John C. Frémont
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John Charles Frémont or Fremont (born January 21, 1813) is an American military officer, explorer, and politician who became the first candidate of the anti-slavery …
J. Neely Johnson
John Neely Johnson (born August 2, 1825) is a lawyer and politician. He was elected as the fourth governor of California in 1856 and is a member of the "American Party":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Know_Nothing, an anti-immigrant group also called the …
Searls, whose last name is also sometimes spelled as Searles, was born in Coeymans, New York. His father, Abraham Searls (born 1802), of English descent, worked as a farmer. His mother, Lydia Niles, was of Scottish descent.
When the family moved to …
Ephraim Willard Burr
Burr was born on March 7, 1809 in Warren, Rhode Island. As a young man, he worked for a whaling company which sent him west. After losing his crew while docked in San Francisco—many sailors were lured away by the prospect of finding gold during the Gold …
Buchanan was born in a log cabin in Cove Gap, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County, on April 23, 1791, to James Buchanan, Sr. (1761–1821), a businessman, merchant, and farmer, and Elizabeth Speer, an educated woman (1767–1833). His parents were both of Ulster …
Thomas Bard McFarland
McFarland appears "off-camera" as the prosecutor who handles the fallout from the [[Chapter 2 - The Sheriff and the Widow | Vedder shooting]]. He generally believes the PCs told the truth and nothing but the truth - but is not so …
Aaron A. Sargent
Born in Newburyport, Massachusetts, he attended the common schools and then was apprenticed to a cabinetmaker. In his youth he worked as a printer in Philadelphia and then, in 1847, moved to Washington, D.C., where he was a secretary to a Congressman.
Samuel Wirt Holladay
Samuel W. Holladay was born in New York in April 1823. He arrived in Auburn in June 1849 when it was still called "Wood's Dry Diggings". He is known for naming the town of Auburn, and was elected the first alcade by his fellow miners.
His most famous …