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Bernard Snow (1822 - 1893)

Bernard Snow (1822 - 1893) , son of Ebenezer Snow (1784 - 1867) and Polly Hayes (1788 - 1854), was born 22 January 1822 at Pomfret, Windsor County, Vermont; he died at the age of 71 on 22 February 1893...

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James Joseph Eubank MP (1826 - 1907)

James Joseph Eubank was born December 11, 1826, in Maury County, Tennessee. His sister Martha Ann was born about two years later in 1828, also in Tennessee. Sometime shortly after that, James and Marth...

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William F. Holcomb, San Bernardino Pioneer (1831 - c.1909)

William Francis "Grizzly Bill" Holcomb (1831–1909), was an American prospector and the first to discover gold in the region which became known as Holcomb Valley, near present-day Big Bear Lake, ...

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Hiram H. Marsh (1807 - 1880)

In the 1810 federal census, 91 Marshes are listed in Massachusetts.

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Commodore Stephen Decatur Rose (1818 - 1899)

Birth: Aug. 12, 1818 Graves County Kentucky, USA Death: Jan. 11, 1899 Wolf Creek (Josephine County) Josephine County Oregon, USA Parents: Randolph Rose and Rebecca Bozorth [Bozier?]. Randolph was b...

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Robert Bowles (1822 - 1852)

. Robert BOWLES was born 1822 in England. He married Elizabeth. She was born 1822 in Canada. Child of Robert BOWLES and Elizabeth is:+ 2 i. Charles E. BOWLES was born 1850 in Alexandria, Jefferso...

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James Bowles (1818 - 1894)

James Bowles , brother of Charles "Black Bart" Bowles. In late 1849, Bowles and two of his brothers, David and Charles, took part in the California Gold Rush. They began mining in the North Fork of the...

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Charles Earl "Black Bart" Boles (1829 - 1888)

"Black Bart" American Civil War Soldiers Name: Charles Boles RESIDENCE: Decatur, Illinois Enlistment Date: 13 Aug 1862 Side Served: Union State Served: Illinois Service Record: Promoted to ...

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Capt. William Dane Phelps (1802 - 1875)

William Dane Phelps Birth: Feb 14 1802 - Gloucester, Essex, MA Parents: Henry Phelps, Mary Forbes Coffin Wife: Mary Cushing, Lusanna Tucker Bryant Death: Aug 15 1875 - Magnolia, Essex, MA ...

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Horatio Gates Livermore (1807 - d.)

Lived in Boston and worked in mercantile business until 1850. Then he made the journey overland to California, settling in Georgetown, El Dorado Co.. Horatio Gates Livermore, came to California from ...

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Samuel "Sam" Brannan MP (1819 - 1889)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... Samuel Brannan (March 2, 1819 – May 14, 1889) was an American settler, businessman, and journalist, who founded the "California Star" newspaper in San Fran...

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Charles Elliott Tilton (1827 - 1901)

Charles Elliott Tilton was a very wealthy man. He was one of the famous '49ers during the California gold rush, but made his fortune in business ventures. Sources:

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Lotta Crabtree (1847 - 1924)

Charlotte Mignon Crabtree was born in 1847 in New York City to parents John Ashworth Crabtree and Mary Ann (Livesey) Crabtree. In 1851, her father left for San Francisco looking for gold, Lotta and her...

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John McWilliams, Sr., (1832 - 1924)

During the Civil War Capt. John McWilliams served for ninety days in the 8th regiment of Illinois volunteers, commanded by Col. Ogelsby. Immediately after returning home, he re-enlisted, and was with S...

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William Swain MP (1821 - 1904)

William Swain (1821–1904) A prospector whose journals and letters captured a vivid picture of the era. William Swain read about the discovery of gold in California in his hometown newspapers...

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Cornelius Vanderbilt MP (1794 - 1877)

Cornelius Vanderbilt (May 27, 1794 – January 4, 1877), also known by the sobriquet Commodore,[1] was an American entrepreneur. He built his wealth in shipping and railroads and was the patriar...

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Joshua Clark (1820 - 1906)

Mrs. Jane Charity Hamer funeral service commemoration on September 15, 1939, said the following:  She was the youngest of 13 children  (actually, Joel Jasper was, born 1854).  Wh...

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Charles V. Snelling (1827 - 1863)

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Frances Snelling (1797 - 1863)

Marriage: 20 Sep 1814, Christian Co., KY Wife: Frances BURRUS Birth: 8 Sep 1797, Louisa Co., VA Father: Roger Tandy BURRUS Mother: Cynthia MILLS

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Benjamin Snelling, Sr. MP (1791 - 1853)

Benjamin Snelling was born March 30, 1791 in Nelson County, Kentucky. He was the son of William Snelling and wife Sarah "Sally" Scott. He married Frances "Fannie" Burrus on September 20, 1814. The lice...

