15 October 2017

Selected Genealogical Abstracts from the California Statutes - 1875-76


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PAYMENTS MADE BY STATE OF CALIFORNIA

Chapter 93, pg 64
$6500 payment to John Jackson, ex-sheriff and Tax Collector of Trinity County for losses incurred by him in a certain prosecution against him in the U.S. Circuit Court in 1871 for collecting "foreign miners' license taxes" 

Chapter 183, pg 207
$152.65 payment in gold coin to N. W. Spaulding for painting the Webster Street Bridge in Oakland, Alameda County

Chapter 253, pg 332
$70.62 1/2 cents payment to John Breuner for furnishing shelves and desks for members of the Assembly

Chapter 331, pg 460
$459 payment to Laura De Force Gordon for publishing in the Daily Evening Leader at Stockton in San Joaquin County the delinquent list of purchasers of swamp and overflow land in District #5

Chapter 367, pg 511
$200 payment in gold coin to N. A. Covarrubias as a reward for the apprehension of Jack Cotton and Caroline Norton, murderers

Chapter 468, pg 687
$5000 payment to John F. Swift for services rendered as special counsel for City and County of San Francisco in a lawsuit against Spring Valley Water Company

Chapter 501, pg 761
$450 payment to George W. Whitlock for services rendered as messenger and porter in the office of State Board of Equalization

Chapter 521, pg 796
$650 payment to John Breuner for making drawings and for constructing mineral cabinet cases for State Cabinet

Chapter 592, pg 886
$2015 payment to Michael Purcell for cleaning the streets in District #1, that portion of City of San Francisco bounded on the north by line of Market Street, on the west by the westerly line of Eighth Street, on the south abd east by the Bay of San Francisco


MISC

Chapter 65, pg 41
C. F. Leavenworth are granted the right to lay down suitable water pipes in the Town of Modesto, County of Stanislaus

Chapter 72, pg 47
E. Barry of Downieville, Sierra County, is authorized to remove the remains of deceased persons, along with all headstones, ornaments, etc,  interred in the "old graveyard" in the northeastern part of Town and rebury them within a suitable fence in the plot of ground adjoining the new cemetery northeast of town

Chapter 236, pg 310
David Girky is authorized to build a wharf at Santa Cruz 

Chapter 291, pg 388
J. E. Davis and A. P. Jordan are authorized to build a wharf at Santa Cruz

Chapter 328, pg 444
James E. Ryan was indicted by the Grand Jury of the City and County of San Francisco for the crime of assault with intent to commit murder and gave bail in the amount of $15,000 by a written undertaking with John Parnell, James Byrnes and Patrick Ryan as sureties. James E. Ryan fled the jurisdiction and did not appear for trial so the bail was forfeited.  The sureties took it upon themselves to recapture James Ryan and handed him over to the Sheriff of San Francisco.  The sureties were then released from liability of the bail

Chapter 438, pg 680
Property in Stanislaus County, belonging to Nancy Wilson, a widow, that had been sold to the State of California for nonpayment of taxes is quit claimed back to her for the payment of $47.25 in gold coin

Chapter 471, pg 688
George Green and James Smith of the City and County of San Francisco are relieved from all liability on a bail bond in the amount of $500 for the appearance of J. W. Adams

25 September 2017

1913 Was An Interesting Year In California




In the 1913 California State Statutes, there are no name changes, probate issues, contract awards, etc., it only contains acts authorizing payments of claims to citizens. 

In 1913 there were 17 claims that the State of California paid out. They ranged from $19,168.76 to $5.34.  A couple of them really peaked my interest and so clickty-clack, off I went to investigate. Make sure to scroll down and read the great stories for some of these claims.

Chapter 424, pg 870
An Act to pay the claim of Thomas Nightengale in the amount of $10

Chapter 453, pg 883
An Act to pay the claim of Duane Bliss in the amount of $19,168.76
Walter Danforth "Duane" Bliss was an architect of considerable note.  Among his many accomplishments, he designed:
City of Oakland Public Library, 1901
The Columbia Theater, San Francisco, 1909
The James Flood house, 2222 Broadway, Pacific Heights, San Francisco, 1912
City of San Francisco Public Library, Richmond Branch, 1914
The Metropolitan Club in San Francisco, 1916
Southern Pacific Railroad Passenger Depot, Sacramento, 1924
I wasn't able to find what the claim was for, but given the large amount, I am guessing he was paid for his services as an architect rather than a personal claim.

Chapter 494, pg 100
$100 payment to C. A. Palmer for services rendered by him as attorney for plaintiff in the case of people of the State of California vs. Deta Lima

Chapter 510, pg 906
$1000 payment to A. E. Smith of Modoc County

Chapter 518, pg 910
$5.34 payment to O. Nelson for grading of Park Blvd in the City of San Diego

Chapter 519, pg 910
$1609.40 payment to John Ewart for the filling and grading of American Street in the City of Stockton fronting the property of the Stockton State Hospital

Chapter 535, pg 917
An Act to pay the claim of Mr. Frederick Maskew in the amount of $88 for services rendered as Deputy Quarantine Officer of the State

Chapter 546, pg 927
An Act to pay the claim of Vincent Bona in the amount of $250

Chapter 607, pg 1132
An Act to pay the claim of J. Harry Russell in the amount of $3212.94

Chapter 620, pg 1152
An Act to pay the Claim of Jerome B. Graham in the amount of $182.83

Chapter 621, pg 1152
An Act to pay the claim of J. W. Galloway in the amount of $1000
Special Deputy John Galloway had arrested Herbert LeCornec, George LeCornec and J.W. McNamara for poaching steelhead trout in the Larkspur slough in Marin County.  While his back was turned, Herbert LeCornec shot him in the head. Though severely injured, Deputy Galloway was able to return fire and shot and killed George LeCornec.  Deputy Galloway made a full recovery.  Herbert LeCornec was brought to trial for attempted murder, but unbelieveably the jury found him not guilty. 


