Native Americans in

Douglas, Umpqua, and Coos County Oregon

1830-1880


by Kathi Warren-Flynn

Over 400 individuals

Listed as either Indian or Mulatto on the census records. I have not included Mulatto listings that do not include an Indian listing in the household, as Mulatto could mean either mixed Native American and Caucasian, or mixed Black and Caucasian.

In some census entries, being any part Indian, made them Indian on the census, while others were listed as Mulatto if they were part Indian, and others who were obviously part Indian were listed as white. It seems to have depended on the view of the census taker.

The census taker for Mt. Scott for 1880 seems to have not asked Native Americans their names, as he only gives last names for the male heads of household, and only “squaw” for female heads of household, and some wives. How unfortunate that proved for those of us who are now looking for that information.

This alphabetical list has been transcribed by Kathi Warren-Flynn, from census and cemetery records, treaty records, and other sources.

 

Absaquil/Chenook. Sub-Chief of the Umpqua/Calapooia tribe. Signed treaty in 1854.

Allen, Joseph. Indian. 29 in 1880. Born in B.C. Father and mother born in Canada. millworker, Calapooia, Douglas County, Oregon 1880. In his household: Lena, wife, 23, White, born in Or. Father and mother born in France. George, son, Indian, 3. born in OR.; Harvey, son, Indian, 2,; and Laura, daughter, Indian, 3 months. (Children would have been half Indian)

Acosto, William, ¾ Indian. 16, stepson, living in Parci Gingras (Ghangraw/Ghangruw?) household.in Canyonville, Douglas County, Oregon. born in Mexico. With him in his stepfather’s household were; Adelaide Acosto, ¾ Indian, 14, born in Mexico, Frank, ¾ Indian, 11, born in Mexico, Eliza, ¾ inidan, 9, born in Mexico, and Catharine, ¾ Indian, 7, born in Mexico. Parci was ½ Indian, see Gingras for other members of household.

Barrett, Henry H. 44 in 1870, White, born in New York. Living in Coos County by 1857. Still living there in 1870, with wife Cora, listed as 25, born in Oregon, Indian,; Emma, daughter, 11, Indian, born in Oregon.; George, 9, Indian; William, etc.7; Frank, 4; They moved up the coast to Gardiner, Douglas County, Oregon by 1880. Henry is listed as white, 55 in 1880, mail carrier. George, William, Frank and Emma are listed as Mulatto, instead of Indian, living with Henry. (again, it all depended on the census taker) Cora was gone, and Fanny Lestor, 24, Indian, was living in the house as a servant.

Be-el. Son of Chief Halo. A Calapooia Indian who lived in the Yoncalla Valley.

Bighead/Quintioosan/Anaunsah, Chief of the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe. Signed treaty in 1853. He had at least two sons, whose “White” names were Ed and Tom.

Big Ike. Umpqua Indian. Friend of Curley. Lived near Myrtle Creek @ 1852.

Blain, Leander, White, 64, born in Canada, both parents born in Canada. Living in Canyonville, Douglas, Oregon in 1880. wife Emily, ½ Indian, 58, born in Oregon, both parents born in Canada. Children in 1880: Leander, 20, ¼ Indian, Oliver, 18, ¼ Indian, Emily, 15, ¼ Indian, Meshak, 3, ½ Indian (orphan). Leander married Mary Elizabeth Beckworth on 15 April 1862. There was a Leander Blain in the 1895 census of Marion County, Oregon, with Oliver Blain. (this may be the Leander Jr.)

Bogus. Sub-chief of the Umpqua/Calapooia tribe. Signed treaty in 1854.

Boshut, Joseph. 38. Indian. Born in Oregon, farmer. Living in Calapooia, Douglas Co. Oregon in 1880 with wife Mary A. 36, Indian, son Theodore, 13. Indian, daughter Eliza, 10, Indian; daughter Merica, 5,etc; son John, 4; son Lair, 3; and son Charles, 6 months.

Bowers, Joseph. 23. Indian. Boarder in the William G. Huston Household in Canyonville, Douglas, Oregon in 1880. Joseph was born in California, as were both parents.

Breen, John. 9 years old in 1870. Indian Male. living in Coos Co. in the Peter Johnson house.

Bremley, (Bromley) William. Indian, 40, born in Oregon, parents born in Oregon, living in Gardiner, Douglas Co. Or. in 1880

Brown, Thomas. 68, farmer, White, born in Scotland, both parents born in Scotland. Living in Deer Creek, Douglas, Oregon in 1880. wife Sarah, Indian. Born in British America, both parents born in British America. Children; George, 17; John, 15; Maria, 13; Thomas, 11; May, 9; Frank, 7; and Agnes, 5.

Buckcanon, James. Indian. 32, Hunter. Born in Oregon, both parents born in Oregon. Living in Gardiner, Douglas Co. Oregon in 1880 with wife Elisa, also listed as Indian.

Cantel, Frank. 21 in 1880. Indian. Living in the Gustavis Lavat (Zavat) home in Calapooia, Douglas, Oregon. Possibly the same as Frank Quintal. Certainly at least related.

Cantelle, Louis. ½ Indian. 45 in 1880. Son of Laurent Quintal, Hudson Bay Company (HBC) employee, ( aka Larou Chantell, Chantrelle) and Marie Ann Nappassant. Marie was full blooded Indian, ½ Nippising Indian, and half western Indian. Louis was a farmer. Born in Oregon. Living in Canyonville, Douglas, Oregon. Wife Cecil listed as Indian, 46. born in Oregon. Children were; Louis J. ¾ Indian, 26.; Lawrence, ¾ Indian, 24 years in 1880; Rosilla, ¾ Indian, 12 years old in 1880, and Battiece, (son) 11, ¾ Indian, Samuel, 7, ¾ Indian, and Charles, ¾ Indian, 2 years old.

Cantell, Sam. See Chantell.

