John Marshall English

John Marshall English

Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland, USA
Death 8 Nov 1921 (aged 87)
Alameda County, California, USA
Burial Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA
Plot 31, Lot 21
Memorial ID 117578124 · View Source
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The subject of this sketch was born in Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland, February 17, 1834. At the age of five years he was taken by his parents to Jefferson County, Western Virginia, and there received his education and resided until his leaving for California, in 1851.

On the 4th December of that year he sailed from New York on board the steamer Phymetes, and proceeding by the Nicaragua route, finished the voyage in the Independence, arriving in San Francisco January 7, 1852.

Mr. English at once settled on a farm near Centerville, Alameda County, which is now occupied by George Patterson, where he remained one season, when he moved to an estate on the San Lorenzo Creek, where he farmed until 1857, when he transferred the scene of his operations to the property where he now resides, purchased by his uncle, Samuel B. Martin, the tract so acquired being one league square. The portion occupied by Mr. English is situated two miles and a half north from Pleasanton, and comprises three hundred and twenty-five acres of fine land.

In Mr. English we have one of nature's truest noblemen, a man whom it is an honor to know, and whom to know is to appreciate. Married in San Francisco, in 1869, Miss Leta, daughter of Captain Smith of Sonoma County, by whom he has four surviving children, viz.: Frederick, Genevieve, John, and Ada.

- "History Of Alameda County California..." by M. W. Wood, J. P. Munro-Fraser; Pacific Press, Oakland, CA 1883
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  • Created by: Parrish Todd
  • Added: 24 Sep 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 117578124
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