Biography of James G. Rawlison
Little Lake Township, Mendocino County, CA Biographies





James G. Rawlison. Youngest child of Sylvanus and Nancy Smith Rawlison, was born in Rockbridge county, Virginia, May 3, 1832, and at his birthplace he resided till twenty two years of age, on a farm, and was educated at the common school of his native county. November 20, 1855, he sailed from New York City on the steamer Empire City to Panama, and there he boarded the George Law, and arrived in San Francisco December 15th. He immediately proceeded to the mines at Weaverville, where he began mining, remaining for two months. In April, 1856, he came to Mendocino county and settled on his present farm and began farming with his brother, Robert S., raising hogs for ten years. They then began raising stock, cattle and horses. He remained in partnership with his brother till the fall of 1871. He now owns, in this county, about eight hundred and twelve acres of land, and is principally engaged in sheep raising, owning five hundred head. Mr. Rawlison is unmarried.

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


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