Biography of Joseph Huntley
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Joseph Huntley. This pioneer settler of Margin county was born in Washington county, Maine, on September 22, 1821. He received his education in the common schools in the county where he was born; and here he also married Lorinda Gross, who died in 1843. In 1847 he left the home of his nativity, and shortly after took a residence in Rockville, Maine; thence to Cutler, in that State, where he engaged in building the ship "California Packet," which, when completed, was to sail for this State. Mr. Huntley was one of the owners of the vessel, also the two old settlers who have often been spoken of in these pages, namely, Hon. Sanborn Johnson and Lowell Webber. The ship was completed and set sail from Cutler to Boston, arriving in the latter place in January of that year. They left Boston March 4, 1850, sailed around the "Horn," arriving in San Francisco on August 20th of that year. Mr. Huntley only remained in that place two months, then proceeded to Bodega, Sonoma county, and was employed in a saw mill then owned by Phelps. In the Fall of 1852 he settled in Tomales township, and on the ranch now owned by James Fallon, where he raised a crop of potatoes. In the Fall of 1853 he went into partnership with Johnson & Webber on the ranch occupied by them at that time. Mr. Huntley, however, sold out his interest in the ranch to the above firm and returned to Maine the following Spring. After an absence of one year he returned to this township and settled on the ranch he now owns. Married, February 20, 1854, Keziah Huntley, who was born in Maine. Their children are Jasper, Albert, Martha and Warren.

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


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