William E. Randall


Bolinas Township, page 425

William E. Randall, (deceased), was born in Greensboro, Vermont, May 13, 1824, and there resided until 1849. During his boyhood he acquired the trade of a carpenter, and followed it until the time of his coming to California. He first located in San Francisco, and commenced business as a butcher, but after a few months he moved to San Jose, and in the Fall of 1850 went to the mines, there remaining until 1853; in the Fall returning to Santa Clara County. He next went with John Nelson to Oregon, and in his company came to this County in the Spring of 1857. His widow now owns fourteen hundred acres of land, on which she conducts a dairy business. Married, in October, 1849, Sarah Seaver, by whom there are Elizabeth, William James, Fanny J., Raymond, Mary L. Mr. Randall lost his life at the hands of B. Miller, in June, 1860.

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