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Posted by: Jacqueline Russell (ID *****0541) Date: April 24, 2008 at 13:29:46
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Clan McCullough/McCulloch Newsletter.
by Betty K Summers, Clan McCullough/McCulloch

A daughter, Elizabeth b. 1820 VA md Absolom H. FRIER/FREYER Oct 1838 In Cooper Co MO. Traveled by wagon train Mary 1845, destination Oregon Territory. ...
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1850 United States Federal Census
Name: John J Frier
Age: 9 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1841
Birth Place: Missouri
Gender: Male
Washington, Oregon Territory
Wm Belknap 25
John M Bull 23
Justin Chenowith 23
C P Culver 23
A H Frier age 34 b. KY occ; Innkeeper (b. abt. 1816)
Elizth Frier age 30 b. VA occ: Merchant (b. abt. 1820)
John J Frier age 9 b. MO
Martha J Frier age 5 b. MO
Mary A Frier age 10 b. MO
Sarah M Frier age 1 b. Oregon Territory
Thos J Frier age 1 b. Oregon Territory
Luke Hinshaw 32
John C Lundehall 22
Henry Marshall 27
O C Pratt 32
John Rylie 25

Across the river from Oregon City, Linn City was doing well.
A.H. Frier had opened the Linn City Hotel and two stores (David Burnside and W.P. Day & Robinson's) opened this year.

My note: in October-November-December 1861 the town of Linn was destroyed by tremendous rainfall that caused a flood and everyone moved away.
Willamette Landings: Ghost Towns of the River - Page 40
by Howard McKinley Corning - Cities and towns - 1947 - 201 pages

Toward that end, Moore encouraged AH Frier to locate at Linn City. Frier operated the Linn City Hotel, the former Washington Hotel, which had been operated ...
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1870 Polk County Census -

Frier, Absalom H m 56 1814 h farmer KY (PM Plum Valley PO 1854-1863) Etna 472 Euro-American
Frier, Christina f Twin 14 1856 Dau Farm Hand OR Etna 472 Euro-American
Frier, Elizabeth f 50 1820 CoH Farmer VA Etna 472 Euro-American
Frier, John m 26 1844 sn farmer MO Etna 472 Euro-American
Frier, Lucretia f Twin 14 1856 Dau Farm Hand OR Etna 472 Euro-American
Frier, Thms m 24 1846 sn farmer MO Etna 472 Euro-American
1870 United States Federal Census
Name: Absalem Prier (FRIER)
Estimated Birth Year: 1814
Age: 56 Birthplace: Kentucky
Polk, Oregon Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Etna
Absalem Prier 56 b. KY occ: Farmer
Elisabeth Prier 50 b. VA
John Prier 26 b. MO occ: Farmer
Thos Prier 24 b. MO
Lucretia Prier 17 b. OR
Christina Prier 14 b. OR
James B Graves 72 b. VA occ: Retired Farmer v-$1600/7000
1870 US CENSUS - Series: M593 Roll: 1287 Page: 311 (HERITAGE QUEST - INDEX)
Surname GivenName Age Sex Race Birthplace State County Location Year


The home was built in approximately 1890, with several out buildings.

In 1890, Absalom H. Frier, an Inn keeper and merchant from Washington County, Oregon, lived in the house until his death in 1896.

Plum Valley post office was established Nov. 30, 1854, on the Absalom H. Frier claim, a little to the south of the valley and about on the south line of section 20. Frier, who was born in New York (error - Kentucky) in 1814, served as first postmaster. He was a farmer living in Etna at the time of the 1870 Census. In 1856 the office was moved to Plum Valley proper. Some other findings I could dig up were: etc.
============================================================Oregon Geographic Names
by Lewis Ankeny McArthur - History - 1974 - 835 pages

Page 591
... post office was established November 30, 1854, on the Absalom H. Frier claim,
... Frier was the first postmaster. In 1856 Plum Valley post office was ...
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