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Orrin Abner Abbey was born January 14, 1815, in Hope Twp., Durham Co., Upper Canada, and died March 1, 1902, in Portland, Washington Co., OR, at age 87. Buried in Union Cemetery of Cedar Mill, Portland, Washington Co., OR. He is the son of Nathaniel Abbey of Dutchess Co., Province of New York, and Mary Louisa "Polly" Winters of Dutchess Co., Province of New York. Orrin was also known as Oran or Orin Abbey.

Margaret Burrison was born April 26, 1818, in Ameliasburgh Twp., Prince Edward Co., Upper Canada, and died about 1881 in Northumberland Co., Canada. Buried Unknown. She is the daughter of John R. Burrison of Vermont and Mary "Polly" Johnson of Adolphustown Twp, Prince Edward Co., Ontario, Canada.

Orrin Abner Abbey and Margaret Burrison were married about 1835 in Upper Canada.

Orrin Abner Abbey and Margaret (Burrison) Abbey had one child: Leigh Larson Note: The exact place of birth of this child is unknown, since in the 1842 census, both "Abner Abby" and his brother "Oran Abby" were head of household Farmers and were living in Clarke Twp., Newcastle Dist., Durham Co., Canada West.

  1. Charles Abbey: Born February 27, 1847, in Port Hope, Durham Co., Canada West; Died April 3, 1914, in Howland Twp., Manitoulin Co., Ontario, Canada (age 67). Buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Lot 7, Concession 7, Howland Twp., Manitoulin Co., Ontario, Canada. Married July 26, 1871, in Little Current, Algoma Co., Ontario, Canada, to Susannah Nelder: Born September 28, 1850, in Markham, York Co., Ontario, Canada; Died November 15, 1923, in Massey, Algoma, Ontario, Canada (age 73). Buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Lot 7, Concession 7, Howland Twp., Manitoulin Co., Ontario, Canada.

It appears that Orrin Abner Abbey deserted his first wife without obtaining a divorce, and went to Wisconsin about 1849. Orrin Abner Abbey's brother, Nathaniel Abner Abbey, died March 1849 in Clarke Twp., Durham Co., Canada West, at about age 52. Nathaniel Abner Abbey's widow, Mary Louisa "Polly" (Nugent) Abbey, became a resident of Wisconsin, locating in Sheboygan Co., where she purchased a claim, which had been entered by a Mr. Grant. For two years she made her home upon that farm, when, selling her interest to her deceased husband's brother, Orrin Abner Abbey, with her son Abner Nathaniel Abbey, she returned to Millbrook, Ontario, Canada, where she then married a widower, Barnabas "Barney" Eatcher/Edger/Etcher, and passed the remainder of her days.

Orrin Abner Abbey then married a widow, Abigail (Harrington) Watson.

Abigail Harrington was born March 6, 1824, in Watkins Glen, Tompkins Co., NY, and died July 16, 1883, in Mill City, Douglas Co., OR, at age 59. Buried in Union Cemetery of Cedar Mill, Portland, Washington Co., OR. She is the daughter of John Marvin Harrington of Sandisfield, Berkshire Co., MA, and Eliza "Betsey" Holloway of New York.

Abigail Harrington was first married to William Watson.

William Watson was born June 10, 1804, in Ireland and died about 1853 in the Town of Penfield, Monroe Co., NY, at about age 45. He is the son of Unknown Watson.

William Watson and Abigail Harrington were married November 16, 1841, in New York.

William Watson and Abigail (Harrington) Watson had five children:

  1. Elizabeth "Lizzie" Watson: Born about 1842, in New York; Died after 1860 in Unknown.
  2. Sarah Arabella Watson: Born September 16, 1844, in New York; Died December 5, 1905, in Ocean Park, Los Angeles Co., CA (age 61). Buried in Hollywood Memorial Cemetery (Hollywood Forever Cemetery), Hollywood, Los Angeles Co., CA. Married (1) February 9, 1864, in Red Bluff, Tehama Co., CA, to Charles Edward "Charley" Fisher: Born December, 1829, in Baltimore, Baltimore Co., MD; Died December 11, 1870, at his home, Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA (age 41). Married (2) December 25, 1874, in Boise, Ada Co., ID, to John Wesley Lemmon: Born August 15, 1831, near Quincy, Adams Co., IL; Died October 23, 1902, in Washington Co., OR (age 71). Buried in Washington Co., OR. They separated about 1892 in Washington Co., OR, but they were never divorced.
  3. Warren Mortimer Watson: Born August 24, 1845, in Rochester, Monroe Co., NY; Died May 6, 1913, in Alameda Co., CA (age 67). Buried in Mountain View Cemetery Cemetery, Oakland, Alameda County, CA. Married (1) January 5, 1869, in Sacramento Co., CA, to Emma Pearl Howe: Born December 8, 1850, in Cambridgeport, Middlesex Co., MA; Died February 29, 1880, in Brooklyn Twp., City of Oakland, Alameda Co., CA (age 29). Buried in Mountain View Cemetery Cemetery, Oakland, Alameda County, CA. Married (2) August 14, 1881, in San Francisco, San Francisco Co., CA, to Margarette Elizabeth "Maggie" Watson: Born November 17, 1862, on Bear River near Marysville, Sutter Co., CA; Died after 1923 in Unknown. Divorced. Married (3) November 5, 1892, in Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA, to Margarette Elizabeth "Maggie" (Watson) Watson: Born November 17, 1862, on Bear River near Marysville, Sutter Co., CA; Died after 1923 in Unknown.
  4. Mary Jane Watson: Born October 23, 1850, in the Town of Penfield, Monroe Co., NY; Died April 15, 1886, in Unknown (age 35).
  5. William E. Watson: Born May 29, 1853, in the Town of Penfield, Monroe Co., NY; Died after 1900 in Unknown.

William Watson died about 1853 in the Town of Penfield, Monroe Co., NY, at about age 45. 

Abigail (Harrington) Watson then married Orrin Abner Abbey.

Orrin Abner Abbey and Abigail (Harrington) Watson were married March 28, 1855, at the residence of her father, John M. Harrington, in Byron Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI. Abigail's children were sent to live with Almira (Harrington) Lamb in Kankakee, Kankakee Co., IL. Almira is the sister of Abigail (Harrington) Watson, and Lizzie Watson and Warran Watson are the children of Abigail (Harrington) Watson.

