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James Nisbet
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Birth: 1820, Scotland
Death: Jul. 30, 1865
Crescent City
Del Norte County
California, USA

Editor, San Francisco Bulletin. Lost at Sea with wreck of the steamer, Brother Jonathan, off Point St. George.

Last Will, written in pencil and found in his vest pocket...

"In view of death, I hereby appoint my brother, Thomas Nisbet, at present engaged on the Pacific Railroad, near Clipper Gap, California, my sole executor, with instructions to wind up my whole estate, real and personal, and convert the same into cash, with all convenient speed, but so as not to sacrifice the same, and pay over and divide the same equally between himself and my sole sister, Margaret Nisbet, now residing in England; and under burden of the payment of a legacy of $5,000 in gold to Almira Hopkins, wife of Casper T. Hopkins, insurance agent, San Francisco, California. And I desire that my brother, said Thomas Nisbet, shall not be asked to give security for his intromission with my estate."

A postscript on same paper...

"My Dear Ma -
A Thousand affectionate Adieus - You spoke of my call on Friday, Hangman's Day, and the unlucky Jonathan - Well here I am with Death before me. My love to all - to Casper, to Belle, Mellie, and little Myre - Kiss her for me. Never Forget.

THE BROTHER JONATHAN DISASTER.DESCRIPTION OF BODIES FOUND AND BURIEDJacksonville (Oregon), August 16th.--The following was received this evening by B. F. Dowell from R. Dugan, of Crescent City:Through the politeness of our Coroner, J. E. Eldridge, I was permitted to take an abstract from his books of the names and descriptions of the bodies found and buried by him in the city burial grounds from the ill-fated Brother Jonathan to this date as follows:...No. 14, James Nisbet of the San Francisco Bulletin in zinc coffin;(Sacramento Daily Union, August 17, 1865) 
Note: Birth year an estimate. Monument lost to time.
Brother Jonathan Cemetery
Crescent City
Del Norte County
California, USA
Created by: john haines
Record added: Aug 19, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 95598060
James Nisbet
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