Short sketches of Marion  and Clackamas
          County Families
              Our Oregon Heritage
Came to Oregon from Iowa about 1897.
William,  Ananias,  Joseph, James, Albert & Clarence.All children except Clarence born in Iowa, Clarence born in OR. They were primarily in the Labish area.

Huetter, Muessig, and Thümler,

The Muessig family arrived in Aurora, Oregon in the 1890's.
Martin and Katherina PETER  Müssig/Muessig brought most of their children with them from Hassmersheim, Germany.



Phillip, Martin, Georg, Katherina, Johanna L., George F., Friedrich, Bertha Emelia, Heinrich, Caroline E. (Lena), and Sophia

                +CARL B. HUETTER


Carlena Johanna, Bertha Sophia, Oscar M., Hannah, and Henry

                   +THEODORE LUDWIG THUEMLER


Bernard M., Oscar T., Harold C., Louise J., Robert W., Violet P., Ruth N., and Raymond P.



MOSES MORLEY was born 1788/1793 in Virginia.  He moved to Ohio as a small child, and was raised and educated there.  He married CATHARINE WATKINS (or Wadkins) in 1813 in Jackson County, Ohio.  Moses and Catharine had 13 children before moving to Henry County, Iowa.  Moses came to the Silverton,  Marion County, Oregon area in 1849 with his son William.  Another son, John, had already arrived at Marion County in 1847.
Catharine Morley and several of her married children came to Marion County in 1851, however Moses passed away four months before their arrival.  He is buried at Silverton Cemetery.  Catharine died in 1877 and she is buried at Silverton Cemetery.  Some of the Morley children are:

      +WILLIAM MORLEY(1871-??) Married to MARGARET CRANMER. 
      +SOPHIA MORLEY  (1818-1897). 
                   Married to LORENZO DOW HEATER. 
      +JOHN MORLEY (1823-1907 Married to SENAH ELIZABETH 
                   JONES, daughter of Lewis Jones and Mary Ann McAlpin. 
                   John and Senah had 16 children.  Senah died in 1885 and 
                   she and John are both buried at Miller s Cemetery near Silverton.
      +REBECCA MORLEY (1831-1897). Married 1st) ABRAHAM OKEY 
                   JACOBS  and 2nd) SAMUEL PENTER.. 
      +CATHARINE NORA MORLEY (1833-1899). Married to JAMES 
                   FRANK COOPER. 

Moses and Catharine Morley had other children who either stayed in Iowa or relocated elsewhere.


LEWIS W. JONES was born in 1812 at Tazewell County, Virginia.  He later moved to Indiana, where he married MARY ANN McALPIN (1819-1892). Lewis and family arrived in Silverton, Marion County, Oregon in 1852, traveling over the Barlow Road. Other members of Mary Ann s family accompanied them.  Lewis and Mary Ann later moved to Oakland, Douglas County, Oregon.  Lewis died in 1885 and Mary Ann died in 1892.  Both are buried at the Old Town Cemetery near Oakland, Oregon. Lewis and Mary Ann had 14 children:

        +DANIEL MADDISON JONES (1837-1920). Married to J. ELLEN 
        +HENRY M. JONES (1838-??) Married to SARAH HESS.
        +SENAH ELIZABETH JONES(1840-1885). Married to JOHN 
        +JOHN W. JONES (1842-1986). Married to EMMA SHORT.
        +THOMAS A. JONES (1844-1878). Married to ELLEN SHORT.
        +DAVID W. JONES (1845-1869). Married to MARIA BARNETT.
        +MARY P. JONES (1847-??). Married to GEORGE W. JOHNSON.
        +AMANDA S. JONES (1849-??). Married to H.A. JOHNSON.
        +MISSOURI C. JONES (1852-??). Married to WILLIAM M. SMITH
        +JANE JONES (1853-??). Married to JOHN ANDREW CONSER.
        +CINDERELLA JONES (1854-??). Married to JOHN OHMART.
        +SARAH ELIZABETH JONES (1856-1934). Unmarried.
        +SILAS J. JONES (1858-??). Married Elizebeth (?).
        +CLARA B. JONES (1863-1903). Unmarried.


SIMEON FRISBY HICKS was born in 1806 at Pawlett, Vermont.  He later moved to Indiana, where he married CATHERINE ANN TAYLOR (1820-1892). Frisby and family came to Silverton, Marion County, Oregon in 1866.  Frisby died in 1891 and Catherine died in 1892.  They are both buried at Silverton Cemetery.  They had eight children:

          +LESTER HICKS (1840-1860).
          +CHARLES FRISBY HICKS (1841-1926).  Unmarried.
          +PHILIP TAYLOR HICKS (1844-1923). Married to NETTIE 
                   MORLEY, daughter of JOHN MORLEY and SENAH 
                   ELIZABETH JONES. PHILP AND NETTIE had six children.
          +MARY ELIZABETH HICKS (1847-1927). Married to JOHN 
                   WHITE MAULDING.
          +JOHN BOOKER HICKS (1850-1908). Married to EFFA M. 
          +EDWARD PITT HICKS (1853-1929). Married to TELITHA P. 
          +HARRY PRESTON HICKS (1855-1932). Married to ANNETTE 
                   ALMA KENWORTHY.


JOSEPH FISCHER was born in 1843 in Austria.  He immigrated to Wisconsin in 1860 with his family.  He met and married THERESA ZARTNER LORENCE at Appleton, Wisconsin in 1869.  Theresa was born in Bohemia had immigrated to Wisconsin with her two young children after her husband died.  Joseph and Theresa had several children before coming to the Sublimity, Marion County, Oregon area about 1876. Theresa died in 1894 and is buried at St. Boniface Cemetery at Sublimity. 

Theresia had the following children with her first husband PHILIP LORENCE:
          +ANNA LORENCE (1860-1942). Married to JOHN SANDNER.
          +MARTIN LORENCE (1863-1936). Married to MARY E. 

Joseph Fischer and Theresa Zartner Lorence had the following children:
           +ANDREW FISHER (1869-1944). Married to CHRISTINA 
           +PHILLIP FISCHER (1871-1944). Married to MYRA A. KING.
           +JOSEPH FISHER (1874-1946). Married to MARGARET 
           +THERESIA FISCHER (1875-1894). Married to 1st) ROBERT 
                     ACTON and 2nd) GEORGE KEATING.
           +JOHN FISCHER (1878-1894). Unmarried.
           +ANTON F. FISCHER (1881-1965). Married to ALMA HICKS, 
                    daughter of PHILIP TAYLOR HICKS and NETTIE MORLEY. 
           +THEODORE FISHER(1884-1962)Married to LUCINDA SLAGEL.

NOTE: Some of the Fischer family changed the spelling of their last name to FISHER.


A few children of the HENRY McALPIN and ELIZABETH JANE FARNSWORTH family came to the Silverton, Marion County, Oregon area in 1852.  They are:

            +ROBERT McALPIN (1817-1890). Married to JANE THOMAS.
            +MARY ANN McALPIN (1819-1892). Married to LEWIS W. 
            +MARGARET JANE McALPIN (1821-1878).  Married to JABEZ 
                       V. TERHUNE.



