Lee, Jason, 1803-1845Alternative names
Reverend Jason Lee, pioneer Methodist missionary, was born on June 28, 1803 in Stanstead, Quebec. After his ordination in 1834, Jason Lee and his nephew, Daniel Lee, journeyed overland to Oregon to serve the Flathead Indians. It was soon decided to abandon the Flathead mission and establish a new mission in the Willamette Valley. Jason returned east in 1838 to justify his decision and recruit reinforcements for the Willamette mission, as well as missions at The Dalles and Clatsop plains. In 1843, Jason Lee participated in the founding of Oregon's provisional government and Willamette University, but was relieved of his missionary post in 1844. Jason Lee married Anna Maria Pittman (d. 1838) and Lucy Lee (d. 1842). He died on March 12, 1845.
From the description of Papers, 1834-1845. (Oregon Historical Society Research Library). WorldCat record id: 32117711
Early Methodist missionary to Oregon.
From the description of Letter, 1842 Apr. 27. (University of Oregon Libraries). WorldCat record id: 27077345
- Women missionaries--Correspondence
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