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Ira Ellis Purdin (1801 - 1892)

From obituary in the Forest Grove Times, February 26, 1892: Ira E. Purdin, Sr., died at his residence north of Forest Grove, February 20, 1892, age 90y 9m 10d. Born at Redstone, Virginia, May 10, 180...

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Samuel Walker (1801 - 1870)

Samuel, Jemima and family joined the Nathaniel FORD wagon train in May of 1844 and traveled the Oregon Trail. He secured 640.08 acres of land in the Oregon Donation Land Claims (Certificate #27) in Mar...

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Mary A Merwin MP (1853 - d.)

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Robert Walker (1825 - 1899)

From: April 5, 1899; Oregonian, p 10 Forest Grove, April 4 Robert Walker, who died at Cornelius yesterday, aged 74, was buried this afternoon. The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Mr. Lu...

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Minerva Walker (1828 - 1911)

From Washington County News Times, July 16, 1908: [Not an Obituary] Five generations gathered last Thursday when Mrs. Minerva Walker, of near Banks, and her descendents met to have pictures taken at ...

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Ammon Knighten (1787 - 1877)

From: AMMON KNIGHTEN was born in Stokes, North Carolina on 13 August 1787. His parents were JESSE and HANNAH KNIGHTEN. AMMON KNIGHTEN was living in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky at the time of the 18...

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Alexander Pierce Trimble (1822 - 1900)

Alexander Pierce Trimble was the son of William and Ann Nancy Carter Trimble. Alexander married Polly A. Knapp May 7,1846 in Bloomfield, Walworth County, Wis. The Trimbles were Scots-Irish Presbyterian...

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Mary "Polly" Ann Trimble (Knapp) (1828 - 1898)

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John William Womack (1849 - 1921)

John William Womack, son of Jacob and Lurreene Bougher Womack, was born in Unionville, Missouri, He, and a cousin Crawford Womack, made an early trip into Wallowa Valley, camping along Bear Creek. Duri...

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Mary Powell (1812 - 1893)

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Noah Powell (1808 - 1875)

"He married Mary Smith in 1830. In April 1851, he and his family started for Oregon with his brothers John and Alfred, arriving in September. He settled in the north end of Howell's Prairie in Marion C...

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John Alkire Powell (1807 - d.)

"After coming to Oregon in 1851, before the days of church houses, he preached in groves, barns, school- houses and residences all over Western Oregon. In 1852 he became the first missionary of the Chr...

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Thomas Owen Maxwell (1833 - 1920)

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Ludlow Maxwell (1806 - 1899)

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Martha M Custer (1824 - 1902)

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Ruel Custer (1828 - 1917)

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York MP (1770 - c.1822)

York A very important figure in respect to the discovery of the American West , and a key Team Member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. History records this man as a "Jack of all trades" York`s ab...

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John H Lines (1803 - 1868)

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Rebecca Ann Custer (1829 - 1865)

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Thomas Trephena Custer (1839 - 1866)

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Stephenson Rayburn (c.1820 - 1905)

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Elzina Steward (1842 - 1925)

Aug. 9, 1925 Oregonian, p 8 "Yamhill Pioneer Dies"McMinnville, Or., Aug. 8 Mrs. Elzina Stewart, 83, a pioneer who crossed the plains by ox team in 1844 and for 81 years has been a continuous reside...

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John Henry Hess (c.1805 - 1873)

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Nancy Allen (1801 - 1870)

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Lemuel Green Matthews (1858 - 1929)

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David Hurst (1827 - 1892)

Hurst--At his home in North Salem, Wednesday morning, April 27, 1892, from heart disease, David Hurst, aged 66 years. Deceased was born in Baltimore and in 1850 came to Oregon and settled in Douglas ...

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Emily Weaver (1855 - 1913)

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Joseph Columbus Cornelison (1829 - 1893)

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Sarah Jane Cornelison (1833 - 1901)

She was the sunshine of our home" In the spring of 1851, a wagon train reached present-day Oregon, carry Joseph Cornelison. Joseph had been married but recently had lost his wife and child. In the sa...

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Rev John Wesley Starr (1794 - 1869)

"My father, John Wesley STARR, was a Methodist preacher," said Mr. ST ARR. "He was born in Maryland on April 22, 1794. My grandfather, James S TARR, spent most of his life in Maryland but died in Belmo...

