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PIO. 19th Century Western Emigration and Settlement

 Record Group
Identifier: PIO
19th century white settlement of the West, primarily the Pacific Northwest and California

Found in 22 Collections and/or Records:

Elizabeth Southworth Anderson report

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: i50165811]
Identifier: CA 1915 July 17
Abstract Elizabeth Southworth Anderson was a member of an Oregon pioneer family that settled in the city of Burns, in Harney County, Oregon, during the 1850s. The collection contains a report dated July 17, 1915 written by Anderson (to Oregon journalist Fred Lockley?) that seeks to contradict another previous account regarding her family's donation claim, and a "negro," who Anderson says "lide" (sic) about something.
Dates: 1915 July 17

Finis Caruthers deed

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: i49075160]
Identifier: CA 1854 Nov 13
Abstract Finis Caruthers was a Portland, Oregon Territory, land owner. The collection consists of a photostat copy of a deed transferring ownership of a Portland lot from Caruthers to Clinton Kelly.
Dates: 1854 November 13

Clackamas County Probate Court land deed to James Athey

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: i49154175]
Identifier: CA 1850 Sept 16
Abstract The collection consists of a single probate court document deeding "lots numbered one and two" to James Athey.
Dates: 1850 September 16

Harvey Clark indenture

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: i49301482]
Identifier: CA 1855 July 13
Abstract Harvey Clark (1807-1858) was a missionary, settler, and educator who, along with his wife, Emeline and Tabitha Moffat Brown, founded the Tualatin Academy in Forest Grove, Oregon Territory. The collection consists of an "indenture" from the Clarks to the "President of the Tualatin Academy and Pacific University" ceding control of the Clarks' Forest Grove land claim.
Dates: 1855 July 13

Stephen Coffin deed

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: i49075408]
Identifier: CA 1850 June 17
Abstract Stephen Coffin (1808-1882) was a pioneer and early Oregon landowner. The collection consists of a deed issued by Coffin for "lots seven and eight" of "block number 5" of the Portland town site.
Dates: 1850 June 17 - 1854 December 11

Lewis C. Cooper deed

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: i49998882]
Identifier: CA 1858 Mar 10
Abstract Lewis C. Cooper was an early resident of Portland. The collection consists of a deed transferring ownership of Cooper's Portland, Oregon Territory property to Thomas F. Scott.
Dates: 1858 March 10 - 1858 June 8

Francis De Witt deed

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: i49071245]
Identifier: CA 1852 Aug 18
Abstract Francis DeWitt was a pioneer who came to the Oregon Territory from Germany in 1847 on a sailing vessel. The collection consists of a deed, drawn up by DeWitt, transferring ownership of two lots in the city of Portland to Philander Buchanan.
Dates: 1852 August 18

Hymen Fairchild land sale agreement

 Collection — Folder 1 : [Barcode: i50002697]
Identifier: CA 1858 Oct 5
Abstract Hymen Fairchild (1832-1907) was an pioneer and early resident of Jackson County, Oregon Territory. The collection consists of land sale agreement between Fairchild and brothers Thomas and Robert Beale.
Dates: 1858 October 5

W. Gale letter

 Collection — Folder 1 : [Barcode: i49301718]
Identifier: CA 1848 July 5
Abstract W. Gale was an Oregon pioneer. The collection consists of a single letter written by Gale in which he discusses his "Oregon claim".
Dates: 1848 July 5

John Smith Griffin papers

 Collection — Folder 1 : [Barcode: i49072481]
Identifier: CA 1842 Dec 31
Abstract John Smith Griffin (1807–1899) was an Oregon pioneer and missionary. The collection consists of promissory notes from Griffin to fellow missionary Harvey Clark for a South Tualatin land claim.
Dates: 1842 December 31

William Holmes notice

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: i17728083]
Identifier: CA 1854 Mar 8
Abstract William Holmes (1807-1879) was a pioneer and the first sheriff of Clackamas Country. The collection consists of a notice alerting concerned parties to the sale of the Oregon City properties of William Riley by Holmes to settle a debt to John McLoughlin.
Dates: 1854 March 8

