BIBLIOGRAPHY


Individuals:
My thanks go out to all of the descendants who consistently share information on their families with me.  I have listed them as family researchers on my Researchers page.  The individuals below have gone beyond their own families and consistently shared information and support.  To them I wish to give a special thank you:

Gray Alexander (1844,1846,1847,1852)
William Barber 
(Townsend, 1846)
Karen Beagle
(Beagle, Crisp, 1843 emigrants)
Skip Belanger (Blanchard, 1851 emigrants) 
Peggy Lovelace Contreras
(1844, REES, early emigrants)
Gale Corson (Barlow, Hedges, 1844, 1845, 1851)
Warren "Tuck" Forsythe
(Whitman Massacre participants)
Glen Harrison
(early emigrants)
Stafford Hazelett
(Hazelett, Sager, Pringle, 1844 & 1846 emigrants)
Ferne Hellie
(Croisan, Hibbard)
Cecil Houk
 (Ford, 1843, early emigrants)
Kristin Johnson (1846)

Justine Jones
(Lewis, Gilliam, 1844 emigrants)
Kari Kandoll
(Boggs, 1846, 1851 and 1853 emigrants) 
Pat Kohnen (emigrants prior to 1843)
Denise Merritt (Belieu, Gage, Gilliam, 1844and early emigrants)
Nancy Prevost
(1847 emigrants)
Lois Powell (Walker descendant)
Addie Dyal Rickey (early emigrants)
John Ridgeway (Hinshaw, Ridgeway. early emigrants)
Ross Smith
(Smith, 1845, 1846, Southern Route)
Jim Tompkins
(Hawley, early emigrants)

