California Genealogy and History Archives
Pioneer Register of California
(From the History of California, Vol. II.-V.)
Pioneer Register and Index 1542—1848
|Nachborn (Benj.), 1847, married at S. Jos‚ to a Sra Mojica. Nactr‚ (Eugenio), neoph. elector of S. Antonia '26-7. ii. 622; iii. 33. Nadal, 1845, from Hon. on the Fama. N. (Jos‚), 1825, Span. who came on the Aquiles, apparently sent away in '30. iii. 51-2. Nagle (Ferdinand), 1847, Co. C, N.Y. Vol. (v. 499). N. (Patrick), 1847, Co. F, 3d U.S. artill. (v. 518). Naglee (Henry Morris), 1847, capt. Co. D, N.Y. Vol. v. 504, 564, 666, 672. A nat. of Pa, gradnate of West Point, and lieut 5th U.S. infantry. After being mustered out he became a banker at S.F.; in the war of '61-5 he served as lieut-col of the regular army, and brig.- gen. of volunteers; but returned to Cal. and settled at S. Jos‚, where he is well known down to '85 as a man of wealth and manufacturer of brandy. His wife was a daughter of Maj. Ringgold, U.S.A.
Naile (Conrad), 1847, Co. A, Morm. Bat. (v. 469); re‚nl. N. (Henry), 1836, Amer. trapper from N. Mex., named in a Los Ang. list of the year. iv. 117-18; but soon coming north to join Graham at his distillery. From '38 his name appears in Larkin's accounts and other Mont. records; in '39 with Graham he had a plan to raise a party and cross the mts eastward, which unfortunately failed; and in '40 he was seriously wounded in resisting arrest, and for this reason was not one of the exiles. iv. 14, 17, 18-22. From that time he lived in the Sta Cruz region as a lumberman, being interested with Graham in a saw-mill; in '42 signed an appeal to the U. S. for indemnity; was naturalized in '44; at Branciforte '45, age 36 and single; and in April '46 was killed by James Williams, who had rented his mill, in a quarrel about the contract. v. 641-2. Nalle, 1841, purser on the U.S. Yorktown. Nanhozen (Jerome), 1836, named in Larkin's books.
Narciso, Ind. chief in Sac. Val. '40. iv. 137. Narrimore (Mrs Mercy), 1846, of the Mormon colony with her son Edwin. She went back to Hon. on the D. Quixote, but returned, and was owner of a S.F. lot in '47. v. 546, 549. Narvaez, 1791, com. of the Horcasitas. i. 493. N. (Agustin), alcalde at S. Jos‚ '21, and regidor '27. ii. 604-5; in '41 age 63, wife Josefa Higuera, child. Antonio b. '31, Lugarda '26, Mar¡a Guad. '28, Teresa '30, Mar¡a D. '33. N. (Blas), soldier of the S.F. comp. '39-43; at S. Mateo '35. iv. 667. N. (Joaquin), at S. Jos‚ '41, age 36, wife Mar¡a Ant. Sep£lveda, child. Salvador b. '28, Guadalupe '30, Pilar '31, Mar¡a de los Ang. '33, Jos‚ de la Luz '34, Francisco '35, Lugardo '37. N. (Jos‚ Agustin), settler at Branciforte 1797-8. i. 569, 571; grantee of S. Juan B., Mont., '44. iv. 655; perhaps same as Agustin above. N. (Jos‚ Mar¡a), 1808, com. of the Princesa. ii. 87; in '27 com. of the S. Corlos. ii. 456, 458, 470, 474. N. (Miguel), 1822, alf‚rez on the S. [p.260]C ii. 458. N. (Miguel), in S. Jos‚ dist., age 30, wife Raimunda Buelna, child Agustin; at the S. Juan B. rancho '55. N. (Pedro), Mex. naval lieut unattached; capt. of the port Mont. '39-44. iii. 672, 676; iv. 97, 307, 339, 357, 408, 431, 653; in '44 grantee of Paso de Robles. iv. 655; in '45 mil. com. at Mont. iv. 652; in '46 served under Castro and was a memb. of the 1st jury. v. 12, 34, 41, 232, 289, I have no later reXXXord of him.
