Ancestors of Sarah C. Plunkett


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1. Sarah C. Plunkett,1 daughter of James A. Plunkett 2 and Ashnah Norton,3 was born on 10 Jul 1878 in Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon, United States, died on 16 Apr 1965 in Corvallis, Benton, Oregon, United States4 at age 86, and was buried on 19 Apr 1965 in Corvallis, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Death Notes:
Oregon Vital Records, Deaths 1903-1998:

Name: Bottger, Sarah
County: Benton
Death Date: 16 Apr 1965
Certificate: 4498
Spouse: John
Age: 86

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Burial Notes:
Oaklawn Cemetery, Corvallis, Benton Co., Oregon:
Buried 29 Apr 1965, b. 1878- d. 1965- Block 4, section 74, lot 5.

Funeral Services:

Mchenry Funeral Home, Corvallis, Oregon-2:00PM, Monday, April 19th, 1865
Rev. Charles S. Neville, Casket Bearers: Glen Plunkett, John Thompson, Bernice Plunkett, Bert Plunkett, Curt Plunkett, and Barton Plunkett, Interment: Oak Lawn Cemetery, Corvallis, Oregon

General Notes:

Noted events in her life were:

Residence: 1940, Summit Election Precinct, Benton, Oregon. 5

Residence: 1935, Same Place, Benton, Oregon. 5

Census: Jun 1880, Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon, United States. 6

Census: Jun 1900, Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon, United States. 7

Census: 20 Apr 1910, Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon, United States. 8

Census: 8 Jan 1920, Summit, Benton, Oregon, United States. 8

Census: Apr 1930, Summit, Benton, Oregon, United States. 9

Social Security Number: 542-54-2206, May 1963.

Sarah married Johann Albin Bottger,10 son of Karl Gottfried Bottger 12 and Amelia Harnish Hautsch,13 on 14 Jan 1899 in Corvallis, Benton, Oregon, United States.11 Johann was born on 9 Apr 1865 in Burgstadt, Saxony, Germany,14 died on 24 Jul 1949 in Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States15 at age 84, and was buried on 26 Jul 1949 in Corvallis, Benton, Oregon, United States.13 The cause of his death was Pneumonia and Uremia.13 Other names for Johann were J. A. Bottger and16 John A. Bottger.17

Marriage Notes:
Oregon State Archives:
Case# 7-103a Name: Plunkett, Sarah & Bottger, J A. Date: 1899 Record Type: Marriage County: Benton

Benton County, Oregon Marriage Index:
Spouse: Sarah PLUNKETT
Date: 14 Jan 1899
B/G: Groom
Source: Book:7 Page:103a
County and State: Benton Co. OR


Collection: Oregon Marriages, 1853-1935
Groom's Name: J. A. Bottger
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Groom's Age:
Bride's Name: Sarah Plunkett
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Marriage Date: 14 Jan 1899
Marriage Place: , Benton, Oregon
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Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M59384-1
System Origin: Oregon-VR
Source Film Number: 908958
Reference Number: 2:1JDHWXV




Noted events in their marriage were:

Census: 28 Jun 1900, Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon, United States. 7

Census: 20 Apr 1910, Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon, United States. 8

Census: 8 Jan 1920, Summit, Benton, Oregon, United States. 8

Residence: 20 Jun 1925, Summit, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Census: Apr 1930, Summit, Benton, Oregon, United States. 9

Residence: 1 Apr 1935, Summit, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Census: Apr 1940, Summit, Benton, Oregon, United States. 18

Property: their home with a value of $1,200, Apr 1940, Summit, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Annulled: 1949, Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Residence: 354 E. Main, 1953, Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Residence: Feb 1957, Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States. 19

Residence: 1958, Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Birth Notes: Frances Louise Bottger's growing up book shows birth: 9 Apr 1865, Burkersdorf, Germany

Death Notes:
Oregon Vital Records, Death Index
Name: Bottger, John ASpouse Name: Sarah
Death Date: 24 Jul 1949County: BentonBirth Date: Age:
Certificate No.: 7133Comments: -



Burial Notes:
Oaklawn Cemetery, Corvallis, Benton Co., Oregon:
Buried 26 Jul 1949, b. 1865, d. 1949, block 4, section 74, lot 4.

Newspaper Obituary:
Came to USA at age 17 to Missouri for a short time. Moved to Portland, Oregon then Benton Co., Oregon where he homesteaded near Summit, Benton Co. Warner-McHenry Funeral Home, Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon.

Noted events in his life were:

Occupation: Farmer.

Religion: Lutheran Church.

Occupation: barkeeper, 1878-1881, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States.

Immigration: to the United States, 1882. 7

Naturalization: 31 Dec 1886, , Yamhill County, Oregon, United States.

Occupation: Salmon Fisherman with Jack Thompson on the Columbia River, 1899, Harlan, Lincoln, Oregon, United States.

Census: 28 Jun 1900, Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon, United States. 7

Census: 20 Apr 1910, Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon, United States. 8

Census: 8 Jan 1920, Summit, Benton, Oregon, United States. 8

Census: Apr 1930, Summit, Benton, Oregon, United States. 9

Children from this marriage were:

          i.  Alice Amelia Bottger was born on 22 Jul 1900 in Hoskins, Benton, Oregon, United States,20 died on 29 Apr 1984 in Bend, Deschutes, Oregon, United States21 at age 83, and was cremated in 1984 in Powell Butte, Crook, Oregon, United States.20

         ii.  Mary Bottger was born on 31 Aug 1901 in Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon, United States,22 died on 31 Jan 1906 in Summit, Benton, Oregon, United States23 at age 4, and was buried in 1906 in Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon, United States. The cause of her death was cerebral meningitis.

        iii.  Frank Albin Bottger was born on 24 Jan 1903 in Summit, Benton, Oregon, United States,10 died on 20 Feb 1961 in Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States24 at age 58, and was buried on 24 Feb 1961 in Corvallis, Benton, Oregon, United States.10 The cause of his death was asphyxiation - drowning while raccoon hunting.10

         iv.  Annie Ashna Bottger was born on 4 Jan 1906 in Summit, Benton, Oregon, United States,25 died on 17 Apr 1997 in Philomath, Benton, Oregon, United States12 at age 91, and was buried in Apr 1997 in Powell Butte, Crook, Oregon, United States.

