Biography of James Nolan
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James Nolan. Was born in New York City December 18, 1826, and was the son of John and Ann Mathews Nolan He resided in that city till he was five years of age, and then moved to Sullivan county, that State, where he resided till he was eighteen years of age, when he, with his parents, returned to New York City, where he resided till January 20, 1854, when he sailed from that port on board the steamer Star of the West to Nicaragua, and to San Francisco in the steamer Sierra Nevada, arriving February 17, 1854. He went at once to Benicia and obtained employment in the Mail Steamship Campany's boiler shop. After working a few weeks he returned to San Francisco and engaged himself to the Mendocino Lumber Company, and arrived at Big River June 19, 1854. He remained here till the fall of 1857, when he went to Humboldt County, and worked in a saw mill there till March, 1858. He then returned to Mendocino county and purchased his present place, comprising one hundred and eighty six acres, where he has resided since June, 1858. June 3, 1853, he was married to Miss Susan Mulheran, a native of Ireland, born in 1833. Their children are: John, born November 9, 1857; Anna, born December 16, 1859; Arthur, born March 15, 1861; James, born October 2, 1862, Nicholas, born April 22, 1865; Agnes, born November 19, 1867; Florence, born February 20, 1869.

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


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