Members rudywoofs (Pam) Posted September 25, 2014 Members Share Posted September 25, 2014 Isaac D. VanHorn and his wife Adelia were sent by the SDA church to the Pacific Northwest in 1874 as the denomination's first pastoral team to the area. Isaac and Adelia had been married by Elder James White in Battle Creek 1865. The VanHorn's first lived and worked in the Walla Walla Valley, where they and church members built the first SDA church in the Washington Territory. In May 1876, the Isaac VanHorn family (which included his wife Adelia, son Burt, and Adelia's sister, Frances) and his assistant -- Alonzo T. Jones (a recent convert who had been serving in the army, and whom Isaac VanHorn baptized in Walla Walla) -- moved to the Willamette Valley of Oregon. Their first evangelistic meetings in what is now the Oregon Conference was in Oregon City. They next went to Salem and held meetings. On January 14, 1877, they officially organized the first church in the Willamette Valley, in the State capitol of Salem. In April of 1877, Alonzo Jones married Adelia Van Horn's sister, Frances Patten. In the 1880 census, the VanHorn family is in "East Butte, Oregon" (now known as "Tigard"), with a visitor, "Ellen G White," who is listed as a "speaker & writer." Ellen White, along with Elder Stephen Haskell (who was staying with a neighboring family) were in Oregon for the 1880 Campmeeting held in Forest Grove, as noted in the Morning Oregonian newspaper. What makes this all even more interesting to me is that Isaac VanHorn's wife, Adelia, and Alonzo T Jones' wife, Frances, were not only sisters, but were the "double" 6th cousins of my 2nd great grandfather. Here are Isaac and Adelia Van Horn, and Alonzo and Frances Jones: LynnDel and TruthSeeker123 2 Quote Pam Meddle Not In the Affairs of Dragons; for You Are Crunchy and Taste Good with Ketchup. If we all sang the same note in the choir, there'd never be any harmony. Funny, isn't it, how we accept Grace for ourselves and demand justice for others? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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