          v.  Edna May Bottger was born on 9 Nov 1908 in Summit, Benton, Oregon, United States,26 died on 16 May 1997 in Corvallis, Benton, Oregon, United States27 at age 88, and was buried in May 1997 in Corvallis, Benton, Oregon, United States.

         vi.  Velma Irene Bottger was born on 10 May 1916 in Summit, Benton, Oregon, United States,28 died on 21 Feb 1917 in , Benton County, Oregon, United States,29 and was buried on 22 Feb 1917 in Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon, United States.16 The cause of her death was broncho pneumonia.16

        vii.  Thelma Ina Bottger was born on 10 May 1916 in Summit, Benton, Oregon, United States,12 died on 14 Feb 1999 in Albany, Linn, Oregon, United States at age 82, and was buried on 17 Feb 1999 in Corvallis, Benton, Oregon, United States.


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2. James A. Plunkett,2 son of Robert Plunkett Sr. 30 and Sarah Cade Canada Kennedy,31 was born on 17 Feb 1836 in Brockville, Leeds, Ontario, Canada, died on 12 Jun 1911 in , Benton County, Oregon, United States32 at age 75, and was buried on 14 Jun 1911 in Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon, United States.33 The cause of his death was Cerebral hemorhage resulting in paralysis from which he never recovered..34

Death Notes: Oregon Death Index:
Name: James Plunkett Death Date: 12 Jun 1911 Death Place: Benton Certificate: 4185


Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon, Weekly Gazette Times:
Plunket, James, d. 16 Jun 1911 GT4

Washington, Select Death Certificates: 1907-1960:
Name: James Plunkett Gender: Male Child: Lucus Plunkett


Washington, Select Death Certificates, 1907-1960:
Name: James Plunkett Gender: Male Child: Lucus Plunkett

Burial Notes: Gravestone next to wife Ashnah shows James and dates 1833-1911

General Notes:
Was a bass drummer in the drum corps at Ft Hoskins, Oregon under General Phil Sheridan.
Company D, 4th Regiment, California volunteers, Discharged in January 1866 and lived with his family in Kings Valley until his death in 1911 at the age of 79.

Henry County, Iowa 1850 Federal Census
This Census was transcribed by Mary Thompson and
proofread by Randy Cooley for the USGenWeb Archives

Census Project, http://www.usgenweb.org/census.
CENSUS YR: 1850 STATE or TERRITORY: Iowa COUNTY: Henry DIVISION: Trenton Twsp REEL NO: M432-184 PAGE NO: 198a
LN HN FN LAST NAME FIRST NAME AGE SEX RACE OCCUP. VAL. BIRTHPLACE
39 536 536 Plunkett James L 14 M Iowa

Oregon Census, 1841-90
James Plunkett listed for 1870,1880,1890-Benton County

BLM Land Records, Oregon:
Names
Patentee: JAMES PLUNKETT
Survey
State: OREGON
Acres: 160
Metes/Bounds: No
Title Transfer
Issue Date: 4/15/1884
Land Office: OREGON CITY
Cancelled: No
U.S. Reservations: No
Mineral Reservations: No
Authority: May 20, 1862: HOMESTEAD ENTRY-ORIGINAL (12 Stat. 392)
Document Numbers
Document Nr.: 1738
Accession/Serial Nr.: OROCAA 022707
BLM Serial Nr.: OROCAA 022707

Names
Patentee: JAMES PLUNKETT
Survey
State: OREGON
Acres: 87.15
Metes/Bounds: No
Title Transfer
Issue Date: 5/2/1870
Land Office: OREGON CITY
Cancelled: No
U.S. Reservations: No
Mineral Reservations: No
Authority: April 24, 1820: SALE-CASH ENTRY (3 Stat. 566)
Document Numbers
Document Nr.: 604
Accession/Serial Nr.: OROCAA 019261
BLM Serial Nr.: OROCAA 019261

1900 Oregon Census, Benton County Kings Valley shows James & Ashnah with sons Garfield and Henry

1930 Federal Census for daughter Sarah shows her father born in Indiana?


Ancestry.com posting:
This story describes more of my long genealogical search for information on the background and childhood family of my great-grandfather James Plunkett (1836-1911). The Oregon Plunkett family will be forever indebted to a stranger who volunteered at the National Archives Branch in San Bruno, California. Thank you, Bill Wiengartner, for turning up the first real clue by finding the Plunkett family in Van Buren County, Iowa in the 1850 census. I also wish to thank two ladies in Utah who were early researchers on the Plunkett family. They spent twenty years trying to find out "what happened to James Plunkett," whom they thought was lost from their part of the family. Challas Adams Snarr is a descendant of James Plunkett's sister Mary Melinda Plunkett Adams, and Alice Adams is not related to the Plunketts, yet she devoted many hours to helping with the search. (Meanwhile, here in Oregon I was searching for James Plunkett's family and background.) The efforts of these people made it eventually possible to reunite the Utah and Oregon branches of this family. It is my pleasure to share this story with those who may find it of interest. This is the story of the Oregon Plunkett Family's connection with the Mormons. It tells the little-known story of James Plunkett's (1836 - 1911) childhood and family of origin. The story is based on notes I made from reading many different historical sources. As far as we know, James Plunkett left his connection to the Mormons behind him when he joined the Army in California and was sent up to Ft. Hoskins, Oregon during the Civil War. This is just another part of our family's rich heritage. Patricia Plunkett (Bearden) Holler Posted by King Folk.


