JASPER NEWTON TERWILLIGER married JEANNETTE WELLS. Her parents are JUSTUS WELLS and CORDELIA WELLS they came over on the Oregon Trail. JASPER NEWTON TERWILLIGER fought in the Modoc Indian War of Northern California/Southern Oregon.
There are two separate TERWILLIGER families listed here. 1. The family of PHILIP "Sid" Terwilliger and his wife PHOEBE HOGEBOOM TERWILLIGER.
2. The family of JASPER NEWTON TERWILLIGER and his wife JEANNETTE WELLS.
The official home page of the Lava Beds National Monument/National Parks Service has a book that mentions JASPER NEWTON TERWILLIGER.
From www.nps.gov/labe "During the Modoc War of 1872-1873, the Modoc Indians used the park's lava flows to their tactical advantage. Under the leadership of Captain Jack, the Modocs took refuge in "Captain Jack's Stronghold," a natural lava fortress. From here a group of 53 fighting men and their families held off US Army forces numbering up to ten times their strength for five months.
Book: Modoc War: It's Military History and Topography by Erwin N. Thompson. 1971 Argus Books. The Lava Bed Monument official home page has most of the book digitized including photographs.
Modoc War, Chapter 4, Jan 17, 1873
Major Green---Troop F, 1st Cavalry, Capt. David Perry
...Getting underway again (no easy task in the extremely uneven terrain where a lieutenant or a sergeant could see and control not more than a handful of his men at any one time), the western command came under its first enemy fire. (Pvt.?) J. N. TERWILLIGER, F Troop, later recalled, "Several of F Troop were wounded as the line advanced. Guttermuth and Hollis, close to myself, were victims. We took Hollis under cover, took off his belts, gave him a drink of water, and as he was badly wounded we signalled the hospital corps, and two men were shot in attempting to reach him." The Modocs, hidden by the fog, knowing the terrain, and taking advantage of the excellent concealment provided by the hundreds of outcroppings and ridges, slowly withdrew, reducing Green's advance to a mere crawl. TERWILLIGER described the scene, "We all remember the cold dismal foggy day, the fog being so thick we could almost cut it with a knife." Then, at two p.m., Green's men reached "a very deep chasm, beyond which no advance could be made without great sacrifice of life." 
endnotes for chapter 4 10Ibid.; J. N. Terwilliger, "Letter," Winners of the West, Apr. 30, 1926,
Battlefields of the Modoc War are among the outstanding features of the Lava Beds National Monument. These include Captain Jack's Stronghold in and around which one can see the numerous cracks, ridges, and knobs used by the Modoc in defending their position, numerous Modoc outpost fortifications, smoke-stained caves inhabited by the Modoc during the months of the war, corrals in which the Modoc kept cattle and horses, and a war-dance ground and council area. Around the Stronghold one can see numerous low stone fortifications built by troops advancing on the Stronghold, as well as numerous fortifications built by the troops after the evacuation of the Modocs, the fortifications built after evacuation being for the purpose of defending the Stronghold in the event that the Modoc should attempt to return to their former strong defensive position. The Thomas-Wright battlefield, near Hardin Butte, is one of the interesting features of the monument; as is also the site of Gillem's camp, the former military cemetery, Hospital Rock, and Canby's Cross. (From Wikpedia-online encyclopedia)
...another later portion of Chapter 4 (book at the Lava Bed Monument continued source:"Modoc War-It's Military History and Topography by Erwin N. Thompson) ...When he learned that Wheaton was retreating to the west, Green decided to withdraw to Land's ranch by way of Hospital Rock. In the official report, this slow march appeared simply, "this I began to do at 10-1/2 p.m., but as several of the wounded had to be carried in blankets, it was 1 p.m. the following day before the last of the column reached there." This march, "over the rocky path that only a chamois could make its way on," averaged barely one mile an hour, including a stop for rest at Hospital Rock. A participant, 2d Lt. William Miller, recalled, "It was through this bright moon light and over this echoing rock that the regulars, already worn out . . . laden with their wounded . . . were compelled to make their way to safety."
The straggling column reached Hospital Rock without incident. Here, the small guard had hot coffee and some food waiting. Some of the men slept during the break, but not TERWILLIGER who knew one of Troop G's cooks and coaxed him into a meal. TERWILLIGER recalled that "the cook took an axe, and broke open a cracker box. It sounded like a shot, and every trooper was out of his tent with his carbine."
The battle-weary soldiers zig-zagged in their torn boots over the razorsharp lava. Lieutenant Miller described "a California volunteer, whose leg was broken . . . riding horse back . . . with the broken leg hanging loose." A comrade tied a rope to the ankle of the broken leg "by which the swinging limb was pulled this way and that . . . in order to avoid a jagged rock and sage brush along the trail." Another wounded man was carried the whole way in a blanket. When the column reached Land's ranch and the order to halt was given, the men promptly fell asleep right where they were.
After a day's rest, Green led his men (except Troop G) around the north side of Tule Lake back to Wheaton's headquarters at Van Brimmer's, arriving there on the 20th. The wounded jolted on to the hospital at Fort Klamath aboard wagons, there being no ambulances. Captain Bernard took his troop eastward to establish a new camp at Applegate's ranch on Clear Lake. 
