Re: Jasper Ranes lived Forest Grove, OR
Yes, Jane Ranes was with the family before they came to OR.Her brother was also with them previously so I wonder if they both worked for them originally or were taken in because of family deaths or were somehow related?
Yes, James Taylor Ranes lived in and around Forest Grove, OR--I just haven't been able to locate his grave yet.I also haven't located his first wife or his second wife's grave.Also, according to his will he left land to his third son by second wife Jane Cook, (Ulysses S. Grant), but he drops off the face of the earth and I haven't been able to find out anything more about Ulysses or Lenora, his older sister.
I'm headed to SLC in January to use the library there so hope to have a few more answers when I return.
You say you found the gravesite of Jasper and others--what others?Where?