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Anderson Hugh Darneille
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Birth: Nov. 14, 1814
Fayette County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Apr., 1892
Grants Pass
Josephine County
Oregon, USA

Parents: Isaac Darneille & Catherine Vallandigham.

Isaaac, b. 1789, Harrodsburg, Mercer Co., KY, m. Catherine Vallandigham ca 1810 Harrodsburg, Mercer Co., KY, d. 1874.

Catherine Vallandigham, b. ca 1790, Harrodsburg, Mercer Co., KY, d. unknown). Catherine was previously married to Richard Moore and they had 3 sons. She was a sister of Clem & Hugh Vallandigham.

Isaac served during the Battle of New Orleans. They were in Bloomington, Monroe Co., Indiana by 1822 and in Tippicanoe Co., Indiana before 1829. They were then in Dade Co., Missouri by 1850.

Anderson was called "Huey" by his mother which he detested, so he dropped his middle name.

Anderson's first wife was Elizabeth ("Betsy") Lane, b. 28 May 1817 in Chillicothe, Ross Co., OH. They m. 15 Aug. 1835 in Tippecanoe Co., Indiana; she d. ca 1842 in Indiana. Elizabeth's father was Daniel Lane.

Anderson & Elizabeth had two sons, Oscar, b. 13 July 1838, MO; d. 22 Jan. 1909 CA; and Isaac, b. 24 Feb. 1840, MO, d. 23 June 1916, Oregon. Oscar married Margaret O'Connor and died in Calif. There were 2 add'l births but the children were either stillborn or died young; there is no record for them. They were born in Indiana. Elizabeth's parents and some of her siblings are buried at the Farmers Institute Cemetery, Romney, Tippecanoe Co., Indiana.

Second Wife: Married Mary Lane (cousin to Elizabeth) 19 May 1844 in Tippecanoe Co., Indiana.

In 1853, Anderson trekked the Oregon Trail with his family. At Ft. Boise, Anderson joined other pioneers in following Elijah Elliott on his "short-cut" across Eastern Oregon following the Malheur River. This route would eliminate continuing on the Oregon Trail down the treacherous Columbia River. However, this wagon train became known as "The Lost Wagon Train" because of the difficulties suffered in crossing eastern Oregon. Anderson arrived in Lane County and secured a Donation Land Claim of 640 acres (near today's Junction City).

Upon settling on his DLC near Alvadore, he became a founding member of the local Masonic Lodge.

1860 U.S. Census for Brices Precinct, Lane Co., Oregon:
Anderson Darneille M 45 Kentucky
Mary Darneille F 42 Ohio
Oscar Darneille M 22 Missouri
*Mary Darneille F 18 Indiana
Westley Darneille M 10 Missouri
Jasper Darneille M 6 On The Plains [now Harney Co. OR]
Elihu Darneille M 5 Oregon
Newton Darneille M 3 Oregon
Henson Darneille M 0 Oregon

*Mary wld have been 13 yrs. Mary Jane Darneille is the contributor's gr-grandmother.

The big flood of 1861 wiped out his holdings and he consequently moved with his family to Jackson County, OR where he settled in Missouri Flat, Jackson Co.

Anderson and Mary had 10 children, one of whom was born in Harney Co. on their way to Lane Co. in 1853 (Jasper). They were: Alcy, Wesley, Elijah, Hyson (Hynson), Daniel, Newton, Mary Jane, James, Jasper, and Elizabeth.

Elizabeth was b. in Willamette Valley, Lane Co., Oregon, Fam #788.

Hynson b. 1860 Ore; he registered to vote in 30 Sept. 1890 in Lake Earl, Del Norte Co., California; m. Martha Saunders; he died in 1938 in San Jose, CA.

Son Elihu (Elijah) d. in 1880; he was killed by a runaway horse.

Son Wesley 1851-1896.

Son James W. Darneille, b. 1848; m. Margaret Kennedy 16 May 1867.

Note: Although Anderson's marker indicates his wife Mary Lane Darneille is buried with him, she is not. She is buried at Croxton Memorial Park in Grants Pass, OR.

In 2012, Anderson was included in a Lane County Historical Society online exhibit.

Note: Anderson's paternal grandparents were Samuel Smith Darnall and Elizabeth Travis. Samuel: b. 1763, Prince George Co., Maryland; baptism: 13 February 1763, St. Matthew's Church; d. 1825. They m. March 1786.

Anderson's sister, Amanda Melvina Darneille Crabtree, is buried in Lindley Prairie Cemetery, Bear Creek, Cedar Co.

Another sister of Anderson's, Martha Jane Darneille Lindley and her husband, Elihu Lindley, are buried in the Masonic/IOOF Cem. in Fortuna, Humboldt Co., CA.

Notes: Son Oscar & his wife Margaret are buried in the Chico Cem., Chico, Butte Co., CA.

On the "Emigrants to Oregon in 1853" roster compiled by Stephanie Flora and found on, another son of Anderson & Mary is posted: Clay, b. 1850.

In the same listing, the data for Anderson & Mary Lane Darneille's daughter Mary Jane has her birth year & parents wrong.
Family links: 
  Mary Lane Darneille (1817 - 1888)*
  Oscar Darneille (1838 - 1909)*
  Isaac Darneille (1840 - 1916)*
  Mary Jane Darneille Mee (1847 - 1926)*
  Jasper Darneille (1853 - 1918)*
  Hynson Lane Darneille (1860 - 1938)*
*Calculated relationship
Missouri Flat Cemetery
Jackson County
Oregon, USA
Maintained by: J.D. Larimore
Originally Created by: Suzanna Ashworth
Record added: Apr 22, 2009
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Anderson Hugh Darneille
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