Within a few days after the battle the various officers began compiling their reports. Out of this avalanche of words emerged the statistics, figures that caused the nation to wonder what had happened at the Stronghold. Wheaton set the overall strength of the attacking force at 400, of whom 225 were regulars. These figures included camp guards, Lieutenant Ross' reserve, and others whose duties kept them out of battle. Major Green took a more careful count and found that the total actually involved in fighting was 300—175 regulars, 104 volunteers, and 20 Klamath scouts.
As to the number of Modocs who participated, none of the whites was certain. One of the major problems in guessing this figure was that no one had seen a single Modoc on January 17. Wheaton put forth the most conservative guess—150. Governor Grover raised the figure a little by estimating from 150 to 200. The Yreka Union accepted 200 as correct. None of these would have believed that less than 60 Modoc men took part in the engagement. (end of portion of the book from the Lava Bed National Monument by Erwin N. Thompson)
A man named JUSTUS WELLS was on the Oregon trail 1848 and 1852. I have seen the wagon train list for 1852 with his name on it. There is a wonderful website by Stephenie Flora at www.Oregonpioneers.com with quite a bit of information on emigrants to Oregon. JUSTUS WELLS is documented as arriving in 1848 and then returned back east to pick up his family. JUSTUS WELLS and his wife CORDELIA WELLS had a daughter named JEANNETTE WELLS. This daughter married JASPER NEWTON TERWILLIGER.
JEANNETTE WELLS and JASPER NEWTON TERWILLIGER were married on 26 Sep 1878 in Jackson County, Oregon, USA.
Juanita Thompson a WELLS family researcher had posted information from a family bible I believe in reference to the BRATT family. "Samuels father was JACOB BRATT and mother MARY DEWITT, according to the bible of CORDELIA WELLS and they were from NY" ('Ostfold family board post dated 1 Dec 2004 from J. Thompson). The above information is for the family of JEANNETTE WELLS who married JASPER NEWTON TERWILLIGER. Her Grandparents named SAMUEL BRATT and LYDIA RUSSELL had a CORDELIA BRATT who married JUSTUS WELLS, father of JEANNETTE WELLS TERWILLIGER. (Family names and connections pulled from the research of Juanita Thompson).
JEANNETTE WELLS has a DEWITT family name farther up her family tree.
This information was included in my post at the WELLS FAMILY FORUM:
Information supplied by Linda Terwilliger Fugate:
JASPER NEWTON TERWILLIGER'S father named JACOB TERWILLIGER who was a 'Justice of the Peace' in Light Street, Pennsylvania married an AMANDA DEWITT.
Linda Fugate/Terwilliger family researcher had posted the obituary of JACOB TERWILLIGER in the Terwilliger rootsweb archive and also at the Terwilliger family genforum. Her family files have a JACOB AND AMANDA TERWILLIGER who had a son named JASPER TERWILLIGER born December,1849. JAMES DEWITT'S daughter AMANDA DEWITT was married to SQUIRE JACOB TERWILLIGER/'Justice of the Peace'.(Source: James Dewitt biography-Pennsylvania places mentioned are Columbia County, Montour County and LIGHT STREET in Pennsylvania, also mention of the Fishing Creek Creek area of Pennsylvania, Source, also Linda Fugate)This is the information currently available. I'm not sure if it's "sealed in stone" yet and there could be more revisions/add-ons/updates in the future)
JACOB TERWILLIGER is the brother of WILLIAM KAYLOR TERWILLIGER. See also JOHN TERWILLIGER posting (under Abraham Terwilliger post/wife Hannah) this is also another possible brother. JASPER NEWTON TERWILLIGER who fought in the Modoc Indian war in the Pacific Northwest is the nephew of WILLIAM KAYLOR TERWILLIGER who lived in Arkansas. (going on what information is current at this moment) (See Terwilliger family forum posts)
WELLS family information at www.Oregonpioneers.com this was the section on wagon train lists. These are some WELLS family names that were in OHIO.
John WELLS FAMILY RESEARCHER:
WELLS, John Calvin: started from OH in 1850 and worked his way across the plains as a teamster, hunter, night-herder and anything else he could find; arrived in OR in 1852
Justus WELLS FAMILY RESEARCHER:
WELLS, Adelia (1848- ): d/o Justus and Cordelia Wells
WELLS, Henry (1850- ): s/o Justus and Cordelia Wells
WELLS, Justus (1816- ): m'd [ ], Cordelia; originally emigrant of 1848, returned east to bring out family
WELLS, Laura (1843- ): d/o Justus and Cordelia Wells
WELLS, N.N. (1846- ): s/o Justus and Cordelia Wells
WELLS, William ( - ):
Information below from a WELLS family researcher named Juanita Thompson this information is from about 1999 and I'm sure she has much updated information:
Justus Wells born about 1816 OHIO and married Cordelia Bratt 2/22/1840 in Muscatine Co., IA. Arrived OR 11/15/1849 and died abt 1892 in Yreka, CA. 8 children (3 or 4 born IA all others b. OR). Cordelia's father, Samuel Bratt, and Justus Wells were both in 1840 census in IA but Justus was supposed to be from OH. His parents and family were supposedly from Wayne Co., OH. Think he is son of Justus Wells b. 5/10/1787 and d. 11/6/1834 in Petersburg, NY and Rachel Hall b. 3/29/1773 RI. This theory is not proven, though, and I need any info anyone can give on this line. (end of post from Juanita Thompson her e-mail tgrnmtnrd=aol.com)
The Talent Historical Society in Jackson County, Oregon has a pioneer index with quite a few Terwilliger names listed. The website is funded with generous assistance by the Oregon Heritage commission. The address is http://talenthistory.orghttp://talenthistory.org The Talent historical society researches and preserves the history of the Talent area in Southern Oregon. The Jackson County pioneer index has names from about 1853-1900. The website says "much of our historical information cannot be found elsewhere".
