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The Society of California Pioneers

August 1854: The Society of California Pioneers Anniversary.The objects of the Society of California Pioneers were declared, in the words of the constitution, "to cultivate the social virtues of its members, to collect and preserve information connected with the early settlement and conquest of the country, and to perpetuate the memory of those who sagacity, enterprise, and love of independence induced them to settle in the wilderness, and become the germ of a new State."

The society "shall be composed of native Californians; foreigners residing in California previous to the conquest; and natives of other States and other countries, if citizens of the United States, resident here prior to January 1st, 1849, and their male descendants, who shall constitute the first class; and citizens of the old States of the Federal government who shall have resided in California prior to January 1st, 1850, and their male descendants, who shall constitute the second class; and honorary members, who may be admitted in accordance with what may be prescribed in the by-laws."

The admission fees, which are now (1854) ten dollars, and a monthly subscription of a dollar, payable half-yearly in advance, "and all funds arising therefrom or by donations, shall be safely invested, and the income arising therefrom shall be appropriated to charitable purposes, exclusively for the use and benefit of the widows and orphans of pioneer immigrants, members of this society."

List of Officers, 1854
President: William D. M. Howard
Vice-Presidents
Jacob R. Snyder, Samuel Brannan, G. Frank Lemon
Recording Secretary
Joseph L. Folsom
Assistant Recording Secretary
J.C.L. Wadsworth
Corresponding Secretary
Edwin Bryant
Treasurer
Talbot H. Green
Assistant Corresponding Secretaries
W.C. Parker and A.J. Grayson
Board of Directors
James C. Ward H.W. Halleck J. Mead Huxley
James C. Low J.D. Stevenson R.M. Sherman
Samuel Kyburn James Hall Henry Gerke
G.K. Winner Robert Wells G.W. Vincent
H.A. Schoolcraft J.B. Frisbie R.A. Parker
William Blackburn John Wilson W.H. Davis
California Pioneers.
List of Members, 1854
With the dates of arrival in California and City of Residence
Those marked * are deceased.
D.W. Alexander Los Angeles December 1842
John S. Beener San Francisco September 1847
L.A. Birdsall
San Francisco
1849
John Bidwell
Butte County
November 1841
Wake Bryarly
San Francisco
August 1849
Alfred Ellis
San Francisco
April 1847
M.L. Callender
San Francisco
April 1847
Juan B. Alvarado
San Pablo
September 1809
Joseph Atwill
San Francisco
October 1849
John Benson
San Francisco
April 1849
Abram Bartol
San Francisco
August 1849
Pedro C. Carrillo
Santa Barbara
March 1817
William H. Davis
San Francisco
August 1831
Alfred De Witt
San Francisco
September 1848
Thomas Cordua
Sacramento
March 1841
G. C. Cook*
San Jose
November 1841
William Bassham
San Jose
October 1845
Josiah Belden
San Jose
November 1841
G. W. Bryant
San Francisco
July 1849
Ziba Branch
San Luis Obispo
February 1831
Nathan Coombs
Napa
July 1843
J. W. B. Cooper
Monterey
May 1823
C. H. Crane
San Francisco
August 1849
E. W. Crowell
San Francisco
August 1849
Robert Elwell
Santa Barbara
August 1824
Francisco Guerrero*
San Francisco
September 1828
W. E. P. Hartnell*
Monterey
May 1822
Jose Jesus Martinez
Martinez
October 1814
Saucelito
May 1822
John Wilson
San Luis Obispo
April 1826
George W. Vincent*
San Francisco
July 1826
Timothy Murphy*
San Rafael
September 1828
Alfred Robinson
Santa Barbara
February 1828
Jacob P. Lesse
Monterey
June 1833
Jose de Jesus Noe