JAMES PLUNKETT
1836-1911
Nauvoo, Illinois
My paternal great-grandfather, James Plunkett, was born 11 February 1836 near Brockville, Leeds, Upper Canada (now the province of Ontario.) He was the third child of seven born to Robert Plunkett and his wife Sarah. We do not know what Sarah's family name was--some say Kennedy, some say Canada, Kanada or perhaps Cade.
Both parents were from Ireland, immigrants to Canada about 1830. They were Protestants from near Newtownards, County Down, in what is now British-ruled Northern Ireland. People of Presbyterian persuasion dominated both County Down and the part of Leeds County, Ontario, where they settled, so perhaps they also attended that church.
As far as we know, the Plunketts did not own land in Ontario. There they became friends with Arza Adams, a baptized early member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints or the Mormons. Adams converted the Plunkett family, and baptized James' father at Brockville on 23 March 1840. This was only ten years after Joseph Smith established the LDS Church in 1830.
In the spring of 1842 the Plunketts and other Mormon families left Canada for Nauvoo, now part of Hancock County, Illinois. LDS Church records show members of the family who arrived there were parents Robert and Sarah, with children under eight years old: James, Eleanor, Isaac and Robert Jr. The oldest son, William, was baptized into the LDS church at Nauvoo in May 1842. Daughters Mary Melinda and Ellen were also with the family.
Thousands of other Mormon converts poured into the city from the east and from Canada and the British Isles.
Nauvoo was on the Mississippi River, across from Keokuk in the southeast corner of Iowa. The river bank rises gently there to a point high up on the slope. One standing up on that hill can see the river cutting a great silver semicircle below.
In 1839, the Mormons purchased a 20,000-acre tract for $2.00 per acre, to be repaid in 20 equal installments with no interest. It lay between the Mississippi and DesMoines Rivers in the state of Illinois. Woods covered the higher parts of the land, with swamps in the lowlands.
Joseph Smith named his city Nauvoo, which in Hebrew means "a beautiful plantation." Nauvoo was headquarters of the LDS church from 1840 until 1846, when Brigham Young led the Mormons west to the Salt Lake valley in Utah.
The winter of 1839-40 brought an epidemic of "ague"--perhaps either typhoid or malaria. There were many deaths.
The Mormons drained the river swamps for the site of their city, and laid the city out in neat squares, with great planning and forethought. Streets ran directly north and south, east and west. Certain sections of the city were for public buildings and others for residential areas. Homes were a uniform distance from the street, and they planted the lots with lawns and shrubs. This was the beginning of city planning and "zoning." Neatly fenced farms spread out from the city in three directions.
Joseph Smith drew up an unusual city charter, creating a near city-state, independent of all other governmental agencies in Illinois. The only thing that could limit the powers of this city was for the state legislature to repeal the charter. No other city in America ever had such complete control of its own affairs. The legislature approved the charter in December 1840. The Mormons invited people of all religious denominations to live in Nauvoo.
The Charter gave the City Council power to "make, ordain, establish and execute all such ordinances not repugnant to the Constitution of the United States of or this State." This was an ingenious wording which Smith later interpreted in the widest possible sense. They rushed the Charter through the Illinois legislature. It passed without ever being read except by title, in exchange for promises of Mormon favor to the leaders of both the Democratic and Whig political parties. Previously, Smith made it clear that his people would join neither party, but would hold themselves free to vote according to services rendered.
Smith thought the ideal government was a theocracy, a government by a prophet specially chosen to administer the laws of God.
Smith's charter provided for a university and called for the organization of militia called the Nauvoo Legion.
A Nauvoo city ordinance forbid anyone to set up a business without a license from the City Council, which Joseph Smith dominated. But this law caused so much resentment that they repealed it in 1842.
There were no saloons in Nauvoo. If a man wanted to drink, he had to buy his whiskey from a shop specially licensed by the Mayor, and take it home with him. Later Smith allowed construction of a brewery and allowed it to advertise in the Nauvoo Neighbor newspaper. But Smith controlled the dispensing of liquor and preached against grog shops.
For a while, the city did have a brothel, just one square away from the temple. It used a grocery store as a front. In 1842 the City Council termed it a nuisance and some soldiers from the Legion tipped it over backwards into a gully, where it crashed to the bottom By 1840, Nauvoo had 250 homes, with many more under construction. The average price of a city lot in Nauvoo was $500. Smith set aside the square at the very summit of the city for a temple. The Mormons cut the timber, drained the swamps, and then laid the cornerstone for the immense temple.
The site of the great Temple of God became the real center of the city. Temple construction began in 1841, on the highest land in the city. Even its unfinished walls were visible from the flat surrounding countryside. Work on the temple continued every day except Sundays and holidays, although at times construction stopped temporarily for lack of funds.
Laborers and skilled craftsmen who lacked employment worked on the temple. Although their pay was uncertain and consisted of donated food and clothing, work on the huge structure was always a labor of love. All Nauvoo men were expected to spend each tenth day working there, or else to give the equivalent in goods or money. My great-great grandfather was a stone mason, and he helped to build the temple. My great-grandfather and his brothers were too young to be much help in construction work, but oral family history says that they carried water for the laborers and did other chores.
The citizens of Nauvoo built for Smith and made unbelievable sacrifices to carry out his orders. They did this not only because they were convinced he was God's prophet, but also because they loved Joseph Smith as a man.
Smith aimed to educate all of his people, young and old, so Nauvoo had an educational system that included all ages from elementary to university classes. Smith made learning a Mormon ideal.
Nauvoo bordered the river and had farmlands on three sides. The farmers used the most advanced agricultural knowledge of the day. But the farms were unusual, for no one lived on the farmland. Everyone lived in the city, commuting to the rural areas to work during the day. Farmers who had no money to buy land could raise crops on a huge community farm just outside the city.
