Biography of James A. Jamison
Ukiah Township, Mendocino County, CA Biographies





James A. Jamison. Born in Arkansas February 15, 1831, where he received his education and resided until 1849, when he crossed the plains the southern route to California, arriving at San Francisco, November 20th of the same year. In the following March he went to Tuolumne county, where he followed mining until the fall of 1851, when he went to San Joaquin county, where he followed teaming for four years. He then went to Mariposa county, where he bought a dairy, which he conducted for two years. He then sold that, and bought a farm in Tuolumne county, where he followed farming until 1858. He then came to Mendocino county and settled in Anderson valley. In the fall of 1859, he went to Healdsburg, Sonoma county, where he spent the winter, and in the spring started for Washoe, but at Sacramento his team was stolen, and he changed his mind and went to Tuolumne county, where he remained till the spring of 1864, when he returned again to this county and settled in Redwood valley until 1866, when he settled in Ukiah, where he has since resided. In 1866, he was elected assessor of Mendocino county, and held the office four years. He has held the office of Constable one term, and is at present Marshal of the city of Ukiah, which office be has held three terms. Mr. Jamison married, March 20, 1853, Miss Masse Shepherd, a native of Illinois. By this union they have seven children: Leonora, Laura, Adolphus, Eugenia, George, James and Lorretta.

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


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