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Number Surname Message Contact Date Posted
00-34 Allen, Orcutt Looking for decendents of Leon Allen who was the son of Tom Allen and Iva (Orcutt) Allen. Leon was born 14 Dec 1890 in MN and died on 27 Dec 1982 in Shasta, CA. Would love to hear from you. Marv 12/19/00
00-33 Jackson, Sheepy Looking for Ike (Isaac) Jackson, b. 1860. Ike was a Pit River native later known as Klamath (Oregon). He married Sally Sheepy. I am in belief they were both born in Shasta County. Looking for parents and siblings. Thank You. Diane 12/15/00
00-32 Bell, Billings, Cadle, Chapman, Cox, Cunningham, Moreland, Payton, Rodman, Rudd, Walker
  • Thomas Addington Billings b. Ohio; mar: Caroline Moreland b. IN both died Shasta Co.
  • Leroy Cadle mar. Annie Bell; she died Shasta Co. Mother, Emma Rudd.
  • Thomas A Billings mar. Louise Stoddard buried Anderson CA.
  • C. W. Cadle m Sarah Chapman. Her parents Cox/Chapman/Rodman
  • Abraham Cunningham m. Samantha P Cadle largeShasta Co. family.
I was born in Chico, CA. Many lived in Missouri before coming to CA. Grandmother, Ada Payton's sister, lived in Redding area, husband worked in grocery store in 1950's. Interested in all these and connecting lines.
Sharon 11/15/00
00-31 Decker, Wallace I would like to contact descendants of Courad A. Decker [b. 1825 in NY; d. 1901; buried in Gurthrie County, Iowa] who m. Mary Ann Wallace. Mary Ann was b. in NY 31 July 1831 and d. 10 March 1920 at Anderson, Shasta County, California. They had children:
  • Luellan O. [28 Mar 1854 - 19 Jan 1915]
  • Ida Rosella [27 Apr 1857 - 27 Oct 1920]
    m. John Walter DAVID 9 Dec 1880 in Anita, Cass County, Iowa.
    • Mary Otty [17 Mar 1882 - 14 Feb 1967]
    • Dessie Viola [30 Jun 1884 - 6 Jun 1903]
    • Mathew Mann [24 May 1887 - 20 Nov 1950]
    • Marshall Walter [14 Oct 1889 - 18 Dec 1968]
    • Ida Charity[3 Sept 1899 - 5 Dec 1974]
  • Nina [8 May 1862 - 27 Oct 1930]
  • Sarah [b.1864]
  • Seward [b.1866]
James 09/21/00
00-30 Gia Ezio Gia (known as George) came to Redding about 1913 from Italy to visit his sister, Maraglia. About 1920 Gia's wife suffered brain damage as a result of surgery in Redding. We would like to find the news article about the surgeon's suicide. Submitter 09/17/00
00-29 Mathews, Prince My wifes name is Kim. She was born as Kim Mathews in Redding, California. November 20th 1959. Her father is listed as Newton Prince on her birth certificate. All we know about him is that he was from an Indian Reservation up north of Redding and was probably full blood Indian. Any info at all would be greatly appreciated as we have been looking for a longtime. Thanks. Dennis 09/12/00
00-28 Winesett Calvin Winesett was born c. 1830 in IL. He married Emily and moved to Dallax, TX, and then to Shasta County about 1860 where he mined for a while and then worked as a wagon maker and a coffin maker until about 1868/9 when he moved to Walla Walla County, WA. Children born in Shasta County include Edgar, Deley and Lucia (Lute). Any information on this family would be appreciated. Robert 09/01/00
00-27 Banadich, Patterson Searching for information on Nellie A. Patterson, born in Shasta County 02/21/1916; her mother, Emma Banadich Patterson and father, possibly Coran Gerard Patterson.Thanks! Betty 08/28/00
00-26 Chilcote, Huston I'm looking for information on Abigail Huston, born 10/16/1879, in Missouri and died, 10/25/1959, in Shasta Co. Her maiden name was Chilcote. She was married to Joseph Franklin Huston who died in San Bernardino Co. Any information pertaining to this family will be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Cindy 08/27/00
00-25 Ragan I am looking for information on the family and descendants of Clifford Ragan. He was probably born around 1900 in Loveland CO. The 1959 obituary of his father shows him living in Redding at the time. Clifford's grandmother and my g-grandfather were siblings and I would like to compare and share information. Candace 08/01/00
00-24 Hildreth, Raser, Smith

I am searching for information about my great grandmother who lived as a young bride in Redding and I believe that her family also settled there for a time after arriving in California in 1847 on the Overland Trail.