Nauvoo was above some river rapids that prevented the largest steamboats from going that far north. Smith planned to remedy this problem by building a wing dam in the Mississippi River. That would make an ideal harbor and also furnish water power for Nauvoo's industry. Until the dam could be constructed, Smith decided to have a Mormon port in Warren, Illinois, which he connected to Nauvoo by rail.
Smith continually urged his city toward industrialization. By 1842, Nauvoo had two big steam sawmills, a steam flour mill, a tool factory, and a foundry. The Mormons had plans for a chinaware factory, to be manned by English converts from the Staffordshire potteries.
As early as May 1842, the New York Herald reported the rumor that men in Nauvoo had a "community of wives," as the practice of polygamy or plural marriage became more common among the Mormons. My Mormon cousins say that the Plunketts did not practice polygamy, and did not believe in it. The bulk of the Mormon colony knew little or nothing about polygamy. The majority accepted the word of church leaders that the system had disappeared.
At its peak the city's population rivaled that of the young city of Chicago. In 1842 the New York Herald reported that the city had a population of 10,000, and 30,000 beyond the city limits. Also, the Legion had "2000 pretty well disciplined" troops.
Then, Nauvoo had an unmistakably military atmosphere. The Legion drilled regularly, with smartly-uniformed officers. Every able-bodied male between 18 and 45 was compelled to join, and heavy fines were imposed for failure to appear at parade. The Legion was organized as a corps of riflemen, while other units in other cities in Illinois were armed mostly with swords and muskets.
Joseph Smith wore a grand uniform: a blue coat with lots of gold braid, buff trousers, high military boots, and a hat with ostrich feathers. He asked the governor for, and received, the commission of Lt. General. Smith came to prefer the title "General" even over that of "President." He carried a sword on his hip, and two big horse-pistols. He loved parades and pomp and splendor, so he called out the Legion on every possible occasion, marching at its head on his magnificent black stallion named Charlie.
In 1840 Joseph Smith feared extradition to Missouri, where he was a fugitive from justice for earlier troubles. He appointed a bodyguard of 12 men, his toughest fighters and most devoted friends. The bodyguards dressed in white uniforms, and made a pretty sight marching and wheeling about the uniformed figure of their chief in Legion parades.
Mary Melinda Plunkett, my great-grandfather's older sister, told her children that she was well acquainted with the Prophet Joseph Smith and his wife Emma. The Smiths always rode by horseback to church on Sundays. Mary remembered waiting with other older children outside the meeting house to watch them come riding up on their beautiful horses.
Military spirit infected all the young boys in Nauvoo, and Smith organized them into a military corps of their own. Between 400 and 600 boys, probably including the Plunkett boys, paraded and drilled with as much zest as their fathers.
Once the boys' army decided to invade Nauvoo. The Legion, prepared to give the boys a good scare, lined up to meet them. But the men didn't know that the boys had raided their mothers' kitchens for pots and pans. When the boys charged out of the woods, beating on kettles and shouting, the Legion's horses panicked and refused to charge. Finally, Smith spurred Charlie forward, squarely into the group of oncoming boys. They scattered, and the Prophet became the hero of the day for repelling the "invasion."
Life in Nauvoo had its fun times as well. Tent theaters visited the city, and there were band concerts and lectures. Only mesmerists and magicians were denied an audience. Joseph Smith held elegant cotillion parties in his big home, called the Mansion House. It was a large home, transformed into a hotel. The Smith family lived in spacious quarters upstairs, while the huge living room below became a lobby and public dining hall.
Hundreds of tourists came to Nauvoo. Steamboats regularly stopped to discharge visitors, who were ceremoniously conducted on a tour of the city. The visitors were shown several mummies kept on display there in the Nauvoo museum, and the new temple.
Nauvoo became a great social center for communities up and down that part of the Mississippi River. Citizens held great celebrations on Independence Day and other holidays, and excursion boats came from as far away as St. Louis to bring people to the festivities. The city was beautiful, and known for the hospitality of its people.
In 1844, at Nauvoo, the last Plunkett child was born. They named the baby Joseph, after church leader Joseph Smith. He lived less than a year, dying at Nauvoo in late June 1845 from inflammation of the brain.
The Mormons believed in cooperation instead of competition. The success of their settlement drew the attention of surrounding areas, and brought fears that the Mormons would soon overtake the state of Illinois. Land speculators were common at the time, but they could not get a toe-hold in Nauvoo, because the church bought large tracts of land and then resold it to the people at non-profit prices.
Nauvoo was an interesting place for the Plunkett children to live. From the historical accounts of the city, it sounds like there was always something going on.
This pleasant life came to a halt in June 1844, when Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum were killed by gunfire while lodged in the county jail at nearby Carthage, Illinois. Later, in early 1846 some 30,000 Mormons fled the city under leadership of Brigham Young, eventually making their well-known exodus to Utah. Young requested the Plunketts to stay for a time in Van Buren County, Iowa, to help grow crops to feed the thousands of refugees. The Plunkett family were among the last to arrive in Utah, remaining in Iowa until 1852.
There are only a few homes left today in Nauvoo. The Mormons never completed their Nauvoo temple, and later its unfinished walls were destroyed by fire.
The Mormons now operate Nauvoo as a National Historic Landmark.
I visited Nauvoo twice during the 1970's, arriving via the steamboat
Delta Queen. I was only there because the boat stopped there, and it was only of mild historical interest to me, as then I knew nothing about the Plunkett connection to the Mormons. I didn't dream that my own ancestors lived there during the height of the city's glory. It wasn't until the late 1980's that I discovered this part of my heritage. Since then I have read many books about the subject. Now, a visit to Nauvoo would be a fascinating experience.
My father remembered James Plunkett saying that he did not want his family to know anything about the background that he left behind him when he joined the Army in California and was sent to Oregon during the Civil War. And for many more years, we didn't know. Now, we have identified this part of our heritage. And, as far as we know, James Plunkett left any connection with the Mormons behind when the U. S. Army sent him to Oregon.
Patricia Plunkett Bearden

