• Creator
  • Roeder, Elizabeth Austin 1826-1897
  • Created Date
  • 1864
  • Description
  • Mary Ebey Bozarth was born in 1817 in Illinois and later moved with her family to Adair County, Missouri. She was one of five children to Jacob B. Ebey (1793-1862) and Sarah Blue (1796-1859). Her younger brothers include Isaac Neff Ebey and Winfield Scott Ebey, both important figures in the early days of Washington Territory. Mary married Thomas Wright (1812-1863) and they had two children, Almira Neff Wright (1843-1909) and James Polk Wright ... more
    Mary Ebey Bozarth was born in 1817 in Illinois and later moved with her family to Adair County, Missouri. She was one of five children to Jacob B. Ebey (1793-1862) and Sarah Blue (1796-1859). Her younger brothers include Isaac Neff Ebey and Winfield Scott Ebey, both important figures in the early days of Washington Territory. Mary married Thomas Wright (1812-1863) and they had two children, Almira Neff Wright (1843-1909) and James Polk Wright (1845-74). Meanwhile, Isaac left Missouri in 1849 to make a life for the Ebey family. He made a large land claim near Port Townsend in1850 and wrote home to his family members to join him. In 1854, Mary left her husband and traveled along the Oregon Trail to Washington Territory with her children, her brother Winfield, her deaf-mute sister Elizabeth Ruth, and her parents. Anna M. Goodell and Elizabeth Austin Roeder had also traveled across the country with their company. The women had become good friends of the Ebeys during the trip. ... less
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