James Francis Bybee

James Francis BybeeMale View treeBorn: 1818-06-16Died: 1901-01-14
Father: UnspecifiedMother: Unspecified
Children: Adeline "Addie" Bybee Seward, Ann Elizabeth Bybee, Avery Bybee, Charles "Doc" Bybee, Clara Bybee, Ellery Beauregard Bybee, Eudora "Dude" Bybee Snorer, Gay Marion Bybee, Imogene B. Bybee Carraher, John F. Bybee, John Miller Bybee, John William Bybee, Joseph Norman Bybee, Lillian Flora Bybee, Lillie Chloris Bybee, Linda C. Bybee, Martin Evan Bybee, Mary Rose (Bybee) Lockhart, Minnie BYBEE, Robert Emmet Bybee, William Walker Bybee
Siblings: none

James Francis Bybee

Married Julia Ann Miller on July 3, 1842 in Missouri

Married Eudora in 1855

Married Ellen Day in 1900

James Francis Bybee was born on June 16,1818 in Winchester, Clark Co., KY. He died on January 24,1901 in Portland, Multnomah Co., OR.James was part of the Stephen Meek wagon train in 1845. He was interested in horse racing and is credited as being instrumental in bringing this sport to Portland. James Bybee was a politician for many years, being named Multnomah County Commissioner in 1854. He ran for, and lost, a race for governor in the late 1850′s. James enjoyed dabbling in gambling and land prospecting, and by 1873, he had lost much of the fortune won in California. In his later years, James Bybee traveled between his horse ranches, and continued to race horses. He and his wife, Julia were estranged for much of this time, although from family letters it was clear that they did have a cordial relationship. James moved in with his daughter, Mary Rose Lockhart in the Sellwood district of Portland. He died there on January 24,1901.James and Julia Children were: Robert Emmet, Ann Elizabeth, John Miller, William Walker, Mary Rose, Martin Evan, Linda C., Lillian Flora, John F., Avery, Ellery Beauregard and Imogene B. Bybee.Family links:
John Soloman (Sog) Bybee (1796 – 1861)Spouse:
Julia Ann Miller Bybee (1820 – 1899)Children:
Robert Emmet Bybee (1843 – 1893)*
John Miller Bybee (1848 – 1858)*
William Walker Bybee (1850 – 1859)*
Martin Evan Bybee (1852 – 1857)*
Mary Rose Bybee Lockhart (1852 – 1931)*
Linda C. Bybee (1856 – 1863)*
John F. Bybee (1859 – 1864)**Calculated relationship
Lone Fir Pioneer Cemetery
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA
Maintained by: Leslie P. Fowers
Originally Created by: Shirley Bybee
Record added: May 09, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14232924 
James Bybee (1827 – 1924)

James Bybee was born on April 08, 1827 in , Clark, Kentucky, United States.
James Bybee married Eudora Angeline Mary Sturgeson March 29, 1855.James Bybee had 9 children. Their names are Gay M. Bybee, Clara Bybee, John William Bybee, Minnie Bybee, Adda Belle Bybee, Living, Charles Fay Bybee, Lillie Chlorus Bybee, and Joseph N. Bybee.James Bybee passed away on April 02, 1924 in Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA. He is buried at Camas, Clark, Washington, United States.



James Bybee, eighty-three years of age, is still giving personal supervision
to the conduct of his farm of one hundred acres in Clarke county. His has;
been a well spent life and frontier experiences of every kind are familiar to
him, for he dates his residence upon the Pacific coast from 1850. A native of
Kentucky, Mr. Bybee was born in 1827 and was reared in Monroe county, Mis-
souri, where he lived upon a farm until 1850. He then joined the emigrants
who were making their way to California in an almost endless wagon train
across the plains. He journeyed with mule teams and pack horses and after
reaching his destination remained until November on the middle fork of the
American river, engaged in mining. On account of the illness of his brother,
William Bybee, he came to Oregon, the trip being made by sailing vessel to
Astoria, from which point they proceeded up the Columbia in a small boat to


Indolence and idleness have ever been utterly at variance with the nature
of James Bybee and he at once sought opportunity for the exercise of industry
and diligence — his dominant qualities. He rented land on Sauvies Island, where
he and his brother raised potatoes, which they shipped to California. So few
people were then engaged in farming that all grain and market products brought
a high price and the brothers made two thousand dollars a piece that year.
James Bybee afterward lived upon a farm at the mouth of the Willamette,
where he took up a claim and engaged in the dairy business. He then went to
Jacksonville, Oregon, on a mining trip but remained only a short time and in
1862 proceeded to eastern Oregon, settling at Auburn on Powder river. There
he conducted a store and did freighting but after six months he sold out there
and returned to his farm, upon which he remained until 1868, when he removed
to Clarke county, Washington, trading his claim for three hundred and twenty
acres of land in Clarke county. This was mostly covered with timber but he
cleared one hundred acres and at the same time continued general farming as
the land was prepared for the plow. Prospering in his undertakings, he also
added to his holdings, purchasing another tract of two hundred and thirty acres.
Plowever, he has since sold all of his land save one hundred acres upon which
he resides and which constitutes one of the valuable properties of this locality.
He has eight acres of fruit upon his place and other good improvements but
expects soon to leave the farm, for he is building a residence in Vancouver
which he intends to occupy. 

In 1855 Mr. Bybee was married to Miss Eudora Sturgis, of IlHnois, and of
the nine children born to them seven are yet living: Gay, a resident of Van-
couver; Mrs. Carrie Westfall, of Idaho; William, who is located in Sacramento,
California ; Mrs. Minnie Matchett, of Portland ; Mrs. Addie Seward, also of
Portland ; Mrs. Eudora Snorer, at home ; and Charles, of Vancouver. The wife
and mother died in 1894 and in 1900 Mr. Bybee married Mrs. Ellen Day, of
Portland, a native of Indiana. His home is situated ten miles from Vancouver,
on the middle road, and two and a half miles from Fisher's Landing. His has
been a busy, active and useful life and his success is attributable entirely to his
own labors and his recognition and utilization of opportunities.

From http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~waclark/Bleindex.htm
 BYBEE, Eunice
 BYBEE, Gay M.
 BYBEE, Gay Norman
 BYBEE, John S.
 BYBEE, Joseph N.
 BYBEE, Lola Theresa
 BYBEE, May Duback
 BYBEE, Mildred
 BYBEE, Nancy Ann
 BYBEE, Nancy Jane
 BYBEE, Sarah G.


Some good Oregon records information.

Comments are closed.