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  • ID: I2749
  • Name: William POINTER
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1810 in Campbell County, VA
  • Death: 14 JAN 1854 in Clarksville, El Dorado County, CA
  • Note: died at res. of Hezekiah Tong.
  • Burial: ABT JAN 1854 ? Joerger-Tong Cemetery
  • Occupation: Saddlery Maker
  • Note: 1
    Note: OR Trail Pioneer 1850 age 40
    - OR Donation Land Claims
    "No. 3444 POINTER, William, Washington Co; b 1810, Campbell Co, VA; Arr. Ore. 28 Oct 1850; SC 30 May 1851; m Martha E. 17 Dec 1839, Franklin Co, Mo. Wm. Pointer died 14 Jan 1854 in El Dorado Co, Cal. 28 Dec 1867 Theodore Pointer, son & one of the heirs of Wm. & Martha Pointer, wrote that his mother, Martha E. Pointer d in 1857. He also mentions his sister but not by name. In 1873 Theodore was still trying to get title to c. Aff: C. S. Silver, C. P. Bacon, Wm. F. Hall, Wm. Lockerman, John A. Slavin"
    - Covered Wagon Train List, circa 1850, compiled circa 1925
    Source: The Oregonian Dec 4, 1925.
    "Covered Wagons Brought Many Settlers Here in 1850"
    Immigration of Year Notable - OR Historical Society Compiles List,
    Most Complete Ever Published of Pioneers Who Came 75 Years Ago.
    Oregon gained many new residents in 1850. The territory was becoming better
    known in the east, since the gold rush to California had created an active
    market for agricultural product and the Willamette Valley afforded as almost
    limitless opportunity for production of the staples the gold miners needed.
    Price was no object in the gold camps and the OR pioneers, chiefly
    agriculturists, were coming in increasing numbers.
    The following list of the immigration of 1850 to OR is from the archives
    of the OR Historical Society and, although not complete, includes most
    of those who came that year.
    William Pointer, Theodora <sic> Pointer
    - Possible 1840 Census Missouri Franklin County "Pointer, William"
    - Possible 1850 Census Missouri Osage County 440 Crawford "Pointer, William"
    - . William: Family info from descendant. Wlm. died at res. of Hezekiah Tong.
    - Linda J. Pointer
    Administrator of the Pointer/Poynter mailing lists & surname boards on Rootsweb &
    I am fairly certain that William Pointer was the son of John & Mary Martha Johnson Pointer. John Pointer was born c. 1785 in VA, married 28 November 1804 in Campbell Co. VA and died 23 Sep 1831 in St. Louis, MO.
  • Change Date: 4 JUN 2004

    Father: John POINTER b: ABT 1784 in <of Lynchburg>, Campbell County, VA
    Mother: Mary Martha JOHNSON b: 6 JUL 1788 in Campbell County, VA

    Marriage 1 Mary JONES ?
    • Married: 21 APR 1836 in Franklin County, MO

    Marriage 2 Martha Elizabeth TONG (TONY) (LONG) b: ? 1823 in MO
    • Married: 17 DEC 1839 in Franklin County, MO
    • Note:
      Note: Pointer William Mr. page 159 Franklin County

      Mr. William Pointer and Miss Elizabeth Long both of Franklin County, Mo.; married on 17 December 1839 by Jas. A. Moaler, JP at Franklin County, Mo.
    1. Has Children Theodore "Theo" William (Theadore) POINTER b: MAR 1842 in Missouri
    2. Has No Children John Harvey POINTER b: ABT 1843 in MO
    3. Has No Children Maria Elizabeth POINTER b: ABT 1848 in MO
    4. Has No Children Edward (Edwin) POINTER

    1. Type: E-Mail Letter
      Title: William Pointer
      Date: 3 Jun 2004
      Author: Linda J Pointer
      Administrator of the Pointer/Poynter mailing lists & surname boards on Rootsweb &
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