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Politicians who were Forty-Niners
(went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush)

in alphabetical order

  William Lysander Adams (1821-1906) — also known as William L. Adams; Will Adams — of Yamhill County, Ore.; Forest Grove, Washington County, Ore.; Hood River, Hood River County, Ore. Born in Painesville, Lake County, Ohio, February 5, 1821. Republican. School teacher; went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; preacher; newspaper editor; probate judge in Oregon, 1850; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1860; physician. Died in Hood River, Hood River County, Ore., April 26, 1906 (age 85 years, 80 days). Interment at Idlewild Cemetery, Hood River, Ore.
  Relatives: Son of Sebastian Adams (1789-1847) and Eunice (Harmon) Adams; brother of Sebastian C. Adams (1825-1898); married 1844 to Frances Olivia Goodell (1821-1886); married 1881 to Mary Sue Mosier (1855-1922).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Benjamin Parke Avery (1828-1875) — also known as Benjamin P. Avery — of California. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., November 11, 1828. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; newspaper editor; U.S. Minister to China, 1874-75, died in office 1875. Died, of kidney disease, in Peking (Beijing), China, November 8, 1875 (age 46 years, 362 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, Calif.
  Presumably named for: Benjamin Parke
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Putnam Avery and Hannah (Parke) Avery; married 1861 to Mary A. Fuller.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  George Washington Baker (1829-1896) — also known as George W. Baker — of Athens, Athens County, Ohio. Born near Athens, Athens County, Ohio, May 2, 1829. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; mayor of Athens, Ohio, 1867-68; postmaster at Athens, Ohio, 1889-91. Died July 12, 1896 (age 67 years, 71 days). Burial location unknown.
  Presumably named for: George Washington
Homer G. Barber Homer Griswold Barber (1830-1909) — also known as Homer G. Barber — of Vermontville, Eaton County, Mich. Born in Benson, Rutland County, Vt., November 25, 1830. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; merchant; banker; member of Michigan state senate 20th District, 1871-72. Congregationalist. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar. Died in Vermontville, Eaton County, Mich., March 15, 1909 (age 78 years, 110 days). Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Vermontville, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Edward Hinman Barber (1794-1865) and Rebecca (Griswold) Barber (1798-1838); half-brother of Albert M. Barber (1846-1927); married, March 23, 1853, to Lucy Clarissa Dwight (1834-1893); married, April 7, 1894, to Gertrude E. (Baker) Wood.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Past and Present of Eaton County, Michigan (1906)
  Julius Solon Barber (1824-1908) — also known as Julius S. Barber — of Coldwater, Branch County, Mich. Born in Benson, Rutland County, Vt., April 6, 1824. Republican. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; merchant; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention, 1867; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Branch County 2nd District, 1867-68; postmaster at Coldwater, Mich., 1873-82. Episcopalian. Died in Coldwater, Branch County, Mich., January 18, 1908 (age 83 years, 287 days). Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery, Coldwater, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of Daniel Barber and Cynthia (Dyer) Barber; married 1854 to Emeline (Chalmers) Baker (died 1904).
  Washington Montgomery Bartlett (1824-1887) — also known as Washington Bartlett — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Savannah, Chatham County, Ga., February 29, 1824. Democrat. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; lawyer; journalist; newspaper publisher; mayor of San Francisco, Calif., 1883-87; Governor of California, 1887; died in office 1887. Died in Oakland, Alameda County, Calif., September 12, 1887 (age 63 years, 0 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, Calif.
  William B. Beeson (d. 1872) — of Niles, Berrien County, Mich. Physician; merchant; village president of Niles, Michigan, 1841; went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1859. Died in 1872. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Brother of Jacob Beeson; married to Sarah Hess; father of Lewis H. Beeson (1864?-?).
  Political family: Beeson family of Niles, Michigan.
  Frederick H. Billings (1823-1890) — Born in Royalton, Windsor County, Vt., September 27, 1823. Republican. Vermont secretary of civil and military affairs, 1846-48; lawyer; went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; president, Northern Pacific Railway, 1879-81; delegate to Republican National Convention from Vermont, 1880. Died in Woodstock, Windsor County, Vt., September 30, 1890 (age 67 years, 3 days). Interment at River Street Cemetery, Woodstock, Vt.
  Relatives: Son of Oel Billings (1788-1871) and Sophie (Wetherbe) Billings (1796-1870); married to Julia Parmly (1835-1914); uncle of Franklin Swift Billings (1862-1935); granduncle of Franklin Swift Billings, Jr..
  Political family: Billings family of Woodstock, Vermont.
  Billings County, N.Dak. is named for him.
  The city of Billings, Montana, is named for him.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Sempronius Hamilton Boyd (1828-1894) — also known as Sempronius H. Boyd — of Springfield, Greene County, Mo. Born near Nashville, Williamson County, Tenn., May 28, 1828. Republican. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; lawyer; Greene County Clerk of Court, 1854-56; mayor of Springfield, Mo., 1858-60; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; U.S. Representative from Missouri 4th District, 1863-65, 1869-71; delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1864; member of Republican National Committee from Missouri, 1864-68; district judge in Missouri 14th District, 1865; U.S. Minister to Siam, 1891-92. Died in Springfield, Greene County, Mo., June 22, 1894 (age 66 years, 25 days). Interment at Hazelwood Cemetery, Springfield, Mo.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  David Colbreth Broderick (1820-1859) — also known as David C. Broderick — of New York; San Francisco, Calif. Born in Washington, D.C., February 4, 1820. Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York, 1846; went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; member of California state senate, 1850-52; Lieutenant Governor of California, 1851-52; U.S. Senator from California, 1857-59; died in office 1859. Irish ancestry. Mortally wounded in a duel on September 13, 1859 with David S. Terry, chief justice of the California Supreme Court, and died in San Francisco, Calif., September 16, 1859 (age 39 years, 224 days). Original interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery (which no longer exists), San Francisco, Calif.; reinterment in 1942 at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Broderick and Honora (Colbert) Broderick; cousin *** of Andrew Kennedy and Case Broderick (1839-1920).
  Political family: Broderick-Kennedy family of Indianapolis and Muncie, Indiana.
  The former town of Broderick, now part of West Sacramento, California, was named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Charles Henry Bryan (1822-1877) — also known as Charles H. Bryan — of Marysville, Yuba County, Calif.; Virginia City, Storey County, Nev. Born in Ellicottville, Cattaraugus County, N.Y., October 20, 1822. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; member of California state senate, 1854; justice of California state supreme court, 1854-55; delegate to Nevada state constitutional convention, 1863. Died in Carson City, Nev., May 14, 1877 (age 54 years, 206 days). Interment at Lone Mountain Cemetery, Carson City, Nev.
  Relatives: Son of John Alexander Bryan (1794-1864).
  Political family: Bryan-Weller family.
  Ephraim Willard Burr (1809-1894) — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Warren, Bristol County, R.I., March 7, 1809. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; banker; insurance executive; mayor of San Francisco, Calif., 1856-59. Died in San Francisco, Calif., July 20, 1894 (age 85 years, 135 days). Interment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, Calif.
