Biography of William P. English
Calpella Township, Mendocino County, CA Biographies





William P. English. Whose portrait will ba found in this history, was born in Missouri, May 14, 1834, where he resided on a farm until 1852, when he, in company with his mother, two brothers and three sisters, his father having died, came to California, crossing the plains with ox teams, and arrived in Nevada county in October. After spending four years in the mines they, in the fall of 1857, came to Mendocino county, and the subject of this sketch located on his present place consisting of fourteen hundred. acres situated in Redwood valley. Here he has since resided, being engaged in farming, stock raising and wool growing. Mr. English married in November, 1861, Miss Malisa J. Barnes, a native of Missouri. By this marriage they have six living children, Charles A., Mary M., Martha E., Nancy E., Emma J. and William E. They have lost two.

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


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