Seeking information on John Everest who had the first brass band in 1854 in Oregon. Apparently John Everest and the Samuel Parrott/Maria Everest family came over together from England. My direct line ancestor Thomas Henry Parrott (son of Samuel & Maria) joined that band very soon after he arrived in Oregon in 1857; Thomas later became a well-established musician in Portland.
I'm interested in any Everests who were musicians in the various bands around Parrett Mtn. and around Portland, Oregon. Thanks.