San Francisco
October 1834
John Marsh
Contra Costa
January 1836
San Francisco
March 1836
John Paty
San Francisco
June 1837
John A. Sutter
Hock Farm
July 1839
W. D. M. Howard
San Francisco
January 1839
Isaac Livick
San Francisco
October 1840
Elliot Libbey
San Rafael
December 1840
Francis H. Huber
San Francisco
November 1841
Henry Ford
Sacramento
September 1842
H. F. Teschemacker
San Francisco
July 1842
Thomas A. Warbass
San Francisco
July 1842
R. L. Kilburn
Napa
March 1842
John A. Hoar
Monterey
October 1843
Jasper O. Farrell
Bodega
November 1843
M. Schallenberger
San Jose
March 1844
Daniel Murphy
San Jose
December 1844
John M. Murphy
San Jose
December 1844
John Sullivan
San Francisco
December 1849
Jacob R. Snyder
San Francisco
September 1845
William Findlay
San Jose
July 1845
William Blackburn
Santa Cruz
September 1845
Daniel Leahy
San Francisco
October 1845
Francis Hoen
San Francisco
September 1845
Henry C. Smith
Alameda
December 1845
William F. Swasey
San Francisco
September 1845
San Francisco
July 1846
R. M. Sherman
San Francisco
March 1846
E. C. Kemble
San Francisco
July 1846
Edwin Bryant
San Francisco
August 1846
Henry Gerke
San Francisco
July 1846
B.S. Lippincott
San Francisco
October 1846
Samuel Kyburg
San Francisco
October 1846
A.W. Grayson
San Jose
October 1846
Ned Grayson
San Jose
October 1846
C. C. Southward
Trinidad
February 1846
E. A. King
San Francisco
November 1846
D. A. McDermut
San Francisco
October 1846
Wiliam H. Russell
San Francisco
August 1846
Joseph Aram
San Jose
September 1846
J.C. Davis
Putah Creek
February 1846
John M. Homer
Alameda
July 1846
H. S. Turner
San Francisco
December 1846
B. R. Buckelew
San Francisco
October 1846
J. Caldwell Low
San Francisco
March 1847
Edward Gilbert*
San Francisco
March 1847
J. C. L. Wadsworth
San Francisco
April 1847
L. W. Sloat
San Francisco
August 1847
A. G. Abell
San Francisco
August 1847
L. B. Clements
Santa Cruz
June 1847
J. Mead Huxley
San Francisco
March 1847
J. L. Folsom, U.S.A.
San Francisco
March 1847
G. Frank Lemon
San Francisco
March 1847
H. W. Halleck
San Francisco
January 1847
H. M. Naglee
San Francisco
March 1847
San Francisco
September 1847
R. A. Parker
Crescent City
March 1847
H. A. Schoolcraft*
Sacramento
April 1847
Jas L. Ord
Monterey
January 1847
John B. Frisbie
San Francisco
March 1847
Thomas J. Roach*
Trinidad
April 1847
S. W. Haight
San Francisco
March 1847
R. H. Sinton
San Francisco
November 1847
Alfred A. Green
San Francisco
April 1847
Geo. Stoneman, U.S.A.
San Francisco
January 1847
John A. Clark
San Francisco
June 1849
Henry D. Cook
San Francisco
July 1847
W. T. Sherman, U.S.A.
San Francisco
January 1847
H. W. Theall
Sonora
March 1847
Charles Stevens
San Francisco
April 1847
Charles L. Ross
San Francisco
April 1847
Horace Hawes
San Francisco
April 1847
Hiram Grimes
San Francisco
February 1847
James Adams
San Francisco
March 1847
John Q. Adams
San Francisco
March 1847
William Joy
San Francisco
April 1847
William M. Stewart
San Francisco
October 1848
G. Burdell
San Francisco
1849
Bethul Phelps
San Francisco
August 1848
Charles B. Johnson
Los Angeles
April 1848
I. C. Woods
San Francisco
November 1848
Herman Wohler
San Francisco
February 1848
James King of William
San Francisco
November 1848
Charles A. Angelo
San Francisco
December 1848
Edward Martin
San Francisco
November 1848
George W. Ryder
San Francisco
October 1848
J. Wemys Austin
San Francisco
August 1848
P. B. Cornwall
Sacramento
July 1848
Gabriel B. Post
San Francisco
February 1849
David S. Turner
San Francisco
August 1849
Joseph R. West
San Francisco
July 1849
Jesse Sutton
San Francisco
February 1849
John W. Tucker
San Francisco