Chapter 623, pg 1153
An Act to pay the claim of Mrs. Foley in the amount of $500

Chapter 624, pg 1153
An act to pay the claim of Grace Elvira Raynaud in the amount of $5000
Special Deputy Ernest Raynaud was on boat patrol when he arrested Antone Balesteri and Salvatore Balesteri for catching striped bass with an unlawful net near San Quentin Point in Marin County. A third man, Carlo Balesteri was not arrested but accompanied the men.  All of the men were in a boat.  A struggle ensued and both Dept. Raynaud and Salvatore Balesteri were killed.  Raynaud's skull had been beaten in and he had been shot between the eyes.  Antone Balesteri escaped and was never apprehended.  Carlo Balesteri was arrested, tried and convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in San Quentin Prison.

Different newspaper reports of the event differ slightly in their facts.  

The San Francisco Chronicle:   Warden Raynaud was working boat patrol with Deputy Commissioner M.S. Clark that day. Warden Raynaud made contact with and arrested two brothers, Antone and Salvatore Balesteri, for taking striped bass with an illegal net. They were taken into custody and placed on the warden's boat. A third man who was with them, Carlo Balesteri was also taken aboard the Warden's boat to act as an interpreter.

The Sacramento Union:  Five friends of the Balesteri brothers stormed aboard the Warden's boat, attacking the wardens with clubs and oars while trying to free the two Balesteri brothers who had been taken into custody.

The San Anselmo Herald:  Deputy Clark was able to shoot and kill Salvatore Balesteri and wound his nephew, Caloggero Balestri before being struck in the head with an oar. Deputy Clark was thrown overboard where one of the remaining Balesteri's tried to run him over with the boat. Other fishermen in the area rescued Deputy Clark, but Warden Raynaud died of his injuries.


Chapter 626, pg 1154
An Act to pay the claim of Joseph Nelligan in the amount of $1000
Chapter 627, pg 1154
An Act to pay the claim of Frank P. Cady in the amount of $1000

Regular Deputy Frank P. Cady and Special Deputy Joseph Nelligan arrested ten Indians for spearing spawning trout on streams running into Tule Marsh (aka Moon Lake), Lassen County.  Three of them - Wilson Duke, John Hendricks, and John Pede - resisted arrest, disarmed Dept. Cady and shot both Dept. Nelligan and Dept. Cady.  The ten poachers fled, leaving the two deputies for dead.  Cady and Nelligan managed to get help and they made a full recovery.  Pede and Hendricks were arrested, tried for assault for murder, found guilty and sentenced to 3 years at San Quentin Prison.  Wilson Duke was found guilty of assault with a deadly weapon against a peace officer and was sentenced to five years at San Quentin.


Chapter 699, pg 1444
An Act to pay the claim of William J. Burns in the amount of $10,000
William J. Burns was known as "America's Sherlock Holmes." In 1889, he entered the U.S. Secret Service, where he had considerable success in tracking down counterfeiting operations, both in the United States and Costa Rica. He also uncovered bribery and land fraud by government employees, leading to the conviction of several federal, state, and municipal officials.  Burns left government service in 1906.  He served as Director of the Bureau of Investigation (predecessor to the FBI) from 1921 to 1924.

With this information about William Burns, I was able to easily find him in newspapers to learn why he was paid $10,000.  On 1 October 1911, James McNamara and his brother John McNamara blew up the Los Angeles Times building to protest a labor union dispute.  20 people were killed in the explosion.  William J. Burns tracked the brothers down and when the McNamara's were convicted, Burns was given a $10,000 reward.

I left out one of the claims from above:
Chapter 622, pg 1153
An Act to pay the claim of Bert Blanchard in the amount of $5000

This claim deserves a post all its own.  Coming Soon - how the death of Bert Blanchard uncovered a huge police scandal in San Francisco. 



Sources:
Photo of William J. Burns courtesy of Wikipedia
Oakland Tribune, Monday Evening, April 28, 1913, pg 16, col 4
San Francisco Chronicle, Monday, March 17, 1913, pg 6, col 4
San Anselmo Herald, Saturday, April 19, 1913, pg 3, col 1
San Anselmo Herald, Saturday, May 3, 1913, pg 6, col 3
San Francisco Chronicle, Thursday, April 17, 1913, pg 1, col 1
The Sacramento Union, Friday, April 25, 1913, pg 9, col 1


NOTE:  For some reason, this book is no longer available in Google books. Two weeks ago I was able to view and download for free.

04 September 2017

Selected Genealogical Abstracts from the California Statutes - 1889


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PAYMENTS FROM THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA

chapter 6, pg 4
$6624 payment to N.P. Perine for furnishing granite and statuary and labor performed for the Insane Asylum at Napa

chapter 13, pg 11
$6500 payment for expenses in the case of Che Chang Ping, now on appeal to the Supreme Court of the United States.  $2500 payment to each John F. Swift and S. M. White for their services in representing the interests of the people of the State of California

chapter 33, pg 40
$1970 payment to Thomas O'Neil for services and material furnished in painting and frescoing the offices of the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the offices of the State Treasurer

chapter 34, pg 41
$532 payment to J. J. Lynch for services rendered as Clerk in the office of the Surveyor General

chapter 35, pg 41
$585.43 payment to James Touhey for grading Fifteenth Street from L Street to N Street in Sacramento

chapter 36, pg 42
$116.55 payment to John A. Cole for conveying a prisoner from Folsom State Prison to San Bernardino for a new trial ordered by the Supreme Court

chapter 37, pg 42
$131.50 payment to Chas. E. Hughes for conveying a prisoner from San Quentin to Crescent City, Del Norte County for a new trial ordered by the Supreme Court

chapter 46, pg 48
$150 payment to W. E. Dodge for services rendered in reporting the proceedings of the Court Martial of Captain John A. Rapp