My great grandmother's name is Jennie Smith Hildreth. Her husband was a Baptist circuit preacher named: William Hildreth. Her parents were Albert Smith and Nancy Raser Smith. Her brother, David Smith, I believe lived in Oroville not Redding. I cannot locate names of other family members but am working on this through their time before they came west and lived in Springfield, Illinois (prior to 1847).

My great grandmother, Jennie, and her husband William had four children:

  • Henry
  • Mary
  • Alice
  • Robert
I don't know if they were born in Redding or the area of Oakland since they later lived there. I appreciate any help you can provide me. This information comes from death certificates and family journals that I received after my aunt died. Thank you so very much.
Sharon 07/29/00
00-23 Moton, Shamblin Bill H Shamblin died in Shasta Co., CA. on April 09, 1996. He was born in OK on January 04, 1919 and his mother was a Moton. I have a Lou Emma Moton who m. Wadle Alexander Shamblin. Lou's parents lived in Indian Territory, OK. Is there a connection between Bill and Lou? Allen 07/17/00
00-22 South My uncle, George South, lived in Redding, California in the 1940's - 1960's. He passed away sometime in the 1960's in Redding. Submitter 07/05/00
00-21 Rock, Treat I am the great great grandson of Mitch and Almira Rock who arrived in Shasta County, Fall River Mills area, in the 1860s (?). Great Grandson of their son Oliver and Mattie Treat. Grandson of their daughter Crystal Naomi Rock. Jamie 06/21/00
00-20 Phillips, Wetmore My grandfather was Clyde Wetmore and we believe that he died in 1954. He was a resident of Oak Run, Shasta County. We know little more besides this and would greatly appreciate any information that might allow us to learn more about that side of the family. Birth or Death certificate information etc.

I am also looking for information on my grandmother, Helen (Phillips) Wetmore. Thanks.
Cindy 06/21/00
00-19 Allen, Garrard, Reid Seeking the death record (will, obit, tombstone) of Daniel Garrard Reid, who died in Shasta Co, CA before 1920. Here is what is known of him:
  • Born Oct 1860 in Clay, KY
  • Died bef 1920
  • Buried in Redding, Shasta, CA,
  • Son of James Washington Reid, Sr. and Sophia Garrard
  • Married on 19 May 1887 in Douglas City, Trinity Co., CA. to Mary Elizabeth Allen (born Jan 1868 in CA)
Notes for Daniel Garrard Reid include:
  • Land Records:
    • 19 May 1887, deed book L, pg 64-66, Clay Co, KY5 - deed
    • Jan 1887, deed of partition, deed book L, pg 2-4, Clay Co, KY
    • 6 Mar 1904, deed of partition, book 3, Clay Co, KY
  • Residence:
    • 17 Apr 1887 letter from Daniel G. Reid to brother T.T. Reid was from Weaverville, CA. Daniel is an attorney-at-law.
  • Census:
    • 1900 US Census, Shasta Co., CA, Redding Twp ,Redding City, ED #108, sheet 2, line 65, born Oct 1860, KY, Occupation:Lawyer. Mary is the mother of 3 children, 2 living.
    • 1910 US Census, Shasta Co., CA, Redding Twp, Redding City, ED #85, family #135, 1st marriage, married 23 years, Attorney at law. Mary is the mother of 2 children, 1 living .Note that the number of children conflicts with the 1900 census.
    • 1920 US Census, Alameda Co., CA, San Leandro City, Eden Twp, ED #156, sht 15B, line 55, 343 Haas Ave, family #357/364. Mary is a widow. Son Allen is a farmer.
  • Occupation:
    • 'Gov. Garrard of KY, his descendants and relatives', published by James M. Byrnes, Lexington, KY, 1898. '... a prominent and successful lawyer of Redding, Chester Co, CA. He married Mary Elizabeth Allen, of Douglas City, CA...' Notes for Mary Elizabeth Allen
  • Death:
    •' KY 1911-1986 Death Index', vol 32, cert 15652, death vol 36, Mary E. Reid, age 81. Not sure this is correct person. Children of Daniel Garrard Reid and Mary Elizabeth ALLEN were as follows: 2 i Marsha 2 Reid [3281], born 12 Oct 1888 in CA. 3 ii Allen Garrard 2 Reid [3282], born 3 Nov 1889 in CA.
Thanks for any help.
Submitter 06/21/00
00-18 Presley I am in search of any relatives of Vera Presley, wife of James Presley, who was last reported as residing in Bella Vista, Shasta Co., CA. in 1997. I have been diggingin the MO roots and have information to share. Victoria 06/21/00
00-17 Jones I am searching for information on my husband's father, Robert Edward Jones, b. 4/23/1923 in Chariton, Lucas County, IA. and d. 3/22/1976 at Redding, CA. My husband never knew his father, so it has been difficult getting information on him and his family. He was married a second time, after mid 1940's to early 1950's, second wife's first name was Joyce. Thank you. Carol 06/15/00
00-16 Evinger, Heryford, Mack, Snyder

