Mary Murphy1

F, b. 3 March 1866
FatherPatrick Murphy2 b. Dec 1831, d. 27 Nov 1911
MotherAnn (Cullerton) Murphy1
Last Edited9 Jun 2015
     Mary Murphy was born on 3 March 1866 at Tuolumne Co., California.2 She was the daughter of Patrick Murphy and Ann (Cullerton) Murphy.2,1

Citations

  1. [S44] Unknown volume, St. Patrick's Baptisms, Sonora: Mary, daughter of Patrick Murphy and All Cullerton, born 3 Mar 1866, Baptized 13 Apr 1866 Big Oak Flat pg 82 A, Tuolumne County Genealogical Society.
  2. [S44] Unknown volume, St. Patrick's Baptisms, Sonora: Mary, daughter of Patrick Murphy and Ann Cullerton, born 3 Mar 1866, Baptized 13 Apr 1866 Big Oak Flat pg 82 A, Tuolumne County Genealogical Society.

Peter Murphy1

M, b. 25 August 1862
FatherPatrick Murphy1 b. Dec 1831, d. 27 Nov 1911
MotherAnn (Cullerton) Murphy1
Last Edited31 Aug 2014
     Peter Murphy was born on 25 August 1862 at Tuolumne Co., California.1 He was the son of Patrick Murphy and Ann (Cullerton) Murphy.1

Citations

  1. [S44] Unknown volume, St. Patrick's Baptisms, Sonora: Peter, son of Patrick Murphy and Ann Cullerton, bornborn 25 Aug 1862, baptized 07 Sep 1862 Big Oak Flat pg 30 A, Tuolumne County Genealogical Society.

Patrick Murphy1

M, b. 21 September 1860
FatherPatrick Murphy1 b. Dec 1831, d. 27 Nov 1911
MotherAnn (Cullerton) Murphy1
Last Edited31 Aug 2014
     Patrick Murphy was born on 21 September 1860 at Tuolumne Co., California.1 He was the son of Patrick Murphy and Ann (Cullerton) Murphy.1

Citations

  1. [S44] Unknown volume, St. Patrick's Baptisms, Sonora: Patrick, son of Patrick Murphy and Ann Cullerton, born 21 Sep 1860, baptized 21 Oct 1860 place not given, pg 2 A, Tuolumne County Genealogical Society.

John Bender1

M, b. circa 1825
Last Edited31 Aug 2014
     John Bender was born circa 1825 at Bavaria; Census index shows born Bavaria/Bayern.1

Citations

  1. [S2502] 1870 US Census, Tuolumne Co., California, population schedule, Twp 4, Sheet 393-A (page nnn stamped), Dwelling, HOusehold, PATK MURPHY, age 38; Ann Murphy, age 36; S G MURPHY, age 10; P S MURPHY age 8; JANE MURPHY age 6; MARY MURPHY age 4; JOHN BENDER, age 36; HENRY GRAENWOHL, age 39; LOUIS CASTA, age 38.

Henry Graenwohl1

M, b. circa 1821
Last Edited31 Aug 2014
     Henry Graenwohl was born circa 1821 at Baden, Germany.1

Citations

  1. [S2502] 1870 US Census, Tuolumne Co., California, population schedule, Twp 4, Sheet 393-A (page nnn stamped), Dwelling, HOusehold, PATK MURPHY, age 38; Ann Murphy, age 36; S G MURPHY, age 10; P S MURPHY age 8; JANE MURPHY age 6; MARY MURPHY age 4; JOHN BENDER, age 36; HENRY GRAENWOHL, age 39; LOUIS CASTA, age 38.

Louis Casta1

M, b. circa 1832
Last Edited31 Aug 2014
     Louis Casta was born circa 1832 at Italy.1

Citations

  1. [S2502] 1870 US Census, Tuolumne Co., California, population schedule, Twp 4, Sheet 393-A (page nnn stamped), Dwelling, HOusehold, PATK MURPHY, age 38; Ann Murphy, age 36; S G MURPHY, age 10; P S MURPHY age 8; JANE MURPHY age 6; MARY MURPHY age 4; JOHN BENDER, age 36; HENRY GRAENWOHL, age 39; LOUIS CASTA, age 38.