chapter 49, pg 49
$495 payment to William Guttenberger for the construction of an iron railing for counter in the office of the Treasurer

chapter 50, pg 50
$1300 payment to C. M. Bumbaugh for services in removing the rubbish deposited in the basement of the State Capitol and thoroughly whitewashing and fumigating said basement

chapter 51, pg 50
$288.35 payment to E. Lyons, C. M. Bumbaugh and L. M. Landborough for draping of the State Capitol on the occasion of the death of the late Governor Washington Bartlett

chapter 53, pg 51
$1220 payment to N.P. Cole for cabinets furnished the Governor's office

chapter 68, pg 65
$25 payment to A. A. Bennett for professional services rendered as consulting architect in making alterations in the State Capitol

chapter 69, pg 65
$118 payment to Ben Cohen for decorating the State Capitol for the Grant Obsequies

chapter 71, pg 66
$522 payment to William Pyburn, his heirs or assignees for services rendered as a private soldier in defending the eastern frontier of California against attacks of Indians

chapter 136, pg 146
$4240.85 payment to E. M. Gallagher for painting and glazing the Napa State Insane Asylum

chapter 147, pg 154
$1000 payment to Mrs. J. G. Lemon for services as Commissioner of Women's Department at the New Orleans World's Industrial and Cotton Exposition

chapter 157, pg 176
$1775.50 payment to I. G. Wickersham for the extradition of Ang Tai Duck charged with the murder of J.C. Wickersham and wife in Sonoma County

chapter 158, pg 176
$300 payment to Gregory Valerro for damage sustained by him due to his horse having been injured by a defect in the planking of Mission Street on the waterfront in the City and County of San Francisco

chapter 163, pg 199
$104.25 payment to John Cravens for services as Janitor of the Supreme Court at Sacramento

chapter 167, pg 202
$5000 payment to George W. Mayberry for damages sustained by him in falling through the sidewalk on the State Capitol grounds.  He suffered severe internal injuries which have been pronounced incurable and wholly incapacitate him from working

chapter 184, pg 218
$140 payment to John C. Edgar for transporting two insane persons - John Sweeney and Mr. Turno -  from Redwood City, San Mateo County to the Stockton State Insane Asylum

chapter 185, pg 218
$468.15 payment to W. T. Beville of Colusa County for the extradition of W. S. Welling a fugitive from justice charged with murder

chapter 260, pg 399

$4000 payment to Wilson De Letta, a carpenter working for the State Harbor Commission in San Francisco for personal injuries namely the breaking and permanent crippling of his right leg while obeying the orders of his superior officer

26 August 2017

Genealogical Abstracts from the California Statutes - 1867



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IMPORTANT LAWS PASSED IN 1867

chapter 222, pg 215
An Act to provide for the sale of escheated estates

chapter 344, pg 418
An Act to provide for compensating parties whose property may be destroyed in consequence of mobs or riot

chapter 500, pg 672
An Act to provide for the preservation of the Spanish Archives, title Papers of Land Claims and records relating thereto

Resolution 37, pg 754
Joint Resolution regarding the Mendocino Indian Reservation

Resolution 42, pg 755
Senators of the State of California are instructed to use their influence to secure aid for Captain Thomas E. Trueworthy from the Federal Government in perfecting the navigation of the Colorado River to Callville, Arizona


MISC

chapter 30, pg 28
David P. Mallagh and Hub Hollister shall have the right to construct and maintain a wharf on the Bay of San Luis Obispo in the County of San Luis Obispo to the west and near the mouth of San Luis Creek

chapter 48, pg 45
Charles M. Benbrook, Samuel Maben and Marcus D. Brundige of the City and County of Los Angeles are authorized to build a turnpike road from a point near Niley's Rancho in the County of Los Angeles running over the dividing ridge to the Canon of San Francisco

chapter 59, pg 57
W. G. Hunt and L. M. Curtis are authorized to construct a lock in Cache Creek near the outlet of Clear Lake in Lake County.

chapter 103, pg 87
Z. B. Heywood and J. H. Jacobs are authorized to construct a wharf at Ocean View Landing in Alameda County

chapter 105, pg 87
E. H. Perry is authorized to construct a turnpike road from a point on the Sonora and Mono Road near West Walker River to a point in Antelope Valley

chapter 158, pg 135
H.B. Tichenor and R. G. Byxbee are authorized to build a railroad, and  wharf and toll bridge in Mendocino County at the mouth of the Navarro River

chapter 178, pg 157
Niles Mills is authorized to build a wharf at Lakeville in Sonoma County on the east bank of Petaluma Creek

chapter 205, pg 199
Cyrus Cheeny is authorized to build and maintain a wharf on the San Joaquin river at the Town of Antioch

chapter 206, pg 200
Antonio Giorgiani and Paul Torre are authorized to maintain and use a certain wharf near the mouth of the creek in Alameda County located on Swamp Land survey #68 in Township 3S Range 3W of Mount Diablo meridian

chapter 240, pg 242
John K. Hackett and Charles D. Judah are authorized to maintain and use a certain wharf at the Pulgas Rancho in the County of San Mateo

chapter 241, pg 243
George Hearst and Joseph Clark are authorized to build a wharf at San Simeon Bay in the County of San Luis Obispo

chapter 263, pg 277
Frederick W. Kuelp, Hugo Schenk, John Foster, William Workman, Theodore Riser and A. Langenberger are authorized to construct and maintain a wharf in the County of Los Angeles on the Bay of Bolea Chiquita 13 1/2 miles from the Town of Anaheim

chapter 291, pg 312
Thomas B. Lewis, E. Thomas and Henry Pichoir are authorized to construct and maintain a railroad in the City and County of San Francisco near the terminus of the Potrero and Bay View Railroad

chapter 301, pg 342
William W. Waddell is authorized to maintain a wharf and railroad in Santa Cruz County

