Cover of the June 2014 of the Douglas County [Oregon] Genealogical Society's quarterly publication, Douglas County Pioneer. This cover art has remained consistant during the 2014-2015 publication dates of the "Search for Letitia Carson in Douglas County, Oregon."

The Search for Letitia Carson in Douglas County, Oregon:

Part I. Who Is Letitia Carson?

by Dr. Bob Zybach

REFERENCE: Zybach, Bob 2014. "The Search for Letitia Carson in Douglas County, Part I: Who Is Letitia Carson?," Douglas County Pioneer, Genealogical Society of Douglas County, Inc., Vol. 28, No. 2: 21-24. [PDF_3_MB]

This is the first in a series of articles about Letitia Carson and her life in Douglas County, Oregon. These articles are being published in whole or in part by the Genealogical Society of Douglas County, Inc. (DCGS) in their quarterly publication Douglas County Pioneer, and by the Douglas County Historical Society (DCHS) in their quarterly publication The Umpqua Trapper.

The principal purposes of these articles are to: 1) inform people and make them aware of Letitia Carson's place in Oregon history and in US history; and 2) hopefully locate people who may have the interest, time, and ability to aid in the research of Letitia's life -- and the lives of her children and their father -- from 1800 to 1922.

Note: Speculation regarding the possible identification of Jack Carson in the photograph on page 24 has been shown to be in error by members of the Pioneer-Indian Museum in Canyonville, Oregon, who have an original print of this photo and can document the actual identity of the driver -- a well-known local stage driver and definitely not Jack Carson.


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