Need information on Charles J. "Jake" Evinger and family. He was born June 16, 1857 in Illinois to William Harris Evinger and Amanda Charlotte Evinger (nee Mack). He was married but I don't know his wife or children's names. I've been told his cabin burned down with him in it and I know his date of death is May 25, 1934. He died in Shasta County.

Also looking for his cousin, Stella M. Evinger, daughter of Alfred Evinger and Elizabeth F. Evinger (nee Snyder). She was born in Illinois in 1868/69 and married William Heryford Oct. 2,1884 in Auburn, Placer County.

Submitter 06/14/00
00-15 Davis, Hudson, Kibbe, Pershing Searching for anyone with information on Andrew Lowell Kibbe, b: January 2, 1875 in MI. His mother's maiden name was Pershing and died January 6, 1960 Shasta County. His wife, Bertha M. Hudson Kibbe, b: Feb. 10, 1883 in MI, mother's maiden name is Davis, died July 7, 1960 in Shasta Co. Her residence was listed as Cuba CA. I would like to know where they are buried, if anyone knew them, or lived near them. Thanks. Doreen 06/04/00
00-14 Baker, Hain, Monk Does anyone know where Samuel Hain went to? Born 1871 in York County PA. and died Jan 1940 in Shasta County, was buried in Fresno. Married 10 Dec 1913 Miss Mary Baker, she had been formerly married to a Monk. Thanks. Any help appreciated. Steven 05/25/00
00-13 Barbagallo, Chinca, Dilonghi, LaRosa, Martinbianco, Nardini, Stagnitta I am asking for information about Coram, CA. My great-grandfather owned and ran a rooming house there in 1910. My great-grandfather came to America in 1900 and somehow brought himself all the way to California. My family is very interestedin the history surrounding him and so would be very thankful for any help. Frank 05/25/00
00-12 Hail I am looking for information on Wayne Hail. He lived in Shasta County in 1992 when he passed away. I am trying to find out his parent's names and birthplaces. Thank you. Margaret 05/13/00
00-11 Fonda I would greatly appreciate assistance to locate my great-grandfather and great-grandmother's gold mine. Their names are George D. and Elizabeth or (Elisabeth) Fonda. I do not know the location. I do know my grandmother, their daughter, and other siblings were born in Sacramento, California. The date of birth for Julia Ann Fonda is 1869. I undersand there is no census prior to 1900. I was hoping to extract info from the census such as occupation (gold miner). It seems that is not possible. Any suggestions or comments are welcomed. The mine was successful - family moved back to Brooklyn, New York and purchased several boarding homes for a new business. Great-grandfather went on to join the New York Police Department. Submitter 05/10/00
00-10 McLaren, Smith Looking for George W. Smith and wife and 5 daughters who are on 1880 Shasta Co. census. George b. 1844 Ohio, wife Grace A. McLaren b. 1854 Nova Scotia. m. aprox.1870 CA. This is the last I can find George. Grace is in Crescent City CA. in the 1890s. Need b., d., m. for both and their parents. They lived in Shingle Town and he was a shingle maker. Thank you for any help. Gloria 05/09/00
00-09 Borland/Bourland, Leschinsky, Lesley, Wright Seeking information on descendants of Thomas Jefferson Wright (1846/7 Tenn.) and Laura J. Bourland/Borland (1860 Tex.); T.J. and Laura were married 1875 in Hunt Co., Tx. They moved to California in the early 1880s's. Children include:
  • Lula Alice (1877 Tx.) who married Emil Leschinsky about 1900 (their son, Byron, changed his surname to Lesley)
  • Arthur who lived in Los Angeles
  • Thomas B.
  • James
  • Ernest Wallace (1881 TX)
Family members were on the 1900 and 1910 Shasta County census.

