Biography of Elisha Light
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Elisha Light. Born in Delaware county, New York, August 9, 1823. He resided in his native county, and was there educated, until he emigrated to California, arriving in San Francisco, September 7, 1850. He at once proceeded to the mines on American river, and there sojourned for three years, when he returned to the East, but in the month of April returned, came to Margin county and settled on Tomales bay, near the residence of Mr. Prince. Thence he moved to Petaluma, there keeping the Petaluma House for one year, after which he located on his present ranch consisting of four hundred acres of land. Married Emily Brasier, November 7, 1848, by whom he has four girls and three boys.

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


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