Name-Unique personal I.D.-Birthday-father-mother (Terwilliger's spelled this way at site)
TERWILIGER, SF #12990
TERWILLIGER, CALLIE JANE #13520 born 13 Feb, 1880 to JN TERWILLIGER and EANNETTE A. WELLS.
EUGENE TERWILLIGER #10257
TERWILLIGER JN #6619 (my note-JASPER NEWTON TERWILLIGER)
W.L. TERWILLIGER #18351
End of Terwilliger names at the pioneer index. I think the other Terwilliger names mentioned here belong with the family of Philip "Sid" Terwilliger born 26 Nov 1829 in Chenango Forks, Broome County, NY, USA and Phoebe Hogeboom Terwilliger born 1832. They lived in Siskiyou, California. The names for the "initials" mentioned are probable son Sidney Franklin Terwilliger born 1860 and William Lincoln Terwilliger born 1864. (Birthdates from the Terwilliger Family rootsweb page hosted by Vickie Young)
There are also quite a few WELLS family names listed in the pioneer index at the Talent Historical Society.
The Rogue Valley Genealogical Society
95 Houston Road
Phoenix, Oregon 97535-1468
Phone: (541) 512-2340 has a marriage listing for JASPER NEWTON TERWILLIGER and JEANNETTE WELLS.
Jackson County Oregon Marriage Record Index for 1877-1888
Below is an index to our volume of Jackson County marriage records for 1877-1888. It includes the name of the bride and/or groom and the page reference within our volume of records. The information in our volume includes the names of the bride and groom, the date of the marriage, and the page reference within the county records where the marriage certificate can be obtained. Rogue Valley Genealogy Society.
Terwilliger, J.N. 4, Jeannette A Wells 4
(other Wells names: Ann Wells number 24, John W Wells number 3, Laura Wells number 25, Minervia "Minnie" Wells number 14)
Jackson County Oregon Birth Announcement Index for 1876-1895
Below is an index to our volume of newspaper birth announcements for 1876-1895. It includes both the names of those mentioned in the announcement and the page reference(s) within the volume. The information in these announcements varies somewhat, but always includes the parents' names (usually not the mother's maiden name) and the birth date.
Jackson County Oregon Birth announcement index for 1876-1895
Rogue Valley Genealogical Society
PO Box 1468
Phoenix, Oregon 97535-1468
Request form to get birth announcement
TERWILLIGER, CALLIE JANE pages 10
TERWILLIGER, J.N. 10, 14
(end of information for Rogue Valley Genealogical Society)
1892 in California JASPER NEWTON TERWILLIGER appears on a voting list. The other TERWILLILGER names on the voting list all belong with the family of PHILIP SIDNEY TERWILLIGER "Sid" and PHOEBE HOGEBOOM TERWILLIGER.
There is another Siskiyou County Great Register for Shasta Co., California list for 1894 transcribed by Janie Edwards that also included ANDREW DUDLEY TERWILLIGER.
That list is at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~shastaca/sisk1894-15.htmlhttp://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~shastaca/sisk1894-15.html
Name-Age-Height-Cplx-Eyes-Hair-Marks, Scars, voter registration date
Terwilliger, Philip Sidney 62 5' 7" Light Grey Brown Broken right
scar on wrist New York Table Rock Little Shasta Farmer April 25, 1892
Terwilliger, Edgar Stephen 25 5' 11" Dark Brown Brown California
Rock Little Shasta Merchant May 25, 1892
Terwilliger, Sidney Franklin 22 5' 10" Light Blue Brown California
Rock Little Shasta Farmer June 4, 1892
Terwilliger, Jasper Newton 42 5' 4" Dark Grey Brown Pennsylvania
Montague Painter September 1, 1892
Terwilliger, Eugene Douglas 37 5' 6" Light Blue Brown California
Shasta Little Shasta Farmer September 7, 1892
Terwilliger, William Lincoln 27 5' 10 1/2" Light Blue Brown
Table Rock Little Shasta Farmer September 26, 1892
There is a Siskiyou County Directory for 1885 with a JASPER NEWTON TERWILLIGER listed. Someone named Janie posted this at the Northern California rootsweb list, California Shasta rootsweb list and also California Modoc rootsweb list. There was no additional information. Post dated May 18, 2000. There is also another site www.calarchives4u.com that had the 1885 directory. A JUSTUS WELLS also appears in this 1885 directory.
