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Is a native of Warren county, Ohio, where he was born on April 26, 1826. He was raised and educated in his native county, from which he moved in 1846, settling in Louisiana. He left New Orleans on Feb. 18, 1849, and came to California via Mexico, arriving here on June 24th of that year.  He came to Sonora on the 26th of the fol­lowing August, and at once engaged in mining, which occupation he followed for about three years. He was elected County Coroner and Public Administrator in 1877, which position he now holds He married Elizabeth Roth, and by this union has six children.

“A History of Tuolumne County, California” B.F. Alley, 1882. Pg. 376.

Submitted by: Nancy Pratt Melton