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Applegate, Jesse

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Born: 1811 AD
Died: 1888 AD, at 77 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Farmer, Writers

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1811 - Applegate was born in Kentucky.

 

1823 - He attended the Rock Creek Seminary in Illinois.

 

1830 - Worked as a school teacher and a clerk before serving as deputy surveyor to the Missouri surveyor general.

 

1832 - Married Cynthia Ann Parker.

 

1843 - Jesse was joined by his brothers on the Oregon Trail in what was known as the "Great Migration".

 

1844 - Upon his arrival in Oregon, he started a farm, built a mill and worked as a surveyor. He played a great role in opening the South Road to Oregon which was named Applegate Trail.

 

1845 - He helped the government in developing the Oregon Territory as part of the United States and worked to elect Abraham Lincoln as President of the United States.

 

1849 - He settled in a land which he claimed in the Umpqua Valley which he called Yoncalla after the local Indian tribe.

 

1850-1881 - He maintained a library with many collection of books. He died in Yoncalla and gained the title "Sage of Yoncalla" for his big influence over public issues.


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