A post office town, sixteen miles southeast of Yreka. It has a flouring mill, a general store, blacksmith shop, etc.
Anderson, George - farmer
Armstrong, James - farmer
Babcock, Abraham L. - farmer
Babcock, W. L. - farmer
Barnum, E. Mrs. - farmer 80 acres
Barnum, Francis M. - farmer
Barnum, Winfield S. - stockraiser
Barnum, Zachariah T. - farmer 480 acres
Beaudroit, Charles - farmer 220 acres
Begglen, Louis A. - carpenter
Bohrer, J. B. - farmer
Bossonnett, Peter - farmer
Bradley, John T. - farmer
Brandrait, Charles - distiller
Brown, George E. - laborer
Bryant, Robert B. - farmer
Burns, James B. - farmer
Burns, Wm. A. - farmer
Burr, Samuel B. - farmer 80 acres
Burr, Wm. S. - farmer
Cameron, Henry - farmer
Cassidy, Charles - farmer
Cassidy, Daniel B. - farmer 228 acres
Cash, Nelson - farmer 320 acres
Cleland, Wm. J. - butcher, gen mdse 122 acres
Combs, Elias P. - farmer
Coonrad, Edward L. - farmer 160 acres
Davis, Henry L. - farmer 280 acres
Davis, Jesse F. - 785 acres
Davis, Wm. E. - farmer
DeLong, James - farmer 400 acres
Deter, David - farmer 810 acres
Deter, George - saw mill
Deter, Isaac - farmer
Dewey. Matthew - laborer
Dezevedo, Manuel S. - farmer
Dickey, Samuel M. - laborer
Dimmick, Frederick E. - laborer
Dimmick, Horace E. - laborer
Dimmick, Charles A. - Woodcock & Dimmick
Donaghy, John - farmer
Earheart, Davis - school teacher
Earheart, Davis C. - farmer
Earheart, E. - farmer
Earheart, Henry - farmer 316 acres
Edmunds, John - farmer
Evans, Wm. J. - County Supervisor, farmer 2080 acres
Freeman, J. C. - school teacher
Gregory, H. E. Mrs.
Grisez, Celestine - farmer 400 acres
Grisez, James - farmer 398 acres
Haight & Bro. - farmers 944 acres
Haight, Charles - Haight & Bro.
Haight, Cornelius - Haight & Bro.
Harp, Wm. A. - farmer 120 acres
Harris, Charles D. - stockraiser
Hart, Charles E. - farmer
Hart, E. C.
Hart, George W. - farmer
Hotchkiss, E. L. - school teacher
Hotchkiss, Oliver E. - school teacher
Hoyt, Perry - farmer 1807 acres
Hughes, Edwin W. - farmer
Hull, Charles T. - farmer
Hull, Isaac T. - farmer
Hull, Martin A.
Hunter, Joseph A. - farmer
Kegg, John - farmer 965 acres
Keller, George C. - sheep herder
Kennedy, James - farmer
Lathrop, Wm. F. - farmer
Lemoine, John - laborer
Lewis, Gostion J. - farmer
Little Shasta Mills - P. S. Terwilliger superintendent
Martin, James B. - farmer 80 acres
Martin, R. M. - farmer 1000 acres
McCaslin, -- - farmer
McGrath, Thomas - gen mdse, Postmaster 38 acres
Miller, John - farmer 1000 acres
Miller, Joseph - farmer
Miller, William - farmer 900 acres
Morningstar, George - farmer
Morningstar, George W. - farmer
Musgrave, Samuel - farmer 160 acres
Noel, J. T. - wagonmaker
O'Conner, Edward - farmer
Oldham, Jesse K. - farmer
Pauchard, Frederick - farmer 160 acres
Pool, John O. - teamster
Pope, Charles W. - farmer 40 acres
Pope, Wm. L. - farmer 40 acres
Postmaster - Thomas McGrath
Rader, Richard E. - farmer
Rambo, Joseph M. - farmer
Randle, James M. - farmer
Randle, Joseph E. - farmer
Ranous, Mary H. Mrs. - 80 acres
Reid, David - farmer
Rohrer, John B. - farmer 480 acres
Rosborough, A. M. - farmer 160 acres
Rose, Joseph F. - farmer
Sarter, Harden J. - laborer
Sarter, Harvey J. - farmer
Shearer, Robert - laborer
Sherwood, A. T. D. - farmer 883 acres
Smith, Frank M. - farmer
Smith, James M. - farmer 160 acres
Soule, Andrew - farmer 480 acres
Soule, Stephen H. - farmer 398 acres
TERWILLIGER, ANDREW D.- carpenter
TERWILLIGER, EUGENE D.- farmer 320 acres
TERWILLIGER, JASPER N.- painter
TERWILLIGER, PHILIP S.- superintendent Little Shasta Mills, farmer 1839 acres
TERWILLIGER, SIDNEY F.- farmer
Tisse, Anrade - farmer 180 acres
Tull, Edward S. - miner
Varnum, L. H. - County Surveyor, 160 acres
Walbridge, Alonzo S. - farmer
Walbridge, H. W. - farmer 340 acres
Webb, Samuel Jr. - farmer 160 acres
WELLS, JUSTUS- wheelwright
Wetzel, Edward - gen mdse
White, William - farmer 120 acres
Williams, James D. - farmer
Winn, Thomas - farmer
Woodcock & Dimmick - blacksmith
Woodcock, William D. - Woodcock & Dimmick
(END OF DIRECTORY)
Note: other names/places helpful for those looking in this area.