Orrin Abner Abbey and Abigail (Harrington) (Watson) Abbey had two children:

  1. Lovina Abbey: Born March 24, 1857, in Lomira Twp., Dodge Co., WI; Died March 22, 1934, in Glendale, Los Angeles Co., CA (age 76). Entombed in Grand View Memorial Park, Glendale, Los Angeles Co., CA.  Married August 22, 1872, at the house of Orin Abbey, Multnomah Co., OR, to Harvey Hunt Wescott: Born February 17, 1835, in Onondaga, NY; Died February 15, 1918, in Newton, Jasper Co., IA (age 82).
  2. Lorinda Annena Abbey: Born March 29, 1865, in Oakland, Alameda Co., CA; Died February 23, 1941, in San Francisco, San Francisco Co., CA (age 75). Inurnment at Cyprus Lawn, Tier 9, Grave 63, Fir Garden, 1370 El Camino Real, Colma, San Mateo Co., CA. Married (1) June 22, 1881, at the house of Mr. Abby, Washington Co., OR, to Charles Harris: Born Unknown; Died Unknown. Divorced October 11, 1894, in Portland, Multnomah Co., OR, on the grounds of Laura deserting Charles. Married (2) April 3, 1901, in San Francisco, San Francisco Co., CA, to Frank B. Clayton (a.k.a. Frank B. Cormier): Born about 1862 in New York; Died  after 1930 in Unknown. Frank deserted his bride on their wedding night. Laura divorced Frank B. Cormier/Clayton on March 14, 1902, in San Francisco, San Francisco Co., CA, on the grounds of desertion.



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Orrin Abner Abbey is buried in Union Cemetery of Cedar Mill, Portland, Washington Co., OR. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making this image available.


Orrin Abner Abbey and Abigail (Harrington) (Watson) Abbey are buried in Union Cemetery of Cedar Mill, Portland, Washington Co., OR. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making this image available.


Abigail (Harrington) (Watson) Abbey is buried in Union Cemetery of Cedar Mill, Portland, Washington Co., OR. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making this image available.


Ontario was known as: "Upper Canada" from December 26, 1791, to February 10, 1841; "Canada West" from February 10, 1841, to July 1, 1867; and "Ontario" after July 1, 1867.

William Watson was born about 1809 in Ireland.

Orrin Abner Abbey was born January 14, 1815, in Hope Twp., Durham Co., Upper Canada.

Margaret Burrison was born April 26, 1818, in Ameliasburgh Twp., Prince Edward Co., Upper Canada.

Abigail Harrington was born March 6, 1824, in Watkins Glen, Tompkins Co., NY.

Orrin Abner Abbey and Margaret Burrison were married about 1835 in Upper Canada.

ABBEY OORIN located at Concession 3, Lot 9, ALNWICK Township, Durham Co., Upper Canada in 1840.

William Watson and Abigail Harrington were married November 16, 1841, in New York.

The 1842 Census for Clarke Twp., Durham Co., Upper Canada, shows Abner Abby is the head of Household. The 5 people in the household are all natives of English Canada. There are: 1 male ages 6 - 13; 2 single males ages 14 - 17; 1 married male ages 30 - 59; and 1 married female ages 14 - 44. a total of 3 have Church of England affiliation. There are 100 acres owned, and 40 acres are cultivated in Wheat, Oats, Pease, Indian Corn, and Potatoes. Leigh Larson note: These two Abby farms are adjacent to each other.

The 1842 Census for Clarke Twp., Durham Co., Upper Canada, shows Oran Abby is the head of Household. The 2 people in the household are all natives of English Canada. There are: 1 married male ages 30 - 59; and 1 married female ages 14 - 44. No religious affiliation is listed. There are 30 acres owned, and 20 acres are cultivated in Oats, Indian Corn, and Potatoes. Leigh Larson note: These two Abby farms are adjacent to each other.


   

The 1842 census for Clarke Twp., Newcastle Dist., Durham Co., Canada West.


From: Wellington Abbey page of the Abbe/Abbey genealogy by Cleveland Abbey:

Nathaniel Abbey, the father of the family, was a carpenter by trade, but in connection with that business followed the occupation of farming. His death occurred in the month of March, 1849, and he was buried in the old cemetery near where he resided. He was a man of a quiet and retiring disposition, but received the respect of all who knew him. His wife survived him for many years. After the death of her husband she became a resident of Wisconsin, locating in Sheboygan County, where she purchased a claim, which had been entered by a Mr. Grant.

For two years she made her home upon that farm, when, selling her interest to her deceased husband's brother (Leigh Larson note: this would be to Orrin Abbey), with her son Abner, she returned to Canada, where the remainder of her days were passed. She was a devoted member of the Baptist Church, and was beloved by all who knew her. She died at her home in Millbrook, Ontario, Canada, in 1888, and was laid to rest in the burying ground in that city.


From the book "EARLY RECORDS AND SKETCH OF THE INHABITANTS OF ALNWICK TOWNSHIP NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY DISTRICT OF NEWCASTLE CANADA WEST" Written & Compiled by William D. Smith Port Elgin, Ontario May 2004

ABBEY, Orrin & Margaret (BURRISON)

W Part of Lot 9-Concession 3

None of 100 acres cleared

Orrin (Orran) Abbey was born in Ontario January 14, 1815. He was the son of Nathaniel Abbey and Polly Winters of Connecticut who were early settlers in Haldimand Township. Orrin married Margaret Burrison prior to 1840. Margaret was born April 26, 1818 in Ameliasburgh Township in Prince Edward, Ontario. She was the daughter of John R Burrison and Polly (Mary) Johnson. The Abbeys left Alnwick before the 1842 assessment. Orrin and Margaret Abbey had one child after leaving Alnwick

Charles Abbey was born February 27, 1847 in Port Hope, Ontario. He married Susannah Nelder July 26, 1871 in Little Current, Ontario. Susannah was the daughter of John Nelder and Martha Hutchinson. Charles Abbey died April 3, 1914 in Howland Township, Manitoulin Island, Ontario. His wife, Susannah, died November 15, 1923 in Massey, Ontario.

Abbey family lore states that Orrin Abbey deserted Margaret Burrison without a divorce and went to live in Wisconsin. On March 28, 1855, he married Abigail Harrington in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Orrin and Abigail had one child:

Lovina Abbey, born March 24, 1857 in Wisconsin, died March 22, 1934 in Glendale, California.

Orrin and Abigail Abbey later went on to Cedar Mill, Oregon where Orrin died March 1, 1902 and Abigail died July 16, 1883. They are buried in Union cemetery in Cedar Mill.

In the 1861 census, Margaret Burrison was listed as a widow and was living under her maiden name in Alnwick. She was living at Lot 3, Concession 2 with a widow, Sarah White (Margaret’s uncle, Peter Johnson was married to Sarah White’s daughter, Bridget). In 1881, Margaret was listed as Margaret Abbie, a widow, living near Harwood in Hamilton Township.


Virgil Lamb and Almira Harrington were married January 3, 1849, in Fond du Lac Co., WI. Almira Harrington is the sister of Abigail (Harrington) Watson.