Nita 03/31/00
00-08 Battye, Maloney, May, Sorahan

I'm searchingfor any information on Battye's/Maloneys' {circa} 1880-1904 possibly in town of Anderson. Edgar Battye/Maggie M. Battye 1900, nephew, John L. Sorahan.

Edgar Battye & Ethel May married July 1, 1904 Edgar & Maggie were married prior to 1904 as that year he married Ethel May. Thank you.

Ronald 02/17/00
00-07 Hatler, Hufford I'm looking for information on the marriage date of my paternal grandparents who lived in Shasta County for their entire married life. My grandfather, George John Hufford, was born in Shasta Co. on 5 Nov. 1858. He married Georgia Louise Hatler (b. Calaveras Co. 16 Nov. 1869). They were married on 25 Dec. 1887 but I cannot find a record of their marriage in Shasta Co. or other counties which I have contacted. Thank you for any help you can give me. Lois 02/17/00
00-06 Blood, Markle In our records it says that my grandfather, Alden Thomas Blood, was born 18 November, 1864 in Shasta County, CA. The only other information we have about him is that he married my grandmother in March, 1895. We think they were married near Baker City, OR. Her name was James Mamie Markle. She was the daughter of Richard Bruer Markle, who was born in Liberty, VA, but died near Haines, Baker County, OR. in 1890. R.B. Markle lived in Cloverdale in the 1860's but we do not have any information on Alden Blood after he and my grandmother divorced. I would appreciate any help you can give me. Lenore 02/24/00
00-05 Hussey, Smalley I am looking for info on my ggf Leander Smalley born in Mo. in 1848, died in Shasta County in 1938. He was married to Hattie Hussey. She was born in Linden CA. in 1865 and died in Tehama County date unk. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!!! Virginia 02/24/00
00-04 Corrick, Gregory, James I am seeking information on my gggrandmother, Mrs. Mary James, who I believe married a Frederick Corrick on July 15, 1893. He would have been 70 years old at the time and she would have been 71. I need birth dates, death dates and descendant information on Corrick -- as a Hester Corrick, born abt. 1872 married a George Gregory, my ggguncle. I obviously assume there is a connection, but have been unable to determine the relationship. Any help is appreciated. Judy 01/10/00
00-03 Dingee, Watson Am looking for children/descendants of John Nelson Watson and Elvira Dingee Watson. John born Oct 21, 1902 in Lassen, CA. died Oct 27, 1967 in Redding, Shasta Co., CA, married Elvira Dingee May 3, 1921 in Riverton, Coquille Co., OR. born Sep12, 1902 in Mountain View, San Mateo Co., CA. died Feb 15, 1999 in Redding, Shasta Co., CA. Nina 01/10/00
00-02 Van Fossen Searching for information about Nehemiah Van Fossen, b. approx. 1828 in OH, moved to Gridley, Butte Co., CA. in the 1850s and reportedly died in Shasta Co. sometime after 1900. Any information on Nehemiah or any other Van Fossen in Shasta County would be greatly appreciated. Beth 01/10/00
00-01 Kitts/Kitz

Looking for information on KITZ (KITTS), John (1802-1878) or family. Came from Iowa in 1840's and mined for gold in the "Horsetown" or Readings Bar mining area in the 1850's-1870's. Death notice in Shasta City newspaper in 1878.


  • John
  • Andrew
  • Phillip
  • Rosetta
  • Mary
  • Louisa
Mary and Phillip came West and were in mining activities, first in Nevada (Silver City and GoldHill) and later Phillip lived in Sacaramento and/or San Francisco (early1900s).
Paul 01/10/00