Biography of J. B. McClure
Ukiaho Township, Mendocino County, CA Biographies





J. B. McClure. Born in the city of Philadelphia, February 29, 1828. When at the age of nine years, with his parents, moved to Kentucky; then to Indiana, and in the year, 1839, to the State of Illinois, where he resided till 1849, when the reports of the richness of the gold fields of the Pacific coast attracted his attention, and he at once set about making arrangements, and in the summer of that year, crossed the plains, arriving in Sacramento, October 18th, and for five years wielded the pick with steady blow, and will be recollected by old miners in many of the prominent enterprises of the early mining days of Butte, Plumas, and Sierra counties. Engaging in merchandising for a few years in partnership with Hon. Creed Raymond, now of Sacramento, but on the news of the discovery of silver in Washoe, went there and engaged in mining, and assisted in assorting and shipping the first box of silver ore sent to an assayer in San Francisco from the Comstock. Was married to Miss Hattie Boker, a native of Kentucky, in December, 1864, who died June 28, 1880, leaving five children as follows: Sophia, born 186:5; Nelson, born 1869; William, born 1872; Victor, born 1875; Arthur, born 1878. In 1869, Mr. McClure, with his family, moved to Mendocino county, and bought the farm where he now resides, two and a half miles east from Ukiah, containing nine hundred acres of land with good and substantial improvements. On his farm, hop culture is made a speciality, and no better recommendation is needed than his trade mark on the bale.

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


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