Catching, Ephraim. White, 37 in 1870. Coos County, Oregon. Born in Tn. Charles H. Catching, Indian male, 11. born in Oregon; Andrew Catching, 7 year old male, Indian. Born in Oregon. . In the 1860 Coos Census, Ephraim was 31, born in Tn. His wife was Frances, 20; James was 4, Julia was 2; Henry was 1. Ephraim was in Oregon by 1854. In that year the following incident happened: 2 white men were killed while mining, and everyone blamed the Indians, though there was no evidence to suggest it. The whites went to John Dully’s and Eph Catchings to arrest the Indians camping there. They were led with nooses around their necks, back to Coos Bay, and during that journey, Chief Washington’s son was shot and killed. Two of the eight Indian men arrested were hung

Chalifoe, (Chalifoux) Lony. White, 34, farmer, born Oregon, wife Julia A. (Picard/Picare) listed as white in the 1880 census, but her father was listed as native american. Her sister Pauline Picare (Picard) was living with Julia and Lony in 1880 and was listed as Indian. Lony and Julia’s children were also listed as white. They were; Louis, 7; Mary, 6; and Melissa, 3.

Chamberlain/Chamberland, Francois Adolphus. He married Julia Ann Waticie, daughter of Iroquois George Waticie and a Chinook Woman. Worked in what is now Douglas Co. for the HBC.

Chamberlain, Joseph. Indian, 39, Carpenter, born in Washington Territory, listed as ¼ Indian. Living in Canyonville, Douglas, Oregon in 1880. His wife Margret was listed as ½ Indian, 43, born in Montana, both her parents were born in British America. Her 5 Rondeau children were living with them. See Rondeau for listing. Chamberlain children were: Fred, 9, listed as 3/8 Indian, and Josephine, 3, also 3/8 Indian. Probably the son or grandson of Francois A. Chamberlain.

Chantell, Sam. Identical to Sam Cantell. Aka Toussant Quintal. Son of Laurent Quintal and Marie Ann Napassant. Born in 1837. According to him, Louis Vassal, Frank Quinelle, (Quintal ?) Peter Menard, David Leno, James Winslow, and Jean Baptiste Jondro (Gingras/Ghangrow) were mixed blooded Indians. Sam married an Indian woman named Anne, ( last name possibly Moses, or Meosis) who was a Lukamute, and had three children, including Charley Chantelle.

Chantelle, Charley. Son of Sam and Ann Chantell.

Chapman, Stephen. White male, 53 in 1880 born in Virginia, Farmer. Wife Delilah, Indian, 21. born Oregon, both parents born Oregon. Living in Calapooia, Douglas, Oregon in 1880 with daughters Louisa, 3 and Mary J. 1. Both daughters listed as Indian.

Charley. Umpqua Indian. Died from a lung hemorrhage after running 5 miles when he killed a man who had killed his sister. Friend of the Riddle family.

Cheen-len-ten/George. Sub-Chief of the Umpqua/Calapooia tribe. Signed treaty in 1854.

Coos, Richard. 45. Indian. Farmer. Born in Oregon. Both parents born in Oregon. Living in Siuslaw River Dist. Gardiner, Douglas, Oregon in 1880

Curley. Umpqua Indian. Described by William Riddle as large and powerful, and a bully. Killed a sister of “Charley”, also an Umpqua, and was subsequently killed by Charley. Charley died a few days later. Lived near Myrtle Creek @ 1852.

De Lewis, Julia. 11 years in 1870, living in Coos Co. Oregon. Indian. Domestic Servant in the house of Mrs. Catherine Sprague. Julia was born in Oregon.

Depau, Lizette. (Depaul/Depot). Wife of Pierre Depau. When he died, she married Jean Baptiste Gobin. She was the daughter of Lucien Gagnon and a Frazier River Indian woman.

Depau, Pierre. HBC employee.

Dully, John B. White, 37 in 1870, living in Coos County. He was there as early as 1854 when he appears on a tax list. He . He is listed as a farmer in 1870, with wife Amelia, Indian, 30, and daughter Fanny, 13, Indian, born in Oregon. John is listed as being born in Germany, in the 1860 Coos Co. Census. 27 years old, Amelia is 20, and Fanny is 4.

Dumore, Alex. 68 in 1880, living in Canyonville, Douglas, Oregon. Listed as ½ Indian, farmer, born in Michigan. Wife Mary listed as full blooded Indian, 62, born in Washington Territory. Children; Jacob, ¾ Indian, 24, born in Oregon; Frank, ¾ Indian, 22; Charles, ¾ Indian, 16; Leana, ¾ Indian, 18; and Anthony, ¾ Indian, 38 years old in 1880 living in Alex’s household with wife Margaret, ¾ Indian, 22 years, and his children; Bell, ¾ Indian, 2 years, and Sofa, ¾ Indian, 11 months. Alex Dumore was on the Douglas Co. Tax list as early as 1854.

Dumore, David. 40 in 1880, living in Canyonville, Douglas, Or. ¾ Indian. Born in Washington Territory. He was son to Alex and Mary, as his parents are listed as being born in Michigan and Washington Territory. He was listed as a laborer.

Dumors, Siletz. (Dumore) Indian (female) 30 in 1880, born in Oregon. Living at Mt. Scott, Douglas, Oregon in 1880. In her household was Rosa Dumors, listed as other, (unknown if daughter or sister or ?) Indian, 7, born in Oregon, both parents born in Oregon; George Dumors, Indian, 5; Mary, Indian, 3; and Edwin, Indian, 2 months.

Eitche. Indian Male. 16 in 1880. Hunting. Living in Mt. Scott, Douglas, Oregon. With “squaw’ 70 years old. Relationship listed as “other”.

Etnama/William. Sub-Chief of the Umpqua/Calapooia tribe. Signed treaty in 1854.

Evans, Jacob. 36 in 1870. Coos Co. Farmer, born Ohio. White. Wife Caroline. 28, Indian female. Born in Oregon. Children; Alexander, 9, Indian male; William, Indian male, 7; Martha, 5, Indian female; Jacob was in Coos Co. by 1857. In the 1860 census, he was 27, born in Illinois. Wife was Catherine, 24.

Fearn, B.L. Indian. 36 in 1880. Farmer, Pass Creek, Douglas County, Or. born in Oregon, both parents born in Oregon. Wife Sally Ann, 26, Indian, born in Oregon, both parents born in Oregon. Children: Malinda, 9, Indian; Lucinda, 7, Indian; Stafford, 5, Indian; John, 1, Indian; and brother of B.L. Fearn; John Fearn, 46, living in B.L.’s household in 1880. also listed as Indian.

