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The subject of this account was born in Connecticut, October 11, 1821, spending his boyhood in the place of his nativity.  In the year 1844, he started South with a design of his fortunes, and after five years spent in the Slave States he came across the plains by the Fort Smith route, remaining a short time at Greenhorn Point, El Dorado County, going from thence to Mariposa County, and finally taking his abode in Tuolumne, where be has since remained. During the most of thirty-two years of his stay he has resided at Groveland, exerting himself in the development of mines, of which he now possesses several very promising ones.

“A History of Tuolumne County, California” Published by B.F. Alley, 1882. Pg. 317-318.

Submitted by: Nancy Pratt Melton