Welcome to Oregon Pioneer Biographies. This purpose of this forum is to list biographies of early Oregon pioneers and to share stories of the early settlement of the Oregon Territory, including early Donation Land Claim holders. If you would like to participate in this venture, please send your story or bio toJan Bony.
Clement Cude Blackwell Family - and the Bannuck-Paiute War
Joshua Pettingill BLANCHARD and bride, Rebecca Jane (RACE)
word document, please right click and
Isaac William Bond - with photo of Allen Bond
Hugh Leeper Brown - with photos of Clarissa and Hugh Brown
Samuel Y. Cook b. 1823 Tennessee, came to Oregon with the early pioneers and is recorded as being there as of 1846.
Thomas Fields (Word Doc)
Robert Henry Greer Part 1(Word Doc)
Robert Henry Greer Part 2(Word Doc)
Reminiscences of a Trip Across the Plains in '45 - by Mrs. Burnett (nee Lucy Jane Hall)
Robert B. Hargadine - with photo of Robert and Martha Hargadine
My Mother's Flower Garden - by Charlotte Matheny Kirkwood
"Crossing the Plains" - Rhoda Ann (Thurlo) Knifong
Hans Ott (text file)
Thomas Jefferson Payne and Susan Mary Warren - with photos
Joab Powell - with photos of Joab and Ann Powell
Joseph H. Savery Family - with photos
Assorted Photographs of Pioneers - Page One
Assorted Photographs of Pioneers - Page Two
Assorted Photographs of Pioneers - Page Three_______________
Links to Biographies of my Oregon Pioneer ancestors: My GGGF John Brown arrived Eugene 1852:
My GGF, Charles William Beale arrived Lane Conunty 1853, Elliott cutoff Wagontrain. Charles married Sarah Jane Brown, d/o John Brown. http://www.oregonpioneers.com/beale.htm
Gary Mertz firstname.lastname@example.org
Another nice site to visit is the Benton County Pioneer Biographies. These biographies are taken from the History of Benton County, Oregon by David D. Fagan. They also have a Benton County Pioneer Database. They also have a listing at WorldConnect, http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=benton.
Lane County also has lots of pioneer biographies at http://www.rootsweb.com/~orlane/history/lanehist.htm.
Wallowa and Union County biographies can be seen at http://www.rootsweb.com/~orwallow/biographies.htm.
Julie Kidd has a roster of the 1893-21st Annual Reunion of the Oregon Pioneer Association.
Be sure to visit Roxann Gess Smith's Grant County Biographies. Also visit her Narrations and Interviews and Oldies But Goodies.
Matt Ragen has three separate documents from three different generations of from family that describe their trip along the Oregon Trail in 1847:
Trail diary of Elizabeth Dixon Smith Geer. Elizabeth married my G-G-G-Grandfather after her family arrived in Oregon and after her husband passed away during his first winter in Portland.
Trail Reminiscences of Ralph Geer
Trail Recollections of Calvin Geer. Calvin was one of Ralph's children
and was 9-10 years old when he traveled on
the Oregon Trail.
Matts home page is at http://www.theragens.com/history/historyhome.htm
I have been researching my ancestors who arrived in Oregon sometime after 1836. They first settled at Fort Vancouver, and later traded a "Tram of Mules" to the Miller family for 160 acres for what is now Pendleton. My Great, Great Grandparents were Andalusia Morse & Russell Carden. I have accumulated geneology records up to 1990. 33 pages. Also, I have photo copies from the East Oregonian starting from July 10, 1881 from the Umatilla County Library, Pendleton. The names I have found are Morse, Goodwin, Raley Carden, John, Saling, Butler. Monk Carden is a second cousin. Who at 98 is still living in Pendleton. I have used Family Tree Marker to keep my information on the family. Also, the Obits. One interesting individual that has eluded me is the Granddaughter of Aura and Henry Raley. Cozbi Raley's daughter from her marriage to W.C. M. Pruitt. Both parents had passed away by 1929. Mary Helen was 12 at the time. Individuals who took care of the Funeral for Cozbi were Roy Raley and his wife. I found the information in the Obit : East Oregonian Nov. 16, 1929 for Cozbi Raley, Pruitt. If you would like me to make a copy of my information let me know and I will mail it to your address. Other than my Information I have with me. We are "Snow Birds" the photos from the East Oregonian are at my home in Tacoma, WA. Wilbur A. Lucas. "Luke". WlbrLklc@aol.com
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