Capt. Joseph Libbey Folsom

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Joseph Libbey Folsom

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Birthplace: Meredith, Belknap County, New Hampshire, United States
Death: July 19, 1855 (39)
Fremont, Alameda County, California, United States
Place of Burial: Colma, San Mateo County, California, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Abraham Folsom and Mary Folsom
Brother of Sally T. Folsom; George C. Folsom; Decatur A. Folsom; Charles P. Folsom and Frank C. Folsom

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About Capt. Joseph Libbey Folsom

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Libbey_Folsom

Explorer, Businessman, City Founder. Surveyor of early San Franciso, first Collector of the Port of San Francisco under American rule from 1847 to 1849. Founder of Folsom, California, originally named Granite City. Many California icons are named after him, including Folsom St, Folsom Prison, and Folsom Lake. Although he was popular with women, he was never married and had no children. He died suddenly while visiting friends at Mission San Jose.

Capt. Joseph Folsom was originally buried at Laurel Hill Cemetery in San Francisco. All those buried there were later moved to Cypress Lawn, Colma, CA. At some point the tombstone for Capt. Folsom ended up in Santa Clara, CA in a field of weeds, almost unreadable. After the efforts of several individuals, the tombstone (or at least a portion of it) was taken to the Folsom History Museum at 823 Sutter Street in Folsom, CA where it is installed in a nice little niche dedicated to Capt. Joseph Libbey Folsom.

(His parents were Abraham Folsom and Mary Libbey.)

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Capt. Joseph Libbey Folsom's Timeline

1816
May 19, 1816
Meredith, Belknap County, New Hampshire, United States
1855
July 19, 1855
Age 39
Fremont, Alameda County, California, United States
July 19, 1855
Age 39
Colma, San Mateo County, California, United States