Biography of John W. McCloud
Calpella Township, Mendocino County, CA Biographies





John W. McCloud. Born in Franklin county, Ohio, March 9, 1820, and at the age of seventeen he, with his parents, moved to Illinois, where they resided about four years, and then moved to Iowa, where the subject of this sketch learned the cooper's trade, which he followed until March, 1850, when he, leaving his parents, crossed the plains with ox teams, arriving at Steep Hollow September 6th. Here he remained about two weeks, and then went to Napa county, where he followed farming and stock raising until 1857, when he returned, via Panama, to Iowa, and remained a few months. He then returned, via same route, to California and came direct to Mendocino county and, after spending the winter at Sand, settled in Potter valley, where he has since resided, being engaged in stock raising. He married, July 6, 1874, Miss Mattie Van Nader. They have one child, Lewis C.

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


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