Fearn, Jake. Indian. 30 in 1880, Pass Creek, Douglas, Oregon. Farmer, born in Oregon, both parents born in Oregon. Wife Mary, Indian, 24, born in Oregon, both parents born in Oregon. Children: Mac, 9, Indian; Phillip, 8. Indian; Samuel, 6, Indian,; Hamilton, 4, Indian; Charles, 1, Indian;

Fern, Halo. Chief of the Umpqua Indians, in the Yoncalla area.

French, N. Isaac. 44 in 1880. lived in Cow Creek, Douglas, Oregon. Listed as ½ Indian. Farmer.

French, Samson. 39 in 1880. listed as white. (but also ½ Indian) born in the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii), father born in Mass, mother born in Sandwich Is. Wife Elizabeth J. listed as ½ Indian, 25, born in California, father born in Canada, mother from Nes Perse Washington Terr. Son Moody is listed as ¼, but the other children are all listed as ½ Indian. (go figure, maybe Samson was married previously ) he was 8 in 1880; Delilah was 7, ½ Indian; Joseph was 5, ½ Indian; Mary J. was 4, etc.; Anne L. was 2, ¼ Indian. (again, go figure) Adeline Harding was living with them, and was a neice. She was ¼ Indian and was 4 years old. William McGinnis was 2, and was ¼ Indian and was a nephew living with them, and Charles McGinnis was 1 and was ¼ Indian, and was living with them also.

Gagnier, John. Son of Jean Baptiste Garnier and Marie, an Umpqua woman. John was listed as half French, half Indian. He married Tillie Tronson, also half Indian, who was the daughter of an Indian woman and a sea captain.

Gagnon, Jean Baptiste. See Garnier.

Gagnon, Lizette. Daughter of Lucien Gagnon and a Frazier River Indian woman. Married Jean Baptiste Gobin.

Gagnon, Lucius. Probably related to Jean Baptiste.

Garnier, Jean Baptiste Lachine (aka Gagnier/Gargnier/Gagnon) Master of Ft. Umpqua. HBC employee, assigned to Ft. Umpqua as an interpreter from 1836-1850. Retired there. Married an Umpqua Indian woman named Marie, who was said by some to be a Chief’s daughter. He planted the first apple trees in Douglas County. Had at least one son, John, and probably more.

Garnier, John. White. 78. Hunter. Living in Gardiner, Douglas, Oregon. Born in Canada. Both parents born in France. Wife Nancey 50, Indian. Born in Oregon, both parents born in Oregon.

Garrador. See Lavrador/Lavadore

Gervais (Jarvis), Theodore. Indian male 29 in 1880. Living at Cow Creek, Douglas, Oregon. Wife Mary 27, also Indian. Lived in the Southworth home. Theodore is listed as Jarvis and Gervais. He is on the 1855,56 and 58-59 tax roll in Marion Co.

Ghangraw, Colice. White male. 24 in 1880. Lived in Lookingglass, Douglas, Oregon. Farmer. Born in Oregon, father born in Canada, mother in Oregon. Wife Josephine, 21, white, born in Oregon, both parents from Oregon. Daughter Mary 6, white female, and Eliza, 3, white female. I included this family, because the Ghangraw family near them was Indian, and Ghangraw is a name associated with the Umatilla Indians.

Ghangruw, Louy. 37 in 1880. White. Farmer. Lookingglass, Douglas,Oregon. White. Born in Oregon. Father born in Canada, mother born in Oregon. Wife Mollie was listed as Indian. 36, Oregon, both parents also. Son Job Ghangruw was 10 and listed as white; Tim Tim John, was listed as stepson, Indian, 20, born in Oregon, as both parents. Susan Boney was Widowed, Indian, listed as relationship “other”. 50. possibly mother-in-law? Mollie was known as Indian Molly, and she lived in Gangrow Gulch. She is buried in the Dillard Cemetery, on Willis Creek Rd. The Rice Family was friendly with her. There is a small bit about her in one of the “Umpqua Trapper” booklets, but I don’t remember which one.

Gilbo, Paul. 38. ½ Indian. Lived in Canyonville, Douglas Oregon in 1880. Born in Washington Terr. Father born in Canada, mother Wash. Terr. Wife Jan, 29, ¾ Indian, born in Oregon, father in Michigan, mother in Washington Terr. Son Bogil, was 1 year old, and 5/8 Indian. (possibly related to Alex Dumore?) Paul was in Twality (Tualatin) Co. Census in 1849, and Champoeg Co. in 1845.

Gingras, Parci (Ghangraws?) 50 in 1880. Lived in Canyonville, Douglas, Oregon. He was a carpenter, and was ½ Indian. Born in Wash. Terr., father in Canada, mother in Washington Terr. His wife Ceciel was ¾ Indian and was 34. she was born in Washington Terr. Her father was born in Michigan, and mother in Washington Terr. (poss related to Alex Dumore?) children: Frank, 16, 3/8 Indian (should be 5/8); Marcelain, (daugh.) 4, 3/8 Indian, (should be 5/8); Adolph, 9 months, ¾ Indian, (should be 5/8); and Nelson, 21 years, ¾ Indian, (should be 5/8) Also in the Gingras home were Ceciel’s children by a previous marriage to a Mr. Acosta. See Acosta for information.

Groslouis, John. Widowed by 1880, Indian. 52, living in Calapooia, Douglas, Oregon with daughter Julia Groslouis, 15, Indian. John was born in Oregon, father and mother born in Canada. Julia was born in Oregon, but her father is listed as being born in Canada, so either the census taker got it wrong, or she wasn’t John’s daughter. John Groslouis had a land claim dated 8 March 1847, in Lewis Co. Oregon. There was a Joseph Groslouis in Curry Co. Oregon in 1857-1858. The Groslouis family is Huron-Wyandot.

Hadley, Sam. Umpqua Indian. 16 years old in 1853, at the time of the attack on Harrison Rice’s home. (mid 1850’s) His entire family had been murdered by white “Exterminators”, just weeks before the attack. He went to Harrison for refuge, as Harrison had always been good to his family. He left the morning of the attack to go hunting, but soon came back and warned Harrison that there were Indians in the woods. He helped the family by shooting at the attacking Indians, and telling the family not to answer the Indians when they called out to them. He said they were just trying to find out where they were in the house, so they could shoot at them.

