Biography of John C. Talkington
Little Lake Township, Mendocino County, CA Biographies





John C. Talkington. This gentleman, whose portrait appears in this work, is the third child of Alfred and Elizabeth Campbell Talkington, and was born in Morgan county, Illinois, December 1, 1838. He resided at his birthplace till March, 1859, and was there given a good common school education. On the above date he came to California, coming across the plains. He first stopped at Downieville on the Yuba river where he mined for a few days. He then proceeded to Feather river in Yuba county, where he was engaged as a wood chopper till the spring of 1860; he then went to Richmond Hill, Plumas county, where he embarked in mining for three years; he then began selling milk and beef to the miners, which he followed until his coming to Mendocino county in 1868. He then settled where he now lives, and has a range of two thousand seven hundred and fifty acres of land, stocked with one thousand head of sheep. Married, July 3, 1868, to Margaret Ray, who was born in Warren county, New York, October 25, 1850, they have two children living; Charles, born September 30, 1877, and William, born December 19, 1879. Mr Talkington is a man who is always identified with the best interests of the county, and the section in which he resides. He is a thorough gentleman in all respects.

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


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