Clarence W. JOHNSON married Alice Reta RATIGAN at St. Luke Catholic Church in Woodburn, Oregon, abt. 1935.  Had 5 children from that union.  One died a birth and is buried in Hubbard Cemetery.

Clarence Johnson is buried at 10' clock hill in Hubbard. His mother Pearl Jessie BURKHART died in Jan. 30, 1959 in Woodburn and is also buried in Hubbard Cemetery.

Brown, Dixon, Landis


Isa May Brown b. Indiana 11/15/1878  d. April 29. 1919
George Edward Landis b. 1/5/1860 Westminster, Allen Co., Ohio
d. 12/18/1924

My grandparents lived in the Salem area from about1904(?)-1924 when my grand-father died and left their children orphans.  The four youngest went to live in Portland at the Oddfellow's Orphanage.

JACOB and NANCY LANDIS (great grandparents)--I don't know if they lived in Marion Co. as no one remembers, but  I'd at least liketo try--



           Albert Eugene Brown b.9/5/1854 Ohio (?)  d. 2/12/1930
           Mary Sophia Dixon b. 9/01/1853 (?) Ohio d. 5/12/1925

           Children: JOSEPH ELMER, EDGAR L., ISA MAY, 
                         AUSTIN EUGENE, JAMES FRANKLIN, 
                         HARRISON ROLAND, JESSE HARLAND,
                         CAROLINE ANNATTA (sp?)

DIXON:  JOSEPH DIXON and WIFE (maiden name: MENENGER) great great grandparents

I would appreciate any information about any of these relatives--I know there must be some cousins still living in the area.  I know of many Landis cousins, but not all.  There were many Brown cousins but I don't know what happened to any of them or their names.  Any information about anyone possibly associated with these families would be much appreciated.

Linda Landis Swanson
Moscow, Idaho

My grandfather and grandmother were William Christopher and Fannie Watt and they lived in Hubbard as did my mother Lillie Watt.  After Lillie married my father, Melvill Moffitt they also lived in the Hubbard area and later in Scotts Mills. Lillie taught school in such locations as Whiskey Hill, Monitor  and Scotts Mills.  Some of her siblings lived in Hubbard. There are 3 Watts, one Abner Bowman Lilley and my mother and father (Moffitt) buried in the Belle Passi Cemetery in Woodburn.  My uncle Roy
Moffitt and wife Veda lived in Mt. Angel for some time. I believe that is also in Marion CO.

Thank you.
Verdena Veelle


Martha Marie Rehwalt Aug 11, 1855-March 15, 1944 born in Buffalo, Erie Cty, New York died in Canby, Clackamas Cty,
Oregon. Daughter of  Charles Rehwalt, Koenigsburg, Brandenburg, Prussia and Willimina Mandelkow Rehwalt.

Martha married Frederick Phillip Heilmann on April 20, 1874 in
Bethlehem, Effingham Cty, Illinois. They moved to Oregon in 1902 Martha's Brothers  William Rehwalt and Martin Rehwalt also came to Oregon they both lived in Sherwood Oregon.

Frederick Phillip (Carl) Heilmann    Aug 2, 1848-Dec 11, 1928
(born Germany (?) died Oregon City, Clackamas Cty., Oregon
Married- Martha Marie Rehwalt  April 20, 1874 Bethlehem,
Effingham Cty, Illinois.

Children: (born in Illinois)  Phillip Heilman, Wihelmina  "Minnie" Heilman (Lepinsky), Martha Heilman (Thiel), Marie Heilman** (Beckman), Frederick William Heilman*** (my grandpa) and born in Oregon-Dorothy Heilman (Keyser)

**Marie Heilman married William Beckman in Minnesota, they had one son, Ted Beckman.

***Frederick William Heilman married Wilhelminia Martha "Minnie" Beckman of Minnesota.

 ------William Beckman and Wilhelminia Beckman were brother and sister. The Heilmanns came to Oregon in 1902 from Minnesota and settled mostly  in the Oregon City, Canby area.

Happy Hunting
Traci Stone

The Family of Nott

Ephriam Nott (sometimes spelled Knott or Naught) and wife Elizabeth "Betsy Ann" Watson came to Marion County from Pike County, Illinois some time between 1850 and 1880.  The 1880 census shows them living in the Sublimity Precinct with
their sons: Benjamin F. age 18, Charles A. age 15, Harvey W. age 12, Cary Calvin age 9 and daughter Tempa L. age 3.  I have found references of Ephriam being a Revrend and a Stage Coach driver, probably on the stage line between Salem and Union Hill (near Silverton).

Benjamin Franklin Nott, son of Ephriam and Elizabeth Nott.  Born in Illinois about 1862, he married Sarah E. Lewis of Silverton on 2 Jan 1887. Benjamin was a dentist and farmer by trade. They had three children: Ora Lewis Nott, Ray Nott
and Amy Nott.  The place of Ora's birth is uncertain, but possibly Marion County.  Ray and Amy were born in Fossil, OR. Benjamin and Sarah both died and are buried near Nampa, Idaho.

Cary Calvin Nott, son of Ephriam and Elizabeth Nott.  Born in Illinois 3 Jan 1871. Place of birth seems to be Missouri, possibly when they were on the way to Oregon.  Cary married Margaret "Maggie" B. Coats (have not found place or date) probably in Marion County. Maggie was born 19 Oct 1871 at Emporia, Kansas to Elija Coats and wife Margaret H. Clifford.  Cary and Maggie are buried side by side at the Lone Oak Cemetary in Stayton, Oregon. It is said that they lived in Stayton for the 15 years before Cary passed on in 1927. Maggie died in 1940 in

Tempa L. Nott, was born at Union Hill, Marion County, Oregon to Ephriam and Elizabeth Nott around 1875.  She married John Edson Kimsey, 21 Sept 1893.  John was born 4 Jul 1871 at Shaw, Marion County, OR.  Tempa died 5 Mar 1935 at
Silverton. John died 7 Jan 1954 at Salem.  They are both buried at Stipp Cemetary in the McCleay area. So far I have found no children for them.


