Name: Hannah R 1847_Ore_Trail FULKERSON
Given Name: Hannah R 1847_Ore_Trail
Change Date: 11 APR 2016
daughter of Judge James M Fulkerson to Oregon 1847 with parents
Birth: 30 OCT 1833 in , , MO, prob
Death: 1931 in , Polk, OR, resided
No 425 Crowley, Solomon R, Polk Co; arr Ore 1855 m Hannah Rebecca 22 July
1855 Polk Co.
letter Mary Allen, Seattle, Washington June 1972
from Andrew J McDaniel, who gave it to Fred Lockley some years ago.
....my grandfather, James Munroe Fulkerson....they had five daughters and
Hannah Rebecka married Solomen Crowley, they had eight children, Mary Rawk,
Dr J M married Emma Cain, Holt married my cousin Laura Smith, and Effied
married Milton Taylor. Adah married Malcom Recotheres (spelling not clear) and
Ora Archibald Walker.
p. 727-28 James Monroe Crowley, MD biog
....his father Solomon Kimsey Crowley (Ore 1852) ...Mr Crowley reached
Oregon in 1852 and bought land in Fulkerson Gap, four miles north of Dixie, and
where Crowley Station is now located....His wife was Hannah Rebecca Fulkerson,
whose father, Judge J M Fulkerson, was born in Missouri, and crossed the plains
in the early '40s, settling in Oregon. He finally removed to the Fulkerson
Gap, named in his honor where he died in 1881....nine children born to Mr and
Solomon Kimsey Crowley, of Monmouth, Polk county, is one of Oregon's
pioneers of 1852. He was born in northwest Missouri, Ray county, November 1,
1833. He is of Scotch-Irish ancestry, who came to America previous to the
Revolution, and were participants in the whole of the struggle for
independence. His father, John Crowley, was born in the State of Tennessee on
September 27, 1810. He married Miss Nancy Jane Curtis, a native of Missouri,
and a daughter of Elijah Curtis, whose people were early settlers of Tennessee.
They had three children, of whom Mr Corwley was the eldest, and he and a
sister are the only living ones. Our subject resided in Missouri until his
nineteenth year, and in 1852 crossed the plains to Oregon. His father followed
in 1864, and died in Polk County, August 31, 1880; Mr Crowley's mother had died
when he was a child.
He had read Clark's History of the North Pacific coast, in 1843, and later
he got a chance to drive a team for a family, but his father refused to permit
him to go. He said: "When I am of age I will go," and then his father
consented. He then came and worked his way, but had his own mule. On the
journey they had many narrow escapes, but finally reached their destination.
At Ash Hollow there were many cases of smallpox and cholera, and the deaths
were so frequent that the way was blocked with emigrant trains burying the
dead, and if our subject could have been frightened he would have turned back.
It was an appalling time; he saw strong men who had lost all their families,
stand and wring their hands in agony, but he came through safely.
They crossed the Missouri river on the 10th of May, and arrived at the
Dalles on the 16th of August. They had stopped nine days at one place with a
sick child, and they rested every Sunday; not for religious reasons, but
because they believed it best for them. While at Snake river, the cholera
broke out in a little company of ten wagons, and there were three deaths in
some five hours. The whole camp was panic-stricken. Mr Crowley never missed a
meal of victuals on the whole journey, and he was the only one of the company
but what was, more or less, with mountain fever, or something else. They came
down the Columbia river in a large canoe, and arrived a Portland on August 19.
He came up the Willamette in a boat, and stopped with his uncle, Benjamin
Munkres, two and one-half miles east of Salem, and a few days later he came on
to Polk county, to see the wife of his great uncle, Mrs James M Fulkerson.
On the way he fell in with a man who was engaged in packing to the maines,
and Mr Crowley engaged to pack with him to California. They went in this way,
with pack animals, to Siskiyou county, California, and he packed and mined
until 1855. He did not make money very fast, but came from there with about
$1,000. In 1855, he retired to the Willamette Valley and was marrie don July
25 to Miss Hannah Rebecca Fulkerson, the daughter of James M Fulkerson, who had
come to Oregon in 1847. After the marriage they settled in the foothills near
Dallas, on a transferred claim of 320 acres of land. He resided on it a year,
got a title, and sold it in timber lots, and came near to Pleasant Hill;
purchased 160 acres, built on it, and resided there until 1876, purchasing in
this time 840 acres adjoining.
He then went with his family to the Sandwich islands, on an excursion.
After his return he purchased teh Goodwin place of 170 acres, near Oak Grove,
and there he resided until 1890, when he purchased a home in Monmouth, where he
now resides. He still owns his Oak Grove and Pleasant Hill property. He and
his good wife have had nine children, and have raised them all, and all are
They are as follows: Mary V, is Mrs W Faulk, and they reside at Oak Grove; J M
is a prominent physician of Monmouth; J F resides in Seattle; Nancy Jane is
the wife of Milton Taylor, and resides near Crowley Station; S H resides near
Dixey Manson, near Crowley Station; Ada B, Effa I, and Ora P are at home. Mr
and Mrs Crowley gave to each one of their nine children, ninety-one acres.
Crowley Station was named for them.
Mr Crowley has never forgotten his early mining days, and still spends some
time prospecting in California. He is in politics a Democrat, but is very
independent in his ideas. He and his wife are members of the Baptist Church,
and he has been a Deacon for many years. He is a thoroughly reliable man, and
is very highly esteemed. His career, marked as it has been by many of the
characteristic events of the pioneer west, and by his integrity and enterprise,
will leave a conspicuous and lasting impression upon the community.
(Ore 1846) Thomas Crowley m Catherine (Linville) dau of Richard and Magdalena
"Mollie" (Yaunt) Linville.
Children: Margaret Crowley 13 yrs MO
John Crowley 11 yrs
Nancy Crowley 9 yrs
Sarah Crowley 7 yrs
Thomas Crowley 3 yrs
Martha Crowley (died grave (?) Oregon)
son died 1846
Solomon Crowley (Oregon 1852) - Son of John Crowley (Oregon 1864) and Nancy
Uncle Benjamin Munkers (Oregon 1846) 3 children
great uncle Thomas Crowley (Oregon 1846) m Catherine (Linville) (Mrs James
Father: James Monroe 1847_Ore_Trail FULKERSON b: 28 AUG 1803 in , Lee, VA
Mother: Mary Ramsey 1847_Ore_Trail MILLER b: 18 APR 1800 in , , VA
Solomon 1852_Ore_Trail CROWLEY b: 1 NOV 1833 in , Ray, MO
22 JUL 1855
in , Polk, OR
- Mary V CROWLEY b: ABT 1856 in , , OR
- J M CROWLEY b: ABT 1858 in , , OR
- J F CROWLEY b: ABT 1860 in , , OR
- Nancy Jane CROWLEY b: ABT 1862 in , , OR
- S H CROWLEY b: ABT 1865 in , , OR
- Ada B CROWLEY b: ABT 1867 in , , OR
- Effa I CROWLEY b: ABT 1870 in , , OR
- Ora P CROWLEY b: ABT 1862 in , , OR
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