Burial Location of Anne Roelofson Scott

Anne Roelofson Scott
Anne Roelofson Scott
died on the Oregon Trail.
Could her exact burial place have been discovered by a road crew?

The story by Jodi Rogstad, Asst. Managing Editor/Features of the Wyoming Tribune Eagle, dated April 27, 2015, is of interest to anyone with ancestry who traversed the Oregon Trail between 1850 and 1870. Many thousands died along the trail and were buried in unmarked graves or marked graves whose markings have degraded to the point of unrecognizable. This is the story of one such grave – but with a twist – this grave may hold the bones of a well-described person and her place and fashion of burial – so well described that this may indeed be the final resting place of the body of Anne Roelofson Scott, mother of two famous early Oregonians: women’s suffrage crusader, Abigail Scott Duniway; and first editor-in-chief of the Oregonian, Harvey Whitefield Scott.


2 Replies to “Burial Location of Anne Roelofson Scott”

  1. Hi Cousin Greg! What a treat to meet you Saturday at the OHA gathering. Im in Brownsville for a few more days but when I get back to Portland I’m going to look up information in Harvey Scotts 5-volume history writing called The Oregon Country. It has detailed information about families, routes, challenges, deaths, births, colera, indians, weather, and even Abigails daily journal entries. I will try to scan or copy pertinent pages and send them to you. thank you for building such an awesome historical site. I’m going to pass this on to my oldest brother, Harvey Whitfield Scott III.
    Until next time!
    Carol Scott Hess

    1. Fantastic, Carol! Thanks in advance for your efforts. Amazing “bumping into you” at the meeting. I love the serendipity. Sweet that a couple descendants of the battling siblings of the early 20th century have come together as friends in the early 21st century. – Greg

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