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Kelley, Hall Jackson 1790-1874 Colonist; born in Northwood, N. H., Feb. 28, 1790; graduated at Middlebury College in 1813; became interested in colonizing Oregon, and influenced the Massachusetts legislature to incorporate the American Society for Encouraging the Settlement of the Oregon Territory. Later he conducted a number of settlers thither, but they were driven away by the Hudson Bay Company. He was the author of a Geographical memoir of Oregon; and A history of the settlement of Oregon and of the Interior of Upper California, and of persecutions and afflictions of forty years continuance endured by the author. He died in Palmer, Mass., Jan. 17, 1874.