Halo. Also called Halo Fern. (Fearn?) A chief of the Umpqua Indians living in the Yoncalla area. His son was Be-el.

Hamilton, Julia A. 11 in 1870. Coos Co. Or. female Indian

Hansen, Harry. 37 in 1870. Coos Co. 37 Goldminer. FF. Wife, Mary, Indian female. 30. Children: Emma, 6, Indian female; Elizabeth, 4, Indian female; Herman, 3, Indian male; and Mary, 10 months, born in August, Indian female.

Harding, Adeline. 4 years old in 1880. living at Cow Creek, Douglas, Oregon with Uncle Samson French. She was ¼ Indian.

Hill, Dock/Doc. As a small boy, he was taken captive by a Klamath war party. He was a “Digger Indian”. Fleming Hill saw the warriors tormenting him, and traded a pony for him. He raised him as a son, educating him along with his other children. Fleming was the first sheriff of Douglas County. After Fleming died, Doc was taken in by the Short Family and he is buried at Wilbur.

Hill, John. 1828-1910. Grandson of Chief Mywaleta. The only male Umpqua Indian to survive the Indian wars. He acted as liason between the whites and the Umpquas. He was removed with the rest of the Umpquas to Grand Ronde. Friend of the Riddle family.

Hinch, Flora. Female Indian. 23 in 1870. Lived in Coos Co. Or. Farmer. Agness Hinch, 11, female Indian; Ellen Hinch, 8, female Indian; Anna, etc. 7; Dora, 3; and baby Indian female, 1 month. (born in May 1880). There was an Aseph Hinch in Coos Co in 1855, unknown if related.

Injice/Peter. Sub-Chief of the Umpqua/Calapooia tribe. 1854.

General Jackson/Tas-yah. Sub-Chief of the Umpqua/Calapooia tribe. 1854.

Jackson. Indian. 30, in 1880. Living in Mt. Scott, Douglas, Oregon. Hunter. Born in Oregon. Wife Nelly, Indian. 24. Children: Jackson son 7; Jackson son 5; Jackson daughter 3.

Jackson, Henry. Indian. 24 in 1880. Living in Gardiner, Douglas, Oregon with wife Merria, Indian, 20; brother Hanson, 14, Indian; brother Frank, Indian, 12; and Mary, Indian, 50, Aunt.

Jackson, Myneletta. Son of Chief Mywaleta. Sub-chief of the Cow Creek Indians, signed treaty along with Bighead, in 1853.

Jarvis, Isaac. (Jervais/Gervais) Indian. 54 in 1880. living in Calapooia, Douglas, Oregon. Born in Oregon. Father born in Canada, mother in Washington Territory. Wife Louise listed as Indian. 39, born Oregon, as were both parents. Children; John, Indian, 16; Julia, Indian, 15; Joseph, Indian 13; Narcisse (son) Indian, 11; Jerome, Indian, 7; Bortolme (son) Indian, 7; Frances, (daughter) Indian, 5; James, Indian, 3; Hun J. Indian, 2 months.

Jarvis, Mary. Married Antoine McKie 10 Sep 1860.

Jo. Sub-Chief of Umpqua/Calapooia. Treaty 1854.

Johnson, Dick. A Klickitat Indian who built a farm and house on the Umpqua River, and was murdered by whites who coveted his place.

Johnson, Peter. 44 in 1870. Coos Co. Or. white farmer. Born in Denmark. Wife Janett, 35, female Indian, born in Oregon. Also living in household; John Breen, 9, male Indian,. Peter Johnson was on the Umpqua Co. Tax roll in 1855.

Johnson, Thomas, 30 in 1880. living in Gardiner, Douglas, Oregon. Listed as Indian. Hunter. Born in Oregon, both parents born in Oregon. Wife Nancy listed as Indian. 25, born in Oregon, as were both parents. Brother Hank was 18, Indian; and brother James was 8, Indian.

Johnson, William. Indian. 45. Gardiner, Douglas, Oregon. Born in Oregon, as were both his parents. He was a laborer. Wife Mary was 40, Indian, born in Oregon, as were both her parents. Children were: Jinne (Jenne) 23, Indian, born in Oregon; Charles, 18, Indian;and Johne, 8, Indian.

Jones. Indian male, 24 in 1880. Living in Mt. Scott, Douglas, Oregon. Laborer. Born in Oregon. “Squaw” Jones. 20. born in Oregon.

Jordan, James. 43, in 1870. born in Ky. Wife Jane, Indian female, 25, born Oregon; Susan, 13, Indian female; Annie, 10, Indian female; George, 8, Indian male; Jane, 5, Indian female; Baby, 1 mo, Indian male, born in May. James was in Coos Co by 1856.

King, Nelson. 66 in 1880. Living at Pass Creek, Douglas Co. Oregon. White, Attorney, born in Indiana, both parents from Virginia. Daughter Rosetta was listed as white, 15, born in Oregon, father born in Indiana, mother born in Tennessee; Mahala, 13, white, born in Oregon, father born in Indiana, mother born in Tennessee; Richard King, Indian, 15, born in Oregon, father and mother born in Oregon. Richard was obviously not the son of Nelson King, but was apparently adopted by him. He was attending school in 1880.

LaFramboise, Michael. HBC employee. Attached to the Umpqua expedition in 1833-1838. He had an Indian wife named Angelique who was described as; “picturesquely clad, wearing a man’s hat with long black feathers fastened in front and dropping gracefully behind, a short dress of rich broadcloth, leggings beautifulyy embroidered with gray beads and fringed with tiny bells.

Lavat, Gustavis. (Zavat). 57 in 1880, Indian, born in Michigan, father born in Canada, mother from Michigan. Farmer. Wife Mary 56, Indian. Born in Oregon, as were both parents. Frank Cantel was living in the household as a laborer, and was 21, and Indian.

Lavadore, X’ve. (also listed as Xere and Xavier), 38 in 1880. living in Cow Creek, Douglas, Oregon. Unknown race. Born in Oregon, father born in Canada, mother born Nes Perse Washington Territory.

