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Applegate, Jesse

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

Nationality: American
Categories: Farmer, Writers


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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