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Elizabeth Ann Starr (1810 - 1893)

They married on 6 Jun 1829 in Belmont County, Ohio. Family tradition says she was a widow with several children when they married, but no names are known. In 1848 they crossed the plains with their chi...

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John S Tripp (1827 - 1877)

John S Tripp arrived in Oregon in 1852, applying for a donation land claim in Tillamook County in September of the same year. In December of 1853, he was one of the citizens who petitioned the territ...

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Dorsey Syng Baker (1823 - 1888)

Father: Ezra Baker 1794-1870 Mother: Elizabeth Haupt 1794-1852 Marriage #1: Caroline Tibbetts Daughter of Gideon and Mary Fox Tibbetts, Dorsey & Carline married on June 16, 1850 in Portland. This uni...

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Harriet Vaugh (1843 - 1912)

Tillamook Headlight Newspaper, Tillamook, Oregon, dated June 6, 1912. "Deaths of Geo. Trask and Mrs. W.M. Vaughn - Brother and Sister Pass Away Within 24 Hours - Both Early Settlers of Tillamook" W...

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Warren Nicholas Vaugh (1823 - 1907)

Born in Stuben County, New York, in 1823, Warren Nicholas Vaughn first heard about Tillamook, Oregon Territory, in the fall of 1851 from a friend who encouraged him to settle there. His friend describe...

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Rosealtha Higginbotham (1841 - d.)

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Hannah Morse (1821 - 1866)

There are two marriages for Hannah's daughter, Rosealtha, the baby Hannah had in her arms when she met Elbridge Trask at Fort Hall in Idaho as Hannah's wagon train was stopped there for supplies. Rosea...

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Elbridge Trask (1815 - 1863)

Birth: Jul. 15, 1815 Beverly Essex County Massachusetts, USA Death: Jun. 23, 1863 Tillamook Tillamook County Oregon, USA Trask was born in Beverly, Massachusetts to a seafaring family. Trask was si...

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Truman Harris (1824 - 1896)

About the first of May, 1854, Truman Harris, James Quick, Mr. Alderman, Hiram Smith, Trask and others went over the mountains via Hebo mountain, marking logs and snags for the course of the trail to Gr...

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Joseph Everet Davidson (1826 - 1875)

He came across the Oregon Trail in 1852 with his brothers.

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Green Clay Davidson (1818 - 1878)

Son of James Waine Davidson and Mary (Lipe). He married Nancy Million Nov. 20, 1839 in Tazewell, Illinois. They owned a livery and hotel in Peoria, Illinois until March 1852 when they came west to ...

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Dr Gideon Blackburn Davidson (1820 - 1873)

His parents were James Waine and Mary (Lipe) Davidson. He came across the Oregon Trail in 1852 with his brothers, Green Clay Davidson and Joseph Davidson He married Rebecca Robison in Talent, Orego...

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Elizabeth Jane Smith (1841 - 1898)

The Hood River Glacier, Hood River, OR., July 15, 1898, page 3 DIED In Hood River, July 10, 1898, Mrs. Elizabeth J. Smith, aged 57 years, 4 months and 22 days. Elizabeth Jane Quick was born in Illi...

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Rhoda Ann Johnson (1844 - 1939)

MRS. RHODA JOHNSON The women who assisted in conquering the wilds of Oregon will always be regarded as belonging to a remarkable race. Many of them have passed to their reward but others are still livi...

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Joseph Geer, Sr. (1795 - 1881)

THE OREGON BRANCH JOSEPH CARY GEER The ancestor of the Oregon Branch of the family was Joseph Cary, the son of Isaiah, the grandson of Captain Aaron Geer, and the great grandson of Jonathan Geer Jr...

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Sarah Merchant Zumwalt (1820 - 1892)

Oregon Pioneer. Crossed in 1850 with her husband, John, four children, and other family members. Her husband ran the mailboat on the Willamette above the Oregon City Falls. Had a sawmill on their DLC a...

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John Hancock Zumwalt (1817 - 1898)

Veteran - Mexican War. Oregon Pioneer. Crossed in 1850 with his wife, Sarah, four children, and other family members. Nativity: Missouri Ran the mailboat on the Willamette above the Oregon City Falls. ...

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Edith Henrietta Short (1852 - 1920)

Jan. 8, 1921; Oregonian, p 14 Funeral services for a pioneer of the Oregon country. Mrs. Henrietta Z. Short, who died Wednesday morning, December 31, at her home, 574 Spokane avenue, after an illness...

