Biography of Amos Snuffin
Ukiah Township, Mendocino County, CA Biographies





Amos Snuffin. Born in Ohio, December 7, 1829. When thirteen years of age, he, with his parents, moved to Missouri, where they settled on a farm. In April, 1850, Amos left his family and joined the "Savannah" train, and crossed the plains with mule teams, arriving at Hangtown (Placerville) July 20th. Here he followed mining until January, 1851, when he came to Sonoma county. Here he worked on a farm for about sixteen months, after which he returned to the mines; and after six months, we again find him in Sonoma county, where he followed different occupations until 1857, when he came to Mendocino county, and settled in Sanel township, where he engaged in sheep and cattle raising until 1866; when he settled about two and a half miles below Ukiah. Here he resided about four years, when, in company with G. W. Gibson, he engaged in the sheep business about five miles west from Ukiah, for about three years. He then, after a residence of six months in Ukiah, settled on his present place, consisting of seven hundred and ten acres, located on Robinson creek, about five miles from Ukiah, where he is engaged in wool growing and farming. He also owns three acres of land in Ukiah City. He has killed a great many bears and panthers, and has run some narrow escapes. He crept into the brush and shot one bear that weighed a thousand pounds. He shot it as it was making for him, with its mouth open and ears laid back like it meant business. Mr. Snuffin married, July 19, 1864, Mrs. Eugenia Dukes, a native of Missouri. They have raised children as follows: one step daughter, who is now married* one orphan child, a half breed Indian boy by the name of Robert Weller; one girl by the name of Ellen Duvall; the two latter are going to school, the boy being twelve years old, and the girl eight.

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


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