chapter 333, pg 402
Jerome B. Ford is authorized to construct and maintain a wharf at the mouth of the Big River in Mendocino County

chapter 385, pg 470
Robert Betge, Henry Winkle and Emile Kower are authorized to lay down and maintain a railroad in the City and County of San Francisco commencing at the intersection of O'Farrell and Market Street

chapter 388, pg 477
Elijah Beebe is authorized to construct a chute and moorings at Beebe's Landing in Mendocino County and collect a toll for the use

chapter 400, pg 486
James Kenny is authorized to construct and maintain a chute and landing at Cuffey's Cove in Mendocino County and to collect a toll for use

chapter 466, pg 625
William Dunphy, George D. Bliss and Peter McCann are authorized to carry on and maintain the business of slaughtering beef cattle, hogs, sheep and calves in the City and County of San Francisco

chapter 489, pg 645
Charles Moss and Donald Beadle are authorized to construct and maintain a wharf in the County of Monterey at the point known as "Moss Landing" near the mouth of the Salinas River in the Bay of Monterey

chapter 491, pg 646
P. K. Austin is authorized to construct and maintain a turnpike road from the Town of San Rafael to Point San Quentin in Marin County

chapter 525, pg 700
John B. Ward is authorized to construct and maintain a wharf in Santa Barbara County at the Guadalupe Ranch

chapter 526, pg 701
Lyman Leslie and Paul K. Hubbs are authorized to build and maintain a wharf at the City of Vallejo in the County of Solano

chapter 535, pg 709
William Bihler is authorized to construct a wharf on the east side of the Petaluma Creek, near Lakeville  in Sonoma County


GUARDIANSHIPS, ESTATES & PROBATES

chapter 60, pg 57
The administrator of the estate of Charles White is authorized to sell real estate of said deceased.

chapter 69, pg 62
The guardian of Victoriano Guerraro, minor child of Francisco Guerraro, deceased, is authorized to sell real estate in the County of San Francisco near the Mission Dolores known as "Las Manzanitas"

chapter 104, pg 87
Thomas Jefferson Clunie, a minor, of Sacramento County, is hereby declared of lawful age as if he were twenty-one years old.

chapter 201, pg 195
Richard Abby, administrator of the estate of R. H. Farquar, deceased, is authorized to sell land or real estate located in the County of Nevada

chapter 473, pg 641
Henry S. Dexter, the administrator of the estate of Annie B. Dexter, deceased,  is authorized to sell real estate of said deceased in the City and County of San Francisco

chapter 474, pg 641
Montgomery Godley, administrator with the will annexed of the estate of Charles G. McChesney, deceased is authorized to sell certain land belonging to said deceased in the City and County of San Francisco

chapter 475, pg 642
Romualdo Pacheco, trustee for the infant heirs of Juana Castro, deceased is authorized to sell certain real estate in the County of San Luis Obispo

chapter 477, pg 641
John Hayes and Maria Hayes, guardians of William C. Kisling and Caroline A. Kisling, minors are authorized to sell certain real estate in the City and County of San Francisco

chapter 490, pg 645
The Guardian of Minnie Locke, Belle Locke and Willie H. Locke, infant heirs of Frederick A. Woodworth, deceased is authorized to lease certain real estate in the City and County of San Francisco


PAYMENTS MADE BY THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA

chapter 227, pg 220
$1000 payment to William O'Shea for cleaning the Streets in San Francisco

chapter 303, pg 346
$2000 payment to C. C. Townsend for damages sustained by him in arresting a murderer in the County of Nevada

chapter 338, pg 406
$370 payment in gold or silver coin to Mrs. E. Wright salary due her as a teacher in Jefferson School District, #1 in San Mateo County

chapter 346, pg 421
$500 payment to William Fitzpatrick for losses sustained by him on contract to grade Sixteenth Street from Guerrero to Dolores Street in the City and County of San Francisco

chapter 399, pg 486
$200 payment to C. D. Lyman for extra services in the State Library

chapter 410, pg 503
$300 payment to W. W. Price for services rendered in building roads in Placer County

chapter 456, pg 599
$7627 payment to W. D. Harriman and William G. Wood for services as clerks of the Supreme Court

chapter 461, pg 616
$475 payment to Captain John H. Gilmore for services rendered as a commissioned officer of Company F, Sixth Infantry, California volunteers in recruiting for said company

chapter 488, pg 644
$300 payment to T. M. Brown for the capture of Indian Frank, the murderer of R. L. Stockton, the Indian Agent of the Hoopa Valley Reservation in Klamath County

chapter 494, pg 664
$1400 payment to Anna Lee, the widow of District Judge Harvey Lee who was accidentally killed

chapter 529, pg 703
$1000 payment to David L. Britten for damages sustained by him in the arrest of criminals in El Dorado County

chapter 544, pg 722
$1000 payment to Mark W. Higgins for furnishing uniforms to the Hugh O'Neill Guard of the California State Militia


NAME CHANGES

chapter 255, pg 268
The name of the Howard Street Religious Society, San Francisco, a religious association incorporated in the State of California is granted authorization to change the name to the Howard Presbyterian Society.

chapter 326, pg 372
The Italian Mutual Benevolent Association, incorporated in the State of California is authorized to change the name to "Societa Italiana di Mutua Beneficenza

22 August 2017

Genealogical Abstracts from the California Statutes - 1857


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NAME CHANGES

chapter 3, pg 2
It shall be lawful for the person known as Leopold Zorkowski to change his name to Leopold Ross. 

chapter 59, pg 57
It shall be lawful for the person known as Edward C. Higginbottom to change his name to Edward Compton Howard. 

chapter 160, pg 184
It shall be lawful for the person known as Frederick A. Peelsticker to change his name to Frederick A. Peel. 

chapter 196, pg 229
It shall be lawful for the person known as Nathan Pricket to change his name to Nathan Pricket Rice. 