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Mary Short (1830 - 1899)

June 30, 1899; Oregonian, p 8 (portrait sketch) At her home, 1214 East Salmon street, Mrs. Mary Geer Short, a pioneer of 1847, one of the founders of the first pioneer association of Oregon, and an a...

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Robert Valentine Short (1823 - 1908)

Sept. 9, 1908; Oregonian, p 16 (photo) "Oregon Pioneer's Life Story Ends" Robert Valentine Short, who surveyed the town of Portland and made the first map of the city, and who was a member of the Ore...

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Benjamin Henry Hathaway (1831 - 1915)

Benjamin Henry Hathaway 
Birth: 5 May 1831, Lewis County, NY 
Parents: Issac and Rebecca (Higby) Hathaway 
Spouse: 1. Nancy Smith 
Children: 1. Catherine Hathaway 2. John He...

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Tabitha (Moffatt) Brown, Mother of Oregon (1780 - 1858)

Tabitha Brown was an 1846 immigrant who had married Clark Brown and was widowed. She taught school at Forest Grove-- which later became Pacific University. Tabitha was age: 78 years, 0 months, 3 days a...

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Florence 'Lotta' Ackley (1854 - 1887)

1870 CENSUS, Forest Grove, Washington, OR: "Florence FEARNSIDE", 15 years, born OR, attends school. Florence is living in the home of Samuel and Georgia Hughes. 1880 CENSUS, Paicines Twp, San Benito ...

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Margaret Ann Fearnside (1836 - 1865)

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John Tucker Scott (1809 - 1880)

Find a Grave Birth: Feb. 18, 1809 Death: Sep. 1, 1880 Family links: Parents: James P Scott (1779 - 1860) Frances Tucker Scott (1786 - 1838) Spouses: Ann Roelofson Scott (1811...

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Abigail Jane Duniway MP (1834 - 1915)

Abigail Scott Duniway (October 22, 1834 – October 11, 1915) was an American women's rights advocate, newspaper editor and writer, whose efforts were instrumental in gaining voting rights for wom...

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Luke Standefer (1786 - c.1860)

From A History of Henry County, Virginia by Judith Parks Hill;1976; p. 320: "John Rentfro appointed captain of the upperpart of Capt. Haile's Company. Thomas Jones 1ts Lieut., Joshua Rentfro 2nd Lieut....

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M. B. Rees (deceased)

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R. R. Rees (b. - 1889)

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Willard Hall Rees (1819 - 1903)

Find a Grave Birth: Sep. 17, 1819 Smyrna Kent County Delaware, USA Death: Jan. 19, 1903 Portland Multnomah County Oregon, USA Born on family estate adjoining Smyrna, Kent, DE in same house wher...

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Amanda Malvina Fitzallen Rees (1828 - 1915)

Find a Grave Birth: Aug. 20, 1828 Smyrna Kent County Delaware, USA Death: Dec. 10, 1915 Portland Multnomah County Oregon, USA Came to OR in 1845 over Meek-Cutoff; dau of Jas Elliott & Cynthia G...

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Anna Clark (1852 - 1949)

Find a Grave Birth: Feb. 18, 1852 Marion County Oregon, USA Death: Apr. 21, 1949 Multnomah County Oregon, USA Family links: Parents: Willard Hall Rees (1819 - 1903) Amanda Malvina Fit...

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John Scott Clark (1848 - 1920)

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William Scott Stringer MP (1885 - 1939)

The Stringer and the Lindsay families were Oregon pioneers. Lena Lindsay was the daughter of Jefferson Lindsay who owned land near the Applegate River and his wife, Susan Ramsey. William Stringer was...

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Joseph Newmarch Prescott (1807 - 1881)

2. Joseph Newmarch Prescott, a twin, was born at Newburyport June 19, 1807; m. Sarah Jane Bridges, dau of John Bridges and S. Hitchings of Calais, Maine on Dec 18, 1833. He was a merchant in Boston, co...

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Wilson Price Hunt MP (1783 - 1842)

William or Wilson Price Hunt (March 20, 1783 – April 13, 1842) was an early pioneer of the Oregon Country in the Pacific Northwest of North America. An American and an employee of John Jacob Ast...

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John Savage (1826 - 1908)

John Savage was but twenty years of age when he crossed the plains [in 1846] and no doubt drove an ox team or herded the loose stock, to do his bit. In their immigrant train were Sidney, Tom and Asa Sm...

