Biography of C. Briggs
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C. Briggs. Born in Howard county, Missouri, September 24, 1827, where he resided on a farm until 1850, when he, leaving his parents. behind, came across the plains to California with ox teams and arrived in Sonoma county October 15th of the above mentioned year. He was in the employ of Captain Mallagh as Superintendent of the Santa Rosa ranch until the spring of 1852. He then took up a claim on the Fitch grant, about two miles south from Healdsburg, where he lived until he came to Mendocino county in the fall of 1857, and settled on land which he had located in Potter valley in 1852. He resided in Potter valley until 1859 when he moved to Ukiah, where he built a livery stable, which he conducted until September, 1861, when he returned to his ranch, where he resided until 1865, when he once more moved to Ukiah and built another stable, which he conducted until 1867. He then again returned to the ranch where he resided, being engaged in stock raising, farming and wool growing, until 1870, when he again returned to Ukiah and engaged in the saloon business, and also built, another stable, which he conducts in connection with his saloon. He still holds and conducts his ranch. Married, August 18, 1852, Miss Elizabeth Potter, a native of Missouri. They have five living children: Nancy, Jennie J., Bell G., Charles S. and Moses C., and have lost three, John R., Gilvanah and William.

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


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