PAYMENTS FROM THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA

chapter 25, pg 18
$210 payment to Richard Cole for services rendered in translating certain laws into the Chinese language. 

chapter 202, pg 234
$750 payment to E. H. Burns for services rendered in the suppression of Indian hostilities in the County of Klamath. 

chapter 277, pg 366
$10,336.30 payment to James Allen for printing 4320 copies of the Surveyor General's report and for the paper in printing said report. 

resolution VIII, pg 371
$19,140.24 payment to General A. M. Winn for money expended by him in burying the dead, reviving the sick and distressed and building a hospital in Sacramento City in the years 1849 and 1850. 

resolution IX
$15, 280 payment to William Grove Deal for relief given to the indigent sick at Sacramento City in the years 1849 and 1850. 


GUARDIANSHIPS, ESTATES & PROBATES

chapter 97, pg 99
The executor of the estate of Josefa Soto de Stokes, deceased, late of the County of Monterey is authorized to sell the real estate of said deceased. 

chapter 112, pg 123
Agnes Howard, Henry F. Teschemacher and George H. Howard executors of the last will and testament of William D. M. Howard, deceased ,late a resident of the City of San Francisco, are empowered to sell the real estate of the said William D. M. Howard died seized. 

chapter 175, pg 198
Maria Ygnacia, wife of Jarvier Alvisa and Maria Juana, wife of Jose Rochine, who are both minors are hereby empowered to join with their husbands in the sale, transfer and conveyance of any real estate belonging to them in the State of California. 

chapter 205, pg 236
Thomas O. Larkin, guardian of his infant children is authorized to sell a tract of land belonging to Frederick H. Larkin, Frances R. Larkin, Caroline A. Larkin and Alfred O. Larkin situated on the west side of the Sacramento River in the County of Colusi containing 10 spanish leagues of land derived from a grant of the Mexican government dated December 1844. 

chapter 214, pg 246
Henry W. Halleck, Archibald C. Peachy and P. Warren Van Winkle, appointed executors by the last will and testament of Joseph L. Folsom, deceased, late of the County of San Francisco are authorized to sell real estate that the said Folsom died seized in the State of California as may be sufficient to pay allowances to the family of the deceased. 

chapter 215, pg 247
Rafael Gomez, a minor, aged about 18 years and a resident of the County of Monterey is empowered to receive receipt for, control, manage and enjoy any and all property to which he is entitled of the estate of his deceased father, Rafael Gomez. 

chapter 232, pg 269
The guardian of Jose Francisco de Salpha Knight, Gregoria Knight, Leonora Knight, Guillermo Knight, Victoriana Knight and Aldianita Knight, infant heirs of the estate of William Knight, deceased is authorized to sell an undivided interest in the tract of land in the County of Yolo known as "Rancho de Carmel" the aggregate of such sales not to exceed in quantity 2 and 1/3 leagues of land. 

chapter 259, pg 324
It shall be lawful for Priscilla H. Denham, wife of F.L. Sargent to sell land in the City of San Francisco known as fifty-vara lots, numbered 868 and 871, the lots being the property of her minor children Seth H. Lincoln, Granville H. Lincoln and George S. Lincoln, by her former husband Seth H. Lincoln.  It is her duty to retain the proceeds from any such sale free and independent of the control of her husband. 


MISC

chapter 198, pg 230
Authorizing Charles C. Collins to build a wharf in Suisun Bay at a point called Point Collberg in Solano County. 

chapter 217, pg 249
Authorizing William Moody and Morgan Hart to build a wharf in the County of Solano. 

chapter 47, pg 32

Authorizing John A. Rudisall to erect a wharf on the south side of Petaluma Creek in Sonoma County at what is called Hay Stack Landing not to exceed 100 feet in width and 600 feet in length and collect wharfage. 

17 August 2017

Selected Genealogical Abstracts From the California Statutes - 1852


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IMPORTANT ACTS 


chapter 35, pg 77
An Act for the relief of Immigrants travelling overland to California. This act provided for the welfare of immigrants travelling to California.  If upon arrival they were found to be in a suffering condition, then food and clothing will be provided to them and any other such relief necessary to insure their safe arrival.

chapter 36, pg 78
An Act concerning passengers arriving in the ports of the State of California. Within 24 hours of arrival, the commander of the vessel shall make a report stating the name, place of birth, last legal residence, age and occupation of every person who is not a citizen of the United States

chapter 37, pg 84
An Act to provide for the protection of foreigners and to define their liabilities and privileges:  whereas, great prejudices exist in the Mining Districts in relation to the propriety of foreigners being permitted to work placer and quartz diggings inasmuch they are not liable to the same duties as American citizens whilst they enjoy the same privileges and these contests produce great expenditure by the State in the maintenance of order.  Starting 1 June 1852 no person not being a citizen of the United States shall be allowed to take gold from any of the mines of this State unless he shall have a license.

chapter 42, pg 101
An Act to authorize Married Women to transact business in their own name as Sole Traders

chapter 45, pg 105
An Act to regulate the settlement of the estates of deceased persons


MISC

chapter 78, pg 150
James L. Freanser is authorized to construct a wagon road from Sacramento Valley to the Oregon line and collect the tolls on said wagon road.

chapter 148, pg 237
William Moody and Morgan Hart are authorized to build a wharf as long as 1200 feet near the island in the Tule in Suisun Valley, County of Solano

chapter 150, pg 238
William Morehead and Thomas Palmer are authorized to collect tolls on a bridge built by them across the Trinity River in Trinity County at place place known as the upper ferry on the trail leading from Shasta City to Weaverville

chapter 151, pg 239
Dennis B. Mooney is authorized to collect tolls on a ferry owned by him on the main branch of the Trinity River in Trinity County at a place commonly known as "Mooney's Ferry" on the trail leading from Weaverville into the Sacramento Valley

chapter 183, pg 261
The name of Jacob C. Kore shall be entered onto the payroll of the El Dorado Expedition against the Indians and that the said Kore shall receive such compensation as the law provides for the services performed by him as orderly Sergeant in Company D, commanded by Captain Porter under Major William Rogers

chapter 186, pg 262
Frank Maynard is authorized to build a wharf in the cove commencing at the slaughter house at what is known as Bull Head Ranch and running along the Straits of Carquinez to the Town of Martinez