  Relatives: Married to Abbie Miller (died 1884).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Goulder Campbell (1827-1903) — also known as John G. Campbell — of Prescott, Yavapai County, Ariz. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, June 25, 1827. Democrat. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; merchant; hotel owner; member of Arizona territorial House of Representatives, 1868-74; Yavapai County Supervisor; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Arizona Territory, 1879-81; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arizona Territory, 1880 (not seated). Scottish ancestry. Died in Prescott, Yavapai County, Ariz., December 22, 1903 (age 76 years, 180 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery, Prescott, Ariz.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  George Quayle Cannon (1827-1901) — also known as George Q. Cannon — of Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. Born in Liverpool, England, January 11, 1827. Democrat. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; member Utah territorial council, 1865-66, 1869-72; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Utah Territory, 1873-81; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Utah Territory, 1880 (not seated). Mormon. Had five wives and 32 children; spent six months in federal penitentiary for cohabitation. Died in Monterey, Monterey County, Calif., April 12, 1901 (age 74 years, 91 days). Interment at Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  Relatives: Son of George Cannon (1794-1844) and Ann (Quayle) Cannon (1798-1842); brother of Angus Munn Cannon (1834-1915; who married Martha Maria Hughes); father of Frank Jenne Cannon; third great-granduncle of David Nelson; relative *** of Donald James Cannon (1919-1998).
  Political family: Cannon family of Salt Lake City, Utah.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Horace Walpole Carpentier (1824-1918) — also known as Horace W. Carpentier — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Galway, Saratoga County, N.Y., 1824. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; lawyer; banker; member of California state assembly 5th District, 1853, 1853-54; mayor of Oakland, Calif., 1854-55; president of telegraph companies which developed a system of telegraph lines in California and connecting to the Eastern U.S. Philanthropist; also left more than $1 million to Columbia University and to Barnard College on his death in 1918. Died in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., January 31, 1918 (age about 93 years). Interment somewhere in Galway, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of James Carpenter and Henrietta Carpenter.
  David Williams Cheesman (1824-1884) — also known as D. W. Cheesman — of Oroville, Butte County, Calif. Born in Hagerstown, Wayne County, Ind., December 22, 1824. Republican. Lawyer; went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of California, 1859; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1860; treasurer, U.S. Mint at San Francisco, 1861. Died November 24, 1884 (age 59 years, 338 days). Original interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery (which no longer exists), San Francisco, Calif.; reinterment to unknown location.
  Relatives: Son of Richard Williams Cheesman and Hannah (Rowand) Cheesman; married 1849 to Urania K. Macy (1828-1916).
William J. Clark William Judson Clark (b. 1825) — also known as William J. Clark — of Southington, Hartford County, Conn. Born in Southington, Hartford County, Conn., August 19, 1825. Republican. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; nut and bolt manufacturer; member of Connecticut state senate 2nd District, 1883-84. Member, Union League; Odd Fellows. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Theodosius Clark (1788-1865) and Chloe (Clark) Clark (1795-1848); brother of Charles Hull Clark; married, November 15, 1855, to Sarah Jane Bradley; second cousin twice removed of Nathaniel Merriam; second cousin four times removed of Jonathan Brace; third cousin once removed of Elisha Hotchkiss, Jr.; third cousin twice removed of Philip Frisbee, James Doolittle Wooster, Luther Hotchkiss and Levi Yale; third cousin thrice removed of Thomas Kimberly Brace; fourth cousin of Charles M. Hotchkiss; fourth cousin once removed of Elisha Hotchkiss (1778-1858), Samuel George Andrews and Levi Bacon Yale.
  Political family: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Image source: Men of Mark in Connecticut (1908)
  Jeremiah Vardaman Cockrell (1832-1915) — also known as Jeremiah V. Cockrell — of Sherman, Grayson County, Tex.; Anson, Jones County, Tex.; Abilene, Taylor County, Tex. Born near Warrensburg, Johnson County, Mo., May 7, 1832. Democrat. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; lawyer; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; district judge in Texas, 1885-93; U.S. Representative from Texas 13th District, 1893-97. Died in Abilene, Taylor County, Tex., March 18, 1915 (age 82 years, 315 days). Interment at Abilene Municipal Cemetery, Abilene, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Cockrell (1781-1837) and Nancy (Ellis) Cockrell (1803-1883); brother of Francis Marion Cockrell; married 1855 to Maranda Jane Douglass (1829-1918); nephew of Moses Cockrell; uncle of Ewing Cockrell; grandson of Simon Cockrell; first cousin of Elisha Logan Cockrell and Harrison Cockrill; first cousin once removed of John T. Crisp; first cousin twice removed of Jerry Curtis South, Egbert Railey Cockrell and James Harris Baldwin (1876-1944); first cousin thrice removed of Eleanor Hume Offutt.
  Political family: Cockrell-South family of Kentucky.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Cornelius Cole (1822-1924) — of Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif.; Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Lodi, Seneca County, N.Y., September 17, 1822. Republican. Lawyer; went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; member of Republican National Committee from California, 1856-60; U.S. Representative from California at-large, 1863-65; U.S. Senator from California, 1867-73. Died in Hollywood, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., November 3, 1924 (age 102 years, 47 days). Interment at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, Los Angeles, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of David Cole (1788-1862) and Rachel (Townsend) Cole (1790-1863); married, January 6, 1853, to Olive Colegrove (1833-1918); father of Willoughby Cole; uncle of David Cyrus Cole (1848-1921).
  Political family: Cole family of Sacramento and Los Angeles, California.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  John Conness (1821-1909) — of El Dorado County, Calif.; Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif.; Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in Abbey, County Galway, Ireland, September 22, 1821. Democrat. Naturalized U.S. citizen; went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; member of California state assembly, 1853-55, 1860-62 (12th District 1853-54, 18th District 1854-55, 1860-62); Union Democratic candidate for Governor of California, 1861; U.S. Senator from California, 1863-69. Died in Jamaica Plain, Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., January 10, 1909 (age 87 years, 110 days). Interment at Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester, Boston, Mass.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Peter P. Cornen (1815-1893) — of Ridgefield, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., March 13, 1815. Democrat. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; real estate business; oil producer; banker; member of Connecticut state senate 11th District, 1867; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Ridgefield, 1871. Episcopalian. Member, Odd Fellows. Died March 23, 1893 (age 78 years, 10 days). Interment at Scott's Cemetery, Ridgefield, Conn.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Aylett Rains Cotton (1826-1912) — also known as Aylett R. Cotton — of Lyons, Clinton County, Iowa; Clinton, Clinton County, Iowa; San Francisco, Calif. Born in Austintown, Mahoning County, Ohio, November 29, 1826. Republican. Lawyer; went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; Clinton County Judge, 1851-53; Clinton County Prosecuting Attorney, 1854; mayor of Lyons, Iowa, 1855-57; delegate to Iowa state constitutional convention 23rd District, 1857; member of Iowa state house of representatives, 1868-71; Speaker of the Iowa State House of Representatives, 1870-71; U.S. Representative from Iowa 2nd District, 1871-75. Member, Freemasons. Died in San Francisco, Calif., October 30, 1912 (age 85 years, 336 days). Interment at Woodlawn Memorial Park, Colma, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of John Cotton (1791-1870) and Cathrinia (Parkhurst) Cotton (1798-1829); married 1853 to Laura Finch Wick (1835-1900); married to Hattie Elizabeth Walker (1854-1921); father of Aylett Rains Cotton, Jr. (1874-1965).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Alexander Parker Crittenden (1816-1870) — also known as Alexander P. Crittenden — of Santa Clara County, Calif.; San Francisco, Calif.; Virginia City, Storey County, Nev. Born in Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., January 14, 1816. Lawyer; went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; member of California state assembly, 1849-51, 1852-53 (Los Angeles District 1849-51, 5th District 1852-53). Shot and mortally wounded by his ex-lover, Laura D. Fair, on board a ferry boat in San Francisco Bay, and died two days later, in San Francisco, Calif., November 5, 1870 (age 54 years, 295 days). Fair was tried, found guilty, and sentenced to death, but the state supreme court ordered a new trial, and she was acquitted. Interment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Turpin Crittenden (1788-1832) and Mary Wilson (Parker) Crittenden (1792-1869); brother of Thomas Turpin Crittenden (1825-1905; Union general); married to Clara Churchill (1820-1881); nephew of John Jordan Crittenden and Robert Crittenden; grandson of John Crittenden (1754-1806); first cousin of Thomas Leonidas Crittenden and Thomas Theodore Crittenden; first cousin once removed of Thomas Theodore Crittenden, Jr.; first cousin thrice removed of Thomas Jefferson; second cousin twice removed of Dabney Carr; third cousin once removed of Francis Wayles Eppes, Dabney Smith Carr, Benjamin Franklin Randolph, Meriwether Lewis Randolph and George Wythe Randolph; fourth cousin of Thomas Jefferson Coolidge and Frederick Madison Roberts; fourth cousin once removed of John Gardner Coolidge.
