Oregon County Linn Co.
Comments:
Robert Houston, his wife Mary, and children, Newton, Milton, James, Malissa, Thomas and Robert Jr. left Shelby Co., Ohio and crossed the Oregon Trail, via the Barlow Cutoff and arrived in Linn Co. in the fall of 1848. They settled on an Oregon Donation Land Grant in the Knox Butte area outside Albany.
 

Name: Stan Ross <stanross@scattercreek.com>
Date: 2006-03-15
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Nelson Franklin Ross b. 4 Nov 1830 in Franklin Co., VT
Spouse of Pioneer Samantha Matilda Truax b. 27 Jan 1831 in Quebec, Canada
Oregon County Multnomah
Comments:
The Ross family came west from Sanilac Co., Michigan in 1876, settling in Rooster Rock Pct. in an area known as Ross Mtn., located a few miles up the Larch Mtn. Road. Nelson was a civil war veteran: Michigan Infantry, 10th Regiment.

The Ross's remained on the homestead on Ross Mtn. into the 1890s, at which time they sold the farm and moved to Fairview, OR.

Nelson(d.1916) and Sammantha(d.1925) are buried together at the Mt. View Cemetery in Gresham.

 

Name: Kathy Raynes <beachon101@yaho.com>
Date: 2006-03-04
Name & Birth date of Pioneer James A. Baker 07/09/1890
Spouse of Pioneer Beatrice Baker
Oregon County Lane
Comments:
My granfather owned 800 acres of beachfront property in Lane county in 1936. He died in 1939 with out a will. Some of this land was Homestead land.
 

Name: Kathy Raynes <beachon101@yaho.com>
Date: 2006-03-04
Name & Birth date of Pioneer James A. Baker 07/09/1890
Spouse of Pioneer Beatrice Baker
Oregon County Lane
Comments:
My granfather owned 800 acres of beachfront property in Lane county in 1936. He died in 1939 with out a will. Some of this land was Homestead land.
 

Name: Phil R. Young <prayoung@charter.net>
Date: 2006-02-27
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Joseph Young, 1807, Grayson County, Virginia
Spouse of Pioneer Jane Phipps Young
Oregon County Lane County
Comments:
Joseph and Jane Phipps Young left Iowa in 1853 for the Oregon Territory and was part of the "Lost Wagon Train". There names are on the roster. They are listed in the 1860 and 1870 census. I also received land records. Joseph donated land for a Cemetery where his son Wiley was buried in Dec 1853. Jane is buried there in 1861 and we presume Joseph is also buried there, but no records. Name of the cemetery is Lancaster-Young Cemetery. Only four of his nine children accompanied him to Oregon. Two stayed in Iowa (my great grandfather and his sister)and three went to California for the Gold Rush.
 

Name: Susan Morris McGee <susmcgee@att.net>
Date: 2006-02-18
Name & Birth date of Pioneer James Weddle Taggart, born 17 April 1824, Indiana
Spouse of Pioneer Sarah Elvira "Ellen" Casey
Oregon County Curry
Comments:
James W. Taggart's early settlement in Oregon is documented in Certificate #1907 of the Bureau of Land Claims in Roseburg, Oregon which details the following information: James Taggart arrived in Oregon in August of 1852. He settled on lands in Sections 8 and 9, township 41 south, range 13 west. This became known as claim 40 on Certificate 1907 for 160.03 acres. He swore an affidavit of ownership on 5 June 1858 and stated he had resided on these lands from 5 August 1852 until 1 June 1858. This affidavit was witnessed and signed by James Jones and Christian Tuttle. In the book "The Pioneer History of Coos and Curry Counties, Oregon", James W. Taggart is mentioned several times. In my own book, "The Taggarts of Brown County, Indiana, Before and Beyond", there are several pages describing James Weddle Taggart's exploits from the Mexican War, in which he served under his father, Captain James Taggart (the last man killed in the Battle of Buena Vista) and his settlement in Oregon and involvement in the Rogue River Indian Wars. He was also an early settler in Los Angeles where his wife's family were also pioneer settlers. They had come from Texas by wagon train, were ambushed in Mountain Meadows, Utah and survived to plant the first walnut groves in southern California. James W. Taggart was married three times, his last being Sarah "Ellen" Casey by whom he had ten children. His occupations were varied, being both a farmer and a miner. He was one of the founding members of the GAR and Veterans of the Mexican War in Los Angeles. He also lived alternately in California and Oregon and "Taggart's Bar" where he mined on the Chetco River can still be found on maps between Sluice and Granite Creeks. <br> <br>A son by an earlier marriage in Indiana, Lewis, also came to settle in the Chetco valley by 1888 with his wife, Rebecca (Rader)Taggart. They homesteaded on Jack Creek where Lewis also operated a mill. Lewis' daughter, Ovia Taggart, married Andrew Martinucci, an immigrant from Italy and a neighbor on Jack Creek. Andrew also was mentioned in a biography in the "Pioneer History of Coos and Curry Counties" as being the proprietor of the Martinucci Dairy Ranch which was located just five miles from the harbor. Ovie and Andrew were the parents of six known children. The foregoing description is an abridgement of a much more detailed chronology of this branch of the Taggart family who settled in Oregon. Please contact me if further information is desired.
 

Name: Sandy Watts <awatts@npgcable.com>
Date: 2006-01-14
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Joseph Gervais
Spouse of Pioneer Yaimist (Marguerite) Coboway,and Marie Angelique Tchinouk
Oregon County Marion
Comments:
Joseph Gervais children were David Xavier,Julia,Isaac served 1847-1855 Pacific Northwest Indian Wars (McKay's Company)also Cayuse & Yakima Indian Wars 1896, Francois Xavier Pacific Northwest Indian wars Shaw's Comany <Twins>Francoise died accident age 10,Theodore, Edouard (Edward)Served in Pacific Northwest Indian wars Company K regiment 10,Mary
 

Name: John-Mark Gilhousen <jmg@gilhousenfamily.com>
Date: 2006-01-08
Name & Birth date of Pioneer William Edward "Will" Gilhousen
Spouse of Pioneer Minnie Catherine Hollyman
Oregon County Wasco
Comments:
1891 Obtained land patent (Homestead Act) 15-Mile, Wasco, OR, USA

1900 Census: Enumerated at The Dalles, Wasco, OR, USA

1908 (After death of Minnie in 1905) married Anna Mae Greenlee

1950 Died, The Dalles, Wasco, OR, USA (buried at IOOF Cemetery)

Complete details, sources and photographs available at: http://gilhousenfamily.com

 

Name: Lois Schroeder <mom4104@wt.net>
Date: 2005-10-15
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Franklin Marvin Forbes
Spouse of Pioneer Margaret McEllhaney
Oregon County Marion
Comments:
Correcting spouse of pioneer from last submission. His 1st wife was Palmer, second Margaret McEllhaney/McElhaney.
 

Name: Lois Schroeder <mom4104@wt.net>
Date: 2005-10-15
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Franklin M. Forbes 1839
Spouse of Pioneer Elizabeth Malissa Palmer
Oregon County Marion
Comments:
Franklin (Frank) must have passed thru Sublimity, OR or lived there for some time as he had a daughter Susan (Swan) in either 16Mar,1884 or 25Oct1884. Looking for any information. Please e-mail mom4104@wt.net
 

Name: Loren Starr <R4SLEEP@HIGHSTREAM.NET>
Date: 2005-10-05
Name & Birth date of Pioneer John J. Clark - b. 1818? d. ?
Spouse of Pioneer ? possibe Betsey ?
Oregon County LINN , BENTON
Comments:
JOHN J. CLARK THE FATHER OF OREN D. CLARK (OREN BURIED AT seal Rock Fern Ridge Cemetery Lincoln Co. Oregon) I have dates for birth and death of Oren but not with me at this time. I'm quessing my records revile that Oren's was born in 1838 he would have been 10 - 14 years old when he came over the Oregon trail in 1852.
Alvin Clark possibly the brother of John J. (Alvin and John J. Lived near Halsey Oregon for short period of time)

 

Name: Greg Nelson <gnelson942@aol.com>
Date: 2005-09-20
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Edward Morgan - Nov 15, 1787
Spouse of Pioneer Mary Shirley
Oregon County Multnomah
Comments:
The Edward Morgan family arrived in Oregon on December 5, 1845. Edward was born in England. He crossed the Atlantic to Pennsylvania about 1823 with his wife Sarah, son Thomas, and daughter Sarah. A son Edward Jr. was born in Pennsylvania in 1824. His wife died and he traveled to Ohio, where he married Mary Shirley on July 30, 1828. Six more children were born in Ohio, Benjamin, Mary, Isabella, George, William and Julia. In Iowa they had Catherine in 1844. Another son, James, was born in Oregon. They settled on Sauvies Island in the spring of 1845. Edward Sr. died on September 1, 1870 in Oregon.
 

Name: Greg Nelson <gnelson942@aol.com>
Date: 2005-09-20
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Edward Morgan - Nov 15, 1787
Spouse of Pioneer Mary Shirley
Oregon County Multnomah
Comments:
The Edward Morgan family arrived in Oregon on December 5, 1845. Edward was born in England. He crossed the Atlantic to Pennsylvania about 1823 with his wife Sarah, son Thomas, and daughter Sarah. A son Edward Jr. was born in Pennsylvania in 1824. His wife died and he traveled to Ohio, where he married Mary Shirley on July 30, 1828. Six more children were born in Ohio, Benjamin, Mary, Isabella, George, William and Julia. In Iowa they had Catherine in 1844. Another son, James, was born in Oregon. They settled on Sauvies Island in the spring of 1845. Edward Sr. died on September 1, 1870 in Oregon.
 

Name: Grayson T. Alexander <grayglo@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-09-17
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Alexander, Joseph Charles born 27 Dec 1809 MD
Spouse of Pioneer Sarah
Oregon County Benton
Comments:
The following is from the "HISTORY OF BENTON COUNTY, OREGON: Including its Geology Topography, Soil and Productions" ... Pub. By: David D. Fagan, Portland, Oregon, 1885, pg 505-506:
"ALEXANDER, Joseph C--born in Frederick Co, Maryland, 29 Dec 1809, where he spent his boyhood until March 1818, when his parents moved to Stark Co, Ohio, and the succeeding years until 1843, with the exception of a couple of years spent at the coopers trade, Mr. Alexander spent in boating on the Erie and Ohio canals. In the above year, he, with his wife and 2 children left Cleveland for Andrew Co, Missouri. The spring of 1846 found our subject and his family members of a company fitted out to cross the plains to Oregon. On the Platt river, although a stranger to the great majority he was, however, elected Captain of the train of 53 wagons, a position he filled until their safe arrival in Jackson Co, Oregon. Mr. Alexander then came direct to Benton county, and in the fall of 1846 located on the farm now owned by S.N. Lilley, near Corvallis and there resided until 1876, when he traded farms with Mr. Lilley and then moved to his present home in the south end of King's Valley, where he owns 677 acres of good land. Mr. A. has held several county and State offices. He was first appointed by Gen. Lane, one of the first county commissioners of Benton county, and at the same time was appointed Justice of the Peace, and in the latter office he had the honor of administering the oath of office to the first county officers of Benton County, thereby setting the first county government in motion. In 1862, he was elected Sheriff of Benton county and in 1868 to the state legislature."

 

Name: Johnny Lee <johnnyl1@tds.net>
Date: 2005-09-05
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Thomas Lee b. 1817
Spouse of Pioneer Nancy Lee
Oregon County multnomah-clackamas
Comments:
Thomas was b. in indiana married nancy in ky, moved to arkansas. two children were born Moses, and sarah.they moved on to missouri where two more children were born, thomas j.and martha. they migrated on to oregon. arrived in this state in 1853. they were on the 1860 census multnomah co.where three more children were born, john,nancy,julia.this is where i lost my lee family.
 

Name: B McClenathan <Tmcclenathan@adelphia.net>
Date: 2005-08-23
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Charles Bonner MARSTERS b: 31 JUL 1829 d: 10 NOV 1908
Spouse of Pioneer Catherine THORNBURGH b: SEP 1830 d: 18 AUG 1883
Oregon County Linn County Oregon
Comments:
Came to Linn county in 1852. Found him listen in "1852 Emigrants on the Oregon Trail, composed by Leah Menafee."


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MARSTERS, Charles B., DLC #361 Lane Co., born 1829 Madision Co., IA

Grandson, William Dow MARSTERS b: 21 Apr 1895 d: 21 Oct 1975, wrote "Son of a Pioneer, Saga of Oregon Life", by William Dow Marsters [Marsters and Robe family]



 

Name: Gene Davis <gene_sharon@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-08-06
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Caleb Davis, b. ca. 1812
Spouse of Pioneer Ann Marie Chrisman
Oregon County Linn
Comments:
In 1853 Caleb Davis and his wife Ann Marie Chrisman and seven of their children traveled the Oregon trail to the Halsey area in Linn County, Oregon where Caleb took out a donation land claim and farmed the land for a number of years. He later moved to the Eugene area, and later in life was a patient at the insane asylum at Salem, where he died around 1896. Ann Marie died about 1875. They are buried at Pine Grove Cemetery near Halsey. Caleb and Ann Marie are my great great grandparents.
 

Name: Patricia Gestwicki <dawnme.1@juno.com>
Date: 2005-07-26
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Annie Marie Gill
Spouse of Pioneer George W. Reed
Oregon County Colfax
Comments:
Annie came by covered wagon when she was 3 years old,about 1865
 

Name: Patty Deeds <pdeeds007@aol.com>
Date: 2005-07-16
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Phoebe Deeds 4 Dec 1806
Spouse of Pioneer William Shanklin Edgar
Oregon County Marion
Comments:
Phoebe and William were born in Virginia. They went to Oregon and settled on their donation land claim # 1035, in Marion Co., Oregon November 1, 1846. T9S R2W secs 14,15,22, and 23....639.80 acres. Children were Jane, Rankin, Farlotty (m. George Crabtree), and Durinda.
 

Name: Patty Deeds <pdeeds007@aol.com>
Date: 2005-07-16
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Phoebe Deeds 4 Dec 1806
Spouse of Pioneer William Shanklin Edgar
Oregon County Marion
Comments:
Phoebe and William were born in Virginia. They went to Oregon and settled on their donation land claim # 1035, in Marion Co., Oregon November 1, 1846. T9S R2W secs 14,15,22, and 23....639.80 acres.
 

Name: Greg Colang <gregorycolang_5msn.com>
Date: 2005-07-15
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Noah P. Hall
Spouse of Pioneer Permelia McMahon
Oregon County Umatilla
Comments:
Had a wheat farm around Pilot Rock.My greatgrandfather Charles Lobaugh apparently had the first combine in the area and used to contract to all the farmers.That's how he met and married my greatgrandmother Florence[Noahs daughter] in 1903.
 

Name: Greg Colang <gregorycolang_5msn.com>
Date: 2005-07-15
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Noah P. Hall
Spouse of Pioneer Permelia McMahon
Oregon County Umatilla
Comments:
Had a wheat farm around Pilot Rock as that is where my grandmother was born in 1905.
 

Name: Alan McGrew <mcgrewalan@msn.com>
Date: 2005-06-28
Name & Birth date of Pioneer John Addison Slavin 09 May 1826
Spouse of Pioneer Emma Ruth Ross
Oregon County Multnomah
Comments:
Copy of letter written by John Addison Slavin to this sister, Sarah, about August, 1853. He was born in Boone County, MO, May 9, 1826, crossed the plains 1850, at the age of 24.

Portland, Washington County, O. T.
Dear sister,

I received your letter dated May 29, ’52 in which you stated you had moved to St. Jo, which I expected but was not certain of it heretofore. I have not written to you personally, therefore, but I have written to the family generally. But I did not know until lately where you were nor what you were doing. I am glad to learn you are doing well. St. Jo, I suppose is a first rate place to make money, as good I expect as anywhere, almost, as it is the starting point for emigration both for Oregon and California.

Sarah, I will tell you and Tomas something about what has happened since I saw you last. I started to California, got as far as North Plat (Platte) where I fell in company with some old acquaintances and neighbor boys which made me feel like I was at home. So I stayed awhile and got pretty fair wages.

So I started to go on, it being late in the season, I thought it best to go by way of Oregon. I landed in Portland, wages being pretty fair, I commenced work at seven dollars a day. I continued about two weeks when I took sick from exposure to the rain. Finally got well, as I thought, worked a short time and relapsed which lasted until Spring, very near. A great many persons thought I would not live, for a long time, but finally got well and fat. I weighted 205 lbs.

I was in debt, went to work, paid off my debts and finding Portland to be a flourishing little town, Oregon is the place for me. I saw from all appearances that Portland was bound to make a city. So I took a claim of land two miles and a half from that place where I now live and probably ever will. Uncle Sam gives it to me for living on it four years. I happened to be here it time to hold a half section. I would not give it for all the land in Boon County and bind me to live on it. I have been offered five hundred dollars for ten acres and refused it from the fact I think it will always bring that and if it increases in values as it has been for the last two or three years there is no telling what it will be worth. I have a small stock of cattle and hogs, a small barn with a small frame house, sixteen feet square with a pretty wife seventeen years and six months old the twelfth day of this month. We were married the 30th day of December, ’52. Her name is Emma Ruth Ross, a step daughter of Judge Mitchel, a man of considerable note in this country. He lives four miles south of me. They were all strangers to me when I came to this country a bachelor. I came to a new country to make a start with the country so as to grow with it. And if I grow in point of prosperity as fast as the country improves, I will be satisfied.

I have never seen any person in this country that I ever saw before, that I know of before coming to Oregon, but I have found a great may acquaintances here. I find a great many good people here. They have a good educations generally. They go pretty strong for education and we are getting pretty plenty of school houses and good schools. Also fine large churches, preaching three or four places in the neighborhood nearly every Sunday, and you would think if you were to go to church that dry goods were very low to see how people dress. Well, you would not think far wrong for dry goods and groceries are not much higher than they were in Columbia when I left home and I would get a half a dollar then and now when I want work I can make three to four dollars a day and buy my goods and groceries at the same price nearly.

I can get as much for one bushel of potatoes as I used to get for eight. I can raise as many on one acre as I could on four easy. Onions are worth five to ten, cabbage from twenty-five to a dollar a head, corn green, from fifty cents to a dollar a dozen, turnips from one to four, pumpkin from twenty-five cents to a dollar a piece.

I have told you about all there is to tell you. You must write me and tell me all the news you know about all the old acquaintances.

Farewell, dear brother and sister, nothing more at
Present, only I remain,
Your affectionate brother until death,
John A. Salvin

 

Name: Bertina (Baldwin) Baker <Tibak06@aol.com>
Date: 2005-06-12
Name & Birth date of Pioneer James Boggs/ 6/16/1808
Spouse of Pioneer Almeda Barney
Oregon County Douglas
Comments:
James Boggs and his wife Almeda Barney Boggs came over the Oregon trail in 1853. They acquired a land grant in Polk county and lived there for about 6 years. Then they bought land in Roseburg and lived there for the rest of their lives.
 

Name: gloria lange rodas <gloriamlh@juno.com>
Date: 2005-06-11
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Capt.Judge Rodolph Crandall
Spouse of Pioneer Elizabeth O Shannon
Oregon County Washington
Comments:
1st county Judge in Hillsboro for Wa county. name is engraved on cornerstone of old courthouse. was a civil war Capt served in Union army son of Joseph and Mary Clarke Crandall. was born in NY and migrated as follows: NY>OH>WI>MN>OR. had losts of brothers only one sister, Lydia who was married to Alvin M. Collins. Migrated with Collins family west
 

Name: gloria lange rodas <gloriamlh@juno.com>
Date: 2005-06-11
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Alvin Montgomery Collins
Spouse of Pioneer Lydia Crandall
Oregon County Washington
Comments:
AM Collins Indian fighter, Civil war Union, J P and Court Bailiff migrated to OR 1870 died 1917 Hillsboro buried in Pioneer Cem
 

Name: Jill <jill_california@yahoo.co.uk>
Date: 2005-06-03
Name & Birth date of Pioneer George Freeland Houston Rice 23 Jan 1834
Spouse of Pioneer Martha Breeden
Oregon County Linn
Comments:
History of George Freeland Huston Rice by Prof J.M. Guin Author, 1906.

A son of Charles and Sarah (Lett) Rice, he was born Jan. 23, 1834, in Campbell County, Tenn., and at the age of two years was taken to Missouri, where his mother died. His father subsequently moved to Oregon, where he spent the remainder of his life. Brought up on a farm in Missouri, George F. H. Rice there obtained his early education in the district schools. In 1850 he crossed the Plains with his father, locating in Oregon, where he remained for nineteen years.

George and his wife were married in Linn County on 8 Jul 1855.

 

Name: Ella Jane Allison McCarley <jaymccarley1@comcast.net>
Date: 2005-05-22
Name & Birth date of Pioneer John K. KENNEDY
Spouse of Pioneer Sarah McGuire Stoots
Oregon County Baker
Comments:
John K. KENNEDY was the Captain of the KENNEDY Company Wagon Train that left Mahaska Co., Iowa in May 1862 and arrived in Gronde Ronde Sept. 1862.

John K. took land in Baker and lived there until 1865 when his home burned. He and his family then decided to move to the Walla Walla area where he lived for the rest of his life.

 

Name: Ella Jane Allison McCarley <jaymccarley1@comcast.net>
Date: 2005-05-22
Name & Birth date of Pioneer John K. KENNEDY
Spouse of Pioneer Sarah McGuire Stoots
Oregon County Baker
Comments:
John K. KENNEDY was the Captain of the KENNEDY Company Wagon Train that left Mahaska Co., Iowa in May 1862 and arrived in Gronde Ronde Sept. 1862. John K. took land in Baker and lived there until 1865 when his home burned. He and his family then decided to move to the Walla Walla area where he lived for the rest of his life.
 

Name: Carl J. Lizberg <clizberg@mindspring.com>
Date: 2005-05-21
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Tabitha Moffatt Brown
Spouse of Pioneer Rev. Clark Brown
Oregon County Marion
Comments:
Mother of Oregon Tabitha Moffatt Brown is my direct ancestor, being my fourth great-grandmother. She is buried at Salem's Pioneer Cemetery. Her daughter Pherne Brown and Pherne's husband Virgil Kellogg Pringle (for whom Pringle Park is named)traveled with Tabitha in the same wagon train and had been married before leaving St. Charles, Missouri, on the trek west in 1846.Tabitha was widowed in 1817.
--from Carl J. Lizberg, Tacoma, Washington (5/21/05).

 

Name: Evelyn O'Dell <e.dell@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2005-05-20
Name & Birth date of Pioneer SLAGLE, John, b. 1838, Polk County, MO, d. 1920
Spouse of Pioneer CALLAWAY, Carey Ann
Oregon County Jackson
Comments:
1850 Polk County, Missouri Census
Served in Civil War
1880 Oregon Census, Applegate Prct. Jackson County
1900 Census, Oregon, Josephine County, Murphy Prct.
Son of James and Hannah Cantwell of Polk County, MO
Three children: Hannah Leahhan Slagle Meek, Charles Slagle, and Minnie Slagle Hall.

 

Name: Evelyn O'Dell <e.dell@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2005-05-20
Name & Birth date of Pioneer SLAGLE, John, b. 1838, Polk County, MO, d. 1920
Spouse of Pioneer CALLAWAY, Carey Ann
Oregon County Jackson
Comments:
1850 Polk County, Missouri Census
Served in Civil War
1880 Oregon Census, Applegate Prct. Jackson County
1900 Census, Oregon, Josephine County, Murphy Prct.
Son of James and Hannah Cantwell of Polk County, MO
Three children: Hannah Leahhan Slagle Meek, Charles Slagle, and Minnie Slagle Hall.

 

Name: Clark Wilson <clarkwilson2u2@msn.com>
Date: 2005-04-07
Name & Birth date of Pioneer WILLIAM CHARLES WILSON was born 21 February 1833
Spouse of Pioneer MARY JANE MILLS
Oregon County Douglas County
Comments:
William Charles Wilson was born 21 February 1833 probably near the town of Utica in Licking County, Ohio. William is the second son of Daniel Pegg Wilson and Rosanna Moul.
William's father's family took up the call for it's westward destiny and in about 1836 migrated from Ohio to Illinois taking up a farm near Springfield, Illinois. The family in 1850 was living near Beardstown, Morgan County Illinois.
The great western movement was at that time under way. Economic depression and epidemics prompted more and more families to sell their farms, buy covered wagons and start the long journey across the plains. William's father had not given much thought to making the move himself until William's mother, Roseanna became ill with cancer and passed away in February of 1850. The family felt lost and discontented to remain where Roseanna had so long been a guiding spirit. After due deliberation with his father, brothers and sisters they decided to make the move, so William's father sold out, bought supplies and in April 1852, William Wilson, at the age of 19, set out with his father's family on the historic westward trek to the Oregon country. Just prior to starting on the trip, William married Lobia (also spelled Lobier or Lobiah) Richmond, the daughter of Alexander W. Richmond and Mahala Hassler. William and Lobia were married on 11 February 1852 in Morgan County, Illinois.