Nash, 1846, mr of the America. v. 576. N. (Mrs), 1846, efforts to organize a school for her at N. Helv. in Jan. N. (John H.), 1845, Amer. lawyer and overl. immig. in the Hastings party. iv. 586-7. Nothing is definitely recorded of him from the time he left N. Helv. for S.F. in Jan. '46 to Oct., when he went to Sonoma with Bryant, but he perhaps took some part in the revolt. In Dec. he was made alcalde at Sonoma, being an illiterate, wellmeaning old man, who called himself 'chief justice,' and attached great importance to his office. In June '47 he refused to give up the office to Boggs, who was appointed to succeed him, whereupon Lieut Sherman was sent to arrest the recalcitrant alcalde and carry him a prisoner to Mont., where he soon became penitent. v. 608-10, 667-9. With Grigsby and Ide, Nash signed, in May '47, a Hist. of the Bear Flag Revolt, having been in Sept. '46 sec. of a meeting of ex-Bears. v. 189, 298. In April '48 he visited the mines as a committee of investigation to report for the benefit of Sonoma residents; and later in the year he returned to Mormon Isl., where he died the same winter. N. (Wm H.), 1846, overl. immig. who settled with his family in Napa Val.; in '49 is said to have built the 1st school-house there; and still lived at St Helena in '69.
Navarrete (Bernardo), 1833, Mex. lieut, attached to Mont. comp.; went to Mex. on the downfall of Gutierrez in '36. iii. 467, 240, 442, 463-6, 671. N. (Jos‚ Antonio), 1819, Mex. capt. of the S. Blas infantry comp. in Cal. '19-22, and in '20 com. of the post at Mont. ii. 607-8, 252, 254-5, 265, 379, 422, 451, 461, 463, 609, 675. N. (Ramon), soldier of the S.F. comp. '21-3; at Mont. '26. ii. 612. Navarro (Jos‚ Ant.), mestizo settler of Los Ang. 1786-1800. i. 345, 348-9, 484, 640. N. (Guillermo), alf‚rez in '39. iii. 583; at Sta B. earlier, wife Dionisia Dominguez, 4 child.; at Los Ang. '46. N. (Teodoro), soldier of the S.F. comp. '28-34; at Los Ang. '46. Nay (Jos‚), 1832, got a passp. at Los Ang. Nazario, Ind. cook at S. Diego. ii. 345.
Neail (John), 1847, owner of lot at S.F. Neal, 1848, miner at Adams' Bar. N. (John), 1845, at Sutter's Fort often in '45-7, several times arriving from the bay and Sonoma with reports of impending hostilities by the Californians. iv. 578, 587; v. 128, 170. As he came from Sonoma June 20th, he may have been one of the original Bears. He was an Irish sailor, a rough character, who lived in Colusa Co. till about '56, when-or earlier, as Bidwell thinks-he killed a man in some dispute about a dog or a mining claim, and cscaped from the country. N. (John C.), 1841, otter-hunter at Sta B. not locally famous for paying his debts. N. (Joshua A.), 1847, nat. of N. H. who came as a sailor; was a clerk at S.F. '48; went to the mines '49. A resid. of Alameda Co. '50-78, marrying a Bernal and living at Pleasanton.
