Biography of Charles H. Diggins
Round Valley Township, Mendocino County, CA Biographies





Charles H. Diggins. Was born in Windsor county, Vermont, August 4, 1835. When he was seventeen years of age he went to New York, and shipped on the clipper ship North Wind for San Francisco, rounding Cape Horn, and arriving in December, 1852. He then shipped on the bark H. T. Bartlett, bound for Humboldt bay, but she was wrecked at the mouth of the Nosy river. He then walked to Mendocino City and engaged in wood chopping and working in a saw mill. He met with an accident here, by which he came near having his left hand sawed off He then went to San Francisco and remained till the winter of 1857-8, when he returned to Mendocino county, going to Round valley. He followed different occupations till December, 1876, when he purchased his present place of one hundred and sixty acres, located on the north fork of Eel river, about fifteen miles north of Covelo. In early times, Mr. Diggins took a very active part in the frequent fights with the Indians, and often escaped by only a hair's breadth. He was once wounded in the leg.

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


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