The pioneer party consisted of William, along with his new bride Lobia, William's father, William's two brothers, his five sisters, the wife and infant son of William's brother George.
After a long trip the Wilson family arrived in Oregon City, Oregon on the 25th of October 1852. They made camp there to rest a few days then sold their wagons and animals, then hired some Indians to take them by two canoes down the Willamette River to Portland, Oregon. One of the canoes capsized and much of the Wilson family's precious supplies were lost. The Wilson's first home in this new western frontier was near what is now Old-Town Portland's 1st and Stark Streets. At that time there were few buildings near them mostly uncleared land and stumps.
William C. Wilson and his father Daniel Pegg Wilson set out making their way by boat down the Columbia River. They landed at a place called Chinookville, located on the north bank of the Columbia River near what is now called Baker's Bay, Washington. Chinookville was the first county seat of Pacific County, Washington, it had been a thriving Indian village, home to the Chinook Indians.
William C. Wilson explored the wild areas north of Chinook and around Shoalwater Bay, which is now known as Willapa Bay, Washington. William must have thought that the area looked very promising with its abundant wild life, timber, mild climate and waterways for transportation. William C. Wilson and his wife, Lobia, claimed and settled on a 326 acre Donation Land Claim there.

The William C. Wilson Donation Land Claim is listed in Volume I of the Olympia Land office Certificate # 114, DLC #1284, patent dated Sept 27, 1865, recorded in Vol. 2, page 140; sent to Registrar at Olympia on Sept 30, 1865. The description of William Wilson's land claim is as follows:
Lots 8, 9 and 10 and NE 1/4 of NW 1/4 of Section 20 and Lots 21 of the W 1/4 of SW 1/4 and East 1/4 of SW 1/4 of Section 17 and Lot 5 in Section 18, all in Township 10 West and Range 10 North. The claim is located East of the Bear River near the southern part of Shoalwater Bay.

William and his family afforded assistance to travelers going to or coming from the Shoalwater Bay area. James G. Swan in his book, "The Northwest Coast" described how a Wilson family afforded assistance to travelers going to or coming from the Shoalwater Bay area. James Swan mentions the name "James' Wilson in this account, however, I believe that description of the location of the Wilson home and circumstances indicate that he was in error. The name "James Wilson" that James Swan mentions should be in fact William Wilson. William became an associate of an industrious man named Joel Brown. William, with Joel Brown and others including his father Daniel Pegg Wilson, Job Lamley, Samuel Woodward, Henry Whitcomb, Job, Mark and Seth Bullard and Captain Jackson had cut a wagon road on the portage, crossing from Shoalwater Bay and connecting to the Columbia River. Joel Brown died before he could finish his dream of developing the Shoalwater Bay area, so William C. Wilson and his associates carried on where Joel Brown left off. Their intention was to induce a large immigration of pioneers from Portland to settle on Shoal-Water Bay. Job Lamley ran an advertisement in the Oregonian newspaper in 1853 describing his route to Shoalwater Bay. Job solicited settlers to travel on the U. S. Mail Boat Union from Portland to Astoria, then to Chinook, then up the Wappalooche River to William McCarty's Landing, thence by their wagon road to William C. Wilson's Landing and Hotel, then via the Bear River to Shoal water Bay....... " Having the best of sea boats on this line are prepared to take passengers and freight safe and with dispatch from Astoria via Chinook, Shoalwater Bay, and back the same route. Accommodations rough and charges high "....... Quite an interest was excited by them among immigrants of Oregon to make Shoalwater Bay their home.
Two children were born to William C. Wilson and Lobia Wilson; a daughter Isadora and a son Wiley, both born in Washington Territory. The family probably lived on William's Donation Land Claim from 11 March 1853 until about 1858. His wife Lobia died from causes unknown about 1857.
William C. Wilson was remarried in Portland, Oregon to Mary Jane Mills in 1858. Mary Jane Mills was the daughter of Robert Mill and Margaret McGregor who were from Scotland. Mary Jane was born in Wood County, Ohio. Her father and older brother, John Mill, were already in Oregon when she made the journey to join them in 1857. She traveled from Ohio with her younger brother William (Billy) Mills to Oregon via the Isthmus of Panama. William and Mary Jane Wilson eventually had nine children: William H., Frank, Rosa, Ida, Herman, Howard, Blanche, Daisy and George.
William had an adopted brother named William or Will Buchannan. Will Buchanan was a steam ship builder and a river boat captain.
The 1860 Clackamas County, Oregon Census lists William and Mary Jane Wilson as living in Milwaukie, Oregon along with William's daughter, Isadora from his first marriage to Lobia Richmond. Willliams occupation is listed as blacksmith. The 1860 Clatsup County, Oregon Census lists Wiley R. Wilson, William C. Wilson's son from his first marriage, as living with and under the guardianship of Matthew McCreary in Astoria, Oregon. William and Mary Jane's first child William H. Wilson apparently died as an infant in 1860, as evidenced by the 1860 Clackamas County Mortality Schedule.
From about 1861 to 1864, the William C. Wilson family was living in a house on the corner of Third and Mill Streets, the location where the "Market Building" now exists in Portland, Oregon. Their second child Frank and third child Rosanna was born in that house.
From about 1864 to about 1870 William and Mary Jane Wilson lived on a large farm that they owned in Clackamas County on Rock Creek near Damascus, Oregon. The land was 160 acres of a Donation Land Claim that William became eligible for through his second wife, Mary Jane. William and Mary Jane purchased additional lands adjoining this property. This property, was described in the Clackamas County, Oregon Agriculture Productions Report of June 1870, as 160 acres of improved land and 160 acres of woodland, $380 of livestock, producing 50 bushels of winter wheat, 100 bushels of oats and 10 bushels of buckwheat. According to the 1870 Census of Clackamas County, Oregon, William C. Wilson's son, Wiley R. Wilson, from William's first marriage to Lobia Richmond, was then living with William C. and Mary Jane Wilson. Mary Jane's Father, Robert Mill, her brothers John Mill and Billy Mills occupied farms next to William and Mary Jane's. William C. and Mary Jane Wilson's children Ida and Howard were probably born while they lived on their farm in Clackamas County.
From about 1871 until about 1887, the William C. Wilson family lived in East Portland in a house located on the northwest corner of 6th Street and Alaska (Alaska is now known as Harrison Street). The 1874 East Portland (Multnomah County) City Directory lists him as Wilson W. C., teamster, res NW corner of Sixth, Stephens add.
Their children: Herman, Blanche, Daisy and George M. Wilson were probably born while they lived in East Portland. George was the last child born to William and Mary Jane Wilson. George was born at the time when William was forty-eight years old. During this time when the Wilsons were living in East Portland, William was a blacksmith and had a horse and wagon drayage business in Portland located at 50 Ash Street. William's occupation was listed in the city of Portland's directory from 1873 until 1887 as " teamster, dray man or truck man ". William may have had business ties with Aaron Meier who founded the Meier and Frank stores. William got his son Frank a job working as the Meier's first employee in their first store on Front Street in 1873. William sold part of his Donation Land Claim on the Bear River in Washington to Aaron Meier.
William C. Wilson traveled with his son Frank to California in the summer of 1876. William was originally trying to finance a trip to Pennsylvania for "The Centennial Exposition", celebrating one hundred years since the signing of The Declaration of Independence. The exposition was to be held in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia. He wanted to hear Theador Thomas' famous orchestra, which was scheduled to lead the ceremonies. William contrived a plan to exhibit a seven-legged calf along the way to Pennsylvania, thus paying for the trip as they traveled. He bought the calf for a few dollars from a farmer near William's home in Portland. He and his son Frank took the calf to San Francisco where that city was holding their own Centennial Exposition. William there hired a " fire eater ", bought a large tent and set it up along side the Grand Central Hotel on Market Street. There he put the seven-legged calf along with " fire eater " on exhibition and at fifty cents a person he started raking in the money. William and son Frank also found time to view the Fourth of July Grand Centennial Parade there. William then sold the calf for $3,000, but changed his mind about going east. Instead William bought a team of horses, a buckboard and together with son Frank they went on a tour of California, prospecting for gold and coal claims. They traveled through the Mother Load country working south as far as the Mexican boarder.
William's son, Wiley R. Wilson from his first marriage to Lobia Richmond, was married in Astoria, Oregon to Ida Hardesty in 1878. Wiley was killed in 1880 while working as an engineer on a steamboat. Wiley was scalded to death when the boat's boiler blew up near Portland.
In 1884 William's business was listed in the city of Portland directory as " Wilson, W.C. (Wilson and Poinsett) transfer agent ". In 1886 William's business was listed in the directory as " Wilson, W.C. and Company (Wm. C. Wilson and Fred R. Lownsdale), Drayman and Forwarders, 50 Ash ".
William C. Wilson in about the year 1887 moved his family to a large ranch that he owned in Melrose near Roseburg, Douglas County Oregon. The Wilson ranch house still existed in 2003 as the Carl Eder home located at 572 Cleveland Hill Road in Melrose, Oregon 97470. The ranch there at one time consisted of 1608 acres comprised largely of: sections 25, 26 and 36 of Township 26 South, Range 7 West; section 1 of Township 27 South Range, Range 7 West; section 31 of Township 26 South, Range 6 West, also the Donation Land Claim of Augistine Foisy, Number 41 located in Township 27 South, Range 7 West and his Claim number 48 in Township 26 South, Range 7. The Wilson ranch was at one time one of the largest in Douglas County and here the family raised fine work horses and whippet dogs. William and Mary Jane's children: Frank, Rosanna and Ida stayed in Portland.
William and Mary Jane's son Frank became employed in the riverboat business and became a captain. Frank married Elizabeth Guild, a niece of R. D. Inman, founder of the Inman Poulsen Lumber Company. They had no children.
William and Mary Jane's daughter Rosanna married her first cousin, Van Marion Bullard, together they had six children: Ivan, Trevor, Marion, Flossie, Kenneth and Jean. They lived on a ranch in Menlo, Washington.
William and Mary Jane's daughter Ida married Thomas D. Richardson in 1887 but she died only nine months later, no children were born to them. She is buried in the Lone Fir Cemetery in East Portland.
William's gold fever in the 1880's led him venturing into a gold mine in southern Oregon along with his father Daniel Pegg Wilson and William's son Frank. The mine was on a tributary of Cow Creek located near Azalia, Oregon, it was called the Green Mountain Mine. William's son Frank described the mine as: " It was a five-stamp mill and they had quite a lot of stock in this mine but not enough for the controlling interest. The only hold Pa had on the property was a three-year lease. When this ran out, they wouldn't renew the lease so he lost out, except for the stock ". William and his father Daniel invested a great deal of money into the mine. William's speculation in gold mining caused him to loose almost everything he owned.
William's father, Daniel Pegg Wilson, died in 1890, after which William was sued by his father's estate. The executor of the estate, William's brother George W. Wilson, claimed that moneys invested by Daniel Pegg Wilson in gold mining were in fact loans made to William C. Wilson and that this money should be paid back to their father's estate. William fought this case all the way to the Oregon State Supreme Court where William lost the case in 1894. This family dispute over William's father's estate was the apparent cause of a rift between the William C. Wilson and George W. Wilson families for which the two families seldom associated with one another again.
It was soon after the year 1900 that William C. Wilson, the father of eleven, then disappeared, never to be heard from again by his family. The last story concerning William C. Wilson is that he was last known by his family to be heading south, possibly for California to prospect for gold. The 1900 Douglas County, Oregon Census lists William C. Wilson as the "Head of Family". The 8 February 1910 Obituary of William C. Wilson's wife, Mary Jane, states that "she leaves a husband". I have found no later records concerning him.

William C. Wilson's wife, Mary Jane, died in Melrose in 1910 and she is buried in the Melrose Cemetery.
Frank Wilson had various jobs over the years with riverboats. Frank became a riverboat captain. He was also employed as a carpenter, building contractor, house painter and mining engineer. Frank and his wife owned a restaurant in Neuberg, Oregon in the 1920's and 1930's.
William and Mary Jane's son Howard became blind as a result of an accident while taking apart a shotgun ammunition. He became a self-sufficient farmer, was an accomplished musician, never married and lived the rest of his life in Melrose, Oregon. Howard is remembered by still living neighbors as always having a happy disposition.
The Wilson's son Herman married Mary Pierce and they lived in Melrose, Oregon. Herman and Mary had two sons, Alva and Lloyd and a daughter Ione or also called Cleo.
Blanche, the third daughter of William and Mary Jane Wilson was married to Charlie Keys. They had only one child, a daughter named Leona who died at the early age of eighteen. Charlie Kyes was in the real estate business in Roseburg.
The William C. and Mary Jane Wilson's youngest daughter Daisy was married briefly to a man named Frank Nelson who treated her badly. Daisy moved to California and worked in a candy factory there. Daisy returned to Oregon and married Tom Ward and together they lived the rest of their lives in Melrose and Roseburg. Daisy was well known for selfless concern for others, she was a charter member of the Melrose Comfort Society. Daisey had no children.
George M. Wilson grew up in Melrose and graduated from high school there. He became a mail carrier and drove a stagecoach.
The family was musically inclined. George Wilson played the fiddle, Blanche played the guitar and her husband Charley Keys played the banjo. Howard Wilson played many instruments and together with Daisy and her husband Tom Ward, they would all travel and perform at barn dances and Grange halls around the Roseburg, Oregon area.
George M. Wilson, in about the year 1900, moved to Portland where he worked for the Inman Poulsen Lumber Company and later became involved with a life long career in the food flavoring business. George married Estella Beckwith and they had two sons, one that died shortly after birth and a second son, Donald R. Wilson. George and Estella lived the rest of their lives in Portland.
The Van Marion and Rosanna Bullard families remained close to the rest if the W.C. Wilson families. The families of W. C. Wilson and V. M. Bullard often visited between the Bullard ranch in Menlo, Washington, the Wilson families around Roseburg and the George M. Wilson family in Portland. Rosanna Bullard died in 1926 and is buried in the Firndale Cemetery of Menlo, Washington.
Frank Wilson died in 1937 in Portland.
Howard Wilson died in 1937 and is buried in the Melrose Cemetery.
Herman Wilson died in 1942 and is buried in the Melrose Cemetery.
George M. Wilson died at the age of 81 in 1963 and is buried in the River View Cemetery of Portland.
Blanche Keys died in 1968 in Roseburg, Oregon and is buried in the Melrose Cemetery.
Daisy Ward was the last of the William C. and Mary Jane's children to pass away. Daisy died in 1972, having lived to be 97 years old. She is buried in the Melrose Cemetery.
The only known families to continue the line of William C. and Mary Jane Wilson to this day are from their children Rosanna Bullard, and George M. Wilson. The Bullard families often have large family reunions in Menlo, Washington. The last of the males to carry on the Wilson name from William C. Wilson are his grandson Donald R. Wilson of Salem, Oregon and William's great grandson Clark J. Wilson of West Linn, Oregon.


 

Name: Dorothy Hosking Huntley <doty@jeffnet.org>
Date: 2005-03-26
Name & Birth date of Pioneer John Lamont 13 Mar 1840
Spouse of Pioneer Mary Catherine Simmons
Oregon County Coos
Comments:
John Lamont was born in Prince Edward Island and homesteaded in Beaverhill, Coos, Oregon in 1871.
 

Name: Gregg Bond <Gbobcatb@aol.com>
Date: 2005-03-22
Name & Birth date of Pioneer David M. Bond 1826
Spouse of Pioneer Mary Williams
Oregon County Linn
Comments:
David came to Halsey around 9/1852 and married Mary that same month. Little is know about him before he arrived at Halsey. He may have been an overseer in Madison, LA in 1850 with his brother John N. Bond. David died in 1869.
 

Name: Dianne Harsh <dianneh5250@aol.com>
Date: 2005-03-20
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Ottilie Wilhilmine Schowe Siedelmann - Jan 2, 1830
Spouse of Pioneer Albert Ferdinand Siedelmann
Oregon County columbia
Comments:
Otillie came to Oregon in the mid 1880's with her 3 younger children after her husband Alberts Death - She settled in Vernonia, columbia Co, Oregon and homesteaded land there - She passed away January 30, 1922, and is buried in the Pioneer Cemetery in Vernonia Oregon. She was 92 years of age at her death
 

Name: Joyce Glover <jglover@charter.net>
Date: 2005-02-12
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Abel Russell
Spouse of Pioneer Elizabeth Shelley
Oregon County Lane
Comments:
A member of the Bristow party as a member of the larger Bolivar Walker wagon train to cross the Oregon trail in 1848. At Barlow tollgate with two wagons on Sept 23, 1848 per Foster papers. Came overland from Iowa with 9 children.
 

Name: Joyce Glover <jglover@charter.net>
Date: 2005-02-12
Name & Birth date of Pioneer David Imbler
Spouse of Pioneer Esther Jackson
Oregon County Lane
Comments:
They moved to Jefferson Co., Iowa from Muhlenberg Co., Kentucky at around 1844, and in 1853 they moved to Oregon. He took up Oregon Donation Land Claim No. 704. In 1859, David, with sons Jesse and Edward W. moved to Wasco Co., and settled the land where the town of Dufur now stands, where they engaged in intensive cattle operations. In 1869, they moved to Union Co., to the Grande Ronde Valley, where each voter in the family located a claim and engaged in stock raising. The claim of Jesse Imbler contained the present site of Imbler, Oregon, which was named after him. In 1885, David and Edward moved to Swamp Creek, 9 miles N. E. of Enterprise, where Edward bought a farm, which he sold in 1896. David died in Enterprise in 1889.
 

Name: Kelly Muller <klly733@cs.com>
Date: 2005-01-16
Name & Birth date of Pioneer William F. Peacock, 1845
Spouse of Pioneer Mary Whetstone
Oregon County Linn
Comments:
Immigrant from Arbroth, Scotland
Mary died 3-18-01
William died in 1941

 

Name: Lilly Martin <malik@scs-net.org>
Date: 2004-10-28
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Samuel Y. Cook b. 1823
Spouse of Pioneer Martha Ann, and later Elizabeth Brower
Oregon County Union Co.
Comments:
He is listed as being in OR as of 1846, married Martha Ann in 1848, He later married Elizabeth Brower b. 1840 MO, she came from Wayne Co Iowa. They lived in Union Co OR, in La Grande. He was in the 2nd company of Oregon Rifles, under Capt Lawrence Hall, in the Indian War in Oregon.
 

Name: Shelly Saxon <saxontribe@charter.net>
Date: 2004-10-21
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Charles F Stonefield-February 1852
Spouse of Pioneer Annie
Oregon County Lane
Comments:
Pioneers of the Heceta Head, Cape Creek area. The family relocated in between 1890 1892. They made a major contribution to the area and community. Involved with Siuslaw Pioneer annual publication.
 

Name: Tracy Towry <atticantq@aol.com>
Date: 2004-10-05
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Samuel Ensley 1845
Spouse of Pioneer Talitha Busby
Oregon County Douglas
Comments:
Have alot of information on this family, both Talitha Busby, and Samuel Ensley came with their parents. Samuels family in 1852, the Busbys in 1863. Would like to share any info anyone may have, or if these names are mentioned in any diarys.
 

Name: Jane Richards Sutter <jsutter@televar.com>
Date: 2004-10-02
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Lavina Arnold Hunter Finch
Spouse of Pioneer George Finch
Oregon County Douglas
Comments:
Lavina came west with family members after her husband Hugh Hunter died in Iowa. She married George Finch 22 June 1873 at the house of John Bonebrake. her daughters who came to Douglas County were Nancy Jane Richards, Mary Bonebrake, Alpha Lough and Louella Robertson, and a son David Hunter. Another sister was Mrs. D. P. Bartrum.
 

Name: Jane Richards Sutter <jsutter@televar.com>
Date: 2004-10-02
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Clark Richards
Spouse of Pioneer Nancy Jane Hunter
Oregon County Douglas
Comments:
Clark was born in Ohio, married Rachel Frantz/France. She died 1866, he married Nancy Jane Hunter Lough in 1867. In 1871 a son Emmett Elmer was born to them in Boonesboro, Iowa. They came with family members to Douglas County, a son, George Clark was born there in 1874. Clark was shot accidently by one of his sons while hunting in 1886.
 

Name: Jane Richards Sutter <jsutter@televar.com>
Date: 2004-10-02
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Nancy Jane Hunter 14 Nov 1846
Spouse of Pioneer Clarke Richards
Oregon County Douglas
Comments:
Nancy Jane Hunter Lough Richards came to Douglas County abt 1873 from Muskingum County, Ohio. She was married to Samuel Lough who died in 1863, she then married Clark Richards and came west with him and other family members. She was briefly married (1887)to W.G.B. Dixon.
 

Name: Jane Richards Sutter <jsutter@televar.com>
Date: 2004-10-02
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Nancy Jane Hunter 14 Nov 1846
Spouse of Pioneer Clarke Richards
Oregon County Douglas
Comments:
Nancy Jane Hunter Lough Richards came to Douglas County abt 1873 from Muskingum County, Ohio. She was married to Samuel Lough who died in 1863, she then married Clark Richards and came west with him and other family members. She was briefly married (1887)to W.G.B. Dixon.
 

Name: Betty (Earl) Smith <tofro00@Hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-09-14
Name & Birth date of Pioneer William Earl b. 7 Jan 1823
Spouse of Pioneer Louisa Wood
Oregon County Linn
Comments:
William Earl was the fifth child of Joseph b 1789 and Margaret (Gibson) Earl, b 1793. He was 16-17 years old while coming in 1845 over the Oregon Trail with his mother and siblings. His father died while commencing the trip at St. Joseph, Missouri, so he and his brothers had the responsibility for bringing the family to Oregon. This trip is described in the book "The Brazen Overlanders of 1845" obtainable through the Oregon Genealogical Society Library.
William's younger brother, Robert, was the only child who had some schooling who wrote a very interesting partial record of their journey as well as their settlement in Linn County. William and Louisa were the first recorded pioneer marriage in Linn County.

 

Name: linda hunt finlayson <lindafinlayson167@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-08-29
Name & Birth date of Pioneer john m. hunt
Oregon County marion
Comments:
I'm looking for any geniology information John was born 7/11/1824 in Waynw, Indiana
 

Name: Herbert A White <herbnbarb@juno.com>
Date: 2004-08-22
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Dr. Thomas White 12Nov 1796
Spouse of Pioneer Susanna Bowlus
Oregon County Marion
Comments:
Cameto Oregon in 1852 with 8 children. He was born in Frederick Co. MD and died 21 Feb 1859. We have just recently gotten an Pioneer certificate for me and have found the research very interesting. I was born in Waldo OR 26 Apr 1922 Josephine Co.
 

Name: Herbert A White <herbnbarb@juno.com>
Date: 2004-08-22
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Dr. Thomas White 12Nov 1796
Spouse of Pioneer Susanna Bowlus
Oregon County Marion
Comments:
Cameto Oregon in 1852 with 8 children. He was born in Frederick Co. MD and died 21 Feb 1859. We have just recently gotten an Pioneer certificate for me and have found the research very interesting.
 

Name: Joy Lehmann <JoyLehmann@aol.com>
Date: 2004-08-21
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Isaac Wilson b. 1827
Spouse of Pioneer Mary Catherine Copenhaver
Oregon County Klamath
Comments:
Isaac was born in Fulton Co. IL, served in the Mexican war and was in Oregon by 1855. His wife died young, leaving him with several children. He died in Baker OR in 1903 and his grave has never been found. He was a brother to Thomas Alexander Wilson b. 1825 in Morgan Co. IL who went to Oregon in 1847 with the Dodson family. Who were the parents of Isaac and Thomas Wilson?
 

Name: Joy Lehmann <JoyLehmann@aol.com>
Date: 2004-08-21
Name & Birth date of Pioneer John L. Rexford b. 1806
Spouse of Pioneer Charity Ann Brown
Oregon County Benton
Comments:
Crossed the plains in 1851 with the Capt. Williams immigrant train, surviving a late summer blizzard where all the stock was lost. He was a Baptist minister. See my book, "Rexford Family History" (1989).
 