Neal (Samuel), 1844, nat. of Pa-or of Holstein in one original record-and one of Fr‚mont's men; discharged at his own request early in '44. iv. 437, 439, 453, 229. He was employed by Sutter as a blacksmith; was naturalized in Nov.; and in Dec., in return for services in the Micheltorena campaign, got a land grant on Butte Creek, Butte. iv. 671. In his application he claimed to have been a resid. since '42; and indeed Yates claims to have seen him in '42-3. He still worked much of the time at his trade, aiding Fr‚mont in the autumn of '45. In '46 he guided Gillespie up the Sac. Val. to overtake Fr‚mont, and took part in the following troubles, though there is some confusion between him and John N. in the records. v. 24, 101, 104, 107. After the war he engaged in stock-raising, acquiring some local fame for his fine animals. He never married, and died at his Butte Creek home in '59, leaving his property to brothers whom he had not seen for 20 years. N. (Wm W.), 1847, on the roll of the Soc. Cal. Pion. as having come in Jan. '49; but he states that he was at S.F. on a whaler in '47; in later years a well-known pilot [p.261]of S.F., still living in '85 with a family. Neale (D.), 1848, passp. from Hon. Nease (Peter), 1847, with Capt. Hunt of the Morm. Bat. (v. 469), accomp. by his wife. N. (Sam.), 1847, Co. F, 3d U.S. artill. (v. 518).
Ned, 1830, doubtful name, at S. Jos‚ and Mont. '30-4. Neddles (John), 1831, steward on the Catalina. Nee (Luis), 1789, apothecary in Malaspina's exped. i. 490. Neeb (John), 1847, Co. K, N. Y. Vol. (v. 499); d. Sonoma '74. Needles (Wm H.), 1847, purser's clerk on the Columbus. Negrete, see 'Castillo Negrete.' Neiderer, 1847, Co. K, N. Y. Vol. (v. 499); doubtful name, not in Clark's last list; at S.F. '71-4. Neif (Joseph Ant.), 1839, German sailor, age 26, captured (?) by Cooper, released by Vallejo, and employed by Leese at S.F. '40; known as Hen. Richer. Neill (Wm M.) 1834, mr of the Llama. iii. 383; perhaps 'O'Neill.' Neilson (Thos), 1826, asst surgeon with Beechey. iii. 121. Neiman (Hendrick), 1847, Co. D, N. Y. Vol. (v. 499). Neligh (Robert B.), 1847, member of the S. Jos‚ council. v. 664; agent for Com. Stockton in the mines '48; claimant in '52 for rancho in Mont. dist. v. 637. Nelson (Chas), 1847, at Hon. from S. F. on the Francisca. Nemesio (Santiago), grantee of Capay '46. v. 675; perhaps an Ind. named Nemesis. Neri (Gregorio), soldier in the Hidalgo comp. at Mont. '36, age 27. Nero (Joseph), 1847, at Sutter's Fort; prob. 'Verrot,' q.v. Ness (Elijah), 1837, Fr. lumberman in the Sta Cruz region '37-43; said to have aided in the arrest of foreigners '40. iv. 118, 22.
Neve (Felipe de), 1777, Span. major of cavalry who was gov. of the Californias, residing at Loreto from March 4, '75, and-having been promoted to colonel-at Mont. from Feb. 3, '77, to Sept. 10, '82. He became later brigadier, inspector-general, and comandante-general of Provincias Internas, dying in '84. He was one of California's ablest rulers. Biog. i. 237-8, 363, 446-8, 487; his rule in Cal., including his reglamento, or system of govt, his founding of the pueblos, and his controversies with the missionaries, i. 306-83 passim; ment. i. 296, 389, 393, 405, 608. Gov. Neve had no family. Nevill (Joseph M.), 1848, owner of S.F. lots.
Newell, 1836, named in Larkin's accounts. N., 1848, mr of the Honolulu and Humboldt. N., 1848, of firm N., Brady, & Gilbert, lumberman at Mont. N. (Chester), 1847, chaplain of the U.S. Independence. v. 657. Newitt (Sam.), 1847, Co. D, N.Y. Vol. (v. 499). Newman (James), 1847, ditto. N. (John), 1847, Co. H, ditto. N. (Wm), 1834, Engl. servant of Wolters at Mont. Newmayer (Godfrey), 1846, Co. C, 1st U. S. dragoons. v. 336. Newson (J. M.), 1848, overl. immig.; memb. of the legislature from Stanislaus '68. Newton, 1846, overl. immig. of Bryant's party with wife; killed by Ind. on the way. N. (J. W.), chaplain on the U.S. Columbus. N. (Thomas), 1848, Swiss sailor on the Isaac Walton; real name Sjoberg.
