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Parrish, Reverend Edward Evans

Edward Evans Parrish, born November 20, 1791, in Monongalia County, West Virginia, to Edward and Rachel (Evans) Parrish. He first married Elizabeth Bussey in West Virginia, in 1814. They had six children. He remarried, in 1827, Rebecca Mapel, in Pennsylvania. They went on to have six children of their own: Elizabeth Ellen, Thomas Mapel Andrew Jackson, Mary Ann Springer, Rebecca Shinn, Edward Evans, Jr., and Rachel Marinda. They crossed the plains, starting in 1843 in Ohio, and arrived in Oregon City in 1844. They settled on a donation land claim in Marion County, before Salem was a town. He died October 24, 1874, in Linn County, Oregon, and is buried at Knox's Butte Cemetery.

Ruddell, Stephen Dully (Dudley)

Stephen Dully (or Dudley) Ruddell, who came to Thurston County, Washington Territory, in 1852. He was born on June 16, 1816, in Bourbon County, Kentucky. He became the first Territorial Assessor and County Commissioner in 1853, and was one of the signers of the Congressional Memorial establishing the Territory of Washington, in 1853. He joined the Washington Volunteers of 1855-56 and was involved in the Indian Wars in Puget Sound. He married Margaret M. White, a recent widow, on February 15, 1857, in Thurston County. Stephen died September 10, 1891, in Olympia.

Rees, Willard Hall

Willard Hall Rees, born September 17, 1819, in Dover, Delaware. He came overland to Oregon Territory in 1844. He took out a donation land claim in the French Prairie area, and married Amanda Hall, from Butteville, in 1847. Mr. Rees became the first secretary of the Oregon Pioneer Association and was an avid collector of historic manuscripts and stories. Unfortunately, his collection of manuscripts did not survive, due to the presence of mice in his home. He died in 1903 in Portland.

Parrish, Thomas Mapel Andrew Jackson

Thomas Mapel Andrew Jackson Parrish, second child of Edward Evans and Rebecca (Mapel) Parrish, born in Morgan County, Ohio, on January 9, 1830. He came across the plains with his family in 1843-44. He married Eleanor Boers on December 15, 1855, and they settled in Marion County, having five children. He worked as a trader, then moved to Rock Creek, Grant County, to work with stock. He died in Wheeler County, Oregon, in 1894.

Brodeck, H. H. (Walla Walla, Wash.)

Parrish, Rebecca (Mapel)

Rebecca Mapel, born October 4, 1803, in Green County, Pennsylvania, who married Rev. Edward Evans Parrish in Pennsylvania, in 1827. She was his second wife. She became step mother to the six children of his previous marriage, and went on to have six children of her own: Elizabeth Ellen, Thomas Mapel Andrew Jackson, Mary Ann Springer, Rebecca Shinn, Edward Evans, Jr., and Rachel Marinda. They crossed the plains, starting in 1843 in Ohio, and arrived in Oregon City in 1844. They settled on a donation land claim in Salem, before Salem was a town. Rebecca died May 13, 1880, in San Jose, California.

Parrish, Rebecca Shinn

Rebecca Shinn Parrish, born March 9, 1834, in Columbus, Ohio, to Edward Evans and Rebecca (Mapel) Parrish, who came to Oregon in 1844. Her father's diary notes that she was rolled over by their wagon on the Trail, and broke her leg. Rebecca married, first, Samuel Erastus May, in Marion County, Oregon, in 1852. They divorced, and she married James R. Robb. Her third husband was William M. Steele, and they had three children: Frank, George, and Ada. She became prominent in WCTU work, and died in Turner, on May 20, 1909.

Bradley & Rulofson

Pambrun, Catherine (Humphreville)

Catherine Humphreville, born in 1805 at a Hudson's Bay outpost in British Columbia, to Thomas and Anne Humphreville. She married Pierre Pambrun, and lived in British Columbia. She was the mother of Mrs. H. B. Harger, Maria Barclay, and six others. She died in 1886 in West Chehalem, Yamhill County, Oregon.

Palmer, General Joel

Joel Palmer was born on October 4, 1810, in Ontario, Canada. After serving as a representative in the Indiana legislature, he traveled overland to Oregon in 1845 and married Sarah Ann Derbyshire, who had arrived that same year. Palmer became commissary-general of volunteer forces during the Cayuse Indian War. In 1853, he was appointed superintendent of Indian affairs for the Oregon Territory, a post he held until his removal in 1857 when opponents characterized his reservation policies as being too tolerant toward the Indians. He later served in the Oregon state legislature and ran unsuccessfully for governor in 1870. He made his home in Lafayette and Dayton, Oregon, and died June 9, 1881.

Nesmith, James Willis

Democratic U. S. Senator, James Willis Nesmith. He was born in New Brunswick on July 23, 1820, and started to Oregon in May 1843, arriving on November 24th of that year. He married Pauline Goff in 1846 and they had seven children. He was a legislator in the Oregon Provisional Government and a U. S. Marshal.

Gardner, Alexander, 1821-1882

Morrison, Nancy (Irwin)

Nancy Irwin, who married Capt. Robert Wilson Morrison, and came to Oregon in 1844. She was the mother of Hannah Margaret, who married Capt. Hamblin, as well as William J., Jefferson, Mary Ellen (Carnahan), Martha Ann (Minto), to name a few. The family settled in Clatsop County. Nancy was born on April 27, 1809, in Kentucky. She died on November 3, 1889, the mother of nine children.

Miller, General John F.

General John F. Miller, born in Kentucky in 1824. He married Zerilda Jackson on March 25, 1849, in Missouri, and settled in Linkville, Marion County, Oregon Territory, in 1851.