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William H. Howe MP (1829 - 1892)

The following is adapted from John M. Gresham, Historical and Biographical Record of Douglas County, Illinois (1900). About 1839 William Howe was entered in a subscription school for six months in Ve...

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William T. Lomax (c.1823 - 1855)

A county history says, "In this township [Lee] occurred the mob execution of William Lomax, May 14, 1855. He was hanged for the murder of Frederick Bohle, who was killed on the 7th of that month. It se...

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James M. Robertson (1826 - 1880)

Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002 about Martha Caroline Belshe Name: James M Robertson Marriage Date: 29 Nov 1849 Marriage County: Miller Spouse Name: Martha Caroline Belshe --------------...

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John M. Robertson (1822 - 1905)

Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002 about John M Robertson Name: John M Robertson Marriage Date: 8 Jun 1845 Marriage County: Miller Spouse Name: Mary Ann Belshe -------------------------...

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Madison Harvey Belshe (1811 - 1882)

Madison Harvey Belshe along with Boyd Miller and William Greenup, outfitted an expedition to California during the gold rush days. The Belshe-Miller-Greenup expedition departed for California from Locu...

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William M. Greenup (c.1818 - 1893)

William Greenup along with Madison Harvey Belshe and Boyd Miller, outfitted an expedition to California during the gold rush days. The Belshe-Miller-Greenup expedition departed for California from Locu...

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Boyd Miller (1800 - 1863)

Boyd Miller along with Madison Harvey Belshe and William Greenup, outfitted an expedition to California during the gold rush days. The Belshe-Miller-Greenup expedition departed for California from Locu...

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John Mulkey Miller (1827 - 1919)

May 2, 1850, he and his father Boyd Miller, M.H. Belshe and William Greenup fitted out an expedition and started for California, taking the overland route. This trip occupied four months. John M. Mille...

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Philip Danforth Armour (1832 - 1901)

Founder of Armour & Company. was born in Stockbridge, New York to Danforth Armour and Juliana Ann Brooks. He was one of eight children and grew up on his family's farm. Armour was mostly of Scottis...

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James McClatchy (1824 - 1883)

James McClatchy (1824–1883) was an American newspaper editor. Although he is thought of as founder of The Sacramento Bee, which grew into The McClatchy Company, James McClatchy was actually th...

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Ross McCloud (1819 - 1868)

Ross McCloud (April 16, 1819 – August 22, 1868) was a California pioneer and early settler in Northern California. While he is regarded by some as a namesake of the town of McCloud, California, ...

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Brig General Benjamin McCulloch (CSA) (1811 - 1862)

Benjamin McCulloch (November 11, 1811–March 7, 1862) was a soldier in the Texas Revolution, a Texas Ranger, a U.S. marshal, and a brigadier general in the army of the Confederate States duri...

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Joaquin Miller (1837 - 1913)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... Joaquin Miller was the pen name of the colorful American poet Cincinnatus Heine (or Hiner) Miller (September 8, 1837 – February 17, 1913), nicknamed the "P...

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Joaquin Carrillo Murrieta (c.1829 - c.1853)

Joaquin Carrillo Murrieta (sometimes spelled Murieta or Murietta) also called the Mexican or Chilean Robin Hood or the Robin Hood of El Dorado, was a semi-legendary figure in California during the Cali...

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"Emperor" Joshua Norton MP (c.1819 - 1880)

"Emperor" Norton: Norton was born in England, but scholarly works disagree as to the date and exact town of his birth. His obituary in the San Francisco Chronicle, "following the best information obtai...

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Lester Allan Pelton (1829 - 1908)

Lester Allan Pelton (September 5, 1829 – March 14, 1908) was an American inventor and is best known for developing the most efficient form of an impulse water turbine, the Pelton wheel. He is ...

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Benjamin Barnard Redding (1824 - 1882)

Benjamin Barnard Redding (January 17, 1824 – August 21, 1882) was a Canadian-born state official of California, politician and land agent with the Central Pacific Railroad. The town of Redding, ...

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Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman (USA) MP (1820 - 1891)

William Tecumseh Sherman achieved the rank of Major General during the Civil War. Afterwards the rank of Commander, Military Division of the Mississippi, 1864–1866; Commander, Military Division ...

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John Sutter of Sutter's Mill MP (1803 - 1880)

John Augustus Sutter (1803 – 1880) was a Swiss-American pioneer of California known for his association with the California Gold Rush, and for establishing Sutter's Fort in the area that would e...