Daniel H. Lownsdale letter to Aaron E. Wait

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: i49154096]
Identifier: CA 1853 Feb 1
Abstract Daniel H. Lownsdale (1803-1862) was one of the founders of Portland, Oregon. The collection consists of a single letter from Lownsdale to the "Honorable A. E. Wait" of Eugene related to a charge of claim jumping.
Dates: 1853 February 1

John McClure land sale agreement

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: i49075391]
Identifier: CA 1853 Oct 27
Abstract John McClure was an Oregon pioneer and holder of a land claim that became Astoria, Oregon. The collection consists of a land sale agreement between McClure and business partners Herman C. Leonard and John Green.
Dates: 1853 October 27-1854 May 1

Job McNemee versus Daniel Lownsdale depositions

 Collection
Identifier: CA 1852 May 26
Abstract Job McNamee and D.H. Lownsdale were residents of the Oregon Territory that both claimed the same land. Collection contains two depositions consisting of three pages, each concerning land claims.
Dates: 1852 May 26

Robert Moore bond

 Collection — Folder 1 : [Barcode: i49151745]
Identifier: CA 1844 May 8
Abstract Robert Moore (1781-1857) was a politician and pioneer in the Oregon Territory. The collection consists of Robert Moore's promissory note to the United States Government in the amount of one thousand dollars for the right to land that would become Linn City, Oregon.
Dates: 1844 May 8

Robert Moore certification of claim

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: i49151769]
Identifier: CA 1843 Aug 22
Abstract Robert Moore (1781-1857) was a politician and pioneer in the Oregon Territory. The collection consists of a single document certifying Moore's claim to land on the Willamette River.
Dates: 1843 August 22

Francis W. Pettygrove bond

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: i49075135]
Identifier: CA 1848 Jan 29
Abstract Francis W. Pettygrove (1812-1887) was a pioneer and one of the founders of the cities of Portland, Oregon. The collection consists of a bond written by Pettygrove and his business partner Benjamin Stark to Rob McNamee.
Dates: 1848 January 29

John B. Preston letter to Daniel Lownsdale

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: i50031934]
Identifier: CA 1852 Dec 29
Abstract John B. Preston was the first surveyor general of the Oregon Territory. The collection consists of a single letter from Preston to Daniel Lownsdale of Portland.
Dates: 1852 December 29

Fabritus Smith diaries

 Collection — Box 1 : [Barcode: 35025042868170]
Identifier: A 191
Abstract Fabritus R. Smith (1819-1898) came to Oregon in 1846 with Joseph Waldo, where he lived and worked his land claim near Salem. The collection consists of the diaries of Smith and his son, Hamlin, as well as personal and legal papers.
Dates: 1854-1874

Robert Thompson letter to William and Thomas Stephens

 Collection — Folder 1 : [Barcode: i49938897]
Identifier: CA 1852 Apr 14
Abstract Robert Thompson was an Irish immigrant and pioneer who established a claim in the Oregon Territory. The collection consists of a letter from Robert Thompson to the brothers William and Thomas Stephens at "Caddlepootle R., St. Helens".
Dates: 1852 April 14

Elijah White bond

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: i49151630]
Identifier: CA 1846 Aug 13
Abstract Elijah White (1806–1879) was a missionary and agent for the United States government in the Oregon Territory. The collection consists of a bond issued by White for the sale of two lots to John Shively.
Dates: 1846 August 13

William H. Willson deed

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: CA 1856 Feb 6
Abstract William H. Willson (1805-1856) was a doctor and preacher in the Oregon Territory and is remembered as the "founder of Salem." The collection consists of a single, 1 paged warranty deed of various pieces of land in the Oregon Territory written by William H. Willson to A. Kitelinger in the presence of H. Holden and C. N. Terry.
Dates: 1856 February 6