|Birth: ||Feb. 20, 1840|
|Death: ||Oct. 30, 1903|
Sarah Thomas Atherton was born in Pennsylvania on February 20, 1840. Both of her parents were born in England.
In 1862, Sarah married a gold miner, Isaac Atherton, in 1862, and the couple settled in Chinese Camp where Isaac continued mining.
The couple's children were S. J. (daughter), Charles A., Rachel A, George, Emma and Frank. They had a total of seven children, but they lost one.
The family eventually settled in Jeffersonville, near Rawhide, Tuolumne County, where Sarah passed away on October 30, 1903. She was 63 years, eight months and ten days old.
Sarah and Isaac's Family:
Isaac Atherton was born in 1834 in Maine as were both of his parents. His wife, Sarah Atherton, was born in Pennsylvania in February 1840, and both of her parents were born in England.
Isaac came to California, and in 1860, lived in Shaws Flat area, located between Sonora and Columbia. He lived as a single man boarding with two others from Maine, T. A. and J. A. Hale. The three men were miners.
Isaac and Sarah married in 1862, and had been married for 38 years when Isaac passed away.
By 1870, Isaac and Sarah had begun to their family, and were living in Chinese Camp where Isaac was a miner. Their children were S. J. (daughter), Charles A. who was born May 1865, Rachel A. who was born March 1867, George, and by 1880, Emma and Frank, who was born January 1880. All their children were born in California. They had a total of seven children, but they lost one.
Charles, Rachel and Frank remained living with their mother, all being single, and Charles and Frank worked as miners. Frank married a lady named Jesse, and they had a daughter, Verna. They lived in Jamestown.
Charles remained single, lived alone in the Rawhide area (near Jamestown), and continued his career as a gold miner. Charles Atherton passed away in Tuolumne County on May 2, 1937 at the age of 71.
Isaac Atherton (1834 - 1900)*
Charles A. Atherton (1865 - 1937)*
Columbia Public Cemetery
Plot: Public Plot HT20
Maintained by: Mohr Historical Research...
Originally Created by: Lonnie DeCloedt
Record added: Jan 14, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7083084
Added: May. 20, 2012
Sarah, Jeffersonville is still a quiet, country place with views of Table Mountain and the golden autumn leaves of the blue oaks, but you are in an even more peaceful place now.|
Mohr Historical Researcher
Added: Aug. 30, 2011