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Mark Twain MP (1835 - 1910)

Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by the pen name Mark Twain, wrote grand tales about Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, and the mighty Mississippi River. He became nothing less than a national treasur...

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Gen Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo MP (1807 - 1890)

Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo (4 July 1807 – 18 January 1890) was a Californian military commander, politician, and rancher. He was born a subject of Spain, performed his military duties as an offic...

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William Waldo MP (1812 - 1881)

William Waldo (1812 – 1881) was a candidate for Governor of California in 1853. He was born in Virginia, but spent most of his life in Missouri, where he was a merchant and steamboat captain. In...

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Bela Wellman MP (1819 - 1887)

Bela Wellman (December 17, 1819 – January 31, 1887) was a California Gold Rush merchant who formed the wholesale grocery firm of Wellman, Peck and Company. Bela was the tenth of eleven childre...

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Gov. Edwin B. Winans, US Congress (1825 - 1894)

Edwin Baruch Winans (May 16, 1826–July 4, 1894) was a U.S. Representative from and the 22nd Governor of the U.S. state of Michigan. Winans was born in Avon, New York and moved with his parents...

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Leland Stanford, Governor of California MP (1824 - 1893)

Amasa Leland Stanford (March 9, 1824 – June 21, 1893) was an American tycoon, robber baron, industrialist, politician, Governor of California, and founder of Stanford University. He was one of t...

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John Wesley Hillman MP (1832 - 1915)

John Wesley Hillman (March 29, 1832 – March 19, 1915) was an American prospector during the California Gold Rush and explorer who was among the first European Americans to see Crater Lake in the...

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Snowshoe Thompson (1827 - 1876)

Snowshoe Thompson (April 30, 1827 – May 15, 1876) was a nickname for the Norwegian-American John Albert Thompson, an early resident of the Sierra Nevada of Nevada and California. He is considere...

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Charles Snowden Fairfax, 10th Lord Fairfax of Cameron MP (1829 - 1869)

Charles Snowdon Fairfax (March 8, 1829 – April 4, 1869) was an American Democratic politician of California. He was of Scottish noble descent and was himself entitled to the title as the 10th Lo...

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Elijah P. Belshe (1828 - c.1884)

Listed as a miner on the Dec 1850 Federal Census: 1850 United States Federal Census about Clyah Belsher Name: Clyah Belsher [Elijah Belshe] Age: 22 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1828 Birth Pla...

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John Charles Frémont, "The Pathfinder" (1813 - 1890)

John Charles Frémont (January 21, 1813 – July 13, 1890), was an American military officer, explorer, the first candidate of the Republican Party for the office of president of the U.S.,...

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William G. Belshe (1823 - c.1859)

Family Data Collection - Births about William G Belshe Name: William G Belshe Father: Robert Belshe Mother: Elizabeth Green Birth Date: 1823 City: Monticello County: Wayne State: KY Cou...

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George Washington Witten (1822 - 1850)

George was killed on his way to hunt for gold in California.

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Caleb "Old Trapper" Greenwood (deceased)

Caleb Greenwood (c. 1763 – c. 1850) was a Western U.S. fur trapper and trail guide. Born in Virginia, Greenwood took part in trapping expeditions organized by associates of John Jacob Astor in 1...

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John Greenwood (1827 - d.)

John Greenwood, the son of the famous mountain man, trapper and covered wagon guide, Caleb Greenwood, arrived in the area around 1849 just after the discovery of gold in nearby Coloma in 1848. The town...

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Claus Spreckels (Spreckels Sugar Company) MP (1828 - 1908)

From the book Lost Kingdom by Julia Flynn Siler: Claus Spreckels - This German immigrant to the United States was a driven entrepreneur from the mainland who, on his periodic trips to the islands, carv...

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Hinton Rowan Helper (1829 - 1909)

Abolitionist, diplomat, and lecturer, Hinton Rowan Helper was born December 27, 1829, near Mocksville, North Carolina. He was the son of Daniel J. and Sarah Brown Helper. After graduating from Mocksv...

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Levi Strauss MP (1829 - 1902)

Levi Strauss (born Löb Strauß; February 26, 1829 – September 26,1902) was a German-Jewish immigrant to the United States who founded the first company to manufacture blue jeans. Hi...

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James William Marshall MP (1810 - 1885)

James William Marshall Birth: Oct. 8, 1810 Hopewell Mercer County New Jersey, USA Death: Aug. 10, 1885 Kelsey El Dorado County California, USA Folk Figure, Gold Rush notable. James Marshall is ...

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