I cannot find the entry point or any information regarding Thomas Throssell's entry into the US. I have tried Canada Borders, West coast NY entry etc though I may have missed something, jumped ship? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thomas Throssell b 1835 probable, England 1854 arrives in Dallas, Oregon aged 19, herded sheep from the east of US so the story goes though it is a mystery how he arrived in the US. Joined Oregon Mounted Volunteers, Company B, military retired wounded dates? Pony Express between Portland, Oregon and Salt Lake City Utah (770 miles) Stages rode and dates? 1867 Dec 12 married Mary Letitia Burston by Rev Condon in Cascade Rocks, Hood River, Oregon
Mary Letitia Burston 1848 April 23 born near Hillsboro, Washington County, Oregon
Parents Alex Burston & Janet Tate married 1832 June 28 St Johns Parish, La Pas, Manitoba, Canada
Grandparents Magnus Burston & Indian from Red River Settlement, Rupert Land, Manitoba,
Canada, Indian wife probably Algonquin Cree. Magnus b 1752 April 25 S. Ronaldsay, Orkney Scotland
1917 Mary Burston died age 68.
1870 Census Oregon, Wasco, Hood River, Thomas age 36, Mary L Age 22, Hannah J Age 1 Farmer, value of real estate 500, value personal estate 670
1871 shortly before August, left Wyeth, bound for Dayton. Harry’s birth en route at Walla Walla
1879 Treasurer of Patron’s Flouring Mill Company, incorporated 1879 Jan 25 Marengo, Columbia- County, Washington State
1880 Census NY, Agent for Patron’s Flour Mill east Marengo, gives birthplace as NY? Age 44?
1882 Thomas original officer of a farming Grange in Pataha, Garfield County, Washington state when first organised on 25 of January 1882. For Grange see: 1882 What is a Grange.pdf
1889 Thomas arrives at Roy Prairie, (Nisqually Plain) with family, Mary given title to uncle Miles Burston’s homestead on Roy Prairie on the understanding Miles is looked after until death. As well as a Farmer, Thomas set up shop in Roy as carpenter, shoe maker and cabinet maker
1896 Thomas Elected Justice of the Peace, remained in office until his death
1897 Sept 9 Naturalization of Thomas. Pierce County, Washington State.
1902 March 25 died, buried at King Hill Pioneer Cemetery, Fort Lewis, Pierce County, Washington. accidental death, broken neck by fall from haystack aged 67
1917 Jan 6 Pierce County electorate bonded themselves for $2M to purchase and donate 70k acres of Nisqually Plain, Mary’s homestead is sold for requisition by the army to build Camp Lewis, now Fort Lewis Army Base.