1 William James JERMAN

Birth   6 Aug 1830, Dist. 4, Near Mexico, Audrain Co., Mo.
Death   26 Feb 1911, Silverton, Marion, Or.
Burial  28 Feb 1911, Silverton City Cemetery
Father  Edward F. JERMAN (1808-1843)
Mother  Lurane TURNER (1814-1897)
Spouse  Martha A. HILTON
Birth   22 Aug 1832, Huntsville, Randolph, Mo.
Father  Johnathan HILTON
Mother  Margaret PALMATIER
Marr    1850, Howard County Mo.
        George (Tom) (1852-)
        Allen G. (Al) (1854-1922)
        Margaret Lurane (Kate) (1855-)
        Mary E. (1856-)
        James E. (Jim) (1858-)
        Ida (~1862-)
        Madison (Mat) (~1866-)
        David F. (1867-1954)
        William Laffayette (Lafe) (~1869-)
        Isaac Newton (Newt) (1872-)
        Samuel Wellington (~1874-)

1.1 George (Tom) JERMAN

Birth   1852, Missouri
1.2 Allen G. (Al) JERMAN

Birth   1854, mo.
Death   1922, Salem, Marion. Or.
Spouse  Josephine SHAW
Father  Washington SHAW
Marr    11 Dec 1872, At the home of Elder, A Shank
           Orlie C. (1877-)
           Herbert (Bert) (1879-)
           A. M. (1882-)

1.3 Margaret Lurane (Kate) JERMAN

Birth   1 Jan 1855
Spouse  Edward ADCOCK

1.4a Mary E. JERMAN*

Birth   1856, Missouri
Spouse  William W. GERVIS
Marr    31 Jan 1875, At the home of the brides father,
             William James Jerman

Other Spouses Frank B. LEWIS

1.4b Mary E. JERMAN* (See above)

Spouse  Frank B. LEWIS
Marr    23 Dec 1877, at the home of J.S. Jerman ??
           Other Spouses William W. GERVIS

1.5 James E. (Jim) JERMAN

Birth   1858, Missouri
Spouse  Julia COX
Father  Gideon COX
Marr    18 Jun 1883, Chemeketa Hotel

1.6 Ida JERMAN

Birth   abt 1862, Mo.

1.7 Madison (Mat) JERMAN

Birth   abt 1866, California
Spouse  Lela DURBIN
Birth   May 1867, Oregon
Father  Issac DURBIN

          Edward J. (1890-)

1.8 David F. JERMAN

Birth   11 Jan 1867, Jacksonville,Oregon
Death   23 Dec 1954, Gladstone, Oregon
Spouse  Catherine Amelia WAGNER
Birth   10 Apr 1869, Salem, Marion, Or.
Death   24 Mar 1943, Hillsboro, Or.
Father  Isaac Madsen WAGNER (1828-1905)
Mother  Catherine S. ADAMS (1828-1902)
Marr    1888

            Harlan (1897-1991)
            Floyd F. (1909-1998)

1.9 William Laffayette (Lafe) JERMAN
       Birth   abt 1869, Or.

1.10 Isaac Newton (Newt) JERMAN

Birth   1872, Or.
Spouse  Emma Cordilla MORGAN
Birth   1874, Silverton, Marion, Or.
Death   1950, Portland, Multnoma, Oregon
Father  John MORGAN (1841-1908)
Mother  Rebecca WILBURN (1846-1911)
Marr 16 Nov 1893, At the home of his father,
             William James Jerman

            Lyda Bell
            Eva (1897-1919)
            Charles Newton (1899-1979)

1.11 Samuel Wellington JERMAN

Birth   abt 1874, Or.

Jim Jerman


Sharon Osborn-Ryan


My great-grandparents, John Beach & Martha Lasira (Noble) Beach, along with their daughter Jessie May Beach, moved to Woodburn about the turn of the century, from Thornapple Michigan.  They were members of the Woodburn Methodist church. (I have an old photo of the church as well as Sunday
school lessons  and numerous postcards received by my grandmother from Silverton and various areas).

John was a U.S. Marshall, have a photo with his badge on, in either Woodburn or Salem.

John's brother, Amos Beach, also moved here from Thornapple, and had at least a son George, and  a daughter, with him. I haven't found her name or Amos's wife's name yet.

Both John and Amos were Union Cavalry veterans, Mich 6th Cavalry Co. K, John was wounded and Amos taken prisoner.
Both attended the reunion, held in 1913, of men who fought at Gettysburg.  I have photo's and news clippings, and momentos of the Gettysburg reunion train.

The Beach's are all buried at Belle Passi Cemetery in Woodburn, along with Jessie's first child, Frank Austin.

Jessie married Frank Edward Austin (aka Edward R.) abt. 1910 in Salem.  He was the son of Thomas and Mary Austin.  Mary and children came to Oregon from Iowa just after 1870.

Thomas Austin was born in NY abt 1830 and married Mary (Brown) Austin abt 1855.  Mary was born in 1828 in Va.and d. 1913, Oregon.  Their children were: Sarah Jane,b. abt. 1856; Frederick b. abt.1857; Isadora (Dora)b. 1858,Iowa, d.1889, Washington Co., Oregon, sp. 1. Hewitt,(daughter, Olive
Myrtle Hewitt b. June 21, 1879) sp.2.,W.B.Walker, married 3-25-1886, Washington Co., Or.; John S. b.1861, Iowa; ,Charles b. abt 1863, Iowa; Anna E. b. 1865, Iowa d.11-19-1932, sp., Wood ; Janeth (Nettie) b. 11-22-1867, d.
4-18-1933, sp.,Freeman; Edward R. b.1869, Waterloo, Iowa, d. 1-7-1943 San Bernardino, Co., Calif. sp. Jessie May Beach married April 14, 1909 Salem, Oregon.  By this time Edward had changed his name to Frank Edward, and went by Ed.

Ed and Jessie Austin, My grandparents, had two sons, the first was stillborn on April 9, 1910 named Frank Austin and buried in Belle Passi Cemetery in Woodburn Oregon, with his grandparents John and Martha (Noble) Beach.  Their second son was born Nov.,20, 1912, in Salem Oregon, and named Frank Benjamin Austin (my father)

Mary Austin traveled by Wagon shortly after 1870, from Iowa to Oregon. Her children were with her, including my grandfather then a very young child, but without her husband, Thomas. They settled in Washington County, being found in the Tuality district, in the 1880 Census.  Mary is again found in the 1890 OR Veterans schedule as receiving a widows pension.

Thomas and Mary were found in the 1870 Federal census, in Blackhawk Iowa, that also listed 5 of the 8 children. I also believe that they had previous marriages as I have a photo of my grandfather, Ed, with a woman identified as his "half sister, Blanch"

Isadora was buried at the following location "Cemetery W. of Hillsboro N1/2 of Lot 73, Tuality Lodge No. 6, A.F.&A.M.
As yet I haven't located the cemetery.  Later her daughter, Olive, and her mother Mary were also laid to rest by her and a single headstone for all three was erected.  The photo I have of the stone has a large A at the top, beneath which is Mary Austin 1828-1913, then Dora Hewitt 1858 - 1889, and beneath that, Olive Hewitt 1880 -18?(hidden behind a rose bush.)