GENERAL RESOURCES:
A Century of Coos and Curry; History of Southwest Oregon by Emil R. Peterson; Binford & Mort, Portland, OR 1952
A Small World of Our Own compiled by Robert A. Bennett; Pioneer Press Books, Walla Walla, WA 1985
An Illustrated History of the State of Oregon by Harvey K. Hines; The Lewis Publishing Co, Chicago, IL 1893
An Illustrated History of Baker, Grant, Malheur and Harney Counties; Western Historical Publishing Co,  Spokane, WA 1902
An Illustrated History of Central Oregon, Embracing Wasco, Sherman, Gilliam, Wheeler, Crook, Lake and Klamath Counties; Western Historical Publishing Co, Spokane, WA 1905
An Illustrated History of Umatilla County and Morrow County by William Parsonsand W.S. Shiach; W.H. Lever, Spokane Wa 1902
An Illustrated History of Union and Wallowa Counties; Western Historical Publishing Co, Spokane, WA 1902
Barlow Road compiled by Clackamas and Wasco County Historical Societies
Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest Compiled by Harriet Duncan Munnick in collaboration with Mikell Delores Warner
Conversations with Pioneer Women, The Lockley Files edited by Mike Helm; Rainy Day Press, Eugene, OR 1981
Conversations with Bullwhackers, Muleskinners....The Lockley Files edited by Mike Helm; Rainy Day Press, Eugene, OR
Covered Wagon Women Vol 1-11 by Kenneth Holmes
Encyclopedia of Northwest Biography; The American Historical Co, New York, NY 1941-1943 Vol 1-2
Genealogical Material Available in Oregon Donation Land Claims; by Oregon Genealogical Forum [5 vols]
History of Benton Co, Oregon by David D. Fagan; A. G. Walling Printing, Portland, OR 1885
History of Klamath County, Oregon by Rachel Applegate Good; Klamath Falls, OR 1941
History of Oregon by Charles Henry Carey; The Pioneer Historical Publishing Co, Chigaco, IL 1922 Vol 2-3
History of Portland, Oregon by Harvey Whitefield Scott; D. Mason & Co, Syracuse, NY 1890
History of Southern Oregon Comprising Jackson, Josephine, Douglas, Curry and Coos Counties by Albert G. Walling; A.G. Walling Printing, Portland, OR 1884
History of The Bench and Bar; Historical Publishing Co, Portland, OR 1910
History of The Columbia River Valley from The Dalles to the Sea by Fred Lockley; S.J. Clarke Publishing Co, Chicago, IL 1928 Vol 2-3
History of The Pacific Northwest, Oregon and Washington; North Pacific History Co, Portland, OR, 1889 Vol 2
History of the Silverton Country by Robert H. Downs
History of The Willamette Valley by Herbert O. Lang; Himes & Lang, Portland, OR, 1885
History of The Willamette Valley, Oregon by Robert Carlton Clark; S.J. Clarke Publishing Co, Chicago, IL 1927 Vol 2-3
Illustrated History of Lane County, Oregon by Albert G. Walling; A.G. Walling Printing, Portland, OR 1884
Men of Champoeg by Caroline Dobbs; Metropolitan Press, Portland, OR 1932
Oregon Folks by Fred Lockley
Oregon For The Curious by Ralph Friedman
Oregon Geographic Names by Lewis A. McArthur
Oregon Historical Society Quarterly and it's predecessor, Transactions of the Oregon Pioneer Association some issues available through Oregon Historical Society, 1200 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR 97205.
Oregon Native Son; Native Son Publishing Co, 1899-1901 Vol 1-2
Oregon's Golden Years by Miles F. Potter
Overland Passages : edited by Kris White and Mary-Catherine Cuthill. A guide to journals, diaries, letters, reminiscences in the Oregon Historical Society collection. Further information is available by writing to (Manuscript Librarian, Oregon Historical Society,
1200 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR 97205)
Oregon Spectator: first newspaper published at Oregon City
Pen Pictures of Representative Men of Oregon by Frank E. Hodgkin, Farmer and Dairyman Publishing Co, Portland, OR 1882
Pictorial Oregon, the Wonderland; Portland Press Club, Portland, OR 1915
Pioneer Days of Oregon History Vol II by Samuel Clarke
Pioneer History of Coos and Curry Counties, Oregon by Orvil Dodge; Capital Printing Co, Salem, OR 1898
Platte River Road Narratives by Merrill Mattes
Political and Official History and Register of Oregon, Appendix to 20th Biennial report of Oregon Secretary of State 1897-8, Salem, OR
Portland, Oregon, Its History and Builders by Joseph Gaston; S.J. Clarke Publishing Co, Chicago, IL, 1911 Vol 2-3
Portrait and Bbiographical Record of Portland and Vicinity; Chapman Publishing Co, Cicago, IL 1903
Portrait and Bbiographical Record of The Willamette Valley; Chapman Publishing Co, Cicago, IL 1903
Portrait and Bbiographical Record of Western Oregon; Chapman Publishing Co, Cicago, IL 1904
Republican League Register, A Record of the Republican Party in the State of Oregon; The Register Publishing Co, Portland, OR 1896
Ten Years in Oregon by Daniel Lee and Joseph Frost; reprinted by Ye Galleon Press, Fairfield, WA, 1968
The Beginning of the West by Louise Barry; published by Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS
The Centennial History of Oregon, 1811-1912 by Joseph Gaston; S.J. Clarke Publishing Co, Chicago, IL 1912 Vol 2-4
The Mountain Men and the Fur Trade of the Far West by LeRoy Reuben Hafen; A.H. Clark Co, Glendale, CA, 1965-72 Vol 1-9
The Overland Migrations; Dept of the Interior
The Plains Across by John D. Unruh Jr.
The Prairie Traveler by Captain Randolph B. Marcy; originally published 1859 by The War Department, republished by Applewood Books, Bedford, Mass.
The Trail West by John M. Townley, A Bibliography - Index to Western American Trail, 1841 -1869. Lists known diaries, reminiscences by surname. Includes indexes by Chronological, Subject and Trail.
The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft: History of Oregon by Hubert Howe Bancroft, The History Co Publishers, 1886.
We'll All Go Home In The Spring by Robert A. Bennett
Willamette Landings; Oregon Historical Society
Women's Diaries of the Westward Journey by Lillian Schlissel
Women's Voices From the Oregon Trail by Susan G. Butruille

Online Resources:
Paper Trail:  http://www.paper-trail.org a compilation of names in overland journals researched and put on a CD by OCTA (check their web site for more information)
Oregon Trail Emigrant Resources available at Oregon State Library   http://oregon.gov/OSL/GRES/OregonTrailBibliography.pdf compilation of diaries, letters, articles related to early Oregon residents
BLM Land Records:  http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/patentSearch/  provides information on land purchases by surname and location
Oregon State Archives Online Databases http://genealogy.state.or.us/  provides a  records search by surname 
US GenWeb:
http://www.usgenweb.org/ information on resources, cemetery listings, biographies


Newspapers:  Letters to home talking about a family’s emigration were often published in hometown papers.  Sometimes in the fall the local newspapers would mention the names of new arrivals, especially if they were coming to join family.  Obituaries sometimes mention year of emigration and others in same train
     
Heritage Trail Press  http://www.heritagetrailpress.com/   "for a fee" website offering early Oregon, Idaho, Utah newspapers
    
 Newspaper Archives  http://newspaperachive.com/  "for a fee" website that features early newspapers nationally
     
University of Oregon Newspaper Project  http://oregonnews.uoregon.edu/  has some online newspapers for free; lists newspapers available in Oregon for the various communities; houses largest collection of early newspapers in Oregon

Book Sites For Sale:
Arthur H. Clark Company:
http://www.ahclark.com/ features historical publications and journals for sale
Fetch Book:
http://www.fetchbook.info/
does a search of over 60 bookstores for the author or title you are seeking and lists the locations and prices for comparison
Google Books:
http://books.google.com/ provides online books as well as books for sale on all topics
Higginson Book  Store: http://www.higginsonbooks.com/ specializes in genealogies and local histories for sale
RootsBook.com:
http://www.rootsbooks.com/shop.php  books for sale that pertain to a specific geographic region 

