James Jory, Jr. (1820-1905)

Father: James Jory Sr.
Mother: Mary Stephens

1820 –  James Jr. is b. on June 9 in St. Cleer Parish, Cornwall, England.

1830 – April 3, left England on an old lumber ship named the Restitution with his family & took 8 weeks & 5 days to get to St. Johns, New Brunswick, Canada.

1830 – June 4, arrived in Canada & farmed in poor soil. Later they decided to move to St. John, New Brunswick where James Sr. used his skills as a mechanic.  John & James Jr. cut timber.

1836 – Oct. 25 or 31, Sailed to NY on the Mary Elizabeth because they wanted to cut through the Erie Canal in search of fertile farming land in Northern Canada.

1836 – Nov. 7 left NY.  Changed their minds about Canada & instead headed for Missouri on a ship called the Franklin. Took 6 weeks & 5 days to get to New Orleans.

1836 – Nov. 28, traveled from New Orleans to St. Lewis MO. On a steam boat named the George Collier.

1836 – Dec. 11, they arrived at New Orleans just before Christmas.  Worked on the farm of a leading citizen, Colonel John O’Fallon.

1837  – They were shocked that blacks were treated as slaves and decided to move across the river to Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois in the fall of 1837 & buy a farm of 40 acres part prairie & part timber.

1840 – The family is living at Spring Creek Township, Pike County, Illinois.  The Budds and John Fenn newly married to Mary Jory lived nearby.

1846 – James Jr. married Sarah Ann Budd, one of three sisters marrying into the family. Sarah was b. in Yipsalanti, MI on Dec. 31, 1827.  Her parents were Aaron & Phoebe Ogden Budd. Sara was Methodist & James Jr. also joined her church.

1846 – James Jr. bought the the original farm of 40 acres at or before this time, while James Sr. moved to a farm in Mt. Sterling, Brown Co. about 40 miles away. The Jory’s were doing well financially, however James Jr. was afraid of Malaria which was prevalent in the county.  He talked his entire family to move to Oregon, except Henry.

1847 – In spring they went west on the Oregon Trail.  The captain of the train was Captain Joseph Magone. James Jory Jr. agreed to meet his father & brothers at Independence, but was unable to locate them when he got there.  He went on without them & the families reunited at Umatilla.

1847 – Phoebe Ann is born on the trail at Burnt River near present day Farewell Bend, OR on Sept. 13. (Her birthdate suggests that she could have been born at Burnt Ranch in Wyoming. – Sandy Frediani)

1847 – They arrived in Oregon City in Dec. 25. Their first home is a log cabin on what is now Commercial St., two blocks from the Ladd & Bush bank (in 1929).  They spent the first winter with a newborn in Salem.  James worked as a mechanic that winter.

1849 – James Jr goes to California to mine gold for several months.  He was “reasonably successful.” He made $1100 in gold dust. John Fenn, Thomas & William Jory  were also on the trip. (see William Jory)

1849 – Thomas Clinton is b. on Feb. 6.

1850 – James Jr. returns home and stakes a land claim #294, 640 acres on May 10. First he built a log cabin. His land is located on the Salem Buena Vista Rd.

1850 – census records show James Jory with wife, Phebe, Thomas & John farming in Marion Co, Oregon Territory.

1850 – John William is b. on Dec. 15 in a log cabin on the donation land claim.

1852 – Mary Jane is b. on Nov. 8.

1854 – Elizabeth Caroline is b. August 26.

1855 – Martha (Mattie) Emeline is b. on Dec. 28.

1857 – Sarah Frances was b. on Sept. 3.

1859 – Henry Douglas is b. on April 18.

1860 – James Jr. builds a framed house and a barn.

1860 – census records show James living in Santiam Precinct, Marion Co, OR. Santiam City.  He is farming.  Also living there are his wife, Phebe, Thomas, John, Mary, Elizabeth, Martha & Henry.

1861 – A flood washed out many settlers cabins. They ended up spending hours and even days in the treetops before they were rescued.

1861 – Arthur Bryant is b. on March 22 in Salem, Marion, Oregon.

1865 – Lily May is b. Oct. 7.

1866 – Feb. 21, a James Jory purchased Lot 8 Block 1 in the County Addition in Corvallis and sold it June, 9, 1875. It was in a residential district. Not sure if this is James Jr. or maybe James W Jory, son of John.