Please, anyone with any information on my family e-mail me at:
Arlene Austin Robinson

Samuel & Jemina Walker Family 1844

 Samuel and Jemima Walker and 5  children  left
Independence Mo.  with the Ford party  first of June in
1844 to meet the Gilliam train headed for Oregon. With the
party was mountain man James Clyman. His journal lists
votes for "head of mess" election: "Samuel Walker 5, James
Clyman 5,  Robert Walker 3,  Joel Crissman  8". Samuel and
Jemima filed   Claim  #27 in 1845 and in 1858 received patent
to 640.08 acres, where the state fairgrounds is located today
in Salem, Oregon.  Samuel  was born abt. 1800 in Pendleton
Dist. South Carolina.  He served 23 years with the U.S. Army
before emigration to Oregon Territory.
 Their son James Walker (my gr-grandfather)served in
the Rogue River Wars 1855-1856 and  again in the War
Between the States 1863-1865  with Captain E. J. Harding's
1st  Co. of Oregon Mounted Volunteers.  He married  Mrs
Sarah Emily Cassner Force in Salem, OT in 1856.  Their son
Clarence (b. 1857 in Salem) was sheriff in Skamania Co., WT
1893-1896.   James married second Mrs. Leona Johns  in
Clark County, Washington Territory 25 Mar. 1869. They
settled at Cape Horn, Skamania County, Washington
Territory in 1873.  The Walker-Sams Park at Skamania
Landing in Skamania County was the farm of James and
Leona's grandson, Elmer Walker and Grace Sams Walker.
Samuel Jr. served during the Rogue River Indian Wars in
1855-1856 with Co. D 1st Oregon Mounted Volunteers.
Eldest son Robert served with Capt. Hall's Co. of Oregon
Volunteers in the Cayuse Indian Wars in 1848.  He married
Minerva Knighten in 1849.  Both Robert and John Walker
had  Donation Land Claims near Dairy Creek, Greenville
(now Banks)  Washington County, Oregon Territory.

     Lois Anne Powell
     5th generation


Abner MACK & Hulda WETTIN {cousin to Queen Victoria}
Had a son:

William O. MACK b.1820 in NY d.1908 in Oregon
Married Loiza {Louisa} M. GRAHAM b.1845 d.1895
Daughter of Orson & Polly Foote

Information found on Probate Record for William O. Mack

Died Dec 7 1908 in Canby Oregon


  • Mrs. Stella MOSHBURGER
  • Victor MACK
  • Arthur L. MACK
  • Raymond Ramon W. MACK
  • Byron L. MACK
  • Cecil C. MACK
  • Mrs. Ola L. GURLEY
  • Morley T. MACK
  • Roscoe O. MACK
  • Wm. H. MACK
  • Elsie MACK
  • Myra L. MACK
  • Bert MACK

  • Dr. Orrin V. GURLEY 1825-1872 From Ohio or Iowa.
    Married to Ann E. BALWIN 1828-1903 From Ohio or Iowa.

    Their Children:

  • Luzetta b.1850 d.1989 born in Ohio or Iowa.         Married Orange Lemon BARBUR.
  • Stephen A.Douglas b.1893 d.1904 Married Ola MACK 1891
  • George Asher b.1861 d.1932 Married Jesse FARMER
  • Ola Louana MACK born 1864 in Macksburg Oregon. {town named for her father William O. MACK}
    She Married Stephen A. Douglas GURLEY in 1891.

    They had two children        ;

  • Wayne GURLEY born 1895
  • Bryan GURLEY

  • Her second marriage was to Senator George OGLE in 1910.
    Senator OGLE drowned in the Molalla River in 1913.

    Wayne GURLEY married Lottie LeGett in 1935.

    Shana Dunigan
    Colton, Oregon


    Dr.Thomas White and wife Susannah came to Oregon in 1852 from Ohio.

    John W.,George F., Sophia (Susan), Ann Mary, Thomas W., Francis A., Samuel and Caroline M., Milton died coming to Oregon one year before his parents. Several of them lived and are buried in Marion County.

    Sincerely, Ava
    Schlappie (

    Tabitha Brown??

    Some information from the Brown Family History Book 11- It is a copywrited by Judith Young but material comes from different Browns????. Some information from Cassie Campbell, my grandfather's sister. My Other information is from close kin.

    Geraldine "Geri" Brown b. Jan 29, 1931 Kellogg, Id.
      Married Richard Edward Daugherty Sept. 4, 1950 Kellogg,Id.
    My father:
    Harry Matthew Brown
       b. Mar. 14, 1900 Park City, Mt. d. Dec. 22, 1958 Kellogg, Id
       Grocer-realtor m.Violet McGillivray Aug 6, 1929 Colfax, WA
    Harry Matthew's father:
    Zina Bain Brown
       b.Jan. 5, 1867 Forrest Grove, OR d.Nov 4, 1952
       Opportunity, WA, Lived in Idaho good part of his life
       telegraph operator - beautiful penmanship
       married Catherine "Kate"Cosgriff Sept. 20, Billings, Mt.
    Zina's father:
    Matthew Manthano Brown b, May 19, 1833 Warren Co,MO
       d. Jan. 7, 1913 Park City, Mt.
       m. Mary Ellen Reid Dec. 2, 1856 Forrest Grove, Or.
    Mathew Manthano's father:
    Manthano Brown b. Dec. 15, 1802 at Brimfield, MA
       d. April 30, 1876 at Lawson, Mo.
       m. Rebecca McGough Dec. 11, 1827 near St. Charles, Mo
    Manthano's Father:
    Rev. Clark Brown b. Jan. 25, 1771 - Stonington, CT
       d. Jan. 12, 1817 in Maryland
       m. Tabitha Moffat Dec. 1, 1799
    Manthano's Mother:
    Tabitha Moffat Brown b. May 1, 1780 - Brimfield, MA
       d. May 4, 1858 - Salem, Or.
       "Mother of Oregon" Famous for OR trail trek from Mo. to Or.

    I am looking for information on Rebecca McGough and her ancestors who were in Missouri near Ray Co., Warren Co,. St. Charles or Camden, MO. If you know of any information on Rebecca and her family please contact me.
    Geri Daugherty

    The surnames are 
    Ahrens  (1910-1980's)
    Gath (1910-present)
    Jansen (Ahrens cousins who lived in Portland, one, Herman Jansen, died in Salem)
    Krogman/Kragman (Carl Krogman/Kragman, a Gath cousin)
    Kendall (married into the Ahrens)


    WILHELM KOMP , the son of  Joseph Peter Komp and Maria Catherina Trester, was born on February 20, 1850 in Treis/Karden, Cochem, Rhineland, and baptized on February 22, 1852 in St. Johannes. His Godparents were Wilhelm Moritz and Elisabeth Conrath. He married Othilia ENGMAN, daughter of Wendelin ENGMAN and
    Magdalena KLEIN, on April 13, 1880 in St. Peter's, Slinger, Washington Co., Wisconsin. He appeared on the census of 1870 in Richfield; 19 years old, living with his family and working as a general laborer. He appeared on the census of 1910 in Mt. Angel, Marion, Oregon; William, age 60, born in Germany,arrived in the US in 1851; his wife, Otthlia, age 48; and their children, Theresa, age 17, Barbara and Benj, age 14, and Katherine, age 9. Living with them are 2 boarders, Henry Gravenencamp, age 29, a real estate agent, and Henry Ronnenbaum, age 30, a farmer. He died on January 4,1928 in Oregon at age 77. OTHILIA ENGMAN was born on July 20, 1861 in Milwaukee. She died on July 19, 1931 in Portland, Multnomah, Co., Oregon, at age 69. The 11 known children of Wilhelm KOMP and Othilia ENGMAN were:

    162. i. MARY KOMP was born on February 9, 1881 in Mt. Angel, Marion Co., Oregon.  She married Frank FESSLER in November of 1901 at St. Mary's in Mt. Angel.