Charles Nugent (born August 17, 1800, in Ireland; died February 4, 1883, in Matlock, Sioux Co., IA) and his wife, Sarah F. Champine (born February 1, 1823, in De Kalb, Saint Lawrence Co., NY; died July 3, 1882, in Matlock, Sioux Co., IA) owned land in Sheboygan Co, Wisconsin Territory, that they sold to Orrin Abbey about 1847. Charles Nugent is the brother-in-law of his brother Nathaniel Abner Abbey's wife, Mary Louisa "Polly" (Nugent) Abbey. Charles and Sarah Nugent are buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Grant Twp., Sioux Co., IA.

When Viola Nugent was 1 year old (about 1860), her family travelled by covered wagon to Millersburg, Iowa, driving their stock there from Sheboygan, Wisconsin. In 1865, the Nugents and 2 other families migrated to Oklahoma, again travelling in covered wagons and taking their livestock with them. Dissatisfied there, they returned to Adel, Iowa and in the spring of 1870, the Nugents brought their family as far as Oto, Iowa. They left their children there while they built a home on a farm Northeast of Matlock, Sioux County. Lumber for the buildings was hauled from Lemars. Charles Nugent broke the first prairie land near Matlock.


The Lewis Land Grant, mentioned above: August 1, 1849, 80 acres of land in Sheboygan Co., WI.

N½NW 33/ 15-N 22-E No 4th PM - 1831 MN/WI WI Sheboygan


The 1847 Wisconsin Territorial Census shows J. M. Harrington with 5 Males and 3 Females living in Byron Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI. Living nearby are Jas. Watson with 1 Male and 3 Females.

James and Sarah Watson took out a land grant for 160 acres on August 1, 1849. Document No. 10292; Accession No.: WI1330___; Serial No.: 242


Charles Nugent received two land grants:

Name:

Charles Nugent

Land Office:

Green Bay

Sequence #:

1

Document Number:

4616

Total Acres:

40

Signature:

Yes

Canceled Document:

No

Issue Date:

1 Mar 1848

Mineral Rights Reserved:

No

Metes and Bounds:

No

Statutory Reference:

3 Stat. 566

Multiple Warantee Names:

No

Act or Treaty:

April 24, 1820

Multiple Patentee Names:

No

Entry Classification:

Sale-Cash Entries

Land Description:

1 SENE 4TH PM - 1831 MINNESOTA/WISCONSIN No 14 N 18 E 28

 

Name:

Charles Nugent

Land Office:

Green Bay

Sequence #:

1

Document Number:

8259

Total Acres:

40

Signature:

Yes

Canceled Document:

No

Issue Date:

1 Sep 1848

Mineral Rights Reserved:

No

Metes and Bounds:

No

Statutory Reference:

3 Stat. 566

Multiple Warantee Names:

No

Act or Treaty:

April 24, 1820

Multiple Patentee Names:

No

Entry Classification:

Sale-Cash Entries

Land Description:

1 NESE 4TH PM - 1831 MINNESOTA/WISCONSIN No 14 N 18 E 28


The 1850 U. S. Census taken on August 15, 1850, shows John M. Harrington (age 61) born in Massachusetts with real estate of $1,000 is a Farmer and is living in Byron Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI. Living with him are: Eliza Harrington (age 42) born in New York; Marvin Harrington (age 19) born in New York, a Farmer; Amaza Harrington (age 16) born in New York, a Farmer; Lucretia Harrington (age 14) born in New York; Delos Harrington (age 14) born in New York, and Hellen Harrington (age 4) born in Michigan. Also living there are: Charles Bates (age 16) born in Michigan, a Farmer; and Hannah Cildri (age 17) born in Ireland.

The 1850 U. S. Census taken on August 14, 1850, shows William Watson (age 40) born in Ireland with real estate of $150 is a Mason and is living in the Town of Penfield, Monroe Co., NY. Living with him is Abigail Watson (age 25) born in New York. Also living there are four Watson children, all born in New York: Elizabeth Watson (age 8); Sarah Watson (age 6); Warren Watson (age 4); and Mary J. Watson (age 5/12).

William Watson died about 1853 in the Town of Penfield, Monroe Co., NY, at about age 45.

On February 20, 1854, Tom Worthington (Tom Worthing) sold the N 1/2 of the NE 1/4 Section 6 Lomira Township, Dodge Co. WI to Orin Abbey. According to the former Dodge County Title and Abstract Co. (now Guaranty Title Co.), a land title company about the land records for Orrin Abbey in Lomira Township, Dodge Co., WI: The title company is the only resource for early land records because of an 1877 fire at the Dodge County courthouse in Juneau, WI.

Orrin Abner Abbey and Abigail (Harrington) Watson were married March 28, 1855, at the residence of her father, John M. Harrington, in Byron Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI.


Shown below is the Marriage Certificate for Orrin Abbey and Abigail Watson. This document was located by Leigh Larson when he visited the office of the Register of Deeds for Fond du Lac Co., WI, on June 4, 2003. Please note that Orrin said under oath that he heard that his former wife was dead!


The 1855 Wisconsin State Census taken June 1, 1855, shows Orin Abley is the Head of Household and is living in Lomira Twp., Dodge Co., WI. Living in the household: 3 Males and 2 Females, none with foreign birth. Leigh Larson note: Living three houses away is Nathanael Gage with 4 Males and 4 Females, with 1 of foreign-born. These listings are in Section 6, Lomira Twp., Dodge Co., WI.

The 1855 Wisconsin State Census taken June 1, 1855, shows Charles Nugent is the Head of Household and is living in Mitchell Twp., Sheboygan Co., WI.

The 1855 Wisconsin State Census taken June 1, 1855, shows John M. Harrington is the Head of Household and is living in Byron Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI. Living in the household: 2 Males and 3 Females.

Lovina Abbey was born March 24, 1857, in Wisconsin.

On December 4, 1858, Thomas Worthing sold by Warranty Deed to Orin Abbey at 10 am for $500 in N 1/2 NE 1/4 6.13.17 (Section 6 Lomira Township, Dodge Co.) that he purchased on February 20, 1854.

On December 4, 1858, Orin A. Cleeny sold by Warranty Deed to Michael Winter at 11 am for $400 in L 10, BC 18, in Horicon that he had purchased on January 12, 1857. This transaction was recorded adjacent to the Thomas Worthing transaction above, and the handwriting can easily be interpreted to be Orin A. Abbey. This is also the only place where Orrin's middle name is mentioned ("A.") which Leigh Larson has now assumed to represent "Orrin Abner Abbey".

