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Born in Broome county, New York, in November, 1827, he there passed his earlier years, leaving his native State for the Pacific Slope in 1851. First mining for two years at Rough and Ready, he then returned to the East, where he exchanged his state of single-blessedness for that of a Benedict. Returning to California in 1855, he engaged in mining and teaching school as occasion required, and served one term as Superintendent of Common Schools for Tuolumne county. In 1865, he moved on his ranch on Blanket Creek, where he has resided ever since. Mr. Pease’s children, seven in number, are Philip M., Ella L., Alice, Alfred, Henry, Edward and Grace.

“A History of Tuolumne County, California” Published by B.F. Alley, 1882. Pg. 330. 

Submitted by: Nancy Pratt Melton