Name: Vicki Greer Oliver <vickioliver@att.net>
Date: 2004-08-13
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Robert Henry Greer 8/10/1856
Spouse of Pioneer Sarah May Hiatt
Oregon County Washington
Comments:
ROBERT HENRY GREER
1856 – 1931

Hillsboro resident; Oregon State Representative 1909 and 1910; City Councilman; 13 year Member and President of School Board;

PORTRAIT AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD OF FAMOUS OREGONIANS

p. 446 (published 1903)

ROBERT H. GREER. A merchant of Hillsboro who is maintaining the business prestige of his adopted town is Robert H. Greer, one of the foremost Canadian-Americans of his locality, and a man of pronounced business judgment. He was born in Franklin, Huntingdon County, Canada, August 10, 1856, a son of Joseph and Jane (Burns) Greer, natives respectively of the North of Ireland and County Down, near Banbridge, Ireland. The family is of Scotch ancestry, the paternal grandfather having gone from Scotland to County Armagh, where he farmed, but eventually removed to the vicinity of Strongton [Sherrington], Canada, where his death occurred. Joseph Greer was young when his father settled in Canada, and he in time engaged in farming, alter removing to Lanesboro, MN, and still later to Clear Lake, IA, where he died. In religion he was in youth a Presbyterian, but in after-life changed to the Methodist Episcopal Church. His wife was a daughter of William Burns, who was born in Scotland, and removed to County Down, Ireland, eventually taking up his residence in Canada, when his daughter was a year old. Mrs. Greer who died in IA, was the mother of twelve children, ten of whom attained maturity, and of whom three sons and three daughters are now living. Robert H. being the second youngest in the family. Besides the latter, James C. is also a resident of Hillsboro.
Mr. Greer was educated in the public schools of Canada, and after removing to Minnesota started out upon a career of self-support. Near Lanesboro he learned the miller's trade, after which he applied his trade in Taranto, IA, until March 1880. The same year he removed to Oregon and engaged in the milling business at Glencoe, this county, and in 1884 went to North Yakima, Yakima County, WA, and incorporated the North Yakima Milling Company, of which he was made president. He built the mill at that place, but at the expiration of a year sold out and came to Hillsboro, where he engaged in the grocery and queensware business. He has worked up a large and gratifying trade, and has every prospect of continued success.
The first marriage of Mr. Greer occurred in Washington County, OR, and was with Hannah Goodin, a native of Upper Canada, who died in Glencoe, in December 1884, leaving one child, Jennie. For his second wife, Mr. Greer married Sarah M. Hiatt, a native of Jackson county, OR. Of this latter union there have been born four children: Norman, Cecelia, Damon, and Robert Hiatt. Mr. Greer is a Republican in political affiliation, has served the community as councilman for a couple of years, and is now president of the school board. Fraternally he is well known and popular, and is associated with the Odd Fellows and Encampment, the Rebekahs, and the Knights of Pythias, of which latter organization is past chancellor and past grand-master-at arms of the Grand Lodge. Mr. Greer is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, in which is a trustee, and towards the support of which he is a liberal contributor.
______

Hillsboro Argus
“The Leader in Its Fieldö
Hillsboro, Oregon, Thursday, August 20, 1931

PIONEER GROCER DIES SUDDENLY; BURIED TUESDAY

Active Life of R. H. Greer Ended Saturday
Ill But Few Days
Early Resident Prominent in Lodge and Civic Affairs Long

Robert H. Greer, 75, early-day Hillsboro merchant and prominent lodge member, died at 5:45 p.m. Saturday, after an illness of a few days. Funeral services at the Methodist Episcopal church Tuesday afternoon were largely attended. Rev. M. A. Marcy of Salem, former pastor of the local church, officiated, assisted by Rev. Walton Skipworth, also a former pastor here. Interment was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Members of the Odd Fellows lodge were in charge of services at the grave.
Mrs. Reatha Fowler Miller of Portland and G. Russell Morgan were soloists during the services at the church.
Native of Canada
Mr. Greer was born at Franklin Centre, Canada, August 10, 1856; was educated in the Canadian schools, and moved to Minnesota where he started upon a career of self-support. He was engaged in the miller’s trade in Taranto, IA, until March, 1880, when he moved to Oregon and started in the milling business at Glencoe. In 1884 he went to North Yakima, Wash., where he again engaged in the milling business. Mr. Greer went into the grocery business in Hillsboro in 1889 and continued in this business until 1926, when he disposed of his store to Mr. And Mrs. Guy Powers and son, Glen. After disposing of his grocery business, he and his wife made an extended auto trip through the east and to his old home in Canada.
He was united in marriage to Hannah Goodin, August 31, 1881, to which union one child, Jane, now Mrs. William Hare, was born. Mrs. Greer died in December 1884. Mr. Greer was married to Miss Sarah May Hiatt, January 23, 1887.
His career in public affairs includes that of state representative from this county in 1909 and 1910. He served as city councilman two years and as school director for 13 years, during which time he was superintendent of the poultry division, and a week ago Tuesday night attended a meeting of the fair board in the chamber of commerce rooms.
Mr. Greer had been especially active in fraternal affairs. He was presented with a 50-year I.O.O.F. jewel February 13, 1930, just 50 years to the hour after joining the order. He acted as marshal August 5 for the presentation of 50-hear jewels to Zina Wood and C. P Merrell. Two weeks ago, Mr. Greer was pallbearer for Mrs. Mary Humphreys. She and Mr. And Mrs. Greer were the last three charter members of the Hillsboro Rebekah lodge. He was also prominently identified with affairs of the Knights of Pythias lodge, which he joined at Glencoe July 12, 1883, which lodged he served as the first representative to the grand lodge. In 1888 he helped to organize the Pythian lodge at Athena and on returning to Hillsboro was instrumental in the resuscitation of Phoenix lodge. Mr. Greer had served as deputy grand master-at-arms of the Pythian lodge. He had been a member of the Methodist church for 38 years and had served on the church board for a number of years.
In recent weeks Mr. Greer had secured and circulated petitions for the paving of Lincoln street from Third to Fifth, together with the laying of cement sidewalks.
The widow and the following children survive: Jane M. Hare, Hillsboro; Norman R. Greer, Richmond, Cal; Cecelia Will, Cle Elum, Wash.; Damon E. Greer, Maplewood, and Robert H. Greer, San Diego, Cal. All except Robert were here for the funeral.
Burial: Hillsboro Pioneer Cemetery, aka Masonic, IOOF/D 7.79/3/1862 On Tualatin Valley Highway, just west of Hillsboro. Death Certificate: 178.

 

Name: Jean Engle <jengle@colton.com>
Date: 2004-08-11
Name & Birth date of Pioneer William Styles Engle
Spouse of Pioneer Martha Clark
Oregon County Clackamas
Comments:
Willaim was born in Prince George County, Maryland,Mar 18, 1789, raised in Jefferson Co. Va. In 1820 moved his family to Illinois.
In 1845 took Meek Wagon Train to Oregon City, Oregon with his 3rd wife Martha "Patsy Clark/Chance/Engle and six of his children.
1846 took up Land Claim #44, later Claim #1128 in Molalla, Oregon. Lived in Molalla and Silverton,Or. until his death,
Mar.18, 1868. Buried in the Miller Cemetery in Silverton,OR with his 4th wife, Susan Engle.

 

Name: Marianne Monagle <mariannemonagle>
Date: 2004-07-30
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Noah Wheeler McNamer, Aug 1816, Pickaway CO, OH
Spouse of Pioneer Nancy B. Kirtz (Kirts) Jan 4 1834, IN
Oregon County Washington
Comments:
From OH moved 1840 to Lousia Co, IA. Then moved to Greenville, (North of Forest Grove) in Washington CO, OR arrived in 1852. Married Nancy B. Kirts on 26 Aug 1853 in Greenville, Wash Co OR.
Settled on land donation claim (DLC) # 1293 1853

 

Name: Nadia Schultz <nschultz@ortelco.net>
Date: 2004-07-26
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Adam Stephens b. 1/7/1819
Spouse of Pioneer Lucinda Gilmore
Oregon County Marion & Polk Counties
Comments:
I do have a lot of genealogy & few pictures of this family. Would like to know more about their children
 

Name: joyce bastasch <jbastasch@cox.net>
Date: 2004-07-18
Name & Birth date of Pioneer robert ady 1820
Spouse of Pioneer mary ann mitchell
Oregon County marion
Comments:
Robert Ady arrived in Oregon, probably in 1844, as a single man. Mary Ann, his future wife, arrived in Oregon in 1845 with her then husband, Phinneas Hunt and their son Henry Hunt. Their daughter, Virginia, was born in Oregon in 1846 probably on their land claim at what is now Hubbard. Phinneas died in 1848 in California and his widow, left behind in Oregon, married Robert Ady in 1849. They settled at Champoeg.
 

Name: Sandy Brace <brace5948@juno.com>
Date: 2004-07-09
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Amos Norton Hurlburt
Spouse of Pioneer Amy Diena Prime
Oregon County Lane
Comments:
Amos Norton and Amy Diena Prime Hurlburt moved to Iowa from VT in 1853 with the oldest son Wallace Putnam Hurlburt. Six more children were born in Iowa. The family moved to Lane County, Oregon in 1884. They lived around Eugene and Juction City and other parts of Oregon. I have a lot of Hurlburts and their descentants in Lane County. Looking for any inforamtion on this family.
Sandy

 

Name: Susan Osburn Matthieu Jaggers <matthieu@bctonline.com>
Date: 2004-06-13
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Francis X. Matthieu 4/02/1818
Spouse of Pioneer Rose Ossant/Aussent
Oregon County Marion
Comments:
Have alot of infor on my great Grandfather FX Matthieu. Will share with others
 

Name: Dan Sullivan <casemandan@wmconnect.com>
Date: 2004-05-29
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Samuel Harrison Taylor Apr 20, 1837
Spouse of Pioneer Sarah Elizabeth Spears
Oregon County Douglas/Lake/Klamath
Comments:
In Apr 1862, Joseph Francis Taylor formed a wagon train in Independence MO and headed for CA. Someplace west of Salt Lake City, the train split and Joseph's son Samuel headed for OR. Samuel settled in Douglas county near the town of Day's Creek where my Great Grandfather Joseph Claude Taylor was born.

Sometime after the Modoc wars, Samuel left Douglas county and headed for Klamath (then Lake) county and settled in Poe Valley near the town of Olene.

 

Name: William F.Geddes <wfg_32@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-05-23
Name & Birth date of Pioneer George W. Ebbert 12 Aug 1829
Spouse of Pioneer Elizabeth Landes 6 Sept.1840
Oregon County Lane
Comments:
Came to Oregon territory by wagon train. Married in 1856 and had 9 children. Many descendents still living in oregon today.
 

Name: William F.Geddes <wfg_32@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-05-23
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Joseph A. Geddes 2 Nov 1850
Spouse of Pioneer Eva J Freligh 14 April 1851
Oregon County Baker
Comments:
Came to Baker County Oregon in 1871 from La Grange County Indiana
 

Name: Andrea Ware <woollies@tds.net>
Date: 2004-05-12
Name & Birth date of Pioneer John Alkire Powell
Spouse of Pioneer Savilla Smith
Oregon County Linn
Comments:
John with family and brothers, Noah, and Alfred, All ministers, left Illinois in 1851. They settled in Linn County with some of the family branching out to Polk and other counties of Oregon.Descendants still live in Oregon today. We also have the Powell Memorial Society with a pot luck picnic and meeting every year.
 

Name: Jon Morgan <Vintageracer@aol.com>
Date: 2004-04-30
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Miller Morgan
Spouse of Pioneer Elizabeth Helmick Morgan
Oregon County Linn
Comments:
I am a direct descendant of Miller Morgan who came to Oregon in 1847. In fact, my father shill lives on the donation land claim. If you need any history pertaing to the Morgans in Linncounty, just let me know.

Thank!

Jon

 

Name: Diana Williams <dianaj123@sbcglobal.net>
Date: 2004-04-22
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Theodore Knipe Williams 1832
Spouse of Pioneer Ann Eliza Vantassel
Oregon County Multnomah
Comments:
My ancestors came to oregon in 1852
 

Name: robert e. bacon <rbacon@cyberhotline.com>
Date: 2004-04-10
Name & Birth date of Pioneer john m. bacon
Spouse of Pioneer rachel w. newman
Oregon County clackamas
Comments:
John M. Bacon crossed the Oregon trail with Samuel K. Barlow in 1845 and helped cutout the Barlow Road around Mount Hood.
 

Name: Charles Schafer <crschafer@adelphia.net>
Date: 2004-03-04
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Richard Davis
Spouse of Pioneer Edna E. Thomas
Oregon County Clackamas
Comments:
Left Iowa in the spring of 1868 but were too late and the wagon train had already left. So they waited their till the next spring to join another wagon train.
 

Name: Rene' Murdock <repfund@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-02-23
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Jacob Conser
Spouse of Pioneer Nancy Gunsaules
Oregon County Marion
Comments:
I have a Copy of a Picture of these two Pioneers. They are my. Great Great Grandparents.
 

Name: Kirk Adams <akirk1@qwest.net>
Date: 2004-02-22
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Benjamin Franklin Kendall, 1825, IL
Spouse of Pioneer Lucy Jemima Russell
Oregon County Linn, Baker, Malhuer
Comments:
Originally emigrated in 1852, died in Malhuer County.

Father John H. Kendall (spouse Fanny Ray) emigrated in 1853, settled in Linn County and died near Corvallis

 

Name: Roy Twaddell <twaddell@adelphia.net>
Date: 2004-02-05
Name & Birth date of Pioneer John Twaddell June 3 1819
Spouse of Pioneer Elizabeth Barnes
Oregon County Wallowa
Comments:
Originally settled in Blue Mountains Union County about 1865. Both are buried in Paradise Cemetery next to Theresa Barnes mother of Elizabeth.
 

Name: Randy Michael WELLS <captwells@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-01-31
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Ransom Wells b. 16 June 1828
Spouse of Pioneer Delilah Swinney b. 1 June 1834
Oregon County Umatilla
Comments:
Ransom and Delilah Wells came to Oregon by wagon train in 1864, from Davis Co., Iowa. They brought with them their 6 children. One daughter, Amanda Ellen, died on the Oregon Trail on 17 June 1864, in Western Idaho. They settled near Stateline and produced 5 more children in Oregon.
 

Name: JOHNNY LEE <johnnyl@netease.net>
Date: 2004-01-18
Name & Birth date of Pioneer THOMAS LEE- 1819
Spouse of Pioneer NANCY
Oregon County MULTNOMAH
Comments:
THEY WERE ON THE 1860 CENSUS INMULTNOMAH COUNTY SOUTH PORTLAND DIST, PAGE 72 ALONG WITH THIER CHILDREN MOSES, SARAH, JOHN, NANCY, JULIA, AND MY GRANDFATHER THOMAS JEFFERSON LEE WHICH WAS IN THE U.S.ARMY DISCHARGED 1865 AT FORT VANCOUVER.
 

Name: Carol Ann Sharp < C Sharp54@comcast.net>
Date: 2004-01-09
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Isaac Alonso tolbert 1865 in N.C.
Spouse of Pioneer Leona May Bowman
Oregon County Jefferson County
Comments:
The family moved Oregon in 1909 Alonso was the school teacher in the Haystack district and district.no. 42 trail Crossing Lucy h. Mabel Horace Douglas and Frank, left with out the Mother. June 1911 she is in the Gray Butte cemetery. Lucy was my Grandmo,she married Jacob Earl Lynam in Madas on April 10,1917,
 

Name: Jane Oliver Johnson (Jane Ellen Oliver) <jnelojoh@sisp.net>
Date: 2004-01-09
Name & Birth date of Pioneer William Bailey Donaca b. May 4, 1836
Spouse of Pioneer Lenora Jane Harbin
Oregon County Linn
Comments:
William Bailey Donaca carried the first mail into Lebanon and owned a stage line and livery stable. Later he built the first brick two story building in Lebanon which housed his grocery, other stores, and the Mason Hall. His wife, Lenora Jane Harbin b. February 19, 1856, came to Oregon on the Oregon Trail as a child of eight years in 1864.
 

Name: Sabrina Hand <twohandz@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-12-10
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Alfred Burbage Marquam b. 1854
Spouse of Pioneer Emma Dell Scott
Comments:
Alfred came prior to 1879, his wife emma was born in Oregon in 1861. The had the following children: Lena Maud, Alfred Lloyd, Chester Ray, Sylvia Dell, and William McKinnley
 

Name: Sabrina Hand <twohandz@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-12-10
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Andrew Jackson b. 6-9-1822
Spouse of Pioneer Mary Ann Engle
Oregon County Clackamas
Comments:
Andrew was born in Tennessee, though I don't know what year he came to Oregon, it was before 1847, because their son George Washington Jackson was born in Marquam, Oregon March 3, 1847
 

Name: Don DuBois <dgdubois@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-11-20
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Abbott Levi James Todd
Spouse of Pioneer Angeline tate
Oregon County Douglas
Comments:
I will be willing to share any and all information I have
 

Name: Susan Mankins <jasm@ocsnet.net>
Date: 2003-11-16
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Josephine E. Hathaway 11/18/87
Spouse of Pioneer Victor Dickey
Oregon County Josephine Co
Comments:
Josephine was the oldest of ten. Her parents, Edgar Hathaway and Janora Crooks Hathaway, and their parents settled in the Illinois Valley of Josephine Co around 1850. The town was called Dryden and it no longer exists.
 

Name: Dorothy E Henry <dottie@pacific.net>
Date: 2003-11-13
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Roxie C Thompson Bobier
Spouse of Pioneer George H Bobier
Oregon County Pend Orellie
Comments:
According to biography for George and obituaries for the couple, they arrieved in Newport in 1891 but settled there in 1893 on homestead 5 miles north of town. The couple had one daughter Maud who died in 1895 at age 17 years. I have been unable to locate a death certificate for her, or know the reason for her death. Mr Bobier also bought property in town and built a brick building bearing his name. He died March 5, 1921 and Roxie died Nov 24, 1937.
These three pioneers are buried at Fairmont Memorial, in Spokane,WA

 

Name: Dorothy E Henry <dottie@pacific.net>
Date: 2003-11-13
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Roxie C Thompson Bobier
Spouse of Pioneer George H Bobier
Oregon County Pend Orellie
Comments:
According to biography for George and obituaries for the couple, they arrieved in Newport in 1891 but settled there in 1893 on homestead 5 miles north of town. The couple had one daughter Maud who died in 1895 at age 17 years. I have been unalbe to locate a death certificate for her, or know the reason for her death. Mr Bobier also bought property in town and built a brick building bearing his name. He died March 5, 1921 and Roxie died Nov 24, 1937.
These three pioneers are buried at Fairmont Memorial, in Spokane,WA

 

Name: Dorothy E Henry <dottie@pacific.net>
Date: 2003-11-13
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Roxie C Thompson Bobier
Spouse of Pioneer George H Bobier
Oregon County Pend Orellie
Comments:
According to biography for George and obituaries for the couple, they arrieved in Newport in 1891 but settled there in 1893 on homestead 5 miles north of town. The couple had one daughter Maud who died in 1895 at age 17 years. I have been unalbe to locate a death certificate for her, or know the reason for her death. Mr Bobier also bought property in town and built a brick building bearing his name. He died March 5, 1921 and Roxie died Nov 24, 1937.
 

Name: Dennis Emerson <demerson@proaxis.com>
Date: 2003-10-15
Name & Birth date of Pioneer William C. Taylor, 1825
Spouse of Pioneer Charlotte Trimble
Oregon County Benton
Comments:
William C. Taylor, son of James Taylor, arrived in Benton County with his father and siblings, from Ray County, Missouri around 1851. I believe he first settle South of Corvallis, then, in the 1870's moved to Lobster Valley, then Alsea, where he is buried. I have descendant information but little information on James Taylor and also do not know exactly where he established his Donatation Land Claim. I suspect somewhere in the area of Kiger Island as the Kiger's were close friends and Taylors and Kigers intermarried.
 

Name: Margie Hinton <marhinton@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-10-13
Name & Birth date of Pioneer MARBLE, John
Spouse of Pioneer MARBLE, Hester Cobb
Oregon County Yamhill County
Comments:
Gayle - Why is the Oregon Pioneer List not linked to your first page? I had to go searching for this.

I also have other Marble family members who came with John and Hester Cobb Marble to Yamhill County in 1845

Margie Hinton

 

Name: Cheryl Lemon <nocopump@humboldt1.com>
Date: 2003-09-14
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Joseph Russell 1800 Ky.
Spouse of Pioneer Mary Highsmith
Oregon County Douglas
Comments:
Arrived in Douglas Co. Nov. 15, 1852 with 7 of 10 children, wife died prior to leaving Mo. DLC#376/7.
 

Name: Cheryl Lemon <nocopump@humboldt1.com>
Date: 2003-09-14
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Joseph Russell
Spouse of Pioneer Mary Highsmith
Oregon County Douglas
Comments:
Arrived in Douglas Co. Nov. 15, 1852 with 7 of 10 children, wife died prior to leaving Mo. DLC#376/7.
 

Name: Geraldine Bell <Bellsfundell@comcast.net>
Date: 2003-09-05
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Nathaniel Bell Born 1805c Washington County Kentucky Married Dec 28 1826Hardin County Kentucky
Spouse of Pioneer Mary Thompkins Bell born April 8th 1802 in Virginia
Oregon County took Land Grant-Washington County Oregon
Comments:
Nathaniel Bell, his wife Mary (Thompkins M.N.) Bell were accompanied by their 7 children,& the family of George Arnspiger, the family of Simon Arnspiger and Oliver Perry Potts, son of Mary Thompkins by a previous marriage, to the Oregon Territory from Illinois in 1853. In November of 1853 Nathaniel Bell and his wife were given a donation land grant #4711 in Washington County Oregon (Now part of Clackamas county. The Arnspiger familes(# 2669 & 3976) and Potts (#3301) also took land grants in Washington County, Oregon.
Nathaniel Bell and his wife, Mary left Kentucky right after they married in 1826 and moved to Greene County Illinois. Their 7 children were born in Illinois and their names were:
Martha Lorinda Bell (Married George Arnspiger)
Rachel Bell (Married Simon P Arnspiger)
John A Bell
Louisa Bell (Married 1. Oliver Perry Goodall 2. Caswell T McKinzie.
Miles Bell(Oregon Pioneer Riverboat Captain) (Married Jane Gilbert Jefferson)
Mary Caroline Bell (Married Isaac McKinzie)
Ira Bell (Civil war veteran) (Married Ellen Jane Shadden)

Mary (Thompkins) Bell died 1857c. On June 9th 1859 Nathaniel Bell remarried.... Mrs. Priscilla Farley.

Nathaniel Bell died 1880 in Walla Walla Washington.

Submitted by Geraldine Bell, Great Granddaughter of Nathaniel and Mary Bell. Sept 5th 2003


 

Name: Geraldine Bell <Bellsfundell@comcast.net>
Date: 2003-09-05
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Nathaniel Bell Born 1805 Washington County Kentucky Married Dec 28 1826Hardin County Kentucky
Spouse of Pioneer Mary Thompkins Bell born April 8th 1802 in Virginia
Oregon County took Land Grant-Washington County Oregon
Comments:
Nathaniel Bell, his wife Mary (Thompkins M.N.) Bell were accompanied by their 7 children,& the family of George Arnspiger, the family of Simon Arnspiger and Oliver Perry Potts, son of Mary Thompkins by a previous marriage, to the Oregon Territory from Illinois in 1853. In November of 1853 Nathaniel Bell and his wife were given a donation land grant #4711 in Washington County Oregon (Now part of Clackamas county. The Arnspiger familes(# 2669 & 3976) and Potts (#3301) also took land grants in Washington County, Oregon.
Nathaniel Bell and his wife, Mary left Kentucky right after they married in 1826 and moved to Greene County Illinois. Their 7 children were born in Illinois and their names were:
Martha Lorinda Bell (Married George Arnspiger)
Rachel Bell (Married Simon P Arnspiger)
John A Bell
Louisa Bell (Married 1. Oliver Perry Goodall 2. Caswell T McKinzie.
Miles Bell(Oregon Pioneer Riverboat Captain) (Married Jane Gilbert Jefferson)
Mary Caroline Bell (Married Isaac McKinzie)
Ira Bell (Civil war veteran) (Married Ellen Jane Shadden)

Mary (Thompkins) Bell died 1857c. On June 9th 1859 Nathaniel Bell remarried.... Mrs. Priscilla Farley.

Nathaniel Bell died 1880 in Walla Walla Washington.

Submitted by Geraldine Bell, Great Granddaughter of Nathaniel and Mary Bell. Sept 5th 2003


 

Name: Geraldine Bell <Bellsfundell@comcast.net>
Date: 2003-09-05
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Nathaniel Bell 1805 Washington County Kentucky Married Dec 26 Hardin County Kentucky
Spouse of Pioneer Mary Thompkins Bell born April 8th 1802 in Virginia
Oregon County took Land Grant-Washington County Oregon
Comments:
Nathaniel Bell, his wife Mary (Thompkins M.N.) Bell were accompanied by their 7 children,& the family of George Arnspiger, the family of Simon Arnspiger and Oliver Perry Potts, son of Mary Thompkins by a previous marriage, to the Oregon Territory from Illinois in 1853. In November of 1853 Nathaniel Bell and his wife were given a donation land grant #4711 in Washington County Oregon (Now part of Clackamas county. The Arnspiger familes(# 2669 & 3976) and Potts (#3301) also took land grants in Washington County, Oregon.
Nathaniel Bell and his wife, Mary left Kentucky right after they married in 1826 and moved to Greene County Illinois. Their 7 children were born in Illinois and their names were:
Martha Lorinda Bell (Married George Arnspiger)
Rachel Bell (Married Simon P Arnspiger)
John A Bell
Louisa Bell (Married 1. Oliver Perry Goodall 2. Caswell T McKinzie.
Miles Bell(Oregon Pioneer Riverboat Captain) (Married Jane Gilbert Jefferson)
Mary Caroline Bell (Married Isaac McKinzie)
Ira Bell (Civil war veteran) (Married Ellen Jane Shadden)

Mary (Thompkins) Bell died 1857c. On June 9th 1859 Nathaniel Bell remarried.... Mrs. Priscilla Farley.

