Stoddard JohnsonSTODDARD JOHNSON, who gave the beautiful pot of ground for the erection of the Methodist Church, was born January 28, 1807 in New York state.  On January 13, 1831, he was united in marriage to Miss Patsy Waite, who was born July 5, 1806.  The family moved to Oregon in 1844.The original date on the deed to this property is July 22, 1853.  Mrs. Johnson died in 1872, while Mr. Johnson lived to November 20, 1879.

Ref. Notes, Methodist Church History, OAHS.