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John Chalmers AXTELL (1836-1911)

Name: John Chalmers AXTELL 1,2
Sex: Male
Record Id: 12995
Father: Flavius Josephus AXTELL (1804-1890)
Mother: Anna Pollack ROBB (1815?-1887)

Individual Events and Attributes

Birth 14 Mar 1836 Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA 2
Death 1911 (age 74-75) Thurston County, Washington, USA 2

Individual Note 1

b. March 14, 1836, in Washington Co., Pa. In 1852, with his father's family, he crossed the plains in "Prairie schooners" drawn by seven yoke of oxen. He lived in Portland, Oregon for a year, and in 1854 settled on a claim in Thurston County, Ore. Although scarcely more than a lad, he took part in three Indian wars, 1855-56, and served with credit. He took a lively interest in the affairs of the pioneer settlements of the county and became widely known. He was one of the early members of Olympia Lodge No. 1, of Masons, a member of the Presbyterian Church. He was also a strong temperance advocate. He died at the age of 74, unmarried. [axb45.ged]

Individual Note 2

John C. is found in the 1880 Washington census, Thurston Co , 2nd subdivision. He is living along, a farmer, age 44, born in PA as were both his parents.

In 1852, he with his father's family crossed the plains in "Prairie Schooners" drawn by seven yoke of oxen. He lived in Portland, OR for a year and in 1854 settled on a claim in Thurston Co., OR. He took part in three Indian wars, 1855-56 and served with credit. He was one of the early members of Loympia Lodge No. 1, of Masons, a member of the Presbyterian church and a strong temperance advocate. He died at the age of 74, unmarried. [John Robb.GED.FTW]2

Sources

1Daniel Gibson Axtell, "Axb45.ged" (File from www.axtellfamily.org).
2Judith Feigenbaum, "Ancestry Public Member Tree (Judith_Maxey_Family_Tree)" (Judith_Maxey_Family_Tree).
Ancestry.