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Towner Savage (1803 - 1871)

Among the descendants of the Marion county pioneers, the name of Savage is legion. Several by this name were of the very early settlers in the valley of Willamette. About this time (1846) news of the...

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Elizabeth Roberts (c.1827 - c.1870)

"The subject of our sketch [William Roberts] has been twice married, his first wife, whom he espoused in Iowa in 1849, being Miss Elizabeth Clark of Indiana. She bore him five children." from "The Hist...

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John Roberts (1827 - 1905)

"John Robarts was the oldest child of Adolph and Elizabeth Crosby Robarts. He was married in 1849 and with his brother William crossed the plains to the Oregon country that same year. His oldest child ...

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Erepta Abigail Samuels (1839 - 1917)

Erepta (or Sarepta) Abigail Savage (1839-1917) was born in Townscroft, Michigan and died in Linn, Oregon. She arrived in Oregon with her parents and 7 siblings in 1846. parents: Towner Savage b: 18...

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Thomas Hubert DeHaven (1827 - 1872)

Parents Isaac DeHAVEN b: 22 Feb 1773 in Loudoun Co., Virginia & Rebecca Steele b: 22 Jan 1782 Married 18 Aug 1856 in Multnomah, Oregon to (Expton) Sarepta Abigail Savage (1841-). Web: Weste...

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Joshua Clark (1820 - 1906)

Mrs. Jane Charity Hamer funeral service commemoration on September 15, 1939, said the following:  She was the youngest of 13 children  (actually, Joel Jasper was, born 1854).  Wh...

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Joshua T. Clark (1847 - 1909)

Josh Clark, hotelman of Alba and pioneer of Umatilla county, arrived in the Oregon territory in the early 1860s. "Mr. Clark had long been connected with the business interests of the southern part of t...

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Susan Tennisson (c.1836 - d.)

1880 - Coquille City, Coos, Oregon (United States Federal Census) 1910 - West Coquille, Coos, Oregon (United States Federal Census)

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Hiram Tennisson (c.1840 - d.)

1840 - born in Tennessee 1860 - Powell, Craighead, Arkansas ((United States Federal Census) 1870 - Carrollton, Carroll, Arkansas (United States Federal Census) 1880 - Coquille City,...

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Joaquin Miller (1837 - 1913)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... Joaquin Miller was the pen name of the colorful American poet Cincinnatus Heine (or Hiner) Miller (September 8, 1837 – February 17, 1913), nicknamed the "P...

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William Thompson Newby (1820 - 1884)

Find a Grave Birth: Mar. 25, 1820 McMinnville Warren County Tennessee, USA Death: Oct., 1884 McMinnville Yamhill County Oregon, USA William T. Newby, son of James Whaley Newby and Sally Orpha Gad...

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Sarah Jane Newby (1823 - 1887)

Find a Grave Birth: Dec. 23, 1823 Madisonville Hopkins County Kentucky, USA Death: Jan. 1, 1887 McMinnville Yamhill County Oregon, USA Sarah McGary Newby was the daughter of James McGary and Mart...

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Asa Lawrence Lovejoy (1808 - 1882)

Find a Grave Birth: 1808 Death: 1882 Early Oregon Pioneer of the 1840s. Portland, Oregon’s name dates back to a coin flip in 1845. Asa Lovejoy and Francis Pettygrove shared ownership of a ...

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Anne Abernethy (c.1811 - 1884)

Find a Grave Birth: 1811 Plymouth Devon, England Death: Apr. 30, 1884 Portland Multnomah County Oregon, USA Oregon Pioneer and wife of George Abernethy, first and last provisional Governor of Ore...

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George Abernethy, 1st Provisional Governor of Oregon (1807 - 1877)

From Wikipedia George Abernethy FIRST PROVISIONAL GOVERNOR OF OREGON From 1845 to 1849, George Abernethy was the first provisional governer of the Oregon Country, which extended from the Pacific ...

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Oliver Perry Lent (1830 - 1899)

Find a Grave Birth: Aug. 31, 1830 Marietta Washington County Ohio, USA Death: Apr. 22, 1899 Portland Multnomah County Oregon, USA from Oregon Geographic Names, McArthur L.A., 1982, p442.: "Oliver P...

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Meriwether Lewis (Corps of Discovery co-leader) MP (1774 - 1809)

American explorer, best know as the leader of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. After crossing the Rocky Mountains, the expedition reached the Pacific Ocean in the area of present-day Oregon (which lay b...