George C Pratt1

M, b. circa 1856, d. June 1904
Last Edited10 Apr 2015
     George C Pratt was born circa 1856 at Groveland, Tuolumne Co., CA.2 He died in June 1904 at Second Garrote, Tuolumne Co., CA.2,3

Citations

  1. [S2298] Union Democrat, see citation detail, 19 May 1900 Unon Democrat reports George C Pratt a resident of Groveland, Tuolumne Co., California.
  2. [S1754] The Union Democrat, 26 Jan 2012, 11 June 1904 - FOUND DEAD AT GARROTE.
  3. [S1754] The Union Democrat, 26 Jan 2012, 11 June 1904 - DIED.

Jason Palmer Chamberlain1

M, b. April 1821, d. 6 October 1903
Bur-RevD
Last Edited7 Mar 2015
     Jason Palmer Chamberlain was buried at Jamestown Cemetery, Tuolumne Co., CA; ERROR. He was born in April 1821 at Windsor Co., Vermont.2,3 He and John Amos Chaffee were New Tag They are said to be the characters on which Bret Harte's short story, "Tennessee's Partner", is based. in July 1849 at California.4 Jason Palmer Chamberlain died on 6 October 1903 at Second Garrotte, Tuoumne Co., California, at age 82 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after Chaffee was taken away to hospital.5,6 He was buried on 16 October 1903 at Divide Cemetery, Groveland, Tuolumne Co., CA.7

Family

John Amos Chaffee b. Dec 1823, d. 31 Jul 1903

Citations

  1. [S29] Tuolumne County, California, Tuo Co. Great Register: California State Library, California History Section; Great Registers, 1866-1898; Collection Number: 4 - 2A; CSL Roll Number: 137; FHL Roll Number: 978595; unknown film.
  2. [S928] B F Alley, History of Tuolumne County, JP Chamberlain and JA Chaffee biography, posted to Rootsweb (archive.roosweb.ancestry.com) by Harriette Jensen 24 Jan 2000
    These two gentlemen, typical "old forty-niners" form an example of life-long friendship between men, that is as interesting as it is rare Coming to this state in Juy 1849, having made the Cape Horn passage together, they have never since been separated, their property interests, their friends and acquaintances being to both.
    Mr. Chamberlain, the elder by two years, was born in Windsor County, Vermont in 1821, residing in that State, Massachusetts and Connecticut by turns, and on reaching a sufficient age he devoted himself to the sash and blind manufacture. In Worcester he met the second named, Mr. Chaffee, a Connecticut boy, born in Woodstock, Windham County in 1823. The latter had learned the trade of wheelwright at eighteen years of age, working at that occupation in Worcester, Mass. The two set sail for California in January 1849 and were six months on their voyage.
    On landing in San Francisco they found employment, repaid at the rate of sixteen dollars per day. Even this pay could not keep the ardent young men, so at the end of two weeks they started for Calaveras County and went to mining on the Mokelumne River, realizing over ten dollars per day for one month. Winter then coming on, they turned their footsteps toward San Jose, where they worked at carpentering for James F Reed, Esq. In March, 1851 they came to Swetts Bar on the Tuolumne, mining there and at Chinese Camp; a portion of the time making high pay, and at other times meeting mostly discouragements. For some time they were located at Second Garrotte, where they mined with indifferent success until 1853 when they returned to San Jose, visiting Gilroy, and at last coming back to Second Garrotte, where they have remained ever since, with the exception of a short time spent in San Jose.
    Their present occupations embrace both mining and farming, Mr. Chaffee attending to the former pursuit, while Mr. Chamberlain's attention is confined to agriculture. They jointly have under their care a very fine orchard and enter also into the manufacture of cider and vinegar.
  3. [S303] Unknown record type, unknown repository address, Year: 1900; Census Place: Township 3, Tuolumne, California; Roll: 116; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 0126; FHL microfilm: 1240116.
  4. [S13] Irene Paden and Margaret E. Schlichtmann, Big Oak Flat Road to Yosemite, from online version, unpaged: [regarding "Tennessee's Partner"] "...Thiis well publicised fact is hard to reconcile with the circumstances that none of the sordid details of the story match the facts of their blameless lives. Chamberlain in his reminiscence wrote in explanation in 1866 Bret Harte was connected with the Overland Monthly and we had a friend and old partner that was secretary of the company. Bret Hart told our friend he was going to write a story and call it Tennessee's Partner. Our friend said he new a character that would just fill the bill for Tennessee's Partner and when Chaffee went to the City a year ago he was introduced by our friend as Tennessee's parter and was a big surprise to the partner as he never had heard anythig beore.
  5. [S2503] PML Assn, online pinemountianlake.com, "... And so they for many years they lived on and on, contented and happy until Chaffee took sick and had to be taken to a hospital. As the wagon came to take him away Chamberlain stood with tears coursing down his furrowed cheeks. With longing eyes he watched the wagon carryig his Pard as it was lost to signt by a turn in the road. Then sorrowful and heartborken Chamberlain returned into the house. But it was no longer home for him. He tried to stand the lonliness, hoping against hope that Chaffee would return, but finally the struggle proved too great for him, and one morning a neighboring boy going to the cottage for some purpose found him sitting dead in front of the house with the rifle with which he had committed suicide laying by his side. HIs neighbors kindly took up the body, and in the Jamestown graveyard you can see the grave wherey they lain him, a victim to one of the greatest friendships on record. "
  6. [S1754] The Union Democrat, 26 Jan 2012, 24 Oct 1903 - DIED.
  7. [S9] Tuolumne Co. Historical Society, Burdens Undertaking, Jason P Chamberlain is listed in Burden's Book as being buried at the Divide on 16 October 1903.

