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314. EVELINE8 BUOY (JANE M.7 BLACKBURN, MARY6 VANZANT, JACOB5 VAN ZANDT, GARRET4 VANZANDT, ALBERTUS3 VANSANDT, GERRET STOFFELSE2 VANSANT, CHRISTOFFEL1) was born December 23, 1824 in Bourbon County, Kentucky, and died Aft. 1884 in Eugene, Lane Co., Oregon. She married ISAAC STULL SWEARINGEN November 22, 1849 in Vermillion County, Illinois, son of DANIEL SWEARINGEN and LYDIA PETERS. He was born September 02, 1812 in Vanceburg, Lewis County, Kentucky, and died January 08, 1884 in Lancaster, Lane County, Oregon.

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ARTICLE: Obituary from Oregon Newspaper, unidentified. Received from Delora Buoy who received it from Dick Say.
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Mrs. Isaac Stull Swearingen, deceased.

JUNCTION CITY, Or., March 11,--(Special)--Mrs. Isaac Stull Swearingen, who died February 20 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dollie Lee, one mile north of this place, was born in Bourbon County, Indiana (Note: Should read Kentucky), on December 24, 1824. She was the daughter of Captain Laban Buoy, of Company B.O. M. V., Indian War of 1856. She was married to Isaac Stull Swearingen in 1849, and with her husband crossed the plains with an ox team in the same company of which Mrs. Abigail Duniway and H. W. Scott, of the Oregonian, were members. Mr. Swearingen being captain of the company. Mrs. Swearingen assisted in preparation for burial the mother of Mrs. Duniway and Mr. Scott, who died and was buried on the plains.
Mr. and Mrs. Swearingen spent their first Winter in Salem, and in 1853 moved to Eugene, ten years later purchasing a farm north of this place, where Mr. Swearingen died in 1884. Mrs. Swearingen was the mother of seven children, of whom two are living. Mrs. Dr. T. J. Lee of Seattle, Wash., and Mrs. Dollie Lee, of Junction City.
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MARRIAGE: Record to Issac Stull Swearingen, Vermilion Co., Illinois.
LISTED: US Lancaster, Lane Oregon 1870, 1870 census.
HISTORY: Diary of the Scott family journey to Oregon found in Eugen, Oregon Public Library- (Copy in possession of Dick Say); Lane Co., Oregon history, pg 27;
Letter written to Mary E. Lee by Bobby Neff.
LAND: Land deeds in Vermillion co., Illinois & Lane co., Oregon.
LISTED: Book on Gerret van Sweringen; Portrait & Biographical Record Oregon pg 1513 BIBLE: Edna V. Lerwill.

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HISTORY: Written by Dick Say


Isaac Stull Swearingen was born in Lewis County, Kentucky on the 02 Sept. 1812. His father was Daniel Swearingen and his mother was Lydia (Peters). He moved to Vermilion Co. Illinois and married Eveline Buoy on 22 November1848 and had a daughter, Lydia, there. He owned several pieces of land around Vermilion County.

While in Illinois he was a sergeant in the militia. During the Mexican War when units were called, he was not called because he was a Republican and the Democrats were in power. In the spring of 1852 they left Illinois and join the rest of the wagon train at or near St. Joseph, Missouri May 10, 1852. With the Swearingen was Stull, Eveline, Lydia, and John & Frank Buoy, Eveline's brothers. There is a day by day journal of the trip kept by Abigail Jane Scott. This is a brief summary of the journey;

The pioneer party of John Tucker consisted of his family of eleven persons, and five wagons and seventeen other adults, who served as drivers or traveling as passengers. The train, on the main route along the Platte and Sweetwater Rivers, comprised twenty-two other wagons among which were those of Stull Swearingen, three wagons; Frank Gay, three wagons; William H. Goudy, one wagon: George Stevenson, two wagons, and the "Brown County Boys" John McDonald, John Buoy, Charles Estes, John Jordan, Peter Smith and William Reed), four wagons.

