About Eliza Ann Bellinger (Howard)
Judge [Charles Byron] Bellinger's mother was Eliza Howard, a member of an old Massachusetts family and herself a native of that state. Her death occurred in Grant County. Of her five children, only two survive. Charles B and Mrs. Ellen Shrewsbury, of Los Angeles, Cal. The only brother of Judge Bellinger, Edward H., who became a well known businessman of Salem, OR was drowned while attempting to cross Mill creek during the freshet of 1889. The eldest child in the family was Charles B....
ID: I1538 Name: Edward H 1847_Ore_Trail BELLINGER
Birth: 1815 in ,Montgomery,NY Death: 26 OCT 1850 in ,,,thrownfromahorse
No. 1886 Bellinger, Edward H., Widow and Heirs, Marion Co; b 1815, Montgomery Co., NY; SC 1 May 1850; m Eliza Ann 1 Jan 1839, Knox Co., Ill. Edward H Bellinger d 26 Oct 1850 leaving minor children; Estavinia, Caroline, and Edward H. His father John Bellinger was appt guardian. 1849 Edward G Bellinger paid $600 for the claim of N B Evans. Fales Howard Claimed ownership when he returned from Cal.
Eliza Ann Bellinger m Caleb Brooks.
EDWARD HENRY BELLINGER was born February 18, 1815, and died October 26, 1850 in Marion County, Oregon.
He married ELIZA ANN HOWARD January 01, 1839 in Knox County, Illinois. She was born October 14, 1822, and died August 07, 1886 in Oregon.
Eliza Howard was the daughter of David Howard.
1st husband's gravestone: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sallyneely/3864596977/
Eliza Ann Bellinger's Timeline
October 14, 1822
HOWARD/FALES/BELLINGER: David HOWARD was father of Eliza Ann, b. Mass., who m. Edward BELLINGER Knox Co. Ill. 1839. BELLINGERS went Ore. 1847. Need proof that wife of David HOWARD was Hannah FALES, dau. of Lemuel4, Nehemiah3, James2, James1.
"a member of an old Massachusetts family, and herself a native of that state."
November 21, 1839
"Portrait and biographical record of Portland and vicinity, Oregon..."
HON. CHARLES B. BELLINGER. Viewing
Judge Bellinger is a member of an eastern
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Ambitious to make his way in the world at as
While clerk of the supreme court of Oregon
In Linn county, Ore., in early life. Judge Bel-
Judge Bellinger is a member of the Oregon
With other leading citizens of Oregon Judge
Regarding questions of politics Judge Bellinger
In concluding this brief memoir to one of the
"Portland, Oregon, Its History and Builders:...," Volume 3
HON. CHARLES B. BELLINGER.
The concensus of public opinion established the position of Hon. Charles B. Bellinger as an able and distinguished representative of the Oregon judiciary. The public continually maintains a critical attitude toward its servants, and only the utmost rectitude of character, the most capable discharge of duty and the most unfaltering loyalty to the trusts imposed win favorable comment. The envious and the malevolent have scarcely dared to assail the record of Judge Charles B. Bellinger, for his ability in his chosen profession was of superior order and his fidelity to what he believed to be right no man ever questioned. Doubtless he made mistakes as he traveled along the pathway of life, but they were matters of judgment rather than of intent, and therefore weighed in the balance of public opinion Charles B. Bellinger was never found wanting. He typified in his life the progress of the northwest, arriving as he did in Oregon to cast in his lot with its pioneer development when but eight years of age.
