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John E. Long and his wife Frances Cason.Dr. John E. Long was b. February 23, 1803 Trowbridge, Wilts., England; d. June 21, 1846 Oregon Territory.
Dr. Long emigrated to USA in 1833, and to Gladstone, Oregon Territory, in 1843. The Oregon
legislative committee met at his house in Oregon City on Dec. 16, 1844. He was secretary for the Oregon Provisional Government, per the June 3, 1845 election. On Dec. 2, 1845, he was voted Chief Clerk of the legislature. He drowned while fording the Clackamas River on a horse, June 21, 1846.
2. Catholic church records of Oregon show John Edwin Long was baptised July 31, 1845, at the same time as Francis Caroline Mary Cason, daughter of Fendall Caesar (sic -[Why church records use Caesar as the middle name, instead of his real name Carr, is unknown.]) Cason and Rebecca Rolling (sic- should be Rawlings) Cason. They were married the same day. Dictionary of Oregon History, pg. 151, gives a biography of Dr. John Edward Long, and states that he had no children. However, Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest, compiled by Harriet Duncan Munnick, records the following baptism on 23 Feb 1846: Marie Rebecca, daughter of John Edwin Long and Frances Caroline Marie Cason. Marie was born Feb. 11th; her godfather was John McLoughlin and her godmother Jane Tailor. (John McLoughlin was head of the Hudson Bay Co. at
Frances was reported to have re-married to William B. Campbell, with at least two children, William and Ellen.
Frances and her parents were pioneers of 1843.
Fendall Carr Cason, b. Oct 14, 1799 in VA, with wife Rebecca Rawlings (Holladay) Cason, b. Jan. 23, 1803 in VA, went over the Oregon Trail in 1843, with their children.
1.Catholic church records of Oregon show the baptism of Fendol Carr (John) Cason (sic), son of Ruben Cason and Lucy McGhee, on Feb. 23, 1847.Cason was born in Spotsyvania County, Virginia. John McLoughlin stood in as godfather.
2.He is recorded in Donation Land Claim #92, and records in the Oregon state archives indicate he was a member of the legislature 6-13-1853 to 2-2-1854.
His biography is in History of the Willamette Valley by H.O. Lang, 1885, pg. 615.
3. Pioneer card index file at Genealogical Forum of Oregon states he is buried at the Mountain View Cemetary in Oregon City.
4. FC Cason is mentioned on pgs 23-24 of Edward Lenox' book Overland to Oregon.He is listed in the Oregon Historical Quarterly (OHQ) in vol. 3, pg 410; Vol. 61, Vol. 31, pg. 13; vol. 35, pg. 169.
5. Historic Houses of Clackamas County, Oregon, by the DAR, 1947, lists the FC Cason house on page 32, noting that he planted the buckeye tree that stands out in front of the house at 82nd Ave. and Oatfield Road, Gladstone.A funeral parlor is now there.
6. He was know to his family and friends as "Carr Cason", per Muriel Vaugh.She also reports he was a gunsmith, and designed a bridge across the Clackamas River.