Biography of Jackson Farley
Little Lake Township, Mendocino County, CA Biographies





Jackson Farley. The subject of this sketch, whose portrait appears in this work, is the oldest son of Thomas and Margaret Ferguson Farley, and was born in Logan county, Virginia, October 13th, about the year 1810. At his birthplace he resided till nine years old, when his parents moved to Clark county, Illinois, where they remained for three years. His parents then returned to his native State where they resided till he was eighteen years old, when they moved to Missouri, and settled in Platte county, where Mr. Farley engaged in farming and raising stock, for four years. He then moved to Anderson, county, that State, where he resided till the spring of 1849, when he, with ox teams, came across the plains to California. He at once began mining at Hangtown (Placerville,) where he worked till Christmas; then he went to San Francisco, and soon afterward came to Napa county; stayed there till the spring of 1850, then went to Trinity county; prospected three weeks, and went thence to Yuba on the Feather river; remained there until fall. Then he returned to Napa City; thence back to Missouri. In the fall of 1850 Mr. Farley returned to Missouri; and again in 1851, he, with his brother's family, returned across the plains to California. His brother emigrated to Oregon in 1846 but is now living with him at his home in this county. In May, 1857, he settled in Mendocino county, on the place where he now lives, consisting of three hundred and twenty acres of land. Mr. Farley married in October, 1845, Caroline Stokes; she died in 1848. By this union they had two children, both of whom died in Napa, one in the fall of 1856, and one in the spring of 1857.

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


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