  Political family: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Crocker (1822-1888) — of Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif. Born in Troy, Rensselaer County, N.Y., September 16, 1822. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; merchant; banker; member of California state assembly 9th District, 1861-62; one of the builders of the Central Pacific Railroad; first president of the Southern Pacific Railroad. Died in Monterey, Monterey County, Calif., August 14, 1888 (age 65 years, 333 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Isaac Crocker and Eliza (Wright) Crocker; brother of Edwin Bryant Crocker; married 1852 to Mary Deming; father of Harriet Crocker (who married Charles Beatty Alexander (1849-1927)), Charles Frederick Crocker and William Henry Crocker; uncle of Jennie Louise Crocker (1860-1939; niece of Jacob Sloat Fassett); grandfather of Mary Alexander (who married Sheldon Whitehouse (1883-1965)), Mary Crocker (who married Francis Burton Harrison) and Harriet Crocker Alexander (1888-1972; who married Winthrop Williams Aldrich); great-grandfather of Charles Sheldon Whitehouse; second great-grandfather of Sheldon Whitehouse (1955-).
  Political families: Rockefeller family of New York City, New York; Crocker-Whitehouse family (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  James McGrew Cunnard (b. 1831) — also known as Mike Cunnard — of California. Born in Guernsey County, Ohio, December 16, 1831. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; member of California state assembly 24th District, 1862-63. Burial location unknown.
  John Currey (b. 1814) — of Peekskill, Westchester County, N.Y.; Kingston, Ulster County, N.Y.; San Francisco, Calif. Born in Westchester County, N.Y., October 4, 1814. Democrat. Lawyer; went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; Anti-Lecompton Democratic candidate for Governor of California, 1859; justice of California state supreme court, 1864-. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Currey and Reban (Ward) Currey; married 1845 to Cornelia Elizabeth Scott (1818-1877); married 1881 to Cornelia Ferris.
  Sherman Day (1806-1884) — Born in New Haven, New Haven County, Conn., February 11, 1806. Engineer; historian; went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; member of California state senate, 1855-56; U.S. Surveyor General of California, 1868-71. Died in Berkeley, Alameda County, Calif., December 14, 1884 (age 78 years, 307 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Jeremiah Day (1773-1867; president of Yale College) and Martha (Sherman) Day (1779-1806); married 1832 to Elizabeth Ann King (1805-1873); grandson of Roger Sherman; granduncle of Thomas Day Thacher and Roger Kent; first cousin of Roger Sherman Baldwin, Ebenezer Rockwood Hoar, William Maxwell Evarts and George Frisbie Hoar; first cousin once removed of Simeon Eben Baldwin, Rockwood Hoar, Sherman Hoar, Maxwell Evarts and Arthur Outram Sherman (1864-?); first cousin twice removed of Roger Sherman Hoar; first cousin thrice removed of Archibald Cox; second cousin twice removed of Chauncey Mitchell Depew and John Frederick Addis; second cousin thrice removed of John Stanley Addis; third cousin once removed of John Adams Dix.
  Political families: Sherman family of Connecticut; Sewall-Adams-Cony family of Maine; Hoar-Sherman family of Massachusetts; Baldwin-Greene-Upson-Hoar family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Isaac Harding Duval (1824-1902) — also known as Isaac H. Duval — of Wellsburg, Brooke County, W.Va.; Wheeling, Ohio County, W.Va. Born in Wellsburg, Brooke County, Va. (now W.Va.), September 1, 1824. Republican. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of West Virginia state senate 1st District, 1866-67; U.S. Representative from West Virginia 1st District, 1869-71; U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for the 1st West Virginia District, 1879; member of West Virginia state house of delegates 1st District, 1887-90. Died in Wellsburg, Brooke County, W.Va., July 10, 1902 (age 77 years, 312 days). Interment at Brooke Cemetery, Wellsburg, W.Va.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Joseph Palmer Dyer (1827-1891) — also known as J. P. Dyer — of Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif. Born January 29, 1827. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; mayor of Sacramento, Calif., 1857. Died July 7, 1891 (age 64 years, 159 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George Dyer (1785-1865) and Jane (Pendleton) Dyer (c.1792-1863); married, October 5, 1853, to Deborah Curtis; great-grandnephew of Nathan Pendleton (1754-1841); first cousin twice removed of Nathan Pendleton (1779-1827); second cousin of Calvin Crane Pendleton; second cousin once removed of Charles Marsh Pendleton, James Monroe Pendleton and Cyrus Henry Pendleton; second cousin twice removed of Daniel Burrows; third cousin of Edward Wheeler Pendleton, Charles Henry Pendleton, Harris Pendleton, Chauncey C. Pendleton, Nathan William Pendleton, James Pendleton and Eckford Gustavus Pendleton; third cousin once removed of Lorenzo Burrows (1805-1885), Cornelius Welles Pendleton and Claudius Victor Pendleton; fourth cousin of Enoch C. Chapman.
  Political families: Pendleton family of Connecticut; Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Cornell family of New York; Livingston-Schuyler family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  John Edwards (1805-1894) — Born in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., October 24, 1805. Democrat. Member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1845-46; went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; member of Indiana state senate, 1853; member of Iowa state house of representatives, 1856-61; Speaker of the Iowa State House of Representatives, 1859-61; delegate to Iowa state constitutional convention 9th District, 1857; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; U.S. Representative from Arkansas 3rd District, 1871-73. Died in Washington, D.C., April 8, 1894 (age 88 years, 166 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  James Graham Fair (1831-1894) — also known as James G. Fair — of Virginia City, Storey County, Nev. Born in County Tyrone, Ireland (now Northern Ireland), December 3, 1831. Democrat. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; U.S. Senator from Nevada, 1881-87; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nevada, 1888 (member, Credentials Committee). Died in San Francisco, Calif., December 28, 1894 (age 63 years, 25 days). Original interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery (which no longer exists), San Francisco, Calif.; reinterment at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Colma, Calif.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  David Fairchild (c.1791-1866) — of California. Born about 1791. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; member of California state assembly 18th District, 1860-61. Died September 17, 1866 (age about 75 years). Interment at Pilot Hill Cemetery, Pilot Hill, Calif.
Stephen J. Field Stephen Johnson Field (1816-1899) — also known as Stephen J. Field — of Yuba County, Calif. Born in Haddam, Middlesex County, Conn., November 4, 1816. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; member of California state assembly 14th District, 1851-52; justice of California state supreme court, 1857-63; chief justice of California state supreme court, 1859-63; Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1863-97; arrested in San Francisco, August 16, 1889, on charges of being party to the alleged murder of David S. Terry; released on bail; ultimately the killing was ruled to be justifiable homicide. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Died in Washington, D.C., April 9, 1899 (age 82 years, 156 days). Interment at Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Uncle of David Josiah Brewer and Charlotte Anita Whitney (1868?-1955).
  Political family: Whitney-Field-Brewer-Wells family of California.
