Biography of Dennis Quinliven
Calpella Township, Mendocino County, CA Biographies





Dennis Quinliven. Born in Jo Daviess county, Illinois, August 18, 1829. When but a child his parents moved to St. Louis, where they both died. In 1849 the subject of this sketch crossed the plains to California. After spending about one month in Nevada county he went to Sacramento, and from there to El Dorado county, where he spent the winter; and in the spring of 1850 returned to Nevada county where he mined until fall, and then went again to Sacramento; in the spring of 1851 went to Placer county and engaged in mining and blacksmithing until September, 1859, when he came to Mendocino county, and located on Cold creek where he engaged in stock raising, which he followed until the spring of 1853. He then went to Oregon and Washington Territory, and returned to this county again in the fall and settled on his former place on Cold creek, where he lived about six months; then lived in Potter valley until September, 1864, when he moved to Calpella, where he has since resided. Married, in 1878, Mrs. Ann Williams, a native of Illinois. They have three children: John M., Charles D., and Mary A. Mrs. Quinliven has from her former marriage one living child, Margaret E.

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


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