Biography of T. W. Dashiell
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T. W. Dashiell. Was born in Maryland, January 18, 1818. Here he received his education and studied law. He resided on a farm until nineteen years of age, when, leaving his parents, he went to Texas where he bought two thousand two hundred acres of land, on which he built a sawmill. After remaining here for two years, he went to Mississippi, where he followed teaching for about two years, after which he spent about eight months in his native State, and then returned to Mississippi, where he taught until 1848, when he again returned to Maryland, and in the spring of 1849, we find him crossing the plains to California, in company with seven others. They arrived at Sacramento in September of the above mentioned year. The subject. of this sketch went at once to the mines, where he followed mining until the spring of 1853, when he engaged with his cousin, W A. Dashiell, at Sacramento, in the horse market business. Here he remained one year, then moved to Sonoma county and bought a ranch in Blutcher valley, where he followed farming until 1857, when lie went to Los Angeles whert he remained but a short time; then returned to Sonoma county and engaged in butchering at Windsor until 1859, when he came to Mendocino county and located in Potter valley, where he has since resided. Mr. Dashiell was a member of the Board of Supervisors for four years, and Deputy Assessor two terms. He married September 1, 1851, Miss Kozia J. Vann. She died February 10, 1876, leaving seven children, Addie, James, Cynthia, Thaddeus, Robert, William, and Margaret.
T. W. Dashiell. Was born in Maryland, January 18, 1818. Here he received his education and studied law. He resided on a farm until nineteen years of age, when, leaving his parents, he went to Texas where he bought two thousand two hundred acres of land, on which he built a sawmill. After remaining here for two years, he went to Mississippi, where he followed teaching for about two years, after which he spent about eight months in his native State, and then returned to Mississippi, where he taught until 1848, when he again returned to Maryland, and in the spring of 1849, we find him crossing the plains to California, in company with seven others. They arrived at Sacramento in September of the above mentioned year. The subject. of this sketch went at once to the mines, where he followed mining until the spring of 1853, when he engaged with his cousin, W A. Dashiell, at Sacramento, in the horse market business. Here he remained one year, then moved to Sonoma county and bought a ranch in Blutcher valley, where he followed farming until 1857, when lie went to Los Angeles whert he remained but a short time; then returned to Sonoma county and engaged in butchering at Windsor until 1859, when he came to Mendocino county and located in Potter valley, where he has since resided. Mr. Dashiell was a member of the Board of Supervisors for four years, and Deputy Assessor two terms. He married September 1, 1851, Miss Kozia J. Vann. She died February 10, 1876, leaving seven children, Addie, James, Cynthia, Thaddeus, Robert, William, and Margaret.

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


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