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Number Surname Message Contact Date Posted
97-13 Jones, Sampson The family of Edwin R. SAMPSON were living in Shasta Co, CA in 1880. Edwin and his wife, Sarah S. JONES SAMPSON, had at least four children as follows:
  • George L,
  • Thomas W
  • Nancy J. (born c1867)
  • Katie SAMPSON (born c1877)
Would appreciateany information on this family.
Cindy 12/13/97
97-12 Halsel, Thacker Hiram David Thacker came to Northern California by wagon train c. 1855 accompanied by son Harvey M. Thacker and son-in-law Wilson Faulk Halsel (wife Calista Casandra Thacker). They apparently settled first in Humboldt Co. By 1870 Hiram David Thacker was on a "bounty land grant" in Shasta Co. He died 2 Nov 1871 and is buried in Millville. Any info or connections on these families would be wonderful.

Also wondering if Hiram David Thacker died in the Indian conflict of 1871 (referred to in Jim's query and where I could get more info on this Millville incident)? More than happy to share what I have. Any information, help, connections, much appreciated and thank you so much in advance!
Carolyn 11/04/97
97-11 Basham, Bassham, McDonald I am researching Rev. Pleasant Bassham(BASHAM) from Arkansas. I understand Henry and William BASSHAM were in the area of French Gulch and Weaverville. At least Henry's son, Paul BASSHAM was in French Gulch. I heard Paul's daughter, Helen BASSHAM was married to a McDonald and her son, Elmer gave Rev. Pleasant Bassham'sletters, pictures etc. to a museum in Weaverville. I have made an inquiry of the Trinity Co. coordinator but would also like to know if there is anything you might have around your area of French Gulch. Do you know of anyone else researching the BASSHAM name in the area? Thanks for your help. Carollyn 10/30/97
97-10 Henden, Pederson, Peterson I am assisting Norway's Bydgebok authors in tracing the emigrants of Norway (Luster County). They are looking for descendants of Trond Peter Peterson or Pederson son of Luster County emigrant, Ingebrigt Peterson of Miner Co., SD. Trond Peterson was b. in Crawford Co., WI June 26, 1857. He had three or four sisters; they were all married, but died rather young, probably all in South Dakota. One sister, Mary Peterson-HENDEN, lived for a length of time. She died at Howard, SD in 1929 and according to her obituary was survived by her brother,Trond Peter Pederson residing in Redding, Shasta Co., CA. This obit indicates Trond was still living in 1929 at the age of 72. If anyone knows of this person, please contact me.Thanks Mary 09/06/97
97-09 Jones Thomas Jones died in Shasta/Trinity area in approx 1850 - while selling oxen and supplies to gold seekers he was robbed and killed for the money in his pockets. He was reported to have been in/near either the town of Shasta or in the Oregon Valley North of Weaverville.

I am trying to locate information on his murder and location of his grave. Two of his sons were reported to have come out from Cedar County, Missouri to place a stone on his grave. He came to California with two partners (the Baker brothers) and his 15 yr old son John. John died of typhoid fever sometime between 1850 & 1853. Other information reports Thomas was on the Lassen cut-off near Shasta where he was killed.
Beverly 09/01/97
97-08 Barkhurst, Clark, Richardson I am looking for information about relatives by the names of Anna Marie Richardson, John Richardson, George Clark, George Barkhurst, all of whom resided in the Redding and Anderson areas sometime from the 1800's on. Dr. M. 08/241997
97-07 Evans My great grandfather, Jesse Evans, b. abt 1875, disappeared in the 1930's. He later told the family he was living in Redding and owned a jewerly store on Mt. Shasta. Maybe you can help or at least put me in touch with someone who can. Thanks in advance. Andy 07/15/97
97-06 Essex, Fite Would like to find information on Andrew Colwell Fite b Jul 1836 in NC; he married Mary Adeline Essex b Oct 1845 IL. Their children were:
  • Frederick b 1864 ID
  • Alexander b 1867 OR
  • Harry b 1869 CA
  • Andrew b 1870 CA,
  • Junietta b 1873 CA
  • Laura b 1877 CA
  • Clay b 1879 CA
He was in the 1880 and 1900 Shasta Co Ca census records. I would like to know who were his parents.
Pat 07/02/97
97-05 Taylor, Winkleman Looking for ancestors of John H. WINKLEMAN and Sarah F. TAYLOR. John was born on 25 Dec. 1815/30 in Bern Canton, Switzerland and died on 4 July 1896 in Cottonwood, CA. Sarah was born on 13 June 1821/35 in Greene Co. Iowa and died on 3 Nov 1909 in Rancho Rio Alto, Tehama Co., CA. They were married on 19 Aug. 1858 in Iowa. Jim 06/08/97
97-04 DeLong, Gould Looking for ancestors of George D. GOULD and Sarah C. DELONG. George was born on 25 Dec 1830 in Arkansas and died on 17 Jul 1903 in Cottonwood, CA. Sarah was born in 1846 and died on 5 Feb 1874 in California (county unkown).They were married in approximately 1860 in Arkansas. Jim 06/08/97
97-03 Clarno, Engleman Mary Frances Engleman married a George W. Clarno after 1860. May have been born in Shasta Co. Newell 03/30/97
97-02 Smith, Wattles Interested in descendants of Dr. James Oscar SMITH who was in Cottonwood about 1865 through at least 1891. His biography is in Memorial & Biographical History of Northern California 1891, but I haven't been able to read it yet. I am hoping Dr. James SMITH had parents named James & Abigail WATTLES. Catherine 05/04/97
97-01 Barnhart, Burdick, Pierce, Way I am looking for descendants of the following:
  • James Nathan (or Nathan James) Pierce b. 1863
  • Ellery Whitford Pierce b. 1874
  • Avery Courtland Pierce b. 1870
  • Lois Annette Pierce Burdick b. 1858
  • Jane Belle Pierce Clement Way b. 1860
  • Levi Clarence Pierce b.1862
  • Albert Willis Pierce b. 1865
Parents of these siblings are Levi Gates Pierce and Abigail Barnhart.
April 04/19/97