Nathaniel Bell died 1880 in Walla Walla Washington.

Submitted by Geraldine Bell, Great Granddaughter of Nathaniel and Mary Bell. Sept 5th 2003


 

Name: Jim Griffin <jim.griffin001@comcast.net>
Date: 2003-08-03
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Isaac Blanton Sept 22,1842
Spouse of Pioneer Rebecca Ellen Anderson
Oregon County Marion Co.
Comments:
Came by wagon in 1847 at the age of 5. Is burried with the rest of his family at Mulkey Cemetery, Eugene, Oregon.
 

Name: Pat Helyer <pathelyer@attbi.com>
Date: 2003-06-26
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Elijah Mays 21 Sept 1809
Spouse of Pioneer Mary Bradshaw
Oregon County Lane
Comments:
Elijah and Mary with their large family went to Oregon from McDonough county IL in 1852. Elijah had Donation Land Grant #1702. He and Mary died in Lane county.


 

Name: Michael R. Ritter <ritteratwork@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-06-18
Name & Birth date of Pioneer John Jacob Ritter b. 10 Oct 1874
Spouse of Pioneer 1st- Bessie Cook; 2nd- Lulu Baker
Oregon County Union, Baker & Jackson
Comments:
John was my great-grandfather. His parents were Nathaniel Ritter & Mary Ellen Brown (daughter of another Pioneer family). They had the following children:
Andrew Jackson Ritter b: 1 MAY 1867 in Montana
Joseph Robert Ritter b: 13 APR 1869 in Goose Creek,OR
James Pleasant Ritter b: 12 JAN 1872 in Lower Powder River,Union Co,OR
Charles N. Ritter b: 11 NOV 1872 in Oregon
John Jacob Ritter b: 10 OCT 1874 in Baker Co,Oregon
Walter Grey Ritter b: MAY 1878 in California
Ada Ann Ritter b: 1880 in Liberty Twp,Osborne Co,Kansas
Claude Roland Ritter b: 20 NOV 1881 in Kansas
Myrtle Bessie Winifred Ritter b: 15 NOV 1885 in Kansas
Carl Brown Ritter b: SEP 1893 in Gold Hill,Jackson Co,Oregon
Martha F. Ritter b: 1889

Nathaniel is located on the 1870 Union County census and later on the 1900 Jackson County census

 

Name: Don DuBois <dgdubois@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-06-17
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Abbott Levi James Todd
Spouse of Pioneer Angeline Tate Todd
Oregon County Douglas
Comments:
See me for complete history
 

Name: cheryl rausin <chrylrsn@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-06-16
Name & Birth date of Pioneer daniel b. soliss 1830
Spouse of Pioneer margaret
Oregon County jackson
Comments:
The soliss family came to the medford area, from Placerville Ca. date unknown. One of their daughters, Mary Ellen, married Arliss F. Griffin, of jacksonville Or. His father or grandfather, did hydraulic gold mining around Medford. There is a "Griffin creek" southwest of Medford. My grandmother, was Marguerite Griffin, who was born in Medford in 1897. She had a brother named LLoyd Marcus Griffin, who was also born in Medford. The Griffin Family came to oregon via the oregon trail, but,it's not known what year.
 

Name: cheryl rausin <chrylrsn@yahoo.com>
Date: 2003-06-16
Name & Birth date of Pioneer daniel b. soliss 1830
Spouse of Pioneer margaret
Oregon County jackson
Comments:
The soliss family came to the medford area, from Placerville Ca. date unknown. One of their daughters, Mary Ellen, married Arliss F. Griffin, of jacksonville Or. His father or grandfather, did hydraulic gold mining around Medford. There is a "Griffin creek" southwest of Medford. My grandmother, was Marguerite Griffin, who was born in Medford in 1897. She had a brother named LLoyd Marcus Griffin, who was also born in Medford.
 

Name: Shirley Weaver Sipler <bssipler@attbi.com>
Date: 2003-06-13
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Hans Weaver - born 1816
Spouse of Pioneer Harriet Bigham
Oregon County Douglas
Comments:
Hans Weaver was born in County Down, Ireland in 1816 - where his family had lived since the 1640's. His father, also Hans, emigrated to Guernsey County, Ohio by 1820, bringing his wife and children.
The son, Hans, married Harriet Bigham in Ohio and the couple traveled to Washington County, Illinois where they settled for a few years. They arrived in Myrtle Creek, Oregon by 1853.

 

Name: roma bauder <gramabear45@aol.com>
Date: 2003-05-27
Name & Birth date of Pioneer william henry griffin aug 12 1856
Spouse of Pioneer mary e. funk
Oregon County lane
Comments:
I just found out my relative was on the elliot wagon train that took the short cut and was stranded for awhile.
 

Name: roma bauder <gramabear45@aol.com>
Date: 2003-05-27
Name & Birth date of Pioneer william henry griffin aug 12 1856
Spouse of Pioneer mary e. funk
Oregon County lane
Comments:
I just found out my relative was on the elliot wagon train that took the short cut and was stranded for awhile.
 

Name: Susan Wotta <susanwotta@qwest.net>
Date: 2003-05-05
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Ashford Clayton dob-May 19, 1825
Spouse of Pioneer Jemima Harper dob-April 20, 1830
Oregon County Douglas County, Oregon
Comments:
They came across the Oregon trail and arrived October 25th,1852 in Oregon City where they stayed with a friend that they had lived with when they lived in Peoria, Illinois until right after New years in 1853 they finally arrived at their final destination in Douglas County on Feb 23rd, 1853
 

Name: Nancy Slater <slatefrm@bentonrea.com>
Date: 2003-05-05
Name & Birth date of Pioneer James Forsyth 1832
Spouse of Pioneer Aurora OIive Gladden
Oregon County Clackamas
Comments:
Arrived in Oregon 1870 from Plymouth, Iowa. Purchased 160 acres from Sam Hicks, a homesteader, for $1100.00. Family is still on part of the land.
 

Name: Lester Robertson <les3366@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-04-29
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Flora McPherson Robertson
Spouse of Pioneer B.W. Robertson
Oregon County Columbia
Comments:
This great grandmother of mine was of Chinook Indian Heritage, and she was born at Scapoose, Columbia County, Oregon in 1848.
 

Name: Caroline J. Bombardieri <cbomb@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-04-27
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Patrick Dunn March 1824
Spouse of Pioneer Mary Minerva Hill Dunn
Oregon County Jackson
Comments:
Arrived after Gold Rush and held a Donation Land Claim of 160 acres.Fought in Rogue River Indian War and was injured. Was a representative to the first legislature of the new state of Oregon. His house still stands on route 66 aand is on the register of National Historic places.Father to five children.
Died in Ashland, Oregon in 1901. Buried in Asland Cementary with his wife and several of his children.

 

Name: Thelma Carlson <htjc@westpa.net>
Date: 2003-04-25
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Henry Seethoff--born about 1872
Spouse of Pioneer Myrtle Carley
Oregon County Jefferson County--Metolius
Comments:
Henry was born in Ill. but moved about a great deal. I know
he went to MN as Myrtle was born and raised there. Later
they spent time in N. Dakota before moving onto Oregon.
I only know of three daughters born to them. Adeline,
Genevieve, and Gretchen. I have no idea at this time who
they may have married. Henry owned and operated a saw
mill around Metolius. According to the federal census,
Henry died between the 1920 and 1930 census as his wife
was listed a widow in the 1930 census.

 

Name: Delisa O'Dell Moore <moore111141@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-04-17
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Charlena Smith born 10/17/1885
Spouse of Pioneer Joseph Alphonsce Moore
Oregon County Unknown
Comments:

Charlzena Smith was born in oregon, I do not know if her parents were married in Oregon or before they arrived there, I think they migrated via Missouri, but dont know what year. Her parents were Unknown SMITH born in Louisana, her mother was Unknown MCKay born in Arkansas. Charlzena migrated to California and was married in Porterville Tulare County California in 1902-03 she was listed as age 14. Charlzena and Joseph A. Moore had 8 children. James, Nevora Alice, Frances, Veda L. Joseph A., Archie Sylvester, Douglas, & Charles Roderick. 1930 census Roseville Placer county CA list Chrlzena age 42 as head of household. Charlzena died1/9/1957 Roseville Placer County CA. Joseph A. Moore and Charlzena Smith Moore was my husbands grandmother.

 

Name: Stephen Jones <skjbear@aol.com>
Date: 2003-03-18
Name & Birth date of Pioneer RILEY GREGG 1813-1879
Spouse of Pioneer ANGELINA ROSE DURBIN 1823-1893
Oregon County mouth of Willamette River
Comments:
They came to this area in 1846 from Independence, MO. by ox teams. They brought with them 3 sons, Wellington 5,Livingston 6 mos., and Willmington 3.
 

Name: Stephen Jones <skjbear@aol.com>
Date: 2003-03-18
Name & Birth date of Pioneer RILEY GREGG 1813-1879
Spouse of Pioneer ANGELINA ROSE DURBIN 1823-1893
Oregon County mouth of Willamette River
Comments:
They came to this area in 1846 from Independence, MO. by ox teams. They brought with them 3 sons, Wellington 5,Livingston 6 mos., and Willmington 3.
 

Name: Robin Collman <collman@gci.net>
Date: 2003-03-11
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Elijah Elliott B. 1815
Spouse of Pioneer Mary Jane McCall
Oregon County Lane
Comments:
Elijah was wagon master on the lost wagon train of 1853.It was the first wagon train to enter the upper Willamette valley.

 

Name: David Lyons <lyonsdl@cascadeaccess.com>
Date: 2003-02-22
Name & Birth date of Pioneer George Franklin 1819
Spouse of Pioneer Olive
Oregon County Washington
Comments:
1850 in Milton, Wahington Co, Oregon
1860 in Walla Walla Washington
1880 in Applegate, Jackson, Oregon
1890 in Boyd, Wasco Co, Oregon

 

Name: lorelei badger <red428@msn.com>
Date: 2003-02-09
Name & Birth date of Pioneer robert fullertonabout 1880
Spouse of Pioneer margaret belle
Oregon County unknoun
Comments:
robert fullerton was a logger in oregon, he was my mothers uncle. worked in oregonplayed the fiddle and wtote songs for fun. he and his wife had 2 sons william never married henry played baseball in iowa 1916 to 1918, he wrote poetry acres of corn and bygone days. henry was nicknamed chick. the family moved back to pgh, pa where they had relitives, henry died in 1988.
 

Name: Chuck Rees <chasrees@attbi.com>
Date: 2003-02-03
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Clarkson C. Rees
Spouse of Pioneer Orpha D. Shelton
Oregon County Yamhill
Comments:
You can find this information in the,
1900 CENSUS, SUPERVISOR'S DISTRICT 220, ENUMERATION DISTRICT No. 167
OREGON, YAMHILL CO.
NORTH NEWBERG PRICINCT

REES, CHARLES - HEAD, BORN: NOV. 1870, AGE 29, BIRTH PLACE: ILLINOIS
REES, BESSIE - WIFE, BORN: FEB. 1873, AGE 27, BIRTH PLACE: IOWA
REES, CLARKSON - SON,BORN: SEPT. 1893, AGE 6, BIRTH PLACE: OREGON
REES, PAUL - SON, BORN DEC. 1894, AGE 5, BIRTH PLACE: OREGON

 

Name: Lester Robertson <lester3366@earthlink.net>
Date: 2003-01-13
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Flora McPherson
Spouse of Pioneer Bazel Wesley Robertson
Oregon County Columbia County
Comments:
Flora's mother was a full blood chinook indian, and she married my great grandfather. She was born in 1848 in Scapoose, Columbia County, Oregon. Her husband was born in Missouri, but arrived in Oregon in 1953 and settled in Yamhill, Yamhill (Pike area) Oregon
 

Name: Lionel Nunn /Linda Selfridge <llnunn@ocis.net>
Date: 2003-01-03
Name & Birth date of Pioneer David Oliver Quick -Aug 27,1829
Spouse of Pioneer Parmelia Young
Oregon County Washington County
Comments:
He was elected to the State Legislature and served the session of 1864-65 and he had the honour and pleasure of voting upon the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
I got this imformation from the Pen Pictures of the Garden of the World. Book of Oregon History.

 

Name: Lionel Nunn <llnunn@ocis.net>
Date: 2003-01-03
Name & Birth date of Pioneer David Oliver Quick -Aug 27,1829
Spouse of Pioneer Parmelia Young
Oregon County Washington County
Comments:
He was elected to the State Legislature and served the session of 1864-65 and he had the honour and pleasure of voting upon the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
I got this imformation from the Pen Pictures of the Garden of the World. Book of Oregon History.

 

Name: Crystal Pepperling Burton <crystalpb@msn.com>
Date: 2002-12-02
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Christopher Pepperling, 1 Jan 1838
Spouse of Pioneer Mary Ann Hipelius
Oregon County Linn
Comments:
Both were born in Germany, Christopher served with the
46th IL INF during the Civil War 1861-1966

 

Name: Stewart Monroe <smx2@saber.net>
Date: 2002-11-03
Name & Birth date of Pioneer John Calton Brashear b. ca 1790
Spouse of Pioneer Matilda ?
Oregon County Lane
Comments:
John Calton Brashear moved from Moniteau Co., Mo and arrived in Lane Co. in Sep 1852 where he remained until his death in 1860. His first wife, Matilda ?, by 1854 when he m. Pheobe McPherson in Lane Co.
 

Name: Stewart Monroe <smx2@saber.net>
Date: 2002-11-03
Name & Birth date of Pioneer James Stewart Monroe b. 8 Nov 1814
Spouse of Pioneer Cynthia Ann Brashear
Oregon County Lane
Comments:
Moved from Howard Co., Mo and arrived in Lane Co. in Sep 1852. Remained there until 1865 when the family moved to Colusa Co., California.
 

Name: Stewart Monroe <smx2@saber.net>
Date: 2002-11-03
Name & Birth date of Pioneer James Stewart Monroe b. 8 Nov 1814
Spouse of Pioneer Cynthia Ann Brashear
Oregon County Lane
Comments:
Moved from Howard Co., Mo and arrived in Lane Co. in Sep 1852. Remained there until 1865 when the family moved to Colusa Co., California.
 

Name: Sue Garber <orpioneer@attbi.com>
Date: 2002-10-15
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Reuben Lewis March 20,1814
Spouse of Pioneer Polly Ann Frazier
Oregon County Marion
Comments:
Reuben Lewis came to Oregon in 1842 with the Elijah White Train. He attended the meeting in Champoeg voting for the territory and his picture hangs there. His Donation Land Claim was number 52 in the Territory. He was elected the first constable of Marion County. His wife Polly came with the Applegate Train in 1843. They were married in 1844 by Rev. Waller at the Falls, now Oregon City.
 

Name: Sue Garber <orpioneer@attbi.com>
Date: 2002-10-15
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Reuben Lewis March 20,1814
Spouse of Pioneer Polly Ann Frazier
Oregon County Marion
Comments:
Reuben came to Oregon in 1842 on the White Train. He attended the meeting in Champoeg and his picture hangs there. He was elected the first constable of Marion County. His wife Polly came in 1843 with the Applegate Train.
 

Name: Vicki Oliver <VickiOliver@att.net>
Date: 2002-10-09
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Robert Henry Greer 10 Aug 1856
Spouse of Pioneer Sarah "May" Hiatt Greer
Oregon County Washington County
Comments:
My great-grandfater Rober Henry was a pioneer in Hillsboro. I was in Hillsboro this last week and discovered many other items about this very unique man. He loved his family, his church, his community and his adopted country and proved that love by faithfully serving in every capacity available to him.


BIOGRAPHY: p. 446 PORTRAIT AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD OF FAMOUS OREGONIANS: ROBERT H. GREER (with additions by his great-granddaughter taken from newspaper clippings).

A merchant of Hillsboro who is maintaining the business prestige of his adopted town is Robert H. Greer, one of the foremost Canadian-Americans of his locality, and a man of pronounced business judgment. He was born in Franklin, Huntingdon County, Canada, August 10, 1856, a son of Joseph and Jane (Burns) Greer, natives respectively of the North of Ireland and County Down, near Banbridge, Ireland.
The family is of Scotch ancestry, the paternal grandfather having gone from Scotland to County Armagh, where he farmed, but eventually removed to the vicinity of Sherrington, Canada, where his death occurred.
Joseph Greer was young when his father settled in Canada, and he in time engaged in farming, after removing to Lanesboro, MN, and still later to Clear Lake, IA, where he died. In religion he was in youth a Presbyterian, but in after-life changed to the Methodist Episcopal Church. His wife was a daughter of William Burns, who was born in Scotland, and removed to County Down, Ireland, eventually taking up his residence in Canada, when his daughter was a year old. Mrs. Greer who died in IA, was the mother of twelve children, ten of whom attained maturity, and of whom three sons and three daughters are now living. Robert H. being the second youngest in the family. Besides the latter, James C. is also a resident of Hillsboro.
Mr. Greer was educated in the public schools of Canada, and after removing to Minnesota started out upon a career of self-support.
-Near Lanesboro he learned the miller's trade, after which he applied his trade in Taranto, IA, until March 1880.
-1880: moved to Oregon and engaged in the milling business at Glencoe, this county,
-1884: went to North Yakima, Yakima County, WA, and incorporated the North Yakima Milling Company, of which he was made president. He built the mill at that place at the expiration of a year sold out.
-Moved to Hillsboro, where he engaged in the grocery and queensware business. He has worked up a large and gratifying trade, and has every prospect of continued success. He incorporated the grocery store he owned from 1889 - 1926 where upon he sold it to Mr. And Mrs. Guy Powers and their son.
The first marriage of Mr. Greer occurred in Washington County, OR, and was with Hannah Goodin, a native of Upper Canada, who died in Glencoe, in December 1884, leaving one child, Jennie. For his second wife, Mr. Greer married Sarah M. Hiatt, a native of Jackson county, OR, January 23, 1887. Of this latter union there have been born four children: Norman Robert, Cecelia, Damon, and Robert Hiatt.
-A Republican in political affiliation
-A member of the Methodist-Episcopal Church in which he is a trustee, and toward the support of which he is a liberal contributor, serving on the board for a number of years.
-1909 and 1910: Oregon State Legislature Representative
-City Councilman for 2 years
-School Director for 13 years - president during part
-Superintendent of the Poultry Division
-1931: Secured and circulated a petition for paving Lincoln Street from Third to Fifth Avenues and laying of sidewalks
Fraternally he is well know and popular, and is associated with the Odd Fellows and Encampment, the Rebekahs, and the Knights of Pythias, of which latter organization he is past chancellor and past grand-master-at-arms of the Grand Lodge. The I.O.O.F. Hillsboro Lodge (Montezuma Lodge No. 50) is one of the oldest in the West. It was instituted 9/16/1874.
-2/13/1930: Mr. Greer received the I.O.O.F. 50 year jewel
-A Charter Member of the Rebakah's Lodge
-7/12/1884: Knights of Pythias Lodge, Glenco. First Representative to the Grand Lodge; Deputy Grand Master-at-Arms
-1888: Organizer of the Pythian Lodge, Athena.
-Helped resuscitate the Phoenix Lodge in Hillsboro
More points to ponder:
-Photographer
-Won the Silver Cup / J. Wesley Ladd cup racing his horse Thos. H., a 4 year old pacer he drove himself.
-When Hillsboro youth in the military were encamped out of town, R. H. and Mae visited them when vacationing.
-1930: purchased 15 acres (southwest corner of the Frost place) to build a new home; needed more room for his chickens, blooded fowls. He had a prize winning rooster.
-His delivery horse was named 'Bert' and made the newspaper.
-Ran into the brick post office wall with his car, the newspaper blamed the car!


 

Name: Patsy Skeels <fskeels@aol.com>
Date: 2002-09-22
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Elbridge Trask, b. 15 Jul 1815
Spouse of Pioneer Hannah Abel
Oregon County Tillamook
Comments:
Elbridge Trask was an early Tillamook County, Oregon pioneer for whom the Trask River is
named and is
the subject of the historical novel, Trask, by Don Berry.

He was born July 15, 1815, at Beverly, Massachusetts, probably the son of John and Bethiah
Twiss Trask.

Elbridge arrived at the Columbia River on Nathaniel Wyeth's brig, "May Dacre," in mid-September
1834. He spent the summer of 1835 working with the crew of the "May Dacre" at Wyeth's new fur-
trading post--Fort William--on Sauvies Island near the present site of the city of Portland, Oregon.
The next several years were spent trapping for Wyeth and later Andrew Dripps in the Rocky
Mountains.

Arriving with his trapper friend, Osborne Russell, at Fort Hall in the summer of 1842, the two joined
the Elijah White wagon train. On it was the young widow, Hannah Abel, riding in the W.T. Perry
wagon with her baby girl. Elbridge and Hannah were married when they reached the Willamette
Mission at Oregon City.

The couple settled first on Clatsop Plains near Astoria. Here their first five children were born. In
1852 Elbridge moved his family south to the Tillamook country, where four more children were
born, and Elbridge spent his time farming, blacksmithing, ship-building, even school teaching . He
served as a justice-of-the-peace, county commissioner, and negotiator with the local Indians.
Elbridge's health deteriorated rapidly for some unknown reason. He died at the age of 49 on June
22, 1863, and was buried on a hill near his home, now the Tillamook Pioneer Cemetery.

The Oregon Trask Association is composed of the descendants of Elbridge and Hannah Trask,
their families, and any other interested individuals. We meet annually at noon on
the first Sunday in August at the Trask Park south of Tillamook, Oregon.

 

Name: Shirley Weaver Sipler <bssipler@attbi.com>
Date: 2002-09-22
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Hans Weaver / born 1816
Spouse of Pioneer Harriet Bigham
Oregon County Douglas
Comments:
Hans was born in Ireland where his family had lived since the mid-1600's.
His father, also Hans, brought him to Ohio at age 3. Hans and Harriet emigrated to Illinois prior to their trip west to Oregon in 1853.

 

Name: M. Salanoa <defib1@msn.com>
Date: 2002-09-22
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Thomas Alvin
Spouse of Pioneer Sarah
Oregon County Linn
Comments:
Both are buried at Central Christian Cemetery AKA Santiam Central Cemetery,Albany, Linn County, Ore. Looking for birth & parents info. Came across in a wagon train.
 

Name: Marilynn Wright <mwright@whidbey.net>
Date: 2002-09-16
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Edgar Driggs PITTMAN
Spouse of Pioneer Martha Janet GIBSON
Oregon County Multnomah
Comments:
Edgar and Martha were married in Astoria in 1879. They had three daughters, Henrietta, Martha and Mabel, all born in Portland. Edgar was the nephew of Anna Maria PITTMAN who married Jason LEE in 1837 at the Oregon Mission. Edgar's father, George Washington Pittman was the brother of Anna Maria. He died in 1891 and is buried in Pioneer Cemetery [Lone Fir] in Portland. A sister of Edgar's, Mary Louise Pittman, married, I believe, James D. JONES prior to 1879 when their son, DeWitt Jones, was born, somewhere in Oregon [according to 1920 census].
 

Name: Nancy Staley <zephie001@aol.com>
Date: 2002-09-16
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Walter I Staley ?1868 kansas
Spouse of Pioneer Nellie May Roberts
Oregon County Marion
Comments:
I am trying to find any record of the above.
 

Name: Joseph G. Swallow <Joseph@westfiremfg.com>
Date: 2002-09-09
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Elijah A. Davidson, February 23, 1783
Spouse of Pioneer Margaret Murphy
Oregon County Polk
Comments:
Elijah A. Davidson: Listed on the pioneer wagon train list of 1850. Settled and help establish the town of Monmouth, Oregon. Mentioned throughout the Butler letters. Davidson family were instrumental in beginning a ministry of The Disciples of Christ church in Monmouth, Polk Co., OR. They also were among the founders of the Christian College which is now Western Oregon University. Monmouth was named after Monmouth, Warren Co., IL. from which the family departed from on their quest to Oregon.
 

Name: Shelley Wiley <wiley111@msn.com>
Date: 2002-08-22
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Thomas Waldo May
Spouse of Pioneer Nancy Caroline McNeeley
Oregon County Clackamas
Comments:
Filed land claim on 9 Nov. 1847
 

Name: Glenna Ernst Engquist <quisteng@earthlink.net>
Date: 2002-08-21
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Eliza Turner 1805
Spouse of Pioneer Miles Eyres
Oregon County Marion & Clatsop
Comments:
Miles & Eliza Eyres, (my gr gr grandmother) traveled on the 1843 Wagon Train. Miles drown while crossing a river in Idaho.
Eliza, & children, Thomas T., Amelia went on to Oregon & settled in Marion Co.
Eliza married James S. Campbell, which ended in divorce. Her 3rd husband was William Hobson, they settled in Clatsop county.
Thomas married Abbie Coffin.
Amelia married Charles Ray & raised 12 children.

