• Creator
  • Corliss, George W.
  • Created Date
  • 1858
  • Description
  • Winfield Scott Ebey was born in 1831 in Illinois. In the mid-1830s, Ebey's family moved to Missouri. His brother, Isaac Neff Ebey, served as a sheriff in Adair County, Missouri before he moved to Oregon in 1848. In 1850, Isaac chose a claim on Whidbey Island and invited the rest of his family to come join him. Isaac's wife, Rebecca, and his children came to Whidbey Island in 1852. Winfield left with his father in 1854 to join the rest of the E... more
    Winfield Scott Ebey was born in 1831 in Illinois. In the mid-1830s, Ebey's family moved to Missouri. His brother, Isaac Neff Ebey, served as a sheriff in Adair County, Missouri before he moved to Oregon in 1848. In 1850, Isaac chose a claim on Whidbey Island and invited the rest of his family to come join him. Isaac's wife, Rebecca, and his children came to Whidbey Island in 1852. Winfield left with his father in 1854 to join the rest of the Ebeys, keeping a diary along the Oregon Trail. Once he had arrived in Washington, Winfield helped his brother and his father on their farms. In 1855, Winfield attempted to seek a delegate position to the territorial legislature but he lost. He later served as the Supervisor of Common Schools for Island County in 1857. Throughout the 1850s and 1860s, several members of the Ebey family passed away due to illness. In 1857, Isaac was beheaded by a band of Haida Native Americans who were seeking revenge for a tribal leader that was killed... less
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