He was born in Maquon, Illinois, November 21, 1839, a son of Edward H. and Eliza (Howard) Bellinger. The original American ancestor came from Holland and settled in the Mohawk valley of the Empire state when this country was still numbered among the colonial possessions of Great Britain. His paternal great-grandfather was a soldier of the Revolutionary war, while John H. Bellinger, his grandfather, defended American interests in the second war with England and later operated one of the first canal boats on the Erie canal. When the tide of emigration was steadily flowing westward he made his way to Maquon, Illinois, in 1837, and there he and his son Edward conducted a wagon shop. Still the voices of the west called Edward H. Bellinger, and the spirit of the pioneer prompted his further removal until, with wife and three children, he started for Oregon. They traveled much of the way across the plains with the Mormon contingent of that year, Brigham Young leading a large number who were accompanied by a strong military organization. This rendered them safe from attack by the Columbia Indians, who were manifesting particular hostility that year. The Bellingers camped almost side by side with the Mormons until they reached the Bear river valley, when the latter turned toward Salt Lake City and the Bellinger family continued on their way to the Sunset state. Marion county, where they established their home, was practically an uninhabited district and the most strenuous experiences in frontier life were there to be met. Law and order had in a measure been neglected in the establishment of an organized government, and in 1850 the abilities of Edward H. Bellinger were recognized in his election to the territorial legislature. Ere the session was called, however, he died at the age of thirty-two years from injuries sustained by being thrown from a horse. His wife, who bore the maiden name of Eliza Howard, was a native of Massachusetts and a representative of one of the old families of that state. Long surviving her husband, she died in Grant, Oregon, in 1883, and was survived by only two of their five children, Charles B. and Mrs. Ellen Shrewsbury, the latter of Los Angeles, California.
The parents of Edward Bellinger had also come to the Pacific coast in 1847, and two years later John Bellinger made his way to the gold fields of California and for a time was engaged in placer mining in that state. Later he returned to his home in Marion county, Oregon, where he lived to the age of nearly ninety years, passing away in 1882. He was a member of the Christian church and a man of splendid personal characteristics and qualities. He retained the prize of keen mentality to the closing years of his life and left his influence for good upon the community in which he made his home.
It was in the home of his grandfather, John H. Bellinger, that Judge Bellinger of this review resided subsequent to his father's death. He had come as a boy of eight years to the northwest. Every incident of the trip across the plains was of interest to him, and upon memory's wall hung many pictures of the pioneer days. He pursued his education in a district school near the Santiam river, where his teacher was Orange Jacobs later a member of congress from Washington also a judge of the superior court of that state and now a prominent attorney of Seattle. In his youthful days Judge Bellinger was impressed by the fact, often told to him, that his father had intended to educate him for the bar. He resolved to carry out his father's wishes as to a profession, and through his own labors earned the funds necessary to meet the tuition and expense of a course in Willamette University, which he attended for several years, laying the foundation in broad literary knowledge for his professional learning. His law reading was directed by Judge B. F. Bonham of Salem, and following his admission to the bar in 1863 he entered upon practice in connection with John C. Cartwright. After a time, however, he turned from the practice of law to journalism and edited the Arena, a weekly democratic newspaper published at Salem, regarded as a party organ in this state. He afterward became the publisher of the Salem Review, and, when impaired health made it advisable that he seek a change of labor, he engaged in merchandising at Monroe. Bent county. His abilities there won recognition in his election to the legislature in 1868. The following year he removed to Albany and became editor of the Albany Demo
crat, which he published until 1870, when he came to Portland and was afterward closely associated with the practice of law. At the same time he founded and for two years edited the Portland News, which eventually became the Portland Telegram.
His marked public spirit and his superior ability obtained his election for various positions of honor and trust. He was clerk of the Oregon supreme court from 1874 until 1878 and was then appointed by Governor Thayer to fill out an unexpired term as judge of the fourth judicial court, which vacancy resulted from the reorganization of the judicial districts of the state. In 1880 he was made the democratic nominee for the office, but could not overcome the overwhelming republican vote of the district. However, the vote given him was extremely complimentary, as he ran eleven hundred votes ahead of his ticket. Following a partnership with John M. Gearin from 1880 until 1883, Judge Bellinger became a member of the law firm of Dolph, Bellinger, Mallory & Simon, and so practiced until April, 1893, when he was appointed by President Cleveland to the position of judge of the United States district court following the demise of Judge Deady. He took his place upon the bench May 1, 1893, and the court records bear testimony to his superior ability. He always showed himself thoroughly competent in the discharge of the multitudinous delicate duties that devolve upon him in this connection, and has given proof of his comprehensive knowledge of the law and his ability to correctly apply its principles.