Book Online:
Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts:
http://infomotions.com/alex/ features online books in full original form
Early American History:
http://www.1st-hand-history.org/index.htm   online publications in full original form available on early Oregon
Google Books:
http://books.google.com/ provides online books in full original form as well as books for sale on all topics

Published Biographies: 
Oregon Biographical Index:  In 1976 Oregon State University published an index of 47 historical volumes containing biographies.  I have a copy that I use frequently.  This publication was usually only found in research centers but I recently inquired and they are going to make it available online at the Oregon State University website.
Oregon Biographies Project:    http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~jtenlen/ORBios/oregon.html biographies from early Oregon publications. 
Oregon Blue Book:
http://bluebook.state.or.us/notable/nothome.htm notable Oregonians and their biographies
Christian Churches and Pioneer Ministers:  
http://ncbible.org/nwh/orhistmenu.html this website provided by Charles Dailey contains information on early christian churches and the biographies of the early pioneer ministers that became know throughout Oregon
Oregon WPA Life Histories http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/wpaintro/orcat.html 

Special Collections:
Ancestry.com  http://www.ancestry.com   a "for a fee" site that supplies online primary records.  It also features “Family Tree” information supplied by researchers.  Use the family tree information with caution!
Footnote http://www.footnote.com   a "for a fee" site in partnership with National Archives, Footnote, features all types of online primary record information including military records, FBI investigations, etc.
Genealogical Forum of Oregon http://www.gfo.org/  houses one of the larger genealogical collections in the state.  It has collections that cover most states with a larger part devoted to Oregon. There is a small daily fee to use the collection for non members.
Oregon Historical Society http://www.ohs.org/  houses manuscripts and trail journals as well as individual family information
Oregon GenWeb:  http://www.orgenweb.org/ collection of online information on early Oregon residents.  Includes a cemetery project with a search feature.  Free.
Oregon State Archives:
http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/banners/genealogy.htm features online searchable database for early Oregon records
Oregon State Library http://oregon.gov/OSL/GRES/genealogy.shtml  The genealogical room houses numerous publications for the various counties as well as other states
Oregon State Library Photo Website:
http://photos.lib.state.or.us/  features online searchable database for early Oregon photos
Salem History Project:
http://www.salemhistory.net/ includes online biographies, local history and photos

Native Americans:
America's Fascinating Indian Heritage
: The Reader's Digest Association, Inc; Pleasantville, NY
An Account of the Origin And Early Prosecution of the Indian War in Oregon: by Lt. Col. Charles S. Drew; Ye Galleon Press, Fairfield, WA
Chief Joseph Country, Land of the Nez Perce: By Bill Bulick, The Caxton Printers, Ltd, Caldwell, ID, 1994
An Arrow In The Earth, General Joel Palmer and the Indians of Oregon: by Terence O'Donnell, Oregon Historical Society Press, Portland, OR
Chief's & Change in the Oregon Country, Indian Relations at Fort Nez Perces 1818-1855 Vol II: by Theodore Stern; Oregon State University Press, Corvallis, OR
Indian Wars of the Pacific Northwest: by Ray Hoard Glassley; Binford and Mort, 1972 (aka Pacific Northwest Indian Wars, 1953)
Myths and Legends of the Pacific Northwest: By Katharine Berry Judson; A.C. McClure Co, 1910, Chicago; reproduction 1967 by Shorey Book Store, Seattle, WA
Native Peoples of the Northwest: By Jan Halliday & Gail Chehak in cooperation with the Affiliated Tribes of the Northwest Indian; Sasquatch Books, Seattle, WA
The Cayuse Indians by Robert H. Ruby and John A. Brown

Explorers:
Adventure At Astoria 1810-1814:
by Gabriel Franchère; translated and Edited by Hoyt C. Franchère; University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
Captain Gray's Voyages of Discovery 1787-1793
by Frances E. Cross & Charles M. Parkin Jr.
Memoirs of My Life, John Charles Fremont, Explorer of the American West:
by John Charles Fremont; new introduction by Charles M. Rrobinson III, Cooper Square Press, 2001 
Our Pacific Northwest, Yesterday and Today: by Babcock and Babcock, McGraw-Hill Publishing Co
The History of the Lewis and Clark Expedition by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, edited by Elliott Coues; Dover Publications Inc, New York
The Journal of Patrick Gass, edited by Carol Lynn MacGregor, Mountain Press Publishing Company, Missoula, Montana
Adventure At Astoria 1810-1814
by Gabriel Franchere, translated and edited by Hoyt C. Franchere; University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, Oklahoma
The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, History of the Northwest Coast by Hubert Howe Bancroft, Vol XXVIII, A.L. Bancroft & Company, 1884
Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson and the Opening of the American West by Stephen E. Ambrose; Simon and Schuster, 1996
Vancouver's Discovery of Puget Sound: By Edmond S. Meany; Binford & Mort, Publishers, Portland, OR, 1957