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Ancestry.com posting:
H. B. M. Jolley Organized Overland Company
The Plunkett family came to Utah with the Henry B. M. Jolley Overland Company. They left Kanesville, Iowa in June 1852 with a total of 340 souls. They arrived in Salt Lake, Utah September 15, 1852. Source: L. D. S. Church Emigration records, published in unnamed book, page 339. From the files of Challas Snarr.

Research Notes: Not yet sure how this family is connected:
Corvallis Gazette Times, Oct 20, 2007
Riedy ? Sleeman wedding

Amy Colette Riedy and Joshua Lyndon Sleeman were married Sept. 1, 2007, at the homestead of the groom's great-great-great-grandparents, James and Ashna Norton Plunkett, now known as Beazell Memorial Forest Park in Kings Valley. The groom resided in the house on-site upon birth. Dr. Will Keim presided.

Amy is the daughter of Elden and Lynda Riedy of Albany. She is a 1993 graduate of Corvallis High School and graduated from Phagans Beauty College in 1998. She is a self-employed hair stylist working at The Rage salon in Corvallis.

Joshua is the son of Larry and Lori Sleeman of Corvallis and the late Larry D. Ham. He is a 1995 graduate of Philomath High School and is a student at Oregon State University where he is studying natural resources. He works for the Oregon Department of Forestry in Philomath.

The maid of honor was Sabra Sailor and the bridesmaid was Alicia Barney, both friends of the bride. The best men were Mitch Sleeman and Trevor Sleeman, brothers of the groom, and the ushers were Levi Rowley and Ryan Rowley, cousins of the groom. The ring bearers were Grant and Jack Konrade, second cousins of the bride, from Topeka, Kan.

The couple honeymooned in their favorite spot, Wailea, Maui, Hawaii, and make their home in Philomath.

Noted events in his life were:

Military: Camp Harney, Harney County, Oregon, United States.

Occupation: Farmer.

Alt. Birth: 17 Feb 1833, , , Illinois, United States.

Alt. Birth: 17 Feb 1836, Decorah, Winneshiek, Iowa, United States. 35

Residence: 1839, Oakland, Alameda, California, United States. 36

Census: Oct 1850, Washington Township, Van Buren County, Iowa, United States. 37

Census: 1860, , Amador County, California, United States.

Military: 1861, Linden, San Joaquin, California, United States.

Military: Sep 1861, Fort Hoskins, Benton County, Oregon, United States.

Military: 28 Sep 1861, Placerville, El Dorado, California, United States.

Military: Dec 1863, Fort Hoskins, Benton, Oregon Territory.

Property: Real Estate $1,000 and Personal Property $1,055, 20 Jun 1870, Corvallis, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Census: Jun 1880, Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon, United States. 6

Census: 1890, , Benton County, Oregon, United States.

Social Security Application:

James married Ashnah Norton 3 on 28 Jun 1864 in Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon, United States.39 Ashnah was born on 8 Feb 1847 in Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon Territory, United States,40 died on 14 Apr 1933 in Blodgett, Benton, Oregon, United States41 at age 86, and was buried on 16 Apr 1933 in Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon, United States.42 The cause of her death was Angina Pectoris.43 Other names for Ashnah were Ashna P. Norton and44 Ashney Plunkett.45

Marriage Notes: Benton County Court House, Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon:
Marriages:
James Plunkett and Ashnah Norton, Book B, Page 75b
28 Jun 1864


Obituary: on April 15 shows married on June 28, 1963.

Oregon, County Marriages, 1851-1975:
Name: Ashnah
[Ashnah Norton] Gender: Female Age: 15 Birth Date: abt 1849 Marriage Date: Jun 1864 Marriage Place: Benton, Oregon, USA Father: Hopestill Norton Spouse: James Plankett Film Number: 004393882

Noted events in their marriage were:

Alt. Marriage: 26 Jun 1864, Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Residence: Mar 1865, Fort Hoskins, Benton County, Oregon, United States.

Census: 20 Jun 1870, Corvallis, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Census: Jun 1880, Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon, United States. 6

Census: 1890, , Benton County, Oregon, United States.

Census: Jun 1900, Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon, United States. 7

Census: 1910, Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon, United States. 46

Children from this marriage were:

          i.  Lucius Plunkett was born on 26 Jun 1865 in Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon, United States, died on 12 Feb 1926 in Chehalis, Lewis, Washington, United States at age 60, and was buried on 15 Feb 1926 in Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon, United States. Other names for Lucius were Loosh and47 L. Plunkett.48

         ii.  Wiley M. Plunkett was born on 17 Feb 1867 in Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon, United States,49 died on 5 Jul 1934 in Corvallis, Benton, Oregon, United States50 at age 67, and was buried on 6 Jul 1934 in Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon, United States.51

        iii.  Frank A. Plunkett was born on 5 May 1869 in Blodgett, Benton, Oregon, United States,52 died on 7 Mar 1946 in Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon, United States53 at age 76, and was buried on 9 Mar 1946 in Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon, United States.

         iv.  Barton Plunkett was born on 30 Aug 1871 in Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon, United States, died on 26 Sep 1875 in Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon, United States54 at age 4, and was buried in Sep 1875 in Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon, United States. The cause of his death was Injuries from being struck by a baseball while playing.55

          v.  Edgar Plunkett was born on 19 Jun 1873 in Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon, United States,56 died on 30 May 1935 in Corvallis, Benton, Oregon, United States57 at age 61, and was buried on 1 Jun 1935 in Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon, United States. The cause of his death was Pneumonia. Another name for Edgar was Ed Plunkett.54

         vi.  Bertha Plunkett was born on 1 Mar 1876 in Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon, United States,58 died on 8 Feb 1957 in Corvallis, Benton, Oregon, United States59 at age 80, and was buried on 11 Feb 1957 in Corvallis, Benton, Oregon, United States.60

1       vii.  Sarah C. Plunkett (born on 10 Jul 1878 in Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon, United States - died on 16 Apr 1965 in Corvallis, Benton, Oregon, United States)

       viii.  Garfield Plunkett was born on 17 Apr 1881 in Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon, United States,61 died on 14 Mar 1942 in Sweet Home, Linn, Oregon, United States62 at age 60, and was buried on 16 Mar 1942 in Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon, United States.63 The cause of his death was carcenoma of the colon.64 Another name for Garfield was Gary.47

         ix.  Henry Plunkett was born on 25 Jun 1883 in Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon, United States,65 died on 11 Oct 1960 in Corvallis, Benton, Oregon, United States66 at age 77, and was buried on 13 Oct 1960 in Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon, United States.67




3. Ashnah Norton,3 daughter of Lucius Carolus Norton Sr. 68 and Hopestill S. King,69 was born on 8 Feb 1847 in Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon Territory, United States,40 died on 14 Apr 1933 in Blodgett, Benton, Oregon, United States41 at age 86, and was buried on 16 Apr 1933 in Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon, United States.42 The cause of her death was Angina Pectoris.43 Other names for Ashnah were Ashna P. Norton and44 Ashney Plunkett.45

Birth Notes: Bottger Family Tree made at the birth of Mary Pearl Bottger (1925) shows Ashna Norton born Feb 8, 1840, Kings Valley, Oregon.