Nicholas, 1842, com. of the U.S. Yorktown. iv. 313, 570. Nicholaus (A.), 1848, passp. from Hon. Nichols, 1841, of the Walker party with Emmons of U.S. ex. ex. from Or. iv. 270. N. (Joseph), 1846, of the Mormon colony, with wife Jerusha and child, one child having died at sea. v. 546. He left the church, and in later years lived in Alameda Co. to '82. Mrs N. died in the faith. N. (J. M.), 1845, came on a whaler. iv. 587; saloon-keeper at Napa '52-71. Napa Register. N. (P.), 1848, passp. from Hon. Nicholson (J. W.), 1847, mid. on the U.S. Lexington. Nichton (Patrick), 1847, Co. F, 3d U.S. artill. (v. 518). Nickerson (Thomas), 1847, Co. I, N.Y. Vol. (v. 499).
Nidever (Geo.), 1833, nat. of Tenn., from '20 a hunter in the west, making trips to the Rocky Mts and N. Mex. till '33, when he came over the Sierra with Walker's party and remained in Cal. iii. 391, 394, 459. Here he continued his hunter's life, taking otter in all parts of the coast under Capt. Dana's license to '37, and later with one of his own. Occasionally named in the records from '36, his home being at Sta B.; making frequent raids on the grizzly bears and killing at least 200; naturalized in '37, and also serving for a time with Graham's riflemen. iii. 493; having some conflicts with Ind. iv. 90; and escaping arrest in '40. iv. 24. In '41 he married Sinforosa Sanchez, having bought some land of Joseph Chapman; in '45 refused to join Micheltorena's foreign company; but in '46, having been arrested by the Californians, [p.262]v. 317, he served under Stockton in the final campaigns; had some success in mining '48-9; piloted the U.S. coast survey craft in a survey of the Sta B. islands '50; in '53 rescued the famous old Ind. woman of S. NicolIsl.; and about the same time bought an interest in S. Miguel Isl., where he raised stock for 17 years, and though wellnigh ruined by the drought of '63-4, sold out in '70 for $10,000. In '78 residing at Sta B. at the age of 76 with his wife and daughter, a man of excellent repute, he gave me a long and most valuable narrative of his Life and Adventures. A bit of paper into which the old man at that time put 3 rifle-balls within the space of a square inch at 60 yards forms an appropriate frontispiece of the volume. H. died in '83. A brother John, who died at Sta B. in '73, is sometimes said to have come with Geo. iii. 391; but I think he came after '48. Another brother, Mark, was killed by the Ind. before reaching Cal.
Niebla (Ramon), a hatter at Los Ang. '39, age 47. Nief, see 'Neif.' Nieto (Antonio), 1830, Mex. alf‚rez who com. a squad of soldiers guarding a party of convicts. iii. 49, 142; prob. not in Cal. '25, as stated in iii. 15. N. (Antonio Mar¡a), son of Manuel, owner of Sta Gertrudis, claimed to have been regranted in '34 to his widow Josefa Cota. iv. 635. N. (Diego), at Los Ang. '46. N. (Juan Jos‚), son of Manuel, b. 1781; mentioned in '11-20. ii. 418; part owner of Los Nietos rancho, Sta Gertrudis, Alamitos, Coyotes, etc., regranted to him '34. ii. 565; iii. 633, 644. N. (Manuel), grantee of Los Nietos rancho 1784; ment. 1801-16; Las Bolsas and Sta Gertrudis regranted to his widow, Catarina Ruiz, '34. i. 609, 612, 662; ii. 111, 185, 348, 353, 663; iii. 633-4. N. (Manuela), grantee of Los Cerritos '34. iii. 633. Nightengell (G. R.), 1875, overl. immig. perhaps of the Grigsby-Ide party. iv. 578-9, 587; at Carson, Nev., '68. Nikoforof, 1815, sup. of the Lady. ii. 307. Niles (John), 1847, doubtful name of a settler at Benicia. Ninian (Wm), 1834, English clerk at Mont., age 30. Ni¤o (Alejo), first man buried at Mont. 1770. i. 175. Nisbitt (Thomas), 1847, Co. G, N. Y. vol. (v. 499); in '82 at Scott river, Siskiyou Co. Nixon, 1823, mr of the Hebe. ii. 492.
