Biography of James McCausland
Marin County, CA Biographies





James McCausland. Whose portrait appears in this work, was born in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, July 19, 1830. In 1853, in company with his brother William, he started for California and landed in San Francisco March 5, 1853. On arrival he proceeded to the mines in Calaveras and Tuolumne counties and there remained until 1856, in the month of December of which year or January of '57, he came to his present ranch and put in a crop of potatoes. That same year he purchased the farm and has since resided on it. Married, November 6, 1877, Lizzie Kidder, a native of Lancaster, Massachusetts, We are safe in saying that no man throughout the length and breadth of Margin has done more to forward the interests of the county. He is. just in his dealings, true to his instincts, honest in his convictions and genial in his manners; taking him all in all, no truer Friend exists than the ever popular Jim McCausland.

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


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