Charles Albion Tuttle
Lawyer & businessman in Auburn
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Tuttle traveled with the party on the Folsom/Sacramento route during the first train heist, but his appearance was not terribly memorable.
Charles Tuttle (b. circa 1820) graduated from Hobart College in 1844 and was admitted to the bar in New York. The family comes from a prestigious Connecticut family which emigrated to the colony in the 1640s as a Puritan immigrant.
He crossed the Great Plains in 1849, and worked at Stony Bar. In 1850 he was pressed into service defending a friend at “miner’s court” and quickly realized that lawyering was going to be a lucrative profession.
He returned east in 1852 for his wife Maria L. (Batchhelder) Tuttle. They have two sons – Charles Jr b. May 1854 and Frederick Pierson b. Sep 1857