Wheeler Co. ORGenWeb

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Verla Sappington vsapping@verizon.net (added 6/19/12)

I’m researching my Parrish ancestor, David James Parrish b. 1831 Nicholas Co., KY; died Feb. 17, 1889 Grant County, OR (Grant Co became Wheeler Co.) I would like to find where he is buried. I found on line several Parrish’s in the Richmond Cemetery that could be relatives. There is a “unknown Parrish” on the list & wondering if it might possibly be my gt. grandfather.

In the Canyon City, OR courthouse I found the Petition for app’t of administrator filed Apr. 29, 1889 – Of the matter of the Estate of D. J. Parrish dec’d. His son, George was the administrator & his sister Sarah E. Lee is my gt. grandmother, so know this is the right family. George Wesley Parrish b. Nov. 23, 1861 resided near Shoo Fly, Grant County, OR when his father died. I believe he herded sheep for his mother in law, Mrs. Lewis Any info or connection to someone that might have info for me would be most appreciated. We’ll be traveling up thru OR the first part of July with pickup & 27 ft. travel trailer. Is the road drivable out to the Richmond Cemetery from #207 N. of Mitchell?

Reba Ann Barnhouse Tuesday 4/22/03

Great Grandfather Jacob Livingood Barnhouse was a homesteader and first built a Cabin (still standing) in Picture Gorge East of the Antone Road on Hwy 26.  I would love to share my family history, also I am looking for a listing for the Mitchell Cemetery west of Mitchell (IOOF)

Norma Frisch  Saturday, 18 November  2000 email updated 9/18/06

I was just wondering if anyone has a surname list or a burial listing of the cemeteries at Kinzua, Spray, and Winlock??  The reason I'm asking is that it seems that some of my families are buried there ( pre 1920 ). I walked in two of them 2 years ago never knowing that the names were of my family.

Kathy Farley Saturday, 8 April 2000 12:50 pm

I am looking for info on the Deguire family in Fossil.   My GGGrandmother Mary Jennie Parrish (1862-1940) married Lewis James Deguire, had two children:   Edith (1880),  a son (c1884-1888), He died in 1888 in Fossil. She then married his brother, Henry R. Deguire. I am looking to see if there is anything for Lewis James or the child that died.

Deborah Cody  Wednesday, 15 December  1999 9:00  pm

 I am trying to get information on my people in Fossil.  The  surname is HANNON.   My mom was
vice-president of her class in High School.

Bob Monroe  Wednesday , 13 October  1999 (rsmonroe@worldnet.att.net no good 4/9/06)

MONROE, William came to Mitchell,Wheeler Co from Iowa in 1860 with wife Margaret & children : Jane, Thomas, Dorcas, Sarah P., Franklin P.  Did William buy land there? When did he leave for Eugene, OR? Any marriages of children there?

Rick Monroe Tuesday, June 8, 1999 8:40 pm

The Information that I have states that Benjamin Franklin NOTT, b. 1862 in Pike County, IL, was the first Dentist in Central Oregon. Specifically, Fossil, Oregon, 1900. Benjamin and his wife, Sarah LEWIS NOTT, had three children, all born in Fossil. The children were Ora (f), Ray and Amy. Benjamin Franklin NOTT was the son of Reverend Ephriam NOTT, a Campbellite Preacher and stage coach driver. Ephriam shows in Marion County, Oregon in 1880. Looking for researchers with whom to share information, leads, etc.

Patricia Hulett Friday, January 1, 1999 (wjhpmh@agritel.com no good 4/9/06)

Searching for the surname "ENYART".

Vernon Heyer Sunday, December 27, 1998 1:01 pm

Seeking info on SCOGGIN family c. 1890's lived in Wheeler Co. Carlos Thompson Scoggin and Mary E. Buffington had six children, all possibly born in Fossil (Thompie, Clara, Eston, Woodson, Shirley, Mary). Shirley Sylvester Scoggin my wife's father. All info appreciated.

