|Birth: ||Feb. 22, 1850|
|Death: ||Oct., 1911|
Rev.Allen Morrow Acheson married Eliza Jennie "Jane" Hamilton on October 22, 1878 in Linn Co., Oregon. They had five children together.
The eldest Presbyterian congregation organized on the Pacific Coast was that of the Willamette Church, Oakville, Linn County. It was started by the Rev. T. S. Kendall, D. D. on July 9, 1850 – the first psalm-singing church in the western half of the United States (302). The first members were: Washington B. Maley and wife; John McCoy and wife; William Hamilton and wife; Joseph Hamilton, John Hamilton and William McCoy. Ruling elders were: Dr. W. B. Maley and John McCoy, July 9, 1850; James Martin, David Irvin and John P. Smith, 1853; Alexander Crawford and Francis B. Stockton ordained and installed August 14, 1865; Mathew Acheson and David C. Currie, ordained, and they and William H. McBride installed March 18, 1877; Jos. C. Brown, Robt. A. Bamford and J. E. Hamilton ordained and installed March 29, 1891. Robt. E. Crawford ordained and installed March 31, 1895.
At the first communion Washington L. Coon and Mrs. Caroline Hamilton were received. Cassimer Wallowich, a polish soldier, and Thomas Anderson, a Scottish sailor, were received at the same time. Wallowich was the first person buried in the Oakville cemetery. He and R. Maley and W. B. Maley, Jr., died the same year, 1853.
Pastors were: Rev. T. S. Kendall from 1850 to 1852; S. G. Irvine, D. D. ordained and installed November 20, 1852; A. M. Acheson, ordained and installed July 12, 1877; G. E. Henderson, installed June 25, 1896.
The first building used by the Willamette Congregation was Maley's Schoolhouse. In Oakville cemetery there is a bronze and concrete memorial showing a bas relief of a log building and the inscription:
"SITE OF THE MEETING PLACE OF FIRST WILLAMETTE CHURCH, FIRST PSALM-SINGING CONGREGATION IN WESTERN UNITED STATES. EST. 1850. ORGANIZED AS UNITED PRESBYTERIAN, 1852, THOMAS S. KENDALL D. D. MINISTER IN WHOSE MEMORY THIS TABLET IS PLACED BY RELATIVES."
James Acheson (1805 - 1857)
Nancy Acheson Acheson (1809 - 1883)
Eliza Jennie Hamilton Acheson (1855 - 1921)*
Edna Rae Acheson (1879 - 1882)*
Herbert Hamilton Acheson (1883 - 1952)*
Joseph Willard Acheson (1886 - 1967)*
Ada Marie Acheson Dunlap (1891 - 1974)*
Samuel Irvine Acheson (1894 - 1952)*
David Smiley Acheson (1830 - 1872)*
Mathew Acheson (1834 - 1912)*
Allen Morrow Acheson (1850 - 1911)
Created by: Bob & Sandi Hamilton
Record added: Mar 05, 2008
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