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Tabitha Moffatt Brown
Birth: May 1, 1780
Brimfield
Hampden County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: May 4, 1858
Forest Grove
Washington County
Oregon, USA

Social Reformer, Educator. Officially named as the “Mother Figure of Oregon” by the Oregon Legislator. Her son participated in the Great Migration of 1843. He talked his mother into emigrated to Oregon in 1864, as an elderly widow. Witnessing the suffering of children whose parents died on the trail, she was inspired to start an orphanage in Oregon in 1848. After a few years it became Pacific University, a liberal arts college that today has a national reputation for its psychology and optometry programs. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Clark Brown (1771 - 1817)*
 
 Children:
  Orus Brown (1800 - 1874)*
  Manthano Brown (1802 - 1876)*
  Pherne Tabitha Brown Pringle (1805 - 1891)*
  John Mattocks Brown (1808 - 1815)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Salem Pioneer Cemetery
Salem
Marion County
Oregon, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: RB
Record added: Mar 12, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6254261
Tabitha Moffatt Brown
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Tabitha Moffatt Brown
Added by: Oregonian (inactive)
 
Tabitha Moffatt Brown
Added by: Oregonian (inactive)
 
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- Miss Tabitha
 Added: Jun. 12, 2014
RIP 4th great grandma part of you runs in my veins
- norma
 Added: May. 25, 2014
A brave and courageous woman!
- Keeper of the Stars
 Added: May. 23, 2014
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