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Born in Nantucket, Massachusetts, on March 5, 1832.  He left the island in October, 1854, taking passage on the steamer “North Star” for the Isthmus of Panama, and arrived in San Francisco in November of that year. He came direct to Sonora, and, with the exception of six months spent in the East on a visit, he has maintained a permanent residence in Sonora, where he has been steadily engaged in the hardware trade.

“A History of Tuolumne County, California” B.F. Alley, 1882. Pg. 359.

Submitted by: Nancy Pratt Melton