John Amos Chaffee1

M, b. December 1823, d. 31 July 1903
Last Edited26 Jan 2015
     John Amos Chaffee was born in December 1823 at Woodstock, Windham Co., Connecticut.2,3 He and Jason Palmer Chamberlain were New Tag They are said to be the characters on which Bret Harte's short story, "Tennessee's Partner", is based. in July 1849 at California.4 John Amos Chaffee died on 31 July 1903 at Oakland, San Francisco Co., CA, at age 79; "following a surgical operation in a distant hospital"


Abstracted from “ADVENTURING IN CALIFORNIA YESTERDAY TODAY AND DAY BEFORE YESTERDAY” BY JESSIE HEATON, 1921 Out of Copyright)


"The Partners had selected for their final resting place a peaceful little spot on the beautiful hillside overlooking their home; but once more their plans were over-ruled. At the age of eighty, Jason A. Chaffee gave a last earthly hand-clasp to his lifelong comrade, and, following a surgical operation in a distant hospital, "crossed the Great Divide."5,6 He was buried on 3 August 1903 at Oakland, San Francisco Co., CA?.7,8

Family

Jason Palmer Chamberlain b. Apr 1821, d. 6 Oct 1903

Citations

  1. Archives of John Amos Chaffee and Diaries of JP Chamberlain (d 1903) are found at the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley. COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE, advance notice required for use. Preferred citation John Amos Chaffee papers, BANK MISS C-B311, the Bancroft Library, Universityof Calfiornia, Berkely. Gift of Warren Cheney, 108-1910.
    ----------
    Note that Schlictman and Paden in The Big Oak Flat Road to Yosemite refer to him as James Chaffee.
  2. [S928] B F Alley, History of Tuolumne County, JP Chamberlain and JA Chaffee biography, posted to Rootsweb (archive.roosweb.ancestry.com) by Harriette Jensen 24 Jan 2000
    ... In Worcester he met the second named, Mr. Chaffee, a Connecticut boy, born in Woodstock, Windham County in 1823. The latter had learned the trade of wheelwright at eighteen years of age, working at that occupation in Worcester, Mass. The two set sail for California in January 1849 and were six months on their voyage. ...
  3. [S303] Unknown record type, unknown repository address, Year: 1900; Census Place: Township 3, Tuolumne, California; Roll: 116; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 0126; FHL microfilm: 1240116.
  4. [S13] Irene Paden and Margaret E. Schlichtmann, Big Oak Flat Road to Yosemite, from online version, unpaged: [regarding "Tennessee's Partner"] "...Thiis well publicised fact is hard to reconcile with the circumstances that none of the sordid details of the story match the facts of their blameless lives. Chamberlain in his reminiscence wrote in explanation in 1866 Bret Harte was connected with the Overland Monthly and we had a friend and old partner that was secretary of the company. Bret Hart told our friend he was going to write a story and call it Tennessee's Partner. Our friend said he new a character that would just fill the bill for Tennessee's Partner and when Chaffee went to the City a year ago he was introduced by our friend as Tennessee's parter and was a big surprise to the partner as he never had heard anythig beore.
