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Pioneer of 1842


1819 -

Ellis Walker was the brother of Jesse Walker. Jesse was the son in law of Robert Miller who brought a large family to Sauvie Island.

1842     Arrived in Oregon

Ellis Walker came to Oregon in the Samuel Parker Wagon train. His brother, Jesse, had come the month before with the Miller family.

1847         Marriage of Settler

On September 20th he married Sarah Ann Bozarth, daughter of Squire Bozarth and Mildred Hoard Willis.

1848         Oregon Provisional Land Claim

Ellis Walker filed for 640 acres on Sauvie Island in Tuality County. His property crosses the Gilbert River, Cline and Charlton on the south (Volume 7, page 200).

1848 Birth of Daughter

Nancy Walker was born in Oregon.

1850 Donation Land Claim

His Donation Land Claim number was #2996. He settled his claim on March 1st. Signing for him were John Scoggins, Joseph Howell, John Howell, Martin Gillihan Signing as aff. were Martin Gillihan and Joseph Charlton.

The legal description of his Donation Land Claim was Township 2 North, Range 1 West, Sections 9. 10, 14, 15, 22, 23

1850 Birth of Son

John B. was bom in Oregon.

1850      Census, Washington County, #167

Walker, Ellis 30, Sarah (Bozarth) 24, Nancy M. 2, John B. 6/12

1851      Postmaster

Ellis was appointed as the first Postmaster on Sauvie Island on June 30th.

1852      Birth of Daughter

Elmira Walker was bom in Oregon.

1854       Birth of Daughter Alice was born in Oregon.

1856      Birth of Son

E (?) was born in Oregon.

1859      Birth of Daughter

Laurania Walker was born in Oregon.

1860      Census, Multnomah County, Oregon, #687

        Walker, Ellis 41, Sarah 32, Nancy M. 12, John B. 10, Elmira 8, Alice 6.  E (?)  4, Laurania  1.


Census Place: Fulton, Multnomah, Oregon

        Source: FHL Film 1255083 National Archives Film T9-1083 Page 218D

Walker, Ellis  age 55  Farmer


1889       Dreadful Accident!

Mr. Ellis Walker, an old Pioneer, met with a dreadful accident. He was sawing wood and accidently swung his arm into the saw. At first it was thought that he had severed his hand but it was just a terrible gash. It was sewn up at a local drug store and he is expected to recover but won’t have full use of his hand (East Portland News, November 23).

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