1868 – Percy Austin is b. on May 6 in Salem.

1870 – census records show James living in Jefferson, Jefferson Precinct, Marion, Oregon.  He is farming.  Also living there are his wife, Thomas, Mary, Elizabeth, Martha, Henry, Arthur, Lillie, Perry & his father & mother.

1880 – census records show James living in South Salem Precinct, Marion, OR.  He is a farmer.  Also living there are his wife, Phebe, Martha, Arthur, Percy, & Lilly May. There are also 1 or 2 farm hands.

1900 – census records show James living at Sidney Precinct, Marion, OR.  Also living there are his wife, Phoebe, John, & Lilly. He is a farmer.  The couple had 11 children & 8 are surviving.

1905 – James Jr. dies on Dec. 10 at his home seven miles south of Salem.  He was 86.  Buried at the Jory Cemetery near Rosedale, OR. “He passed away, highly esteemed by friends and respected by antagonists for his absolute faithfulness and fearlessness in expressing and defending his convictions.

1923 – Mary d. on Feb. 3 & is buried at the Jory Cemetery.


1. Phebe Ann Jory was b. on the Oregon Train at Burnt River on Sept. 12, 1847.  She d. Jan. 15, 1924 & was buried in the Jory Cemetery near Rosedale. (Her birthdate suggests that she could have been born at Burnt Ranch in Wyoming.)In 1900 census she is living with sister Mattie & her husband. I think that she was recorded as living at home also. Single. She lived at home. Attended Willamette University. Many of the James Jr. children taught at the public schools.

2. Thomas Clinton Jory is b. on Feb. 6, 1849 Salem, OR & d. Oct. 25, 1912 in Salem, Marion, OR. He married Emily Fricky in 1887.  She was b. on April 1, 1864 in St. Peter, Minnesota & d. on Nov. 9, 1952 in Portland, OR. Both are buried at the City View Cemetery in Salem.  Her parents were Christian & Christina Frickey born in Germany. Thomas graduated at Willamette University in 1877 & got his masters in 1881. He taught school in Dundee, OR.  He was living in Dundee in 1905. Professor of Mathematics at Willamette University.  He invented and presented for patent a machine for converting reciprocal into rotary motion, avoiding the “dead points” but was preceded by Westinghouse, of the celebrated airbrake apparatus. Thomas C., well known over the entire state as an educator and advanced thinker on political and social matters, lived upon a part of the old donation claim in a locality of ideal Oregon beauty, with his family of wife and three children. A scholarship at Willamette was set in his honor.

*Raymond Cordes Jory was b. on May 1, 1888 in Salem, Oregon & d. Jan. 6, 1919 at Maupin, OR of Tuberculosis. He married Jennie Fern Muir on Oct. 5,1909 in Wasco Co., OR. Jennie b. March 1, 1890 in Stockton, Kansas & d. in Yakima, WA in 1963. Her parents were Robert J. & Henrietta (Nettie) (O’Connor) Muir. The couple is living in Tygh Valley Township, OR in 1910 census.  Raymond attended Business College in Salem. Raymond worked at Pendleton Woolen Mills. Finally they opened a store in Maupin, OR which Jennie operated while Raymond was dying.

+Melvin Arthur Jory was b. Aug. 10, 1910 in Tygh Valley, OR & d. April 12, 1998 in Coeur D’Alene, ID. Buried at City View Cemetery in Salem, OR.  Married Angie Ruth Scott on Nov. 1, 1930 in Prosser, WA. Angie b. April 22, 1914 in Knapp,  Dunn Co., Wisconsin & d. Aug. 29, 1974 in Seattle, WA. Melvin was in a sanitarium for tuberculosis & Angie Ruth decided to end the marriage & second married George W. Huddleston & moved to Portland, OR & then CA. Melvin recovered & went on to race horses. He was married 6 times.

<Joanne Jory b. March 11, 1931 in Sunnyside, WA.  She was killed ca. Aug. 11, 1932 when a truck backed over her just four days after Howard was born.

<Howard Melvin Jory b. Aug. 7, 1932 in Sunnyside, Yakima, WA.   He was  living at 19363 Highway 62, Eagle Point, OR in 1998.

