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Theophilus Rollins Bewley
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Birth: Jan. 6, 1834
Jefferson County
Oregon, USA
Death: Apr. 26, 1920
Salem
Marion County
Oregon, USA

Pioneer of 1847
s/o John William and Catherine (Ellis) Bewley

"Theophilus Rollins Bewley (also known as "Rollo" and "T.R.") was born in
Tennessee to John and Catherine BEWLEY. He lived in Tennessee until 1834
when he moved with the family to Missouri. In
1836 his family moved to Indiana and then on to Oregon in 1847.
After many hardships on the trail including the death of his brother, Crockett, at
the Whitman Massacre and the death of his father on the trail, he and the remaining
members of the family reached Oregon City in December 1847. They stayed in
Oregon City where his mother ran a boarding house until her remarriage to Colonel
James B. GRAVES, a widower from Sheridan.
The family moved to Sheridan, Yamhill County, Oregon where T.R. married Elizabeth Ann PATTY and had nine children. He ran freight wagons at McCoy,Yamhill Co, Oregon as well as being a farmer and rancher in both Yamhill and Marion Counties.
In the 1900 Census, T.R. and his family were living in Salem, Marion Co, Oregon where he was renting a farm on Silverton Road.
In his last years he suffered greatly from cancer of the mouth and was committed for a time to The Oregon State Hospital when he attempted suicide due to the pain. He jumped off a bridge in Portland but was rescued. He was buried in the City View (Pioneer) Cemetery in the DAR circle. This circle was reserved for men who had served in the Civil War, which he had not. He had served faithfully, however, as a member in the Oregon Mounted Volunteers during the Indian Wars." (compiled by Stephenie Flora at oregonpioneers.com/family/bewley.htm) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Catharine Ellis Graves (1802 - 1867)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Ann Patty Bewley (1841 - 1908)*
 
 Children:
  Araminta Ann Bewley McKenny (1860 - 1884)*
  Martha Jane Bewley (1862 - 1923)*
  James William Bewley (1864 - 1930)*
  Mary Ethel Bewley Bewley (1867 - 1955)*
  Kittie Isabelle Bewley Sivear (1869 - 1948)*
  John Anthony Bewley (1875 - 1926)*
  Edgar Rollins Bewley (1877 - 1933)*
  Omer George Bewley (1879 - 1952)*
 
 Siblings:
  Esther Lorinda Bewley Chapman (1826 - 1899)*
  James Fenton Bewley (1828 - 1888)*
  Maranda Narcissa Bewley Graves (1832 - 1916)*
  Theophilus Rollins Bewley (1834 - 1920)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Co. H; 7 IA CAV
 
Burial:
City View Cemetery
Salem
Marion County
Oregon, USA
 
Maintained by: Stephenie Flora
Originally Created by: LadyDragon
Record added: Jul 08, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28133964
Theophilus Rollins Bewley
Added by: Stephenie Flora
 
Theophilus Rollins Bewley
Added by: LadyDragon
 
Theophilus Rollins Bewley
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Added by: Richard Lombard
 
 
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 Added: Feb. 14, 2011
My great grandfather
- Stephenie Flora
 Added: May. 12, 2009
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