Veteran Jaheu Robinson, for example, made his will on three separate occasions during his
stay from 10 July 1902 to 22 May 1908. He directed on 23 January 1906 that his cousin,
George Wyman of Woodland (Cowlitz County), should receive all of his personal effects (“he has
been kind to me”), and that his dear friend, “Mistress Florence Bell Lowe” of Vancouver, should
receive all of his unused funds. Ms. Lowe was deleted by a revised writing on 22 October 1907,
then reinstated on 14 November, with Wyman deleted. Apparently personal effects did not
include a Mexican War Eagle discharge (his pension was first granted against his Mexican
service; he had lied about his age at enlistment), his pension certificate, and a replacement
certificate of service (25 November 1861 – 25 November 1864) for Company A, First Oregon
Cavalry, attesting honorable discharge for expiration of term at Fort Vancouver. Those are still
in the state archives. His name is variously misspelled Jahen, Jehu, and Jahew in the brief 16-
page record, and as Jahew on his grave stone.
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