Biography of Stephen W. Knowles
Anderson Township, Mendocino County, CA Biographies





Stephen W. Knowles, Whose portrait will be found in this work, was born in Washington county, Ohio, September 13, 1822. Here he received his education, and resided until 1855, when he, leaving his parents behind, came, via Nicaragua, to California, arriving at San Francisco after a trip of twenty one days from New York, and landed June 20th of that year. After pending a few months in the mines, he engaged in dairying about seven miles from San Francisco, in San Mateo county. Here he remained about one and one half years, then moved to Sonoma county and engaged in the same business near Petaluma until 1859; thence to Mendocino county, ten miles north west of Cloverdale, where he lived thirteen years, engaged in dairying and stock raising. He named his place the "Hermitage," and was the postmaster several years. In 1872 he settled on his present place, consisting of four hundred and twenty acres of land, in Anderson. valley, Mendocino county, where he has since resided, farming, keeping hotel and a stage station. He was married December 5, 1861, to Miss Cynthia M. Clough, a native of Washington county, Ohio, who was born February 14, 1824.

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


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