An important chapter in his life record covers his military experience. When a goodly proportion of Oregon's inhabitants were of the red race and the hostility of the savages was ofttimes manifested, he temporarily put aside the duties of clerk of the supreme court to participate in the Modoc Indian war, serving with the rank of lieutenant colonel on the staff of General Miller. On the 17th of January, 1873, he took part in the famous fight at the lava beds, on which occasion the United States troops and the Oregon and California volunteers were under command of General Wheaton. The Modocs, knowing every foot of the almost impenetrable regions of the lava beds, had a decided advantage, and the result was an ambush and defeat for General Wheaton. Soon afterward a peace commission was appointed at Washington and word was sent out to suspend military operations so that the volunteers returned home. Upon the promise of safety the peace commission was induced to meet the Modocs in the lava beds and all of its members were there massacred. The troops next sent against them were also routed. Finally General Jefferson C. Davis with his troops settled down to a siege, hemming the Indians in and ultimately reducing them to such a condition of starvation that the settlement of the trouble became an easy matter.
The attractive home life of Judge Bellinger had its beginning in his marriage, in Linn county, Oregon, to Miss Margery Johnson, who was born in Ohio and in 1852 came with her father, James Johnson, to the northwest, the family home being established upon a Linn county farm. Judge and Mrs. Bellinger became the parents of seven children: Oscar now deceased; Victor, who was a member of the Portland bar but is now deceased; Emmett, engaged in the dairy business in Washington; Howard, of whom mention is made elsewhere in this volume; Mrs. Edith Edwards of Springfield, Illinois, now deceased; Mrs. L. H. Knapp of Portland; and Mrs. W. J. Morrison of Portland.
Judge Bellinger was deeply interested in the study of cremation as a most sanitary practice for every large community, and did much to interest his fellowmen in this practice. He became the organizer and president of the Portland Cremation Association, which established the most complete and modern crematory on the coast, maintaining this at a pecuniary loss for a long period, prompted by philanthropic motives. In his political views Judge Bellinger was formerly a democrat, but as he could not indorse the silver standard of 1896 he severed his connection therewith and became an independent voter. He held advanced ideas on many of the important questions which engaged the interest of statesmen and thinking men of the nation, his opinions always resulting from broad study and a thorough understanding of the subject. He was a Royal Arch Mason, a member of the Arlington Club and also of the Oregon Historical Society and the Oregon Pioneer Association. Governor Geer appointed him a commissioner to the Lewis and Clark Exposition. His high standing in his profession was indicated by the fact that he was honored with the presidency of the Oregon Bar Association. He compiled, in connection with W. W. Cotton, an annotated edition of the laws of Oregon. For ten years he was professor of equity, jurisprudence and pleading in the law department of the University of Oregon, and from 1896 to his death was a member of its board of regents. He inscribed his name deeply on the keystone of Oregon's legal arch, and of the long line of illustrious men of whom the state is proud, the record of none has been more faultless in honor, fearless in conduct and stainless in reputation. He passed away at his home in Portland May 12, 1905.
Among the family names well known on the northern Pacific coast none is more honored than that of Bellinger. Ever since 1847 have members of this family been identified with the Columbia river region and Howard Bellinger, whose name stands at the head of this review, is one of its worthy representatives. He is a great-grandson of John H. Bellinger, the grandson of Edward H. Bellinger and the son of Hon. Charles B. Bellinger, who was one of the most able and distinguished men that Oregon has known and a review of whom appears elsewhere in this work. The mother of Howard Bellinger was Margery Johnson, who came with her father to Linn county, Oregon, in 1852 and was one of the helpful pioneer women of the early days.
Howard Bellinger was born at Portland in 1878, was here reared, and in the public schools of this city he received his preliminary education, later becoming a student in the State University at Eugene, Oregon. He possessed the inestimable advantages of a congenial and refined home, which is worth more in the development of right thought and character than all the education that can be derived from books. Mr. Bellinger early showed an inclination for outdoor life and for the pursuits of agriculture and stock raising. Acordingly in 1899 he came to the ranch which had been bought by his father in Clarke county, Washington, and which is located twelve miles north of Vancouver on the Columbia river. This ranch is known as the Lake River farm and contains eight hundred acres, of which one hundred are under cultivation, and a young orchard of eighteen acres is one of its attractive features. About six hundred acres of the ranch are used for pasturage and for growing wild hay with which to carry the stock through the winter. The ranch maintains about two hundred head of cattle, and is known as one of the best conducted ranches in this region.