    + 163. ii. PAUL JOSEPH KOMP, born October 20, 1882 in Mt. Angel; married Norma Isabel WOODCOCK.

    164. iii. ANNIE KOMP was born on October 19, 1885 in Mt. Angel. She may have married Stiber.

    165. iv. JOHN KOMP was born on July 25, 1887 in Mt. Angel. He appeared on the census of 1900 in St. Benedict School, Mt. Angel where he was a student. ED 137 sheet 24.

    166. v. CLARA KOMP married Fessler DAVIS in Oregon. She was born on January 19, 1889 in Mt. Angel.

    + 167. vi. THERESA KOMP, born October 22, 1892 in Mt. Angel; married George MAY.

    168. vii. BENJAMIN KOMP was born on December 29, 1895 in Mt. Angel. He married Emma. He died in October, 1975 in Portland, Oregon, at age 79. Emma was born 1 March 1898 and died in August of 1974 in Portland. Info from Oregon death records in Salem.

    169. viii. BARBARA KOMP was born on December 29, 1895 in Mt. Angel.

    170. ix. ELISABETH KOMP was born in 1897 in Mount Angel, died as an infant.

    171. x. EMMA KOMP was born on March 1, 1898 in Mt. Angel. She died in August, 1974 in Portland, at age 76.

    172. xi. KATHERINE KOMP was born on November 6, 1900 in Mt. Angel.


    Theodore Minden was born on 14 Dec 1871 in Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois. He died on 10 Oct 1944. He married Anna Katherine Komp, daughter of  Philipp Komp and Sophia Frey, on 26 Oct 1897 in Sacred Hearth Catholic Church, Charleston, Arkansas. Anna was born on 13 Jan 1877 in Monroe, Green, Wisconsin. She died on 3 Oct 1962 in Sublimity, Marion Co., OR  and was buried on 5 Oct 1962. 

    Druscilla Minden was born on 7 Jun 1930 in Stayton, Marion Co., OR. Druscilla married Orville Lulay, son of Nick Lulay and Cecilia Springer, on 23 Jul 1949 in Sublimity, Marion Co., OR. Orville was born on 11 Apr 1924 in Sublimity, Marion Co., OR. They had the following children: 

    Steven Lulay was born on 31 Oct 1950 in Salem, Marion Co., OR 
    Catherine Lulay was born on 16 Oct 1951 in Salem, Marion Co., OR 
    Catherine married Thomas Lindgrin, son of Aarne Lindgrin and Dorothy Dibble, on 20 Jun 1980 in Portland. 

    Brian Lulay was born on 13 Jan 1954 in Salem, Marion Co., OR 
    Jenifer Lulay was born on 16 Mar 1955 in Salem, Marion Co., OR 
    Marilyn Lulay was born on 11 Jul 1956 in Salem, Marion Co., OR 
    Janet Lulay was born on 7 Jan 1958 in Salem, Marion Co., OR 


    McRae, Lowry, Gee, Murphy

    Sharon Hamilton

    Oregon State Board of Health
    Registerd No. 6
    Place of Death:  Stayton, Marion Co., OR 
    Name:  Mary Elizabeth McRae
    White Widowed Female
    Date of Birth:  April 5, 1847
    Age:  68 years, 10 months, 23 days
    Occupation Housewife
    Birthplace:  Missouri
    Name of Father:  Amos Lowry
    Birthplace of Father:  Kentucky
    Maiden name of Mother:  Gee
    Birthplace of Mother:  Tenn.
    Informant:  Mrs. Algie Murphy
    Address: Stayton, OR
    Date of Death:  Feb. 28, 1916
    I hereby testify, that I attended deceased from June 4, 1916 to Feb. 28,
    1916, that I last saw her alive on Feb.
    26, 1916, and that death occurred on the date stated above at 9:30 P.M.
    The Cause of Death was as follows:
    Carcinoma of Uterus, bladder & rectum with [unreadable].
    Sgned Feot Bower [best guess]
    March 4, 1916
    Stayton, Oreg.
    Place of Burial:  Lone Oak, Stayton
    Date of Burial:  March 1, 1916
    Undertaker: J. M Ring
    Stayton, OR



    My great grandfather, Thomas Green Flanary, took a Donation Land Claim in Marion County in September, 1851.  It is located north of Sublimity on the Drift Creek-Silver City Road in Sections 7 & 8.  Highway 214 runs along the southern boundary.  The old Union Hill School (now gone) was also on the southern boundary and on 214.  Adjacent to his DLC was one taken by his wife's brother, James L. Chamberlain.  To the east Thomas' sister Louisa's husband, Barnett Lipscomb, also took up a claim.  I have quite a bit of information on Thomas' ancestors and descendants as well us some on the Chamberlain and Lipscomb family. I also have a map of the
    area and have visited there twice.  Willing to share what I have.
    Cliff Flanary   - - E-mail address is


    The WILL of Towner Savage below was
    submitted by Ellen Applegate

    Will of Towner Savage, Resident of Marion County Oregon. Deceased March 3, 1871 Transcribed by Ellen Applegate. I have tried to retain the spelling and punctuation of the original.

    In the Name of God Amen: I Towner Savage of the County of Marion in the State of Oregon of the age of sixty-nine years and being of sound mind and memory do make publish and declare this my last will and testament in manner following that is to say

    1st I give and bequeath to my children John Savage Hannah Holderness Louis Savage Alfred Savage Mortimer R. Savage Eripta Abigal De Haven Lyman A. Savage Orin G. Savage Elizabeth Crowford the sum of one hundred dollars each.

    2nd I give and bequeath all the rest residue and remainder of my property  both real and personal of every name and nature to my beloved wife Matilda Savage whom I hereby appoint executrix of this my last will and testament and it is my desire that she be allowed to execute the same without giving bonds hereby revoking all former wills by me at any time heretofore made

    In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 31st day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand and eight-hundred and seventy.

    (signed) Towner Savage    (seal)

    The above instrument consisting of one sheet was at the date thereof signed sealed published and declared by the Said Towner Savage as and for his last will and testament in the presence us who at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses hereto.