Lavradore, Joseph. (Garrador) (almost certainly related to X’ve) Living in Canyonville, Douglas County, Oregon. 84 in 1880. Indian. Born in Missouri, father and mother born in Canada. ¼ Indian. Wife Elizabeth, Full blooded Indian. 75, born in Washington Terr. Both parents also. Son Joseph, 24, 5/8 Indian, born in California, father born Mo. Mother born Wash. Terr. Scott Lavradore, son of Joseph, 22 in 1880, 5/8 Indian.

Lavrador, Narsis (Garrador) 5/8 Indian. Living in Canyonville, Douglas, Oregon in 1880. 42 years old. Farmer. Born in Oregon. Wife Martha was listed as White. 36, born in Nebraska, father from Ireland, mother from Kentucky. Children: Alice, 16, 5/16 Indian; Agnes, 10, 5/16 Indian; Ira, (all the children were listed as Indian) 8; Ada, 7; Albert, 5; Idy, (female) 3, 5/16 Indian, as all the others; and Fred, 7 months.

Lestor, Fanny. 24, Indian. Servant in Henry Barrett household in 1880 in Gardiner, Douglas, Oregon.

Little Jim. Friend of Curley and Big Ike. @1852. Lived near Myrtle Creek.

 

Macy, Charles. Mulatto. 27 in 1880, Hunter. Born in Oregon, both parents born in Oregon, living in Gardiner, Douglas, Oregon. Wife Anna was Indian. 26, born in Oregon, father born in Ireland, mother born in Oregon. Ida Macy was listed as “other” 17, born in Oregon, father born in Ireland, mother born in Oregon. She may have been as sister to Anna. Ida was listed as Mulatto. She was working as a sailor. James Macy was 1 in 1880, listed as Mulatto, born in Oregon, both parents in Oregon. (son of Charles and Anna), there was also a Mary Macy living there, who was an Aunt, and was listed as Indian, 45, born in Oregon, both parents born in Oregon. Charles was listed as Mulatto, as was James, due to the mixed Indian and white blood. Why Anna was listed as Indian, since she also obviously had mixed Indian and white blood, and they were not, is beyond me. Her father was born in Ireland, indicating Caucasian/Native American mix. ?????

McGinniss, James. ¼ Indian. 19 in 1880. Lived in Cow Creek, Douglas, Oregon. Boarder in the Chris Lehman residence. He worked in a sawmill. He was the son of John.

McGinniss, John. 55 in 1880. Lived in Cow Creek, Douglas, Oregon. White. Born in Tn. Mother born in Va. Farmer. Wife Anne was ½ Indian. 45. born Nes Perse Washington Territory. Father born in Canada, mother was from Nes Perse, W.T. children; Mary E. listed as ¼ Indian. 23. born in California; William, 22, ¼ Indian; Edward, 21, etc.: Elizabeth, 16; Abraham, 14; Susan E. 9; George, 8; John, 5; David, 4; Thomas, 2; and Joseph, 2 months. All the children were listed as white, but ¼ Indian. I’m a little confused about that.

McGinnis, William and Charles. 2 years old and 1 year old respectively, in 1880. Living with Uncle Samson French, in Cow Creek, Douglas, Oregon. ¼ Indian.

McKay, Antoine. (Mckie) 38 in 1880 in Calapooia, Douglas, Oregon. Born in Oregon, both parents born in Oregon. Farmer. Married 10 Sep 1860 to Mrs. Mary Jarvis. (Gervais) Filed for divorce on 14 november 1871. No disposition given. (possibly they cancelled the divorce?) Children were Antoine, 11 and Rosa age 8, in 1871. In 1880, Antoine Sr. was listed as Indian, living with wife Mary A. (Indian) 48, born in Oregon, father born in Canada, mother born in Oregon; daughter Rosa was still living with them, but was only listed as being 14, when she should have been 17, listed as Indian. Antoine died in 1880. He is listed as born in 1840 on his cemetery listing. B. Antoine, the one listed as 11 in 1880, is listed as born in 1860, died in 1885. Rosetta is listed as being born in 1866. This is likely from the 1880 census, however, she may have been born in 1863 if you go by the divorce application.

McKay, Jonathan. 40 in 1880, in Calapooia, Douglas, Oregon. Born in Oregon, father born in Canada, mother born in Oregon. Wfie Lizzeltta (Lizette) Indian, 45, born in Oregon, both parents born in Oregon.

McKay, John. Indian. 54 in 1880. living in Calapooia, Douglas, Oregon. Born in Oregon, father in Canada, mother in Oregon. Widower. Living with children; Melissa, Indian. 22; Frank, Indian. 20; Susan, Indian, 19; and David, Indian, 1 year. I’m not sure if David was really his son, or his grandson.

McKay, Thomas Desportes. Stepson of Dr. John McLoughlin. He was the son of Alexander McKay and Marguerite Wadin. She was an Ojibway Woman. Tom built “Old” Ft. Umpqua. It was the first building in Douglas County. There were a total of 3 Ft. Umpqua’s over the years. He was active in what is now Douglas County during the 1820’s and 1830’s. I believe John McKay was his son. In 1834, he sent a message to Chief St. Arnoose, also known as Starnoose, demanding the return of property belonging to Jeremiah Smith. He led an expedition to retrieve the property, which had been divided up amongst the local Indians. He was employed by the HBC from 1832 to 1850.

Martine (Martin), Jesse. 32 in 1880, Indian, born in Oregon, both parents born in Oregon.Wife Josephine 25, Indian, born in Oregon, both parents also. Living in Gardiner, Douglas, Oregon.

Meshe. (Mish) Indian male. 25 in 1880. Hunting and Fishing. Living in Mt. Scott, Douglas, Oregon. Born Oregon, both parents, also. Wife Nancy or Vancy Meshe or Mish. 30, Indian. Also in the household; Peter, Indian, 24 and Suke, Indian, 16. (unknown relation to Mish.)

Metcalf, Charles. 34 in 1870. Coos Co. White. Born in Vermont. Wife Susan, 22, Indian, born Oregon; Ira B. 4, Indian male; Willis G. 2, Indian male.