Missions and Missionaries:
A History of Oregon Methodism
by Thomas D. Yarnes, D.D.; edited by Harvey E. Tobie, The Parthenon Press
Cabin on the Cowlitz by Margaret Wallace, Cowlitz Historical Society, September 1978 Vol XX No. 3
Equality on the Oregon Frontier, Jason Lee and the Methodist Mission 1834-1843 by Robert J. Loewenberg; University of Washington Press, 1976
Father Jean Baptiste Abraham Brouillet, Answering the Call by Myrna M. Schossr, 1999
How Marcus Whitman Saved Oregon by Oliver W. Nixon; Star Publishing Company, 1895
Juggernaut, The Whitmans Massacre Trial, 1850 by Ronald B. Lansing; Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society, 1995
Life and Letters of Mrs. Jason Lee by Theressa Gay; Metropolitan Press Publishers, Portland, OR

Lorinda Bewley and the Whitman Massacre
by Myra Sager Helm; Printed by the Pacific Northwest National Parks and Forest Association
Lorinda Bewley--Pioneer Woman, Victim of Violence by Philip Mulkey Hunt, 2000
Missionary Footpaths by Sylvia Mattson; Mission Mill Museum, 1978
Seven for Oregon
by Cornelia Shields; Cream Springs Press, Dayton, WA, 1986
Shallow Grave at Waiilatpu: The Sagers West by Erwin N. Thompson; Press of The Oregon Historical Society. 1985
Ten Years in Oregon by Daniel Lee and Joseph Frost; reprinted by Ye Galleon Press, Fairfield, WA, 1968
The Grains by Margaret Jewett Bailey; edited by Evelyn Leasher and Robert J. Frank, Oregon State University Press, 1985
The Great Command by Nard Jones; Little, Brown and Company, Boston-Toronto, 1959
The Whitman Massacre of 1847 by Catherine, Elizabeth and Matilda Sager; reprinted Ye Galleon Press, Fairfield, WA, 1986
The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, History of the Northwest Coast by Hubert Howe Bancroft, Vol XXVIII, A.L. Bancroft & Company, 1884
Travels of J.H. Wilbur, Journal 1846-1848 by J.H. Wilbur; Willamette University, 1975
Whitman Mission by Erwin N. Thompson; National Park Service Historical Hambook Series No. 37, Washington, D.C., 1964
William Roberts, Circuit Riding Superintendent of the Oregon-California Mission Conference, 1847-1853
 compiled by Commissions on Archives and History of the Oregon-Idaho and the Pacific Northwest Conferences of the United Methodist Church, 2002
 

Fur Traders and French Canadians:
Adventurers of Oregon, A Chronicle of the Fur Trade
by Constance L. Skinner; New Haven, Yale University Press, 1921
Adventures of The First Settlers On The Oregon
by Alexander Ross, edited by Milo Milton Quaife, Citadel Press Inc, 1969 
Champoeg: Place of Transition
by John A. Hussey;  Oregon Historical Society 1967
Children of the Fur Trade by John C. Jackson; Mountain Press Publishing Co, Missoula, Montana, 1995
French Fur Traders & Voyageurs in the American West edited by LeRoy R. Hafen; University of Nebraska Press, 1997
Men of Champoeg by Caroline C. Dobbs; reprinted by Emerald Valley Craftsman, 1975
Jedediah Smith and the Opening of the West by Dale L. Morgan; University of Nebraska Press, 1964
The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, History of the Northwest Coast by Hubert Howe Bancroft, Vol XXVIII, A.L. Bancroft & Company, 1884
Traders' Tales
by Elizabeth Vibert; University of Oklahoma Press, 1997 

Early Government:
General Resources
(see above)
Champoeg: Place of Transition by John A. Hussey;  Oregon Historical Society 1967
The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, History of the Northwest Coast
by Hubert Howe Bancroft, Vol XXVIII, A.L. Bancroft & Company, 1884