The Scott party left Groverland, Illinois, near Peoria, April 2, 1852 and was joined by the others of the train, then soon afterwards, George Stevenson, his wife and two sons, Stull Swearingen, Frank Gay and numerous other joined the train at or near Saint Joseph, Missouri. In the Scott family party were following; John Tucker Scott; Ann Roelofson Scott, his wife; Mary Francis Scott, daughter; Abigail Jane Scott, daughter; Margaret Ann Scott, daughter; Harvey W. Scott, son; Catharine Amanda Scott, daughter; Harriet Louse Scott, daughter; John Henry Scott, son; Sarah Marie Scott, daughter; William Neil Scott, son; Levi Caffee wife and sons, Charles and Edward; William H. Goudy, wife and baby; Robert King, driver; "Mountain" Fisk, driver; ---- Butler, driver; ---- Burns, driver; John Tucker Goudy, driver; ---- Mitchell, driver, who left the party near American Falls in Idaho; Robert Dickerson, driver; George Chamberlain, traveler, who died May 10, at Saint Joseph, Missouri; Edward Clayson, who died August 30, in Burnt River Valley, Oregon; Jefferson Vanderpool, traveler, who died soon after arrival in Oregon; J.I. Wafer, photographer.

The long train of twenty-seven wagons divided, west of Soda Springs, in Idaho, and half took the southern route to California. Those continued on the road to Oregon including The Scott family, Stull Swearingen, William H. Goudy, Frank Gay, George Stevenson, John McDonald, John Jordon and others, who were attached to the Scott wagons as driver or travelers. Frank Gay lost or abandoned his oxen and wagons on the Snake River. The Scott family also abandoned one of it's five wagons on that river. On leaving Grande Ronde River, the train had dwindle to five wagons- four of the Scott family and that of William H. Goudy. The wagon of George Stevenson, drawn by horses, caught up with them later, and the six wagons approached the Dalles together. The wagons of George Stevenson and William H. Goudy went to the Dalles, and the four Scott wagons continued the journey along to Willamette River, being all that remained of the long train.

Thursday September 2 .-The Stull Swearingen family, which dropped behind at Grande Ronde to recruit his cattle, went on later to the Willamette Valley.

The route that the travelers took from St. Joseph, MO. to Ft. Kearney, Neb. where they crossed the Platte River, on to Scotts Bluffs, Ft. Laramie. through Sought Pass along the Sweetwater, River. Then to Soda Springs, Idaho on to Ft. Hall. Then traveled along the sought side of the Snake River to Ft. Boise, on to Vale, Ore. They left the Snake several miles south of Huntington then seven or eight miles east of Baker, Ore. to the Grande Roude River where the Swearingen family left the train. (Many of these towns were not there at the time.)

The section of land that the Swearingen had is just north of Junction City and on the East side of the road to Lancaster. The Lee farm was just East of the Swearingen farm. They moved from this farm to Eugene. The Index to Oregon Donation Land Claims; pg. 89 Vol. V #3: Swearingen, Isaac S. & wife;
Land offe, RB; Cert #20900; # of acres, 320.03; Township, 16S; Range 3W;Section 33,34.

As near as I can figure out this is located between Eugene and Springfield just West of Interstate 5 about five miles south and two miles East of the confluence of the McKenzie and the Willamette Rivers.

Isaac Stull and Eveline had five children, Lydia, Isaac I.; Martha, Emma B., and Mary Eveline.

Records show that Isaac Swearingen and Eveline Swearingen was witness to marriage John M. McKenzie & Almora Winters on 25 Sept. 1854 Lane Co

Found in "Lane County Historian" pg. 27- The new Masonic Cemetery in 1859-this chapter by Frances Newson. On June 10, 1856, the Masonic Lodge No. 11, AF&AM was organized in Eugene City. Its charted officers were L.S. Rogers S.A. Cox, W.W. Preston. Hiram Smith, A.A. Smith, J.E. Hall, E.W. Keith. Isaac Swearingen, Eugene F. Skinner was first initiated. Records shows that
I.S. Swearingen is buried in this cemetery, born 12 Sept. 1812 & died 08 Jan. 1884. I believe that Eveline Swearingen is also buried in this cemetery, but I can not fine a record of it. Maxine Churchill claims that she used to visit these graves. The cemetery is located in Eugene, Ore. south of the University of Ore. on a hill. The cemetery upkeep is poor and I could not find the grave site.