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William Henry Jackson (1843 - 1942)

William Henry Jackson (April 4, 1843 – June 30, 1942) was an American painter, Civil War veteran, geological survey photographer and an explorer famous for his images of the American West. He ...

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Capt. William Clark MP (1770 - 1838)

from Oregon Pioneers - Lewis and Clark Expedition At this camp [Baker's Bay on the north shore, just inside Cape Disappointment, Washington] Lewis and Clark and several of the men carved their name...

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Nathan Sams (1834 - 1909)

OREGON PIONEER STEPS No. 11 Emigrated to Oregon 1861 Nathan Sams b. February 10, 1834 Richland County, Ohio, d. July 12, 1909 Weston, Oregon Emigrated to Oregon with his wife, Melissa Clementine Wi...

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Melissa Clementine Sams (1854 - 1912)

OREGON PIONEER STEPS No. 11 Emigrated to Oregon 1861 Melissa Clementine Williamson b. January 1854 Georgia, US d. November 18, 1912 Weston, Oregon, US Emigrated to Oregon with husband, Nathan Sams.

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Catherine Pambrun MP (1805 - d.)

Catherine Humpreville b. October 5 1805 Manitoba, Canada. STEP NO. 2 Oregon Pioneers 1832, listed with husband Pierre Pambrun. Catherine was the first wife of Pierre Pambrun. As a young man, Pierre...

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Pierre Chrysologue (Peter) Pambrun MP (deceased)

Pierre Chrysologue Pambrun b. December 17, 1792 Quebec Canada, d. May 15, 1951 when a horse threw him in Wallula, Washington OREGON PIONEER STEPS Step No. 2: Pierre Pambrun 1832 and his wife, Catheri...

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Sarah Elizabeth Brown (1801 - 1885)

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Jasper Newton Matheny (1834 - 1893)

Jasper Newton Matheny emigrated to the Oregon Territory in 1843. Jasper Newton MATHENY (1834-1893): m1. Elizabeth LEE; m2. 1852 Mary Bell RING; s/o Daniel and Mary (Cooper) Matheny; in the late 1850 ...

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Philip Foster (1805 - 1884)

Philip FOSTER (January 29, 1805- March 17, 1884): b. at Bangor, Maine, d. at Eagle Creek, Clackamas County, Oregon. m1. 1828 Fannie CUMMINS; m2. 1834 Mary Charlotte PETTYGROVE; s/o William and Lucy (Sp...

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John Holman (1787 - 1864)

John Holman b. September 11, 1787 Woodford, Kentucky, d. May 15, 1864 McMinville, Oregon. Emigrated in 1843 to Oregon Territory. May have emigrated from Missouri. War of 1812 veteran.

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Rhoda Carpenter Henderson (1815 - 1901)

Rhoda Carpenter Holman b.December 17, 1815 Shelby, Kentucky, d. February 12, 1901 in Oregon. Emigrated from Missouri to Oregon Territory in 1846 with her family, settling in Willamette County. Source...

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Jean Baptiste Petit dit Gobin (c.1811 - 1898)

Joined the Hudson Bay Company as a middleman, Yamaska Parish, Lower Canada, in 1831.  Retired and settled in Willamette in 1842. Jean Baptiste Petit dit Gobin  (1811-1898)  s...

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Robert McNeese Henderson (1809 - 1890)

Robert McNeese Henderson b. February 14, 1809 Greene County, Tennessee, d. November 1, 1890 Oregon Emigrated to Oregon Territory from Missouri in 1846 with his family. Settled in Willamette County.

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Lucy Ann Deady (1834 - 1923)

Lucy Ann (Henderson) Deady b. February 28, 1835 Missouri. Lucy was only eleven when she traveled the Oregon Trail, leaving Missouri in 1846 with her parents. They ended up in the Willamette valley. She...

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George Belknap (1817 - 1897)

George Belknap b. August 30, 1817 Hardin County, KY, US, d. September 16, 1897 Bellfountain, Benton County, Oregon. Married Keturah G. Penton October 3, 1839 in Allen County, Ohio. Went to Oregon Terri...

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Keturah G. Penton (1820 - 1913)

Keturah G. Penton b. August 15, 1820 Hamilton County, Ohio, US, d. August 19, 1913 Coquille, Coos County, Oregon, US. Married George Belknap October 3, 1839 Allen County, Ohio. Went to Oregon Territory...

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