Carol Kennedy Wednesday, December 16, 1998 9:41 pm

RITZERT, Arthur Ludwick 1900

Howard J. Beaber Tuesday, March 31, 1998 1:10 pm (hbeaber@gowebway.com no good 4/9/06)

David C., Elizabeth, Sarah F. and Myrtle E. Beaber. Myrtle was married 16 January 1901 at David C.'s house in Fossil, witnesses were David C. Beaber and Sarah A. Munger. Myrtle married a Hart Munger. Elizabeth Beaber b. 25 May 1824 d. 8 July 1902 and is buried at Old Fossil cemetery in Wheeler county. Sarah F. Beaber b. May 1848 d. 20 March 1932 and is also buried in a Wheeler county cemetery. Any information on these Beaber's or any other Beaber's would be great! I have tons of information on the Beaber clan coast to coast. I would love to link David C. Beaber to a Civil War vet who fought in the battle of Shiloh Tenn.

Sam Butler June 1, 1997 (dse@involved.com no good 4/9/06)

Have information regarding the BUTLER, KEYES, DONNELLYS, BROWNS and related families of Richmond, Wheeler County, Oregon arrival in Oregon circa 1850's and later.

Dawn Peters Fri Nov 22 16:53:23 1996 (jpeters@usit.net no good 4/9/06)

Henry Tucker (Tuck) Peters Seeking information on the family of Henry T. (Tuck) Peters, born, c.1858, Carter County, TN and Mary Arnold Peters, born c.1862, Carter County, Tn. I would like to correspond with anyone who is researching or descends from this family.

Ron Taylor Thu Feb 6 19:37:52 1997

Taylor, Hugh: In search of my Great Grandfather, Hugh Taylor. While in his early 50's he left Jersey, Ohio soon after the death of his wife in February, 1910. He worked on irrigation projects along the Columbia River. He may have been drawn to various members of the Condit family who moved to Oregon in the early 1900s from both New Jersey and Ohio. One or more of the Condits may have been preachers who established Presbyterian churches in the area during this period. Any suggestions or guidance will be greatly appreciated. Please E-Mail to: fatron@ix.netcom.com

Don George Wed Feb 12 20:38:52 1997

GEORGE. Looking to make contact with the children and/or grandchildren of my great-uncle, Leopold (Slim) George; b:Jan 7/1876 in St. Paul, Kansas, d:June, 1951 in Oregon. 1914 Leopold George moved with his mother & adult siblings to Killam, Alberta Canada when the Canadian West was being settled. Circa, 1930's Leopold George & his wife, Theresa (Venneman) George, moved to, I believe, the Portland area, but due to a lack of info. within the family in Canada, could very well be anywhere in OR state. They had 5 children: Maxine, Mary, Kay, Edmond, and Nick. All the children would have been born between 1902 - 1920.

Don George Wed Feb 12 20:49:20 1997

WILSON. Looking to make contact with the children and/or grandchildren of Petronella "Nell" (George) Wilson & Raymond Wilson. Nell (George) Wilson was born Dec 2, 1883, died Sept. 1966 in Oregon. 1914 Petronella (George) Wilson moved with her mother & adult siblings to WA state temporarily. Most of the George family eventually moved on to settle in Killam, Alberta Canada. My guess is Nell met Ray Wilson in WA state, married, and settled in the Portland area, and never did move to Killam, Alberta Canada with the rest of the family. Due to a lack of info within the family in Canada, this family could very well have settled elsewhere in OR state, but probably the Portland area. They had 6 children: Jeanette, Bernadette married Carl Helgerson, Marie married Ben Johnson, Dan married Rose Petersen, Bill married Eva Hetzler, and Ted married Harriet Murphy.

Whitney Waters Wed Feb 19 20:42:49 1997 (jwh2o@sprynet.com no longer good 4/9/06)

SIGFRIT. Looking for any information about anyone with that surname. Freda SIGFRIT was born 05-11-1897 in Oregon. Looking for parents' names and any other relatives.

