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John Cody
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Birth: unknown
Death: Aug. 24, 1854
El Dorado County
California, USA

Aged 40 years.
(The above originally included by Eileen Gillette)

Eureka Arrived.

A letter from John Cody, formerly of Ohio City, dated San Francisco, June 1st, states in a Postscript that the Eureka had just entered the port. No particulars, except that the mate of the Eureka, who was discharged by the American Consul at Valparaiso, on complaint of the passengers, had arrived several days before. (Cleveland (Ohio) Plain Dealer, 7/16/1850)

Died. In Garden Valley, Aug.24, of inflammation, Mr. John Cody, formerly of Ohio, aged about 45 years. (Sacramento Daily Union, 8/29/1854)

Died. In Garden Valley, El Dorado Co., California, JOHN CODY, late of Ohio, aged 40 years.

Evening Papers please copy.
Cleveland (OH) Leader, 10/2/1864)

The following is research by Sue Silver, past president of the El Dorado County Pioneer Cemeteries Commission:

Tombstone was recorded in both 1975 and 1985. Was found to be missing in a County General Services tour of cemeteries in November 2001.

Probate File (El Dorado County Museum): Heirs of John Cody were Fanny Cody, his wife, who served as Executrix together with Ethan Rodgers of Ohio City, Van Wert County, Ohio; Fanny C. Cody, his daughter; and John O. Sullivan, his nephew of Seneca Falls, New York.

Warren T. Russell, native of Garden Valley wrote extensively about John Cody and his sawmill, about Cody's death and burial in the "Alabama Flat" Cemetery. In an article dated 12/13/1943 (source not noted; Georgetown Gazette? or Oakland Tribune?), Russell recounted some of the words from Cody's gravestone:

"Green be the turf above you,
Friend of my youthful days;
None knew you but to love you,
None name thee but to praise."

Betty C. Laarveld (now deceased) recorded the gravestone in place in 1975. These are her notes:

Monument erected by his surviving wife. Readable lines:

2- Green grows the turf
4- Companion of Happier days
5- None knew him, but loved him
7- None spoke his name but to praise
9- Tears fell while he lay dying
10- From eyes unaccustomed to weeping
11- Cold turf --------------sleep.

Melinda Herzog-Landrith, of Auburn, Placer County recorded the Cody gravestone in 1985.

LDS records: John cody married Fanny Putnam, 29 Jan. 1852, at Cuyahoga, Ohio.

Additional notes by Sue Silver:

John and Fanny Cody's daughter, Fanny C. Cody, was married in 1879 to William Oscar Harlan in San Benito County, CA. Harlan Peak in Monterey County was named for William's father, Ebenezer Harlan, an early pioneer of that county. The Harlan's moved to Sacramento previous to 1900 and separated in 1903. William Harlan was a principle in the business of Harlan Bros. in Sacramento. William and Fanny had two daughters who who were married in Sacramento. Rita/Retta May Harlan married Fred Louis Blair. Della Frances Harlan married Herbert Guy Cook. William Oscar Harlan died in Oroville, Butte County, in 1927. Fanny Cody Harlan died in Sacramento in 1930. Harlan descendants now reside in Butte County.

Alabama Flat Cemetery
Garden Valley
El Dorado County
California, USA
Maintained by: Sue
Originally Created by: Eileen
Record added: May 17, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 69975937
John Cody
Added by: Sue
John Cody
Added by: Sue
John Cody
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