1838 and earlier:
General Resources (see above)
A History of Oregon Methodism by Thomas D. Yarnes, D.D.; edited by Harvey E. Tobie, The Parthenon Press
Adventurers of Oregon, A Chronicle of the Fur Trade by Constance L. Skinner; New Haven, Yale University Press, 1921
Adventures of The First Settlers On The Oregon
by Alexander Ross, edited by Milo Milton Quaife, Citadel Press Inc, 1969
Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest Compiled by Harriet Duncan Munnick in collaboration with Mikell Delores Warner.
Champoeg: Place of Transition by John A. Hussey;  Oregon Historical Society 1967
Children of the Fur Trade by John C. Jackson; Mountain Press Publishing Co, Missoula, Montana, 1995
Descendants as noted in listings
Equality on the Oregon Frontier, Jason Lee and the Methodist Mission 1834-1843 by Robert J. Loewenberg; University of Washington Press, 1976
French Fur Traders & Voyageurs in the American West edited by LeRoy R. Hafen; University of Nebraska Press, 1997
How Marcus Whitman Saved Oregon by Oliver W. Nixon; Star Publishing Company, 1895
Men of Champoeg by Caroline C. Dobbs; reprinted by Emerald Valley Craftsman, 1975
Missionary Footpaths
by Sylvia Mattson; Mission Mill Museum, 1978
Platte River Road Narratives Merrill Mattes p.48-55
Jedediah Smith and the Opening of the West by Dale L. Morgan; University of Nebraska Press, 1964
Stephenie Flora misc files in private collection
Ten Years in Oregon
by Daniel Lee and Joseph Frost; reprinted by Ye Galleon Press, Fairfield, WA, 1968
The Beginning of the West by Louise Barry p.45-362; Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS, 1972
The Grains by Margaret Jewett Bailey; edited by Evelyn Leasher and Robert J. Frank, Oregon State University Press, 1985
The Great Command by Nard Jones; Little, Brown and Company, Boston-Toronto, 1959
The Trail West by John M. Townley, A Bibliography - Index to Western American Trail, 1841 -1869
The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, History of the Northwest Coast by Hubert Howe Bancroft, Vol XXVIII, A.L. Bancroft & Company, 1884
Traders' Tales by Elizabeth Vibert; University of Oklahoma Press, 1997 


1839:
General Resources (see above)
A History of Oregon Methodism by Thomas D. Yarnes, D.D.; edited by Harvey E. Tobie, The Parthenon Press
Adventurers of Oregon, A Chronicle of the Fur Trade by Constance L. Skinner; New Haven, Yale University Press, 1921
Adventures of The First Settlers On The Oregon
by Alexander Ross, edited by Milo Milton Quaife, Citadel Press Inc, 1969
An 1839 Wagon Train Journal by Thomas Jefferson Farnham
Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest Compiled by Harriet Duncan Munnick in collaboration with Mikell Delores Warner.
Champoeg: Place of Transition by John A. Hussey;  Oregon Historical Society 1967
Children of the Fur Trade by John C. Jackson; Mountain Press Publishing Co, Missoula, Montana, 1995
Descendants as noted in listings
Diary of Asahel Munger and Wife by Asahel Munger; Oregon Historical Society Quarterly Vol 8 p.387-405
Equality on the Oregon Frontier, Jason Lee and the Methodist Mission 1834-1843 by Robert J. Loewenberg; University of Washington Press, 1976

French Fur Traders & Voyageurs in the American West edited by LeRoy R. Hafen; University of Nebraska Press, 1997
How Marcus Whitman Saved Oregon by Oliver W. Nixon; Star Publishing Company, 1895
Men of Champoeg by Caroline C. Dobbs; reprinted by Emerald Valley Craftsman, 1975
Missionary Footpaths
by Sylvia Mattson; Mission Mill Museum, 1978
Oregonian Newspaper; Nov 28 1886, Portland, Oregon
Platte River Road Narratives Merrill Mattes p.48-55
Jedediah Smith and the Opening of the West by Dale L. Morgan; University of Nebraska Press, 1964
Ten Years in Oregon
by Daniel Lee and Joseph Frost; reprinted by Ye Galleon Press, Fairfield, WA, 1968
Stephenie Flora misc files in private collection
The Beginning of the West by Louise Barry p.363-389; Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS, 1972
The Far West and the Rockies Historical Series Vol III by Leroy and Ann Haven; published by Arthur H. Clark Co, Glendale, CA 1955
The Grains by Margaret Jewett Bailey; edited by Evelyn Leasher and Robert J. Frank, Oregon State University Press, 1985
The Great Command
by Nard Jones; Little, Brown and Company, Boston-Toronto, 1959
Pioneer Days of Oregon History by S.A. Clarke Vol II
The Trail West by John M. Townley, A Bibliography - Index to Western American Trail, 1841 -1869
The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, History of the Northwest Coast by Hubert Howe Bancroft, Vol XXVIII, A.L. Bancroft & Company, 1884
Traders' Tales by Elizabeth Vibert; University of Oklahoma Press, 1997 