HUMBUG (See Yreka)
KLAMATH MILLS (See Yreka)
LAKEVILLE (See Etna Mills)
LAVA BEDS (See Yreka)
LITTLE SHASTA (See Mount Shasta)
LOWDEN (See Seiad Valley)
McADAM'S CREEK (See Fort Jones)
Montague Cemetery in Montague, California
Lilly Terwilliger 1880-1900
Carl Terwilliger 1889-1918
Fred Terwilliger 1883-1962 (Note: California death records has a Fred J. Terwilliger born on 11/18/1883 mother named WELLS born in California on 11/18/1183 died Siskiyou on 3/31/1962 at the age of 78. I have seen listings for him as FRED JUSTUS TERWILLIGER)
Garfield Terwilliger 1881-1963 (Note: I have seen him listed as JASPER GARFIELD TERWILLIGER)
Jasper Terwilliger 1849-1935 Father
Jeannette Terwilliger 1861-1935 Mother
Clyde Terwilliger 1917-1988 Grandson.
End of Montague Cemetery listing.
From Siskiyou picnic information:(transcriber Joanne)
"Former Supervisor Jud A. AGER and family, whose father, Jerome AGER, came
across in 1852 and his mother by Panama in 1857 to Yreka.
Siskiyou marriage register
GROOM TERWILLIGER EUGENE D 16-Jan-1901 1999101100025 7 1
BRIDE AGER MITTIE 16-Jan-1901 1999101100025 7 1
Siskiyou death register
TERWILLEGER SIDNEY FRANK 3-Feb-1926 1999060200280 7 202
TERWILLIGER ANNA LULU 7-Jan-1973 1999042700854 24 340
TERWILLIGER DOUGLAS DREW 8-Nov-1989 2000011900598 32 170
TERWILLIGER EUGENE D 19-Mar-1933 1999052600059 10 112
TERWILLIGER FAYE 1-Jun-1937 1999052400376 11 59
TERWILLIGER FRED JUSTUS 31-Mar-1962 1999050300499 19 401
TERWILLIGER HARRIET 29-Jul-1941 1999052000072 12 160
TERWILLIGER HENRY DISSTON 20-Dec-1947 1999051300542 15 372
TERWILLIGER JANNETTE 4-Dec-1933 1999052600228 10 179
TERWILLIGER JASPER GARFIELD 7-Jan-1963 1999050400235 19 523
TERWILLIGER JASPER 27-Oct-1935 1999052700154 10 383
TERWILLIGER JESSIE CORNELIA 13-Jul-1995 1998122300352 35 89
TERWILLIGER MARJORIE LEIGH 18-Dec-1982 1999042200097 28 737
TERWILLIGER METTIE A 1-Nov-1907 2000092200509 F1
TERWILLIGER MITTIE A 6-Nov-1907 1999061400343 2 311
TERWILLIGER PHEOBE S 1-Jan-1909 2000092500258 F1
TERWILLIGER PHOEBE 31-Jan-1909 1999062200168 3 167
TERWILLIGER SIDNEY FRANKLIN 13-Feb-1973 1999042700891 24 413
TERWILLIGER STEPHEN EDGAR 23-Dec-1940 1999051900469 12 91
TERWILLIGER SUSAN ELIZABETH 23-Jul-1939 1999052500268 11 306
TERWILLIGER WARREN ISAAC 19-Mar-1981 1999042100195 28 99
TERWILLIGER WILLIAM LINCOLN 14-Sep-1926 1999060200354 7 229
12th Annual Pioneer Picnic (transcriber Joanne)
The scrapbook collection at the Siskiyou County Historical Society has several articles on annual picnics of the Siskiyou-Modoc-Lassen Society.
This one was held at Mosswood Park in Oakland, California on May 10. The year is not known. Since the 24th annual picnic was held in 1943, that makes the first picnic held in 1919; thus the 12th picnic, the one mentioned here, would have been held in about 1931. I found these picnic articles to be of great interest in that lots of family background is described as well
as the towns where attendees were living at the time of the picnic. This listing does not include the introductory paragraph, describing the fine weather, etc.
I typed this in Microsoft Word and had the surnames in bold, but it looks like that format did not transfer when I did "copy & paste" to Outlook Express. So you'll have to muddle through this as best as you can. Also,I'm sure there are errors & typos here
Some articles mention a Pioneer Book, which must have been signed by those attending the picnics. If anyone knows the whereabouts of these Pioneer Books, I'd like to know about them. Thanks.
I hope Siskiyou County listers will find this of some help. Another article to follow sometime in the near future.
