Joab Powell: Homespun Missionary 1935 Oregon Pioneer ~ Scio/Lebanon/Santiam area, Linn County ~ Baptist minister ~ by M. Leona Nichols


Title: Joab Powell: Homespun Missionary

Author: M. Leona Nichols

Description: Boards in blue cloth with gilt lettering. Light wear. Interior is clean and unmarked. Dust jacket shows some modest edge wear and chipping; color faded on spine; blemish on spine; in an archival mylar sleeve. 116 pages. Scarce.

The story of Rev. ''Uncle'' Joab Powell (1799-1873), a Baptist preacher and Oregon pioneer of 1852, considered to be a successor to Jason Lee. Primarily covers his years in Oregon, describing his personality and his work with the state's early Baptists, providing historical context for these early missionary efforts. In Oregon, he settled near Lebanon/Scio in the Santiam country of Linn County. In 1854, his congregation built the Providence Pioneer Church, located near Lacomb, where in 1924 a memorial to Powell was erected. The book also briefly addresses his early years and his calling to the Oregon Territory, as well as his influence and legacy, recording several tributes to him.

Includes bibliographic references and appendix notes on Joab Powell's children.

The author, M. Leona Nichols (1880-1951), was a prominent Oregon club woman, author and historian. She helped organize the University of Portland library and was known for her historical writings.

I. Joab Powell Begins to Preach.
II. Joab on the Trail.
III. Joab Powell, the Man.
IV. Baptist Schools in Oregon.
V. Uncle Joab Established Himself in Oregon.
VI. Providence Church.
VII. Going to the Association.
VIII. Joab's Labors Finished.
IX. Tributes to the Homespun Missionary.
X. Oregon's Monument to Joab Powell.
Joab Powell, Circuit Rider, by Col. Ernest Hofer.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket Condition: Very Good

Publisher: Metropolitan Press, Publishers
Place: Portland, Oregon
Year: 1935

Keywords: Oregon, Oregon Territory, pioneer, ministers, missionaries, Baptist, history, biography, Uncle Joab, Scio, Santiam, Albany, Lacomb, Crabtree, Lebanon, Linn County, Providence Church,

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