Death Notes:
Oregon Death Index

Name: Plunkett, Ashna
County: Benton
Death Date: 14 Apr 1933
Certificate: 47
Spouse: James

April 15, 1933 Obituary: Ashna Plunkett died at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the home of her daughter Mrs. J.A. Thompson at Blodgett.

Burial Notes: Graveside Services: 2 o'clock on Sunday, April 16th, 1933-Kings Valley Cemetery.

General Notes:
May have been the first or one of the first white child born in Kings Valley, Benton County, Oregon

Early Oregonians Index, 1800-1860:
Name: Ashna J Norton
[Ashnah Norton] Birth Date: 8 Feb 1847 Birth Place: Benton, Oregon Territory, USA Death Date: 14 Apr 1933 Death Place: Benton, Oregon, USA Cemetery: Kings Valley Cemetery

Noted events in her life were:

Census: 1850, , , Oregon Territory, United States. 70

Census: Jul 1860, , Benton County, Oregon, United States.

Census: 20 Jun 1870, Corvallis, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Census: Jun 1880, Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon, United States. 6

Census: Jun 1900, Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon, United States. 7

Census: 1910, Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon, United States. 46

Census: 7 Jan 1920, Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Residence: 20 Jun 1925, Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon, United States. 54

Census: 19 Apr 1930, Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Social Security Application:

Ashnah married James A. Plunkett 2 on 28 Jun 1864 in Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon, United States.39 James was born on 17 Feb 1836 in Brockville, Leeds, Ontario, Canada, died on 12 Jun 1911 in , Benton County, Oregon, United States32 at age 75, and was buried on 14 Jun 1911 in Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon, United States.33 The cause of his death was Cerebral hemorhage resulting in paralysis from which he never recovered..34
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4. Robert Plunkett Sr.,30 son of William Plunkett 71 and Mary, was born on 22 Dec 1806 in Cunningburne, Newtown Ards, Parish, County Down, Ireland, died in Dec 1869 in Drytown, Amador, California, United States at age 63, and was buried in Dec 1869 in Drytown, Amador, California, United States. Another name for Robert was William Robert Plunkett.34

Birth Notes: Family Data Collections - Births - ancestry.com
Name: William Robert Plunkett Father: William Plunkitt Birth Date: 22 Dec 1806 City: Newtonards County: Dowin Co Country: Ireland

General Notes: Membership of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:
Name: Robert Plunkett Gender: Male Relationship to Primary Person: Self (Head) Father: William Plunkett Mother: Mary Birth Date: 23 Dec 1806 Alternate Birth Dates: Dec 22, 1806 Birth Place: Plunkett, Down, Ireland LDS Church Ordinance Data: Patriarchal Blessing Date: March 21, 1843 Nauvoo, Hancock, IL, USA Officiator: Hyrum Smith Ordained Seventy LDS Temple Ordinance Data: Endowment Date: January 30, 1846 Temple: Nauvoo, Hancock, IL, USA Comments: Robert was mentioned among the Nauvoo List of Members.

Seventy Quorum Membership:
Name: Robert William ? Plunkett
[Robert Plunkett]
[Robert William ? Plunket] Birth Date: 1806 Birth Place: Ireland Father: William Plunkett Mother: Mary (Eleanor) Wives: Kennedy, Sarah? Quorum: Q7 Nauvoo Data: Endowed Nauvoo Temple 1/30/46 (Seventy); Nauvoo Sources: M35:131; N479; Q7+

Noted events in his life were:

Endowed Date and temple:

Alt. Birth: Abt 1794, , , , Ireland. 72

Blessing: Patriarchal, 21 Mar 1843, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States.

Immigration: 1849, , , Utah Territory, United States.

Naturalization: 19 Apr 1854, Salt Lake City, Great Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

Residence: 1866, , Amador County, California, United States.

Robert married Sarah Cade Canada Kennedy 31 about 1831 in Peterborough, , Ontario, Canada. Sarah was born on 1 Jan 1791 in , , , Ireland, died on 26 Aug 1891 in Kanab, Kane, Utah, United States73 at age 100, and was buried in 1891 in Kanab, Kane, Utah, United States. Other names for Sarah were Sarah Canada and Sarah Kenedy.

Noted events in their marriage were:

Migrated: Abt 1830, Peterborough, , Ontario, Canada.

Residence: Abt 1840, Brockville, Leeds, Ontario, Canada.

Residence: 1842, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States.

Census: Oct 1850, Washington Township, Van Buren County, Iowa, United States. 37

Migrated: Dec 1853, , , Utah, United States.

Census: 25 Jun 1860, , Amador County, California, United States. 72

Residence: 1866, , Amador County, California, United States.

Children from this marriage were:

          i.  William A. Plunkett was born on 15 Oct 1832 in Brockville, Leeds, Ontario, Canada,30 died on 21 Jul 1908 in Drytown, Amador, California, United States at age 75, and was buried on 22 Jul 1908 in Drytown, Amador, California, United States.

         ii.  Mary Melinda Plunkett was born on 1 May 1834 in Brockville, Leeds, Ontario, Canada,30 died on 17 Nov 1924 in Kanab, Kane, Utah, United States at age 90, and was buried on 19 Nov 1924 in Kanab, Kane, Utah, United States.74 Another name for Mary was Mary Malinda.

2       iii.  James A. Plunkett (born on 17 Feb 1836 in Brockville, Leeds, Ontario, Canada - died on 12 Jun 1911 in , Benton County, Oregon, United States)

         iv.  Ellen Plunkett was born about 1840 in Brockville, Leeds, Ontario, Canada,75 died on 21 Mar 1886 in Plymouth, Amador, California, United States about age 46, and was buried in 1886 in Plymouth, , Michigan, United States. Another name for Ellen was Elenor Plunkett.

          v.  Issac Plunkett was born on 9 Oct 1840 in Brockville, Leeds, Ontario, Canada, died on 19 Oct 1871 in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States30 at age 31, and was buried in Oct 1871 in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States. The cause of his death was Mining accident, Snow Slide.

         vi.  Robert Plunkett was born about 1842 in Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

        vii.  Joseph H. Plunkett was born on 23 Jul 1844 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, died on 30 Jun 1845 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, and was buried in 1845 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States.