1840:
General Resources
(see above)
A History of Oregon Methodism by Thomas D. Yarnes, D.D.; edited by Harvey E. Tobie, The Parthenon Press
Adventurers of Oregon, A Chronicle of the Fur Trade by Constance L. Skinner; New Haven, Yale University Press, 1921
Adventures of The First Settlers On The Oregon
by Alexander Ross, edited by Milo Milton Quaife, Citadel Press Inc, 1969
Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest Compiled by Harriet Duncan Munnick in collaboration with Mikell Delores Warner.
Champoeg: Place of Transition by John A. Hussey;  Oregon Historical Society 1967
Children of the Fur Trade by John C. Jackson; Mountain Press Publishing Co, Missoula, Montana, 1995
Descendants as noted in listings
Equality on the Oregon Frontier, Jason Lee and the Methodist Mission 1834-1843 by Robert J. Loewenberg; University of Washington Press, 1976

French Fur Traders & Voyageurs in the American West edited by LeRoy R. Hafen; University of Nebraska Press, 1997
How Marcus Whitman Saved Oregon by Oliver W. Nixon; Star Publishing Company, 1895
Men of Champoeg by Caroline C. Dobbs; reprinted by Emerald Valley Craftsman, 1975
Missionary Footpaths
by Sylvia Mattson; Mission Mill Museum, 1978
Platte River Road Narratives Merrill Mattes p.48-55
Jedediah Smith and the Opening of the West by Dale L. Morgan; University of Nebraska Press, 1964
Ten Years in Oregon
by Daniel Lee and Joseph Frost; reprinted by Ye Galleon Press, Fairfield, WA, 1968
Stephenie Flora misc files in private collection including biographies, obituaries, photos, descendant correspondence
The Beginning of the West by Louise Barry p.389-422; Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS, 1972
The Far West and the Rockies Historical Series Vol III by Leroy and Ann Haven; published by Arthur H. Clark Co, Glendale, CA 1955
The Grains by Margaret Jewett Bailey; edited by Evelyn Leasher and Robert J. Frank, Oregon State University Press, 1985
The Great Command
by Nard Jones; Little, Brown and Company, Boston-Toronto, 1959
Pioneer Days of Oregon History by S.A. Clarke Vol II
The Trail West by John M. Townley, A Bibliography - Index to Western American Trail, 1841 -1869
The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, History of the Northwest Coast
by Hubert Howe Bancroft, Vol XXVIII, A.L. Bancroft & Company, 1884

1841:
General Resources
(see above)
A History of Oregon Methodism by Thomas D. Yarnes, D.D.; edited by Harvey E. Tobie, The Parthenon Press
Adventurers of Oregon, A Chronicle of the Fur Trade by Constance L. Skinner; New Haven, Yale University Press, 1921
Adventures of The First Settlers On The Oregon
by Alexander Ross, edited by Milo Milton Quaife, Citadel Press Inc, 1969
Champoeg: Place of Transition by John A. Hussey;  Oregon Historical Society 1967
Children of the Fur Trade by John C. Jackson; Mountain Press Publishing Co, Missoula, Montana, 1995
Descendants as noted in listings
Equality on the Oregon Frontier, Jason Lee and the Methodist Mission 1834-1843 by Robert J. Loewenberg; University of Washington Press, 1976
First Three Wagon Trains by John Bidwell, Hubert Howe Bancroft, James Longmire; Binfords & Mort Publishers, Portland, OR

French Fur Traders & Voyageurs in the American West edited by LeRoy R. Hafen; University of Nebraska Press, 1997
How Marcus Whitman Saved Oregon by Oliver W. Nixon; Star Publishing Company, 1895
Men of Champoeg by Caroline C. Dobbs; reprinted by Emerald Valley Craftsman, 1975
Missionary Footpaths
by Sylvia Mattson; Mission Mill Museum, 1978
Platte River Road Narratives Merrill Mattes p.48-55
Ten Years in Oregon
by Daniel Lee and Joseph Frost; reprinted by Ye Galleon Press, Fairfield, WA, 1968
The Beginning of the West by Louise Barry p.423-442; Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS, 1972
The Bidwell-Bartleson Party, 1841 California Emigrant Adventure; edited by Doyce B. Nunis Jr, Western Tanager Press, Santa Cruz, CA 1991
The Far West and the Rockies Historical Series Vol III by Leroy and Ann Haven; published by Arthur H. Clark Co, Glendale, CA 1955
The Grains by Margaret Jewett Bailey; edited by Evelyn Leasher and Robert J. Frank, Oregon State University Press, 1985
The Great Command by Nard Jones; Little, Brown and Company, Boston-Toronto, 1959
The River West
by Frances Fuller Victor; Brooks Sterling Co, Oakland, CA
The Trail West by John M. Townley, A Bibliography - Index to Western American Trail, 1841 -1869
The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, History of the Northwest Coast
by Hubert Howe Bancroft, Vol XXVIII, A.L. Bancroft & Company, 1884

