Andrew Jackson Harley was born in Roseburg, Oregon. His parents part of the Oregon Trail Pioneers who reversed their course and returned from Eugene, OR to Bruneau Valley to make their home. Andrew married Margaret Black, the firt wedding in Bruneau. Their daughter was Rosalind Elizabeth Harley who married James Dunbar Pence, also of Bruneau Valley. The both the Pence Family and the Harley Family lost their homes when they were inundated as the Strike Dam was developed.They lost their family holdings and homesteads in perpetuity. Rosalind and James Pence left Burneau Valley and made their home in Buhl, ID where they raised four sons: James William, Theodore, Jerome and Dallas Thurston.