PAYMENTS MADE BY THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA

chapter 158,  pg 249
$300 payment each to Drury P. Baldwin and Thomas J. Green for expenses incurred in selecting and laying off the public grounds in the City of Vallejo

chapter 176, pg 257
$600 payment to William E. P. Hartnell for services rendered as State Translator of the Spanish language

chapter 182, pg 260
$1000 payment to A. G. Kimball for distributing the Convention Debates in English and Spanish

chapter 198, pg 270
$23,781.82 payment to W. J. Whitney for furnishing the Capitol and for stationery


GUARDIANSHIPS, ESTATES & PROBATES

chapter 174, page 256
Henry Hartman, deceased, by his last will and testament, bequeathed to his wife Mary Bush Hartman, his entire personal and real estate which amount to the sum of $25,000.  The estate if free from debt and liability so the provision of the law which requires a bond is hereby waived


NAME CHANGES

chapter 200, pg 270
It shall be lawful for the person known as George Krantz to change his name to George James Cross

chapter 201, pg 271

It shall be lawful for the person known as Lucy A. Stoddard Wakefield to change her name to Lucy A. Stoddard

14 August 2017

Selected Genealogical Abstracts from the California Statutes - 1862


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NAME CHANGES

chapter 223, page 241
It shall be lawful for the person known as Meyer Ciechanowiecki, to change his name to Charles Meyer. 


PAYMENTS MADE BY STATE OF CALIFORNIA


chapter 61, pg 52
$500 payment to Peter Lothian as a reward for the capture and return of one John Estes, convicted of the crime of murder

chapter 219, page 238
James Whitney, president of the California Steam Navigation Company is paid for the transportation of the property and appurtenances of the Legislature to San Francisco and for fitting up apartments for the same.

chapter 247, page 269
$295 payment to Oliver and Lewis for supplies furnished  “Kibbe Rangers” in the Pitt River Expedition against the Indians, in the year 1859. 

chapter 327, page 445
$650 payment to Eugene Lies for translating state documents. 

chapter 406, page 531
Payment is authorized for Philip Caduc for coal furnished the Supreme Court and State Library in the year 1860. 


MISC


chapter 56, page 44
William D. Shirley is to be released and discharged from all liability or obligation entered into by him for the appearance of one John Brown who was held to answer upon a charge of assault with intent to commit murder. 

chapter 86, page  76
Louis Soher is granted the right to construct a bridge across the Mokelumne Rover at a point known as Big Bar in Calaveras County and to construct and maintain a road from Mokelumne Hill at a point  known as Dr. Soher's Road intersects the road leading from Mokelumne Hill to Middle Bar, down to said Big Bar, in the County of Calaveras to the Village of Butte in the County of Amador 

chapter 111, page 99
William H. Dickson, J.E. Clayton and J.W. Pugh to construct and maintain a toll road in the County of Mono, commencing at a point of rock near where the Sweetwater Creek crosses the Aurora Road thence following the survey of Clayton and company to the Town of Aurora in Mono County

chapter 113, page 101
Joseph B. Price and associates (aka "The Russian River Road Company")  are authorized to construct and maintain a turnpike road upon both banks of the Russian River from Cloverdale in Sonoma County to Sanel in Mendocino County and to charge and collect toll for travel thereon

chapter 125, page 112
James H. Deering and Charles J. Deering, owners of the bridge and ferry franchise at Stevens' Bar and Jacksonville on the Tuolumne River, are authorized to construct and maintain a bridge or bridges across the Tuolumne River

chapter 139, page 1928
Joshua Hendy, H.B. Tichenor and Robert G. Byxbee are authorized to construct a wharf at the mouth of the Navarro River in Mendocino County 300 feet wide

chapter 146, page 138
Jacob M. Tewksbury and associates is authorized to build a wharf at the potrero of the San Pablo Rancho in Contra Costa County and extending into the Bay of San Francisco to 12 feet of water at low tide

chapter 147, page 139
William O'Connell and John Fay are authorized to build a wharf at or near Slaughter-House Point  in Contra Costa County extending into the water 300 feet into the Bay of San Francisco at high water mark

chapter 157, page 149
James B. Vineyard authorized to construct and maintain a toll bridge across the Yuba River near Park's Bar in Yuba County

chapter 170, page 169
Thomas T. Baylis, J. B. Hunkle, Lewis Lamberton, Berthold Hoen and F.G. Hakman are authorized to construct a turnpike road between the City of Petaluma and the Town of Santa Rosa in the County of Sonoma

chapter 171, page 168
Lewis E. Morgan and his associates are authorized to construct and maintain a wharf in San Francisco Bay at such point selected on the San Pablo Rancho in Contra Costa County now owned by Lewis E. Morgan, T.J.A. Chambers and W.C. Daughtery

chapter 193, page 212
William H. Kelly is authorized to construct and maintain Booms on Gaspar Creek, in the Township of Big River, in Mendocino County

chapter 197, page 213
William H. Tillinghast is authorized to construct a wharf at the place called "New York, on the Pacific" in the County of Contra Costa

chapter 210, page 231
Frederick Brown is authorized to construct and maintain booms and piers on Garcia Creek in Mendocino County

chapter 222, pg 240
Hiram Thorne is authorized to construct and make a wagon road in the Counties of Contra Costa and Alameda to be known as "Thorne's Road." The road commences in the redwood canon or mauraga canon thence running through said canon in Contra Costa County to the Oakland and San Antonio Road in Alameda County a distance of 5 miles

