Horatio Nelson Brunson

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Horatio Nelson Brunson

Also Known As: "Rasch"
Birthplace: Huntingdon, Le Haut-Saint-Laurent Regional County Municipality, QC, Canada
Death: May 12, 1913 (78)
North Highlands, Sacramento County, CA, United States
Place of Burial: Tuolumne, California, United States
Immediate Family:

Husband of Flora Adelia Brunson
Father of Charles Edward Brunson; George Henry Brunson and Nellie Georgette Bolter

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About Horatio Nelson Brunson

Recorded as written in Find A Grave Bio:

Renowned pioneer teamster and freighter on the Sonora Road and later operator of the famed "Keystone House" on the Mound Springs Road. a half - way point between Stockton and the Yosemite Valley.




From Big Old Flat Roads ;Chapter III- Feeder Roads and Forgotten Towns

  • In spite of such periodical excitements Billy Fields was in business a long time. It was ’92 when he finally died of a gunshot wound. He is buried at the west end of the pasture that parallels the tracks on the north. There is no marker and his grave is frequented mainly by tapping woodpeckers and an occasional rattlesnake. The Horatio Brunson family later acquired his land, added to Fields’ structures and operated a large freighter stop for many years.
  • Now, for over a mile Mound Springs Road runs southerly coincidentally with the new La Grange Highway. The present house of George Bolter, on this stretch, was formerly the H. N. Brunson homestead, a teamsters’ stop, and bore the sign “Travelers’ Home.” Still earlier it was known as Stevens’ Place and was operated by L. A. Stevens as a hotel in 1856. It has been enlarged but is built around the nucleus of the 100-year-old chimney and still contains much of the original furniture. The Brunsons ran the freighters’ stopping place at Keystone after Field’s death.

Link: http://www.yosemite.ca.us/library/big_oak_flat_road/feeder_roads.htm

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Horatio Nelson Brunson's Timeline

January 23, 1835
Huntingdon, Le Haut-Saint-Laurent Regional County Municipality, QC, Canada
June 4, 1866
Rawhide, California, United States
February 4, 1874
Keystone, California, United States
August 31, 1880
Keystone, California, United States
May 12, 1913
Age 78
North Highlands, Sacramento County, CA, United States
Chinese Camp Cemetery, Tuolumne, California, United States