Miwaleta. Chief of Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Indians. 1853.

Mooch. (Mouch) Indian male. 33 in 1880. Hunter. Living at Mt. Scott, Douglas, Oregon. Born in Oregon. Wife Nancy. Indian. 25. born in Oregon. Children; Mooch son. 5; Mooch, daughter 4, Mooch son 3.

Myneletta Jackson. Sub-Chief of the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe. Signed a treaty with Big head in 1853. Son of Chief Mywaleta.

Napassant, Louis Sr. Napassant was a corruption of Nipissing, an Algonquian Tribe, living north of Lake Superior, and related to the Cree Indians. He was hired by the Hudson Bay Company, and was dead by 1839. He left at least two children by a Chinook Indian woman. The Daughter was Marie Ann Napassant, and the son was Louis Jr.

Napassant, Louis Jr. Aka Napesa/Napissing/Nepissank/Nequim. Adopted Chief of the Umpqua 1854. He was also called Tom-a-pierre by the Indians. Son of Louis Sr. and a Chinook woman. Born about 1818, died 1888. He married first a Nez Perce woman named Louise. He had two sons by her, Joseph and Louis, who both died in early childhood. She died August 1, 1847, age 23. He next married Lizette Klickitat. Lizette died Feb 14, 1902, age 69. They had LaRose, a daughter, a son Pierre, sons Joseph and Louis, (both named for his first two sons who died ) a son Charles, and a daughter Harriett. Harriett was Lt. Phil Sheridan’s housekeeper at Ft. Yamhill. He was later promoted to General and was in charge of the Union Army. Louis was adopted by the Umpqua tribe, and was their treaty chief. He was experienced at dealing with the whites, so they chose him to be their speaker. He was Nipissing and Chinook, and after adoption, also Umpqua.

Napassant, Marie Ann. married an HBC employee named Laurent Quintal (Chantal, Cantell). Marie was half Nipissing, half Chinook.

Napassant, Rose. Same as LaRose Napassant. Daughter of Louis Jr. and Lizette. Rose married her cousin Frank Quintal.

Nas Yah/John. Sub-Chief of Umpqua/Calapooia tribe. Signed treaty with Napesa and others in 1854.

Nessick. Sub-Chief Umpqua/Calapooia. 1854.

O’neill, David. ½ Indian. 37 in 1880. Canyonville, Douglas, Oregon. Farmer and stock raiser. Born in Penn. Father born in Ireland, mother in Penn. Wife was full blooded Indian, from Penn. Gone by 1880. Daughter Mary E. was 15, and listed as ¾ Indian, born in Oregon, father in Penn, mother in Penn; Sarah was 11 and was also ¾ Indian; Annie was 8 and was ¾ Indian. James O’neill was living in the household, and was listed as father, born in Ireland, his parents both born in Ireland. He was 80 in 1880. His wife had to be full blooded Indian for David to be half.

Palmer, Willard T. 42 in 1880. Gardiner, Douglas, Oregon. Wife Nancy was Indian. 38

Palouse. Indian Male. 50 in 1880. Living in Mt. Scott. Douglas, Oregon. Hunter. Born Oregon. Son Frank Palouse. 23, Indian. Hunter. Born Oregon, as were both parents; son Palouse, 13, Indian; son Palouse, 12, Indian. Milly Palouse, “other” 40. Indian. Oregon; “Squaw” Palouse. “other” 50. Indian. There was a Jasper Palouse whose mother was buried somewhere on Cavitt Creek.

Pariseau, Pierre. Aka Parazoo. His wife was Marie Dompierre, daughter of David Dompiere and Marguerite Soulier-Deschutes, who was half Cree. Pierre and Marie married July 8, 1850. Marie was born in 1834. Her mother was the daughter of Basil Soulier and a Cree woman. Pierre died in 1892, aged 96.

 

Pelland, Zephyr. 45 in 1880. White. Born in Canada, both parents born in Canada. Wife Rosella was Indian. 46, born in Oregon, father from Canada, mother from Oregon. They were living in Calapooia, Douglas, Oregin in 1880. There was a Onesime Pelland and a Catherine Pelland living near Zephyr. Onesime was 37, Catherine was his sister, and was 45. Neither was listed as Indian. Onesime married Emma Agnes Pichette, 26 July 1885. She was undoubtedly related to Rock Pischette/Pichette/Pachette. Onesime was born in Bertherville, Canada, as was Zephyr. Zephyr was born 4 April 1832, married Rosalie Plouff, (Indian) and died 29 Nov 1914 in Douglas Co. Oregon. Onesime died 15 Jan 1916. Emma Pichette was born 6 April 1868, in St. Paul, Oregon, and died 15 Jun 1922.

Perry, Frank, (Perrey) 38 in 1880. living in Gardiner, Douglas, Oregon. According to the census, he was born in Portugal, as were both his parents. He was listed as a woodsman. His wife in 1880 was Huldelah, Mulatto, 23, born in Oregon, father born in New York, mother born in Oregon. He was married to a woman named Fanny on 10 May 1867 in Yaquina Bay, Benton, Oregon. They filed for Divorce 29 Jan 1875, and it was granted 20 Oct 1875. Fanny was listed as Indian. Children of Frank and Huldelah were: Benfa, son, Mulatto, 3, born in Oregon,; John, 2, Mulatto; and Frank, 4 month, Mulatto.

Petit, Peter. 35 in 1880. Indian. Lived in Lookingglass, Douglas, Oregon. Farmer. He was possibly related to Regis Picare/Picard by marriage. (poss brother-in-law) Wife Rosa, Indian. 23. born in Oregon. Daughter Isabel, Indian. 3. Amble Petit was Metis. Unknown if Peter was related, but Regis Picard was Metis and Okanogan, so they probably were.

Pequa Pete. Unknown dates, but he is buried in the Dillard Cemetery on Willis Creek Rd. He was reportedly a friend of the Rice family, and lived about the same time as “Indian Molly” Ghangruw.

Picard, Emilie. Sister to Regis. Married Michael LaFrambois. Lookingglass. Douglas, Oregon.