In a letter by their daughter Mary said they were the parents of seven children and at the time of Eveline's death only two were living. She claims that Eveline was born in Bourbon Co, Indiana Dec. 23, 1824, but none of this can be right as there is no Burbon Co in Indiana. There is a Bourbon Co, Ky. and I believe this is where she may have been born as all the census records shows that she was born in Kentucky. She said "My father before crossing the plains was mill wright-that means setting up or assembling saw mill etc. He was a contractor and taught music- but crossing the Platte River all his music was lost and that was the end of his teaching- But he and mother were fine singers and in early days our house used to be crowed with neighbors who came to sing with them or hear. My parents were honest hard working people. At two different times lost large sums of money, always had a good living, but left no estate."
MARRIAGE: record to Evelin Buoy, Vermilion Co., IL.
LISTED: US Landcaster, Lane , Oregon 1870 census
HISTORY: Diary of the Scott family journey to Oregon found in Eugen, Oregon Public Library- (Copy in possession of Dick Say); Lane Co., Oregon history, pg 27;
Letter written to Mary E. Lee by Bobby Neff.
MISC: Charted officer Masonic Lodge #11 Eugene, Oregon.
BIRTH-MARRIAGE: Book on Swearingen Historical Register (0929.2S0747s SLC FR Library.
LAND: land deeds in Vermillion co., Illinois & Lane co., Oregon.
LISTED: Book on Gerret van Sweringen
BIBLE: Edna V. Lerwill.

Children of E
  ii.   ISAAC L. SWEARINGEN, b. Abt. 1853, Oregon; m. MARY UNKNOWN, 1878, Lane County, Oregon.
  iii.   MARTHA A. SWEARINGEN, b. Abt. 1855, Oregon; m. THOMAS ARTEMUS SMITH, 1876, Oregon; b. July 22, 1852, Utah Territory; d. April 01, 1925, Klamath Co, OR.
Census: 1880, Lancaster, Lane Co, OR

Census: 1880, Lancaster, Lane Co, OR
Death Certificate: #52 (Oregon)
Occupation: 1880, Farmer

  iv.   EMMA B. SWEARINGEN, b. Bet. 1856 - 1857, Oregon; m. THOMAS J. LEE, DR.; b. Bet. 1852 - 1853, Missouri.
Census: 1880, Independence, Polk Co, OR

  More About THOMAS J. LEE, DR.:
Census: 1880, Independence, Polk Co, OR
Occupation: 1880, Physician
Parents (Facts Pg): Father b. England, Mother b. Scotland

  v.   LYDIA JANE SWEARINGEN, b. Bet. 1850 - 1851, Vermilion Co, IL; m. GEORGE SHIPLEY; b. Bet. 1845 - 1846, Missouri.
Census: 1880, Long Tom, Lane Co, OR

Census: 1880, Long Tom, Lane Co, OR
Occupation: 1880, Farmer

  vi.   MARY EVELINE SWEARINGEN, b. June 29, 1863, Junction City, Lane County, Oregon; d. April 19, 1951, St. Anthony's, Fremont County, Idaho; m. (1) PERRY HOPKINS; m. (2) JAMES ELLISON LEE, November 11, 1879, Junction City, Lane County, Oregon; b. April 01, 1857, Lynn County, Kansas; d. May 26, 1921, Tangent, Linn County, Oregon; m. (3) FARINARD TRACER, May 28, 1929, Eugene, Lane County, Oregon.
Burial: April 22, 1951, Pocatello, Bannock County, Idaho

Burial: May 30, 1921, Odd Fellows Cem., Near Junction City, Lane Co., OR

315. HANNIAH NOAH8 BUOY (JANE M.7 BLACKBURN, MARY6 VANZANT, JACOB5 VAN ZANDT, GARRET4 VANZANDT, ALBERTUS3 VANSANDT, GERRET STOFFELSE2 VANSANT, CHRISTOFFEL1) was born Abt. 1828 in Rising Sun, Dearborn County, Indiana, and died 1892 in Arizona or Texas. He married MARTHA JANE CAROWAY November 22, 1849 in Vermillion County, Illinois, daughter of CHARLES CARAWAY and ELIZABETH MCCORKLE. She was born Bet. 1829 - 1832 in Vermilion County, Illinois, and died in Chico, California.