 

Name: DEBRA HAINES SECCOMBE <rs.pjnracr@verizon.net>
Date: 2002-08-21
Name & Birth date of Pioneer ALFRED BENTON HAINES
Spouse of Pioneer MARIETTA ALICE RANSOM
Oregon County DOUGLAS
Comments:
ALFRED BENTON HAINES, JR. TRAVELED TO OREGON FROM ILLINOIS IN 1862 WITH HIS FAMILY WHEN HE WAS 14 YRS OLD. THEY FIRST SETTLED IN SCOTTSBURG AND EVENTUALLY SETTLED IN ELKTON, DOUGLAS CO., WHERE MY GRANDFATHER, ALFRED BENTON HAINES III WAS BORN JUNE 17, 1874. HE MARRIED BESSIE WILDE JACKSON IN 1916 AND HAD MY FATHER, ALFRED BENTON HAINES IV (OR JR.) ON DEC 20, 1917.
 

Name: Nancie Brunk <raggdollynmb@yahoo.com>
Date: 2002-08-21
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Archimedes Hanan b. 1810
Spouse of Pioneer Ann Maria VanWinkle
Oregon County Linn
Comments:
Archimedes Hanan (Hannan/Hannon)received Oregon Donation Land in Linn county along with other Hanan family. He built a mill at Albany. His neice Susan Hanan married Elijah Benjamin Purdom who were long time residents of Linn Co, and are buried at Riverside Cemetery, Albany.
The following was written of Archimedes:
From the Fulton County Historical & Genealogical Bulletin:
Vol. XIV, No. 3 Page 75

ARCHIMEDES HANAN
Submitted by Betty Gibboney

Archimedes Hanan Perhaps the most noteworthy character in Columbia County, Washington, from the standpoint of history, is he whose name heads this article, and a brief outline of his career is essential in this connection.

He was born in Harrison County, Kentucky, about three miles west of Cythiana, November 9, 1810, his parents being James Marshall and Margaret (McFall) Hanan. His father was born in Pennsylvania and his mother probably in Kentucky. The grandfather, John Hanan, was a patriot soldier during the Revolutionary war, and was wounded at the battle of White Plains. During the same struggle the mother of our subject and her parents were captured by the. British and Indians, and were taken to Montreal, but were subsequently returned. Two of our subject's brothers, John and James Hanan, were in the war of 1812, and the latter was at Fort Erie when it was blown up. His mother's father located a large tract of land in Kentucky, and gave all his children considerable property but all sold out and left there except Mrs. Hanan, who resided on the place given to her until her death, about 1824. Our subject resided on that homestead until1825, one year after his mother's death, and then for a portion of one year lived with his eldest brother, John Hanan. After this he went to Missouri (1825), in company with his youngest brother, Thomas, who was killed by the Indians in California Nov. 25, 1849. They located on what was known as Looking Glass Prairie, and the house in which they lived occupied the highest inhabited spot on the Missouri side of the Mississippi river eighteen miles below the mouth of the Des Moines. In this pioneer region, where far more Indians were to be seen than whites, he soon attained a fair command of the Indian dialect, and although then a mere lad, became acquainted with Black Hawk and many other Indians whose names subsequently became well known in the history of that region.
In the spring of 1827 he accompanied his brother Thomas to the scene of the lead discoveries in Illinois, but his brother soon returned to Missouri though he himself remained and was at Galena when that name was given to the little mining town which spring up as if by magic. In the fall of the year 1827 he went back to Missouri, and there found his eldest brother and his third brother Samuel, who had come out from Kentucky. The latter and the youngest brother, Thomas, went back to the Blue Grass State, (1827) and our subject, with the other brother (John) went to Fulton county, Illinois, and located at Canton, which then consisted of four or five log cabins. In the following spring he went back to the mines at Galena, remained through the summer in that vicinity and in and around Mineral Point, and saw some of the effects of the war between the whites and the Winnebago's. He sold out his interest in a lead mine at Mineral Point for $300.00 (on credit) to a man who a short time later sold out at an advance and left, and young Hanan never realized a cent from his property. He spent that winter at Canton, and in the spring again went back to the mines, returning again in the fall to Canton. In 1829 he lived near Canton, in the family of a sister, and in the same home lived a Presbyterian minister who gave him a Bible, which Mr. Hanan still retains. In 1830 he went back to the mines, and drive an ox team that season. He alternated between the mines and Canton until the Black Hawk war broke out, 1832, when he was at Mineral Point with a team, and joined Dodge's scouting party, consisting of twenty seven all told. He afterward joined the company commanded by John Hood. When the war closed he was at White Oak Springs fort. 'During his service in the sanguinary struggle, Mr. Hanan was on many occasions given special duty to perform, which in several incidents was of very hazardous nature.
After the Black Hawk war was over, he went to the Iowa side of the river and mined there during the fall, (1832). This was against the Government orders, but he and his party remained there until spring, when the ice in the river broke up and a company of soldiers came to drive intruders away. He went to the Little Maquoketa and mined about Peru that summer (1833). He went back to Canton that winter, and the next summer (1834) got an ox team and hauled mineral from Menominee diggings to the furnace. He wintered where Moline now stands, and hauled logs across the Mississippi on the ice with oxen, split rails, fenced thirty five acres on the Iowa side, and in the spring (1836), planted corn in the enclosure. He boarded with a man named Earl, who lived on the place of Emerson, who owned Dred Scott, of historic fame. He left there in the fall (1835) and afterward improved a farm on the Des Moines river, in Van Buren county, and lived there two years (1837). He made a farm in Illinois and broke sixty five acres of soil there. After this, he went again to Rock Island county, but, selling out there, went to Henry county and took up another farm. He finally sold this place for $5.00 an acre. It consisted of 600 acres, all of which, except forty acres, was under fence. He also sold 1000 sheep, for which he received $1 a head. Having disposed of all his interests there, he started for Texas (1847 48). He got as far as Fayetteville, Arkansas, when he received many adverse reports of Texas from men who had been there and eventually he was coaxed by his brother in law to return to Illinois. He went down to St. Louis, bought $4500 worth of goods, and that winter
carried on a merchandise business in Black's Hawk's town, near Rock Island.
In 1852, Mr. Hanan crossed the plains to Oregon and took up a donation claim of nearly a half section, near Albany, which he afterward sold out to a brother of General Gary. In 1864 he removed to Albany, where he had property, and became interested in a company formed to build a mill, which cost, before they got through with it, $26,000. He sold his interest in the enterprise with a loss of $5,000. He continued his residence at Albany until 1871, when he came to Columbia county Washington, and bought 480 acres of land on Whisky creek. He sold this property in 1877, to the Winnett family for $10 an acre. He then bought for $2,800, four and three quarters acres in the vicinity of his present residence in Dayton, and resided there until 1880, when his wife died. That year he sold this property for $3,000 to George W. Young, who laid it out in lots, and Mr. Hanan bought back the block where he now lives for $2, 500.
Mr. Hanan was married in Canton, Illinois, in 1837, to Miss Ann Maria Van Winkle. They had no children of their own, but reared from infancy, Julia Ann Terry, who afterward became Mrs. Lewis G. Ketchum, Mr. Ketchum being now a resident of Everett, Washington. Mr. and Mrs. Ketchum's first born, Archimedes Ketchum, was reared by Mr. and Mrs. Hanan, remaining with them until his marriage to Miss Nettie Keoch. Mrs. Hanan departed this life April 28, 1880, after a happy married life of over forty years.
Mr. Hanan now lives in retirement at Dayton. He is a remarkably well informed man, his mind retaining a wonderful grasp on the affairs of this country for the greater part of the century, and his recital of events of national importance and the causes which led up to them, as well as his acquaintance with the men who were leading figures in connection therewith show him to have been a close student of his country's history, and a man capable of profiting by its lessons. In this northwestern portion of the country he was for many years recognized by the leading men of affairs (with most of who he was personally acquainted) as a sturdy and able character, and his was a well known figure in many Territorial and State conventions in Oregon. In the days of the old Whig party he was one of its staunchest advocates, and three times he cast his vote for the great hero of that party, Henry Clay. His voice was always for the freedom of the slaves, and when the Republican Party was organized he at once fell into line with its principles and has ever since adhered to them. In the Indian troubles of 1855 he was in Company H, commanded by Captain Leighton, and although opposed to serving in any official capacity, he was unanimously elected First Lieutenant. He served among other places, in the same portion of Washington with which he afterward became identified as a resident, and after the battle at the mouth of Mill creek, in which he participated, was for quite awhile the only commissioned officer who was able for duty. During most of service, however, he was on special duty in various places often being some distance from his command. His reminiscences of the details of the movements of the volunteers in this war are as clear as they could have been immediately after the occurrences, and he is regarded as an authority upon the events of those times.

Copied from the "History of Washington" published 1894 by Nellie M. Hanan.
Archimedes Hanan died Feb. 2, 1902.

Editor's Note: The above history was presented to Betty Gibboney by Everett Hanan and his wife Alberta. Archimedes was a brother of Everett's Great grandfather Samuel T. Hanan. who lived on or near Canton from 1828 to 1859. Archimedes married Miss Ann Maria Van Winkle at Canton, 111, Jan. 28, 1837.






 

Name: Diana Williams <DianaJ123@webtv.net>
Date: 2002-08-04
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Theodore Knipe Williams Born 1832
Spouse of Pioneer Ann Eliza Van Tassel Born 1842
Oregon County Multnomah
Comments:
Theodore came to oregon in 1856 and helped to settle Powels Valley. He donated 13 acres for the Powells Valley School.He had 15 Children. He also started the Post office in Powells Valley.
 

Name: Diana Williams <DianaJ@webtv.net>
Date: 2002-08-04
Name & Birth date of Pioneer George Hamilton Born @1826
Spouse of Pioneer Elizabeth Born @ 1832
Oregon County Multnomah
Comments:
George and Elizabeth came to oregon from Indiana in about 1852. They came over the Oregon Trail with their children;Laura Born in Indiana And John who was born on the plains. They settled in sandy oregon. Elizabeth Married Peter Williams after George passed away.
 

Name: Diana Williams <DianaJ@webtv.net>
Date: 2002-08-03
Name & Birth date of Pioneer George Hamilton Born @1826
Spouse of Pioneer Elizabeth Born @ 1832
Oregon County Multnomah
Comments:
George and Elizabeth came to oregon from Indiana in about 1852. They came over the Oregon Trail with their children;Laura Born in Indiana And John who was born on the plains. Theyttled in sandy oregon. Elizabeth Married Peter Williams after George passed away.
 

Name: Diana Williams <DianaJ123@webtv.net>
Date: 2002-08-03
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Theodore Knipe Williams Born 1832
Spouse of Pioneer Ann Eliza Van Tassel Born 1842
Oregon County Multnomah
Comments:
Theodore came to oregon in 1856 and helped to settle Powels Valley. He donated 13 acres for the Powells Valley School.He had 15 Children. He also started the Post office in Powells Valley.
 

Name: Russell Davis <russelldavis@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-07-11
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Clementine Martin, December 12, 1865
Spouse of Pioneer Richard Henry Glasson
Oregon County Washington
Comments:
Adoptive sister of John Riley
 

Name: Russell Davis <russelldavis@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-07-11
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Mary Ann Rutledge, October 12, 1838
Spouse of Pioneer James Martin
Oregon County Washington
Comments:
James and Mary Ann were the adoptive parents of my great grand father, John (Jack) Riley.
 

Name: Russell Davis <russelldavis@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-07-11
Name & Birth date of Pioneer James Martin, October 12, 1831
Spouse of Pioneer Mary Ann Rutledge
Oregon County Washington
Comments:
James and Mary Ann were the adoptive parents of my great grand father, John (Jack) Riley.
 

Name: Russell Davis <russelldavis@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-07-11
Name & Birth date of Pioneer John Riley, August 20, 1874
Spouse of Pioneer Rachel Virginia McCoy
Oregon County Washington
Comments:
John (aka Jack) Riley was adopted by James and Mary Ann (Rutledge) Martin of Gales Creek, OR. John's birth mother, unknown at this time, then moved to Canada with her other children.
 

Name: Curt Dooley <dooley.family@verizon.net>
Date: 2002-07-06
Name & Birth date of Pioneer John Joseph Dooley 03/14/1838
Spouse of Pioneer Phoebe Angela Dooley
Oregon County Baker
Comments:
Arrived in Auburn, Baker County, in September 1862 via the Oregon Trail. Dooley Mountain in Baker County (just south of Baker City) is named after him.
 

Name: Lynn Duncan Strandberg <strand1@eoni.com>
Date: 2002-07-02
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Nancy Jane Young, 9 March 1849
Spouse of Pioneer Nero Littleton younger
Oregon County Linn
Comments:
Later they lived in Grant, Baker, and Malheur Counties
 

Name: Lynn Duncan Strandberg <strand1@eoni.com>
Date: 2002-07-02
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Robert Young 17 June 1791 in Virginia
Spouse of Pioneer Diona Pruitt, Ellen Smith
Oregon County Clackamas
Comments:
Came to Oregon in 1847. Settled near Estacada in Currinsville. Hugh currin was Robert's son-in-law. Married and divorced Ellen Smith a widow. 1855 divorce papers on file at the Oregon State Archives. Died in 1855.
 

Name: Lynn Duncan Strandberg <strand1@eoni.com>
Date: 2002-07-02
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Littleton Purcell Younger, 18 June 1816
Spouse of Pioneer Eliza Sampson
Oregon County Linn
Comments:
Littleton was the uncle to the infamous Younger Outlaws of Missouri. He later lived in parts of Eastern Oregon. Emigrated to Oregon in 1853. Is buried in the Brownsville Pioneer Cemetery.
 

Name: Melissa Baumgardner <tiffyandmb@aol.com>
Date: 2002-06-25
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Jared Freeman Hulburt 2/04/1814
Spouse of Pioneer Eliza Jane Hite
Oregon County Linn
Comments:
Jared created Hulburt School # 69. His family and wife's parents buried at the Orleans Cemetary. Donation Land Claim # 3186.
 

Name: Kathy Heath <kheath10@aol.com>
Date: 2002-06-16
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Robert E. Campbell 4 Sept 1830
Spouse of Pioneer Ruth Elizabeth Campbell
Oregon County Lane
Comments:
Robert and Ruth came from Lafayette Co., Missouri to Lane Co., Oregon in 1851 with one son, took up a donation land claim and in 1853 had a daughter. Ruth died in 1858 and was buried in Pioneer Memorial Cemetery Park. Robert married two more times, had three more children and died in 1916. He is buried in Eugene Masonic Cemetery. In his obituary it says that he lived on his DLC for 65 years.
 

Name: Deborra Ann Low <lowda@attbi.com>
Date: 2002-06-10
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Thomas McClain Crowley
Spouse of Pioneer Catherine Linville
Oregon County Polk
Comments:
My 3rd Great Grandfather was Thomas McClain Crowley, who died on the trail at the head of the Long Tom River (named in his honor) near Eugene, Oregon. He was born in 1789 in Tennessee, the son of John Crowley and Elizabeth McClain. He had 11 children... 1) Polly, 2)Nancy, 3)Calvin, 4)Richard, 5)John (my 2nd great grandfather), 6)Rebecca, 7)Sara, 8)Matilda, 9)Martha Leland -who died at the site of Grave Creek (named in her honor), near the town of Leland,OR (also named in her honor), 10)Margaret, and 11)Thomas Crowley.

Thomas McClain Crowley married Catherine Linville. Catherine survived the trail and settled in Rickreal, Polk County, Oregon. Her second husband was James Monroe Fulkerson.

 

Name: Dianna Parks-Isam <dianna.isam@verizon.net>
Date: 2002-06-06
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Nancy Bilyeu Smather McCubbin
Spouse of Pioneer William R. McCubbin
Oregon County Clackmas
Comments:
Nancy us my great great grandmother. She is the daughter of Peter Bilyeu and became the wife of William R. McCubbin after the death of her 1st husband John Smathers/Smithers in Miller County MO. She married Wm. McCubbin in MO made the trip west with her two Smathers children, William Henry Smathers and Nancy Smather and had a large family with Mr. McCubbin. I think they came on the 1852 Wagon Train with her father, Peter Bilyeu.


 

Name: tABITHA wALL <TABITHA_WALL@HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: 2002-06-06
Name & Birth date of Pioneer jOHN lEW 1836
Spouse of Pioneer ELIZABETH HEDGES (JONES)
Oregon County BAKER
Comments:
SOURCE:"HISTORY OF BAKER, GRANT, MALHEUR AND HARNEY COUNTIES",PUBLISHED 1902. THE COMPLETE TEXT ABOUT MR. LEW CAN BE FOUND ON PAGE 265. JOHN LEW WAS BORN IN KNOX COUNTY, CANADA, ON AUGUST 9,1836. AT THE EARLY AGE OF SIXTEEN HE STARTED ON HIS OWN, GOING TO ROCHESTER, NEW YORK, WHERE HE LEARNED THE TRADE OF CARPENTER. IN 1856, HE TRAVELED VIA THE ISTHMUS TO CALIFORNIA, WHERE HE MINED UNTIL 1861. HE THEN WENT TO THE SALMON RIVER MINES IN IDAHO. HE WAS ONE OF A PARTY OF NINE MEN WHO PROSPECTED THE BOISE BASIN DURING THE INDIAN UPRISING(THE COMPLETE TEXT GIVES MANY INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT MR. LEW'S LIFE AND TIMES, ESPECIALLY DURING 1861-1867) iN 1862, HE CAME TO AUBURN IN BAKER COUNTY, OREGON AND ENGAGED IN MINING THERE. ON DECEMBER 9,1868, MR. LEW MARRIED MRS. ELIZABETH HEDGES(JONES) AND IN ABOUT 1870, THEY MOVED ONTO A FARM SIX MILES WEST OF BAKER CITY. HERE MR. LEW REMAINED UNTIL HIS DEATH ON NOVEMBER 27,1891. HE LEFT BEHIND HIS WIDOW AND FIVE CHILDREN: JOHN H.; GEORGE; ALBERT F.; KATIE M.; AND FRANK R.
 

Name: tABITHA wALL <TABITHA_WALL@HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: 2002-06-06
Name & Birth date of Pioneer jOHN lEW 1836
Spouse of Pioneer ELIZABETH HEDGES (JONES)
Oregon County BAKER
Comments:
SOURCE:"HISTORY OF BAKER, GRANT, MALHEUR AND HARNEY COUNTIES",PUBLISHED 1902. THE COMPLETE TEXT ABOUT MR. LEW CAN BE FOUND ON PAGE 265. JOHN LEW WAS BORN IN KNOX COUNTY, CANADA, ON AUGUST 9,1836. AT THE EARLY AGE OF SIXTEEN HE STARTED ON HIS OWN, GOING TO ROCHESTER, NEW YORK, WHERE HE LEARNED THE TRADE OF CARPENTER. IN 1856, HE TRAVELED VIA THE ISTHMUS TO CALIFORNIA, WHERE HE MINED UNTIL 1861. HE THEN WENT TO THE SALMON RIVER MINES IN IDAHO. HE WAS ONE OF A PARTY OF NINE MEN WHO PROSPECTED THE BOISE BASIN DURING THE INDIAN UPRISING(THE COMPLETE TEXT GIVES MANY INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT MR. LEW'S LIFE AND TIMES, ESPECIALLY DURING 1861-1867) iN 1862, HE CAME TO AUBURN IN BAKER COUNTY, OREGON AND ENGAGED IN MINING THERE. ON DECEMBER 9,1868, MR. LEW MARRIED MRS. ELIZABETH HEDGES(JONES) AND IN ABOUT 1870, THEY MOVED ONTO A FARM SIX MILES WEST OF BAKER CITY. HERE MR. LEW REMAINED UNTIL HIS DEATH ON NOVEMBER 27,1891. HE LEFT BEHIND HIS WIDOW AND FIVE CHILDREN: JOHN H.; GEORGE; ALBERT F.; KATIE M.; AND FRANK R.
 

Name: Vaunnette Fairbank <vaunnette@usintouch.com>
Date: 2002-05-14
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Riley Elliott Rhodes April 18, 1847
Spouse of Pioneer Francis Penelope Mackey
Oregon County Wasco County
Comments:
They came out west about 1860 from Missouri.





 

Name: Barbara Stacy <williams@inland.net>
Date: 2002-04-30
Name & Birth date of Pioneer REDFIELD, John Watrous - 1816
Spouse of Pioneer HALL, Adelia H.
Oregon County Douglas
Comments:
Name: John Watrous REDFIELD
Father: Roswell REDFIELD
Mother: Harriet STONE

Birth: 1816 in Guilford, CT.
Relocated to Douglas Co., OR from Brownsville, Jackson Co., IL. in 1853 with his second wife, Adelia H. HALL.

Marriages/Children
1. Adelia H. HALL birth: Sep 1831 Jackson Co., IL.
Marriage 21 Sep 1848 in Jackson Co., IL. (age 32)
Children James REDFIELD (Apr 1850-)
Thomas.G REDFIELD (-)
Emma REDFIELD (-)
John Hill REDFIELD (-)
Samuel Hill REDFIELD (14 Apr 1861-)
Edward Everette REDFIELD (12 Sep 1863-)
Nettie REDFIELD (-)
William H. REDFIELD (-)
Daniel B. REDFIELD (Dec 1865-)

2. Amanda BROOKS
Marriage 1 Feb 1841 (age 25)
Children Benjamin F. REDFIELD (Nov 1841-)

 

Name: Jim GALLAGHER <Xfiremar@aol.com>
Date: 2002-04-15
Name & Birth date of Pioneer John HARRISON (1802- PA)
Spouse of Pioneer Mary Brown Smith
Oregon County Washington
Comments:
John Harrison and family came to Oregon by Wagon Train in 1846, settled in the North Plains area near the present dat Dursham Road.
 

Name: Shawn M. J. Mann <Editor@quillspirit.com>
Date: 2002-04-03
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Dr. Madison Brantley Morris 10-8-1824
Spouse of Pioneer Elizabeth Lillibridge
Oregon County Baker
Comments:
Dr. M. B. Morris was born in Henry County, Tenn., on Oct. 8th, 1824 as the oldest of 11 children born on his parents plantation. He migrated to Oregon (Walla Walla Valley actually) just before the Civil War. He traveled back and forth along the trail 6 times before settling down to a honored career as a medical frontier doctor, who birthed, baptized, married, and buried early settlers. He died and was buried in Eagle Valley, Richland Oregon.

For more information, please visit www.quillspirit.com

 

Name: Cecil Houk <cchouk@cox.net>
Date: 2002-03-22
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Jacob Houk Jr 25 FEB 1835
Spouse of Pioneer Sarah Jane Courtney 23 NOV 1841
Oregon County Linn
Comments:
HISTORY OF A PIONEER FAMILY Written by Florence (Courtney)
Melton 1857-1926
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~cchouk/courtney/

This is the account of the 1868 Ashbaugh, Courtney, and Houk
trip by wagon to Oregon.

 

Name: Juanita Bradshaw <juanita@ucinet.com>
Date: 2002-03-21
Name & Birth date of Pioneer William Wallace Billings--22 Oct 1839
Spouse of Pioneer Sarah Rosalyn Phillips 28 Apr. 1859
Oregon County Linn
Comments:
I have several names of this family, I am helping a friend and got her permission to put this family on the web site. I am just not sure how to do it, Please tell me how to do it. Thanks Juanita
 

Name: Trinia (Standard) Braughton <triniab@aol.com>
Date: 2002-03-09
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Oliver Winfield Standard 18March1835
Spouse of Pioneer Mary Badall Berthold
Oregon County Lane and Wasco
Comments:
Oliver came to Oregon and settled in Lane County during the early 1850's. On February 18, 1857 he married Mary Badall (daughter of Ottillia Badall Berthold Cushman) in Eugene. They had four children: Winfield, Philip, John, and Elizabeth. They later moved to Wasco County where he served in Compnay K of the 1st Oregon Infantry from 1865 - 1866. Between 1870 and 1880 they moved to Whitman County, Washington where they homesteaded land in Guy. Oliver and Mary are both buried there.
 

Name: robert lee murray <AMURRAY34@aol,com>
Date: 2002-03-07
Name & Birth date of Pioneer E. Almina stjohn 1857-1949
Spouse of Pioneer Rollin david Murray
Oregon County benton
Comments:
Alminas mother was Almimna hoag married to danirl stjohn Almina stjohn married for 2nd time to a Sage Joseph?
 

Name: Lori L Briggs <lorilbriggs@earthlink.net>
Date: 2002-02-18
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Hugh Nickerson 10-3-1818
Spouse of Pioneer Serepta Parrish
Oregon County Marion
Comments:
Hugh Nickerson was a pioneer in the year 1851 from the state of Ohio. His Donation Land Claim was about two miles east of Albany. His first wife was Serepta Parrish who died in 1862. I don't know the name of his second wife. He died August 22, 1896 and is buried in Riverside Cemetery near Albany.
 