Picare, Regis. (Picara/Picard) 45, in 1880. Lived in Lookingglass, Douglas, Oregon. Metis and Okanogan Indian. Born in Oregon. Father born in Canada, mother in Washington Territory. First wife was Marie Petit. Wife in 1880 was Annie, 18. Indian. Born in Oregon, as were both her parents. Son George, (by Marie) was also 18, Indian.; Prosper (son by Marie) was 10, Indian; Charles, was 8; (probably by Marie) and Eva was 1. There was a Pauline Picare, 16, Indian, living with her sister Julia chalifoe, 34, in Lookingglass. Probably sisters of Regis. Regis was in the 1865 census of Marion Co. Oregon.

Pischette (Pachette/Pichette), Rock. Indian. 45 in 1880, living in Calapooia, Douglas, Oregon. Born in Oregon, father and mother from Canada. Farmer. Wife Victoria listed as Indian, 38, born in Oregon, father from Canada, mother from Oregon. Son David was 22, Indian; James, 16, Indian; Frances (daughter) 14, Indian; Emma, 12, Indian; Caroline, 10, Indian, Prosper (son) 8, Indian, Arceno, (daughter) 4, Indian. Also living in the household was Joseph Revey, Indian, 29. laborer. Rock Pachette was living in Marion Co. Oregon in 1865, along with Louis Pachette/Pichette. (Louis first appears in 1855 on a tax roll in Marion Co.) There was also a Domique/Dominique Pichette estate filed in 1863 in Marion Co.)

Qa’Yaqats. Listed as The Chief of the Kalapuya Indians, and as having signed the Treaty in 1855.

Quintal, Frank. Married his cousin, Rose Napassant, daughter of Louis Jr. and Lizette. This means Frank had to be the son of Laurent

Quintal, Laurent. Hudson Bay Company employee who married Marie Ann Napassant. At least three sons, Louis,Toussaint (Sam) and Frank. “Old Chantelle” was said to have died of a rattlesnake bite while working in his wheat field.

Quintal, Louis. See Cantelle.

Quintal, Sam. (Toussaint) See Chantell.

Quintioosan, Bighead. Chief of the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe. Signed a treaty with the U.S. Government in 1853. Also known as Anaunsah.

Quintioosan, Tom. Son of Bighead Quintioosan. Sub-Chief of the Cow Creek Indians. Signed a treaty with his father and Myneletta Jackson and Tom Talsapeer in 1853.

Rackliff, Charlottie. 50 in 1880. Indian. Living in Gardiner, Douglas, Oregon as a housekeeper in Thomas Fisher’s house. She was born in Oregon, as were both her parents.

Revey, Joseph. Indian. 29 in 1880. living in Calapooia, Douglas, Oregon in the Rock Pischette household.

Riggs, Solomon. A Chief of the Umpqua Indians. Born between 1827-1845. Removed to the Grand Ronde in 1856. Wife was Jennie. Son Lewis.

Rondeau, Frank. 25 in 1880. living in Canyonville with his stepfather and mother, Joseph and Margret Chamberlain. Frank was 3/8 Indian. He was born in Oregon, his mother and father were from Washington Terr. (mother listed as born in Mont. Terr.) brother Joseph Rondeau was 23, 3/8 Indian; Ben was 19, 3/8 in. E. (unk if male or female) was 15, and M. was 12. See Chamberlain for half brother and sister.

Rondeau, Thomas. ½ Indian. 31 in 1880. living in Canyonville, Douglas, Oregon. Farmer. Born in Oregon. Wife Clem, ¼ Indian, 21, born in Oregon, Father from Canada, mother from Washington Terr. Cellia was 5 years old, and 3/8 Indian; George was 3 and 3/8 Indian; and Isadore (Indian male was also 3 years old, and 3/8 Indian.)

Rowland, William. 69 in 1870. Coos Co. Farmer, born in Ky. Wife MaryAnn Jane. 45, female Indian, born California. Children: Lewis, 12, Indian male; William, 10, Indian male; Sally Ann, 7, Indian female; Matilda, 1, Indian female. William was in Coos Co by 1857.

Sam. Grandson of Chief Mywaleta. Died about 1853 from a fever which killed about half the Umpquas. Close friend of William Riddle.

Scott, Polk. Indian. 48 in 1880. farmer at Pass Creek, Douglas, Or. he was born in Oregon, as were both his parents. His wife was either Sally or Satly, also Indian, 30 in 1880, and born in Oregon, as were both her parents.

Shalifol. Indian. Buried in the Dillard Cemetery on Willis Creek Rd. Friend of the Rice family.

Skookum, John. Canyonville, Douglas, Oregon. 30 in 1880. Indian. Born Oregon, as were both parents. Hunter.

Spors, Bob. Indian. 46 in 1880. living in Pass Creek, Douglas, Or. farmer. His mother Lemmei lived with him, and was 70 in 1880. Bob and Lemmei were both born in Oregon, as was Bob’s father. Bob’s wife Mary was also Indian, and was 32 in 1880. she was born in Oregon, as were both her parents. Their son Sanford was 5.

“Squaw” 100 years old in 1880. living in Mt. Scott, Douglas, Oregon. Living with her granddaughter, “Suzette”. 10 years old. Indian. (how unfortunate the census taker didn’t forsee the time when people would want to know their names)

St. Arnoose. Aka Starnoose, and Sartana. Head Chief of the Umpqua Indians in 1834. Also called Satana. Latana, Catarah, Joe, and “Old Grey Head. Whites did not usually bother to learn Indian names, and either called them by a nickname, like old grey head, or gave them a “white” name, like Joe.

Talbott, Matt. 38 in 1870. white. Born in Alabama. Farmer. Wife Mrs. Jane Talbott, 30, Indian female; Nelly Merchant, 10, Indian female; Eugenia Talbott, 6, Indian female; Thomas Jefferson, 4, Indian male; David Crockett Talbott, 2, Indian male.

Talsapeer, Tom. Signed treaty along with others of the Cow Creek Band in 1853.

Thomas, George W. 41 in 1870. Mulatto, born in Kentucky. Lived in Coos Co. in 1870. Wife Mrs. C. Thomas, was 30, Indian. Born in Oregon. Children: Edward, 9, Indian; Oscar, 8, Indian; Sarah, Female Indian, 6; Martha, Female Indian, 2.

