History Of A Pioneer Family  

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February 11, 2002

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Written by Florence (Courtney) Melton 1857-1926
signed by her 24 February 1923 and later donated to
Garfield Co, WA Historical Museum in Pomeroy, WA

     Florence Courtney Melton was the sister of my great grandmother Sarah Jane Courtney Houk.  The family moved several times.  They started in Ohio, moved to Minnesota, to Iowa, and then in 1868 they moved to Oregon.  My grand father was born in Lebanon, Oregon about 20 days after they arrived.  My great grandparents stayed in Oregon, but the rest of the family relocated near Walla Walla, Washington.

     I have added links to maps of several locations mentioned in the text.  Please bookmark THIS page to keep the hit counter honest.

Cecil Houk, USN Ret.
San Diego, CA

Part 1

OREGON-TRAIL. A mailing list for those who want to research their
family history concerning anything to do with the Oregon Trail.
The history of the trail is an appropriate topic for discussion
as well as postings of wagon train lists, and anything else
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queries, books, etc. - these are all welcome! Western states
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Idaho, Oregon, and Washington; maybe even California, Utah and
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