Message Boards & Surname Queries

Harney Co. Combined Message Boards

This is the combined board where you can post all types of queries and search for your surname.

Local Harney Co. Queries & Surnames

Local queries may be posted here.

PETTIBONE, Charles John
PETTIBONE- My Grandfather Charles John Pettibone was the Manager of the Hines Lumber mill (1930's). It is rumored Pettibone hill was named after my Grandfather. The 1940 USA census will verify this information. Contact: Diane

PARKER, James M. & Lydia
I am looking for the children of James M. and Lydia Parker who settle in Burns. I found them on the 1900 census. They emigrated from Lassen county California. Contact:

I'm looking for information on the GRIFFIN Family. My Dad was born in Burns, Oregon. He had 2 brothers, and 2 sisters. I would appreciate any help I can get or anyone who might have known him or his family. I am going to do more research, but what i know off the top of my head is that my dad was born around 1923? His middle name was Leslie. I think this brothers names were Tom and Gene. His sisters names were Mary and Darlene?. I remember when i was small dad took me deer hunting at Steens Mountain. We visited the round barn and I remember talk of the Blitzen River. He had a family brand I think, because we looked it up in a book. We also went to the musumn too. I think some of his cousins(friends) had the last names of HAYES. (Woodruff). I would like to talk to anyone that might have know him or have any info so I can get started researching more. I guess he was in the army and married my mom(Virginia), who was from Michigan. I don't know for sure it they lived in the Burns areas or not.
Contact: Nera

SLOAN, William and Virginia (Jenny)
I am looking for information on William and Virginia(Jenny) Sloan. They were in the 1920 census and had two children, Mildred M. Sloan born 1906 and Francis J. Sloan 1908.
Contact:  Pat

WARD, Elijah and Sarah
Elijah and Sarah emigrated from Jackson County to Lake County then to Harney County in the early 1880s. They settled around Drewsey on the Cleveland Ranch. Sarah died from a rattlesnake bite in 1886. Elijah's children stayed on in Harney County. One son, Charles, rode for Peter French in 1885.
Contact: Harry S. Hamilton

BUCKLAND, James and Starr
My name is Don Buckland, son of Homer and Faye Buckland, born in Burns, OR in 1934. Currently we live in Ruidoso, NM. Address is P.O. Box 1103, Ruidoso, NM 88355-1103. My great grandfather was James Buckland and grandfather Starr Buckland. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

Old photo of people and
            saloon in Harney
Old photo of people and saloon in Harney Co. James Buckland is third from right

Neighboring Counties that may have information

Crook (NW), Deschutes (NW), Grant (N), Lake (S), Malheur (E)

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