chapter 242, page 262
Robert G. Arthur and his associates are authorized to construct and keep in repair certain roads upon the San Miguel Rancho and adjoining property in the city and county of San Francisco and to levy and collect tolls on them.  The road shall commence at the junction of Mission and Eagle street at Mission Dolores and running thence in a southwesterly direction over the Mission Mountains to the Ocean House and beach, thence in a southerly direction until it intersects the county road of San Mateo County.  the tolls shall be:  for horse, mule and rider: 10 cents, for each led or drove horse or mule: 5 cents for vehicle drawn by horse or mule: 10 cents for vehicle drawn by 2 horses or mules: 20 cents for vehicle drawn by 4 or more horses or mules: 1 dollar for drove of cattle: each 5 cents for sheep, hogs or other animals: 2 cents each

chapter 257, page 275
D.B. Northrop, Horace Cole and E.B. Goddard (Mission Bay Bridge Company) are authorized to construct a public  plank road and toll bridge over the waters of Mission Bay in the City and County of San Francisco starting near the foot of Fourth Street on the north side of the bay to the foot of Noble Street on the south side of the bay

chapter 259, page 282
Charles H. Brinley, Andrea Pico and James R. Vineyard are authorized to build and construct a turnpike road from the ex-mission of San Fernando across the mountains of San Fernando to the Arroyo de Santa Clara in Los Angeles County

chapter 266, page 295
H.J. May, Charles M. Baxter, William Kohl are authorized to lay a railroad track along certain streets in Petaluma and through a public road in the County of Sonoma  commencing at a point on Petaluma Creek at a place commonly known as Italian Garden in the County of Sonoma thence southerly boundary City of Petaluma thence to a point not to extend north of Washington Street

chapter 267, page 297
Joseph M. Wood is authorized to construct a wharf in the City and County of San Francisco at the foot of Filmore Street outward into the Bay of San Francisco to a depth of 12 feet at low tide

chapter 275, page 308
Henry Owens is authorized to construct a marine railway in the City and County of San Francisco commencing on the northerly line of Shasta Street at a point 33 feet westerly from the southereasterly corner of lot number 427 thence running northeasterly to a point where the water in the Bay of San Francisco shall be 12 feet deep at low tide

chapter 292, page 334
Charles C. Bowman is authorized to construct a wharf at the western end of the Encinal of San Antonio Alameda County extending into the Bay of San Francisco 10 feet at low tide

chapter 313, page 426
John S. Williams is authorized to construct a wharf at the northern extremity of Van Ness Avenue and extend into the Bay of San Francisco 20 feet at low tide in the City and County of San Francisco

chapter 315, page 429
T. S. Benoiste and his associates are authorized to construct and maintain a wagon road in Sonoma County from a point in Russian River Valley at or near Jordan's MIll thence to Quicksilver Mines in Pine Flat thence to the boundary line of Lake County and also from Pine Flat to the Geyser Springs

chapter 346, page 471
Eugene L. Sullivan, Nathaniel Holland and John Benson are authorized to lay down gas pipes in the City and County of San Francisco

chapter 351, page 448
Maurice J. Dooly is issued a patent for certain lands in San Joaquin County.  The fractional NE quarter of section 32, township 2, north, range 6, east, Mount Diablo meridian, and described as follows: Beginning at the common corner of sections 28, 29, 32 and 33, Township 2, north, Range 6, east, being the westwardly boundary of El Rancho Campo de los Franceses, and running thence, due west, 40 chains; thence, due south, 31 and 90/100 chains, to right bank of Calaveras River; thence, up said river, by a meander line, north, 58 degrees 30 minutes, east, 9 and 80/100 chains; thence north, 52 degrees 30 minutes, east, 7 chains; thence south, 59 degrees 30 minutes, east, 7 chains; thence north, 78 degrees, east, 7 chains; thence north, 43 degrees 30 minutes, east, 5 chains; thence south, 75 degrees, east, 8 chains; thence north, 75 degrees, east, 2 and 13/100 chains, to section line and west boundary of El Rancho del Campo de los Franceses; thence, due north, 22 and 50/100 chains, to the place of beginning; containing 98 and 91/100 acres; magnetic variation, 15 degrees 35 minutes, east.  And before the said patent shall issue, the said Maurice J. Dooly shall execute a bond to the State of California, in the sum of $1000, conditioned against the presentment of the original certificate of purchase, Number 326, of Swamp and Overflowed Lands, as per Survey 123, issued to W. W. Fisher, May 25, 1859, which has been lost

chapter 449, page 571
John S. Rutherford and George E. Webber are authorized to construct a railroad and railroad wharf in Mendocino County on the northerly side of the Wallalla River and shore of the Pacific Ocean shall commence at the saw mill of Rutherford and Webber on the northerly side of said river and extend in a northwesterly direction to the Pacific Ocean a distance of about 2 1/2 miles



GUARDIANSHIPS, PROBATES & ESTATES


chapter 20, page 14
Benjamin F. Washington is authorized to bargain, sell, transfer, release, quitclaim, grant and convey all the right, title and interest of John Thompson, Franklin Bedinger, Frances Madison and Bertha James, infant children of himself and the late Georgiana H. Washington,  a certain dwelling and lot of land situated on Bryant Street in the City of San Francisco commencing at a point on the northerly line of said street, 275 feet from the corner of Third and Bryant streets running easterly with Bryant Street 68 feet 9 inches to the property of Louis McLane, thence northerly to Silver Street 155 feet, thence with Silver Street westerly 68 feet 9 inches thence southerly 155 feet to the place of the beginning for the benefit of said children

chapter 85, page 75
James Craig, Guardian of the infant heirs of Michael Flanigan, deceased, to sell both real and personal estate in the County of Tuolumne for the benefit of said infant heirs.  

