|Birth: ||Feb. 11, 1825|
New Hampshire, USA
|Death: ||Mar. 22, 1900|
Santa Clara County
Member of the California State Assembly 7th district from 1871-1873. Member of the Republican Party.
James was the son of Jacob SARGENT & Martha WEBSTER Sargent. He arrived in California in 1849.
After his term in the Legislature, Sargent was the director of the Santa Clara Valley Agricultural Society, serving as president in 1877.
On October 29, 1865, he married Agnes BOWIE and they had five children.
The Hollister Free Lance, San Benito County, March 30, 1900:
Died -- SARGENT -- at Sargent's Station, Mar. 22, James P. SARGENT, a native of New Hampshire, aged 77 years, 1 month, 11 days.
Death of a Pioneer Citizen -- About a month ago James P. SARGENT suffered a stroke of paralysis at his home near Gilroy and never recovered. He was a brother of the late Hon. B.V. SARGENT of Monterey and R.C., J.L. and A.J. SARGENT of San Joaquin county. A widow and 4 children survive him -- Misses Agnes and Ida SARGENT, Mrs. Ouida GREEN and James A. SARGENT, all residing at the family home. The estate left by the deceased is said to be worth $300,000. It was for him that Sargent's station, between Watsonville and Gilroy, was named; born in Grafton county, New Hampshire, Feb. 11, 1825...He was thrown upon his own resources very early in life and in 1844 was at the head of a prosperous business in Boston, later removing to Chicago. In 1849 he and his brother, R.C. SARGENT, came across the plains to California, locating at Weaverville, Trinity county;In 1855 they abandoned the store entirely and the 4 brothers -- J.P., R.C., J.L. and B.V., settled in San Joaquin county where the town of Woodbridge now stands.
Agnes Bowie Sargent (1842 - 1924)
James Alexandria Sargent (1866 - 1944)*
Roswell Cheaves Sargent (1869 - 1896)*
Agnes C. Sargent (1871 - 1932)*
Ida Sargent Blanding (1875 - 1956)*
Ouida Lome Sargent Fenwick (1877 - 1949)*
Gavilan Hills Memorial Park
Santa Clara County
Created by: Candice xo
Record added: Feb 18, 2007
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