Rinearson, Jacob Swain

Oregon City Enterprise, Friday, March 9, 1900
Pioneer Passes Away.
Major J. S. Rinearson, of Rainier, Oregon, died at the home of his niece, Mrs. O. E. Freytag, at Gladstone, last Sunday evening. The cause of his death was heart failure. The deceased was born in Pennsylvania 86 years ago, and crossed the plains with an ox team in 1843, coming to Oregon. He was a Cayuse Indian war veteran, and was once stationed at Vancouver. His funeral took place at the residence of O. E. A. Freytag, of Gladstone, at 1 o’clock, Tuesday afternoon. Revs. Atkinson and Bollinger officiating. The services at the grave were conducted under the auspices of Multnomah Lodge No. 1, A. F. & A. M.

An Act to locate a Territorial road leading from Oregon City to Portland, in Multnomah County.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Oregon, That Jacob S. Rinearson be and he is hereby appointed commissioner and surveyor, to view and locate a Territorial road beginning at the foot of Main Street, in Oregon City, thence to the crossing of Clackamas river, near P. M. Rinearson’s barn; thence to Milwaukie; thence along the present traveled road, or as near as may be to obtain a practicable route to the landing opposite Portland, in Multnomah county.
Sec. 2. Shall commissioner shall receive, for viewing and surveying, four dollars per day, and chain bearers and markers each three dollars per day, to be paid out of county treasury of each county through which said road is located, in proportion to the amount of service rendered.
Sec. 3. This act to take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
Passed the House Jan. 28, 1858
Passed the Council Jan. 30, 1858
Ira F. M. Butler, Speaker of the House of Representatives
H. D. O’Bryant, President of the Council

Death date: Veteran Headstone request gives death as September 1900 (no day filed in), his obituary and Oregon Pioneer index show March 4 or March 5, 1900. Probate file, which is typed, shows 2nd day of March 1900.

Major Rinearson never married.


Other service:
Oregon Militia – December 1, 1847 to September 15, 1848
Co. C, 9th Regiment, Oregon Militia – Mustered, October 10, 1855, discharged November 21, 1855.

Civil War Pension Index: Rinearson, Jacob S.
Major 1 Oregon Cav
1899 Feb 6. Invalid, Application: 1218146, Certificate: 990184, Oregon

United States Civil War Soldiers Index
Name: Jacob S. Rinearson
Event Type: Military Service
Military Beginning Rank: Second Major
Military Final Rank: Major
Military Side: Union
State or Military Term: Oregon
Military Unit: 1st Regiment, Oregon Cavalry
Military Company: F&S
Affiliate Film Number: 1

Name: Jacob L Rinearson
Rank at enlistment: Major
State Served: Oregon
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Commissioned an officer in Company S, Oregon 1st Cavalry Regiment. Mustered out on 16 Nov 1864.
Death Place: Clackamas County, Oregon
Sources: Index to Compiled Military Service Records, Official Army Register of the Volunteer Force 1861-1865 Research by Harold Slavik

Name: J . S. Rinearson
Side: Union
Regiment State/Origin: Washington Territory
Regiment: 1st Regiment, Washington Infantry
Rank In: Major
Film Number: M558 roll 1

Camp Lapwai was established in 1862 by Major Jacob S. Rinearson, 1st Oregon Cavalry by order of Brigadier General Benjamin Alvord. The post was established to prevent both the increasing numbers of white settlers from attempting to encroach on Nez Perce lands and the Nez Perce from retaliating. Company E, 1st Regiment Washington Territory Volunteer Infantry recently mustered in at Alcatraz, were ordered on October 19, 1862 to Camp Lapwai near the Nez Perce Agency, where they were to build the encampment. Company F, 1st Oregon Volunteer Cavalry Regiment joined them at the post in November 1862. It was renamed Fort Lapwai in 1863, in what would become bounds of the Idaho Territory when it was created in March.


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