  See also NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Stephen J. Field: Paul Kens, Justice Stephen Field : Shaping Liberty from the Gold Rush to the Gilded Age
  Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, September 1897
  John H. Fitzgerald (1834-1871) — of Wickenburg, Maricopa County, Ariz. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., 1834. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; member of Arizona territorial House of Representatives, 1871. Killed himself by swallowing strychnine, at Mill City (now part of Phoenix), Maricopa County, Ariz., July 22, 1871 (age about 37 years). Burial location unknown.
  Ferris Forman (1808-1901) — of Vandalia, Fayette County, Ill.; Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif.; Stockton, San Joaquin County, Calif. Born in Nichols, Tioga County, N.Y., August 24, 1808. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Attorney for Illinois, 1839-41; member of Illinois state senate, 1845-46; colonel in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1848; went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; postmaster at Sacramento, Calif., 1853-57; secretary of state of California, 1858-60; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; delegate to Illinois state constitutional convention 13th District, 1870; Fayette County State's Attorney. Died in Stockton, San Joaquin County, Calif., February 11, 1901 (age 92 years, 171 days). Interment at San Joaquin Catholic Cemetery, Stockton, Calif.
  Relatives: Married, January 11, 1844, to Lucinda Boothe (died 1880).
  John White Geary (1819-1873) — also known as John W. Geary — of San Francisco, Calif. Born near Mt. Pleasant, Westmoreland County, Pa., December 30, 1819. Civil engineer; colonel in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; postmaster at San Francisco, Calif., 1849; candidate for Governor of California, 1849; mayor of San Francisco, Calif., 1850-51; Governor of Kansas Territory, 1856-57; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; Governor of Pennsylvania, 1867-73. Methodist. Died after suffering a heart attack, in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa., February 8, 1873 (age 53 years, 40 days). Interment at Harrisburg Cemetery, Harrisburg, Pa.
  Geary County, Kan. is named for him.
  See also NNDB dossier
  Addison Crandall Gibbs (1825-1886) — also known as A. C. Gibbs — of Gardiner, Douglas County, Ore. Born in Cattaraugus County, N.Y., July 9, 1825. Republican. Lawyer; went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1854; Governor of Oregon, 1862-66; U.S. Attorney for Oregon, 1871-73. Died in London, England, December 29, 1886 (age 61 years, 173 days). Interment at River View Cemetery, Portland, Ore.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Napoleon Bonaparte Giddings (1816-1897) — also known as Napoleon B. Giddings — of Fayette, Howard County, Mo.; Nebraska City, Otoe County, Neb.; Savannah, Andrew County, Mo. Born near Boonsborough, Clark County, Ky., January 2, 1816. Served in the Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence; lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Nebraska Territory, 1855; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War. Died in Savannah, Andrew County, Mo., August 3, 1897 (age 81 years, 213 days). Interment at City Cemetery, Savannah, Mo.
  Presumably named for: Napoleon Bonaparte
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Thomas Jefferson Green (1802-1863) — of North Carolina; Texas; California. Born in Warren County, N.C., 1802. Member of North Carolina state legislature, 1823; general in the Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence; member of Texas Republic House of Representatives, 1836; member of Texas Republic Senate from District of Bexar, 1837; went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; member of California state senate, 1850. Sponsored the bill in the California Senate to create the University of California. Died in North Carolina, December 12, 1863 (age about 61 years). Original interment in private or family graveyard; reinterment in 1905 at Fairview Cemetery, Warrenton, N.C.
  Presumably named for: Thomas Jefferson
  Relatives: Father of Wharton Jackson Green; nephew of Micajah Thomas Hawkins (1790-1858).
  Political family: Walker-Alston family of North Carolina.
  William Semple Green (1832-1905) — also known as Will S. Green — of Colusa, Colusa County, Calif. Born December 26, 1832. Democrat. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; hotel-keeper; steamboat captain; newspaper editor and publisher; member of California state assembly 25th District, 1867-69; California state treasurer, 1898-99; promoter of irrigation projects. Elected to the California Newspaper Hall of Fame. Died July 2, 1905 (age 72 years, 188 days). Interment somewhere in Colusa, Calif.; memorial monument at Will S. Green Memorial, Near Hamilton City, Glenn County, Calif.
  Relatives: Married 1862 to Josephine Davis (died 1881); married 1891 to Sally Morgan.
  See also Wikipedia article
  William McKendree Gwin (1805-1885) — also known as W. M. Gwin — of Mississippi; San Francisco, Calif. Born near Gallatin, Sumner County, Tenn., October 9, 1805. Democrat. Physician; U.S. Representative from Mississippi at-large, 1841-43; went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; delegate to California state constitutional convention, 1849; U.S. Senator from California, 1850-55, 1857-61. Engaged in a duel with J. W. McCorkle, June 1, 1853; there were no injuries; twice arrested for alleged disloyalty during the Civil War. Died in New York, New York County, N.Y., September 3, 1885 (age 79 years, 329 days). Entombed at Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. James Gwin (1769-1841).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Stephen Hamilton (d. 1850) — of Wisconsin. Colonel in the U.S. Army during the Black Hawk War; member of Wisconsin territorial legislature, 1840; went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush. Died in Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif., October 7, 1850. Interment at Sacramento City Cemetery, Sacramento, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804); grandson of Philip John Schuyler.
  Political family: Livingston-Schuyler family of New York (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Serranus Clinton Hastings (1813-1893) — also known as S. Clinton Hastings — of Lawrenceburg, Dearborn County, Ind.; Bloomington (now Muscatine), Muscatine County, Iowa; Benicia, Solano County, Calif. Born in Watertown, Jefferson County, N.Y., November 22, 1813. Democrat. Member Iowa territorial council, 1838-46; U.S. Representative from Iowa at-large, 1846-47; justice of Iowa state supreme court, 1848-49; went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; justice of California state supreme court, 1849-51; chief justice of California state supreme court, 1849-51; California state attorney general, 1852-54. Died in San Francisco, Calif., February 18, 1893 (age 79 years, 88 days). Interment at St. Helena Public Cemetery, St. Helena, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Collins Hastings and Patience (Brayton) Hastings.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  John Coffee Hays (1817-1883) — also known as Jack C. Hays — of Oakland, Alameda County, Calif. Born in Cedar Lick, Wilson County, Tenn., January 28, 1817. Democrat. Served in the Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence; colonel in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1876. Joined the Texas Rangers in the 1830s (later named to Texas Rangers Hall of Fame). Sheriff of San Francisco in 1850; U.S. Surveyor General for California, 1853; one of the founders of the city of Oakland. Died April 21, 1883 (age 66 years, 83 days). Interment at Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, Calif.
  Hays County, Tex. is named for him.
  Harmon Gregg Heald (1824-1858) — also known as Harmon G. Heald — of California. Born in Ohio, January 29, 1824. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; member of California state assembly 11th District, 1856-57. Died in Healdsburg, Sonoma County, Calif., December 17, 1858 (age 34 years, 322 days). Interment at Healdsburg Cemetery, Healdsburg, Calif.
  Relatives: Third cousin of Joshua Taylor Heald (1821-1887).
  William Chalmers Hendricks (1825-1892) — also known as William C. Hendricks — of California. Born in Ligonier, Westmoreland County, Pa., 1825. Democrat. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1880 (Convention Vice-President); secretary of state of California, 1887-91. Died in Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif., January 24, 1892 (age about 66 years). Interment somewhere in Oroville, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Abraham Hendricks (1785-1851) and Sarah Elizabeth (Henderson) Hendricks; brother of Abram Washington Hendricks; married to Susan Elizabeth Glass (1843-1921); father of Scott Springer Hendricks; nephew of Thomas Hendricks, William Hendricks and John Hendricks; first cousin of Abraham Hendricks (1805-1878), William Hendricks, Jr. (1809-1850) and Thomas Andrews Hendricks.
