Was born in Warren County, Mississippi, on December 9, 1824. Here he was educated, evincing at an early age the striking predisposition which has led him to the study of surveying, which he has since adopted as his profession. Mr. Dart enlisted in the First Mississippi Rifles, and fought in the Mexican War for one year; then, returning home, he engaged in surveying. In 1849, he came to this State via the Isthmus, and was eight months in getting to San Fran­cisco, where he arrived October 5th of that year. He remained in San Francisco until April, 1850, when he came to Jacksonville, in this county, went to mining, and has been engaged more or less in that business up to the pres­ent writing. He was elected County Surveyor in 1874, and has held that office to the acceptance of the whole community.

“A History of Tuolumne County, California” B.F. Alley, 1882. Pg. 368.

Submitted by: Nancy Pratt Melton