12th ANNUAL PICNIC
MANY SISKIYOU COUNTY PEOPLE ATTEND ANNUAL PICNIC OF THE
May 10 at Mosswood Park in Oakland
THOMPSON, Mrs. (former) of Yreka & little boy & husband (music)
COLLAR, Pearl Miss (music)
STEELE, Ed (on banjo)
PERRIAM, Mrs. Mary (formerly BEGLAN girl from Indian Creek-father & mother came around Cape Horn in 1858 to Siskiyou County)
IRVING, Mrs. Margaret (formerly BEGLAN girl from Indian Creek-father & mother came around Cape Horn in 1858 to Siskiyou County)
WALKER, Joseph S. & sister Pearl and her husband, descendants of Uncle Billy Walker who arrived in Scott Valley in 1866 in a covered wagon from Missouri
SCHWATKA, H.E. former well-known resident of Yreka, now residing in Oakland,whose father came across the plains in 1849 from Baltimore, MD; his mother arriving in 1852 by the same route
CLELAND, Will J. and family, whose father came in 1852 via Cape Horn and his mother in 1855 by the Isthmus route, and who settled in Yreka.
ARMSTRONG, George P. whose mother came by the Panama route in 1855, and whose father arrived in 1849 and later settled in Modoc County.
HOOPER, Frank W., whose father came to Bidwell's Bar in 1850 and whose grandfather preceded him in 1849; and whose mother came to Scott Valley in 1859 by the Panama route.
HOOPER, Mrs. Estella SOULE, one of the few covered wagon children present and whose father and mother arrived in little Shasta Valley in 1861 from Illinois.
BAR, Abe, Leopold and Jonas, whose father came around the Horn in 1850 and who first settled in Siskiyou County at the little town of Oro Fino.
BENJAMIN, O. H. , now residing at San Jose, who has the (article cut offhere) - (this part may pertain to Benjamin) Stephenson's Regiment in 1847. His mother arrived in 1846, coming across the plains from St. Joseph, MO.
BIGELOW, O. B. who was born at Sawyers Bar and whose father came by ox team in 1854.
CONNOR, A. S. and his brother George, whose father and mother came to Sacramento across the plains in 1849 and who settled in Siskiyou County in the early '50's.
C. H. VANDECAR and wife at Fort Jones, whose father and mother came by way of the Isthmus to Forest City, Sierra county in 1859.
A number of the LINDSAY family consisting of J. N. LINDSAY and wife;Margaret J. MANNING, and Mrs. Frankie SWEET, Mrs. L. W. MILLER, all former residents of Oro Fino, and whose parents were covered wagon people of 1850.
C. E. BROWN of Eagleville, of Surprise Valley, whose father and mother crossed the plains in 1850;
W. H. GRASS, and Mrs. Lottie GRASS of Buntingville, whose parents were also covered wagon people of 1856;
J. E. NILES, formerly of Hornbrook, whose father and mother came from Michigan, the former in 1859, the latter in 1868, by Isthmus of Panama;
Gilbert PELLETRAU, a former resident of western Siskiyou, whose father came in 1848 by Cape Horn to San Francisco;
Mrs. H. S. WOODLEE of Lassen County whose father and mother came in 1849 and 1852, respectively by the plains route;
Mrs. And Mrs. Henry FRIED, the latter being Anne W. Wheeler whose mother came in 1860 by Panama, and whose grandfather, formerly well known in Fort Jones, J. W. WOERTSER, was another Cape Horn sailor in 1849, settling first in Quartz Valley.
Anna Lincoln FRARY, who went to school with the writer in McAdams Creek, and whose father and mother arrived in the overland stage in Placer county.
Lincoln, Placer County, was named for her mother. Her sister Mrs. Elsie STEPHENS and brother Leslie, were also present.
C. H. JORDAN, an uncle of Judge Charles J. LUTTRELL, and whose father came to Scott Valley in 1857 and his mother in 1864 from Maine;
Norman BUCK, whose father and mother settled in Surprise Valley in 1866;
Mrs. Jessie ROOT BOONE, whose father came to Scott Valley in 1850 and her mother in 1859; Her father had the distinction of making the first threshing machine in California. Her father, W. J. and partner, A. BRINKARD, born at old Shasta and whose parents came around the Horn in 1862;
Mrs. Mary HOLTON, Surprise Valley, Modoc county, whose parents went there in early days;
Mrs. P. J. THRALL, whose father came in 1851 by Panama and whose mother came in 1852 by ox team and who settled at Fort Jones.
Scott HOWARD and his wife and their daughters and sons-in-law. Scott's father came to Sacramento in 1849 and went to Siskiyou County with family. Scott has the distinction of having been the first white child born in Quartz Valley. The late James PARKER and James DAVIDSON, also deceased, were all born in Scott Valley about the same time.
Miss Harriet SHARP, Lassen County, whose father came by ox team in 1856.
Mrs. J. W. EDWARDS, of Modoc County, whose father, DAVID HOLTON, owned the first steamboat on Lake Tahoe.
Former Supervisor Jud A. AGER and family, whose father, Jerome AGER, came across in 1852 and his mother by Panama in 1857 to Yreka.