~Victor Jory died before 2010

+Raymond Muir (Pete) Jory was b. Oct. 20, 1912 in Bend, OR & d. Sept. 1, 1946 in Sunnyside, WA in a car accident. Liked to fish & hunt. Served in the army in WWII.  Married to Luval Curry.

*Emily Constance (Connie) Jory was b. on June 1, 1890 in Salem, Oregon & d. in 1988 in Portland, OR. Buried in the City View Cemetery.  single in 1952. Graduated from Willamette University in 1916.  Lived at home with her widowed mother and worked for many years in the hosiery dept. of Meiers and Frank Department Store. Beautiful.

*Harold Budd Jory was b. Sept. 1, 1892 in Salem, Oregon & d. Sept. 27, 1958 in Palo Alto, CA of a stroke. Liked to sing. After graduating from Willamette in 1915, he was a school administrator & high school principal at Everett, WA  for 15 years. He was a Willamette University registrar for 12 yrs. After this he moved to California where he was a representative for Chester Stackhouse of Salem manufacturer of track and field equipment. His name was be added to the Jory scholarship set up in honor of Thomas Clinton Jory. Methodist. In 1916 he married Eva Belle Hogue who was b. in Oct. 17, 1892 in Iowa& d. in 1969.

3. John William Jory is b. Dec. 15, 1850 in Salem, OR & d. March 25, 1937 & buried at Jory Cemetery. He was living near Salem in 1923. Invented and patented grain separator. Apparently he came back home & managed the farm after attending Willamette University for four years. He had to drop out to earn money. He says that 4 of his sisters graduated from Willamette. He also taught school for four 3 month sessions. In those days you taught for three months for a $100 salary.  He had 36 pupils. 12 of them became teachers.  An address is given as seven miles southwest of Salem on the Jefferson road. Single. “He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and his upright and honorable life has gained for him high regard in which he is universally held.”  He was a historian of sorts. He also wrote poetry & had some of it published.  On his farm he raised grain & blooded stock.

A Prayer (by John W. Jory)
Grant me this day that I no sorrow bring
To any human heart or living thing.
Help me to scatter sunshine every hour
And manifest Thy love, Thy truth, Thy power.

4. Mary Jane Jory is b. Nov. 8, 1852 & d. Feb. 22, 1916.  She m. Frank R. Reynolds. Living in Lyle WA in 1905.  She attended Willamette University.

*Edith Reynolds b. 1890 & d. 1971.

5. Elizabeth Caroline Jory is b. August 26, 1854 & d. April 24, 1934. First married John T. Hall on Dec. 14, 1881 in Wasco, OR.   He was killed by the caving in of a well.  Second she married to Rev. Jonathan Swayne. Living in Chehalis WA in 1905 & 1923. Elizabeth attended Willamette University.  An article, “Moral Aspects of Early Day Told by Writer” by CW Barzee (a friend of Henry D. Jory), states that Lizzie Jory, a sister of H.D. Jory taught the first public school in the north end of Wasco which is now Sherman County.  Someone else also says that she taught at China Hollow school in 1881.

*Ralph Swayne

*Aleta Swayne

*Lee Hall

6. Martha (Mattie) Emeline Jory is b. Dec. 28, 1855 & d. May 23, 1930, buried in the Jory Cemetery near Rosedale, OR.  She married Frank A. Myers ca. 1885.  1900 census shows Mattie living with her husband  in Macleay Precinct, Marion OR.  Her husband was b. in Dec.1847 in Ohio.  His parents were b. in PA. The couple had been married 15 years & had no children.  In 1923 she is living at home with her mother. She attended Willamette University.

7. Sarah Frances Jory was b. Sept. 3, 1857 & d. Feb. 11, 1860. 2 ½  yrs old & buried in the Jory Cemetery near Rosedale.

8. Henry Douglas Jory is b. April 18, 1859 near Salem, OR & d. Jan. 17, 1945 in Oliver BC at the home of his youngest son, Clyde. In 1880 he is a farm hand living in Washington Co., OR. He married Almira Laughter on May 6, 1883 in Wasco, OR. Almira was b. Jan. 1, 1867 in Jewett, Illinois & d. Nov. 17, 1937 in Oliver, BC.  Her parents were William & Sarah (Beals) Laughter. Henry was living in Sunnyside WA in 1905, Oliver, B.C. Canada in 1923. Next he moved to Yakima WA., & in 1934 he is living in BC.

