The Merced Express, Saturday, April 3, 1880

California Pioneers.

We give this week what we believe to be a complete list of the names of the California Pioneers now residing in this county. A few names have doubtless been left out, but we have diligent inquiry and believe that we have about all of them. It is now in order for these hardy adventurers of early days to come together and form a Pioneer Society. There are enough of them to organize a splendid association. Don't delay this thing, gentleman; you are dwindling away very fast. Their names are as follows:

AKIN, Wm. B. .......................................................................................Mississippi

BLACKBURN, J. C. ......................................................................................Ohio

BENNETT, P.B. .........................................................................................Ireland

BOST, John W. ......................................................................................Mississippi

CARROLL, Patrick ......................................................................................Ireland

CHAPMAN, Joseph .................................................................................Maryland

CHAMBERLAIN, Adolphus ...................................................................New York

CLOUGH, A. W. ............................................................................New Hampshire

CARGILE, Thomas B. ..............................................................................Kentucky

CHANDLER, R. T. ...................................................................................Georgia

COX, Isom J. ..........................................................................................Tennessee

COCANOUR, John B. ........................................................................Pennsylvania

CHAPMAN, Harry ...............................................................................New York

DEAN, T.C. .............................................................................................Kentucky

DICKENSON, Samuel ..............................................................................Missouri

DICKENSON, G. W. ...............................................................................Missouri

DOWST, W. B. ................................................................................Massachusetts

EVANS, Chas. E. ....................................................................................Louisiana

FEE, Peter ................................................................................................Norway

GRIFFITH, Joshua .............................................................................Pennsylvania

GARDENHIRE, Fred ..........................................................................Pennsylvania

GOLDMAN, M. .........................................................................................Prussia

GIVENS, E.T. .........................................................................................Kentucky

HERNE, Levi ............................................................................................Missouri

HULSE, A. W. …………………………………………………………...New York

HOWELL, W. L. ………………………………………………………Pennsylvania

HICKS, James E. …………………………………………………………..Missouri

HAYES, George ……………………………………………………………...Maine

HUFFMAN, C. H ……………………………………………………...….Louisiana

HALSTEAD, G. W. Sr. ………………………………………………....New York

IVETT, John ……………………………………………………….………England

INGALSBE, Albert ……………………………………….……………..New York

JONES, J. Y. …………………………………………………………..…..Virginia

JOHNSON, Thos. ……………………………………………………..……Ireland

KIBBY, James ……………………………………………………….….New York

KELSEY, Erastus ……………………………………………………….New York

KEYS, John ………………………………………………………………..Virginia

KUHL, Adam …………………………………………………………Pennsylvania

LARKIN, Frank ……………………………………………………...….New York

LEGGETT, Thos. A. ………………………………………………...…..New York

MONTGOMERY, John M. ……………………………………………….Kentucky

MARSH, J. B. …………………………………………………….….Massachusetts

MCERLANE, Hugh ………………………………………………………...Ireland

MCCREARY, Wm. A. …………………………………………………….Alabama

MCFARLAN, Nathan ………………………………………………..…..Tennessee

MCFARLAND, John L. …………………………………………………Tennessee

OPENHIEM, Ben ……………………………………………………...….Germany

OSTRANDER, Harvey J. ………………………………………………..New York

ODONNELL, John ………………………………………………………....Ireland

PECK, James B. …………………………………………………………New York

PEAK, L. ……………………………………………………………….…..Illinois

POWELL, George W. ……………………………………………………....Texas

RUSSELL, George ………………………………………………..…. Connecticut

ROGERS, G. W. ………………………………………………………..New York

ROBERTSON, James W. ………………………………………………Mississippi

RUDDLE, John …………………………………………………………..Missouri

REYNOLDS, Rube …………………………………………………….…Georgia

ROLFE, Nelson ……………………………………………………………Virginia

STONEROAD, N. B. ……………………………………………………..Alabama

SPEARS, S. K. …………………………………………………….……New York

STEVENSON, James J. …………………………………………………..Missouri

STEVENSON, Col. A. …………………………………………………..Kentucky

SMITH, Edward H. ………………………………………………….….New York

SCOTT, Samuel ………………………………………………………….Kentucky

SMITH, John C. ……………………………………………………………....Ohio

TURNER, George ……………………………………………………….New York

THURMAN, Wm. H. ……………………………………………………Tennessee

THURMAN, Eli ………………………………………………………….Tennessee

TURNER, Nicholas ………………………………………………………Tennessee

TYSON, Edward H. ……………………………………………..….North Carolina

TURNER, Wm. C. …………………………………………………..North Carolina

WILSON, L. P. …………………………………………………………..New York

WHEAT, Job ……………………………………………………………New York

WARD, George …………………………………………………………...Missouri

YATES, Adam …………………………………………………………..New York

 

transcribed by Alma Stone., June 2004