Thomason, John. Indian. 21 in 1880. Cow Creek, Douglas, Oregon. Laborer in John F. Salmon Household. Most likely related to William P. Thomason, born in Ky. In 1818. W.P.married Susan Notah, Indian female, in 1857. His known sons were Robert W.; Lewis; William; and daughters were Mary; Matilda; Madeline; Maude; and Dolly. William Sr. was murdered in 1883.

Tichnor (Tichner), Charley. Indian, 25 in 1880, Hunter. Born in Oregon, both parenats born in Oregon. Living in Gardiner, Douglas, Or. in 1880. Wife Mary was Indian, 18, born in Oregon, both parents born in Oregon. Sister Charley Tichnor lived with them, but was only 3. (I question whether she was daughter or sister, the only other Tichnor I found was 80.)

Tichner, John. Indian. 80 in 1880, Hunter. Born in Oregon. Both parents born in Oregon. Wife Mary was 70, also Indian. Born Oregon, both parents born Oregon. Living in Gardiner, Douglas, Oregon.

Tilman, John. 16 in 1880. Living in the Franklin Simmons Household in Wilbur, Douglas, Oregon. Listed as Indian. Born in Oregon. Father born in Canada, mother born in Oregon. He worked as a laborer.

Tim Tim John. Indian. Indian Molly was his mother. She is also buried in the Dillard Cemetery. Lived in Lookingglass, Douglas Co. in 1880. 20 years old. In the house of his stepfather, Louy Ghangruw (Ghangraw). Buried in the Dillard Cemetery.

Tom. Sub-chief of Umpqua/Calapooia. 1854. (possibly the same as Tyee Tom.)

Tipsu Bill. Lived with the Umpqua during 1851 and 1852. Killed at Grave Creek in 1853.
His brother Jack escaped. Tipsu Bill had a wife and daughter when he lived with the Umpqua. She was mistaken for a white child. She may have been Nellie, the beautiful girl who is also attributed to Tyee Tom. An old man named Skunk also lived with them, with his family. According to William, there were about 10 individuals total in the extended family. He may be identical with Tipsu Tyee, a chief of the Klamath basin Indians.

Tronson, Henry. White, 51 in 1880. Living in Gardiner, Douglas, Oregon. Lumberman. Born in Norway, both parents from Norway. Wife Ellen was Indian. 31, born in Oregon, father from Norway, mother from Oregon. (Obviously, Ellen was either half Indian, or the census taker mixed her up with the children, and the “father” was Henry.) Matilda was listed as a wife, but must have been the eldest daughter. She was 14. She was born in Oregon, father born in Norway, mother born in Oregon; Ellen was 12 (maybe this is why the mix-up); Katherine was 10; Robert was 8; and James was 6. All the children were listed as white. (again, who knows why, since they were mixed blood. Some got listed as white, some Indian, and some Mulatto, when they all had basically the same mixture.)

Tyee Tom. A chief of the Umpqua Indians, @1852. He was killed in the Olalla Battle. He didn’t really want to fight, but felt hopeless that the “Exterminators” wouldn’t kill his people, as they had already attacked and killed an old man, a woman, and wounded two small children of his people. His daughter was Nellie, a famous beauty in later years.

Umpqua, Billy. Indian. 70 in 1880. Pass Creek, Douglas Co. Oregon. Farmer. Born in Oregon, both parents born in Oregon. Wife Marian, Indian, 50, born in Oregon, both parents born in Oregon. Children still living with Billy in 1880: Betsey, 14, Indian, Isaac, 11, Indian, and Chenoweth (son) 7, Indian. Isaac and Chenoweth were at school in 1880.
There was an Isaac Umpqua divorced from wife Nellie in 1894 in Polk Co. Oregon. I’m not positive that they are the same person.

Vinson, George. White, 59. living in Gardiner, Douglas, Oregon in 1880. born in Nova Scotia. Cook in a logging camp. Both parents from Nova Scotia. Wife Mary was Indian, 40, born in Oregon, both parents born in Oregon.

Waller, Joshua. Listed as Indian, but born in Scotland, as were both his parents. He was 65 in 1880, living in Gardiner, Douglas County, Oregon with Mary Barney, listed as “other” 60, servant, born in Oregon, both parents born in Oregon.

Wartahoo. A chief of the Umpqua. His son was hung in the yard of the William Weaver home for insulting a white woman.

Washington. Chief of the Coquille Indians, during the Indian Wars. Described by William G. Hill as a tall, dignified looking Indian. He also said the Coquille’s were all very peaceable, as were the Umpquas.

Wasson, George. 46 in 1870. born in England. Coos Co. Oregon. White. Wife Mrs. Susan Wasson. 22. Indian, born Oregon; Charlotte Wasson, 17, Indian female; Johnston, 5, Indian male; Ellenor, 3, Indian female; James, 9 mo. Indian male. Born October. George was in Benton Co. in 1852, and in Coos Co. by 1853, when he built the first sawmill in Coos Co. near Bullards.

Wilard, Nancy. Widowed. 38 in 1880. Living in Gardiner, Douglas, Oregon. In the house of Andrew Wilson, as his housekeeper. She was Indian, born in Oregon, both parents also born in Oregon.

Williams, Doc. Indian. 32 in 1880. born in California, as were both parents. Laborer in the Jonson B. Goff household in Calapooia, Douglas, Oregon.

Wilson, Andrew, 31 in 1870, Coos Co. Or. Farm Laborer. Born in Mo. White. Wife Mary, Indian, 30, born in Or. Children: Eva Ann, 2 female Indian; May, 1 month, (born April) female Indian.

Yell, Antoine. Indian. 35. lived in Calapooia, Douglas,Or in 1880. Laborer in the Manning Household. Born in Oregon. Father and mother born in Canada. In 1860 Umpqua Co. Census, he is Antoine Yele, 24. Farm Laborer, born in Oregon. I do not know if this is the same Yell who was chased by Indians as he was hunting livestock near Boomer Hill, during the Indian Wars. He came across them butchering a beef and they chased him, but he got away.

Young, James. Listed as Indian, but born in Scotland, as were both parents. He was 39 in 1880. living in Calapooia, Douglas, Oregon. Farmer.

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