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 Webley John Hauxhurst, Jr

Webley John Hauxhurst, Jr

Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Death 23 Jan 1874 (aged 65)
Bay City, Tillamook County, Oregon, USA
Burial Tillamook County, Oregon, USA
Memorial ID 77268052 · View Source
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Webley J Hauxhurst was born of Quaker parents in Long Island, New York. When he first cam to Oregon, Hauxhurst settled at Champoeg. On funds furnished by Dr. McLoughlin in 1834, he built the first grist mill in the Oregon country. Lee and Frost, Missionaries, claimed that he was the first white cover, baptized into the Methodist church in 1837. When Willamette University was charted in 1853, Hauxhurst was elected to serve on the first board of directors.

While living at Salem he hauled freight to Portland, and helped to transport the first circus. His children were allowed to go, but were forbidden to look at the monkeys, as he considered them indecent. The children took a peek anyway, and later confessed they were indeed shocked by the monkey's antics.

An entry in the Methodist mission records reads: "Saturday, Feb. 25, 1837, Webley Hauxhurst married by Jason Lee to Miss Mary of Yamhill tribe at the Mission House, Willamette settlement." However the date given in the Hauxhurst family Bible is March 16, 1837.

Hauxhurst bought a "squatter's right" from a man living at Bay Ocean, Tillamook County, where he lived until his death. Descendants of the family still live there. "Hoxie" as he was known around Tillamook, was captain fo the schooner Champion plying between that port and Portland. He died January 23, 1874 and is buried in the Trout Cemetery near Tillamook.

"We are now working on a monument of one of the first white settlers in Tillamook County, which will be erected in the Trout Cemetery at Tillamook. On the base will be inscribed: Webley J hauxhurst Pioneer Patriot (1809-1874)"

"He married the daughter of Chief Staywich or Staymire, of the Yamhill Indians."

Source: Oregon Oddities and Items of Interest by WPA, Number 4 (1)

Welbey divorced his wife, Mary in July 1846, in Champoeg County
Source: Oregon Spectator 23 Jul 1846. Note: The divorce was never finalized.

Webley and Mary's Children:
1. Caroline Hauxhurst
b. 15 aug 1838 OR
d. 5 Sept 1858

2. Samuel Nelson Hauxhurst
b. 25 Sept 1839 Champoeg, OR

3. William John Hauxhurst
b. 12 Nov 1841 OR
d. 12 April 1845 drowned in Mill Creek

4. Webley Sumner Hauxhurst
b. 2 Dec 1843 OR
d. 31 Jan 1906 Tillamook, OR
married Mandy Purdue.

5. Latatia Mary (Hauxhurst) Day
b. 12 Nov 1845 Salem, OR
d. 13 Oct 1937 Portland, OR
m. John G Day 12 May 1867

6. Cornelius Hauxhurst
b. 26 May 1847 OR
d. 9 Oct 1863

7. Ezra Hauxhurst
b 25 Feb 1850 OR
d Nov. 14, 1882 The Dalles, OR

8. Elizabeth Ruth (Hauxhurst) Barsen
born 1854.
1. Albert Biggs.
2. M.H. Barsen 16 MAY 1880 Tillamook

9. Sarah Jane (Hauxhurst) Elliott
b. 27 Dec 1855 OR
d. 22 April 1898 Barneyate, Tillamook County, OR
1. William Lattie 2 Sept 1869 Tillamook, OR
2. Frank N Elliott 31 Jan 1882 Tillamook, OR

10. Maria Esther Caroline (Hauxhurst) Bremmer
b. 24 Jan 1857 Salem, OR
d. 12 April 1942 Portland, OR
1. Frank Archy 16 July 1876
2. Sam Bremmer

11. Joseph Hauxhurst
b 28 Jan 1860
d 14 March 1934 Netarts, OR
Carrie Weaver 16 Sept 1893 Tillamook

12. Benjamin David Hauxhurst
b. 12 Sept 1862 Tillamook County, OR
d. 11 Oct 1906 Tillamook, OR

13. Edward James Hauxhurst
b. 26 Dec 1864 Tillamook County, OR
d. 31 Dec 1890

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 77268052
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Webley John Hauxhurst, Jr (23 Jan 1809–23 Jan 1874), Find A Grave Memorial no. 77268052, citing Trout Cemetery, Tillamook County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by Owlisnapp (contributor 46878071) .