    (signed) G. (or J.) N. Matheny    Residence Salem Oregon
    (signed) E Williams                     Residence Salem Oregon

    Inventory and Appraisal of the property of Towner Savage upon his death, March 3 1871

    We, the undersigned having been appointed by the County Court of the State of Oregon in the County of Marion to take an inventory and appraisal of the real estate and personal, goods, chattles, moneys, rights and credits whereof Towner Savage late of said county, died seized. After being duly sworn put the following valuation to said progperty as exhibited to us by the Administrators

    1       Note on L C. Pooler (or Pooles?)        $350.00
    1       Note on Moores Mill Co. 702.00
    3       Note on T. F. Royal     1299.00
            Check on Bank   615.00
            Check on Bank   300.00
            Note on W W Beach       50.00
            Cash on Hand    66.00
    4       Head of Horses          400.00
    20      Head of Cattle  503.00
    40      Head of Sheap   100.00
    10      Head of Hogs    40.00
    2       Wagons  150.00
    1       Hack    75.00
    1       Buggy   100.00
    1       Threshing machine       150.00
    1       Reaper  25.00
    1       Fanning(?) Mill 30.00
    1       Cider Mill      40.00
    1       Butting Box     20.00
    2       Plows   15.00
    2       Shovel Plows    17.00
    200     Fence Posts     50.00
    17000   Shingles        68.00
    1       63 gallon kettle        20.00
    1       Harrow  15.00
    1       Wheal Barrow    10.00
    1       Grind Stone     6.00
    1       Circular Saw and Geering        25.00
    1       Set of harness  37.00
    1       Crop cut saw    5.00
    1       Riding saddle   12.00
    1       chest of Tools  10.00
    4       Sta?d of Bees?  20.00
    2       Guns    42.00
    1       Gold Watch      60.00
            Burial Lot No      in I.O.O.F. Cemetery
            ? Salem Oregon
    320     acres of land being the East half of the
            donation land claim of Towner Savage
            and wife ? in Marion Co Oregon  11200.00

    House hold furnature

    1       Beaurow 25.00
    1       Sofa    20.00
            Clock   8.00
    1       Lounge  5.00
    6       Beadsteds and Beading   90.00
    1       Mirror  5.00
    1       Stand   5.00
    3       Tables  15.00
    15      Chairs  20.00
    1       Cabinet and Desk        20.00
    1       Bath tub        10.00
    1       Trunk   8.00
    1       Stove   20.00
    1       Brass Kettle    10.00
            Lot of dishes   20.00
            Lot of Books    20.00
            Lot of Barrels and Kitchen Ware 25.00
    250     lbs. Shugar     35.00

    (signed) Alfred Stanton
    (signed) ?. N. Gilbert
    (signed) N F Hereen

    Cameron-Ashley Heath


    Samuel Stewart ( 1827 in KY) married on 3 October 1852 in Jackson County, MO, Delilah L. Boone. They were married by John P. Smith, Justice of the Peace in Jackson County. Delilah L. Boone was a direct descendant of ‘the’ pioneer Daniel Boone.

    Delilah Boone’s father was Daniel Morgan Boone born 27 March1809 in Darst Bottom, St. Charles, MO.  and her mother was Marie Constance Philibert born 13 March 1812 in St. Charles, MO. Marie Constance Philibert was a native of Canada. (So as not to be confused,  Daniel Morgan Boone was the namesake of his own father who was also a Daniel Morgan Boone born 23 Dec 1769 and died 13 July 1837, reared in Kentucky, who married  on 3 March 1800 a Sarah Griffin Lewis born 1786 and died 19 June 1850). (See biographical sketch below on this family.)

    Samuel Stewart and Delilah (Boone) Stewart had a child named David Jonathan Stewart who was born 12 Feb 1863 in Kansas City, Jackson County, MO. (One of many children born to this marriage). This was a very bad year in Jackson County as General Order 11 of the Union army ordered the burning of the entire county. There is no doubt the Stewart family had to leave for somewhere else. Info on General Order 11:

    In 1863 following the Sacking of Lawrence in Kansas, Union General Thomas Ewing, Jr. accused farmers in rural Missouri of either instigating the attack or supporting it. He issued General Order No. 11 which forced the evacuation of all residents of rural areas of the four counties (Jackson, Cass, Bates and Vernon) south of the Missouri River on the Kansas border to leave their property, which was then burned. The order applied to farmers regardless of loyalty, although those who could prove their loyalty to the Union could stay in designated towns and those who could not were exiled entirely. Among those forced to leave were Kansas City, Missouri, founder John Calvin McCoy and its first mayor, William S. Gregory.

    In 1880, Samuel Stewart now 53, and his family are found living in Boone, Bates County, Mo farming. With him are the following children, all born in Missouri:
    Amelia B. Stewart, daughter, age 21
    Theodore Stewart, age 19
    David Jonathan Stewart, 17
    William Stewart, 15
    May Stewart, 10
    Elizabeth Stewart, 4

    David Jonathan Stewart (b. 12 Feb 1863) married at least twice (maybe more because he was older when he married Ida May.). When he was 33 he married a Ida May (McCrory) Lambert who was 27 and had an 8 yr old daughter. It was for her a 2nd marriage. She was Ida May McCrory, the daughter of Dewitt Clinton McCrory and his wife Louisa F. (Genett) McCrory who were living in Shaw, Marion County, Oregon but were originally from Minnesota. Ida May McCrory was born 16 June 1869 in Monticello, Wright County, MN. She had a brother named Herbert, also born in MN. Ida May McCrory had married 1st a ___Lambert when they lived in Minnesota by whom she had a child named Blanche H. Lambert born 20 Jan 1888 born in Minnesota. (She most likely married __Lambert in 1887 when she was 18.) The family apparently moved from MN to Oregon after Jan. 1888. I do not know if she divorced __Lambert or he died, but in 1895 she was living back with her parents as Ida M. Lambert, with her little girl Blanche Lambert who was 8 and they were now in Marion County, Oregon.

    Marriage records for Marion County, OR state that Ida M. Lambert married D.J. Stewart on 17 March 1896 at the Cook Hotel. The wedding was performed by W.C. Hubbard. Witnesses listed as D.B. McCrory (her dad) and P. Xennell. Unfortunately her little girl died on 24 March 1896, only 7 days after her marriage to David Jonathan Stewart, and is buried in Lone Oak Cemetery in Stayton, Marion County, OR.  Just a year after their marriage, Ida May and David Stewart had a little boy, Leroy Clinton Stewart, born 17 Feb 1897 in Stayton, Marion County, OR. The young couple moved to Clark County, Washington and were farming, where they appear in the 1900 census with her listed as ‘May’.

    Ida May (McCrory) (Lambert) Stewart herself did not live long. She died at age 36 on 5 June 1903, just 7 years into her 2nd marriage with David Jonathan Stewart when her son Leroy Clinton Stewart was just 6 years old.

     Her mother Louisa F. McCrory died at her home near Shaw on 16 Jan 1908 at the age of 67. Two small death notices appeared in the SML (Stayton Mail newspaper) on 17 Jan 1908 and the Statesman on 18 Jan 1908. Her father Dewitt Clinton McCrory died at the age of 73, at the home of his son Herbert Stewart, near Shaw. (Newspaper Stayton Mail 30 Nov 1911). Dewitt’s headstone says that he served as Corporal, Company F, 95th Illinois Volunteer Infantry (Union Army). I found him on a list showing that he enlisted 26 July 1862 and served until August 1865, a total of 3 years and 19 days. He was buried under ‘D.C.’ McCrory.

