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]

BIRCHFIELD, Susannah (1828-1903): m1. 1848 HUSSEY, Elbridge Mills; m2. 17 Nov 1881 FLYNN, William

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

COMLEY, Jennings B. (1827- ): m'd MCFADDEN, Dorinda

DESHIELDS, William (c1809- ): m'd c1830 ( ), Elizabeth; settled Clackamas Co

EARHART, Rocky P. (1837- ): m'd 1863 BURDEN, N. A.; arrived via ship

EHLEN, Charles:

GRAF, Fred (1833- ): m'd 1873 CARUTHERS, Carrie

HARER, David Asbury (1822-1908) md 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) md 1869 GRIGSBY, Teresa Angeline (1852-?)

HARER, Obedience (1829-1908 md 1859 HAZELTON, Richard Pierce (?-?)

HARER, Sarah (1825-1863), md 1859 McCLURE, Robert (1825-1905)

HARER, William Jasper (1842- ) md 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 ) md 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

PIKE, James: see 1854 emigrant list

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, 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.



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