  Political family: Hendricks family (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  James Farquhar Hibberd (1816-1903) — also known as James F. Hibberd — of Ohio; Richmond, Wayne County, Ind. Born near New Market, Frederick County, Md., November 4, 1816. Physician; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1845-47; went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; mayor of Richmond, Ind., 1875-77. Member, American Medical Association; American Public Health Association. Died in Richmond, Wayne County, Ind., September 8, 1903 (age 86 years, 308 days). Interment at Earlham Cemetery, Richmond, Ind.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Hibberd and Rachel (Wright) Hibberd; married, March 30, 1842, to Nancy D. Higgins; married, May 6, 1856, to Catherine Leeds; married, April 20, 1871, to Elizabeth M. Laws.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Samuel Hungerford (c.1800-1875) — also known as "Colonel" — of Novi Township (now Novi), Oakland County, Mich. Born about 1800. Supervisor of Novi Township, Michigan, 1833-34; went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush. Died April 7, 1875 (age about 75 years). Burial location unknown.
  Hiram Abiff Imus, Jr. (c.1804-1876) — also known as Hiram A. Imus — of Galena, Jo Daviess County, Ill.; Santa Cruz County, Calif. Born in Cayuga, Cayuga County, N.Y., about 1804. Served in the U.S. Army during the Black Hawk War; went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; member of California state assembly 3rd District, 1859-60. Died in Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, Calif., October 4, 1876 (age about 72 years). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Santa Cruz, Calif.
  James Kerr Kelly (1819-1903) — also known as James K. Kelly — of Clackamas County, Ore.; Portland, Multnomah County, Ore. Born in Blanchard, Centre County, Pa., February 16, 1819. Democrat. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; lawyer; member of Oregon territorial legislature, 1853; delegate to Oregon state constitutional convention from Clackamas County, 1857; member of Oregon state senate, 1860; U.S. Attorney for Oregon, 1860-62; U.S. Senator from Oregon, 1871-77; member of Democratic National Committee from Oregon, 1876; justice of Oregon state supreme court, 1878-80; chief justice of Oregon state supreme court, 1878-80; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oregon, 1888. Died in Washington, D.C., September 15, 1903 (age 84 years, 211 days). Interment at Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles West Kendall (1828-1914) — of Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif.; Hamilton, White Pine County, Nev.; Denver, Colo. Born in Searsmont, Waldo County, Maine, April 22, 1828. Democrat. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; newspaper editor; lawyer; member of California state assembly 12th District, 1862-63; U.S. Representative from Nevada at-large, 1871-75. Died in Mt. Rainier, Prince George's County, Md., June 25, 1914 (age 86 years, 64 days). Interment at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thomas Butler King (1800-1864) — of Waynesville, Brantley County, Ga.; Frederica, St. Simons Island, Glynn County, Ga. Born in Palmer, Hampden County, Mass., August 27, 1800. Lawyer; member of Georgia state senate, 1832-37, 1859; delegate to Georgia state constitutional convention, 1833; U.S. Representative from Georgia, 1839-43, 1845-50 (at-large 1839-43, 1st District 1845-50); delegate to Whig National Convention from Georgia, 1844; went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; U.S. Collector of Customs, 1851-52. Died in Waresboro, Ware County, Ga., May 10, 1864 (age 63 years, 257 days). Interment at Christ Churchyard, Frederica, St. Simons Island, Ga.
  Relatives: Son of Daniel King (1749-1815) and Hannah (Lord) King (1757-1813); brother of Henry King; married 1824 to Anna Matilda Page (1800-1859); father of Florence Barclay King (1834-1912; who married Henry Rootes Jackson) and John Floyd King (1842-1915).
  Political family: King family of Georgia.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  William Lew May (c.1793-1849) — also known as William L. May — of Jacksonville, Morgan County, Ill.; Springfield, Sangamon County, Ill. Born in Kentucky, about 1793. Democrat. Member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1829-31; U.S. Representative from Illinois 3rd District, 1834-39; mayor of Springfield, Ill., 1841; went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush. Died in San Francisco, Calif., September 29, 1849 (age about 56 years). Interment somewhere in Sacramento, Calif.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Joseph Walker McCorkle (1819-1884) — also known as Joseph W. McCorkle; J. W. McCorkle — of Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio; Sutter County, Calif.; Virginia City, Storey County, Nev.; Washington, D.C. Born in Piqua, Miami County, Ohio, June 24, 1819. Democrat. Lawyer; postmaster at Dayton, Ohio, 1845-49; went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; member of California state assembly 14th District, 1851-52; U.S. Representative from California 2nd District, 1851-53. Engaged in a duel with U.S. Senator W. M. Gwin, June 1, 1853; there were no injuries. Died in Branchville, Prince George's County, Md., March 18, 1884 (age 64 years, 268 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua, Ohio.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Joseph Chambers McKibbin (1824-1896) — of Downieville, Sierra County, Calif. Born in Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pa., May 14, 1824. Democrat. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; lawyer; member of California state senate, 1852-53; U.S. Representative from California at-large, 1857-59; defeated, 1858; colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War; general contractor. Died in Marshall Hall, Charles County, Md., July 1, 1896 (age 72 years, 48 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Chambers McKibbin (1798-1891) and Jane (Bell) McKibbin (1802-1871).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert H. McKune (1823-1894) — of Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pa.; Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pa. Born in Newburgh, Orange County, N.Y., August 19, 1823. Democrat. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; mayor of Scranton, Pa., 1875-78. Member, Freemasons. While attempting to quell a riot in 1877, he was attacked, and his skull was fractured. Died, of heart failure, in Newburgh, Orange County, N.Y., October 9, 1894 (age 71 years, 51 days). Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery, Dunmore, Pa.
  Relatives: Married 1844 to Elmira Smith.
  Hector B. Meredith (1826-1885) — of Folsom, Sacramento County, Calif.; New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in Winchester, Va., April 30, 1826. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; member of California state assembly 9th District, 1855-56. Died from complications of a bad fall, in New York, New York County, N.Y., May 29, 1885 (age 59 years, 29 days). Interment at Old Lutheran Cemetery, Winchester, Va.
  Relatives: Son of James S. Meredith (1792-1861) and Elizabeth B. (Eaty) Meredith (1803-1885).
Daniel Azro Millington Daniel Azro Millington (1823-1891) — of Winfield, Cowley County, Kan. Born in Hubbardton, Rutland County, Vt., May 16, 1823. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; newspaper editor; postmaster; mayor of Winfield, Kan., 1875-76. Died of heart failure, in Winfield, Cowley County, Kan., May 7, 1891 (age 67 years, 356 days). Interment at Union Cemetery, Winfield, Kan.
  Relatives: Son of Solomon Millington (1797-1868) and Clarinda (Richardson) Millington (1800-1854); married, May 16, 1848, to Mary Ann Smith (1826-1910).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Bill Bottorff, Winfield historian
  John L. Morse — Member of Michigan state house of representatives, 1846-47; went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Father of Allen Benton Morse (1839-1921).
