William Henry HOWARD
William was born 3 Sep 1812 Bear Creek, Morgan TWP, Scioto Co. Oh. Died 4 Jan 1888 Monroe, Oregon. He was married in Vermilion County, Illinois on the 12th of December 1833 to Jane OSBORN, born 17 March 1814 in Lewis Co., Ky., died 2 March 1851 Stockport, Van Buren Co., Iowa. Jane and William had 8 children:
On the 17th of September 1851 William Howard married a second time to Essophena BOLEY, born 1824 in Iowa. Essophena died Oct 14,1873 in Jacksonville, Oregon. William and family came across the plains to Oregon in 1852 . The family came first to The Dalles and then to Molalla. They next moved to Harrisburg. The first year the family went to help a neighbor raise a barn and when they retuned home found their own log cabin had been burned to the ground. Another house had to be built. On account of of yearly high water problems the family moved to a place west of Monroe and bought 260 acres from a man named Philander Gilbert.
Essophena and William had three children:
The journal, of Lafayette Spencer, one of the members of the wagon train, says the wagon train that brought the Howards to Oregon started about May 11, 1852, arrived in Oregon City October 29, 1852.
Submitted by Gary Poole, Wallowa, Oregon, Great great grandson of William Henry Howard, May 12, 1999.
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