Name: Lori L Briggs <lorilbriggs@earthlink.net>
Date: 2002-02-18
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Serepta Parrish 3-17-1823
Spouse of Pioneer Hugh Nickerson
Oregon County Linn
Comments:
Serepta was born in Monongalia County (W) Virginia. She came over the Oregon Trail from Ohio with her husband in 1852. Her father Edward Evans Parrish had arrived in Oregon in 1844, eight years earlier. According to Powell Family History by James Madison Powell 1922, Serepta was one of the two first white women to go over the Cascade Rapids in a canoe. She died June 10, 1862 and is buried in Riverside Cemetery in Linn County, Oregon.
 

Name: Lori L Briggs <lorilbriggs@earthlink.net>
Date: 2002-02-18
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Edward Evans Parrish
Spouse of Pioneer Rebecca Mapel
Oregon County Linn
Comments:
The Rev. Edward Evans Parrish was an Oregon Pioneer in 1844 at the age of 53, settling in the &#8220;Parrish Gap&#8221; area. Born in Monongalia County (W) Virginia, he was a prominent Methodist minister. He first married Elizabeth Bussey on March 31, 1814 who died in 1826. They had six children: Adonizah, Hesbon, Jesse, Gamaliel,Serepta and Permina.

E. E. Parrish married again in March 22, 1827 to Rebecca Mapel.Their children were Elizaneth, Thomas, Rebecca,Edward and Rachel. This was the family that EE Parrish (as he usually signed himself) took over the trail.

Rev. E. E. Parrish died October 24, 1874 at the home of his daughter, Rebecca near Knox Butte, Linn County.

 

Name: Lori L Briggs <lorilbriggs@earthlink.net>
Date: 2002-02-18
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Henry Taylor Propst 1-25-1849
Spouse of Pioneer Ellen Robb Nickerson
Oregon County Linn
Comments:
Arriving in Oregon at the age of three, Taylor lived with his Uncle Alfred until he was grown, when he went to work for himself. He had been orphaned when his mother Lucinda Powell Propst died in the Blue Mountains of eastern Oregoand his father died at Foster's Farm at the end of the trail a month later.
 

Name: Lori L Briggs <lorilbriggs@earthlink.net>
Date: 2002-02-18
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Anthony Propst 9-22-1810
Spouse of Pioneer Lucinda Powell
Oregon County Linn
Comments:
On March 28,1852 Anthony and his wife left with their five children for Oregon. Lucinda died in Butter Creek in the Blue Mountains of Umatilla Co, Oregon. Anthony died shortly after the crossing the Cascade Mountains on Sept 19, 1852 and was buried at Foster Oregon. Their children found homes with their Powell uncles in Oregon.
 

Name: Lori L Briggs <lorilbriggs@earthlink.net>
Date: 2002-02-18
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Lucinda Powell 2-19-1817
Spouse of Pioneer Anthony Propst
Oregon County Umatilla
Comments:
Lucinda and her husband Anthony Propst and five children followed her brothers Alfred, Noah and John to Oregon in 1852. Lucinda died in Umatilla County and was buried at Butter Creek Crossing with five others. They were removed in 1990 and Lucinda's remains (with the remains of her newly-born twin babies who died with her) were re buried in Echo Cemetery, Echo, Oregon.
 

Name: Jana M. Black <janab@websweweave.net>
Date: 2002-02-16
Name & Birth date of Pioneer William Riley Mills born 1842, Washington Co., AR
Spouse of Pioneer Adaline Miller born 17 April 1842, Illinois,
Oregon County Jackson and Josephine
Comments:
William shows up in Barry County, MO in the 1860 census. He must have married, conceived and moved to Oregon the same year if the information in the 1870 Census is correct. It says that his first child a daughter was born in Oregon in 1860. Here is a list of the children:
Margaret Matilda Mills b. 1 June 1860 Jackson/Josephine County, Oregon, m. 6 July 1879 Marshall F. Woody
W. P. Mills b. 8 December 1861 Jackson/Josephine County, Oregon, m. 1869 Jackson/Josephine County, Oregon
Susan J. Mills b. 11 July 1864 Jackson/Josephine County, Oregon m. Klickitat, Washington 16 January 1882 Marion D. Bunnell
Martha A. Mills 28 August 1867 m. Jackson/Josephine County, Oregon 31 December 1937 Frank E. Brown
Rosa Ellen Mills 13 December 1870 Jackson/Josephine County, Oregon d. 9 June 1954 m. 12 April or 9 May 1885 Meredith Lusby
John B. Mills b. 11 August 1872 Jackson/Josephine County, Oregon m. 1895 Lillie Busey
Julia Ann Mills b. 13 October 1875 Jackson/Josephine County, Oregon d. 8 October 1921 m. 24 January 1889 George W. Rhoads
Daniel Posey (name later changed to Webster) Mills b. 24 February 1877 Jackson/Josephine County, Oregon d. 25 August 1962 m. 1904 Lulu Maretta Busey
James R. Mills b. 5 August 1880 Jackson/Josephine County, Oregon
Samuel Lesley Mills b. 24 August 1884 Jackson/Josephine County, Oregon m. Sadie Vernon

William Riley Mills is the brother of my g g grandmother, Martha Jane Mills. I would love to share notes with descendants of this line! I have it charted here:
http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~jmbhome/2martha.html
More info on William Riley Mills is found here:
http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~jmbhome/williamrileymills.html

 

Name: Kristy Day <kristyday@msn.com>
Date: 2002-02-03
Name & Birth date of Pioneer George Washington Kisor, b. 2/28/1824 or 1828
Spouse of Pioneer Sarah Ann Freel
Oregon County Benton
Comments:
PAPER FOUND IN THE KISOR BIBLE

Written in Sarah Ann KISOR's handwriting, unsigned, but vouched for by the daughter, Mrs. C. G. COPELAND, as it was found shortly after the mother's death.

"Amos FREEL and Elizabeth REYNOLDS were married somewhere in Indiana near Lafayette, I think in Tippecanoe County, and lived in Indiana until they had six children, five (girls), one boy; then they moved to Iowa, lived there a number of years, seven years in Muscatine Co., then moved to Warren Co., near Des Moines; lived there until the spring of 'fifty-two, then started for Oregon with his whole family of twelve children and three sons-in-law.

The three oldest daughters were married. The first one, Sarah Ann, married Geo. W. KISOR of Ohio. Sophia, the 2nd daughter, married Jonathan PARKINSON from Penn., the 3rd one married John CASNER from Missouri. We had to lay by two weeks near Canesville before we could get across the river. At last they brought a steamboat there to help the people across. Then after we had traveled a day or so Jonathan PARKINSON changed his mind and wouldn't go any further - took his wife and two children and went back to Cainsville. This was in April. We got along all right until the 5th of June. Little Francis Marion took the cholera and died; then the father and mother and two daughters and three sons died in 11 days. One of the daughters was Mary CASNER, wife of John CASNER. She left two little boys and husband. The other daughter was Mariah FREEL, and the boys' names were Francis Marion, Marquis Lafayette and the babe was Charles Wesley.

They all died in eleven days. Then there were four daughters and one son left. The oldest daughter, Sarah A., wife of George KISOR and Nancy Jane FREEL and sixteen year-old Elizabeth Lucy and Martha Ellen and Ursula and William Jasper, fourteen years old that

 

Name: LEslie Dooney <ldooney@wou.edu>
Date: 2002-01-27
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Issac Blanton
Spouse of Pioneer Caterine Spencer Blanton
Oregon County Arived 7-25-1847
Comments:
Issac Blanton's son John is who Blanton Hights in Eugene is named after.
 

Name: Jeanne Fromm <frommj@open.org>
Date: 2002-01-23
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Adelia Mavena Cutting, born 1823-26
Spouse of Pioneer Francis N. Elliott
Oregon County Multnomah
Comments:
Born in Sullivan County, New Hampshire. Emigrated to Oregon in 1847. Died in Portland in 1896. Mother of George W., Henrietta, William, Adelia, Francis, and Ernest.
 

Name: Jeanne Fromm <frommj@open.org>
Date: 2002-01-23
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Francis N. Elliott,
Spouse of Pioneer Adelia Malvena Cutting
Oregon County Multnomah
Comments:
Emigrated to Oregon Territory in 1847 and staked Donation Land Claim No. 3954. Born in Otsego County, New York. Married in St. Joseph County, Indiana on January 1, 1843.
 

Name: Marcia Chauvin <cchauvin3@home.com>
Date: 2002-01-09
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Harrison J. Rhoads 1822
Spouse of Pioneer Orray Keele
Oregon County Possibly Multnomah
Comments:
Came from Illinois to Oregon, possibly with his family, some of whom were already married. His son Charles settle in the Portland area. Harrison died 27 Aug 1892 in Oregon. His wife died 7 Oct 1900 in Oregon
 

Name: Marcia Chauvin <cchauvin3@home.com>
Date: 2002-01-09
Name & Birth date of Pioneer RHOADS, Charles Henry Harrison 1859
Spouse of Pioneer SCHLOUP, Elizabeth
Oregon County Multnomah
Comments:
Migrated to Oregon from from Illinois in 1888. In the 1900 Census he was living in Mt Tabor, Central Addition. Later at 134 E. 55th St. N, Portland.
 

Name: Sylvia Shepard <hopster52@hotmail.com>
Date: 2002-01-09
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Eva Eulalia Monroe Sept,19 1869
Spouse of Pioneer William Nelson Monroe
Oregon County Union
Comments:
Have several tin type pictures and wagon train pictures
I would be willing to share

 

Name: Ron Johnson <rondjohn@earthlink.net>
Date: 2001-12-04
Name & Birth date of Pioneer David Peebler 28 July 1803
Spouse of Pioneer Frances Susannah Imbler
Oregon County Linn
Comments:
David Peebler came west in 1853 with his wife, Frances Susannah Imbler and ten of his twelve children. The oldest was 25 and youngest was 3. Two children, girls aged 9 and 11 herded two mares all the way to Oregon. Mrs. Peebler drove her own wagon loaded with herbs and medicines to Oregon, over the plains and down the mountain passes. She sat in the wagon as it was lowered by ropes down the steep hills on the Barlow Trail. The families settled first in the Waldo Hills and then later near Lebanon, Oregon.

One of the teenage boys was John J. Peebler, a nephew of David. He was orphaned in 1842 when his father was taken ill and died soon after arriving in Iowa. His wife died the next day from recently giving birth to her sixth child and the long journey from Illinois and from the shock of her husbands death. John J. settled in Union County, Oregon and was prominent in community affairs.

David Peebler was born in 1803 and died in 1900. At least one of his great, great grandsons is proud of his contributions to Oregon and to the pioneer heritage he left. Me.

 

Name: Meredith DeBuse <jdebuse@ix.netcom.com>
Date: 2001-11-30
Name & Birth date of Pioneer John H. Angell b 1833
Spouse of Pioneer Cynthia Jane Doak
Oregon County Polk
Comments:
John was in Oregon Territory by the fall of 1851. He was born in 1833,Pownall, Bennington, Vt, to Samuel Angell & Ryanna Rosenberger. He is desc thru Thomas Angell, in the 1600's from Rhode Island and thru the Palatine settlements in the early 1700's in NY. John died in May of 1860, Polk County, OR.
 

Name: Jack L. Gallaher <jgallaher@redshift.com>
Date: 2001-11-29
Name & Birth date of Pioneer William Crawford Gallaher, 22 Dec. 1803
Spouse of Pioneer Sarah Amy Kees, 2 Dec 1810
Oregon County Linn County
Comments:
WC brought his family of wife Amy and eight children West
From St. Joseph, Mo. in 1845. W.C. was elected a member of the security committee. The train was captained by A. Hackleman and J. B. Holliday.

 

Name: Joyce Cahill Chamber <nutmeg@iname.com>
Date: 2001-11-12
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Joseph Matte, 1815 Can. 1841 OR
Spouse of Pioneer Henriette Biscornet
Oregon County Marion
Comments:
Joseph Matte was born in Ouebec, Canada and came to Oregon around 1841. As a young man he was employed with the North American Fur Company. He traveled to Oregon in the company of Thomas Moisan. At Champoeg, in 1843 he voted against a Provisional Government. In 1850 he m. Henriette Biscornet, drt. of Pascal and Louise Caille-Biscornet. The Matte family settled around the Champoeg area and later moved to Gervais.
The couple raised 10 children together, they are;
Joseph Matte Jr. b.1852 m. 8 Apr. 1874 to Easter Murry/Moray
Ada H. Matte b. 1855 m. Henry F. Johns
Felicit Matte b. 1858
Frank Matte b. 1859 m. Mary
Mary Z. Matte b. 1862 m. Mr. Adams
Eva Matte b. 1865
Xavir Matte b. 1867
Albert Matte b. 1869
Matilda Matte b. 1871 m. Jacob Bingman
Francis Matte b. 1873 m. Fred Van Wagner

Joseph Matte died 18 Feb 1888 in Gervais, Oregon

 

Name: Joyce Cahill Chamber <nutmeg@iname.com>
Date: 2001-11-11
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Pascal Caille Biscornet 1791
Spouse of Pioneer Louise Kawitchin
Oregon County Marion
Comments:
Francois Pascal Caille Biscornet was born 1791 in Montreal, Canada. He came to northwest in 1820 (according to Catholic church records) however, it's not known it he came with parents. He was a Fur Trapper and a farmer by trade. Pascal married Louise, a Cowichan/Kawitshina from the Fort Vancouver area, being Native American by birth. In 1845 the Biscornt family settled on a claim near what later became Donald.

Pascal and Louise raised five children; Francois, Henriette who m Joseph Matte, Rose who m william McKay, Joseph, Sophie who m John McKay. Pascal Caille Biscornet died in 1854 at age 63. Louise Kawithin Biscornet died 8 June 1883.

 

Name: Catherine McKay <cmckayus@yahoo.com>
Date: 2001-11-08
Name & Birth date of Pioneer James McKay b 15 Apr 1818
Spouse of Pioneer Cecilia Lawson
Oregon County Marion
Comments:
James McKay born 15 Apr 1818, in Ireland. Parents John Neil McKay and Catherine McCusker. Family moved to Glasgow soon after his birth. He married Cecilia Lawson 14 June 1841 in Dundee, Scotland. Soon after they came to the USA and traveled the Oregon Trail in 1847. They settled in St. Paul, Marion Co,Oregon.Five children lived to adulthood: William Richard, Mary, John Neil, Catherine and Cecilia.
 

Name: Dan Brown <DanSalBrwn@netscape.net>
Date: 2001-10-26
Name & Birth date of Pioneer William Harrison Baker 24 Nov 1812
Spouse of Pioneer Elizabeth Henderson 27 Jul 1824
Oregon County Marion
Comments:
Leaving Iowa the Bakers traveled in a wagon train that had a guide named William Harpool. They arrived in Oregon City September 21, 1851, and filed for land near Turner on March 23, 1852. The Donation Land Claim #1163 was for 640 acres.
 

Name: Michael E. Van Wasshnova <mvanwasshnova@peoplepc.com>
Date: 2001-10-20
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Fransicus (Frank) Van Wassenhove 8 February 1839
Spouse of Pioneer Mary Ellen Coyle 2nd wife, Mary (MacArthur) Walsh
Oregon County Marion
Comments:
Fransicus was born in Haaltert, East Flanders, Belgium and came to America as a young child with his parents and two older brothers in 1844. The family settled in southeast Michigan near Monroe. Frank left Michigan in April of 1859 and arrived in French Prairie, in Marion County Oregon.

In most of the information that I have found on Frank, as he was known in America, his surname has been mispelled, and I can assure you that the situation has not changed to this day.

Frank has been written about in at least two biographies that I know of, thanks to Julie Kidd. The first biography was written in 1903 entitled: Portrait and Biographical Record of the Willamette Valley, Oregon. Chicago: Chapman Publishing Co. and his biography appears on page 961. The second biography appeared in The Centennial History of Oregon, written by Joseph Gaston in 1912 and published in Chicago by the S. J. Clarke Publishing Co. Franks bio is in Volume 3, page 653, In the second biography his surname is spelled correctly.

 

Name: Leslie Guilloz <mlguilloz@yahoo.com>
Date: 2001-10-19
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Lewis Whitcomb (dates unk)
Spouse of Pioneer Margerata Anna Meech Whitcomb
Oregon County Linn
Comments:
The Whitcombs migrated from Indiana to Oregon sometime between 1847 (when their daughter Lovina was born in Indiana) and 1850. Lovina married Henry Watson, son of Vincent Watson, when she was 16. I'm lookin for information on Lewis or his wife or any other children they may have had.
 

Name: Vicki Green <mohawk217@imajis.com>
Date: 2001-10-17
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Andrew Montgomery July 17, 1825
Spouse of Pioneer Margaret M. Bond
Oregon County Lane
Comments:
They came from the Schuyler Co., Mo and Appanoose Co., IA area and arrived in Oregon in 1852/53. They settled on a Oregon Donation Land Claim in Lane Co. near Florence. They raised a family of 4 sons and 5 daughters. Andrew's brothers, Martin Montgomery and John Sidney Montgomery came to Oregon also. Margaret's brother, John Henry Bond also came west. Other related families who came west include Partin, Bozarth and Bryant.




 

Name: ann wells <ejrwells@nwinfo.net>
Date: 2001-10-10
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Christopher Peter Zumwalt
Spouse of Pioneer Irene Goodrich
Oregon County Yamhill
Comments:
Christopher Peter Zumwalt came across the praire with the
tragic Meeker's Cut Off Wagon Train His parent were Christopher Zumwalt and Elizabeth Keller of Missouri. He married Irene Goodrich,dau. of Carmi Goodrich and Margaret Thompson Steel, August 2, 1849 in Dayton,Yamhill,Oregon.
Their children were John Thompson born 9 May 1850 Yamhill co.,Christina Ann born 30 Dec 1851 Polk co
Henry Oliver born 5 Jun 1854 Polk co
Mary Ellen born 21 Feb 1856 Polk co
Sarah Marcena born 1 Jan 1858 Polk co
Glen Burnett born 9 Nov 1859 Marion co,
Wm. Bruce born 29 Jan 1863 Polk co
Gilford Levi borm 14 Jun 1866 Polk co
Frank and Fannie born 28 Mar 1868 Polk co
Fred born 2 Oct 1871 Polk co
All children born in Oregon.
Carmi Goodrich died 7 Dec 1860 near Dayton,Yamhill,Oregon
He is buried in the IOOF Cemetery near Dayton,Yamhill,Oregon
Christopher Peter died 6 Jun 1900 Perrydale,Polk,Oregon
and is buried in the Bethel Cemetery,Polk,Oregon
Irene died 11 Jun 1906 at Perrydale and is also buried in the Bethel Cemetery.
This information can be found on the L D S Family Search.org.

 

Name: Barbara Canessa <canessab@pacifier.com>
Date: 2001-10-06
Name & Birth date of Pioneer William Percival 29 Aug 1815
Spouse of Pioneer Mary Zerelda Mulkey
Oregon County Polk
Comments:
Three of their 8 children, Camilla J., Millard Fillmore, and Mary M., traveled with them from Missouri. William was born in England, moving with his parents to MO 1819. Other children included: Georgiana A., William W., Robert M., Emily and Glenn.
 

Name: Geraldine <gfjay@aol.com>
Date: 2001-09-20
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Enoch Thompson abt 1808 in SC
Spouse of Pioneer Mary K perhaps Kinsey
Oregon County Linn
Comments:
Enoch and Mary Thompson left Iowa for California in 1862. They and their children were in Linn Co. OR by about 1864. My great grandmother, Martha Alice, was one of their children. She married Theodore Warner Boone in 1868 and they moved to Caldwell ID by the 1870 census. All or most of Martha's siblings remained in Linn Co., married, had children and participated fully in the community. They were Augustus K., Robert N., George Clinton, James, Erastus, Eddie and Mary.
 

Name: Norman Thomas <diverthomas@aol.com>
Date: 2001-09-16
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Elbridge Hussey
Spouse of Pioneer Susanna Burchfield
Comments:
Elbridge Mills Hussey left Gibson County, Indiana, and came over the Oregon Trail in 1852. He settled in Corvallis and owned 40 acres of land next to the the Willamette River.
 

Name: Donna Anessi <donna@anessi.com>
Date: 2001-09-05
Name & Birth date of Pioneer McMinn Dodson 1823
Spouse of Pioneer Sarah Drucilla Cunningham 1830
Oregon County Polk
Comments:
Sarah and McMinn Dodson left Missouri and arrived in Oregon in 1853. They settled on a donation land claim in the Salt Creek area of Polk County, north of Dallas.

I have more information but I'm not sure if this is for the actual listing or to learn how to do the submission.

 

Name: Donna Anessi <donna@anessi.com>
Date: 2001-09-05
Name & Birth date of Pioneer McMinn Dodson 1823
Spouse of Pioneer Sarah Drucilla Cunningham 1830
Oregon County Polk
Comments:
Sarah and McMinn Dodson left Missouri and arrived in Oregon in 1853. They settled on a donation land claim in the Salt Creek area of Polk County, north of Dallas.

I have more information but I'm not sure if this is for the actual listing or to learn how to do the submission.

 

Name: Donna Anessi <donna@anessi.com>
Date: 2001-09-05
Name & Birth date of Pioneer McMinn Dodson 1823
Spouse of Pioneer Sarah Drucilla Cunningham 1830
Oregon County Polk
Comments:
Sarah and McMinn Dodson left Missouri and arrived in Oregon in 1853. They settled on a donation land claim in the Salt Creek area of Polk County, north of Dallas.

I have more information but I'm not sure if this is for the actual listing or to learn how to do the submission.

 

Name: Donna Anessi <donna@anessi.com>
Date: 2001-09-05
Name & Birth date of Pioneer McMinn Dodson 1823
Spouse of Pioneer Sarah Drucilla Cunningham 1830
Oregon County Polk
Comments:
Sarah and McMinn Dodson left Missouri and arrived in Oregon in 1853. They settled on a donation land claim in the Salt Creek area of Polk County, north of Dallas.

I have more information but I'm not sure if this is for the actual listing or to learn how to do the submission.

 

Name: Jane Higgins <zzzjane@aol.com>
Date: 2001-08-18
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Fritz Koopman
Spouse of Pioneer Minnie Koopman
Oregon County Baker
Comments:
I am seeking information on the wagon train that the Koopman's accompanied to Oregon. They came late in the migration, 1869 I believe.
 

Name: Barbara Reemer <breemer@msn.com>
Date: 2001-08-11
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Lambert McTimmonds
Spouse of Pioneer Ann Burns
Oregon County Polk
Comments:
This is my great-great-grandfather he came over in 1845
with my great-great-grandmother and two sons one was my
great-grandfather Henry Clay. Great-grandfather married
Louisa Smith they had 7 children. Their son my grandfather
James P. married Theresa Frida Jakel in 1911 they had four
children.

 

Name: Barbara Reemer <breemer@msn.com>
Date: 2001-08-11
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Lambert McTimmonds
Spouse of Pioneer Ann Burns
Oregon County Polk
Comments:

This is my great-greatfather, my father was Roland
McTimmonds son of James P. My grand Mothe was Theresa
Jakel.

 

Name: Dr. William Lee Baran <wbaran@prodigy.net>
Date: 2001-07-31
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Denny Hoge McClure 23 Aug 1815
Spouse of Pioneer Pernina Colget Parrish
Oregon County Linn
Comments:
My information comes from his biographical in the Twenty-second Annual Reunion of Oregon Pioneer Association. Pg 51-52. He was in the wagon train of 1851 Capt. Hardin.
 

Name: Gina Gerking Spiller <Bean2436@aol.com>
Date: 2001-07-20
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Edward Leroy Evans (nee Ebinger), 7 September 1849
Spouse of Pioneer Juliaette Long, 31 December 1859
Oregon County Union
Comments:
Came to Oregon in a Wagon Train about 1870. Family lore has it he started out on the train with his brother and that they got into a fight 1/2 way to Oregon. Edward changed his name on the spot from Ebinger to Evans and split from his brother. His brother supposedly went on to California and Edward settled in North Powder where he was a farmer and a logger. He married Juliaette Long of Elgin in September 1875. He died on 20 February 1906 and is buried in the North Powder cemetery.
 

Name: Gina Gerking Spiller <Bean2436@aol.com>
Date: 2001-07-20
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Peter Maple Gerking, 15 August 1828, Kentucky
Spouse of Pioneer Sarah Ann Gose, 19 March 1828
Oregon County Umatilla
Comments:
Arrived in Oregon in 1878 from Nebraska. Lived and farmed in Centerville, now Athena, Oregon. Sarah Gose Gerking died in Umatilla County in 1894. Peter Maple Gerking died in 1908 at his son's home in Walla Walla County, Washington.
 

