Nathan H. Stinson


Bolinas Township, page 426

Nathan H. Stinson was born in Morris County, New Jersey, in March, 1829, and there received his education and resided for sixteen years. In 1847 his parents moved to Michigan and settled in Oakland County, where the subject of this sketch dwelt until 1853. In September of this year he sailed from New York to Panama, thence per "J. L. Stephens" to San Francisco, where he was attacked with fever. On his recovery he proceeded to Redwood City and embarked in farming which he continued until 1859 when he returned toMichigan. At the end of six months he came back to California and found the Virginia City excitement at its height. He at once proceeded thither and engaged in mining with good success for two years; he next went to Sonora, Mexico, and continued in that country until the French troubles, and in 1865 returned to San Francisco. In the Fall of 1866 he located at Point Reyes and engaged in the dairying business on a farm of upwards of a thousand acres. In 1871 he purchased his present farm. Married August 19, 1874, Rosa A. Cunningham, widow of J. W. Upton. Mrs. Stinson was first married to C. C. Palmer, November 15, 1860, by whom there is one daughter, Ida M., born November 16, 1863; secondly she married J. W. Upton, by whom there is a son, Archie H., born February 23, 1872, and thirdly she espoused Nathan H. Stinson, the subject of this memoir.

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