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Carson Dobbins Boren
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Birth: Dec. 12, 1824
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Aug. 19, 1912
King County
Washington, USA

Seattle Pioneer. He was part of the Denny expedition that arrived Nov. 13, 1851. He built the first cabin in the present city of downtown Seattle, and eventually became the first Sheriff of King County. He was the brother of Louisa Boren Denny.

Boren, Carson D. -- Born Dec 12, 1824, at Nashville, Tennessee; died at his home near Seattle, Aug. 19th, aged 88 yeas. Mr. Boren was one of the famous party who crossed the plains in 1851 and settled at Alki Point in November of that year. With once exception (his sister, Mrs. D. T. Denny), he was the last survivor of the twelve adults who there and then began the settlement that has since become the city of Seattle. Mr. Boren spent the last sixty-one years of his life in King County, as a town proprietor, carpenter, farmer and in other vocations incident to a life in a new country. He was the first sheriff, in 1853. His land claim was located in what is not the heart of Seattle, including the Hoge building site, where the Boren home was established sixty years ago.

The Pioneer Dead of 1912
Thomas W. Prosch
The Washington Historical Quarterly
Vol. 4, No. 1 (Jan., 1913), pp. 36-43 
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  Sarah Latimer Denny (1805 - 1888)
  Mary Ann Kays Blakeney (1831 - 1905)*
  Sarah E Boren (1849 - 1850)*
  Levinia Gertrude Boren (1850 - 1912)*
  William Richard Boren (1854 - 1899)*
  Mary Louise Boren Denny (1857 - 1926)*
  Mary Ann Boren Denny (1822 - 1910)*
  Carson Dobbins Boren (1824 - 1912)
  Louisa Boren Denny (1827 - 1916)*
  Sarah Loretta Denny (1851 - 1907)*
*Calculated relationship
Lake View Cemetery
King County
Washington, USA
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Record added: Jul 11, 2000
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