Nobili (John), 1848, Ital. Jesuit who came to the Or. missions in '42 and to Cal. apparently in '48. He was the founder of Sta Clara college in '51, a very able man and popular teacher, who died in '55. Noble (John E.), 1847, sergt Co. F, 3d U. S. artill. v. 519. Noboa (Diego), 1783, Span. friar who served at Sta Clara and left Cal. in '94. Biog. i. 722-3; ment. i. 379, 390, 422, 457, 476, 576. Nocedal (Jos‚), 1775, Franciscan chaplain on a Span. ship, visiting the coast several times in '75-8. i. 240, 287, 292, 296, 300, 328. No‚ (Jos‚ de Jesus), 1834, Mex. who came in the H. and P. colony; iii. 263; and settled at S. F., obtaining a grant of Camaritos in '40, and of S. Miguel in '45. iii. 711; iv. 673. In '42 age 37, wife Guadalupe Gardano, child. Miguel b. '33, Dolores '36, Esperidion (?) '38, Concepcion '40; juez de paz '42-3. iv. 165-6; owner of a town lot '43. v. 669, 682; alf. of militia '44. iv. 667; alcalde and juez '46. v. 295, 648. He lived at the mission in '55, and his son Miguel still lives in S. F. '85. N. (Miguel), 1844, Amer. who received naturalization papers; perhaps Michael Noah (?). N. (Nicol1812, com. of the Flora '12-13. ii. 202-3, 268-70, 353. Noel (Luis), 1848, laborer at Mont. Noler (Christian), 1847, Co. B, Morm. Bat. (v. 469). Norden (Stephen), 1844, Amer. age 25 at S. F.
Nordhoff (Charles), 1847, nat. of Prussia, educated in Cincinnati, a printer by trade, who in '47 was a sailor-boy on the U. S. Columbus, and for a time commander's clerk on the Warren. He left the sea in '53, and has since been a prominent newspaper man and author of a dozen books of acknowledged merit. He revisited Cal. several times in '71 and later years; and among his works are California for Health, Pleasure, and Residence, and Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich Islands. In '85 he has been for some years editorially connected with the N. Y. Herald. Noriega (Francisco), 1842, Mex. capt. of the batallon fijo '42-5; a hard case. iv. 289, 357, 364, 633. His marriage with Francisca Sep£lveda was prevented by the woman's friends, and he married a Soberanes whom he afterwards abandoned. N. (Jos‚), 1834, Span, sup. of the vessel bringing the H. and P. colony. iii. 263. In '35 [p.263]depositario at S. Jos‚. iii. 730; in 35 grantee of Los M‚danos, Contra Costa, and later of Quito, and half-owner of Los Pozitos. iii. 712; iv. 672-3; alcalde of S. Jos‚ '39. iii. 731; in '41 age 49, wife Manuela Fernaudez, child Manuel. In '46 he was with Arce when his horses were taken, and on visiting N. Helv. a little later was thrown into prison with Vallejo and the rest, for which the Span. consul tried later to obtain redress. v. 106, 108, 124, 128, 615. After his release he was member of the S. Jos‚ council. v. 664; and in '60 he still lived at S. Jos‚. N. (Mar¡a Ramona), wife of Pedro Amador, d. 1801. ii. 585. N. (Matias Antonio de Sta Catarina), 1779, Span. friar who served at S. F. and S. Cretiring in '89. He was perhaps guardian of S. Fern. college later. Biog. i. 469; ment. i. 329, 351, 388, 392, 460, 404, 411, 433, 442. N., see 'Guerra y Noriega.' Norman (F.), 1848, passp. from Hon. N. (J), 1848, at Hon. from Mont. on the Laura Ann.
