Emigrants to Oregon in 1855
compiled by Stephenie Flora
copyright © 2009
Due to numerous requests I have agreed to expand my lists to include 1853, 1854 and 1855. I will add families for this year as I encounter them. If you have family that came in 1855 and wish to submit it to the list I can be contacted at the email address at the bottom of this page.
BAYLEY, James R. Dr.: (1820- ) m'd HARPOLE, Elizabeth; probably arrived via ship
BAYLEY, JAMES R., M.D.--Born in Clark County, Ohio, in 1819. Received an academic education at Springfield; commenced the study of medicine in 1841, and graduated from the Ohio Medical College three years later. Practiced several years in Ohio. Married Miss Elizabeth Harpole. Settled at Corvallis, Oregon, in 1857, and has lived there ever since. Was a member of the Territorial Council in 1856 and 1857, and has twice been judge of Benton County. Was State Senator in 1866 and 1868; and supervisor of internal revenue from 1869 until 1873. Has taken thirty-two degrees in Masonry, and is Past Grand High Priest, and Past Grand Master of the Masons of Oregon." [History of the Willamette Valley by Herbert Lang p. 832]
BLANK FAMILY RESEARCHER:
BLANK, Lydia ( -1856): m'd SPENCER, George Henry; died in early 1856 at Forest Grove from tuberculosis
BOOTHE, Sarah M. (1855- ): m'd JOHNSON, George
BREWER, John A. (c1845-1905): m'd HAUSE, Elizabeth C.
CHASTAIN, William (1831- ):
COFFEY, James (1836 - ): m'd 1860 HARGON, Johanna
"COFFEY, JAMES--Born in Ireland in 1836; came to America, and to Oregon in 1855, settling at King s Valley, Benton County. At present resides in Salem, where he is in business as a furniture dealer. Is justice of the peace of Marion County. Married Miss Johanna Hargon in San Francisco, California, in 1860. Their children are John B., Julia, James D., Mary A., Margaret L., and Isabelle J." [History of the Willamette Valley by Herbert Lang p. 832-3]
COMLEY, Jennings B. (1827- ): m'd MCFADDEN, Dorinda
"COMLEY, JENNINGS B.--Is a resident of Albany, Linn County, and a carpenter and joiner by occupation. He was born in Kentucky, September 21, 1827; married Dorinda McFadden, and their children are George E., Adrian A., and Edward J. Mr. Comley served four years in the city council of Albany after its first organization." [History of the Willamette Valley by Herbert Lang p. 833]
DESHIELDS, William (c1809- ): m'd c1830 ( ), Elizabeth; settled Clackamas Co
EARHART, Rocky P. (1837- ): m'd 1863 BURDEN, N. A.; arrived via ship
"EARHART, ROCKEY P.--Born in Franklin, Ohio, June 23, 1837, and was reared and educated in that State. Came to Oregon via the Isthmus, and became clerk in the quartermaster s department of the United States army posts at Vancouver and The Dalles. Dealt in merchandise in the West Side counties, and afterward served as United States Indian agent at the Warm Springs agency, and subsequently chief clerk, special Indian agent, and secretary of the Board of United States Commissioners to the Klaniath and Modoc tribes. In 1868, having concluded these employments, he went into business in Salem, and continued so for four years. He managed the Chemeketa Hotel in that town for a year or more. Represented Marion County in the Legislature in 1870. Was afterward business manager of the Daily Bulletin newspaper at Portland. From 1874 until 1878 he was chief clerk in the surveyor general s office, resigning then to enter upon his duties as Secretary of the State of Oregon, to which he had been elected. Was re-nominated for that position in 1882, and elected by twenty-five hundred majority. Mr. Earhart is a very prominent Free Mason, and has attained the thirty-third degree therein. Has held high offices in various lodges, and assisted in the organization of the first Cornmandery of Knights Templar established in the Northwest. Has been Grand Master of the Masons of Oregon (1878 and 1879). Married July 1863, Miss N. A. Burden, of Polk County. They have four daughters." [History of the Willamette Valley by Herbert Lang p. 833]
GRAF, Fred (1833- ): m'd 1873 CARUTHERS, Carrie
"GRAF, FRED--Born in Bavaria, in 1833; came to Oregon in 1855, and to Albany in 1867. In 1870 entered the furniture and undertaking business in partnership with William Fromin, in that town, and has continued in it since. Married Miss Carrie Caruthers in 1873, and they have four children Hattie, Lillie, Katie, and Fred." [History of the Willamette Valley by Herbert Lang p. 833-4]
HARER, David Asbury (1822-1908) m’d 1850 BEAN, Mary Josephine (1833-1921)
HARER, Evan (1791-1873): m'd MCLENDON, Obedience
HARER, Henderson (1833-1906), NEVER MARRIED
HARER, Nathaniel Green (1842-1912) m’d 1869 GRIGSBY, Teresa Angeline (1852-?)
HARER, Obedience (1829-1908 m’d 1859 HAZELTON, Richard Pierce (?-?)
HARER, Sarah (1825-1863), m’d 1859 McCLURE, Robert (1825-1905)
HARER, William Jasper (1842- ) m’d 1887 BAKER, Clara Cumins (1868- )
LONG, Mary: m'd WALLING, John R.
MAY, Jeptha (1820- ): m'd 1846 [ ], Amy Ann
McLENDON, Obedience (1793-aft 1880 ) m’d Evan HARER (1791-1873) This couple and 6 of their 14 children traveled to Oregon in 1855. Later several family members moved to CA and Phoenix, AZ area. Some went to CA and AZ before coming to Oregon after 1855.
MILLER, Louis (1836- ): DAVIS, Sallie
"MILLER, LOUIS--Born in St. Louis, Missouri, May 12, 1836; came to Oregon in 1855; occupation, butcher; present residence, Turner. Wife's previous name, Sallie Davis. Children Lizzie, Ollie, Louis, Pearl, Emma, and Roy." [History of the Willamette Valley by Herbert Lang p. 834]
PIKE, James: see 1854 emigrant list
SPENCER FAMILY RESEARCHER:
SPENCER, Emma Louise (c1851- ): d/o George and Lydia (Blank) Spencer
SPENCER, George Henry: m'd BLANK, Lydia
TYLER, Adelia Jane (c1850- ): d/o Hiram and Elizabeth Tyler
TYLER, Elizabeth: m1. TYLER, Hiram; husband died 14 Aug 1854 on Truckey River; m2. 1856 SOVERNS, George; settled Lane Co
TYLER, William Henry (c1842- ): s/o Hiram and Elizabeth Tyler
WALLING FAMILY RESEARCHER:
WALLING, George Perry: s/o John and Mary (Long) Walling; owned rug manufacturing business in Portland
WALLING, John R.: m'd LONG, Mary; s/o Gabriel and Lucy (Rorick) Walling; see other family members in 1847 list
WRIGHT, William P. (1839- ): m'd WILLARD, Maria L.
"WRIGHT, WILLIAM P.--Born in New York City in 1839, the son of Captain J. S. Wright, the celebrated navigator and master of steamships. He came to the Pacific Coast in 1855, and has traveled very extensively, visiting nearly every portion of Oregon, Washington and California. Resides now at Dallas, Polk County. Is the United States deputy surveyor for that region. He married Maria L., daughter of Dr. G. K. Willard,in Olympia, WT . T., and their children's names are Willard G., Pansy R., John F., and Dora B." [History of the Willamette Valley by Herbert Lang p. 835]
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