In 1904 Mr. Bellinger was united in marriage to Miss Lena M. Huber of Portland, and two children have been born to them: Frances and Charles Byron. Mr. Bellinger is a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge, No. 173, of Felida, and also of the Sara Grange and takes a lively interest in every movement that aims to advance the permanent welfare of western Oregon.
J. E. Bellinger, a brother of our subject, is a native of Portland, born in 1870. After leaving the public schools he became chief clerk of the United States internal revenue office at Portland, continuing until 1896, when he gave up his position and came to the ranch where he has since made his home and where he has attained a fine reputation among his neighbors as a man of good judgment and a first class farmer. When he came here the land was all stumpage. It has since been cleared off and improvements have been made, including residence, barns, fences and other accessories of a modern farm, and the ranch has become one of the good paying investments of the county. J. E. Bellinger is a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks at Vancouver and also of Sara Grange. By the application of skill and intelligence the Bellinger brothers have attained high standing among agriculturists and stock raisers. Through such men the vocation is ennobled, and it adds dignity, wealth and stability to the nation and the occupation of the farmer becomes not only the most independent but also the happiest of all occupations known to man.
BELLINGER FAMILY RESEARCHER:
BELLINGER, Charles Byron (1839-1905): m'd 1858 JOHNSON, Margery Serene; s/o Edward and Eliza (Howard) Bellinger
BELLINGER, Edward H. Sr. (1815-1850): m'd 1839 HOWARD, Eliza Ann; s/o Henry and Maria (Klock) Bellinger
BELLINGER, Ellen (1844- ): m'd SHREWSBURY, Unknown; d/o Edward and Eliza (Howard) Bellinger
BELLINGER, Estevina (1842- ): m'd 1859 JOHNSTON, David; d/o Edward and Eliza (Howard) Bellinger
BELLINGER, John Henry (1791-1878): m'd 1814 CRANE, Mary Catherine; s/o Henry and Maria (Klock) Bellinger
Historical and genealogical notes for Edward: http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=orego...
Father: John Henry 1847_Ore_Trail BELLINGER b: 27 NOV 1791 in ,Montgomery,NY
Marriage 1 Eliza Ann 1847_Ore_Trail HOWARD b: 1821/1822 in ,,MA
Married: 1 JAN 1839 in ,Knox,IL
Has No Children Charles Byron 1847_Ore_Trail BELLINGER b: 21 NOV 1839 in Maquon,,IL
Historical notes about Edward and his father John, and brother John Henry Belleinger:
.. (a descendant of John Henry's - p. 408 Hon. Charles B Bellinger ) paternal great-grandfather was a soldier in the Revolution and his
p. 628 J H Bellinger was born in the state of New York in 1791, served in the
..J H Bellinger had a sawmill on "Bellinger
- February 9, 1890
Edward Henry Bellinger
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Martha A. Bellinger
July 16, 1851
Marion, OR, USA
xvii. Eliza Ann 1847_Ore_Trail HOWARD was born ABT 1830 in maybe of,,MO,bef 1847. She married Edward H BELLINGER. He was born ABT 1825 in of,,OR,by 1847. She married Caleb B BROOKS 16 JUL 1851 in ,Marion,OR. He was born ABT 1825 in of,,OR,IN 1851.
Possibly there was a second Caleb Brooks in Oregon at this time. Another source has Eliza Ann Howard Bellinger living until 1883 - if he married her in 1851, he would later marry Sara & Mary while Eliza Ann was still alive. And yet another source has Caleb with a "third" wife that survives him.
Grant, OR, USA
SOn' biography states:
"Her death occurred in Grant county in 1883."
Going by Caleb's obituary that he was survived by his wife, this is a possible match. but too little information in the records to make a positive match:
Oregon, Death Index, 1903-1998: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VZHS-DD7
Name: Lizzie Brooks