Lee, Jason, 1803-1845

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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

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creatorOf Lee, Jason, 1803-1845. Oregon Methodist Missions Papers, 1835-1858. University of Puget Sound, Collins Memorial Library
creatorOf Lee, Jason, 1803-1845. Letter: to the Reverend Gustavus Hines /by Jason Lee, 1841 Nov 18. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Edwards, Philip Leget, 1812-1869. A sketch of Oregon territory, or the emigrants guide : ms., 1842. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Lee, Anna Maria Pittman, 1803-1838. Letters and poems, 1813-1842. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Lee, Jason, 1803-1845. Letter, 1842 Apr. 27. University of Oregon Libraries, UO Libraries
referencedIn George Abernethy Papers, 1833-1905 Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn Chloe Clarke Willson journal, 1839-1840, 1841-1849 Willamette University University Archives and Special Collections
referencedIn Julia Atwood letters, Atwood, Julia letters, 1839-[1841] William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Leslie, David, 1787-1869. Papers, 1829-1886. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn Shepard, Cyrus, 1798-1840. Diary, 1834-1835. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
creatorOf White, Elijah, d. 1879. Papers, 1836-1842. Washington State University, Holland and Terrell Libraries
referencedIn Waller, Alvan F., b. 1808. Alvan F. Waller papers, 1839-1873. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn Notes relating to settlement in Oregon, 1838 Dec 19. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Shepard, Cyrus, 1798-1840. Papers, 1829-1840. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
creatorOf Atwood, A. Albert Atwood's correction proof and research notes for his book The Conquerors, also his Seattle Mining and Milling Company stock book, 1897-1909. Washington State Library, Office of Secretary of State
referencedIn Hines, Gustavus, 1809-1873. Papers, 1839-1872. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn David Leslie Papers, 1829-1886 Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn Abernethy, George, 1807-1877. George Abernethy papers, 1836-1897. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn Methodist Episcopal Church. Missionary Society. Oregon Mission. Records, 1832-1865. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn The making of Oregon : manuscript collection, 1804-1883. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Notes relating to settlement in Oregon, 1838 Dec 19. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn White, Elijah, 1806-1879. Papers, 1842-1862. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn Gay, Theressa. Theressa Gay papers, 1946-1960. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Lee, Anna Maria Pittman, 1803-1838. Must my dear companion leave me, [18--]. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Babcock, Ira Leonard, 1806-1888. Ira L. Babcock papers, circa 1844-1847. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn Lee, Anna Maria Pittman, 1803-1838. Must my dear companion leave me, [18--]. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Tobie, Harvey Elmer, 1892-. Harvey Elmer Tobie papers, 1961-1963. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn Brosnan, Cornelius J. (Cornelius James), 1882-. Source materials relating to Jason Lee: Notes and extracts, 1929. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Lee, Jason, 1803-1845. Papers, 1834-1845. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn Oregon Methodist Missions Papers, 1835-1858 University of Puget Sound Archives
referencedIn Shepard, Cyrus, 1798-1840. Journal and letter, 1834-1836. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Alvan F. Waller Papers, 1838-1908, 1839-1870 Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn Cushing, Caleb, 1800-1879. Caleb Cushing collection [manuscripts], 1843-1964. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn Lee, Daniel, 1806-1895. Papers, 1833-1895. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn Smith, Joelle, 1958-2005,. Joelle Smith portraits of Oregon pioneers [manuscript], 1976. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
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correspondedWith Abernethy, George, 1807-1877. person
associatedWith Atwood, A. person
associatedWith Atwood, Julia Tyler, b. 1822 person
associatedWith Babcock, Ira Leonard, 1806-1888. person
correspondedWith Cushing, Caleb, 1800-1879. person
associatedWith Edwards, Philip Leget, 1812-1869. person
associatedWith Gay, Theressa. person
associatedWith Hines, Gustavus, 1809-1873. person
associatedWith Hines, Harvey K., 1828-1902. person
correspondedWith Lee, Anna Maria, 1803-1838 person
associatedWith Lee, Anna Maria Pittman, 1803-1838. person
correspondedWith Lee, Daniel, 1806-1895. person
associatedWith Lee, Nancy. person
correspondedWith Leslie, David, 1787-1869. person
associatedWith Methodist Episcopal Church corporateBody
associatedWith Methodist Episcopal Church. Missionary Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Methodist Episcopal Church. Missionary Society. Oregon Mission. corporateBody
correspondedWith Morrill, Azubah Lee person
associatedWith Roffe, Cheryl. person
associatedWith Shepard, Cyrus, 1798-1840. person
associatedWith Smith, Joelle, 1958-2005, person
associatedWith Tobie, Harvey Elmer, 1892- person
correspondedWith Waller, Alvan F., b. 1808. person
correspondedWith White, Elijah, 1806-1879. person
associatedWith Willson, Chloe Aurelia Clarke, 1818-1874 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Washington (State)
Northwest, Pacific
Oregon
Subject
Women missionaries--Correspondence
Missions
Missionaries--Correspondence
Missionaries--Diaries
Indians of North America--Missions
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Missionaraires--Washington (State)
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Birth 1803-06-28

Death 1845-03-12

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