1842:
General Resources
(see above)
A History of Oregon Methodism by Thomas D. Yarnes, D.D.; edited by Harvey E. Tobie, The Parthenon Press
Adventurers of Oregon, A Chronicle of the Fur Trade by Constance L. Skinner; New Haven, Yale University Press, 1921
Adventures of The First Settlers On The Oregon
by Alexander Ross, edited by Milo Milton Quaife, Citadel Press Inc, 1969
Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest Compiled by Harriet Duncan Munnick in collaboration with Mikell Delores Warner.
Champoeg: Place of Transition by John A. Hussey;  Oregon Historical Society 1967
Children of the Fur Trade by John C. Jackson; Mountain Press Publishing Co, Missoula, Montana, 1995
Descendants as noted in listings
Equality on the Oregon Frontier, Jason Lee and the Methodist Mission 1834-1843 by Robert J. Loewenberg; University of Washington Press, 1976
French Fur Traders & Voyageurs in the American West
edited by LeRoy R. Hafen; University of Nebraska Press, 1997
How Marcus Whitman Saved Oregon by Oliver W. Nixon; Star Publishing Company, 1895
Men of Champoeg by Caroline C. Dobbs; reprinted by Emerald Valley Craftsman, 1975
Platte River Road Narratives Merrill Mattes p.48-55
Ten Years in Oregon
by Daniel Lee and Joseph Frost; reprinted by Ye Galleon Press, Fairfield, WA, 1968
Stephenie Flora misc files in private collection
The Beginning of the West by Louise Barry p.442-465; Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS, 1972
The Far West and the Rockies Historical Series Vol III by Leroy and Ann Haven; published by Arthur H. Clark Co, Glendale, CA 1955
The Grains by Margaret Jewett Bailey; edited by Evelyn Leasher and Robert J. Frank, Oregon State University Press, 1985
The Great Command
by Nard Jones; Little, Brown and Company, Boston-Toronto, 1959
Pioneer Days of Oregon History by S.A. Clarke Vol II
The Trail West by John M. Townley, A Bibliography - Index to Western American Trail, 1841 -1869
The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, History of the Northwest Coast
by Hubert Howe Bancroft, Vol XXVIII, A.L. Bancroft & Company, 1884

  1843:
General Resources
(see above)
A Brief Account of the Experiences of a Pioneer of 1843 by John Arthur  (TOPA 1887 p.96-104)
Almoran and Sarah Hill, MSS #1508, 6 pp, Oregon Historical Society Collections
Alva C.R. Shaw, 1843-44 diary, 23 pp,  Oregon Historical Society Collections
Blazing A Wagon Trail To Oregon, A Weekly Chronicle of the Great Migration of 1843 by Lloyd W. Coffman [$12.95 + $1.00 postage sent to Echo Books, 501 E. Orangethorpe, #51 Pine, Anaheim, CA 92801]
Champoeg: Place of Transition by John A. Hussey;  Oregon Historical Society 1967
Descendants as noted in listings
Dr. Owens-Adair: Some of Her Life Experiences
by Bethenia A. Owens-Adair, Mann & Beach Printers, Portland, OR 1906
Early Days Recalled--Story of Keizer, Oregon Statesman, Nov 14, 1929 p.6

Elisha Lindsay Applegate Reminiscences as told in "Pacific Trail Camp-Fires
by Dr. Reese P. Kendall (1901)
George W. McHaley, MSS #543,  23 pp, Oregon Historical Society Collections
History of the Applegate Family by Sallie Applegate Long, MSS #233 Oregon Historical Society Collections
History of Southern Oregon by A.G. Walling 1884
Howell Prairie Cemetery 1848-1988 by Stephenie Flora; Stephenie Flora, Salem, OR 1988
Into The Eye of the Setting Sun by Charlote Matheny Kirkwood
It's A Long Way to Oregon, The Westward Saga of The Keizur (Keizer) Family by Jerry McGee, Esjay Press, Keizer, OR
Laura Ann Haun Patterson, MSS #381,  14 pp, Oregon Historical Society Collections
Letters of Peter H. Burnett by Peter Burnett; Oregon Historical Society Quarterly Vol III p.398-426
Lindsay Elizabeth Miller Applegate letter, MSS #1089, 5 pp, Dye Collection, Oregon Historical Society Collections
Memoirs of My Life by John Charles Fremont, Cooper Square Press, New York, NY, 2001 
Men of Champoeg by Caroline C. Dobbs; reprinted by Emerald Valley Craftsman, 1975
Obediah Oakly's Oregon Expedition 1842-1845, MSS #1508, 19 pp,
 Oregon Historical Society Collections

