Biography of D. C. Crockett
Ukiah Township, Mendocino County, CA Biographies





D. C. Crockett. Born in Tennessee, November 12, 1829. When about eight years of age his parents moved to Missouri, where Daniel received his education and resided on a farm until 1850, when he, leaving his parents behind, crossed the plains to California. On arriving here he engaged at once in mining, which he followed until the spring of 1852. He then came to Sonoma county and worked in the saw mill erected by Capt. Stephen Smith at Bodega, until the fall of the same year. He then returned via Panama to Missouri, where he engaged in farming and stock raising until 1857, when he again crossed the plains to this State. He came direct to Mendocino county and followed farming and stock raising about two and one half miles south from Ukiah until the fall of 1863, when he moved still further down the valley, about nine miles from Ukiah. He lived there until 1865, when he moved to Ukiah and has since resided there. In 1867 he was elected Sheriff of the county, and reelected at the next election, serving four years in all. Mr. Crockett married, December 25, 1853, Miss Esther M. Snyder, and by this union they have eleven children: Robert J., born November 5, 1854; John T., born September 17, 1856; Sarah C., born October 11, 1858; William R., born February 8, 1861; Nettie, born July 23, 1863; Isabelle, born December 9, 1865; Mattie, born July 7, 1868; Eugene, born October 22, 1871; David C., born October 27, 1873; Jessie,. born February 14, 1877; Ralph, born April 25, 1879.

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


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