August 2023

…to the home page of the Hewitt-Matheny-Cooper Family Association. We are descendants of 3 related families that came to Oregon in the great Migration of 1843. On these pages you will find news of ourannual reunion, articles documenting our family histories, current events in our families and more. Feel free to jump in and see what we have here, read about our family, and attend the Reunion in person or online on the first Sunday every August. Then join in the discussions here at HMCFamily.org or at HMC Family on Facebook.com. [See how in sidebar to the right.]  For those who don’t do Facebook, you are welcome to email your comments, articles, pictures, etc. to newsletter@hmcfamily.org. and we will post them for you on Facebook as well as the website.

As you read about our Hewitt-Matheny-Cooper family history, you will appreciate how rich it is and we are fortunate to have it. Part of our history is that as settlers, we benefitted from the original stewards of the land we settled on, the Kalapuya tribe, who had lived and cared for the land from time immemorial. We recognize that the Kalapuya were removed from this, their original homeland, and were taken to the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde and Siletz Indian reservations. We also give our thanks and appreciation for all tribal nations that helped us on our journey west and in settling in the Oregon Territory, specifically the Kalapuya.

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