Biography of Joseph Smith
Ten Mile River Township, Mendocino County, CA Biographies





Joseph Smith (deceased). Was born August 17, 1821. When seventeen years old he settled in Putnam county, Illinois, where he followed the stock driving business till 1852. He then came to California across the plains and settled at Vallejo, Solano county, where he resided until 1854. In that year he returned to Illinois, and on the 10th day of November of that year he married Rachel Jane Sherman, who was born in Putnam county, Illinois, September 15, 1834. They resided in that county till 1860, where he followed the drover's business. In March of that year they came to California across the plains, and after a tedious journey of six months they arrived in Vallejo. They immediately took up their residence in Healdsburg, Sonoma county, where they lived one year and then returned to Vallejo, and resided there till 1868. They then moved to Ukiah, Mendocino county, and resided there one year, when they moved to Kibesillab, where his family now lives. Joseph Smith died June 10, 1874. Their children are: George W., born September 15, 1855; William S., born March 16, 1857; Rebecca E., born May 7, 1859; Benjamin F., born March 23, 1861; Charles H., born January 11, 1864; Hugh L., born September 17, 1865; Ada J., born July 24, 1867.

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


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