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 William Livingston Holmes

William Livingston Holmes

Birth
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Death 12 Sep 1879 (aged 72)
Oregon City, Clackamas County, Oregon, USA
Burial Oregon City, Clackamas County, Oregon, USA
Plot Section MASONIC, Block 17, Lot 4
Memorial ID 18961063 · View Source
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A member of the 1843 wagon train from Missouri to Oregon. He was the first sheriff of Clackamas County, Oregon Territory from 1845 to 1852. He was the nephew of Samuel J. Hensley who became a millionaire in Santa Clara County, CA. In 1843, Clackamas county stretched from the Rocky Mountain Divide to parts of Puget Sound, and north to the 54th parallel. This region included the present-day states of Idaho, Oregon and Washington, portions of Montana and Wyoming, and half of the province of British Columbia. By law, in 1844 the northern boundary of the county changed to the Columbia River. On April 29, 1863 William Livingston and Mary Holmes deeded five acres of land for $5.00 to the city council of Oregon City for the use as a public cemetery. They also deeded one acre to the Masonic Lodge for their use as a cemetery. In 1847 William L. Holmes built Rose Farm, which is still standing in Oregon City. http://www.mcloughlinhouse.org/rosefarm.html

Plot: Masonic section, Lot 17, Grave 4


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Came to Oregon 1843
Died at his home Rose Farm


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  • Created by: Carol Yates Wilkerson
  • Added: 16 Apr 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18961063
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Livingston Holmes (30 May 1807–12 Sep 1879), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18961063, citing Mountain View Cemetery, Oregon City, Clackamas County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by Carol Yates Wilkerson (contributor 46555590) .