There is a mention of Jerome B. Franklin in a booklet "Early History of Neskowin" 1980, in our Tillamook County Historical Museum. It states the "Jerome B. Franklin, an ordained Camelite preacher from Missouri, was the first one to preach in the old Oretown schoolhouse situated close to the site of the present cheese factory. He homesteaded his farm on Oretown Heights above the original site of the J.B. Upton house and moved there September, 1882. He preachedfrom his Bible, without notes and his song book was printed in the old Style using donts, dashes, commas and numbers. His daughter, Mrs. Lavina Franklin McGrew, has his Bible and song book in he home in Portland."