Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Buffums in:
 • Amity Cemetery
 • Amity
 • Yamhill County
 • Oregon
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial! Advertisement

Changes are coming to Find A Grave. See a preview now.

William Gilbert Buffum
Learn about sponsoring this memorial...
Birth: Jun. 25, 1804
Death: Mar. 25, 1899

William was born in Charlotte, VT. His parents were Stephen Buffum and Hannah [Weed] Sewel.
William married Caroline Thurman on 20 Mar 1828.
He traveled with Caroline and nephew, Carlos Buffum, on the Oregon Trail and met up with the party of Samuel K Barlow & his family in a wagon train planning to find a way over Mt Hood to Oregon City from The Dalles of The Oregon Territory.
It was a difficult trip but they arrived by Christmas in Dec of 1845 in Oregon City.
From there they lived in Yamhill Co and you will find both Caroline and William G buried in the Amity Pioneer Cemetery, Amity, Oregon in the same plot as the Thurman family.

Carlos married Lucy Wallling, daughter of Jerome B. Walling of Yamhill Co, but they are not buried at Amity.

William was a resident of Vt, OH, IL, MO & OR and was a pioneer of the Barlow Road, a farmer, rancher and miner during his lifetime.
His own story of his life's adventures are printed in a publication of the "Oregon Pioneer Association Transactions 1889" pp 2-44.

Family links: 
  Stephen C Buffum (1764 - 1847)
  Hannah Sewell Buffum (1768 - 1843)
  Caroline Thurman Buffum (1814 - 1895)*
  Eliza Buffum Tyler (____ - 1877)*
  Daniel Buffum (1788 - 1864)*
  Mary Buffum Spooner (1794 - 1864)*
  Johnathan Buffum (1794 - 1848)*
  George Allen Buffom (1797 - 1888)*
  Hiram Buffum (1800 - 1847)*
  Stephen Smith Buffum (1802 - 1871)*
  William Gilbert Buffum (1804 - 1899)
  Hannah Maria Buffum Thurman (1814 - 1889)*
*Calculated relationship
Amity Cemetery
Yamhill County
Oregon, USA
Maintained by: Sue Barnett
Originally Created by: Sheri West
Record added: Nov 07, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9770682
William Gilbert Buffum
Added by: Sue Barnett
William Gilbert Buffum
Added by: Sue Barnett
William Gilbert Buffum
Added by: Sue Barnett
There are 2 more photos not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

My 4th great grand uncle
- Sue Barnett
 Added: Apr. 22, 2013

- Diana
 Added: Jul. 29, 2011

- Karen Buffum
 Added: Jan. 1, 2010
There are 2 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service