Was born in Ellsworth, Hancock County, Maine, on September 10, 1833. He received his education in the common schools of that place. He went to Boston, and from that port sailed for California via the Isthmus of Pan­ama, landing in San Francisco on September 25, 1856. He came direct to this County, settled at Springfield and went to digging gold, following that business for ten years, when he moved on his present ranch, north from Spring­field, where he has since resided. He married Alvira J. Cushman, a native of St John’s, New Brunswick.

“A History of Tuolumne County, California” Published by B.F. Alley, 1882. Pg. 337. 

Submitted by: Nancy Pratt Melton