The information is taken from "The History of Fresno County" by Paul E Vandor, published in 1919.
A native of Georgia and a Confederate soldier during the Civil War after which he settled in Texas, where he was for a number of years a pioneer farmer and stock raiser, and was also engaged quite extensively in railroad contracting. He arrived in Fresno January 1, 1888, where he purchased forty acres of unimproved land in the West Park Colony Tract which he planted to a vineyard. From time to time he increased his holdings until he owned 220 acres of vineyard, being one of the large raisin growers of Fresno. He resided on the forty acre tract which he bought in 1888. He was a widdower. He was a Mason since twentv-one years of age and is a member of Fresno Lodge, No. 247, F. & A. M.
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