Biography of Thomas J. Stewart
Big River Township, Mendocino County, CA Biographies





Thomas Jefferson Stewart. Was born in Linn county, Iowa, May 31, 1841, where he resided till the spring of 1853, when, with his parents, he emigrated to Washington Territory, coming across the plains. Here they resided till March, 1856, when they came to California, settling at Half Moon Bay, where they remained about one year. In 1857, they came to Stewart's Point, Sonoma county, and resided there till 1859. In that year, the subject of this sketch went to Mendocino county, and began stock raising, farming, and lumbering at Point Arena, which he continued till 1865. During that year, he changed his base of operations from Point Arena to Bridgeport, where he has since remained engaged in farming During the years 1877 and 1878, he was also engaged in mercantile pursuits ate Bridgeport, in connection with which he was postmaster at Miller (Bridgeport) for three years. March 9, 1876, Mr. Stewart was united in marriage with Mrs. Mary J. McCabe Fluger, widow of William H. Fluter.

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


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