Oregon Folks by Fred Lockley
Our Trip by Sarah Hill, MSS #1508, 27 pp,  Oregon Historical Society Collections
Platte River Road Narratives by Merrill Mattes; University of Nebraska Press
Pioneer Days of Oregon History Vol II Chapter XLVII, The Emigration of 1843 p.472-502
Prairie and Mountain Life - The Oregon Emigrants , Oregon Historical Quarterly Vol I p.398-402
Recollections and Opinions of An Old Pioneer by Peter H. Burnett
Richard Rowland, MSS #1180,  8pp, Oregon Historical Society Collections
Sarah Damron Adair (Owens) Pioneer of 1843; Transactions of Oregon Pioneers 1900 p.65-82
Stephenie Flora misc files in private collection
The Beginning of the West by Louise Barry p.465-502; Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS, 1972
The Pioneer Road Makers interview with Ninevah Ford; information donated by descendant Cecil Houk at cchouk@cox.net
The Roll of 1843 "Having been elected by the people comprising the emigration to the position of Orderly Sergeant, with the duties of Adjutant, it devolved upon me to make up a complete roll of the male members of the company capable of bearing arms, and including all above the age of sixteen years." Hon. J.W. Nesmith [Transactions of the Oregon Pioneer Association, 1876 p.49-51]
The Trail West by John M. Townley, A Bibliography - Index to Western American Trail, 1841 -1869.
With The Cow Column in 1843 by Jesse Applegate (OHSQ Vol 1 p.371-383)

1844:
General Resources
(see above)
Building A State: Washington, 1889-1939 Vol III edited by Vernon Carstensen; Washington Historical Society, Tacoma, WA 1940
Howell Prairie Cemetery 1848-1988
by Stephenie Flora; Stephenie Flora, Salem, OR 1988
John Minto, Man of Courage, 1822-1915 by Beverly Elizabeth Lowe; Kingston Price and Co, 1980
National Genealogical Society Quarterly reprint of "Some Emigrants to Oregon, June 1844" from the Boonville, Mo., Register, 11 Jun 1844. Article donated by Lois Powell of Benton City, WA.
Pen Pictures of Santa Clara County, California edited by H.S. Foote
Remininscences of 1844; Oregon Statesman, May 22, 1885
Shallow Grave at Waiilatpu, The Sagers West by Erwin Thompson; Oregon Historical Society Press,1969
The Beginning of the West by Louise Barry p.508-513; published by Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS
This Emigrating Company, The 1844 Oregon Trail Journal of Jacob Hammer
by Thomas A. Rumer; Arthur H. Clarke Co, Spokane, Wa, 1990
Wagon Train of `44 by Thomas A. Rumer; Arthur H. Clark Publishing, Spokane, Wa 1990

1845:
General Resources
(see above)
Terrible Trail, The Meek Cutoff By Keith Clark and Lowell Tiller; Maverick Publications, Inc 1993
The Beginning of the West by Louise Barry p.533-569; published by Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS
The Brazen Overlanders of 1845 by Donna Wojcik Montgomery


1846:
General Resources
(see above)
Overland in 46, Vol 1-2 by Dale Morgan; Bison Book, 1993
The Applegate Trail To Oregon in 1846 by Bert Webber; Webb Research Group Publishers, Medford, OR 1996
The Donner Party Rescue Site, Johnson's Ranch on Bear River by Jack and Richard Steed; Pioneer Publishing Company, Fresno, CA 1988
The Year of Decision 1846
by Bernad DeVoto; Houghton Miffin Company, Boston, Mass, 1942 

1847:
General Resources
(see above)
Juggernaut, The Whitmans Massacre Trial, 1850 by Ronald B. Lansing; Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society, 1995
Lorinda Bewley and the Whitman Massacre by Myra Sager Helm; Printed by the Pacific Northwest National Parks and Forest Association
Lorinda Bewley--Pioneer Woman, Victim of Violence by Philip Mulkey Hunt, 2000
Seven for Oregon
by Cornelia Shields; Cream Springs Press, Dayton, WA, 1986
Shallow Grave at Waiilatpu: The Sagers West by Erwin N. Thompson; Press of The Oregon Historical Society. 1985
The Whitman Massacre of 1847 by Catherine, Elizabeth and Matilda Sager; reprinted Ye Galleon Press, Fairfield, WA, 1986 

1848:
General Resources (see above)

1849:
General Resources
(see above)

1850:
General Resources
(see above)

1851:
General Resources
(see above)
Oregon Trail In 1851, Canaries, Buffalo-Chips and Elephants  by Albert Edward Belanger
Journal of A Trip Across The Plains, 1851 by P.V. Crawford, Oregon Historical Society Quarterly 1924 Vol 25 p.137-169
Oregon Historical Society Quarterly June 1977 p.127-128; Sep 1977, p213-219; Clark family
Oregonian Feb 14, 1965 Sec 2M p.F6 "Woman's Journals Recall Struggles Crossing Plains in 1851; [Jane Evans reminiscences]
History of Early Days in Oregon by George Riddle
Oregon Historical Society Quarterly 1914 p.210-215; Letter of Quincy Adams Brooks

1852:
General Resources (see above)

1853:
General Resources
(see above)

1854:
General Resources
(see above)

1855:
General Resources
(see above)


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