chapter 102, page 93
Runaldo Pacheco and Mariana Pacheco, Executors of the last will and testament of John Wilson, late of San Luis Obispo County are authorized to sell as much of the personal property of the estate sufficient to pay the legal debts and maintenance of the testator's family

chapter 151, page 142
The Guardian of Minna C. Buchanan, the posthumous daughter of the late Robert B. Buchanan, deceased, of the City of Marysville, Yuba County is empowered to sell and dispose of her Real Estate and Chattels Real

chapter 152, page 142
The Guardian, now or hereafter to be appointed, of Matilda Florence Mott, Marcus H. Talbot Mott, William Wallace Mott, and Mary Green S. Mott, minor children of Isaac T. Mott, deceased, is hereby authorized to sell the real estate of the said minors, situate in the City and County of San Francisco and the State of California, or any part of said real estate, or any interest they, or either of them, may have therein, on such terms, and in such manner, either at public or private sale, as to the said Guardian may seem most advantageous to said minors. 1862.

chapter 153, page 143
Arthur W. Roman, the Guardian of Stephen C. Powell, a minor, is hereby authorized and empowered to sell, at public or private sale, in his discretion, any or all the real estate, or interests therein, of the said Stephen C. Powell, as shall, in his opinion, most promote the interests of the said minor, or to join, in behalf of said minor, in any deed of partition of any real estate in which said minor may be interested as a joint tenant in common with any other person or persons. 

chapter 155, page 148
Charles Lindley, the natural Guardian of his children, Metella S. Lindley, Curtis H. Lindley, and Josephine Lindley, is hereby empowered and authorized to sell and convey, at private sale, all real and personal property, situated in this State, in which they, the said Metella S. Lindley, Curtis H. Lindley, and Josephine Lindley, or each, or either of them, may now own or possess any interest therein. 

chapter 156, page 149
Charles S. Capp, guardian of Albert Dorente, a minor, is hereby authorized and empowered to sell any portion of the real estate of said minor, or any right, title, or interest, in real estate belonging to said minor, situated in the City and County of San Francisco, on such terms and in such manner, either at public or private sale, as may seem most advantageous to the interest of said minor

chapter 159, page 159
Authorize Philip G. Galpice, Guardian of Franklina C. Gray, a minor, to compromise certain claims, and to convey certain real estate. Franklina C. Gray, a minor, residing in the State of New York, claims to own certain real estate in the State of California, to recover which, sundry actions at law have been
brought, and are now pending; and, whereas, certain parties in possession of said real estate desire to compromise with said minor upon equitable terms, and to receive a conveyance of her title to said real estate, therefore— Philip G. Galpice, Guardian of Franklina May C. Gray, a minor, be and he hereby is authorized to compromise compromise or settle by arbitration, or without any suit, or suits, in which the said Franklina C. Gray is, or may be, a party plaintiff or defendant, affecting the title of the said Franklina C. Gray to any real estate in the City and County of San Francisco in the State of California

chapter 160, page 160
The Administrator of the Estate of Francis Tribon, deceased, is authorized to sell any real property lying in the City and County of Sacramento

chapter 161, page 160
The Administrator of the estate of Daniel B. Mosby, deceased, is authorized to sell all real estate owned or claimed by the deceased at the time of his death in the City and County of San Francisco

chapter 172, page 169
Catharine Myers, Administratrix of the estate of Christopher Myers, late of the County of Plumas, is authorized to sell all real estate lying in the County of Plumas, or elsewhere in this State, and to execute and deliver proper deeds of conveyance

chapter 264, page 294
Mrs. Mary Comstock and her minor children, Bertha Comstock, John Felt Osgood Comstock and George Comstock are empowered to sell her family homestead situate on Pine Street in the City and County of San Francisco

chapter 265, page 295
Catherine M. Haun, relict of Henry P. Haun, deceased, and Administratrix of the estate is authorized to sell, at her discretion and without having first obtained an order of the Probate Court of Yuba County, the real estate of the estate

chapter 280, page 279
Almira Ingram, the parent  and guardian of Jonetta M. Ingram, a minor, is hereby authorized and empowered to sell, at private sale, and to convey, by good and sufficient deeds of conveyance, the real estate of said minor, situated in the City and County of San Francisco; provided, said guardian shall, before making such sale, enter into such bonds as may be required of her by the Probate Court of said City and County of San Francisco; and, provided, also, that such sale shall be duly approved by the Judge of the Probate Court of said City and County

chapter 287, page 329
Eliza Frye and Charles D. Burleson, Executors of the last will and testament of John Frye, deceased, late of the Town of Volcano, Amador County are authorized to sell the real estate of any gold mines or mining claims, flumes, ditches, aqueducts and everything appertaining thereto as may be sufficient to pay the debts of the testator, allowances to his family and expenses of the administrators

chapter 327, page 312
Jose Lorenzo de Jesus Maria Pina of Sonoma County being in his 20th year is hereby authorized and empowered to sell, convey, and dispose of all and any interest he has, or may claim, in and to any real estate in the City of San Francisco, inherited by him from his father, Lazaro Piña, deceased, and all deeds and conveyances, made and executed by him, shall have the same force and effect as if he were of full age; provided, however, that said sale shall, on the petition of said Piña to the Probate Judge of the County of San Francisco, showing the property and the interest therein sold, and the amount for which the same was sold, be approved by the Probate Judge of said County of San Francisco

chapter 379, page 497
Rita de la Osa is empowered to sell the real estate of which her deceased husband, Vincente de la Osa, died seized. 

chapter 423, page 546
Phebe Beckley the administratrix of the estate of Lucius R. Beckley, deceased is empowered to sell all real estate owned by deceased in his lifetime.

chapter 429, page 551
H. L. Dodge and George Cadwalader, Administrators of the Estate of Gilbert A. Grant, deceased, are authorized to sell and convey Real Estate at a private sale in the City and County of San Francisco