The 1860 U. S. Census taken on August 3, 1860, shows J. S. Pierce (age 43) born in New York, and with Real estate of $8,000 and personal estate of $3,000 is a Farmer, and is living in Hartland, McHenry Co., IL. Living with him are: a female, Lucretia Pierce (age 23) born in New York; a female, Alta Pierce (age 7/12) born in New York; a female, Sarah Watson (age 15) born in New York; a male, Patrick Lorard (age 26) born in Ireland, a Farm Laborer; a male, Patrick Clausey (age 25) born in Ireland, a Farm Laborer; a male, Harney Hattfiey (age 23) born in Vermont, a Farm Laborer; and a female, Betsey Pierce (age 78) born in Massachusetts.

The 1860 U. S. Census taken on July 20, 1860, shows J. M. Harrington (age 72) born in Massachusetts with personal property of $91 is a Physician and is living in Byron Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI. Also living there are: Eliza Harrington (age 53) born in New York; and Hellen Harrington (age 14) born in Michigan.

The 1860 U. S. Census taken on June 7, 1860, shows Virgel Lamb (age 42) born in New York with real estate of $5,200 personal estate of $1,200 is a Farmer and is living in Kankakee, Kankakee Co., IL. Living with him is Almira Lamb (age 31) born in New York. Also living there are: Frank Lamb (age 8) born in Illinois; John Lamb (age 5) born in Illinois; Lizzie Watson (age 17) born in New York; and Warran Watson (age 14) born in New York. A Domestic and a Servant also live in the household. Leigh Larson note: Almira (Harrington) Lamb is the sister of Abigail (Harrington) Watson, and Lizzie Watson and Warran Watson are the children of Abigail (Harrington) Watson.

On March 25, 1861, Orrin Abbey and his wife Abigail sold the parcel they had purchased on February 13, 1860, to Frank Lewis of Fond du Lac Co. for $1,300. 


The Sheboygan Journal, Sheboygan, WI, Wednesday, September 4, 1861

SHERIFF'S SALE.

STATE OF WISCONSIN. - Circuit Court, Sheboygan county - John Malloy, plaintiff, against Patrick Winters and Catharine Winters, defendants. By virtue of a judgment of foreclosure and sale rendered in the above titled action on this eighth day of June, A D, 1861, I shall expose for sale and sell at public auction at the Sheriff's office, in the city of Sheboygan, on the 19th day of September, A D 1861, at 11 o'clock A. M., the following described mortgaged premises or much thereof as may be necessary to raise the amount of said judgment Interest and costs, together with the expenses of the sale to wit : that certain tract of land situated in the county of Sheboygan, State of Wisconsin, described as the south east quarter of section twenty nine in township fourteen north of range number twenty east, excepting forty acres deeded formerly by Charles Nugent and Wife to Orrin Abby. Dated Sheriff Office, Sheboygan June 18th, A. D. 1861. F. AUDE, Sheriff. B. WILLIAMS, Plaintiff's Attorney. Leigh Larson note: Charles Mitchell lived in Mitchell Twp., Sheboygan Co., WI, in the 1855 Wisconsin State Census.


The 1861 Ontario, Canada, census shows Robert Johnson (age 48) born in Upper Canada is a married Farmer and is living in Alnwick Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario, Canada. Living with him are the following, all born in Upper Canada: Mary E. Johnson (age 37), married;  Wm. H. Johnson (age 12); Sarah White (age 66), a widow; Margaret White (age 26), unmarried; and Margaret Burrison (age 40), a widow. Robert Johnson is Cornelius Robert Charles Johnson: Born January 4, 1812, in Amelisburgh Twp., Prince Edward Co., Upper Canada; Died March 28, 1887, in Alnwick Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario, Canada. Married about 1847 to Mary E. White, whose parents were John White and Sarah Cook. Mary Emma Johnson was Robert's daughter, and was born May 2, 1854, in Alnwick Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West, and died September 13, 1881, in Alnwick Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario, Canada. They are all related to Margaret Burrison, whose mother was a Johnson.

Lorinda "Laura" Abbey was born March 29, 1865, in Oakland, Alameda Co., CA.

The 1870 U. S. Census taken on June 9, 1870, shows Joseph Clock (age 24) born in New York to New York-born parents with personal estate of $300 is a Farmer living in Byron Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI. Living with him are: Helen Clock (age 24) born in Michigan to Massachusetts and New York-born parents, who is Keeping House; Argyl Clock (age 2) born in Wisconsin to New York and Michigan-born parents; and Eliza Harrington (age 65) born in New York to New York-born parents, who has No Occupation.

The 1870 U. S. Census taken on August 11, 1870, shows Virgil Lamb (age 59) born in New York is a Farmer living in Lake Twp., Newton Co., IN. Living with him is Almira Lamb (age 41) born in New York, who is Keeping House. Also living there are: Frank Lamb (age 17) born in Illinois; and John M. Lamb (age 15) born in Illinois.

Harvey Hunt Wescott and "Louisa" Abbey were married on August 22, 1872, in Portland, Multnomah Co., OR. He was 22 years older than she. By 1880, the Wescotts have moved to Iowa, where he is a Farmer.

By 1873, Orrin Abbey was a landowner in Multnomah Co., OR. Multnomah County is located along the northern border of the state of Oregon, at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia Rivers. Multnomah County was created from Washington and Clackamas counties by an act of the Oregon Territorial Legislature on December 22, 1854.

While it is Oregon's smallest county in area, it is the largest county in population. Portland is the largest city in the county, and the state.


Homestead records as recorded on the BLM website.

Patentee Name. Issue Date, District Land Office. (Doc. Nr., Accession or Serial Nr.). Land description.

T3-N R2-W.

Abbey, Orrin. 5/26/1873, Oregon City. (310, OROCAA 000834). 3  Sec.17/NENE  Sec.17 /S½SE  Sec.8 Acres: 158.92


Harvey H. Wescott's Land Patent, issued May 26, 1873, for 157.68 acres of land in Washington Co., OR. 

S½NE 2/ 1-N 2-W No Willamette OR Washington 

NENE 2/ 1-N 2-W No Willamette OR Washington 

NWNE 2/ 1-N 2-W No Willamette OR Washington


In 1878, Charles Nugent received a land grant in Sioux Co., IA.

Name:

Charles Nugent

Issue Date:

30 Jul 1878

Acres:

80

Meridian:

5th PM

State:

Iowa

County:

Sioux

Township:

97-N

Range:

43-W

Section:

2

Accession Number:

IA2880__.480

Metes and Bounds:

No

Land Office:

Sioux City

Canceled:

No

US Reservations:

No

Mineral Reservations:

No

Authority:

May 20, 1862: Homestead EntryOriginal (12 Stat. 392)

Document Number:

4467


The Morning Oregonian, Portland, Multnomah Co., OR, February 5, 1878

LAW CASES

Abigail Abbey vs Joseph Leonard; damages

Abigail and Owen Abbey vs Jos. Leonard; damages


The Morning Oregonian, Portland, Multnomah Co., OR, June 8, 1878

LAW CASES

Joseph Leonard vs Orin Abbey


The Morning Oregonian, Portland, OR, September 23, 1879

WANDERED FROM HOME. - On Tuesday night of last week Mr. Orrin Abbey, aged about 70 years, whose residence is about six miles from Hillsboro, in the Bethany district, left his home without giving any notice of his intention, and has not been seen since. Mr. Abbey is believed by his friends to have been laboring under an aberration of mind, and much fear is entertained by them that an ill fate has attended him. His neighbors are making diligent search for his whereabouts, and any one able to furnish any information of him would place them under great obligations by doing so.


