Jordan and Haney

Jordan and Haney

Pioneer Roots of Rhea Creek

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This book explores the lives of John H. Jordan and the Haney family. John Jordan, the son of an Irish immigrant, was born in Ohio in 1827 and followed the Santa Fe Trail to the Southwest when he was twenty years old, befriending Kit Carson. His journeys eventually took him to the California Gold Rush in 1849 before he settled in Salem, Oregon and eventually homesteaded in Morrow County in Eastern Oregon. He married Missouri Haney, who immigrated from war torn Missouri in 1862 over the Oregon Trail when she was seven years old. The book describes the conditions the Haney’s faced in Civil War Missouri before their trek across the Oregon Trail and examines the hardships they had to overcome when they homesteaded on Rhea Creek in Morrow County, Oregon. Biographical in nature, it traces the lives of John and Missouri (Haney) Jordan and their descendants. Included in the book is an essay by Letty Mabel (Haney) Puyear titled A True Saga of a Pioneer Family. Letty Mabel grew up on Rhea Creek and in Ione, Oregon. She was born in 1885, the daughter of Joseph Haney and Josephine King. She gives a first-hand account of the lives of her pioneer family. Also, excerpts from an interview with Fred Lockley by Sterling Price Haney describe the area and its citizens. A bibliography and index were included to help the reader for future research. This is my first book and was written to condense the 19 years of research I have done on these families into one book. Other surnames focused on are Burroughs, Puryear/Puyear, Price, King and Ray. The book contains over seventy photographs from the collections of Missouri (Haney) Jordan, Mary Jo (Price) Piatt, John Hamilton Ray, Sharon Beecroft and the Morrow County Museum in Heppner, Oregon, as well as others. The surnames from the collections include all of the above surnames plus the Beecroft family. Eight family trees help sort out the relationships. DNA discoveries help confirm the paper trail of these relationships. The local histories of Livingston County, Missouri (1850-1862), the Pacific Northwest (1849-1942) and specifically Morrow County, Oregon (1859-1935) provide the setting for the struggles these pioneers endured.
Publisher: United States : CreateSpace Independent Publishing, 2016
ISBN: 9781539970927
Characteristics: 144 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Alternative Title: Pioneer roots of Rhea Creek


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