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A native of Cornwall, England, where he was born on the 9th of November, 1841, Mr. Bluett came to California in 1863, entering into the employ of the New Almaden Quicksilver Mining Company which position he held for about a year. At the expiration of that time he came to Soulsbyville, his present home, and has remained there since, being engaged principally in mining affairs. In addition to every-day matters, Mr. Bluett has taken great interest in the social and moral advancement of his fellow-beings, being concerned in the formation and conduct of the present flourishing and successful schools, temperance societies, etc., of his vicinity, his attitude throughout being that of a consistent Christian.  Marrying before his departure from England, he has three children——W. J., Anna M. (now Mrs. Chapman) and Ellen.

“A History of Tuolumne County, California” Published by B.F. Alley, 1882. Pg. 317.

Submitted by: Nancy Pratt Melton