Biography of Bennett Pemberton
Calpella Township, Mendocino County, CA Biographies





Bennett Pemberton. Whose portrait appears in this work, was born in Kentucky, January 17, 1833. His mother died in 1837, and at the age of fourteen he, with his father, went to Missouri, where they settled on a farm. In 1850 his father died, and in 1853 the subject of this sketch came across the plains with ox teams, arriving at Diamond Springs in August. After mining about eighteen months he went to Sonoma county, where he followed farming, stock raising, and dairying until 1860 when he returned to Missouri, and married on April 19, 1860, Miss Thurza Emmons, and at once engaged in farming, which he followed until 1865, When he again crossed the plains, bringing his wife with him, and settled again in Sonoma, county. After one year he moved into Margin county, where he followed dairying until the spring of 1872, when he came to Mendocino county and settled on his present place, consisting of six hundred acres, located in Potter valley, where he is engaged in wool growing. They have eight children: James E., Willie, Thurza A., Walter B., Minnie, Etta R., Mary E., and Johnson W. M.

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


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