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The subject of this sketch was born in South Hero, Grand Isle County, Vermont, December 28, 1832. He was prepared for College at the Castleton Academy, and grew up to manhood among the green hills of that noble little State. In 1852 he embarked on the ship “Race Hound,” which coming round the Horn, brought him in safety to the El Dorado, then so prominent in the world’s eyes. Going to Long’s Bar on Yuba River, he made his initial experiments in mining. A few months later he was settled at Montezuma, there to wield the miner’s pick and shovel for the next five years. Bidding farewell then to mining, he entered his present occupation, medicine, with constant success, being now, as for many years past, one of the ablest practitioners in all the adjacent country; his services being sought far and near. The gentleman’s tal­ents have also commanded respect in other directions, not­ably politics. Elected State Senator, he has twice repre­sented the county in that capacity, and in the Senate, as well as in the late Constitutional Convention, his abilities and his principles have alike commended him to the admi­ration and confidence of his constituents.

Married in Stockton to Mrs. S. F. Graves, the couple have two children, Misses Alice and Lily.

“A History of Tuolumne County, California” Pub’d by B.F. Alley, 1882. Pg. 339-340. 

Submitted by: Nancy Pratt Melton