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LISTED: U.S. Coast Fork precinct, Pleasant Hill, Lane, Oregon 1860 census.

Obviously traveled some. Children born in Oregon shows that they must have come West with Laban. However, in about 1870, he was in Illinois, either to visit relatives or moved back. He probably lived in California after that as his wife is buried in Chico, CA. (Source: AnnVan Elsberg).

He was traveling in Arizona or some say Texas when he died of rabies from a wolf bite.

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Cause of Death: Rabies
Census: 1860, Coast Precinct, Lane Co, Oregon (pg 247)
Occupation: 1870, Farmer

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BURIAL: Chico, California (from Anne Van Elsberg of Boise, Idaho.)

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Census: 1870, Vance, Vermilion Co, IL
Children of H
  i.   MARY ALICE9 BUOY, b. 1850, Illinois.
Census: 1870, Vance, Vermilion Co, IL

  ii.   ELIZABETH JANE 'LIDA' BUOY, b. December 13, 1854, Lane Co, OR; d. July 10, 1940, Boise, Ada Co, ID; m. PELEG CROSS SPENCER; b. 1853, Danville, Vermilion Co, IL; d. June 26, 1931, Weslaco, Hidalgo Co, TX.
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Eliza Jane Buoy's place of birth is given as Illinois on her sons' death certificates. At the age of eight Eliza Jane moved with her parents to Illinois where she later married Peleg Cross Spencer. Eliza and Peleg moved to Vernon, Texas, soon after their marriage and later came West. A grandson was told Eliza Jane walked barefooted to California because she only had one pair of shoes, and they were for good. They had only a pair of mules and a team of oxen. In 1900 they homesteaded Big Springs Ranch in Owyhee County, Idaho. Birthdates for the children of Peleg Cross and Eliza Jane (Buoy) Spencer appear to be too close for Wales and Kate and Earl and Eugene. The dates are that way on tombstones and were taken from death certificates and

Census: 1880, Wilbarger Co, TX

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Peleg Cross Spencer 1853-1931 was the son of Peleg Samuel Spencer and Emeline Cross. He married Elizabeth Buoy and Ida May Bell. The Peleg Cross Spencer family moved from Vernon, Texas, to Santa Rosa, California, in 1897 by covered wagon. The family later moved to Burns, Oregon, and then to Owyhee, Idaho, where they homesteaded Big Springs Ranch in 1901. Later Peleg Cross Spencer left his family and apparently returned to Hidalgo County,Texas.

He first married Elizabeth "Eliza Jane" BUOY. Born 13 Dec 1853 in Lane Co., OR. Died 11 Jul 1940 in Boise, ID.

Census: 1880, Wilbarger Co, TX
Occupation: 1880, Farmer

  iii.   CHARLES L. BUOY, b. Abt. 1855, Oregon.
  More About CHARLES L. BUOY:
Census: 1870, Vance, Vermilion Co, IL

  iv.   WARREN O. BUOY, b. Abt. 1857, Oregon.
  More About WARREN O. BUOY:
Census: 1870, Vance, Vermilion Co, IL

  v.   LES GORDON BUOY, b. Abt. 1858, Texas; d. 1950, Ione, Nevada; m. RITA ELIZABETH CHANCELOR, September 19, 1902, Grant County, Oregon; b. July 05, 1885, Clay Center, Kansas; d. May 11, 1972, Redding, California.
  vi.   TEMPERANCE BUOY, b. Bet. 1860 - 1861, Oregon.
Individual Record 1880 United States Census

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Other Information:
Birth Year <1861>
Birthplace OR
Age 19
Marital Status S <Single>
Race W <White>
Head of Household P. C. SPENCER
Relation SisterL <Sister-in-law>
Father's Birthplace KY
Mother's Birthplace IL


Source Information:
Census Place Wilbarger, Texas
Family History Library Film 1255308
NA Film Number T9-1308
Page Number 414B

Census: 1880, Wilbarger Co, TX

  vii.   ULYSSES GRANT BUOY, b. Bet. 1867 - 1868, Illinois.
Census: 1870, Vance, Vermilion Co, IL

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