Born in Livingston county, New York, on March 3, 1821. The son of a farmer, he passed his minority upon the paternal acres, going when twenty-one to Ohio and subse­quently to Wisconsin, eventually coming to California. The date of his arrival was the Spring of 1850.  His first mining was done at Placerville, afterwards working at Mokelumne Hill. In September, 1852, he came to Tuol­umne and began mining at Table Mountain.  After six months spent there, he proceeded toAlgerine and remained until 1868, when he moved on his ranch of one hundred and sixty acres on the Sonora and Jacksonville road.  Mr. and Mrs. Twist have one child, Ennis

“A History of Tuolumne County, California” Published by B.F. Alley, 1882. Pg. 319.

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