5. Sarah Cade Canada Kennedy,31 daughter of Patrick Kennedy Canaday and Mary Simpson, was born on 1 Jan 1791 in , , , Ireland, died on 26 Aug 1891 in Kanab, Kane, Utah, United States73 at age 100, and was buried in 1891 in Kanab, Kane, Utah, United States. Other names for Sarah were Sarah Canada and Sarah Kenedy.

Death Notes: Ancestry.com "KING FOLK" posting:
Sarah Canada\\Cade\\Kennedy Obituary
c a 1800 - 26 August 1892
As near as can be learned, deceased was born in Ireland, about the year 1800. When quite young she went and lived in Scotland, was there married to Robert Plunkett. About 1830 they emigrated to Canada, where they embraced the Gospel and were baptized into the (L.D.S.) church by Elder Arza Adams. They soon gathered with the Saints at Nauvoo, passing through many trying scenes, but kept faith, and came on to Utah in Capt. Henry B.M. Jolley's Co. Making their home in American Fork.
The last twenty years of her life the deceased lived with her daughter Sister Mary Adams, and died in full faith of the everlasting Gospel.
Dese ret News, 12 February, 1892, p. 5.
____________
The mother of James Plunkett, of King's Valley, died recently at the age of 105 years, being born in 1786. She was a resident of Idaho.
The Corvallis Gazette; Corvallis, Oregon; Friuday 25 September 1891; front page, column 4.
POSTED BY KING FOLK
___________
Mellennium File-Ancestry.com posting:
Name: Sarah Kennedy
[Sarah Canada] Gender: Female Birth Date: 1791 Death Date: 1894 Father: Patrick Canada Mother: Mary Simpson Spouse: Robert Plunkit Children: Mary Melinda Plunkett; Mary Melinda Plunkett

Burial Notes:
Find A Gravae.com posting:
B. Jan 1, 1791, D. Jan 1, 1894
Buried: Kanab City Cemetery, Kanab, Utah, USA

General Notes:
Name may be Sarah Canada/Kenedy LDS Files:2KJ7-KR

Ancestry.com World Family Tree shows spelling- Canidy

Ancestry.com posting:
This note is from the files of Challas Adams Snarr, dated 7 February 1978, shared with Pat Bearden during 1980s:
"Sarah Kenedy b.10 Mar. 1800 d. 26 Aug. 1894 (this date is proven to be 1791). She is my 2nd Great Grandmother. My grandmother Emma Elizabeth McAllister Adams told me she can remember her and that 'her name was Canada. The name Kennedy was put on her tombstone. Granma says she was born in Ireland. She had a sister who died when she was abt. 103 yrs. old. Robert Plunket came from Scotland.' "
"Sarah Canada was on the train that came in from the West Coast when they drove the Golden Spike at Ogen, Utah. (This would have to be May 1869. My grandfather John Quincy Adams remembered going with his father Nathan Adams to Ogden to pick her up. Her obituary says she lived her last 20 years with Nathan and Mary Malinda P. Adams. We found Robert in the Great Register of Amador Co. 1867 but could not find him in the 1870 Census. I am assuming that he died and that is why Sarah Kenedy Plunket came to Utah at that time.)"
"Sarah's name is spelled Kenedy in the card index of Nauvoo. She was raised in Scotland and immigrated to Canada about 1830."
"From Alice Adams 18 Nov. 1976: Robert Plunkett - Hawaii, Son of Robert came back and had sealing in Salt Lake Temple (that would have had to be after 1893.) Aunt Zoe says my Granma Adams was always talking about their Plunkets in Hawaii."

Noted events in her life were:

Alt. Birth: 10 Mar 1800, , , , Ireland. 72

Immigration: 1849, , , Utah Territory, United States.

Migrated: 1869, , , Utah, United States.

Census: Jun 1880, Kanab, Kane, Utah, United States.

Sarah married Robert Plunkett Sr. 30 about 1831 in Peterborough, , Ontario, Canada. Robert was born on 22 Dec 1806 in Cunningburne, Newtown Ards, Parish, County Down, Ireland, died in Dec 1869 in Drytown, Amador, California, United States at age 63, and was buried in Dec 1869 in Drytown, Amador, California, United States. Another name for Robert was William Robert Plunkett.34


6. Lucius Carolus Norton Sr.,68 son of Solomon Norton 76 and Cynthia Knapp,77 was born on 26 Dec 1818 in , Madison County, Ohio, United States,78 died on 6 May 1859 in Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon, United States79 at age 40, and was buried in May 1859 in Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon, United States. Other names for Lucius were Careles Norton and80 Carolus Norton.80

Birth Notes:
1937 Newspaper article about his grandaughter, Serena Norton, states that Lucius was born in Illinois.

General Notes: Oregon Territorial Census, 1841-90
Lucius Norton listed for 1845,1850,1853-Benton County Census

BLM Land Records, Oregon:
Names
Patentees: HOOPESTILL NORTON,
LUCIUS C NORTON
Survey
State: OREGON
Acres: 640.66
Metes/Bounds: No
Title Transfer
Issue Date: 12/29/1866
Land Office: OREGON CITY
Cancelled: No
U.S. Reservations: No
Mineral Reservations: No
Authority: September 27, 1850: OREGON-DONATION ACT (GRANT) (99 Stat. 496)
Document Numbers
Document Nr.: 2765
Accession/Serial Nr.: OROCAA 018959
BLM Serial Nr.: OROCAA 018959

Oregon Secretary of State Archived Records:
Case# 0559
Name Norton, Lucius C.
Date 12-31-1859
Record Type Estate
County Benton
Source Genealogical
Case# 4776
Name Norton, Lucius
Date
Record Type Tax roll
County Benton
Source Provisonal and Territorial
Remarks List of taxpayers north of Marys River

Lucius and Hopestill Norton and children were part of the 1845 Missouri-Oregon Wagon Train and recorded in the book: Terrible Trail: The Meek Cutoff 1845"

Note: I've not been able to verify/confirm Cerilda Jane Norton b. Jul 1856 is a sibling that belongs to this family. The Kings Valley, Oregon Cemetery does have a Cerilda Norton born abit 1856, however, she died on May 5, 1858.