The Morning Oregonian, Portland, OR, September 23, 1879

WANDERED FROM HOME. - On Tuesday night of last week Mr. Orrin Abbey, aged about 70 years, whose residence is about six miles from Hillsboro, in the Bethany district, left his home without giving any notice of his intention, and has not been seen since. Mr. Abbey is believed by his friends to have been laboring under an aberration of mind, and much fear is entertained by them that an ill fate has attended him. His neighbors are making diligent search for his whereabouts, and any one able to furnish any information of him would place them under great obligations by doing so.


The Morning Oregonian, Portland, OR, September 25, 1879

STILL MISSING. - Mr. Orrin Abbey, mention of whom was made as having strayed from home in Washington county, on the 16th, was reported still missing on the 24th.


Sacramento Daily Bee, Sacramento, CA, Monday Evening, March 1, 1880

DIED

In Brooklyn, California, February 29, Emma Pearl, wife of Warren M. Watson and daughter of Mrs. O. C. Howe, aged 29 years, 2 months and 21 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, which will take place from Congregational Church, Sixth street, between I and J, tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o’clock.


The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 22, 1880, shows Aaron Abbe (age 65) born in Canada to Canadian-born parents is a Farmer and is living in Willamette Slough Precinct, Multnomah Co., OR, who was sick on the day of the census taker's visit. Living with him is his wife, Abigail Abbe (age 56) born in New York to New York-born parents, who Keeps House. Also living there is his daughter, Lorinda Abbe ( age 15) born in California to Canadian and New York-born parents. A grandson is also shown: Ch. Lemmen (age 3) born in Idaho Territory to Maine and New York-born parents. An unrelated laborer (age 18) born in Switzerland also lives in the house. Leigh Larson note: Charles Lemmen is the son of Abigail Watson's sister, Arabella Sarah Watson, who married John Wesley Lemmon.

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 4, 1880, shows John Lemmon (age 47) born in Indiana to Tennessee-born parents is a Contractor and is living at 28 Washington, Portland, Multnomah Co., OR. Living with him is his wife, Mrs. J. W. Lemmon (age 40) born in Kentucky to English-born parents, who is in Millinery. Also living there are his two children, both born to Tennessee and Indiana-born parents: Ellen Lemmon (age 11) born in California; and Chas. Lemmon (age 3) born in Idaho Territory. Also living there are: a widowed or divorced mother, Mrs. G. L. Prentice (age 31) born in Massachusetts to Massachusetts-born parents, who is in Millinery; and a son, Geo. L. Prentice (age 5) born in California to New Hampshire and Massachusetts-born parents. Leigh Larson note: Charles Lemmon appears in both census reports, but is undoubtedly the same individual.

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 7, 1880, shows Joseph Klock (age 34) born in New York with personal estate of $300 and no real estate is a Farmer and is living in Byron Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI. Living with him is his wife, Helen Klock (age 34) born in Wisconsin, who is Keeping House. Also living there is his son, Argyl Klock (age 12) born in Wisconsin; and his widowed mother-in-law, Eliza Harrington (age 72) born in New York, who is suffering from consumption.

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 10, 1880, shows Harvey H. Wescott (age 45) born in New York to New York and Vermont-born parents is a Farmer living in Vienna Twp., Marshall Co., IA. Living with him is his wife Lovina Wescott (age 23) born in Wisconsin to Canadian and New York-born parents, who is Keeping House. Saml. Wescott (age 75) born in New York to Baden-born parents is a widowed Visitor living in the household. A Music Teacher and a Farm Hand also live in the household.

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 1, 1880, shows Virgil Lamb (age 61) born in New York to New York and Massachusetts-born parents is a Teamster living on Hays Street, City of Boise, Ada Co., Idaho Territory. Living with him is his wife, Almira Lamb (age 50) born in New York to New York-born parents, who is Keeping House. Also living there is his son: Eddie Lamb (age 8) born in Indiana to New York-born parents. John Lamb lives next door.

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 1, 1880, shows John M. Lamb (age 24) born in Illinois to New York-born parents is a Clerk living on Hays Street, City of Boise, Ada Co., Idaho Territory. Living with him is his wife, Jennie Lamb (age 20) born in Missouri to Illinois and Kentucky-born parents, who is Keeping House.

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 11, 1880, shows Warren Watson (age 33) born in New York to English and New York-born parents is a Cigar Maker and is living at 716 9th Street, City of Oakland, Alameda Co., CA. Living with him but with a line through the name is his wife, Emma Watson (age 30) born in Massachusetts to Massachusetts-born parents, who is Keeping House, with a note saying died Feb. Also living there: his widowed mother-in-law: Orvilla How (age 59) born in Massachusetts to Massachusetts-born parents; and Maggie Watson (age 17) born in California to Missouri and Kentucky-born parents, an unmarried Servant.

The 1881 Canadian Census shows Elizabeth Bell (age 64) born in Ireland is a widow and is living in Harwood, Hamilton Co., Northumberland West Dist., Ontario, Canada. Living with her is James Bell (age 24) born in Ontario, Canada, an unmarried Laborer. Also living there is Margret Abbie (age 55) born in Ontario, Canada, a widow.

Harvey H. Wescott is buried in Badger Hill Cemetery, Spring Hill Twp., Tama Co., IA. Samuel, Bethia and other Wescotts are also  buried there, but not Lovina.

Abigail (Harrington) (Watson) Abbey died July 16, 1883, in Portland, Washington Co., OR, at age 59. Buried in Union Cemetery of Cedar Mill, Portland, Washington Co., OR.

Marriage: Argyl E. Klock, May 24, 1893, Fond du Lac Co., WI, to Mystie M. Parmatt


The Morning Oregonian, Portland, Multnomah Co., OR, July 10, 1894

Tax List

Abbey, Orin, sec 8 1 n 1 w 5 ac 2 27


The 1895 Oregon State Census taken on December 31, 1895, shows Orin Abby is living in Precinct No. 58, Page 001, Multnomah Co., OR.


The Morning Oregonian, Portland, OR, March 4, 1897

MYSTERIOUS DEATH.