  5. [S2503] PML Assn, online pinemountianlake.com, "... And so they for many years they lived on and on, contented and happy until Chaffee took sick and had to be taken to a hospital. As the wagon came to take him away Chamberlain stood with tears coursing down his furrowed cheeks. With longing eyes he watched the wagon carryig his Pard as it was lost to signt by a turn in the road. Then sorrowful and heartborken Chamberlain returned into the house. But it was no longer home for him. He tried to stand the lonliness, hoping against hope that Chaffee would return, but finally the struggle proved too great for him, and one morning a neighboring boy going to the cottage for some purpose found him sitting dead in front of the house with the rifle with which he had committed suicide laying by his side. HIs neighbors kindly took up the body, and in the Jamestown graveyard you can see the grave wherey they lain him, a victim to one of the greatest friendships on record. "
  6. [S2743] San Francisco Chronical, August 2, 1903
    San Francisco Chronicle from San Francisco, California · Page 43.
  7. [S2744] Herald-Dispatch & Dailey Gazette, Utica [NY] Herald-Dispatch & Daily Gazette, 11 Aug 1903.
  8. [S2743] San Francisco Chronical.

Kalani Ka-oi Ledbetter1

M, b. 2 February 1977, d. 14 September 1999
FatherDennis Ledbeter2 d. b Sep 1999
Last Edited1 Sep 2014
     Kalani Ka-oi Ledbetter was born on 2 February 1977 at Kona, Hawaii Co., Hawaii.1 He was the son of Dennis Ledbeter.2,3 Kalani Ka-oi Ledbetter died on 14 September 1999 at Groveland, Tuolumne Co., California, at age 22.1

Citations

  1. [S2506] Union Democrat, unknown, unknown, Kalani Ka-oi Ledbeterr Feb. 2, 1977 - Sept. 14, 1999
    Kalani Ka-oi Ledbeter, 22, of Groveland died Tuesday, Sept. 14, in an automobile accident near Groveland.
    A native of Kona, Hawaii, Mr Ledbeter graduated from the California School for the Deaf in Fremont in 1995 and had lived and worked in that area until moving to Groveland a few months ago. While at the school, Mr. Ledbeter played running back for the football team and set a school record for the most yards gained. Mr. Ledbeter had most recently been working as a laborer for Foothill Custom Homes in Groveland.
    He was the son of the late Dennis Ledbeter. He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Sherry and Troy Dorman of Groveland, and by two brothers, Nicholas and Christopher Dorman, both of Groveland. Services have been held. Cremation arrangements were handled by Heuton Memorial Chapel.
  2. [S2506] Union Democrat, unknown, unknown, Kalani Ka-oi Ledbeterr Feb. 2, 1977 - Sept. 14, 1999
    ...He was the son of the late Dennis Ledbeter. ...
  3. [S2506] Union Democrat, unknown, unknown, Kalani Ka-oi Ledbeterr Feb. 2, 1977 - Sept. 14, 1999
    Kalani Ka-oi Ledbeter, 22, of Groveland died Tuesday, Sept. 14, in an automobile accident near Groveland.
    ... He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Sherry and Troy Dorman of Groveland, and by two brothers, Nicholas and Christopher Dorman, both of Groveland. ...