Noted events in his life were:

Property: Oregon Donation Land Claim #2765.

Census: 1845, , Benton County, Oregon, United States.

Census: 1849, , Benton County, Oregon, United States.

Census: 1850, , Benton County, Oregon, United States.

Census: 1853, , Benton County, Oregon, United States.

Lucius married Hopestill S. King 69 on 7 Oct 1839 in , Franklin County, Ohio, United States.81 Hopestill was born on 7 Feb 1815 in , Madison County, Ohio, United States,82 died on 16 Nov 1892 in , Benton County, Oregon, United States83 at age 77, and was buried in Nov 1892 in Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon, United States.84 Other names for Hopestill were Hope Steel and Hopestall.85

Noted events in their marriage were:

Alt. Marriage: 9 Oct 1839, Worthington, Franklin, Ohio, United States. 86

Census: 2 May 1845, Saint Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri, United States.

Census: 7 Oct 1850, , Benton County, Oregon Territory, United States. 70

Children from this marriage were:

          i.  Isaac Norton was born on 22 Feb 1842 in Allendale, Worth, Missouri, United States,87 died on 25 Nov 1922 in Eugene, Lane, Oregon, United States88 at age 80, and was buried in Nov 1922 in Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon, United States.89

         ii.  Wiley Norton was born on 27 Mar 1844 in Big Bend, Carrol County, Missouri, United States,90 died on 9 Jan 1933 in Turner, Marion, Oregon, United States91 at age 88, and was buried in Jan 1933 in Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon, United States.84 Another name for Wiley was Wylie Norton.54

3       iii.  Ashnah Norton (born on 8 Feb 1847 in Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon Territory, United States - died on 14 Apr 1933 in Blodgett, Benton, Oregon, United States)

         iv.  Cynthia Norton was born on 9 May 1850 in Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon Territory, United States,92 died on 14 May 1850 in Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon Territory, United States, and was buried in May 1850 in Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon, United States.84

          v.  Nahum Norton was born on 9 May 1850 in Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon Territory, United States,92 died on 6 Oct 1922 in Monmouth, Polk, Oregon, United States93 at age 72, and was buried on 8 Oct 1922 in Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon, United States.94 The cause of his death was pneumonia.95 Another name for Nahum was Bub.

         vi.  Sarepta Norton was born on 9 May 1850 in Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon Territory, United States,92 died on 2 Mar 1909 in Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon, United States at age 58, and was buried in Mar 1909 in Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon, United States.84 The cause of her death was Pneumonia. Another name for Sarepta was Sis.

        vii.  Malinda Norton was born on 8 Aug 1852 in Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon, United States,96 died on 9 Nov 1882 in Jacksonville, Jackson, Oregon, United States at age 30, and was buried in Nov 1882 in Jacksonville, Jackson, Oregon, United States. The cause of her death was High Fever. Other names for Malinda were Linnie, Lennie Norton, and97 Lynnie Norton.98

       viii.  Serena Norton was born on 26 Jun 1854 in Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon, United States,99 died on 9 Jun 1873 in Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon, United States100 at age 18, and was buried in Jun 1873 in Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon, United States. Other names for Serena were Cerena and Teen.

         ix.  Cerilda Jane Norton was born on 7 Jul 1856 in Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon, United States,100 died on 5 May 1858 in Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon, United States100 at age 1, and was buried in May 1858 in , Benton County, Oregon, United States. Another name for Cerilda was Nell.

          x.  Lucius Carolus Norton Jr. was born on 15 Jul 1858 in Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon, United States,101 died on 9 Jul 1928 in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States102 at age 69, and was buried on 10 Jul 1928 in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States.103




7. Hopestill S. King,69 daughter of Nahum Amos King 104 and Serepta Norton, was born on 7 Feb 1815 in , Madison County, Ohio, United States,82 died on 16 Nov 1892 in , Benton County, Oregon, United States105 at age 77, and was buried in Nov 1892 in Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon, United States.84 Other names for Hopestill were Hope Steel and Hopestall.85

Death Notes: Obituary shows death: 16 Nov 1892

Secretary of State-Oregon-Early Oregonian Data:
Hopestill King
Alias Gender Male Ethnicity Date of Birth 07 Feb 1815 Place of Birth Madison Co., OH Alt. Date of Birth 07 Jan 1816 Occupation farmer, stock raiser Date of Death 16 Nov 1893 Place of Death Norton Station, Benton Co., OR Alt. Date of Death 16 Nov 1892 Place of Burial Kings Valley Cemetery, Kings Valley, Benton Co., O Mother Norton, Sarepta Date of Arrival 01 Dec 1845 Father King, Nahum
Marriage info: Spouse Date Location Norton, Lucius Carolus 07 Oct 1839 Franklin Co., OH

General Notes:
Oregon Census, 1841-90

Hopestill listed for the Benton County, 1860,1870 Census

Book, "Terrible Trail: The Meek Cutoff, 1845" by Keith Clark and Lowell Tiller Copyright 1966-Page 225: After the death of her husband Lucius, Hopestill ran a stagecoach way station in the Coast Range, west of Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon
Not confirmed same person, however, believe this is Hopestill King Norton:

Newspaper story shows spelling of Hope Steel King! 20 Jun 1925

Noted events in her life were:

Alt. Birth: 7 Feb 1816.

Census: 1860, Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Census: 11 Jul 1860, Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Property: Real Estate Value $5,000 and Personal Property $4,485, 11 Jul 1860, Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon, United States. 106

Census: 16 Jun 1870, Corvallis, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Property: Real Estate $8,000 and Personal Property $2,125, 16 Jun 1870, Corvallis, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Census: 10 Jun 1880, Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Alt. Death: 16 Nov 1893, Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon, United States.

Hopestill married Lucius Carolus Norton Sr. 68 on 7 Oct 1839 in , Franklin County, Ohio, United States.81 Lucius was born on 26 Dec 1818 in , Madison County, Ohio, United States,78 died on 6 May 1859 in Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon, United States79 at age 40, and was buried in May 1859 in Kings Valley, Benton, Oregon, United States. Other names for Lucius were Careles Norton and80 Carolus Norton.80


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