Henry attended school until he was 16.  Then for five years he helped his father on the farm (Salem, OR).  He then staked a claim in Sherman County in the Spanish Hollow area (Wasco) about 26 miles east of The Dalles, Oregon.  Henry was one of the first settlers in that area and the first to try growing wheat and potatoes. He sold his farm & moved to a farm in Crook County, Oregon in 1888 where he engaged in farming, mining, teaching, and merchandizing for five years.  In Aug. 1894 he came to Yakima County, WA with a crippled team and only $2.50.  He worked for others the first year. Also that year he became the editor of the Northwest Forum Newspaper. In 1896 he was elected State Representative from the 19th District in Washington on the Fusion Ticket. He purchased a farm in Sunnyside, WA in Dec. 1902 above the Sunnyside canal.  In 1913 he & his wife along with Ernest, Clyde & Elfie moved to Canada. He was Methodist.  “Mr. Jory owns two hundred acres of farming land, well equipped with machinery, buildings and stock, and is fortunate in possessing the confidence and sincere esteem of his fellow men.”

Henry was the friend and schoolmate of CW Barzee who wrote articles about Sherman County for the newspaper.  Some of the articles were in the Sherman County Journal of Moro, Oregon June 19, August 21, & October 9, 1936.  He said that HD Jory liked to wrestle and was good at it. (Anita Eaton Salvatori – nsalvatori@charter.net )

*Althea May Jory b. Jan. 30, 1884 in Wasco, OR & d. Dec. 18, 1963 in Sunnyside, WA. She married Richard Herin. Richard was b. in 1868 & d. in 1951. Living in Oliver B.C. in 1945. Second she married Fred Schumann.

+Zelah Lavonne Herin b. 1907 & d. 1919

+Homer Herin d. in 1989. Married to Edna Gale.

<Clemen Eugene “Bud” Herin b. in Outlook WA. on Aug. 19, 1928 & d. Jan. 13, 2009 of lung cancer at home in Goldendale, WA.

*Robert Melvin Jory (Jack) b. August 10, 1886 in Wasco, OR & d. Oct. 10, 1969 in Medical Lake WA.  Married to Ruthe Angie Scott.

*Edith Belle Jory b. March 9, 1889 in Prinvelle, OR & d. in Salem, OR. Married Henry D. Stone on June 6 ???

*Henry Harmon Jory (Ben) b. Oct. 27, 1893 in Prinville, OR & d. Dec. 7, 1954 in Baker, OR.  Married Mildred Naomi Schauner  or Schonauer on July 5, 1910 in Weiser, Idaho. Mildred was b. Sept. 23, 1892 in Laud Township, Whitley Co., Indiana & d. Aug. 19, 1965 in Pendleton, OR. Ben was a rodeo producer & furnished the animals for the first Pendleton Round-up.  He owned famous bucking horses & was involved in riding them in rodeos.  He was 6’3” tall 190 lbs.  His wife was also an expert cowgirl.

+Vivian Jeannette Jory b. Aug. 21, 1912 in Union, OR & d. Oct. 3, 2005. She married Nesden Wright Foye (Ned) on Aug. 9, 1935 in Medical Springs, OR.  He was b. July 20, 1905 in Union, OR & d. before 2005.

<Nesden Wright Foye Jr. b. May 16, 1936 in Baker, OR  & died March 22, 2005 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

+Vernon (Bud) Douglas Jory b. Feb. 16, 1915 in Baker, OR & d. in 1968. He married Karola Jean Mehrback.

+Frances Louisa (Lopey) Jory b. March 20, 1920 in Mabton, WA & d. Dec. 15, 1962 in Ukiah, OR. She married Cecil Willard Buffington. Cecil was b. Dec. 6, 1916 in Caldwell, Idaho & d. June 28, 1960 in

*Ernest Vernon Jory (Dewey) b. 1896 in Sunnyside WA & d. April 10, 1914 in Yakima, WA.