Joseph Leonard, a Bethany Miner, Found Dead in His Cabin.

An old man named Joseph Leonard was found dead in his cabin, about two miles from Bethany, a small village a few miles west of the city, yesterday forenoon. He was on the floor, dead, when found, and many rumors are in circulation in the neighborhood as to the cause. The old man was worth considerable money, in addition to his ranch of 160 acres. His miserly habits had made him many enemies, which fact gives currency to some of the rumors afloat of foul play. He was also involved in litigation, the case being before the circuit court of this county, and set for a hearing today. Leonard had leased his place, consisting of 160 acres, and, after making the lease, sold 12 acres from the lot. The lessee wanted to be reimbursed for his loss, which the old man refused to do, and suit was instituted to compel him. All his neighbors believe he had hidden treasure about his hovel. When he wished to pay a bill, he would reach behind a rafter, or into a crack, and bring forth a piece of gold. Various other actions gave the impression that he had money secreted about the place somewhere. He was miserly to the extreme. No clothing was worn that could cost anything; his fare consisted of the most limited articles, and some neighbors assert he used a coffee made of sawdust. The filth of his shanty is beyond description. It is squalid, dirty, foul and the stench arising from his sleeping-room is sufficient to asphyxiate an ordinary man. The most abject and wretched apartments a man ever inhabited are said to conceal considerable quantities of money. His habits indicated a degree of insanity. When coming to the city he would usually take a pitchfork along to persuade his team to travel. The body was found about 11 o'clock A. M., Wednesday. Coroner Koehler was notified at 3 P. M., and sent for the remains, which were brought in about midnight. Some believed he committed suicide, as he was very eccentric, while the majority of the neighbors think he came to a violent death. An inquest will be held tomorrow, and in the meantime Coroner Koehler will visit the premises to ascertain what foundation exists for the several stories that have been told.


The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 10, 1900, shows Orrin Abbey (age 85) born January 1815 in England to English-born parents is a widower and is living in Beaver Dam Precinct, Washington Co., OR. He cannot read or write, and is a Naturalized citizen of unknown immigration date. He is a Boarder living with a Farmer family of six named Hamel. Orrin Abbey was misspelled as Orrin Abber.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 15, 1900, shows John W. Lemmon (age 68) born August, 1831, in Illinois to Virginia and Ohio-born parents, is a married Farmer, and who owns his farm free of a mortgage, and is living in Beaver Dam Precinct, Washington Co., OR.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 19, 1900, shows Almira Lamb (age 70) born February 1830 in New York to New York and Massachusetts-born parents with 3 of the 5 children born to her still alive is a widowed Farmer renting her farm and is living in Island Precinct, Blaine Co., ID. Living with her is an unmarried Hired Man: Thomas Porter (age 23) born March 1877 in Iowa to Indiana-born parents, who is a Farm Laborer.

Orrin Abbey died March 1, 1902, in Portland, Washington Co., OR, at age 87. Buried in Union Cemetery of Cedar Mill, Portland, Washington Co., OR.

The 1910 U. S. Census taken on April 15, 1910, shows Warren M. Watson (age 64) born in New York to Irish and New York-born parents and in his first marriage is a Retired Capitalist who owns his own home free of a mortgage and is living at 1314 8th Avenue, 7th Ward, Brooklyn Twp., City of Oakland, Alameda Co., CA. Living with him is his childless wife of 29 years, Margaret E. Watson (age 48) born in California to Kentucky and Missouri-born parents and in her first marriage.

The 1920 U. S. Census taken on January 3, 1920 shows Lovina Wescott (age 62) is a widow living at 2915 Fourth Avenue, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA. She was living with her daughter and son-in-law. Lovina was born in Wisconsin to a Canadian father and New York mother. The head of household is William W. Crippen (age 35) an undertaker born in Iowa of Illinois and Iowa parents. His wife is Ethel W. Crippen (age 32) born in Iowa of New York and Wisconsin parents. Also there is their daughter Margaret Crippen (age 6) and son William (age 3 4/12), both born in Iowa. A lodger and four boarders also live there.

The 1920 U. S. Census taken on January 13, 1920, shows Watson (age 58) born in California to Nevada and Illinois-born parents is a widow renting her home and is 2444 9th Avenue, 7th Ward, Brooklyn Twp., City of Oakland, Alameda Co., CA. She is living in the household of a Real Estate Broker and his wife.

The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 12, 1930 shows Lavina Wescott (age 72) is a widow living at 2908 Honolulu Avenue, La Crescenta Twp., Verdugo, Los Angeles Co., CA. She was living with her daughter and son-in-law. Lavina was born in Wisconsin of a Canadian father and New York mother. The head of household is William Crippen (age 45) an undertaker born in Iowa of Illinois and U.S. parents and married at age 23. His wife is Ethel W. Crippen (age 43) born in Iowa of New York and Wisconsin parents and married at age 21. Also there is their daughter Margaret Crippen (age 16), son William W. Crippen (age 13), both born in Iowa. William's father, Charles W. Crippen (age 73) who is a widower born in Illinois of U.S. parents.


UNION CEMETERY transcribed by Peggy R. Feb 2003
Tended by: UNION CEMETERY ASSOCIATION OF CEDAR MILL
P.O. BOX 91203
PORTLAND, Washington Co., OR 97291
503-499-1144
Transcriptions are as close to the original as legible.

Row 45 Stone B Abbey, Abigal Born March 6, 1824; Died July 16, 1883 "Wife of Orrin Abbey"

Row 45 Stone B Abbey, Orrin Born January 14, 1815; Died March 1, 1902


Cedar Mill History: Union Cemetery

Whether they died of old age, accident, disease or unknown causes, many of the first residents of Cedar Mill found their final resting place in Union Cemetery. The origin and early history of this cemetery on NW 143rd Avenue is surrounded by doubt, although burials probably began sometime between 1856 and 1858. There is uncertainty as to that was the first pioneer laid to rest here, and several graves may have existed before the land was formally designated as a cemetery.

The land, according to Washington County deed records, was given "for use of common schools, orthodox churches and burying ground for the consideration of one dollar." In 1860, John and Elizabeth Campbell, who had purchased the adjacent McGuire claim, donated an additional 1.2 acres "for the use and benefit of the public for a School House, Burying Ground and Meeting House to be free for all Orthodox religious societies to worship in."

In 1878, the 3.8 acres occupied by the Union Schoolhouse and cemetery were legally transferred to the directors of School District #6. School administrators serving during that year were Betsey Miller, George Reeves and Paul D. Shackelford.

