Melissa <I>Buell</I> Hinshaw

Melissa Buell Hinshaw

Birth
Vevay, Switzerland County, Indiana, USA
Death 9 Mar 1923 (aged 92)
McMinnville, Yamhill County, Oregon, USA
Burial Buell, Polk County, Oregon, USA
Memorial ID 25360689 · View Source
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Melissa Buell's family moved frequently, leaving Indiana for Louisa Co. Iowa in April 1837, on to Mahaska County in 1844. They left for Oregon in 1846, but only got as far as Missouri, which they left May 14, 1847. Elias led a small wagon train to Oregon, arriving at Ft. Vancouver November 15, 1847. He established one claim in Polk County, then left for California, returning with $2000 in gold which he used to build a sawmill and a grist mill on a new claim on Mill Creek. Melissa married 1845 pioneer Isaac Hinshaw on January 1, 1850. Thirteen children have been identified. After Isaac's death in 1873, she married Isaac Van Horn.


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  • Created by: Tami K.
  • Added: 18 Mar 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 25360689
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Melissa Buell Hinshaw (27 Feb 1831–9 Mar 1923), Find a Grave Memorial no. 25360689, citing Blair Cemetery, Buell, Polk County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by Tami K. (contributor 46628603) .