[or-roots] Cattle Brands
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Cuprum4445 at aol.com
Fri Aug 22 19:21:42 PDT 2008
Oregon Brands Recorded January 2, 1941 to April, 1942, Page 218:
Space # 15 (HELP! I don't know how to read this brand, but it looks like a
large backwards letter "C" with a horizontal line through it, so that it
looks almost like an "E".
F. W. & C. D. Chapman; Cottage Grove, Lane Co. (Right) R. face Sheep &
There is a vertical notch in the left ear & 2 "V" notches at the top of the
You know, that backwards "C" makes sense for a Chapman name. I don't know
how to "read" brands though. I'm not in law enforcement, but I don't know why
your ear marks wasn't proof those were your goats! It should have been.
Hey! My late father-in-law would be proud of me for helping you folks! He
really enjoyed his job and visiting with folks and he loved livestock! He
didn't like the book work though. I enjoy looking at the little red book
because I recognize lots of names from different places we have lived in Oregon.
Who would have thought this book would have come in handy to help people with
genealogy? I copied pages from the brand registration book in La Grande for
our family members, and this made a fun, attractive page for our books. You
might try checking to see if the Lane County courthouse has such a book too.
In a message dated 8/22/2008 7:36:51 P.M. Mountain Daylight Time,
reedsportchapmans at verizon.net writes:
I haven't been paying a lot of attention to the cattle brand thread because
I didn't think it would be of more than passing interest to me, but it just
occurred to me that you might have a brand registered for either or both
Francis Marion Chapman or Clare Decker Chapman in Lane county sometime between
1914 or so and when the book was published, though I can't swear we had a brand,
I know when the goats were being rustled we had no "proof" of ownership,
even when we caught the rustlers red handed with a truck load of our goats the
fact they had our ear marks wasn't "proof."
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