Name: Barbara Reemer <breemer@msn.com>
Date: 2001-06-27
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Lambert McTimmonds
Spouse of Pioneer Ann Burns
Oregon County McTimmonds Valley, Polk
Comments:
Thay came over in 1845 with two children and one on the way. The children were, James B, Henry Clay, Thomas B,
Francis M, Joseph Lane, Erastus, Alexander, and Charles E.
Henry Clay McTimmonds is my great-grandfather.


 

Name: Jennifer C. Krizman-Nelson <jencry@thegrid.net>
Date: 2001-06-23
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Thomal L. Turner 1818
Spouse of Pioneer Susannah E. Neal
Oregon County Yamhill
Comments:
they came across the trail in 1847
 

Name: Donald DuBois <dgdubois@yahoo.com>
Date: 2001-06-21
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Jesse Smith Chapman, b. dec 3, 1799, Ohio
Spouse of Pioneer Mahala Hardestry Chapman
Oregon County Multnomah
Comments:
Left Wisconsin in April 1852 and took Oregon Trail. Jesse died at Portland in January 1853 and Mahala moved on to Olympia, W.T. We have complete diary of their trip!
 

Name: gloria lange <gloriamlh@juno.com>
Date: 2001-06-21
Name & Birth date of Pioneer GUSTAVE LANGE b.1858
Spouse of Pioneer OTTILIE PRIEBE/PRIEVE
Oregon County COLUMBIA
Comments:
GUSTAVE LANGE CAME TO OREGON FROM GERMANY IN 1881. BY 1883 HE WAS MARRIED AND LIVING IN SCAPPOOSE, COLUMBIA COUNTY OREGON. GUSTAVE AND OTTILIE HAD THE FOLLOWING CHILDREN;
AUGUSTA(STONE)
MARGARET(BASEL)
ALMA(HADLEY)
ELSA (HILL)
WILHELMINA VERNA( VAN CLEAVE)(MINNIE)
MATILDA TATEZ OR FETZ(TILLIE)
ALBERT WHO DIED AT AGE 22 FROM EXPOSURE WHILE OUT HUNTING, DIED LESS THAN 2 MILES FROM HIS HOME.
ANNA WHO DIED IN PORTLAND, OF PNUEMONIA AT A YOUNG AGE.
FREDERIC NEWTON LANGE WHO MARRIED BERTHA UHLMAN AND LIVED TO BE 105 YEARS OLD,
HENRY WHO DIED IN 1953
OTTO WHO DIED IN 1967
GUSTAVE HAD THE FIRST WAGON "BUS" SERVICE FOR SCHOOLCHILDREN IN THE STATE OF OREGON IN 1912, DRIVING HIS WAGON TO PICK UP CHILDREN IN THE DUTCH CANYON/CHAPMAN AREA TO THE SCHOOLHOUSE. HIS SON OTTO ALSO BECAMEA BUS DRIVER IN PORTLAND.
GUSTAVE WAS A FARMER AND LAND OWNER IN SCAPPOOSE AND HE LIVED THERE UNTIL HIS DEATH IN 1939 THE PROPERTY HE OWNED STILL BELONGS TO THE FAMILY.

 

Name: gloria lange <gloriamlh@juno.com>
Date: 2001-06-21
Name & Birth date of Pioneer OTTILLIE PRIEBE b1860
Spouse of Pioneer GUSTAVE LANGE
Oregon County MULTNOMAH
Comments:
OTTILIE PRIEBE/PRIEVE EMIGRATED FROM GERMANY IN 1880 AND LIVED IN PORTLAND, OR FOR A SHORT TIME. BY 1883 SHE LIVED WITH HUSBAND GUSTAVE LANGE IN sCAPPOOSE, COLUMBIA CO. OREGON WHERE SHE STAYED HER LIFE UNTIL 1933 AND WAS BURIED IN FAIRVIEW CEMETERY IN SCAPPOOSE.
 

Name: gloria <gloriamlh@juno.com>
Date: 2001-06-16
Name & Birth date of Pioneer CAPT.A. M. COLLINS
Spouse of Pioneer LYDIA CRANDALL
Oregon County WASHINGTON
Comments:
CAPTAIN COLLINS CAME TO OREGON IN 1876, AFTER HAVING SERVED IN THE SIOUX INDIAN WARS 1862 MN AND THE UNION ARMY, CIVIL WAR.HE LIVED IN HILLSBORO, OR. TIL DEATH TOOK HIM IN 1917. SUPPOSEDLY FATHER HENRY B. COLLINS AND MOTHER ELIZA MONTGOMERY COLLINS CAME TO OREGON AT THE SAME TIME, BUT I HAVE FOUND NO RECORDS ON THEM YET. i ALSO HAVE NO MORE INFO ON LYDIA EXCEPT THAT SHE WAS A SISTER TO JUDGE CRANDALL(POSSIBLY RUDOLPH CRANDALL WHO WAS MARRIED TO ELIZABETH AND WAS NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOR TO ALVIN?)
 

Name: robert lee murray <amurray7@juno.com>
Date: 2001-06-15
Name & Birth date of Pioneer alimina stjohn 1850 1949
Spouse of Pioneer rollin david murray
Oregon County unk
Comments:
my grandmother was daughter of stjohn family who are named in portland history
 

Name: robert lee murray <amurray7@juno.com>
Date: 2001-06-15
Name & Birth date of Pioneer alimina stjohn 1850
Spouse of Pioneer rollin david murray
Oregon County unk
Comments:
my grandmother was daughter of stjohn family who are named in portland history
 

Name: Gina M. Gerking Spiller <Bean2436@aol.com>
Date: 2001-06-14
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Jacob Long
Spouse of Pioneer Hannah K. Weibel
Oregon County Union County
Comments:
From his obituary, January 26, 1911, the Elgin Recorder: Jacob Long, Union County Pioneer Died Saturday Evening

Jacob Long, an aged man, and well known pioneer resident of Elgin and Union County, died at his home in this city Saturday evening, January 21, 1911, after an illness of only a few days. Death was due to old age more than any other cause. The funeral services were conducted in the Presbyterian church Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock by Reverend H.L. Willis and the interment followed immediately in the City Cemetery. The remains were placed in an air tight casket and placed in the stone vault which the deceased had erected several years ago for himself and members of his family. The funeral was largely attended by a concourse of relatives, friends and old pioneers. Jacob Long was born in Harrisburg, Pa., May 18, 1822 and was 88 years, 8 months and 3 days old at the time of his death. When a small boy he moved with his parents to Ohio, where he met and married Miss Hannah Waybill in the year 1845. To this union nine children were born, six of whom survive him. In 1855 deceased moved to Iowa where he resided until 1864 when he joined the ox team caravans in a trip across the wild plains to Oregon. He arrived here the same year and settled in the Willamette Valley. During the early days there he followed his trade of blacksmithing and made many plows and other implements for his neighbors and friends. In 1871, he moved to Indian valley and located near the present site of Elgin. In 1879 his wife and companion of many years died. In 1901 he was married to Mary A. Sturgill, who with six children are left to mourn his death. No children were born to the last union. The surviving children are John Long, of Colfax, Wash., Allen Long and Mrs. Chas. Hallgarth of Elgin, Or., Mrs. John Leabo, of Lebanon, Or., Mrs. Frank Ten Broeck, of Haines, Or., and Miss Irene Long of Elgin, Or. Aside from these children deceased leaves 41 grand children and 57 great grandchildren, a record seldom equaled. Deceased was hale and hearty up to within a few days of his death. He possessed a rugged constitution and was typical of the old pioneers who left their homes in the eastern states during the early days and braved the hardships and dangers of crossing a vast stretch of country to reach Oregon, where each have had an equal share in developing this great state. He raised a fine family of children, who with his many friends mourn his demise.

 

Name: Clark Jay Wilson <individuallyyours@msn.com>
Date: 2001-06-03
Name & Birth date of Pioneer William Charles Wilson
Spouse of Pioneer Mary Jane Mills
Oregon County Douglas
Comments:
The William C. Wilson Family -

William Charles Wilson was born in 1833 probably near the town of Utica in Licking County, Ohio. William is the second son of Daniel Pegg Wilson and Rosanna Moul. This Wilson family may be related to James Wilson who is a Founding Father, signer of The Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution. James Wilson later became an associate judge of the first Supreme Court of the United States. James Wilson may be an ancestor to My Wilson family, however, I have been unable to make a positive connection. My second cousin, once removed, Hope Wilson Clark, of Bay Center, Washington, claimed to be a direct descendant of James Wilson. In her article "The Wilsons of Wilsonville or One Hundred Years in the Oyster Business", written in the 1973 Summer issue of "The Sou' western", Published by the Pacific County Historical Society State of Washington. She, in speaking of her grandfather, George Washington Wilson, states: " His father, Daniel, and the latter's father, James, had been born and raised in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. They were descendants of William Penn and James Wilson who was Justice of the Supreme Court from 1789 to 1798."
William's father's family took up the call for it's westward destiny and in about 1836 migrated from Ohio to Illinois taking up a farm near Springfield, Illinois. The family in 1850 was living near Beardstown, Morgan County Illinois.
The great western movement was at that time under way. Economic depression and epidemics prompted more and more families to sell their farms, buy covered wagons and start the long journey across the plains. William's father had not given much thought to making the move himself until William's mother, Roseanna became ill with cancer and passed away in February of 1850. The family felt lost and discontented to remain where Roseanna had so long been a guiding spirit. After due deliberation with his father, brothers and sisters they decided to make the move, so William's father sold out, bought supplies and in April 1852, William Wilson, at the age of 19, set out with his father's family on the historic westward trek to the Oregon country. Just prior to starting on the trip, William married Lobia (also spelled Lobier or Lobiah) Richmond, the daughter of A.W. Richmond, they were married on 11 February 1852 in Morgan or Scott county, Illinois. The present-day counties of Cass and Scott were part of Morgan County until 1837 and 1839, respectively. The boundary line with Cass County was originally further north than the current boundary, which was established in 1845.

The pioneer party consisted of William, along with his new bride Lobia, William's father, William's two brothers, his five sisters, the wife and infant son of William's brother George.
After a long trip the Wilson family arrived in Oregon City, Oregon on the 25th of October 1852. They made camp there to rest a few days then sold their wagons and animals, then hired some Indians to take them by two canoes down the Willamette River to Portland, Oregon. One of the canoes capsized and much of the Wilson family's precious supplies were lost. The Wilson's first home in this new western frontier was near what is now Old-Town Portland's 1st and Stark Streets. At that time there were no buildings near them mostly uncleared land and stumps.
William C. Wilson and his father Daniel Pegg Wilson set out making their way by boat down the Columbia River. They landed at a place called Chinookville, located on the north bank of the Columbia River near what is now called Baker's Bay, Washington. Chinookville was the first county seat of Pacific County, Washington, it had been a thriving Indian village, home to the Chinook Indians.
William C. Wilson explored the wild areas north of Chinook and around Shoalwater Bay, which is now known as Willapa Bay, Washington. William must have thought that the area looked very promising with its abundant wild life, timber, mild climate and waterways for transportation. William C. Wilson and his wife, Lobia, claimed and settled on a 326 acre Donation Land Claim there. The claim is listed in Volume I of the Olympia Land office Certificate # 114, DLC #1284, patent dated Sept 27, 1865, recorded in Vol. 2, page 140; sent to Registrar at Olympia on Sept 30, 1865. The description of William Wilson's land claim is as follows:

Lots 8, 9 and 10 and NE 1/4 of NW 1/4 of Section 20 and Lots 21 of the W 1/4 of SW 1/4 and East 1/4 of SW 1/4 of Section 17 and Lot 5 in Section 18, all in Township 10 West and Range 10 North. The claim is located East of the Bear River near the southern part of Shoalwater Bay.

William and his family afforded assistance to travelers going to or coming from the Shoalwater Bay area. James G. Swan in his book, "The Northwest Coast" described how the Wilson family afforded assistance to travelers going to or coming from the Shoalwater Bay area. James Swan mentions the name "James' Wilson in this account, however, the location and circumstances indicate that he was in error. The name "James Wilson" should be in fact William Wilson. William became an associate of an industrious man named Joel Brown. William, with Joel Brown and others including his father Daniel Pegg Wilson, Job Lamley, Samuel Woodward, Henry Whitcomb, Job, Mark and Seth Bullard and Captain Jackson had cut a wagon road on the portage, crossing from Shoalwater Bay and connecting to the Columbia River. Joel Brown died before he could finish his dream of developing the Shoalwater Bay area, so William C. Wilson and his associates carried on where Joel Brown left off. Their intention was to induce a large immigration of pioneers from Portland to settle on Shoal-Water Bay. Job Lamley ran an advertisement in the Oregonian newspaper in 1853 describing his route to Shoalwater Bay. Job solicited settlers to travel on the U. S. Mail Boat Union from Portland to Astoria, then to Chinook, then up the Wappalooche River to William McCarty's Landing, thence by their wagon road to William C. Wilson's Landing and Hotel, then via the Bear River to Shoal water Bay....... " Having the best of sea boats on this line are prepared to take passengers and freight safe and with dispatch from Astoria via Chinook, Shoalwater Bay, and back the same route. Accommodations rough and charges high "....... Quite an interest was excited by them among immigrants of Oregon to make Shoalwater Bay their home.
Two children were born to William C. Wilson and Lobia Wilson; a daughter Isadora and a son Wiley, both born in Washington Territory. The family probably lived on William's Donation Land Claim from 11March 1853 until about 1858. His wife Lobia died from causes unknown about 1857.
William C. Wilson was remarried in Portland, Oregon to Mary Jane Mills in 1858. Mary Jane Mills was the daughter of Robert Mill and Margaret McGregor who were from Scotland. Mary Jane was born in Wood County, Ohio. Her father and older brother, John Mill, were already in Oregon when she made the journey to join them in 1857. She traveled from Ohio with her younger brother William (Billy) Mills to Oregon via the Isthmus of Panama. William and Mary Jane Wilson eventually had nine children: William H., Frank, Rosa, Ida, Herman, Howard, Blanche, Daisy and George.
William had an adopted brother named William or Will Buchannan. Will Buchanan was a steam ship builder and a river boat captain.
In the year 1860 William and Mary Jane Wilson were living in Milwaukie, Oregon along with William's daughter, Isadora from his first marriage to Lobia Richmond. Also in 1860 Wiley R. Wilson, William C. Wilson's son from his first marriage, was under the guardianship of Matthew McCreary and was living in Astoria, Oregon. William, in Milwaukie was employed as a blacksmith. William and Mary Jane's first child William H. Wilson died as an infant in 1860.
From about 1861 to 1864, the William C. Wilson family was living in a house on the corner of Third and Mill Streets, the location where the "Market Building" now exists in Portland, Oregon. Their second child Frank and third child Rosanna were probably born in that house.
From about 1864 to 1871 William and Mary Jane Wilson lived on a large farm that they owned in Clackamas County on Rock Creek near Damascus, Oregon. This property, was described in the Clackamas County, Oregon Agriculture Productions Report of June 1870, as 160 acres of improved land and 160 acres of woodland, $380 of livestock, producing 50 bushels of winter wheat, 100 bushels of oats and 10 bushels of buckwheat. According to the 1870 Census of Clackamas County, Oregon, William C. Wilson's son, Wiley R. Wilson, from William's first marriage to Lobia Richmond, was then living with William C. and Mary Jane Wilson on this farm in 1870. Mary Jane's Father, Robert Mill, her brothers John Mill and Billy Mills owned farms next to William and Mary Jane's. William C. and Mary Jane Wilson's children Ida and Howard were probably born on their farm in Clackamas County.
From about 1871 until about 1887, the William C. Wilson family lived in East Portland in a house located on the northwest corner of 6th Street and Alaska (Alaska is now known as Harrison Street). Their children: Herman, Blanche, Daisy and George M. Wilson were probably born there. George was the last child born to William and Mary Jane Wilson. George was born at the time when William was forty-eight years old. During this time when the Wilsons were living in East Portland, William was a blacksmith and had a horse and wagon drayage business in Portland located at 50 Ash Street. William's occupation was listed in the city of Portland's directory from 1873 until 1887 as " teamster, dray man or truck man ". William may have had business ties with Aaron Meier who founded the Meier and Frank stores. William got his son Frank a job working as the Meier's first employee in their first store on Front Street in 1873. William sold part of his Donation Land Claim on the Bear River in Washington to Aaron Meier.
William C. Wilson traveled with his son Frank to California in the summer of 1876. William was originally trying to finance a trip to Pennsylvania for "The Centennial Exposition", celebrating one hundred years since the signing of The Declaration of Independence. The exposition was to be held in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia. He wanted to hear Theador Thomas' famous orchestra, which was scheduled to lead the ceremonies. William contrived a plan to exhibit a seven-legged calf along the way to Pennsylvania, thus paying for the trip as they traveled. He bought the calf for a few dollars from a farmer near William's home in Portland. He and his son Frank took the calf to San Francisco where that city was holding their own Centennial Exposition. William there hired a " fire eater ", bought a large tent and set it up along side the Grand Central Hotel on Market Street. There he put the seven-legged calf along with " fire eater " on exhibition and at fifty cents a person he started raking in the money. William and son Frank also found time to view the Fourth of July Grand Centennial Parade there. William then sold the calf for $3,000, but changed his mind about going east. Instead William bought a team of horses, a buckboard and together with son Frank they went on a tour of California, prospecting for gold and coal claims. They traveled through the Mother Load country working south as far as the Mexican boarder.
William's son, Wiley R. Wilson from his first marriage to Lobia Richmond, was married to Ida Hardesty in 1878. Wiley was killed in 1880 while working as an engineer on a steamboat. Wiley was scalded to death when the boat's boiler blew up near Portland.
In 1884 William's business was listed in the city of Portland directory as " Wilson, W.C. (Wilson and Poinsett) transfer agent ". In 1886 William's business was listed in the directory as " Wilson, W.C. and Company (Wm. C. Wilson and Fred R. Lownsdale), Drayman and Forwarders, 50 Ash ".
William C. Wilson in about the year 1887 moved his family to a large ranch that he owned in Melrose near Roseburg, Douglas County Oregon. The ranch there consisted of 1608 acre. There the family raised whippet dogs. William and Mary Jane's children: Frank, Rosanna and Ida stayed in Portland.
William and Mary Jane's son Frank became employed in the riverboat business and became a captain. Frank married Elizabeth Guild, a niece of R. D. Inman, founder of the Inman Poulsen Lumber Company. They had no children.
William and Mary Jane's daughter Rosanna married her first cousin, Van Marion Bullard, together they had six children: Ivan, Trevor, Marion, Flossie, Kenneth and Jean. They lived on a ranch in Menlo, Washington.
William and Mary Jane's daughter Ida married Thomas D. Richardson in 1887 but she died only nine months later, no children were born to them. She is buried in the Lone Fir Cemetery in East Portland.
William's gold fever in the 1880's led him venturing into a gold mine in southern Oregon along with his father Daniel Pegg Wilson and William's son Frank. The mine was on a tributary of Cow Creek located near Azalia, Oregon, it was called the Green Mountain Mine. William's son Frank described the mine as: " It was a five-stamp mill and they had quite a lot of stock in this mine but not enough for the controlling interest. The only hold Pa had on the property was a three-year lease. When this ran out, they wouldn't renew the lease so he lost out, except for the stock ". William and his father Daniel invested a great deal of money into the mine. William's speculation in gold mining caused him to loose almost everything he owned.
William's father, Daniel Pegg Wilson, died in 1890, after which William was sued by his father's estate. The executor of the estate, William's brother George W. Wilson, claimed that moneys invested by Daniel Pegg Wilson in gold mining were in fact loans made to William C. Wilson and that this money should be paid back to their father's estate. William fought this case all the way to the Oregon State Supreme Court where William lost the case in 1894. This family dispute over William's father's estate was the apparent cause of a rift between the William C. Wilson and George W. Wilson families for which the two families seldom associated with one another again.
It was soon after the year 1900 that William C. Wilson, the father of eleven, then disappeared, never to be heard from again by his family. The last story concerning William C. Wilson is that he was last known by his family to be heading south, possibly for California to prospect for gold.
William C. Wilson's wife, Mary Jane, died in Melrose in 1910 and she is buried in the Melrose Cemetery.
Frank Wilson had various jobs over the years with riverboats. Frank became a riverboat captain. He was also employed as a carpenter, building contractor, house painter and mining engineer. Frank and his wife owned a restaurant in Neuberg, Oregon in the 1920's and 1930's.
William and Mary Jane's son Howard became blind as a result of an accident while taking apart a shotgun shell. He became a self-sufficient farmer, was an accomplished musician, never married and lived the rest of his life in Melrose, Oregon. Howard is remembered by still living neighbors as always having a happy disposition.
The Wilson's son Herman married Mary Pierce and they lived in Melrose, Oregon. Herman and Mary had two sons, Alva and Lloyd and a daughter Ione or also called Cleo.
Blanche, the third daughter of William and Mary Jane Wilson was married to Charlie Keys. They had only one child, a daughter named Leona who died at the early age of eighteen. Charlie Kyes was in the real estate business in Roseburg.
The William C. and Mary Jane Wilson's youngest daughter Daisy was married briefly to a man named Frank Nelson who treated her badly. Daisy moved to California and worked in a candy factory there. Daisy returned to Oregon and married Tom Ward and together they lived the rest of their lives in Melrose and Roseburg. Daisy was well known for selfless concern for others, she was a charter member of the Melrose Comfort Society. Daisey had no children.
George M. Wilson grew up in Melrose and graduated from high school there. He became a mail carrier and drove a stagecoach.
The family was musically inclined. George Wilson played the fiddle, Blanche played the guitar and her husband Charley Keys played the banjo. Howard Wilson played many instruments and together with Daisy and her husband Tom Ward, they would all travel and perform at barn dances and Grange halls around the Roseburg, Oregon area.
George M. Wilson, in about the year 1900, moved to Portland where he worked for the Inman Poulsen Lumber Company and later became involved with a life long career in the food flavoring business. George married Estella Beckwith and they had two sons, one that died shortly after birth and a second son, Donald R. Wilson. George and Estella lived the rest of their lives in Portland.
The Van Marion and Rosanna Bullard families remained close to the rest if the W.C. Wilson families. The families of W. C. Wilson and V. M. Bullard often visited between the Bullard ranch in Menlo, Washington, the Wilson families around Roseburg and the George M. Wilson family in Portland. Rosanna Bullard died in 1926 and is buried in the Firndale Cemetery of Menlo, Washington.
Frank Wilson died in 1937 in Portland.
Howard died in 1937 and is buried in the Melrose Cemetery.
Herman Wilson died in 1942 and is buried in the Melrose Cemetery.
George M. Wilson died at the age of 81 in 1963 and is buried in the River View Cemetery of Portland.
Blanche Keys died in 1968 in Roseburg, Oregon and is buried in the Melrose Cemetery.
Daisy Ward was the last of the William C. and Mary Jane's children to pass away. Daisy died in 1972, having lived to be 97 years old. She is buried in the Melrose Cemetery.
The only known families to continue the line of William C. and Mary Jane Wilson to this day are from their children Rosanna Bullard, and George M. Wilson. The Bullard families often have large family reunions in Menlo, Washington. The last of the males to carry on the Wilson name from William C. Wilson are his grandson Donald R. Wilson of Salem, Oregon and William's great grandson Clark J. Wilson of West Linn, Oregon.

Information compiled as of October 1998. 4/0317/08


 

Name: jennifer <bsbyzgirl9@aol.com>
Date: 2001-04-19
Name & Birth date of Pioneer 1830
Spouse of Pioneer oregon
Oregon County oregon city
Comments:
pioneers are cool
 

Name: TIM DAUGHERTY <daughertytim@yahoo.com>
Date: 2001-04-10
Name & Birth date of Pioneer William Albert Daugherty b. 29 Sep 1895, Haines, OR
Spouse of Pioneer Florence Jeffords
Oregon County Baker
Comments:
William was born 29 Sep 1895 at Haines, OR. Son of William Sherman & Mary Ann (Savage) Daugherty. He married Florence Jeffords 4 jul 1919 at Haines, OR. They had three children: Barbara Ann b. 12 sep 1922; Glen Albert b. 28 Dec 1924; and Kenneth Allen b. 16 Aug 1932. All three children were born at Haines, OR.
 

Name: TIM DAUGHERTY <daughertytim@yahoo.com>
Date: 2001-04-10
Name & Birth date of Pioneer William Sherman Daugherty b. 23 Apr 1869, Sedalia, MO
Spouse of Pioneer Mary Ann Savage
Oregon County Linn
Comments:
William Sherman Daugherty arrived in Oregon in the 1880's with his father Leonard Lewis Daugherty. He married Mary Ann Savage 22 Dec 1894 in Baker City. He died 16 Jan 1956 at Baker City. Mary Ann, dau of Americus and Sophia Emily (McCartney) Daugherty was born 19 Dec 1874 and died 19 Apr 1939 in Portland. They Had three children: William Albert b. 29 Sep 1895 at Haines, OR., Herbert Valentine b. 15 Feb 1897 near North Powder, OR and Clayton Sherman b. 24 Jan 1906 at Haines, OR.
 

