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Edward Neblett
Birth: Jul. 18, 1818
Prince George
Prince George County
Virginia, USA
Death: Jan. 19, 1907
Santa Rosa
Sonoma County
California, USA

Edward Neblett was born in Prince George County, Virginia, on July 18, 1818, where he resided until the year 1834, when he moved with his parents to Cincinnati, Ohio, and here served as an apprenticeship to the hatter's trade, under J. S. Bates & Co. In 1843 he proceeded to Louisville, Kentucky, there engaging in mercantile pursuits, remaining there till 1849, and then in company with about fifty others, with Edwin Bryant as Captain, started across the plains to California, and after a journey of eighty-seven days reached the mines, where he remained until 1852. In this year Mr. Neblett was appointed Deputy under William M. Lowe of Texas, Sheriff of Trinity County, and in 1854 was selected by the Whig Party for Sheriff of the county, taking up his office in 1855. In 1857 he was elected to the State Legislature on an independent ticket, and was the last Whig chosen for that august body. After the expiration of his term of office he opened a banking business in Weaverville, Trinity County, which he continued till his settling in Sonoma County, in 1868. Here he began the hardware trade, under the style of Stanley & Neblett, which was changed in 1872 to Stanley, Neblett & Co., and afterwards to Stanley & Thompson, the firm being now C. W. Thompson. Mr. Neblett was elected on April 5, 1876, the first Mayor of the City of Santa Rosa, which distinction he held until Aril 5, 1878. He married, December 13, 1842, Mrs. McClary. They have no family.

Source: HISTORY OF SONOMA COUNTY, Alley, Bowen & Co. 1880

This trip also included a visit to hardware store owner Jimmy Mailer
 
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  Ann Jane Neblett (1816 - 1898)
 
Inscription:
EDWARD NEBLETT 1819-1907
FIRST MAYOR OF SANTA ROSA
(1876-1878)
ANN JANE NEBLETT 1816-1898
 
Note: A new headstone, to replace the long gone original marker, was dedicated on Saturday, June 16, 2012, at 10 AM.
 
Burial:
Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery
Santa Rosa
Sonoma County
California, USA
Plot: East end of Fulkerson Section - plot 21
 
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Record added: Nov 23, 2003
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