Menzies, Captain James

Captain James Menzies was born in 1820 in Perth, Scotland. He came to the United States and to the Pacific coast in 1848 during the gold rush. He married Elizabeth Miller from Sauvie Island in 1848 and after she died in 1862, he married Lucy Taylor Crosby. In 1850, he and his family settled on an Indian reservation at the Grand Ronde. After some years they moved to Sauvie Island, where he bought the Miller Land claim. He died in 1883 and was buried in Salem.

Mendendhall, Rush

Rush Mendenhall, who was born in Ohio on April 25, 1822. He came to Oregon Territory across the plains, and arrived at Oregon City in September of 1847. He went to the mines in 1848 and reportedly made $2,500 in one day. He was an orderly sergeant in the Cayuse War, and worked on the schooner 'Governor Lane' in California. He married Esther Louise Worden in 1852. They were living in Portland with their family in 1880. He was working as a boot and shoe merchant at the time.

Meek, Joseph

Joseph Lafayette Meek (1810-1875) was a sheriff and U.S. Marshal. He was a trader and trapper for the American Fur Company from 1829-1840. He settled a donation land claim near Hillsboro in 1840. He was active in political and civic affairs in the years before statehood. He participated at the Champoeg meeting. He was a provisional legislator from 1846 to 1847. He participated in the fight again the Indians who attacked the Whitman Mission and served in the Yakima Indian war. He was married three times and had five children.

Buchtel & Stolte

McNary, Hugh Linza

Hugh Linza McNary, born in 1829 in Illinois, to James and Elizabeth (Sharp) McNary. They came on the Oregon Trail in 1845, were induced to take Meek's Cutoff, and consequently became lost for two months. They eventually arrived in Oregon City, destitute and famished, and settled near Milwaukie. Hugh married Mary Margaret Claggett, of Salem, and they settled in Marion County. They had eight children, only six of whom grew to maturity. The child on his lap in the above photograph may be Harriett or John H. Mary died in 1879, and Hugh died in 1883.

Mack, Nathan Parsons

Nathan Parsons Mack, born in 1813 in Massachusetts, the son of Nathan and Daphne (Warriner) Mack. He arrived in Oregon Territory from the Sandwich Islands (Hawai'i) in 1843 and settled first in Salem, and subsequently in Clackamas County. He had two wives - Mary Clum and Mary Arthur, at separate times. His obituary states that he had been indigent and infirm for many years before his death, and lived alone. He had supported himself on the proceeds of a small garden for years. He died of natural causes at home in Salem on February 16, 1893.

Lyman, Mary (Denison)

Mary Denison, born in Vermont, in 1821, came from a Puritan background. She married Horace Lyman two weeks before leaving New York for Oregon via Cape Horn. They arrived in 1849 and settled in Portland. She died in Forest Grove in 1874.

Montgomery, J. H. (Salem, Or.)

Lyman, Reverend Horace

Rev. Horace Lyman, born in Massachusetts. He came to Oregon from New York via Cape Horn, and arrived in October 1848. He married Mary Dennison on November 1, 1848. They settled in Portland, where he taught school and organized the First Congregational Church on June 15, 1851. He was instrumental in building the first house of worship in Polk County in 1854 and taught mathematics at Pacific University in 1857. His wife died in 1874, and he remarried Mrs. Margaret D. Duncan on December 9, 1882. He died on March 31, 1887, in Forest Grove.

Lyman, Reverend Horace

Rev. Horace Lyman, born in Massachusetts. He came to Oregon from New York via Cape Horn, and arrived in October 1848. He married Mary Dennison on November 1, 1848. They settled in Portland, where he taught school and organized the First Congregational Church on June 15, 1851. He was instrumental in building the first house of worship in Polk County in 1854 and taught mathematics at Pacific University in 1857. His wife died in 1874, and he remarried Mrs. Margaret D. Duncan on December 9, 1882. He died on March 31, 1887, in Forest Grove.

Montgomery, J. H. (Salem, Or.)

Law, Robert Henry

Robert Henry Law, commission merchant and dealer in wagon supplies in Portland and The Dalles, from the late 1850s to 1865, the year of his death. He was born in about 1820 in England.

Law, Robert Henry

Robert Henry Law (1820-1865), a commission merchant and dealer in wagon parts in Portland and The Dalles in the mid-to-late 1850s.

Kelly, Reverend Clinton

Clinton Kelly, born June 15, 1808, in Pulaski County, Kentucky. He first married Mary Baston in August of 1827. They had five children: Plympton, Archon, Hampton, Calmet, and Bengal. Mary died on June 14, 1837. He then married Jane Burns in June 1838, and had one daughter, Mary Jane, who married James Aiken. Jane died in 1840. Clinton's third wife was Moriah Malden Crain, whom he married in March 1841, and with whom he had an additional nine children: John, Sarah, Victoria, Raymond, Penumbra, Laura F., Emily, Fredericka, and Richmond. Moriah died in Portland in January 1863.
Reverend Kelly was a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church and moved to Oregon so that his children might grow up away from the presence of slavery. By 1860, Rev. Kelly's homestead on Powell Boulevard was an unusually large, productive farm. He was a great benefactor of schools.

Kamm, Captain Jacob

Captain Jacob Kamm, pioneer of 1850, and an early Oregon river transportation developer. He was one of the early stockholders in the Oregon Steam Navigation Company (1860-1880). He married Caroline Augusta Gray and built a large home in 1872 in the Goose Hollow neighborhood in Portland, which was later (1950) moved to accommodate the new Lincoln High School facility.

Humiston, C. N.

C. N. Humiston was a wholesale liquor merchant in Portland by 1859, and partial proprietor of Humiston, Wilson & Co. on Front Street. He was born in about 1832 in New York.

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