Norris, 1818, negro of Bouchard's force, captured; became a cook at S. Juan Cap. ii. 230, 248, 393. N. (Anderson), 1843, negro deserter from the Cyane; killed by the Californians. iv. 400, 565. N. (David), 1844, corp. Co. C, N. Y. Vol. (v. 449); printer and amateur actor, for many years foreman in the S. F. Bulletin; from '77 at Centreville, Alameda Co., where he died in '84 at the age of 61; a nat. of N.Y. N. (Jacob W.), 1847, Co. D, N.Y. Vol. (v. 499); at Newark, N. J., '74-82; sergt of police. N. (J. Parker), 1846, com. Stockton's sec., sent East with despatches Sept.; returned on the Preble '47. N. (John S.), 1847, lieut Co. K, N.Y. Vol. v. 504; judge of election '48. v. 652; d. in Central America '56. N. (Leo), 1846, nat. of Ky and overl. immig. with his family; at S. Jos‚ '47-50; and in S. Ramon Val., Contra Costa, from that date to '82, being claimant for the rancho. iii. 713. His wife, Jane Kizzie, died in '55, and there were 5 surviving children in '82. Three daughters became Mrs Lynch, Mrs Perkins, and Mrs Llewelling. N. (Samuel), 1845 (?), trader at N. Helv. and at S.F., of firm Shelly & N. 1847-8, and seems to have come a few years earlier by sea. iv. 587. He was of German or Danish birth. A miner on the Yuba in '48; in '52 claimant for the rancho del Paso. iv. 672. From about '57 he led a wandering life in many parts of the world, though frequently making his appearance at S.F., an intelligent, mildly eccentric man in easy circumstances. Meanwhile the rancho had passed into the hands of Haggin & Tevis; and in '84 Norris began suit against them for the property, claiming that in '57-83, from the effects of a blow on the head, he was not in his right mind, or capable of comprehending the process by which the ranch had passed from his ownership. N. (Wm H.), 1846, son of Leo, and a resident of Contra Costa to '82; married Margaret Nash in '60.
Northgrave (Wm), 1845, Engl. immig. from Or. in the McMahon-Clyman party. v. 572, 587. Served in the Cal. Bat., Co. B, artill. (v. 358); in '47 burned charcoal for Sutter; in '48 mined with Bidwell on Feather River; living near Chico in '84. Northman (Chas), 1847, Co. G, N.Y. Vol. (v. 499). Northrop (Sam.), 1814, mr of the Pedler. ii. 305. Norton, 1841, mr of the Ninfa. iv. 567. N., 1836, mr of a whaler. iv. 104. N. (Joshua A.) 1848, Engl. jew who came from S. Amer. and was for some years a prosperous speculator and trader. Business reverses affected his mind, and as 'Emperor' Norton he became a well-known 'crank' in S.F., where he died in '80. N. Clement), 1845, mr of the Gustave. iv. 566. N. (C. B.), 1848, passp. from Hon. N. (Chas C.), 1847, Co. F, 3d U. S. artill. (v. 518). N. (Edward), 1848, overl. immig. with Allsopp. N. (Martin), 1847, Co. H, N.Y. Vol. (v. 499); d. Napa '68. N. (Myron), 1848, lieut Co. C, N.Y. Vol., appointed to fill a vacancy, and not coming with the regiment, but on the Huntress in Oct. '48. He was a lawyer, prominent in organizing civil govt at S.F., being justice of the peace and lieut of the City Guards; an active member of the constit. convention of '49; judge of the superior court '51; member of the Los Ang. council '52; county judge from '53, and in '55 and '65 candidate for the supreme court. He died between '67 and '71. N. (Thos A.), 1836, a Honolulu trader, signer of a memorial at Mont. iv. 118, 141; in '43-4 mr of the Chas M. Morgan. iv. 564. Norvell (Chester), 1847, chaplain on the U. S. Independence. N., 1848, of N. & Co. at Mont.