  Edward Neblett (1818-1907) — of Weaverville, Trinity County, Calif.; Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, Calif. Born in Prince George County, Va., July 18, 1818. Whig. Hatter; went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; Trinity County Sheriff, 1855-57; member of California state assembly 21st District, 1858-59; banker; hardware business; mayor of Santa Rosa, Calif., 1876-78. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar. Died in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, Calif., January 19, 1907 (age 88 years, 185 days). Interment at Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery, Santa Rosa, Calif.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  David Hopkinson Nichols (1828-1900) — also known as David H. Nichols — of Boulder, Boulder County, Colo. Born in Hardwick, Caledonia County, Vt., March 16, 1828. Served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; member of Colorado territorial House of Representatives, 1865; delegate to Colorado state constitutional convention, 1865; Lieutenant Governor of Colorado, 1893-95. Died in Boulder, Boulder County, Colo., December 16, 1900 (age 72 years, 275 days). Interment at Columbia Cemetery, Boulder, Colo.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Alanson W. Nightingill (1826-1870) — of Nevada. Born in Ashland, Ashland County, Ohio, May 17, 1826. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; delegate to Nevada state constitutional convention, 1863; Nevada state comptroller, 1864-66. Died in Carson City, Nev., February 12, 1870 (age 43 years, 271 days). Burial location unknown.
  James Otis (1826-1875) — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., August 11, 1826. Republican. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; importer and exporter; Presidential Elector for California, 1860; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1872 (delegation chair); mayor of San Francisco, Calif., 1873-75; died in office 1875. Unitarian. Died, of diphtheria, in San Francisco, Calif., October 30, 1875 (age 49 years, 80 days). Original interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery (which no longer exists), San Francisco, Calif.; reinterment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of George Washington Otis (1775-1858) and Hannah Leavitt (Waters) Otis (c.1787-1880); married 1858 to Lucy Hamilton Macondray (1832-1922); second cousin twice removed of Samuel Allyne Otis; third cousin of John Otis and William Shaw Chandler Otis; third cousin once removed of Harrison Gray Otis (1765-1848) and Charles Augustus Otis, Sr. (1827-1905); fourth cousin of Oran Gray Otis, Asa H. Otis, David Perry Otis, Harris F. Otis and Harrison Gray Otis (1837-1917).
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Otis family of Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Edward Wheeler Pendleton (1825-1889) — also known as Edward W. Pendleton — of Sturgis, St. Joseph County, Mich. Born in Broadalbin, Fulton County, N.Y., December 13, 1825. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; hotel-keeper; merchant; member of Michigan state senate 10th District, 1879-80. Member, Freemasons; Knights Templar. Died in Sturgis, St. Joseph County, Mich., May 18, 1889 (age 63 years, 156 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Pendleton (1799-1870) and Hannah (Wheeler) Pendleton (1805-1859); married 1855 to Eveline Lorena Baird; great-grandnephew of Nathan Pendleton (1754-1841); first cousin once removed of Enoch C. Chapman, Charles Marsh Pendleton and Cyrus Henry Pendleton; first cousin twice removed of Nathan Pendleton (1779-1827); second cousin of Charles Henry Pendleton, Chauncey C. Pendleton and Eckford Gustavus Pendleton; second cousin once removed of James Monroe Pendleton (1822-1889) and Claudius Victor Pendleton; second cousin twice removed of Daniel Burrows; third cousin of Calvin Crane Pendleton, Joseph Palmer Dyer, Harris Pendleton, Nathan William Pendleton and James Pendleton; third cousin once removed of Henry Brewster Stanton, Lorenzo Burrows and Cornelius Welles Pendleton.
  Political family: Pendleton family of Connecticut (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Edmund Winston Pettus (1821-1907) — also known as Edmund W. Pettus — of Selma, Dallas County, Ala. Born in Limestone County, Ala., July 6, 1821. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; circuit judge in Alabama, 1855-58; general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1876, 1880, 1884, 1888, 1892; U.S. Senator from Alabama, 1897-1907; died in office 1907. Member, Ku Klux Klan. Died in Hot Springs, Madison County, N.C., July 27, 1907 (age 86 years, 21 days). Interment at Live Oak Cemetery, Selma, Ala.
  Relatives: Brother of John Jones Pettus (1813-1867); married, June 27, 1844, to Mary S. Chapman.
  The Edmund Pettus Bridge (opened 1940), which takes U.S. Route 80 Business over the Alabama River at Selma, Alabama, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
James A. Pinney James A. Pinney (b. 1835) — of Boise, Ada County, Idaho. Born in Franklin County, Ohio, September 29, 1835. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; bookseller; mayor of Boise, Idaho, 1881-85, 1889-93, 1905-07. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: City of Boise
  William Adam Piper (1826-1899) — of California. Born in Franklin County, Pa., May 21, 1826. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; merchant; U.S. Representative from California 1st District, 1875-77. Died in San Francisco, Calif., August 5, 1899 (age 73 years, 76 days). Original interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery (which no longer exists), San Francisco, Calif.; reinterment at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Colma, Calif.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  James Harvey Ralston (1807-1864) — also known as James H. Ralston — of Quincy, Adams County, Ill.; Sacramento County, Calif.; Virginia City, Storey County, Nev.; Austin, Lander County, Nev. Born in Bourbon County, Ky., October 12, 1807. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the Black Hawk War; circuit judge in Illinois 5th Circuit, 1837; member of Illinois state house of representatives, 1837-39; Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1840; member of Illinois state senate, 1841-45; candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois, 1841; member of Illinois Democratic State Committee, 1841-46; served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; member of California state senate, 1853-54; candidate for chief justice of California state supreme court, 1856; delegate to Nevada state constitutional convention, 1863. Member, Freemasons. Died after becoming lost in a snowstorm, in Nye County, Nev., May 8, 1864 (age 56 years, 209 days). Interment somewhere in Austin, Nev.
  Relatives: Son of John Ralston and Elizabeth (Neely) Ralston; married, October 11, 1832, to June Alexander; married 1853 to Harriet N. Jackson; father of Jackson Harvey Ralston (1857-?).
  Charles Sturtevant Randall (1824-1904) — also known as Charles S. Randall — of New Bedford, Bristol County, Mass. Born in New Bedford, Bristol County, Mass., February 20, 1824. Republican. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1883; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, 1889-95 (1st District 1889-93, 13th District 1893-95); defeated (Independent Republican), 1898. Died in New Bedford, Bristol County, Mass., August 17, 1904 (age 80 years, 179 days). Interment at Rural Cemetery, New Bedford, Mass.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Edmund Randolph (1820-1861) — of California. Born in Virginia, June 9, 1820. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; member of California state assembly from San Francisco District, 1849-51. Died in San Francisco, Calif., September 8, 1861 (age 41 years, 91 days). Original interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery (which no longer exists), San Francisco, Calif.; reinterment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Peyton Randolph (1779-1828) and Maria (Ward) Randolph (1784-1826); grandson of Edmund Jenings Randolph; grandnephew of George Nicholas, Wilson Cary Nicholas and John Nicholas; great-grandson of Robert Carter Nicholas (1729-1780); great-grandnephew of Peyton Randolph (1721-1775); second great-grandnephew of Richard Randolph; first cousin once removed of Robert Carter Nicholas (1787-1857); first cousin twice removed of Francis Beverley Biddle; first cousin thrice removed of Richard Bland and Benjamin Harrison (1726-1791); second cousin of Peter Myndert Dox; second cousin once removed of Harry Bartow Hawes; second cousin twice removed of Theodorick Bland, Thomas Jefferson, Carter Bassett Harrison, Beverley Randolph, William Henry Harrison and John Randolph of Roanoke; third cousin of Thomas Marshall and James Keith Marshall; third cousin once removed of John Marshall, Henry Lee, Charles Lee, James Markham Marshall, Thomas Mann Randolph, Jr., Alexander Keith Marshall, Edmund Jennings Lee, Dabney Carr, Henry St. George Tucker and John Scott Harrison; third cousin twice removed of Burwell Bassett; fourth cousin of Francis Wayles Eppes, Dabney Smith Carr, Benjamin Franklin Randolph, Meriwether Lewis Randolph, George Wythe Randolph, Nathaniel Beverly Tucker, Carter Henry Harrison and Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901); fourth cousin once removed of John Wayles Eppes, Thomas Jefferson Coolidge, Fitzhugh Lee, Connally Findlay Trigg, Russell Benjamin Harrison, John Augustine Marshall, Richard Evelyn Byrd, Carter Henry Harrison II, Frederick Madison Roberts and William Welby Beverley (1889-1969).
