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Umpqua County, Oregon Census

Umpqua County, Oregon was formed from Benton County in 1851. Portions of it were divvied up until the remaining part became part of Douglas County in 1862. The only federal census taken in Umpqua was the 1860. 1860 Umpqua County, Oregon Census Free 1860 Census Form for your Research Free 1860 Census Images and Index Hosted at – Ancestry Free Trial 1860 Umpqua County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems $ Free 1860 Census Transcription pg575b pg581b pg587b Hosted at Census Guide 1860 U.S. Census Guide...

Biography of Dr. Levi W. Ballard

DR. LEVI W. BALLARD. – The subject of this sketch was born in Petersburg, Hillsborough county, New Hampshire, on December 21, 1815, and is the son of William and T.B. Downing Ballard. He was educated in the common schools of his native place, and went to Hancock Academy in Hancock for two years, after which, in 1837, he came to New Jersey and taught school for three years. After engaging with but poor success in the mercantile business, he removed to Ohio and engaged in different occupations, until finally, taking up the study of medicine, he entered the Cleveland Medical College and graduated as M.D. in 1848. He then engaged in the practice of his profession until 1852; when, on account of the loss of his wife, he, in April of that year, started across the plains to California, where he arrived in September. He followed mining for a time; but, meeting with no success, in January of 1853, he returned via the isthmus of Panama to Ohio to settle up important business. After closing his affairs at that place, he again started across the plains to California, but while on the journey was persuaded to come to Oregon, and arrived at The Dalles July 14, 1853. He remained at The Dalles until 1854, after which he went to Umpqua county, practicing his profession and also raising stock. On the breaking out of the Rogue river war, the Doctor gave his services as surgeon, and remained until the close of hostilities, after which he returned to his home on the Umpqua. In 1857 he returned to Ohio, and was...

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