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Born in Boone County, Missouri, on the 24th of March, 1845, he there resided until in his twentieth year, when he performed the adventurous trip ‘‘Across the Plains,’’ with a mule team, arriving on this side of the Sierra in the Fall of 1864. Sheep-raising in Stanislaus County, and after­wards stock-raising and farming in Merced County, for a while engrossed his attention, until in 1879 he built a sta­tion on the Sonora and Mono Road, about eight miles from the summit, known by his name. This establishment he has continued to manage up to the present time; in addi­tion to which, the hotel at Confidence, of which he is pro­prietor, receives a part of his attention. Married at Center Mill, in 1873, to Miss Mary E. Carter, he has by her two children, Cora M., and John.

“A History of Tuolumne County, California” Published by B.F. Alley, 1882. Pg 323 .

Submitted by: Nancy Pratt Melton