  Political families: Lee-Randolph family of Maryland and Virginia; Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia; Blackburn-Slaughter-Buckner-Madison family of Kentucky (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Norman Dunning Rideout (1832-1907) — also known as N. D. Rideout — of Marysville, Yuba County, Calif.; San Francisco, Calif. Born in Bowdoinham, Sagadahoc County, Maine, January 6, 1832. Republican. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; merchant; banker; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1876, 1892. Died in San Francisco, Calif., July 2, 1907 (age 75 years, 177 days). Interment at East Lawn Memorial Park, Sacramento, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Rideout (1798-1843) and Margaret (Macomber) Rideout (1801-1839); married 1858 to Phebe Mason Abbott (1841-1932).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Jetur Rose Riggs (1809-1869) — also known as Jetur R. Riggs — of Paterson, Passaic County, N.J. Born near Drakesville (now Ledgewood), Morris County, N.J., June 20, 1809. Republican. Physician; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Bergen County, 1836; went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; member of New Jersey state senate from Passaic County, 1856-58; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 4th District, 1859-61. Died in Drakesville (now Ledgewood), Morris County, N.J., November 5, 1869 (age 60 years, 138 days). Interment at Presbyterian Cemetery, Succasunna, N.J.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Richard Roman (1811-1875) — of Victoria, Victoria County, Tex. Born in Fayette County, Ky., 1811. Democrat. Served in the Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence; member of Texas Republic House of Representatives, 1836-37, 1838-39; mayor of Victoria, Tex., 1844; member of Texas Republic Senate, 1844-45; major in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; California state treasurer, 1849-54; U.S. Consul in Guaymas, 1854-56. Died in San Francisco, Calif., December 22, 1875 (age about 64 years). Burial location unknown.
  See also Wikipedia article
  George Henry Sanderson (1824-1893) — also known as George H. Sanderson — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., 1824. Republican. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; mayor of San Francisco, Calif., 1891-93. Died, of pneumonia, February 1, 1893 (age about 68 years). Burial location unknown.
  Thomas Henry Selby (1820-1875) — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., May 14, 1820. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; merchant; mayor of San Francisco, Calif., 1869-71. Died, of pneumonia, in San Francisco, Calif., June 17, 1875 (age 55 years, 34 days). Burial location unknown.
  Jacob K. Shafer (1823-1876) — of Stockton, San Joaquin County, Calif.; Idaho. Born near Broadway, Rockingham County, Va., December 26, 1823. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; lawyer; mayor of Stockton, Calif., 1852; San Joaquin County Judge, 1853-62; Delegate to U.S. Congress from Idaho Territory, 1869. Died in Eureka, Eureka County, Nev., November 22, 1876 (age 52 years, 332 days). Interment at Masonic Cemetery, Eureka, Nev.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Wilson Shannon (1802-1877) — of St. Clairsville, Belmont County, Ohio; Lawrence, Douglas County, Kan. Born in Mt. Olivet, Belmont County, Ohio, February 24, 1802. Democrat. Lawyer; Governor of Ohio, 1838-40, 1842-44; defeated, 1840; U.S. Minister to Mexico, 1844-45; went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; U.S. Representative from Ohio 17th District, 1853-55; defeated, 1832; Governor of Kansas Territory, 1855-56, 1856; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1876. Catholic. Irish ancestry. Died in Lawrence, Douglas County, Kan., August 30, 1877 (age 75 years, 187 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence, Kan.
  Relatives: Son of George David Shannon (1758-1803) and Jane (Milligan) Shannon (1758-1823); brother of George F. Shannon, Thomas Shannon (1786-1843) and James Shannon; married, November 30, 1825, to Elizabeth Ellis (1802-1831); married, November 27, 1832, to Sarah Osbun (1815-1881); granduncle of Isaac Charles Parker.
  Political family: Shannon-Shelby family.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary
  William Sharon (1821-1885) — of Carrollton, Greene County, Ill.; Sacramento, Sacramento County, Calif.; Virginia City, Storey County, Nev. Born in Smithfield, Jefferson County, Ohio, January 9, 1821. Republican. Lawyer; went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; banker; mining business; real estate business; U.S. Senator from Nevada, 1875-81. Died in San Francisco, Calif., November 13, 1885 (age 64 years, 308 days). Original interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery (which no longer exists), San Francisco, Calif.; reinterment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, Calif.
  Relatives: Father of Clara Adelaide Sharon (1853-1882; who married Francis Griffith Newlands (1848-1917)).
  Cross-reference: Francis G. Newlands — David S. Terry
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  James Harvey Slater (1826-1899) — of Corvallis, Benton County, Ore. Born near Springfield, Sangamon County, Ill., December 28, 1826. Democrat. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; lawyer; newspaper publisher; member of Oregon territorial House of Representatives, 1857-58; member of Oregon state house of representatives, 1859; District Attorney 5th District, 1868; U.S. Representative from Oregon at-large, 1871-73; U.S. Senator from Oregon, 1879-85. Died in La Grande, Union County, Ore., January 28, 1899 (age 72 years, 31 days). Interment at Masonic Cemetery, La Grande, Ore.
  Relatives: Son of Jay Slater (1795-1860) and Lucretia (Carman) Slater (1806-1853); married, August 31, 1854, to Edna Elizabeth Gray (1835-1916); father of Woodson Taylor Slater (1858-1920).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Henry Smith (1788-1851) — of Texas. Born in Kentucky, May 20, 1788. Delegate to Texas Consultation of 1835 from District of Columbia, 1835; Provisional Governor of Texas, 1835-36; impeached as governor by the provisional council in 1836; Texas Republic Secretary of the Treasury, 1836-38; member of Texas Republic House of Representatives, 1840; went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush. Died in Los Angeles County, Calif., March 4, 1851 (age 62 years, 288 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James Smith and Magdalen (Woods) Smith.
  Benjamin Stark (1820-1898) — of Portland, Multnomah County, Ore.; New London, New London County, Conn. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., June 26, 1820. Democrat. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; lawyer; member of Oregon territorial House of Representatives, 1852; member of Oregon state house of representatives, 1860; U.S. Senator from Oregon, 1861-62; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1868; member of Connecticut state house of representatives, 1874. On June 6, 1862, a resolution to expel him from the U.S. Senate for alleged disloyalty to the Union, requiring two-thirds to pass, failed on a vote of 21 in favor to 16 opposed. Died in New London, New London County, Conn., October 10, 1898 (age 78 years, 106 days). Interment at Cedar Grove Cemetery, New London, Conn.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Amos Steck (1822-1908) — of Denver, Colo. Born in Lancaster, Fairfield County, Ohio, January 8, 1822. Republican. Lawyer; went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; mayor of Denver, Colo., 1863-64; chief justice of Colorado territorial supreme court, 1870; delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 1880. Died in Denver, Colo., November 17, 1908 (age 86 years, 314 days). Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Denver, Colo.
