Biography of Cornelius Prather
Anderson Township, Mendocino County, CA Biographies





Cornelius Prather. Was born in Jennings county, Indiana, April 5, 1826. He resided in his birthplace till sixteen years of age, when he moved to Scott county, that State. When nineteen years of age, he, with his parents, moved to Keokuk, Iowa, where he resided one year, and then moved to Jefferson county, that State, where he resided till 1855. He then moved to Union county, that State, where he resided till the spring of 1862. On the 5th of May of that year, he started across the plains for California, and was five months in making the journey. He first stopped at Healdsburg, where he sojourned one month, and then came to Anderson valley, Mendocino county, and settled on his present ranch of one hundred and sixty acres. Mr. Prather has held the office of School Trustee several terms, and at present is Justice of the Peace in Anderson valley. Married, Jauuary 1, 1851, Evaline D. Ford, a native of Ohio, born October 16, 1826. James H., born September 27, 1851; Alice A., born October 4, 1853; Emma L., born April 12, 1858; John L., born February 11, 1863; Nancy E., born May 18, 1865, are the names and births of their children.

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


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