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Captain Charles Handley was born in England in 1811. He married Sarah Burton who was born in England in 1817. In England, Charles Handley was in the Royal Navy in Tasmania from 1834 to 1846. He left the service and started his own shipping and cargo business. In 1850, he and his family came to Oregon. He became the head surveyor in the original survey of the Oregon Territory. He was a successful farmer who lived in Dundee and McMinnville. He and his wife had 8 children including Thomas Buron Handley - a well known resident of Tillamook.
Collection includes: Manuscript correspondence of Handley family members, 1861-1938; Diary and account book of Charles J. Handley, 1 v, 1869-1871; Typescript biographical play "Fierce Feathers"; Correspondence concerning Handley family history, 1982; Genealogical information, tracing the history of the family from James Burton and Jamima Champion to the descendants of Captain Charles Handley; Handley family obituary clippings and ephemera; wills of Henry and Jemima Cooper; correspondence regarding Handley family genealogy, 1975-1984; family history of the Robisons, who were related to the Handleys through marriage.
Oversize folder contains a map of property lots in Lane County.
Preservation photocopies included in collection for reference use.
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Handley Family Papers, Mss 2226, Oregon Historical Society Research Library.