*Clyde Delwin Jory b. Dec. 23, 1899 in Sunnyside, WA & d. July 14, 1983. Came to Canada in 1913 with his parents.  Married Elizebeth Alvea Wright on Oct. 2, 1924 in Yakima, WA. Elizabeth b. Feb. 10, 1906 in Sunnyside, WA & d. Dec. 18, 1940 in Oliver, BC Canda. Her parents were James Albert & Daisy Anniss (Ruff) Wright.  Second Clyde married Dorothy Noske (or McGinnis) in 1950 in Penticton B.C.  Clyde farmed all his property in ground crop and hay, had many riding and work horses and produced honey. Living in Oliver, B.C. in 1945.Children of Clyde & Elizabeth:

*Elfie Roberta Jory b. Feb. 11, 1903 in Sunnyside, WA & d. Dec. 29, 1976 in Tacoma, Wash.  Married Keith Blair Ross on June 6, 1922 in Oliver, B.C. Keith b. June 15, 1903 in Toronto, Ontario & d. Feb. 8, 1976 in Tacoma, WA.

+Keith Dale Ross b. Jan 2. 1925 in Wenatchee, WA & d. in Oct, 1933 in Wenatchee, WA.

+Verlin Ray Ross b. March 3, 1930 in Wenatchee WA & d. Oct. 1930 in Wenatchee, WA.

9. Arthur Bryant Jory was b. March 22, 1861 in Salem, Marion Co., Oregon & d. June 25, 1889 in Waso, Sherman Co. OR. Invented and patented grain separator. Buried in the Wasco Methodist Cemetery in Sherman Co., OR. He married to Mary Elizabeth Brock on Dec. 11, 1887.  Mary Brock was born 16 May 1872 in Benton County, Oregon  & died in Wasco 22 February 1936 & is also buried in the Methodist Cemetery.  Arthur Jory Sr. died when Arthur Jr. was just a baby.  Second Mary Brock Jory married again on 22 October 1890 in Sherman Co. to Alexander M. Hicks.  Hicks had been born in North Carolina on 6 December 1864 &  died in Wasco on 12 March 1956.

Wasco, OR.  Appears in the 1900 census with his mom & step-dad.

My great-grandparents (Lucius and Ada [Berrian] Clark) moved from Biggs, Sherman County, Oregon up 8 or 9 miles to Wasco. They had two sons, who were just about Art Jory Jr.’s age, and I imagine that, after Bliss L. and Bill (William B.) Clark moved into Wasco, they would have met Art Jory when they first went to school there. The Clark boys became close friend with Art Jory and as boys do they spent a good deal of time together exploring, etc. Fortunately my Uncle Bliss loved to write, liked family history and wrote about Art Jory.    He wrote an article about the childhood he had, and I quote from him the story of Art Jory…..

“Art Jory (Jr.), the son of a widow, lived near us in Wasco.  He and I became chums and were together a great deal of our free time, and that was a lot.  Town living is like that for boys.  So we explored.  Brother Will was with us, too.  One hot day the three of us had explored as far as a vacant farm beside the Columbia Southern railroad east of Wasco.  We were very thirsty.  We found a well with a bucket and rope.  There was water deep down in the well, but we could see a couple of bloated squirrels floating there.  Will and I were not as thirsty then as we had thought, but Art said squirrels or no squirrels, he just had to have a drink and that there were no squirrels in the water (that) he got in the bucket.  So drink he did, but we would not.  Well, I lost my chum.  There was typhoid in that bucket that hot day.  I still feel bad about it.  Mostly because, maybe I could have made him not to drink.  I missed Art an awful lot.”

He must have died soon after that 1900 census as my family moved from Wasco to Hood River, Oregon in 1902.  That makes sense as he would have been somewhere around 12 years old. (Charlote Clark Jones – Hood River – daughter of Nellie V. (Clark) Wells.  Nellie was the sister to Bliss & Bill.) luvnnonni@aol.com

10 Lily May Jory was b. Oct. 7, 1865 & d. Dec. 27, 1951 at Edith Stone’s residence. Single in 1923. Ashes buried at the Jory Cemetery near Rosedale.  Lived at home until the last six years when she moved in with her niece, Mrs. Edith Stone, 2305 15th St. in  Salem.  As a young girl, she studied oratory at Willamette University.  Also in her younger years she was active in young peoples’ activities at the Hope Chapel Methodist Church & the Rosedale Friends Church.  She taught school.

11. Percy Austin Jory was b. May 6, 1868 in Salem, OR & d. Oct. 11, 1898 of typhoid fever in Dawson City, Yukon. Percy was jovial, good natured & ready in every undertaking to do his part and more.  He was generous to a fault; his thoughts seemed ever pure and elevating.  He was a man one could not help but love, if he loved the good and true.

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