Joseph TRAVALLI, now of Oakdale, and his sister, Dolly TRAVALLI O'NEAL, and whose people settled at Fort Jones in the early '50's.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank SHARP of Scott Valley, whose parents were early settlers.
Misses Nellie and Augusta TUTTLE, whose father came around the Horn in '49 and mother in '60 by the Panama route, and who settled in Scott Valley in 1863.
P. KAPPLER, whose father and mother came in 1859 by the Panama route to Scott Valley.
Mrs. Julia M. ANDERSON, whose father, T. J. MOORE, came the immigrant trail in 1849 and mother in 1852, settling first in Grass Valley.
Mrs. Pearl BRAY YOUNG, whose father came the Panama route in 1859 and whose family was well known in Butte Valley.
John A. KALKENSTEIN, a former Scott Bar boy, whose father came in 1849 and mother in 1851.
George a. TEBBE of Yreka and Dr. Fred TEBBE, his brother, and their wives, and whose father was a forty-niner.
Miss Elizabeth DAGGETT and Miss Ada HORTON FITCHET, kinspeople of the former Lieutenant Governor John A. DAGGETT, the former owner of the famous Black Bear Mine, and whose parents came overland from Siskiyou County in 1869.
Among others present, we noticed the following: (note some question marks (?) here - portions of the section were not readable)
Mr. and Mrs. James LUDDY, Ellsworth TUBBS, Mrs. Bobby COURTS JONES, R. E. and Kate LEVINTON from Manteca, A. E. GOYETTE, Martinez; Homer SWEENEY, Alturas, Mrs. Mary L. BENNER, Cedarville; Mattie CURRAN, Mr. and Mrs. Jay WOODFIL, Gussie MCDOWELL, Adin, Florence FORD, mrs. Betsy (HOPSON) JONES, Janice GENTECH, Mrs. A. C. MAHAN, Robert W. BEEM, Mrs. F. J. MATHEWS, and ? MATHEWS, Arnold NUTTING, ? GILMOUR, Ruby DAY GILMOUR, ? and Ruth HICKEY,
Ruth ?, Mr. and Mrs. HOLIAN, C. W. YOUNG, Margaret A. SHEA, Thomas SHEA, W. D. HILL, Miss ? HOFFMAN, Russell SKILLEN, ? JOHNSON, Mrs. A. C. ANDREWS, and Mrs. E. J. LAWLESS.
Mrs. E. J. DEWITT and son; Mrs. Mary E. BURIL, Alfred B? and wife, Carrie BUROUGHS ?, ? VAN LOAN, Doorthy WILLIAMS, ? Frawley WILLIAMS, Margaret SMITH, Susie E. TERWILLIGER, A? TERWILLIGER, Theo TERWILLIGER, E. B. SMITH, Manuel PEREIRA, ? Emily PINCKNEY, Mrs. Ida GIBS?, Mrs. W. H. CLARK, Genevieve CAVANAUGH and sister, Mrs. Cor V?NCENT; E. G. CLARK and wife, Mrs.
? W. NASH, Ernest FAIRCHILD, Mr. and Mrs. Dozier, Mrs. Olive Ross ?, Miss Genevieve Ross, M. J. Moore, Lyman Askett, P. M. Grasiz, Donald PARKER and sisters Grace and Phoebe, Mrs. Herbert SWIFT, Walter CROIX and sister, Mrs. HOLLAND and Dorothy, Mrs. L. M. LORD, Mrs. ? VON GUNTEN and sons, Herman WAYNE and Clare and their families, Aaron REYNOLDS, Mrs. Mary SOULE, Miss Etta WALKER, Nita JENNER DODGE and Mrs. Anna JENSEN, Della NOBLES, Ed SWAN
and wife; Rev. J. E. WRIGHT and son, Ernest, M. WRIGHT, and many others whom the writer did not have an opportunity to meet or whose names he has forgotten.
Signed Chas. Avery and Wife.
Joanne A. Smith Mello
There were some other Terwilliger names listed at
Klamath County Museum
1451 Main Street
Klamath Falls, Oregon 97601
Telephone: (541) 883-4208
1895 Tax Assessment Roll for Klamath County, Oregon
Terwilliger, E.S. p89
Terwilliger, Julia, A pg89
Terwilliger, P.S. pg89
This area was known as "Linkville" at one time. The library has archives, photographs and biographic materials and newspaper items. I am unaware if they have any other TERWILLIGER information.
There is also a Fort Klamath Museum
51400 Highway 62
Fort Klamath, Oregon 97626
There is another book "Indian War Veterans" by Jerome A. Greene that has a section on the West Coast and part of section D in the table of contents says "incident in the charge on the Modocs, January 17, 1873 by Jasper N. Terwilliger". It looks like the same information from the Lava Bed Monument. There is a publication titled "Winners of the West" and it was the official publication of the National Indian War Veterans of the United States. JASPER NEWTON TERWILLIGER must have sent in a letter to the "Winners of the West". The information has been used in more than one book.
