J. R. Sweetser


Novato Township, page 444

J. R. Sweetser The subject of this sketch is a native of Cumberland County, Maine, having been born there June 7, 1840. At the age of nine years he accompanied his parents to California, by way of Cape Horn, and arrived in San Francisco September 9, 1850. They first settled in Alameda County, where J. R. Sweetser received his education and resided until 1857, when Mr. Sweetser, Sr., with his family, removed to Marin County, and located on the Novato grant. In 1866 he visited his native State, and there, May 17, 1867, espoused Francis E. Johnson, returning at once to their farm in Novato Township, where they have since resided. Their family consists of Fred W. and Maria J.

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