Biography of Reed Dutton
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Reed Dutton. Was born in Canada on October 19, 1828. When about ten years old, he, with his parents, moved to Ohio. Here he carried Emily Culver in 1849. She was born in Belleville, Richland county, Ohio. Mr. Dutton came to this State, via Panama, arriving in San Francisco in November, 1849. He at once proceeded to San Jose, where his brother Warren was living, and there remained till the Spring of 1850; then went to the mines at Sonora, Tuolumne county, in company with his brother, where he engaged in mining till about January, 1852, when he returned to Richland county, Ohio, and there worked at his trade, that of a gunsmith, having learned it in his younger days. He again came to this State in 1860, crossing the plains with his family, and settled in Tomales, where he opened the first blacksmith shop in the upper town, laid out by his brother Warren. Lucelia and Lucina, twins; Albert W., Frank, Emma Jane, Ada, William and George are his children.

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Albert Warren Dutton, Was born in Rockland county, Ohio, July 2, 1855. Emigrated to this State, with his father, Reed Dutton, in 1860, settling in Tomales, residing there and in San Francisco, till he came to Marshalls in 1876, to take charge of the railroad office as its station agent. He received his education in this State, and has the honor of being the first Wells, Fargo agent in Marshalls.

From:
History of Marin County, California
Alley, Bowen & Co., Publishers
San Francisco, California 1880


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