  Steck Elementary School (built 1930), in Denver, Colorado, is named for him.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Edward Augustus Stevenson (1831-1895) — also known as Edward A. Stevenson — of El Dorado County, Calif.; Tehama County, Calif.; Boise, Ada County, Idaho. Born in Lowville, Lewis County, N.Y., June 15, 1831. Democrat. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; member of California state assembly, 1854-56, 1860-61 (18th District 1854-56, 13th District 1860-61); Speaker of the California State Assembly, 1860; member Idaho territorial council, 1866-68, 1876-78; Governor of Idaho Territory, 1885-89; appointed 1885; candidate for Governor of Idaho, 1894. Died by suicide, from laudanum, at Paraiso Springs, Monterey County, Calif., July 6, 1895 (age 64 years, 21 days). Interment at Pioneer Cemetery, Boise, Idaho.
  Relatives: Son of Edward Stevenson (1781-1843) and Phebe Pratt (Spafford) Stevenson (1792-1871); brother of Charles Clark Stevenson (1826-1890); married, August 31, 1853, to Harriet E. Marcy (1836-1859; killed by Indians); married 1860 to Annie D. Orr (1841-1896).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Owen Paul Sutton (1821-1881) — also known as Owen P. Sutton — of California. Born in Naples, Ontario County, N.Y., August 8, 1821. Republican. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; banker; member of California state assembly 8th District, 1863; real estate business. Member, Freemasons. Died in San Francisco, Calif., September 1, 1881 (age 60 years, 24 days). Original interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery (which no longer exists), San Francisco, Calif.; reinterment in 1946 at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Jacob Boles Sutton (1790-1877) and Bestsey (Parish) Sutton.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  David Smith Terry (1823-1889) — also known as David S. Terry — of Galveston, Galveston County, Tex.; San Francisco, Calif.; Stockton, San Joaquin County, Calif. Born in Christian County (part now in Todd County), Ky., March 8, 1823. Lawyer; went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; advocated the extension of slavery to California; justice of California state supreme court, 1855-59; chief justice of California state supreme court, 1857-59; killed U.S. Senator David C. Broderick in a duel near San Francisco in 1859; tried for murder, but acquitted; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; delegate to California state constitutional convention, 1878-79; candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1880; his wife Sarah Althea Hill claimed to be the widow and heir of wealthy U.S. Senator William Sharon; in September, 1888, when her claim was finally rejected by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen J. Field (acting as a Court of Appeals judge for California), she and Terry caused an altercation in the courtroom and were jailed six months for contempt of court. Five months after his release from jail, he encountered Justice Field and slapped him in the face; he was then shot through the heart and killed by U.S. Deputy Marshal David Neagle, the justice's bodyguard, in the train station dining room at Lathrop, San Joaquin County, Calif., August 14, 1889 (age 66 years, 159 days). Neagle was arrested by local authorities, but later released on the demand of the U.S. government. Interment at Stockton Rural Cemetery, Stockton, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph Royal Terry (1792-1877) and Sarah David (Smith) Terry (1793-1837); brother of Benjamin Franklin Terry (1821-1861); married, November 26, 1852, to Cornelia Runnels (1829-1884; niece of Hardin Richard Runnels); married, January 7, 1886, to Sarah Althea Hill (1857-1937).
  Political family: Runnels-Terry family of Houston, Texas.
  Cross-reference: Peter Singleton Wilkes
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Cameron Erskine Thom (1825-1915) — also known as Cameron E. Thom — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif.; Glendale, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Culpeper, Culpeper County, Va., June 20, 1825. Democrat. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; lawyer; Los Angeles County District Attorney, 1854-57, 1869-73, 1877-79; member of California state senate, 1858-59; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; mayor of Los Angeles, Calif., 1882-84. Protestant. Member, Freemasons. Died in Glendale, Los Angeles County, Calif., February 2, 1915 (age 89 years, 227 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Los Angeles, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of John Watson Triplett Thom (1771-1855) and Abigail DeHart (Mayo) Thom (1791-1830); married 1858 to Susan Henrietta Hathwell (1839-1862); married 1874 to Belle Cameron Hathwell (1859-1924); uncle of Erskine Mayo Ross; first cousin twice removed of Paul Carrington (1733-1818); second cousin once removed of William Henry Cabell; third cousin of Edward Carrington Cabell; fourth cousin once removed of Douglass Townshend Bolling.
  Political family: Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Epitaph: "He was a Man."
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Ames Washburn (1822-1889) — also known as Charles A. Washburn — of San Francisco, Calif. Born in Livermore, Androscoggin County, Maine, March 16, 1822. Republican. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1856 (member, Credentials Committee); Presidential Elector for California, 1860; U.S. Diplomatic Commissioner to Paraguay, 1861-63; U.S. Minister to Paraguay, 1863-68; novelist; invented an early typewriter. Died in New York, New York County, N.Y., January 26, 1889 (age 66 years, 316 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Israel Washburn; brother of Israel Washburn, Jr., Elihu Benjamin Washburne, Cadwallader Colden Washburn and William Drew Washburn; nephew of Reuel Washburn; uncle of Charles Fox Washburn, Hempstead Washburne, Robert Charles Washburn, William Drew Washburn, Jr. and Stanley Washburn; fourth cousin once removed of Charles Sumner (1811-1874) and Dwight May Sabin.
  Political family: Washburn family of Raynham, Massachusetts (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Henry Jackson Wells (1823-1912) — of San Francisco, Calif.; Cambridge, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in Charlestown, Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., November 16, 1823. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; member of Massachusetts state senate, 1881-83. Baptist. Died in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Mass., November 24, 1912 (age 89 years, 8 days). Burial location unknown.
  Joseph Rodman West (1822-1898) — of Louisiana. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., September 19, 1822. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; U.S. Senator from Louisiana, 1871-77; member District of Columbia board of commissioners, 1882-85; President of the District of Columbia Board of Commissioners, 1882-83. Died in Washington, D.C., October 31, 1898 (age 76 years, 42 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Ann E. (Smith) West (1795-1824) and Charles Shute West (1796-1857); married, September 28, 1843, to Jeanne Josephine Fadeuilhe (1827-1896); third cousin once removed of Preston Lea and Elsie Cryder Woodward; third cousin thrice removed of William Woodward III; fourth cousin of Charles Corbit and William Webb, Jr. (1844-?); fourth cousin once removed of Eliza Naudain Corbit Lea.
  Political family: Sherman family of Connecticut (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Stephen Girard Whipple (1823-1895) — also known as Stephen G. Whipple — of Eureka, Humboldt County, Calif. Born in Williston, Chittenden County, Vt., November 5, 1823. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; member of California state assembly, 1854-55, 1857-58, 1863 (12th District 1854-55, 1857-58, 27th District 1863); served in the Union Army during the Civil War. Member, Freemasons; Grand Army of the Republic. Died in Eureka, Humboldt County, Calif., October 21, 1895 (age 71 years, 350 days). Interment at Myrtle Grove Cemetery, Eureka, Calif.
  John Whiteaker (1820-1902) — also known as "Honest John" — of Eugene, Lane County, Ore. Born in Dearborn County, Ind., May 4, 1820. Democrat. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; Governor of Oregon, 1859-62; member of Oregon state house of representatives, 1865-70; member of Oregon state senate, 1876; U.S. Representative from Oregon at-large, 1879-81; member of Democratic National Committee from Oregon, 1880; U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for Oregon, 1885-90. Died in Eugene, Lane County, Ore., October 2, 1902 (age 82 years, 151 days). Interment at Masonic Cemetery, Eugene, Ore.
  Relatives: Son of John Whiteaker and Nancy (Smales) Whiteaker; married, August 22, 1847, to Nancy Jane Hargrave (1828-1912).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Frederick A. Woodworth (d. 1865) — of California. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y. Went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; member of California state senate, 1857. Died in San Francisco, Calif., February 12, 1865. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Brother of Selim E. Woodworth (1815-1871).
  See also Wikipedia article
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