    His Union army service with the 95th Illinois Volunteer Infantry:
    Organized at Rockford, Ill., and mustered in September 4, 1862. Moved to Jackson, Tenn., November 4-12, 1862. Attached to 1st Brigade, 6th Division, Left Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. 1st Brigade, 6th Division, 16th Army Corps, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 6th Division, 17th Army Corps, to May, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 6th Division, 17th Army Corps, to September, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 17th Army Corps, to March, 1864. 2nd Brigade, Provisional Division, 17th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to June, 1864 (Non-Veterans). 2nd Brigade, Sturgis' Expedition, June, 1864 (Non-Veterans). Detached Brigade, 17th Army Corps, June, 1864 (Non-Veterans). 4th Brigade, 1st Division, 16th Army Corps, to December, 1864 (Non-Veterans). 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 17th Army Corps, April to December, 1864 (Veterans). 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Detachment, Army of the Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, to February, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 16th Army Corps (New), Military Division West Mississippi, to August, 1865.

    SERVICE.-Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign November, 1862, to January, 1863. At Memphis January 13-20, 1863. Moved to Lake Providence, La., January 20-26, and duty there till April. Skirmish at Old River, Lake Providence, February 10. Moved to Milliken's Bend, La., April 12. Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30. Battles of Fort Gibson, Miss., May 1; Raymond May 12; Jackson May 14; Champion's Hill May 16; Big Black River May 17. Siege of Vicksburg May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19-22 and June 25. Expedition to Mechanicsburg May 26-June 4. Surrender of Vicksburg July 4. Moved to Natchez, Miss., July 12-13, and duty there till October 17. Moved to Vicksburg October 17 and duty there till February, 1864. Meridian Campaign February 3-25. Veterans on furlough March-April. Red River Campaign March 10-May 22. Fort DeRussy March 14. Battle of Pleasant Hill, Pleasant Hill Landing, April 12-13. About Cloutiersville April 22-24. Natchitoches April 22. At Alexandria April 26-May 13. Boyce's Plantation and Wells' Plantation May 6. Twelve Mile Bayou and Bayou Boeuf May 7. Retreat to Morganza May 13-20. Mansura May 16. Yellow Bayou May 18. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., May 21-24, thence to Memphis, Tenn., May 28-30. Sturgis' Expedition to Guntown June 1-13. Brice's or Tishamingo Creek near Guntown June 10. Ripley June 11. Moved to St. Charles, Ark., August 3-6, thence to Duvall's Bluff September 1, and to Brownsville September 8. March through Arkansas and Missouri in pursuit of Price September 17-November 21. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., November 23.30. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. Moved to Eastport, Miss., and duty there till February 6, 1865. (Veterans joined 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 17th Army Corps, at Cairo, Ill., thence moved to Clifton, Tenn., and march to Ackworth, Ga., via Huntsville and Decatur, Ala., and Rome, Ga., April 28-June 8, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign June 8 to September 8. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Assault on Kenesaw Mountain June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Howell's Ferry July 5. On line of the Chattahoochie River July 6-17. Leggett's Bald Hill July 20-21. Battle of Atlanta July 22. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy's Station September 2-6. Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama September 29-November 3. Rejoined Regiment at Nashville, Tenn.)

    Moved to New Orleans, La., February 6-21, 1865, and duty there till March 12. Campaign against Mobile and its defences March 21-April 12. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 8. Assault and capture of Fort Blakely April 9. Occupation of Mobile April 12. March to Montgomery, Ala., April 13-25, and duty there till July. Moved to Meridian and Vicksburg, Miss. Mustered out August 17, 1865. Recruits transferred to 47th Illinois Infantry.
    Regiment lost during service 7 Officers and 77 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 204 Enlisted men by disease. Total 289.

    Ida May Stewart, her daughter Blanche Stewart, and her parents Dewitt Clinton McCrory and Francis F McCrory are all buried together in Lone Oak Cemetery in Stayton, Marion County, Oregon.

    The widower, David Jonathan Stewart remarried a woman named Ada Ellis on 16 January 1907 in Multnomah County, Oregon.

    Leroy Clinton Stewart joined the U.S. Navy. While in San Diego, he married on 10 May 1919 Bessie Velma Pore (Poor) who was born 8 April 1900. She was 19, he was 22. They had a daughter, Viola Vivian Stewart. Bessie V. Stewart was living with her twin sister and brother-in-law Jessie B.Warren and Roy Warren in the 1920 census. Leroy Clinton Stewart was not in the household, perhaps he was out to sea. The marriage did not last long. Leroy Clinton Stewart and Bessie V. Stewart divorced in San Diego. She remarried first. She married Logan Frank Burkett who described himself as  a stevedore for a steamship company in the 1930 census. ‘Frank’ Burkett, Bessie and 9 yr old Viola were living on Broadway Street in San Diego, along with her mother Elizabeth (Hessel) Pore/Poor.

    Biographical Sketch of the Delilah Boone-Samuel Stewart background from A Memorial and Biographical Record of Kansas City and Jackson County, MO
    Biographical Sketches

    Is an honored representative of a family of pioneers. His grandparents located in this state when it was under Spanish rule and he traces his ancestry in direct line back to Daniel Boone, who was his great-grandfather. This honored pioneer, who opened the way to civilization in Kentucky, was born October 22, 1734, in Bucks county, Pennsylvania, and was a son of Squire and Sarah (Morgan) Boone. When 14 years of age he accompanied his father to North Carolina, the family locating within a short distancer of the mouth of Kanawha river. In that colony he was married, on the 14th of August, 1756, to Rebecca Bryan, who was born January 9, 1739. Soon afterward he made a settlement in southwestern Virginia, on the bank of the Holston river. He loved pioneer life with the freedom and experiences of the frontier, and took great pleasure in making his way into unexplored regions. In 1760 he hunted through Tennessee, where he left a record on a beech tree, as follows:

    D Boone

    The following year he formed a party that started for Kentucky, but near the present site of the city of Abingdon the expedition disbanded. In 1764 he penetrated into the interior of the “dark and bloody” ground as far as Rock Castle branch of the Cumberland river. In 1769, in company with Findlay Stewart and others, he again started to explore Kentucky and lived the wild life of a hunter and pioneer in that state from 1769 until 1784. The record of his career there has largely become a matter of history, as it deals with the development and settlement of the state. He was connected with many stirring events, including a number of encounters with the Indians. Wild animals roamed through the forest and made it dangerous for one to venture out without firearms. Daniel Boone was frequently called upon for some prominent service. He was sent to negotiate a treaty with the Indians at Watauga and when the new state of Transylvania seemed on the eve of establishment he was chosen a delegate from one of the districts to the legislature at Boonesboro, where one of his first acts - characteristic of the thoughtfulness and kindness to man - was to offer a bill for the protection of game.

