Biography of James G. Stewart
Arena Township, Mendocino County, CA Biographies





James G. Stewart. Was born in Knox county, Illinois, January 21, 1839, and while he was yet an infant his parents moved to Iowa, where they remained till 1853, when they crossed the plains to Washington Territory, and resided there till 1856. The family then moved to Stewart's Point, Sonoma county, where James continued to reside till 1861. He then went to the mines in eastern Oregon and Idaho, and followed trading and mining till 1864. In 1865 he came to Mendocino county and began stock raising and farming with his brother, which he continued till 1867. He then went on a trading expedition through Utah, Montana, Colorado and Kansas, being absent about two years. He then returned to Miller, Mendocino county, and again engaged in stock raising and farming, and continued in that business till 1875. He then settled on his present place three miles north of Point Arena, which consists of one hundred and forty five acres. He is unmarried.

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


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