Name: TIM DAUGHERTY <daughertytim@yahoo.com>
Date: 2001-04-10
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Sophia Emily McCartney b. 7 May 1850, Peoria, IL
Spouse of Pioneer Americus Llwellyn Savage
Oregon County Linn
Comments:
Sophia arrived with her parents in 1851. She died 4 Mar 1923 at Haines, OR. She married Americus Llwellyn Savage on 8 May 1870 in Linn Co. He was born 30 Jan 1845 in Brimfield, IL. and died 23 Nov 1915 at Baker City. Americus also arrived in Oregon in 1851. They had six children. Alice Margaret b. 13 Feb 1871 at Harrisburg; Nelley May b. 2 Dec 1872 at Shedd; Mary Ann b. 19 Dec 1874 at Shedd; Archie Centennial b. 9 Dec 1876 at Peoria; Amy Omelia b. 9 Sep 1878 at Peoria and Joseph Franklin b. 11 Apr 1880 at Peoria.
 

Name: TIM DAUGHERTY <daughertytim@yahoo.com>
Date: 2001-04-10
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Sarah McCartney b. 1842, Monmouth, Warren Co., IL
Spouse of Pioneer Abner Walter Waters
Oregon County Linn
Comments:
Sarah arrived in 1851 with her parents. She died 5 Mar 1882 at Portland, OR. She married Abner in 1868. They had two children: Eva and Alice "Allie". Allie married a William Lister.
 

Name: TIM DAUGHERTY <daughertytim@yahoo.com>
Date: 2001-04-10
Name & Birth date of Pioneer John Murry McCartney b. 18 Nov 1837, Peoria, IL
Spouse of Pioneer Malinda J. Porter
Oregon County Linn
Comments:
John Murry McCartney arrived with his parents in 1851. He died in Linn Co. 4 Feb 1885. He married Malinda 14 Nov 1861 in Linn County. She was born 1 Dec 1844 and died 5 Sep 1910 In Peoria, OR area. They had four children. Edgar F., Nan, Asbury A., and Guy all born in Linn County.
 

Name: TIM DAUGHERTY <daughertytim@yahoo.com>
Date: 2001-04-10
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Martha A. McCartney b. 1834, Gibson Co., IN
Spouse of Pioneer Robert S. Shanklin
Oregon County Linn
Comments:
Martha A. McCartney arrived with her parents in 1851. She died 1873 in Peoria, Linn Co., OR. She married Robert S. Shanklin in 1868. They had five children: Edith, Edna, Effie (triplets) Margaret Emma and Leona.
 

Name: TIM DAUGHERTY <daughertytim@yahoo.com>
Date: 2001-04-10
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Mary Jane McCartney b. 24 Feb 1833, Gibson Co., IN
Spouse of Pioneer James Harrison Miller
Oregon County Linn
Comments:
Mary Jane arrived with her parents in 1851. She married James 3 Jan 1852 in Linn County. They had two children: Louisa and Nevada. Mary Jane died 18 Jan 1862 at Dayton, Lyon Co. Nevada Territory.
 

Name: TIM DAUGHERTY <daughertytim@yahoo.com>
Date: 2001-04-10
Name & Birth date of Pioneer James Finney McCartney b. 22 Dec 1830, Gibson Co., IN
Spouse of Pioneer Elizabeth B. Porter
Oregon County Linn
Comments:
James Finney McCartney arrived with his parents in 1851. He died at Portland, OR 4 April 1912. He married Elizabeth 13 May 1858 in Linn County. Elizabeth was the daughter of James and Nancy (Knott) Porter.
 

Name: TIM DAUGHERTY <daughertytim@yahoo.com>
Date: 2001-04-10
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Charles Franklin Savage b. 14 Aug 1848, Peoria, IL
Spouse of Pioneer Octavia Bryant
Oregon County Linn
Comments:
Charles arrived in 1851 with his parents. He died at Shedd 27 Feb 1878. He married Octavia 29 May 1873 in Linn Co. They had three children - names of children unknown.
 

Name: TIM DAUGHERTY <daughertytim@yahoo.com>
Date: 2001-04-10
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Sarah Jane Savage b. 13 Mar 1847, Peoria, IL
Spouse of Pioneer John Cornette
Oregon County Linn
Comments:
Sarah Jane Savage arrived in Oregon in 1851 with her parents. ON 3 Sep 1871 Sarah Jane married John Cornette at Boston Mills, Linn Co., OR. Sarah died 8 Sep 1920 at Shedd. JOhn was born in 1832 and died 1911 at Shedd. They had one child named John who was adopted.
 

Name: TIM DAUGHERTY <daughertytim@yahoo.com>
Date: 2001-04-10
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Americus Llwellyn Savage b. 30 Jan 1845, Brimfield, IL
Spouse of Pioneer Sophia Emily McCartney
Oregon County Linn
Comments:
Americus Llwellyn Savage arrived with his parents in 1851. He died 23 Nov 1915 at Baker City. He married Sophia Emily McCartney 8 May 1870 in Linn County. She was born 7 May 1850 in Peoria, IL and died 4 Mar 1923 at Haines, OR. They had six children: Alice Margaret, Nelly May, Mary Ann, Archie Centennial, Amy Omelia and Joseph Franklin.
 

Name: Robin Wallace <robbiekay@yahoo.com>
Date: 2001-04-10
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Philip E. Linn, 1811
Spouse of Pioneer Mahala McDannald & Christina Long
Oregon County Clackamas
Comments:
Philip immigrated from Illinois to the Estacada/Eagle Creek area. He was a member and organizer of the Linn/McDannald wagon train out of Mt. Sterling, Ill
 

Name: TIM DAUGHERTY <daughertytim@yahoo.com`>
Date: 2001-04-10
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Joseph Lane Savage b. 19 Jan 1843, Plainfield, IL
Spouse of Pioneer Melinda Ann Taylor
Oregon County Linn
Comments:
Joseph arrived with his family in 1851 and settled in the Shedd area. He married Melinda 22 Oct 1864 in Linn County. Joseph died 20 Sep 1925 at Haines, OR. Melinda was born 25 Sep 1849 in Knox Co., IL and died 4 May 1925 at Baker City. There children were: Minnie Jane, William Franklin, Carl Dean, Guy Jefferson, Effie Olive, Edward Elbridge, Mary Nora, Lula Elizabeth, Ivy Myrtle, Joseph Roland and Ira Neal.
 

Name: TIM DAUGHERTY <daughertytim@yahoo.com>
Date: 2001-04-10
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Prudence T. Savage b. 10 Apr 1841, Freeman, ME
Spouse of Pioneer John P. T. Morgan
Oregon County Linn
Comments:
Prudence arrived with family in 1851 and settled near Shedd. She married John Morgan 8 Oct 1857 at Bunker Hill in Linn County. John was born in 1833. Prudence died 5 May 1917 in Linn County and is buried at Bunker Hill Cemetery. Prudence and John had 13 children: They were, George, Hurley, Perry, Owen, Norris, Laton, Mary, Ellen, Henry, Allen, Marian S., Lois and Thomas.
 

Name: TIM DAUGHERTY <daughertytim@yahoo.com - 15190 W. Avalon Dr. Goodyear, AZ 85338>
Date: 2001-04-10
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Americus Savage b. 9 Jun 1816, Kingfield, ME
Spouse of Pioneer Mary Ann Rachel Wheeler Thompson
Oregon County Linn
Comments:
Americus arrived in Oregon in 1851 and settle in Shedd area. He arrived with his wife and children. His children were: Prudence T., Joseph Lane, Americus Llwellyn, Sarah Jane and Charles Franklin. One son Columbus was born in Oregon after they arrived in Oregon.
 

Name: TIM DAUGHERTY <daughertytim@yahoo.com>
Date: 2001-04-10
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Henry A. McCartney b. 7 Jun 1807, TN
Spouse of Pioneer Margaret Finney
Oregon County Linn
Comments:
Arrived Oregon in 1851 and settle in Linn County. He arrived with his wife and children. His children were: James Finney, Mary Jane, Martha A., John Murry, Sarah, Omelia, William H., Charles Anderson, Andrew, Newton A., and Sophia Emily. According to the Oregon Place Names book Henry named the town of Peoria.
 

Name: Margery Bare <mbare@pacbell.net>
Date: 2001-04-06
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Julius Logus, 1838
Spouse of Pioneer Antonia Shweiker
Oregon County Clackamas
Comments:
Julius Logus moved to Oregon City in 1864 from Prussia. There he met and married Antonia Shweiker. In fact they were married by Rev. Sellwood at the Episcopal Church, in 1870. I have Rev. Sellwood's "calling card" with a handwritten note that they were "joined in holy matrimony..." by Rev. J. W. Sellwood.
The next three generations were born in Oregon City. I have a website about my family with momentos and photos of their lives in Oregon City. The address is http://home.pacbell.net/mbare/morethanacentury.html

 

Name: Jan Dalton <rhdjbd@aol.com>
Date: 2001-03-30
Name & Birth date of Pioneer James Lindley 7-24-1832
Spouse of Pioneer Anna Hardman 8-23-1834
Oregon County Linn County
Comments:
James and Anna were married in Indiana in 1852 and left for the West in covered wagon. their first child was born while crossing. They settled in Berlin, near Lebanon, Oregon in 1853 or 1854.
 

Name: Jan Dalton <rhdjbd@aol.com>
Date: 2001-03-30
Name & Birth date of Pioneer James Lindley 7-24-1832
Spouse of Pioneer Anna Hardman 8-23-1834
Oregon County Linn County
Comments:
James and Anna were married in Indiana in 1852 and left for the West in covered wagon. their first child was born while crossing. They settled in Berlin, near Lebanon, Oregon in 1852 or 1853.
 

Name: Larry & Karen Wells <wellsmom@aol.com>
Date: 2001-03-17
Name & Birth date of Pioneer John Wells 1799 KY
Spouse of Pioneer Mary Elizabeth (a.k.a. Polly Ann) Reynolds TN
Oregon County Marion
Comments:
According to the Donation Land Claim, John Wells was born in Bracken County, KY in 1799. Family tradition states that he and Mary came to Oregon on the Oregon Trail in 1847 or 1848. They came with two wagons, 3 small children, Mary's handicaped brother, and a slave. A son was born just months after arriving in the Oregon Territory but he only lived a year. Four more children were born and then John died leaving Mary, who could not read or write, with 7 living children. When diptheria came through the Willamette Valley, the four youngest children all died within 2 weeks. We are looking for John and Mary's parents and siblings. If you have any information that pertains to them, please contact us.
 

Name: Earl Damon <damon1@gvtc.com>
Date: 2001-02-18
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Nicholas Lee 2/11/1818
Spouse of Pioneer Sarah Hopper Lee
Oregon County Polk
Comments:
If anyone is interested I have info on descendants to today. Also have info of ancestors of Nicholas and Sarah.
 

Name: Sue Young <mtnfolks@yosemite.net>
Date: 2001-01-30
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Martin V. Smith Jan. 10, 1833
Spouse of Pioneer Mary E. Kennedy; Sarah (Lynn) Gorman
Oregon County Harney
Comments:
Emigrated to California in 1853 from Maine with his 2 brothers. Moved from Butte Co., California about 1886 to Silver Creek, Harney Co. where he raised stock until 1892. Traded his ranch for a farm 2 miles south of Lawen, Harney Co. His daughter Izora married Scott Hayes of Lawen, and daughter Ada Lynn married Chares T. Miller of Lawen. His only son lived in Tulare Co., CA with his wife.
 

Name: Suzanne L Haney <suzannelhaney@hotmail.com>
Date: 2000-12-10
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Julia Ann Darling
Spouse of Pioneer Joel Ketchum
Oregon County Linn
Comments:
You have them listed in 1847 but you don't have Julia Ann Darling's maiden name listed. I sent you this information a few months ago.
 

Name: Judy Klee <Tweenleaves@aol.com>
Date: 2000-12-08
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Thomas Mitchell Ward
Spouse of Pioneer Hannah Morgan/Glaphire Bowman
Oregon County Linn/ 1845
Comments:
Thomas was born Aug. 10, 1815 his childen were Mary Elizabeth, Anderson Winfield Scott, Morgan Thomas Elija, James Monroe, John Milton, Sarah Ellen, Otho, Hannah Martha,
Came from DeMoines Co, IA. Arrived by ox drawn wagon. Had to stop in Grand Ronde Valley, for the birth of theri first son 9 Sept 1847. First settled at Oak Creek in 1849. Hannah and Thomas died at Lonerock, Gilliam Co.

 

Name: Stephen Jones <mjones@dainrauscher.com>
Date: 2000-11-10
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Willis Jenkins b.03/31/1801
Spouse of Pioneer Elizabeth Parmenter b.02/14/1805
Oregon County Polk
Comments:
They arrived in October 1844 on the wagon train captained by Nathaniel Ford, having left Independence, Mo. in May, 1844. They brought 5 of their children: Richard T.,William L., Henry C., Thomas O., & James H. They were joined later by their eldest, Sarah Jane , who traveled by ship. Their youngest, America Jenkins was born in Washington Co. OR. 03/31/1846. They were from Hopkins Co., KY.
 

Name: Babara R. Young <Byoung2231@aol.com>
Date: 2000-11-05
Name & Birth date of Pioneer William H. H. Musgrove
Spouse of Pioneer Naoma Aurilla Cass Ann Armstrong
Oregon County Columbia
Comments:
My father, Victor Musgrove Palmer was born on Sauvies Island October 29, 1891. My grandmother was Martha Irena Musgrove Palmer and my grandfather was Rundle James Palmer
 

Name: Barbara R. Young <Byoung2231@aol.com>
Date: 2000-11-04
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Tyra W.B. Smith - 1850 ?
Spouse of Pioneer Nancy McBee
Oregon County Benton
Comments:
My mother was Ruth Amna Avery, daughter of Chester Avery, Granddaughter of Punderson Avery and Adda Smith, granddaughter of Tyra W. B. Smith. My roots are in Benton County and I would love to know more.
 

Name: Sharon Karr <sharon@wave.net>
Date: 2000-10-15
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Thomas G. Flanary - b. Apr. 1828
Spouse of Pioneer Emily Jane Chamberlain
Oregon County Marion
Comments:
They came to Oregon in 1851 from Missouri. Emily's brother James Chamberlain and Thomas' siblings William, Phebe, Susan, and Louisa also were with them. Three of the siblings were married and brought their families. The families had several children.
 

Name: Vicki Faciane <vfaciane@gci.net>
Date: 2000-10-15
Name & Birth date of Pioneer James Curl, Sept. 14, 1798
Spouse of Pioneer Anna Elliott
Oregon County Linn
Comments:
James and Anna (Elliott) Curl relocated to Oregon with most of their children. James had a Donation Land Claim in Linn Co.
 

Name: Vicki Faciane <vfaciane@gci.net>
Date: 2000-10-15
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Robert M. Morehead, June 5, 1822
Spouse of Pioneer Martha Curl
Oregon County Linn
Comments:
Robert and Martha met and married in Oregon. Robert had a Donation Land Claim in Linn Co., as did Martha's parents, James Curl and Anna Elliott. Before Ona's birth, Robert and Martha had relocated to Washington Co., ID.
 

Name: Vicki Faciane <vfaciane@gci.net>
Date: 2000-10-15
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Washington Hughes
Spouse of Pioneer Letitia Louise Baker
Oregon County Douglas
Comments:
Washington and Letitia left Missouri in 1851 for Amador Co., California. By 1880, they had moved to Douglas Co., Oregon with most of their children. One daughter, Lydia Jane Hughes, married Charles William Hatfield. They are the grandparents of Sen. Mark O. Hatfield.
 

Name: Vicki Faciane <vfaciane@gci.net>
Date: 2000-10-15
Name & Birth date of Pioneer John Littrel, Feb. 6, 1825
Spouse of Pioneer Anne Short
Oregon County Douglas
Comments:
John Littrel had an Oregon Donation Land Claim in Douglas Co., along with his father, Samuel, and brother, William.
 

Name: victoria mc curry <alohavm@aol.com>
Date: 2000-10-09
Name & Birth date of Pioneer robert l. victor
Spouse of Pioneer alpha christy
Oregon County wallowa
Comments:
my grandfather was born 2/2/1888 in eads meadow near enterprise, oregon. his father, frank victor is buried at the elgin cemetary.
 

Name: victoria mc curry <alohavm@aol.com>
Date: 2000-10-09
Name & Birth date of Pioneer charles david mc curry
Spouse of Pioneer mary viola pearson
Oregon County union
Comments:
my great grandfather was born in union on july 12, 1868
he died on august 15, 1955 in baker, oregon
his wife was a grandaughter to branson bell pearson, and daughter of daniel pearson of north powder, oregon.
charles mother was almeda shanklin and his father was david charles mc curry who was born in ireland.

 

Name: Willard E Lewis <lewis536@worldnet.att.net>
Date: 2000-10-01
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Sarah Rosina Latham-11/03/1855
Spouse of Pioneer Joseph William Bates
Oregon County Grant
Comments:
She was first schoolteacher in Harney Co., Or. Left arm amputated on Or. Trail as a result of gun accident. Was standing next to Aldrich when he was killed in the Bannock Indian War.
 

Name: Willard E Lewis <lewis536@worldnet.att.net>
Date: 2000-10-01
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Joseph William Bates-10-26-1849
Spouse of Pioneer Sarah Rosina Latham
Oregon County Grant
Comments:
Joseph came to Or. by way of Tx. Sarah was shot in the arm in an accident and her left arm was amputated by an army Dr. who was traveling with the wagon train.
 

Name: Robert E. Bacon <RBacon1049@aol.com>
Date: 2000-09-14
Name & Birth date of Pioneer John M. Bacon 10/27/1822
Spouse of Pioneer Rachel W. Newman
Oregon County Clackamas
Comments:
John M. Bacon and Rahcel W. Newman were my great grandparents. They came across the Oregon Trail in 1845. My great grandfather with Samuel K. Barlow and my great grandmother with her parents Samuel and Mary Newman. John M. Bacon was Postmaster of Oregon City from 1868 to his death in January of 1891.
 

Name: Florence Levesque <floleves@aol.com>
Date: 2000-09-07
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Elias Eugene Eberhard, 24 September1851
Spouse of Pioneer Sarah J. Miner
Oregon County Multnomah ?
Comments:
Settle in Butteville, later in Champoeg. Educated at LaFayette academy. Lived in and around Portland most of later life
 

Name: Donna Dodson Anessi <donna@anessi.com>
Date: 2000-08-26
Name & Birth date of Pioneer McMinn Dodson
Spouse of Pioneer Sarah Drusilla Cunningham
Oregon County Polk
Comments:
They came from Tennessee and homesteaded here in 1853.they remained on their homestead until he died in 1892. She stayed in Polk county.
 

Name: Hazel Murray <hazelm7@juno.com>
Date: 2000-08-24
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Felix Garred 1822
Spouse of Pioneer Sarah Lewis Garred
Oregon County Benton
Comments:
Felix & Sarah Garred and family traveled to Benton county OR in 1853 from MO. Many of the descendants remain in the OR & WA area.
 

Name: PATRICIA GESTWICKI <fannymason@aol.com>
Date: 2000-08-22
Name & Birth date of Pioneer 1834
Spouse of Pioneer L. D. Gill
Oregon County walla walla
Comments:
L. D. Gill and wife Mary came with their daughter Anna Marie Gill, about 1865 on a wagon train, they ended up in spokane Wa, Anna married George Reed in Whitman Co WA 1885, they had 8 children Goldie was born in Oregon. They came to Calif. I would like to know what co Goldie was born in and what birthday I have 1893?
 

Name: Suzanne L Haney <suzannehaney@hotmail.com>
Date: 2000-08-22
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Joel Ketchum , 14 June 1803, Clarksburg Mass
Spouse of Pioneer Julia Ann Darling , 21 Sept 1806
Oregon County Linn
Comments:
The family and family including, son Louis Grant Ketchum, went west to Oregon Territory on Wagon Train in 1847, with land grant from President Bucnannan. They settled in Linn Oregon.

Louis Grant Ketchum later married Julia Terry 'Hannan', who had also gone west on the same 1847 wagon train, with her aunt and uncle Hannan, served as an officer in the Oregon Monuted Volunteers during the Indian Wars. They had a son William Ketchum, born 17 Sept 1868,in Linn Oregon.

Joel Ketchum lost his son in the Indian Wars, killed while in the Mounted Oregon Volunteers with Julia collecting a 'mother's pension' from the Army.

Julia Ann Darling Ketchum's father John Darling of North Adams, Mass, later went to Oregon by sea to visit, and died at sea 'off the California coast' when his ship went down in a storm, 'while returning from trip to visit relatives in Oregon'. The date is recorded as April 1859.

 

Name: gloria lange <gloria@genbuff.com>
Date: 2000-08-21
Name & Birth date of Pioneer ALVIN M. COLLINS, AUG. 8, 1832
Spouse of Pioneer LYDIA
Oregon County WASHINGTON
Comments:
ALVIN M. COLLINS, BORN IN PENNSYLVANIA IN 1832 TO HENRY B. COLLINS AND ELIZA MONTGOMERY COLLINS, MARRIED TO LYDIA, BORN 1834 IN VERMONT. ALVIN WAS A CIVIL WAR VETERAN OF THE UNION ARMY IN MINNESOTA. HIS DAUGHTER EVALETT WAS BORN IN MANKATO, MINNESOTA IN 1861. HIS TWIN DAUGHTERS, FLORA E. AND FRANCES E. WERE BORN IN WISCONSIN IN 1863. IN 1869-1870 THE COLLINS FAMILY MOVED TO WASHINGTON COUNTY, OREGON, NEAR THE TOWN OF HILLSBORO. ALVIN WAS 1ST A MILLWRIGHT, AND LATER BECAME A CARPENTER. HE DIED IN HILLSBORO OREGON IN THE YEAR 1917. HIS DAUGHTER EVALETT MARRIED A MAN NAMED MARK CRANDALL. WHEN HE DIED SHE MARRIED A MAN NAMED ED WILLIAMS. SHE HAD 2 CHILDREN BY CRANDALL AND 6 BY WILLIAMS.THE TWIN COLLINS GIRLS, FRANCES AND FLORA, MARRIED MEN NAMED RASMUSIN AND MACGRUDER. THE RASMUSIN BRANCH WAS STILL IN HILLSBORO AS OF 1917, WHEN ALVIN'S DEATH WAS REPORTED.
 

Name: Cornelia Warner <fenenga@mminternet.com>
Date: 2000-08-11
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Stonewall Freeman Apr 1868
Spouse of Pioneer Minnie
Oregon County unknown
Comments:
FREEMAN, Stonewall b. Apr 1868, Oregon
enumerated in the 1900 Lincoln Twp., Dallas Co., Iowa, census.
FREEMAN, Stonewall Apr 1868 OR KY OH
Minnie Sep 1878 IA IN IA
Nellie May 1892 IA OR IA
I believe that this Minnie is my husband's grandmother. family lore is that my husband's grandfather, Frank Huron Warner, was her second husband, and that Minnie was b. in 1878 in Iowa.
Frank and Minnie resided in Lexington, Dawson, Nebraska.
we do not know Minnie's maiden name. we only know of her as Minnie Freeman.
family lore is that after divorcing Frank, she married a Mr. Loar. I find a marriage of a Minnie Loar to Charles Wagner in the Dawson Co., NE marriage index, and a John Loar buried very close to Frank's first wife, Sophia Koch Warner, in the Lexington cemetery. I have been unable to
find a marriage of a Minnie to any Loar, to Stonewall or to Frank in Iowa or in Dawson Co. Nebraska. Perhaps the marriages took place in either Douglas or Custer Co., Nebraska.
also, I have not yet checked in Oregon. the only Loar marriage I have found in Iowa or Dawson Co., NE is one for a John Loar to an Ann Tedlock in 1895 in Appalacia Co., Iowa.
does anyone know anything about Stonewall and Minnie? any information would be helpful. she's been very elusive.
thanks!
Cornelia Fenenga Warner

 

Name: Joseph Smith <cad4wall@aol.com>
Date: 2000-07-26
Name & Birth date of Pioneer J.W. Radford
Spouse of Pioneer Sarah Moore
Oregon County Jackson
Comments:
J.W. Radford ((poss John W.) born 1850 KY marr Sarah Moore born 1860 MO; res 1880 Ashland, Jackson, OR. Sons John, George, Charles, and Edward went on Siskiyou and Shasta and Butte Co, CA after 1900. Working a possible connection to 1870 Bates Co, MO line of Radford.

Joseph Smith

 

Name: Lois Haasjes <lhaasjes@home.com>
Date: 2000-07-21
Name & Birth date of Pioneer Vesta Ann Pyburn 27 June 1853
Spouse of Pioneer Arthur James Fletcher
Oregon County Yamhill
Comments:
Vesta was born at Myrtle Point. They are my Greatgrandparents.