Yes, Abner C. is his son, Abner Clinton Nanney, and his daughter, Ida, married Richard Lincoln Woodward in Tehama (sometimes she wrote it Ida Alice and other times she wrote it Alice Ida), CA. The other names are his daughter's, Olive Rowena Nanney and Lulu Rebecca Nanney, married names. Abner's wife, Ann Eliza Cooper, was the granddaughter of William B. Ide of the Ide Grisby wagon train (100 wagons) that passed through Oregon in 1845. He was also the first and only President of California Republic (before we joined the Union) so there is a lot of documentation on the family.
The Abner in Umpqua could have been counted twice as he was counted in his father's household in the 1860 census in Santiam, Marion, Oregon. There was gold in Umpqua county and Abner may have traveled there to pan for gold. The age is correct. Santiam was flooded in 1861 and destroyed. It is close to Linn County where they eventually settled. I don't know how long it took to do the census in 1860 in Oregon but it was pretty much wilderness back then so he could have been counted twice. There certainly weren't mail-in forms like we have today! It must have been a hard job for the census workers in those days.
Many of my relatives on the Oregon trail passed through the state and went on to Tehama County. The Nanneys must have arrived in Oregon between 1850-1855 as Clinton was born in Missouri in 1850 and John was born in Oregon in 1855. Those were big years for wagon trains. I can't find them on the 1850 census but I haven't looked that hard yet.
Is there a way I can get a copy of his estate papers?
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