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William Metcalf
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Birth: Sep. 30, 1820
Lancashire, England
Death: 1850

S/O Arthur and Isabell[Lady Levens]Metcalf

William was 9 years old when he sailed to America with his family from Liverpool to NY.NY. on the ship named ENVOY on 7~June~1830 and settled in Jackson Co. Ohio.

Some time after the 1850 U.S. Census, Henry, Tom, and William formed the partnership to supply horses or mules to the Gold Rush miners. In her unpublished manuscript, Esther Chapman says, "William and Henry took a string of fine horses to trade in California during the '49 gold rush. The horses were seen in California, but the men were never heard from."
Family traditions says that although Thomas their brother, had made two trips to California to sell horses or mules to the miners, his wife, being superstitious, refused to let him make the third trip. Tom's brothers William and Henry made the trip instead and they were never heard from again-presumably having been killed by indian's, although no records exit. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Arthur Metcalf (1789 - 1859)
  Isabelle Leven Metcalf (1789 - 1880)
 
 Siblings:
  Richard Metcalf (1811 - 1871)*
  Arthur Metcalf (1814 - 1893)*
  Thomas G. Metcalf (1816 - 1897)*
  Anne Metcalf McGarvey (1818 - ____)*
  William Metcalf (1820 - 1850)
  Isabelle Metcalf Murphy (1821 - 1917)*
  Henry Metcalf (1822 - 1850)*
  Annes Metcalf (1824 - 1883)*
  James Metcalf (1827 - 1894)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Body lost or destroyed
 
Created by: patty gschwender
Record added: Oct 05, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 77672038
 

Family thinks William was killed by Indians during the Gold Rush
- patty gschwender
 Added: Jan. 6, 2012
 
 
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