Biographical Sketch of John T. Jewell

JOHN T. JEWELL. – Mr. Jewell is a member of the Cove Dairy Company. He is a native of Indiana, having been born in that state in 1836. After receiving his education there and in Illinois, he was drawn west in 1859 by the Pike’s Peak gold excitement. From that point he quite naturally came on to Oregon. His first employment was at West Portland, supplying steamboats with wood. As early as 1863 he moved to the Grande Ronde, entering into business as a freighter. Two years later he located a beautiful claim at The Cove, Oregon, and has devoted himself to farming and stockraising. He now owns three hundred and nineteen acres of fine level land, an has substantial improvements and a dairy of fifty cows, and also has about one hundred head of cattle besides.

In 1870 he was married to Miss Mary J. Richey of Portland, and is now living amid the comforts pertaining to the farm of the best class.



History of the Pacific Northwest Oregon and Washington. 2 v. Portland, Oregon: North Pacific History Company. 1889.

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