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David Kindred

Birthdate: (85)
Birthplace: Boonesboro, Kentucky, United States
Death: November 8, 1873 (85)
Tumwater, Washington, United States
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Son of William Kindred and Mary Overton Kindred
Husband of Talitha Kindred
Father of Bartholomew Carek Kindred
Brother of Nathaniel Kindred; John Ty Kindred; Nancy Jane Park; Elizabeth Jean Ramey; William Kindred, Jr. and 2 others

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About David Kindred

David Kindred arrived in Oregon in 1844.

See the profile of his son, Bartholomew Carek Kindred for a list of the Kindred family who traveled to Oregon together.

Buried in Masonic Cemetery. David & Talitha Ramey his wife, Crossed the plains in 1844 and because George Washington Bush, a negro who did a lot to finance the trek and because Oregon wouldn't allow Negroes in Oregon, they became the first white settlement in the Territory of Washington. Their 2nd child was Sarah Ann Kindred.

In 1844 David and Talitha along with other members of their family were in the caravan that made the long and hazardous journey across the plains to the Oregon Territory. Indians, flooded rivers, depletion of supplies both food and clothing, the rough terrain all made the trip a nightmare. They arrived at a pint on the Willamette River opposite Oswego on the 24th of December, 1844 where their grandson, James Franklin Kindred was born Christmas eve. In this wagon train was George Bush, a colored man, his German wife and their five sons. Bush was a man of some wealth, his parents after serving the family of a ship owner fell heir to all their wealth. Needless to say Bush was a great asset to the eighty covered wagons. When the party reached The Dalles on the Columbia River they observed a sign stating negroes were not welcome in the Provisional state of Oregon under the penalty of not less than 20 lashes or more than 39 should they linger. Some members decided if Bush could not settle in Oregon they would cross the Columbia into the British holdings. This split the Kindred family as some continued into Oregon, but David and Talitha along with several members of their immediate family moved on North and established the first white settlement in the Territory of Washington. David and Talitha were the parents of seven children. David died November 8, 1873 and Talitha died June 15, 1872. Both died in Thurston County, Territory of Washington and were first buried on their farm (consisting of three sections) and their remains were later moved, when the farm was sold, to the Masonic Cemetery in Olympia.

David and Talitha Kindred's second child was Sara Ann Kindred (1816-1861) that married William Bowman (1797-1851) in Iowa Territory June 1835. There were the parents of sex children. When it came time for the Kindred family to split it was a hard separation but David would never accept the feelings against his old friend Bush and swore in anger that he would never settle in Oregon so the decision was made by Sarah and William Bowman that their oldest daughter, Artemesia, then nine years old would go with her grandparents David and Talitha Kindred to keep them company. Their second daughter, Talitha C. Bowman, was born in Kentucky March 20, 1837 and died February 4, 1918 in Edmonds, Washington and is buried in the Hart Cemetery, Dallas, Oregon.

Lived in Kentucky and Jackson Co., Indiana. before moving to a home on the Skunk River in what became Henry Co., Iowa. by 1836. and to Missouri in 1840. He, his wife and several children and granchildren came West in the Gilliam Wagon Train with the Simmons party, some of the children settling in Oregon and others near their father in Washington. He took a Donation Land Claim on Bush Prairie in parts of Township 17 north and Township 18 North Range 2 West of Thurston County.In 1849, his home became the first schoolhouse in Washington Territory, Major Goldboroughy being hired as schoolmaster by Michael T. Simmons for the benefit of all the children in the area. Despite the fact their home was a school for a time, David and Talitha apparently could not write. Thanks to W.T. McGreer, we have just seen a deed for a railroad and telegraph right of way through their Donation Land Claim which they sold April 27, 1872. The deed was signed by an x for Talitha and for David (recorded Thurston County Book 1 page 28). David and Talitha were buried on their farm in a part that became property of the State Highway Dept. Tumwater Office. In 1968, arrangements

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David Kindred's Timeline

Boonesboro, Kentucky, United States
August 20, 1818
Age 30
Jackson, Indiana, United States
November 8, 1873
Age 85
Tumwater, Washington, United States