Noswill (John), 1846, doubtful name of Fauntleroy's dragoons (v. 232, 347). Nott, 1848, mr of the Sweden. v. 580. Novales (Manuel), 1789, lient in Malaspina's exped. i. 490. Nowell, 1848, at Mont.; perhaps 'Norvell.' Nowler (Christian), 1847, of Morm. Bat. (v. 469); re‚nl. Nowlin (Jabez), 1847, Co. C, ditto. Noyes (Michael S.), 1847, Co. A, N.Y. Vol. (v. 499); at Eureka, Nev. '82.
Nuez (Joaquin Pascual), 1812, Span. friar who served at S. Fern. and S. Gabriel, where he died in '21. Biog. ii. 567; ment. ii. 334, 336-7, 355, 357, 394, 655. Nu¤ez, sergt appointed to Cal. '32. iii. 236. N. (Jos‚ Antonio), 1833, Fr. sailor who came on the Gelvichis (Helvetius?), and died before Dec. '34. N. (Sebastian), grantee in '44 of Orestimba, for which he was claimant in '52. Nuttall (Thomas), 1836, Engl. botanist who visited Cal. iv. 142. N. (Wm H.), 1846, overl. immig. of Bryant's party. v. 528; Cal. claim $63 (v. 462); owner of S.F. lots '47; clerk for McDougall at Sac. '48. Nutter (Geo. W.), 1845, nat. of N.Y. who visited Cal. on a whaler from Hon. iv. 587; returned later and lived at Sta Cruz in '69. N. (Noah), 1848, passp. from Hon. Nutt¡ng (Lucy), 1846, one of the Mormon colony. v. 546; owner of S.F. lot '47; in '84 Mrs Ferguson at Lehi, Utah. Nuttman (James E.), 1847, Co. B, N.Y. Vol. (v. 499); owner of S.F. lot; later chief of fire dept in S.F. and Stockton; at S.F. '71; Newark, N.J., 74; New York '82-3.
Nye (Gorham H.), 1830 (?), nat. of Mass., who may have visited the coast in '30 as he testified in '68. iii. 180; Peirce says he came to the Isl. from Plymouth in '31; newspapers give a variety of dates; and the 1st definite record is that he was mr of the Loriot in '33-5. iii. 383, 381. As mr of the Bolivar trading from Hon. and of the Fama and Leonidas he visited Cal. each year in '35-47. iv. 101, 104, 563, 578. He came on the Guipuzcoana in '47, and perhaps remained, as he is said to have made and lost a fortune at S.F., and to have gone East in '53. According to the Calistoga Tribune of July 6, '71, Capt. N. had lived many years at Sta Cruz, also spending two years at the Sandwich Isl., where a rich Chinese sugar-planter offered him a home, on account of the captain's kindness to him as steward in old times. Acc. to the S. J. Pioneer of Nov. 16, '78, he lived from '71 with Chas Krug at St Helena, where he died in '78 at the age of 76. N. (Michael C.), 1841, overl. immig. of the Bartleson party, iv. 266, 270, 275, 279, who was naturalized in '44 and got a grant of the Willy rancho on the Yuba, doubtless for services in the Micheltorena campaign. iv. 674, 486. He is often named in the N. Helv. Diary '45-8, having also a Cal. claim (v. 462); is said to have entered Cordua's service in '46; in June '47 married Mrs Harriet Pike of the Donner party. N. was a resid. of Marysville in '58, but later went to Or., where his wife died in '70, and where he still lived in '79.