    When the effort to establish the new state fell through and Virginia divided Kentucky into the three counties of Fayette, Jefferson and Lincoln, he was appointed lieutenant colonel of Fayette county, and was also elected to represent that county at the legislature at Richmond, Virginia. When Boonesboro was organized as a town he was made one of its trustees. In 1774 Lord Dunmore, an organizing his Shawnee campaign, placed Daniel Boone in command of three garrisons, -- one at Fort Union - now called Louisburg - and Donnelly's fort and Stewart's fort in Greenbrier county, Kentucky, to protect citizens in the rear of General Lewis' army. He removed his family to Kanawha, and was appointed lieutenant colonel and elected to the legislature at that place. About 1790 he settled in West Virginia, where he made his home until 1795, when he came to Missouri, taking up his residence in the territory that was then under Spanish rule. He died September 26, 1820, and his wife passed away March 18, 1813.

    In their family were 9 children. This included Daniel Morgan Boone, grandfather of our subject, who was born in 1769, and was reared in Kentucky. He was married March 3, 1800, to Sarah Lewis, who was born January 29, 1786. They settled in St. Charles, Missouri, and subsequently removed to Kansas, where Mr. Boone was engaged in farming among the Kaw Indians for 5 years. He then returned to this state, locating first in Westport township, and then in Washington township, Jackson county, on Section 4, and later removing to Section 20. He served as a soldier in the War of 1812, and held the rank of colonel. His death occurred on the home farm in Washington township, July 13, 1837, and his wife passed away June 19, 1850. They had a family of 9 children: John W., Nathan, Daniel, Lindsey and Edward - all now deceased; Elizabeth Levice, who married Mr. White; and Alonzo, James and Morgan, who also have passed away.

    Daniel Boone, father of our subject, was born in St. Charles county, Missouri, March 27, 1809, and came with his parents to Jackson county. He was married in January, 1832, to Marie Constance Philibert, a native of Canada and a daughter of Gabriel Philibert, of French descent. Her parents started from Canada to St. Louis, Missouri, and while on the way the wagon in which they were traveling was overturned, falling upon them, and both parents died from the effects of the injury! Their children were as follows: Gabriel, Mary Ann, John, Joseph, Jean Baptiste, Marie Constance and Peter. All are now deceased. Mrs. Boone was born March 13, 1812, and was therefore very young at the time of her parents' deaths. She was taken to St. Louis and was reared by a family who lived on the river bank at the foot of Washington street. Her brother Gabriel was a gunsmith with the Kaw Indian agency in Kansas, and while visiting him she became the wife of Daniel Boone, the marriage ceremony being performed by Rev. Thomas Johnson. They took up their residence on Section 4, Westport township, Jackson county, where Mr. Boone purchased a tract of land. This he afterward sold to Boone Hays, and removed to Section 20, Washington township, where he made his home for 60 years. His chief occupation was farming, but he was identified with many of the events that go to make up the history of the early development of Jackson county. He was also one of the California Argonauts of '49, who crossed the plains to the Pacific slope. Again during the war he visited California and Idaho. His death occurred February 22, 1880, but his widow yet survives. She can relate many interesting incidents of life on the frontier, for she has lived in Jackson county for 63 years, -- a record that is equaled by few.

    To Daniel and Marie C. Boone were born 12 children, 11 of whom reached years of maturity. Elizabeth became the wife of John Stewart, but both are now deceased. Their children were Daniel, Jennie, Josephine and Leander. Delilah is the deceased wife of Samuel Stewart, and her children are Mary Jane, Amelia Belle, Theodore, David, William, May and Elizabeth. Mary Jane became the wife of Leonard Fuqua, and they have one son, John Bell. Alonzo Havington died unmarried. Napoleon is the gentleman whose name introduces this biographical account. Theodore W. is married and lives in Idaho, and has 11 children, namely: Ernest, Robert, Clara, James, Gertrude, Lou, May, Minnie, Grace, John and Florence. Daniel is married and resides in Washington township, and his family numbers 7 children, -- Claude, Maud, Daniel, Della, Earl, Leo and Stella. Cassandra is the wife of George Douglas, of Randolph county, Missouri and they have 6 children - Rosella, Nathan, Dollie, Elka, Rolla and Dee. Nathan resides in Washington township and is unmarried. Margaret is now the wife of Lemuel Stevenson, and by a former marriage had one son, Boone Gordon. John is married and lives in Washington township, and his family numbers 4 children - Arlie, Velma, Forest and an infant. James Harvey completes the family and resides with his mother. The father of this family was a member of the Methodist church, and a democrat in political views.

    We now take up the personal history of Napoleon Boone, a well known and highly respected farmer of Westport township. He was born on the old homestead in Washington township, October 1, 1842, and remained there until 17 years of age, when he started out in life for himself. In 1859 he went to Colorado, crossing the plains with his father on a freighting expedition. He afterward drove a team from Kansas City to Fort Lyons, also from that point to Fort Union, to Albuquerque and to Santa Fe, New Mexico. He also engaged in freighting to Fort Laramie, and from Fort Atchison went to Fort Lyons, Colorado. As assistant wagon-master for Major Barr & Company, he went to Salt Lake City, thence to Virginia City, Montana, for Al Spottswood. Subsequently he returned to Salt Lake City for Mr. Jennings and had charge of the stockades there during the succeeding winter.

    On the 6th of March, 1865, Mr. Boone purchased a horse and proceeded to Virginia City, Montana, where he engaged in mining during the summer. On the 28th of August he started on a return trip to Kansas City, and in the spring he went to Nebraska City, starting out as a teamster. On reaching Julesburg the train was turned over to him as wagon-master. He made three trips from the mountains to Fort Kearney, and during the winter had in charge a herd of cattle on the Bijou river, 65 miles east of Denver. The following summer he hauled grain on the stage line, then went to the Black Hills, and hauled railroad ties for the Union Pacific Railroad. In the autumn he returned home and in 1868 engaged in farming.

    On the 14th of January, 1869, Mr. Boone married Miss Jennie Douglas, a native of Kentucky and a daughter of William and Emily (Dooley) Douglas, who came to Jackson county in 1850, and removed to the farm on which Mr. Boone is now living in 1851. Mr. Douglas died March 20, 1886, but his widow is now living with her daughter. They had 6 children: Albin, who is living in Washington township; Harriet Watts, deceased; George, of Randolph county, Missouri; Mrs. Boone; Joseph of Washington township; and Mrs. Lizzie Lee, of Cockrell, Missouri (named after the senator).

    On their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Boone located on Section 20, Washington township, and there improved a good farm. In 1891 they removed to their present home, where he has erected a fine residence and made excellent improvements, having now one of the most valuable and desirable places in this locality. They have had 8 children, of whom 7 are now living, namely: William, who died at the age of 18 years; Benjamin F.; Flora; John Wallace; James; Albert D.; Rachel and Adlai Grover.

    In his political views Mr. Boone has always been a stalwart democrat, and is unfaltering in his support of the principles of the party. He has served as a delegate to conventions, but has never been a politician in the sense of office-seeking. He served as school director for several terms, and the cause of education finds in him a stalwart champion. He is a thoroughly reliable business man, energetic and enterprising, and his possessions have largely been acquired through his own efforts. As a representative of an honored pioneer family he stands prominently before the people today, and he has himself been largely connected with frontier life, having traveled all over the west during the days of its early history.