The school directors managed the cemetery until 1903, when the burial ground was incorporated under state laws and named Union Schoolhouse Cemetery. A board of directors was created which included William Graf as chairman, George Reeves, Robert Thompson, Andrew Eggiman and H. Ross Findley, clerk. Grave sites, available for one dollar, were sold by the directors who had received title for the cemetery portion of the tract from the school district. Over the years, the cemetery grew to include five acres. Hazel P. Young, secretary-treasurer of the cemetery association from 1970 to 1975, has provided records of subsequent land acquisitions. The Forestal family, who was adjacent property owners, donated .57 acre for cemetery use in 1910. The largest land increase occurred in 1949 after Union School District #6 closed; the vacant school grounds were deeded to the burial site. Two smaller parcels, .23 acre given by Helen Forestal in 1949 and .57 acre donated by Phillip and Maude Blampied in 1950, completed the present tract occupied by the cemetery.

In 1949 Union Schoolhouse Cemetery officially adopted its present, Union Cemetery of Cedar Mill. Maintenance of the grounds has been provided by association members and by Cedar Mill Garden Club on a volunteer basis. In 1972 Ellsworth Young designed a brick entrance to the cemetery; a cyclone fence has since been erected to protect the property.


John Herrington of Coventry Twp., age 77, b. 1764 lived with John Herrington. He is listed in Lane’s history as living in Coventry Twp. The D.A.R. Patriot Index lists a Pvt. John Harrington of Mass. b. 1764 d. March 1847, who married Asenath Marvin.

JOHN HARRINGTON
ASENATH MARVIN, his wife.

ASENATH MARVIN, his wife

AUTHORITY
Lineage Book, Rolls of Honor, D.A.R.

John Harrington, b. Sardisfield, Mass., 1764; d. in Hancock Co., Ill. 1847; m. Asenath Marvin, who was born in 1767, and d. in 1827.

He served in Rev. War as private under Capts. Thomas Francis Heyward and Bailey and under Cols. Tupper and Sprout of Mass. He applied for pension in 1818 when wife, Asenath, was aged 52. At that time he said: ... have one son, aged 15, one daughter, aged 13, one son aged 10, and a grandson aged 5, whose father is dead." Some of his children were born in Conn.

He resided in Sardisfield, Berkshire Co., Mass., Salisbury, Conn., Bloomfield, Ontario Co., N.Y. In 1820-21 he moved to Ohio, and later moved to Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Ill. to be near his children.


1847 TERRITORIAL CENSUS
BYRON TOWNSHIP

Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin

The 1847 Wisconsin territorial census recorded heads of household, number of males, number of females, and total individuals in the household on December 1, 1847. The census taker for Waupun Township was Morgan L. Noble, although Fond du Lac County census results were returned to the Secretary of the Territory by S. S. N. Fuller, who signed as census taker. For the town of Byron, totals of 371 males and 280 females were submitted to the Secretary. The numbers are written on the bottom of page 22 of the Fond du Lac census and repeated on Fuller's summary sheet, so presumably they represent his calculations. However, the actual sums of pages 18 through 22 are 371 and 281 respectively. Microfilm of the original records is available at the State Historical Society of Wisconsin library (Call No. 1847-1). As illustrated, the records were hand written and in many cases are open to interpretation. An attempt is made to record entries as written, even when an entry is apparently in error. In cases where names are exceptionally difficult to read, an (?) marker is inserted. Entries are offered in the order in which they were recorded, because the census-taking sequence provides clues about where individuals actually lived.


PAGE 18

HEADS OF FAMILIES OR PRINCIPAL PERSONS

WHITE MALES

WHITE FEMALES

MALES OF COLOR

FEMALES OF COLOR

TOTAL

REMARKS

Warners, E. D.

5

4

   

9

 

Beison (Balson?), H. S.

4

3

   

7

 

Warner, Justice

1

2

   

3

 

Banister (?), Naham (?)

2

2

   

4

 

McKee (?), Owen

1

1

   

2

 

Brown, C. B.

1

1

   

2

 

Vaughn, D. C.

5

2

   

7

 

Vaughn, J. M.

3

1

   

4

 

Hendrich, J. N.

2

1

   

3

 

Batchelor, Thos.

2

3

   

5

 

Divers (?), M.

5

2

   

7

 

Read, A. M.

2

2

   

4

 

Batchelor, Mathew

3

3

   

6

 

Watson, Jas.

1

3

   

4

 

York (?), Francis

5

3

   

8

 

Ellis, Lathrop

1

2

   

3

 

Harrington (?), J. M.

5

3

   

8

 

Simonds, M.

2

1

   

3

 

Cane, J.

1

2

   

3

 

Danger (?), M.

2

1

   

3

 

Bowles, John

1

2

   

3

 

Clemons, Henry

1

2

   

3

 

Lett, Joseph

1

2

   

3

 

Woldridge (?), Trueman

6

4

   

10

 

Craig, Jas.

7

5

   

12

 

Reynolds, J. C.

3

2

   

5

 

Taylor, Levi

2

2

   

4

 

James Watson died November 20, 1860, in Fond du Lac Co., WI.

James B. Watson was born August 23, 1859, in Fond du Lac Co., WI.

 

   


Genealogy com message board: 3/26/2003

My name is Julie Burrison Herrill and I am researching the Burrison family history. I do believe all of us Burrisons are some how related. I am presently working on the parents of John R. Burrison, B: 1787 Vermont, D:1864 Bruce County, Ontario, Canada. Married Polly Mary Johnson, B:1793 Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada, D: in Canada. I can trace Polly Mary Johnson four more generations, to 1642 in New Jersey.

HISTORY: John R. moved to Canada, where He and Polly were married and their seven children were born, second of which was, my GG-Grandfather James Burrison. James Married Ann Bennie in Walkerton, Ontario, Canada. They had the first six children of 11 in Canada, then then moved Grand Rapids, Mi where one more child was born, then they moved to Hinton, Mi where the next four children were born. My G-Grandfather James Wellington was the second born, He married Alice Adela Swett in Flint, Mi and had 3 children, second of which was my grandfather Oscar Earl, known as Earl. Earl moved to Montana with his Parents and siblings, where he farmed and family owned a resturant. He met my grandmother Nina McCampbell who was born in Rock Creek Montana. They had the first 2 of 5 children in Reed Pt, Montana. They moved to Long Beach California where the other 3 children were born, one of which is my father John Burrison.
 

Julie Ann Herrill
P.O. Box 3253
Chino Valley, AZ 86323
A-United States
jaherrill@msn.com

 

Re: John Burrison and Decendents

Posted by: Peter Johnson (ID *****9074)

Date: February 27, 2005 at 18:43:35

In Reply to: Re: John Burrison and Decendents by Luanne (Burrison) Terreberry

I am hoping to hear from all of the Burrison descendants here. I am descended from John Johnson 1791-1865 eldest brother of your Mary (Polly) Johnson Burrison. Children of James Johnson & Margaret Redner, a Loyalist link with NJ roots. My wife is actually descended from another of Polly's sisters, Nancy 1801. Your Polly was almost certainly born in Adolphustown ON. Family moved to Ameliasburgh Tp. Prince Edward Co by 1800, and she must have met Burrison there. Later the Burrisons are in Alnwick Tp. By the way, the Johnsons, Redners and other families arrived in Upper Canada in 1791.


