Biography of Thomas B. Henley
Round Valley Township, Mendocino County, CA Biographies





Thomas B. Henley. The second son of Thomas J. Henley, was born in Clarke county, Indiana, October 8, 1836. He came to California via Panama, in 1854. He went to Tulare county and remained there two years, being employed as clerk on the Tejon Indian Reservation. In 1856 he came to Mendocino county and remained two years on the Noyo Reservation, being employed as clerk. In the summer of 1857 he went to Round valley on a trip, going by way of Little Lake and Eden valley, and returning by Long valley. In 1858 he went to Round valley and located permanently, buying a half interest in several preemption locations, comprising a portion of what is now known as the Henley ranch. He remained here and engaged in farming and stock raising until 1865, when he went to northern Mexico, and remained one year, during the Maximillian occupation of that country. In the spring of 1866, he returned to Round valley and remained till 1868, when he went to Elko, Nevada, at the time that the terminus of the Central Pacific railroad was at that point, and it was also the supply point of the White Pine mines, which were just then at the height of their attraction. He remained in Elko until 1879, being engaged in the real estate business. Mr. Henley was married in 1874, to Miss M A Bigelow. In 1879, he, with his family, returned to Round valley for the purpose of getting a pleasant and more healthful climate. They have two children, Dora and Arthur, as the result of their matrimonial union.

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


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