Adam Pinkney Heffley (1830 - 1872)

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Nicknames: "Edouard"
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ADAM PINKNEY HEFFLEY (died 1872)

was an American gold prospector, packer, pioneer rancher, and horse breeder, in British Columbia, during the third quarter of the nineteeth century. It was the Cariboo Gold Rush that brought him to British Columbia in 1858 but he settled there in1865, at Bourdignon Creek near Kamloops [Heffley Creek] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heffley_Creek,_Kamloops#Adam_Heffley

CARIBOO CAMELS

Adam Pinkney Heffley and his partners, Frank Laumeister and Henry Ingram [Cariboo Camels] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cariboo_camels brought twenty-three Bactrian camels to British Columbia from California, intending to use them to pack supplies to the Cariboo goldfields but the project failed, partly because the camels frightened the horses [Heffley Creek] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heffley_Creek,_Kamloops#Adam_Heffley The camels were used on the Douglas Road and the Old Cariboo Road in 1862 and 1863 to haul freight during the Cariboo Gold Rush [Cariboo Camels] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cariboo_camels

HEFFLEY CREEK

Adam Pinkney Heffley settled at Bourdignon Creek in British Columbia in 1865. He added to his property when he took over Todd's and Bigham's preemptions at the end of 1869 and, thereafter, Bourdignon Creek became known as Heffley Creek. Following Heffley's death in 1872, his ranch and all its stock was purchased by John Thomas Edwards, and for a time, thereafter, Heffley Creek was sometimes spoken of locally as Edwards Creek. The name Heffley Creek won out in the end, though, when it was officially recognised with establishment of the post office there in 1905 [Heffley Creek] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heffley_Creek,_Kamloops#Adam_Heffley

HORSES AND HORSE RACING

Adam Pinkney Heffley raised horses on his ranch at Heffley Creek. He was fond of racing his animals and it seems that a friendly rivalry developed between him and Cheif Louis Clexlixqen (c.1835-1915) of the Kamloops Indian Band http://www.geni.com/people/Chief-Louis-Clexlixqen/6000000019029765807 The competition between local ranchers was such that some began to import horses especially for racing and Heffley is reported to have imported a fine stallion shortly before he died [Early Horse Races in the Kamloops District] http://www.kamloops.ca/museum/archives/pdfs/168%20-%20Early%20Horse%20Races.pdf

DEATH

Adam Pinkley Heffley is reported to have died of a heart attack in 1872 [Heffley Creek, Kamloops] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heffley_Creek,_Kamloops#Adam_Heffley

MARRIAGE AND CHILDREN

Adam Pinkney Heffley married Julie Tloumel-Rken, who was otherwise known as Julia Laclaire, and they had a daughter named Alice, who was four times married, and a son named Charles [Family Tree supplied by his granddaughter, twice great, Ashley-Anne Churchill].

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Adam Heffley's Timeline

1830
1830
1862
1862
Age 32
Lillooet, Squamish-Lillooet, British Columbia, Canada
1863
1863
Age 33
Clinton, British Columbia, Canada
1872
1872
Age 42
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