James JOHNSON married Margaret REDNER of Franklin Tp. Bergen Co NJ c1790. She was the dau'r of Loyalist Henry REDNER Sr. JOHNSONS, REDNERS and others moved to Canada in 1791 settling by 1800 in Ameliasburgh Tp., Prince Edward Co. Later some of the JOHNSONS moved to Hope Tp, (then part of Durham Co ON). James JOHNSON died mid-1830s. Margaret born 1772 died c1851. James thought to be same one who served in Loyalist Reg't, King's Orange Rangers during Rev War. Recently it has been learned that he came to America from Ireland. Always seeking info on this family.


THE HISTORY OF WASHINGTON LEMMON

 Written by Florence Lemmon Burningharn

Among the pioneers who came to Utah and settled in Salt Lake Valley, there were few who lived so long and participated so actively in the work of building up the state as Washington Lemmon. For almost a century he watched the United States grow from a small sparsely settled country, bounded on the East by the Atlantic Ocean and on the West by the Mississippi River, to become a large powerful nation that extended from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean on the West and from Canada to Mexico. He was born at Shelbyville, Shelby County, Kentucky, October 6, 1806 and lived there until 1812 when his father took his family and moved to Indiana. His mother died in Indiana. His father, having a family of small children to take care of, soon found himself another wife. He married Amy Rawlins, 2 April 1818 at Poali, Orange County, Indiana and later moved to Harrison County, Indiana. Washington Lemmon married Tamer Stephens August 31, 1826, Harrison County, Indiana. They were both 19 years old, They were very poor. They had only half of a bake skillet to cook with. Their first two children were born at Corydon, Harrison County, Indiana. In 1828 Washington's father moved to Adams County, Illinois and perhaps he wrote to his son or sent him word that this new country was a land of opportunity because in 1830 Washington took his family and moved to Adams County, Illinois. He acquired a farm near Quincy and worked hard to develop it into one of the best farms in that neighborhood. He lived there for twenty years and ten of his children were born there. Washington Lemmon first heard the message of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints from David Evans, the late Bishop of Lehi, Utah County, Utah. His wife Tamer, was baptized by Jacob Meyers, October 1840 and Washington was baptized by David Evans, March 1841. He became a personal friend of the Prophet Joseph Smith and other leaders of the Church. He was in the Church in the early days of its existence at Nauvoo, Illinois and in Missouri. He took part in those troublesome times, building up and developing the Church, strengthening its membership and aiding in the erection of building for its work. He was a carpenter and he helped build the Nauvoo Temple. In 1844, when the Prophet Joseph Smith was killed, Washington was in Indiana preaching the gospel and campaigning for Joseph Smith to be the next president of the United States, In 1850 he moved his family to Council Bluff, Iowa, where the headquarters of the Church was at that time, it being known as Winter quarters. He spent two years there getting ready to make the trip across the plains. Washington Lemmon and his family came to Utah in the Captain Jolly Company, which was one of the 21 companies of Mormon emigrants that crossed the plains in 1852. Each company having about 50 wagons. The Jolly Company had about 340 souls. They left the Missouri River June 11, 1852 and arrived in Salt Lake Valley September 10, 1852. They crossed the plains in covered wagons. The boys, Leander and Alfred, drove the cattle and when they arrived in Utah they said, "Their feet were so tough a prickly pear could not stick in them, " When they desired butter they would put the cream in the churn and the jar of the wagon would churn the cream to butter. Washington’s oldest son, James William Lemmon, came to Utah with the Mormon Battalion. His second son, John, came with the gold rush and went to California. After the family had been in Utah several years a man came to their place and wanted a place in sleep and something to eat. The family lived on the county road and they had that kind of requests quite often. This night while they were eating the man the man said "I am you son." Tamer, his mother went over to him and turned his sleeve up and there was a scar on his arm and his mother said "Yes, you are my son John." This was a pleasant surprise for the family. The family settled on Dry Creek southeast of Sandy. In the winter Of 1833 Henry Bowden went out by Sandy looking for some of his cattle. A terrible snow storm came up and he lost his way. Washington Lemmon found him nearly froze and wandering around in the snow. He took him to his place and Henry always said, "If it had not been for Washington Lemmon he would have frozen to death. They became very good friends and both of them lived in Millcreek Ward. The career which Washington made for himself marked him as one of the most qualified pioneers who came to Utah. He saw Utah grow from a wilderness to one of the most flourishing and prosperous states in the West. He aided in bringing its agricultural resources up to the present standards. The family moved to Millcreek (it is now 4338 Highland Drive) in the spring of 1853. Washington built his own home including all the doors and the windows and many pieces of furniture. It was a large farm which was used mostly for raising grain, alfalfa and a large fruit orchard. Many of the trees he budded and developed until he had most all kinds of fruit suitable to the Utah climate. He also had good gardens and all kinds of small fruit. He raised bees and sold honey. At different times he had herds of sheep, cattle and horses. He had flocks of chickens, geese, and turkeys which all farmers had for their own use. Washington was about six feet tall and weighed about two hundred pounds. He had brown hair, a high forehead, and blue eyes, He was rail and straight, a very good looking man. He never drank intoxicating drinks or used tobacco. He rode horseback after he was ninety years old. He was a prominent worker in the Church of his choice and enjoyed the confidence and esteem of all the members who knew him. He was known as a man of integrity and unrighteousness. He was counselor to Bishop Miller of Millcreek Ward 1859 - 1882 when Bishop Reuben Miller died he was ordained a High Priest the 26 March 1856 by David Pettegrew, Cottonwood organization of High Priests, Bishop Reuben Miller President. He was ordained a Patriarch 30 March 1884. He received his Patriarchal Blessing from Hyrum Smith (brother of the Prophet) and he was told he was of the tribe of Levi. He died October 2, 1902 at the age of 96 years. The funeral service was held in the Millcreek Ward House, Sunday October 5, 1902. The speakers were Apostle Hyrum M. Smith, Bishop J. C. Hamilton of Mill Creek and U. G. Miller of Murray. The remains were interred in Mill Creek Cemetery. He was survived by nine children, forty-two grand children, sixty-six great grand children, and a number of great great grand children, making five generations.

Sources of information:

1. Biographical Record of Salt Lake and Vicinity

2. Special Correspondence to Newspaper

3. Lemmon family by Francis Marion Lemmon,

4. Life of Washington by Mabel Lemmon.