Dennis Ledbeter1

M, d. before September 1999
Last Edited1 Sep 2014
     Dennis Ledbeter died before September 1999; WHERE and WHEN did he die? SSDI? CA death records? BIRLS?
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Family

Child

Citations

  1. [S2506] Union Democrat, unknown, unknown, Kalani Ka-oi Ledbeterr Feb. 2, 1977 - Sept. 14, 1999
    ...He was the son of the late Dennis Ledbeter. ...

Adelia Van Geen1

F
FatherRichard Van Geen2 d. 20 Aug 1904
Last Edited12 Apr 2015
     Adelia Van Geen was the daughter of Richard Van Geen.2 Adelia Van Geen married George D Stowell, son of William A Stowell and Celeste A Stowell, in October 1900 at Priest Hotel, Big Oak Flat, Tuolumne Co., California.3

Family

George D Stowell b. Jun 1867

Citations

  1. [S2488] Union Democrat, see citation detail, A sensational marriage is reported from Big Oak Flat........performed by Judge Murrow............
    The latest coupld started on a happy wedded life by him was G.D.Stowell and Adelia Van Geen.......leaving the Miners' Union ball the couple hastened to the Priest's hotel where their marriage occurred...... a carriage conveyed them to their new home in Mariposa county.
  2. [S1754] The Union Democrat, 26 Jan 2012, 27 Aug 1904 - DIED.
  3. [S2488] Union Democrat, see citation detail, A sensational marriage is reported from Big Oak Flat........performed by Judge Murrow............
    The latest couple started on a happy wedded life by him was G.D.Stowell and Adelia Van Geen.......leaving the Miners' Union ball the couple hastened to the Priest's hotel where their marriage occurred...... a carriage conveyed them to their new home in Mariposa county.

Charles L Lang1

M
Last Edited1 Oct 2014

Citations

  1. [S2298] Union Democrat, see citation detail, The Union Democrat reported on 12 May 1900 that Chas L. Lang, who stands high among the best practical mining men on the Coast, is the superindendent, and hence the Mack [mine] is being intelligently developed.

Maggie (Duncan) Oxley1

F, b. June 1875
FatherDavid F Duncan2
MotherMary J Shorthill2
Last Edited1 Sep 2014
     Maggie (Duncan) Oxley was born in June 1875 at Pennsylvania.1 She was the daughter of David F Duncan and Mary J Shorthill.2 Maggie (Duncan) Oxley married John Oxley, son of Abraham Oxley and Mary (Beard) Oxley, on 9 May 1895 at Livingston, Park Co., Montana.3,2

Family

John Oxley b. Feb 1859
Children

Citations

  1. [S2507] 1900 US Census, Tuolumne Co., California, population schedule, Twp 3, ED 126, SD, Sheet 9-A. (page nnn stamped), Dwelling, Household, [Index Only] JOHN OXLEY, head, white male age 41 years, born Feb 19859 in Missouri; married 6 years, married c 1894, both parents born Missouri; MAGGIE OXLEY, wife, white female age 24 years, born Jun 1875 Pennsylvania, married 6 years, mother of 4 children, 3 children living;
    MERRITT W OXLEY,son, white male age 3. born Montana June 1896, father born Missouri mother born Pennsylvania; ANNA J OXLEY, daughter, white female age 2 , born California Oct 1897, father born Missouri mother born Pennsylvania; EDNA D OXLEY, daughter, white female age 1, born California Dec 1898, father born Missouri, mother born Pennsylvania; LILLIAN LEWIS, boarder, white female age 15, born California Jan 1885, father born Pennsylvania, mother born California.
  2. [S1710] FamilySearch, 2001, JOHN D OXLEY, white male age 36 years, born 1859 in Dearborn Co., Indiana, son of Abraham Oxley and Mary (Beard) Oxley; married 9 May 1894 MAGGIE C DUNCAN, single white female age 35 (sic, SB age 19) born 1875 at Clearfield Co. Pennsylvania, daughter of David F Duncan and Mary J. Shorthill. FHL film no. 1940410.
  3. [S2507] 1900 US Census, Tuolumne Co., California, population schedule, Twp 3, ED 126, SD, Sheet 9-A. (page nnn stamped), Dwelling, Household, [Index Only] JOHN OXLEY, head, white male age 41 years, born Feb 1859 in Missouri; married 6 years, married c 1894, both parents born Missouri; MAGGIE OXLEY, wife, white female age 24 years, born Jun 1875 Pennsylvania, married 6 years, mother of 4 children, 3 children living; ....
  4. [S2507] 1900 US Census, Tuolumne Co., California, population schedule, Twp 3, ED 126, SD, Sheet 9-A. (page nnn stamped), Dwelling, Household.