Linda Dolby Thu Feb 20 13:02:38 1997 (ljdolby@airmail.net no longer good 4/9/06

Researching JUDSON surname; would like to exchange data; presently have 8500 names in database.

Cidney Engberg Thu Feb 20 17:52:05 1997
I would like to find any information on WILLIAM TICE b. 1863 Ia. and his Sister, JENNIE TICE b. 1866 Ia. They appear on the 1880 Yamhill Co. census living with their older Sister, Anna (Tice) Morgareidge and her husband James Morgareidge. Their father, Isaac Tice and mother Elizabeth (Ross) Tice both died and left their 6 children orphans. They lived with their mother's brother till Anna married. Isaac Tice lived in Clatsop Co. in 1854-56 and then moved to Harrison Co. Ia. Believe that he had relation that lived in Washington Co., Jackson Co. Yamhill Co. but have yet to put all this family together.

Sharon Neem November 27, 1997 (intrepid@telecomplus.com no good 4/9/06)

Researching WILLIAM OGLESBY and MARY DUNBAR STOCKTON family, William b. March 30, 1804, VA, d. April 1881, Weston, Umatilla Co., Oregon. Mary b. October 16, 1809, Overton Co., TN, d. 1880, Weston, Umatilla Co., OR. Children: James Alexander b. March 1, 1827 TN; Elizabeth Katherine b. December 11, 1828 TN; Sarah Ellen b. January 20, 1831 IL; Roscoe Cole b. May 17, 1833 IL; Samuel Stockton B. May 5, 1835 IL; William Willis b. May 3, 1837, Columbus, OH; Amy Malissa Jane b. May 20, 1839, Quincy, IL; Andrew Jackson b. December 3, 1840 IL; Cynthia Ann b. February 28, 1843 MO; Madison Macajah b. December 28, 1844 MO; Sylba Hardin B. March 26, 1847 IA; Susan Emily b. June 7, 1849 MO; Lucetta Currin b. December 11, 1854, Harlan, Lincoln Co., OR; Ida Louisa b. June 22, 1859, d. January 16, 1941 Fossil, Wheeler Co., OR. Married William S. THOMPSON November 6, 1881. Anyone recognize this family, particularly Ida Louisa OGLESBY THOMPSON?

Cindy Wilbur 13 December 1997, 4:54 pm

Thomas J. JONES was born in July 1842 in Platte Co., Missouri. He was the son of Marvel JONES and Barshaway POTTER JONES. At the time of the 1900 census, Thomas J. Jones was living in Fossil, Wheeler Co., Oregon with his wife, Catherine and six children: Earnest, Estella M., Ora E., Lottie E., Julia J., and Pearl. Would appreciate any information on this family.

Ed and Joan Conn 3 January 1998, 1:48 am

I am looking for information my ancestors, descendants of Thomas Benton HOOVER and Mary Jane CHAMBERS, founders of P.O. in Fossil. I would like also to make contact with anyone who is doing research on this family, as well as REISACHER family in Condon, Gilliam County.

Bill Bentley - 16 February 1998, 1:44 pm

George J. CAVEN, married Mary E. DOUGLAS BENTLEY in Wilson Co., Kans. 1861. Sold their farm in Wilson Co. in July 1883 and went to Oregon in 1888. George originated in Piqua, Ohio and died at Fossil, Wheeler Co., Oregon 12 Jan 1907. Mary's obituary says, "Mrs Mary CAVEN, died of cancer at Oakland, CA on Tuesday, June 15, 1909. She lived many years at the beautiful Caven Ranch on Pine Creek in Wheeler County. She had been an invalid for many years and was sojourning in California for the benefit of her health. Survivors were: John CAVEN, Mrs. William WILCOX of White Salmon, WA; Nathan CAVEN of Condon,OR; George CAVEN and Mrs. Charles PINKHAM of Fossil." Mary CAVEN was an ancestor of mine. Any connection or knowledge?

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