Joseph Hedges letter to William Fouts
Joseph Hedges (1827-1895) was a carpenter and pioneer who travelled from Ohio to Oregon in 1852. The collection consists of a single, one paragraph letter from Hedge to Fouts.
- Creation: 1852 April 12
- Hedges, Joseph, 1827-1895 (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
Joseph J. Hedges (1827-1895) was born near McConnelsville, Ohio. He crossed the plains to Oregon in 1852 with the pioneers of Canemah. A carpenter by trade, Hedges worked on numerous early buildings in Clackamas County. In Clackamas County, Hedges married Edith Judith Allen, daughter of one of Oregon's pioneer physicians. The couple had nine children: Mary A., John Byron, Elizabeth Alice, William Allen, Arthur Edwin, Joseph E., Francis Royal, Gilbert Lawrence, and Frederick Roscoe.
William Fouts travelled to Oregon City from St. Joseph, Montana in 1850. He chronicled that journey and his return trip to Ohio, 1851-1852, in a diary, which is not included in the collection. Please see the related materials note for the repository that holds the diary.
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