John Oxley1

M, b. February 1859
FatherAbraham Oxley2
MotherMary (Beard) Oxley2
Last Edited1 Sep 2014
     John Oxley was born in February 1859 at Missouri; He was more likely born in Dearborn Co., Indiana as reported in his 1894 marriage record. Other records also report him as born in Indiana.1 He was the son of Abraham Oxley and Mary (Beard) Oxley.2 John Oxley married Maggie (Duncan) Oxley, daughter of David F Duncan and Mary J Shorthill, on 9 May 1895 at Livingston, Park Co., Montana.1,2

Family

Maggie (Duncan) Oxley b. Jun 1875
Children

Citations

  1. [S2507] 1900 US Census, Tuolumne Co., California, population schedule, Twp 3, ED 126, SD, Sheet 9-A. (page nnn stamped), Dwelling, Household, [Index Only] JOHN OXLEY, head, white male age 41 years, born Feb 1859 in Missouri; married 6 years, married c 1894, both parents born Missouri; MAGGIE OXLEY, wife, white female age 24 years, born Jun 1875 Pennsylvania, married 6 years, mother of 4 children, 3 children living; ....
  2. [S1710] FamilySearch, 2001, JOHN D OXLEY, white male age 36 years, born 1859 in Dearborn Co., Indiana, son of Abraham Oxley and Mary (Beard) Oxley; married 9 May 1894 MAGGIE C DUNCAN, single white female age 35 (sic, SB age 19) born 1875 at Clearfield Co. Pennsylvania, daughter of David F Duncan and Mary J. Shorthill. FHL film no. 1940410.
  3. [S2507] 1900 US Census, Tuolumne Co., California, population schedule, Twp 3, ED 126, SD, Sheet 9-A. (page nnn stamped), Dwelling, Household.

David F Duncan1

M
Last Edited1 Sep 2014
     David F Duncan married Mary J Shorthill.

Family

Mary J Shorthill
Child

Citations

  1. [S1710] FamilySearch, 2001, JOHN D OXLEY, white male age 36 years, born 1859 in Dearborn Co., Indiana, son of Abraham Oxley and Mary (Beard) Oxley; married 9 May 1894 MAGGIE C DUNCAN, single white female age 35 (sic, SB age 19) born 1875 at Clearfield Co. Pennsylvania, daughter of David F Duncan and Mary J. Shorthill. FHL film no. 1940410.

Mary J Shorthill1

F
Last Edited1 Sep 2014
     Mary J Shorthill married David F Duncan.

Family

David F Duncan
Child

Citations

  1. [S1710] FamilySearch, 2001, JOHN D OXLEY, white male age 36 years, born 1859 in Dearborn Co., Indiana, son of Abraham Oxley and Mary (Beard) Oxley; married 9 May 1894 MAGGIE C DUNCAN, single white female age 35 (sic, SB age 19) born 1875 at Clearfield Co. Pennsylvania, daughter of David F Duncan and Mary J. Shorthill. FHL film no. 1940410.

Abraham Oxley1

M
Last Edited1 Sep 2014
     Abraham Oxley married Mary (Beard) Oxley.

Family

Mary (Beard) Oxley
Child

Citations

  1. [S1710] FamilySearch, 2001, JOHN D OXLEY, white male age 36 years, born 1859 in Dearborn Co., Indiana, son of Abraham Oxley and Mary (Beard) Oxley; married 9 May 1894 MAGGIE C DUNCAN, single white female age 35 (sic, SB age 19) born 1875 at Clearfield Co. Pennsylvania, daughter of David F Duncan and Mary J. Shorthill. FHL film no. 1940410.