There is a book "Burnt Out Fires" by Richard H. Dillon published 1973 by Prentice Hall. Original was from the University of Michigan digitized July 6, 2006. A snippet view of that book says "...the wounded had to be carried out of the lava in blankets held by comrades or on the backs of a few Indian ponies captured during the battle. Private Terwilliger remembered how a Troop G cook spooked the whole nervous...page 178".
Jackson County Pioneer index with WELLS family names at the Talent Historical Society
(name, unique personal identification for requesting historical documents, birthday, father, mother)
Well, Laura Jane
Wells, Adelia 10104 1848 Justus Wells Mrs. Cordelia Wells
Wells, Amasa 10107 1854 Justus Wells Mrs. Cordelia Wells
Wells, Ann 8068
Wells, Ann 10106 1852 Justus Wells Mrs. Cordelia Wells
Wells, Bertha 6022 Abt 1866 William W Wells Mary L Rogers
Wells, Brick P 1349 16 Feb 1870 Erastus Wells Ellen Irene Cameron
Wells, Calvin 8201 1858 John Wells Jane Boyce
Wells, Camilla 2144 1871 John W Wells Phoebe J Erb
Wells, Cecilia 1333 12 May 1834 Giles Wells Martha Fruit
Wells, Clara 6024 Abt 1872 William W Wells Mary L Rogers
Wells, Della or Delphna 8204 1869 John Wells Jane Boyce
Wells, Edgar J. 14116 1856
Wells, Edna 17592
William Nathan Wells Irene Conger
Wells, Edna I 2483 May 1879 James F Wells Emily McKern
Wells, Elizabeth 1332 1832 Giles Wells Martha Fruit
Wells, Emily G 2485 Nov 1888 James F Wells Emily McKern
Wells, Erastus 1331 1831 Giles Wells Martha Fruit
Wells, Estella M 2620 Jan 1872 James F Wells Emily McKern
Wells, Franklin 6021 Abt 1863 William W Wells Mary L Rogers
Wells, Frederick 5032 Abt 1882 James F Wells Emily McKern
Wells, George 8205
Wells, George 8202
John Wells Jane Boyce
Wells, Giles 1329 15 Apr 1798 Lewis Wells Elizabeth Bates
Wells, Giles 1335 Abt 1838 Giles Wells Martha Fruit
Wells, Giles Tod 1347 1867 Erastus Wells Ellen Irene Cameron
Wells, Harry 1348 Abt 1870 Erastus Wells Ellen Irene Cameron
Wells, Henry 1339 Abt 1850 Giles Wells Martha Fruit
Wells, Henry 10105 1850 Justus Wells Mrs. Cordelia Wells
Wells, Ida M 783 Sep 1872 Erastus Wells Ellen Irene Cameron
Wells, James 14796 1859
Wells, James F 1338 14 Aug 1847 Giles Wells Martha Fruit
Wells, James Percy 2481 23 Nov 1874 James F Wells Emily McKern
Wells, Jeanette A 6620
Justus Wells Mrs. Cordelia Wells
Wells, Jennie M 6025 23 Jun 1848 William W Wells Mary L Rogers
Wells, John 8199 10 Dec 1833 George Wells Rachael Keith
Wells, John W 1337 25 Oct 1843 Giles Wells Martha Fruit
Wells, Joseph B. 1334 Abt 1836 Giles Wells Martha Fruit
Wells, Justus 6621 1815
Wells, Kitty 2482 May 1876 James F Wells Emily McKern
Wells, Laura A 2138 Oct 1860 John Wells Jane Boyce
Wells, Laura J. 10102 1843 Justus Wells Mrs. Cordelia Wells
Wells, Lewis 1361 1750
Wells, Lida D 2325 Abt 1846
Wells, Lydia Adline 3203
Wells, Martha L 2484 30 Jun 1886 James F Wells Emily McKern
Wells, Martha Sabila 1336 Abt 1841 Giles Wells Martha Fruit
Wells, Maud E 1350 Apr 1874 Erastus Wells Ellen Irene Cameron
Wells, Minerva 6026 Abt 1852 William W Wells Mary L Rogers
Wells, Minerva 16208 1850
Wells, Mrs. Cordelia 10101 1819
Wells, Mrs. Lydia 14117 1861
Wells, Myrtle W 4327 1 Nov 1878 Erastus Wells Ellen Irene Cameron
Wells, Phoebe 2143 1874 John W Wells Phoebe J Erb
Wells, Pocahauntas I 1352 23 Nov 1880 Erastus Wells Ellen Irene Cameron
Wells, Richard W 1346 1866 Erastus Wells Ellen Irene Cameron
Wells, Roy 6023 Abt 1870 William W Wells Mary L Rogers
Wells, Roy 8203
John Wells Jane Boyce
Wells, Spratt 2725
John W Wells Phoebe J Erb
Wells, Viola 10108 1857 Justus Wells Mrs. Cordelia Wells
Wells, W W 10103 1846 Justus Wells Mrs. Cordelia Wells
Wells, William Nathan 15035 16 Nov 1869
Wells, William W 6019 Abt 1825
This is not my TERWILLIGER family line. I have no connection to the WELLS FAMILY.