August 1849
David T. Bagley
San Francisco
February 1849
A.J. Hooper
San Francisco
August 1849
J.E. Wainwright
San Francisco
November 1849
Louis R. Lull
San Francisco
June 1849
John Vandewater
San Francisco
June 1849
Charles R. Bond
San Francisco
November 1849
A. G. Randall
San Francisco
April 1849
F. C. Ewer
San Francisco
September 1849
Ferdinand Vassault
San Francisco
September 1849
Daniel L. Ross
San Francisco
December 1849
Wilson Flint
San Francisco
December 1849
Daniel Norcross
San Francisco
July 1849
L. Pickering
San Francisco
August 1849
John McDougal
San Francisco
February 1849
F. A. Bonnard
San Francisco
June 1849
George R. Davidson
San Francisco
February 1849
David C. Broderick
San Francisco
June 1849
P. A. Brinsmade
San Francisco
June 1849
J. Prall Stephens
San Francisco
April 1849
E. W. Leonard
San Francisco
June 1849
G. K. Fitch
San Francisco
September 1849
Squire P. Dewey
San Francisco
July 1849
Peter A. Morse
San Francisco
June 1849
E. D. Hammond
San Francisco
July 1849
William L. Newell
San Francisco
April 1849
William G. Wood
San Francisco
September 1849
Samuel Purdy
San Francisco
December 1849
Phillip A. Roach
San Francisco
August 1849
R. Julius Stevens
San Francisco
June 1849
Frank Soule (Author:
The Annals of San Francisco
)
San Francisco
May 1849
J. E. Lawrence
San Francisco
June 1849
George Kerr*
Stockton
June 1849
San Francisco
July 1849
Hiram Leonard, U.S.A.
San Francisco
June 1849
A. W. Peabody
San Francisco
April 1849
San Francisco
June 1849
William C. Hoff
San Francisco
July 1849
R. P. Hammond
San Francisco
April 1849
T. K. Battelle
San Francisco
Nvember 1849
George A. Hudson
San Francisco
June 1849
Chas. J. Warner
San Francisco
August 1849
E. McGowan
San Francisco
October 1849
George W. Green
San Francisco
June 1849
Washington Bartlett
San Francisco
November 1849
Robert G. Crozier
San Francisco
June 1849
Joseph Farwell
San Francisco
July 1849
Charles D. Carter
San Francisco
August 1849
Jacob Shew
San Francisco
July 1849
San Francisco
October 1849
Lewis Peck
San Francisco
November 1849
Charles Hosmer
San Francisco
May 1849
W. B. Farwell
San Francisco
July 1849
Henry M. Hale
San Francisco
December 1849
F. W. Macondray
San Francisco
August 1849
Charles Minturn
San Francisco
October 1849
Richard M. Jessup
San Francisco
July 1849
O. P. Sutton
San Francisco
April 1849
John Middleton
San Francisco
September 1849
James G. Gould
San Francisco
July 1849
Aaron Pollard
San Francisco
January 1849
William Sherman
San Francisco
August 1849
Calhoun Benham
San Francisco
August 1849
P. W. Shepheard
San Francisco
December 1849
D. W. Connelly
San Francisco
September 1849
G. W. Ryckman
San Francisco
October 1849
Stephen R. Harris
San Francisco
June 1849
John H. Gihon
San Francisco
November 1849
Gregory Yale
San Francisco
December 1849
D. W. Perlay
San Francisco
August 1849
James Fitton
San Francisco
July 1849
John H. Still
San Francisco
September 1849
Charles F. Hamilton
San Francisco
September 1849
Frank Tilford
San Francisco
August 1849
Charles C. Roe
San Francisco
October 1849
John Nugent
San Francisco
December 1849
E. O. Crosby
San Francisco
February 1849
J. J. Bryant
San Francisco
August 1849
E. Morris Earl
San Francisco
June 1849
E. Gallagher
San Francisco
June 1849
Horatio N. Squire
San Francisco
August 1849
George S. Porter
San Francisco
October 1849
Asa T. Lawton
San Francisco
June 1849
John Short
San Francisco
July 1849
Philo White
San Francisco
October 1849
Isaac M. Hall
San Francisco
July 1849
H. S. Brown
San Francisco
October 1849
James B. Starr
Sacramento
September 1849
J. Judson Ames
San Diego
October 1849
C. J. Brenham
San Francisco
August 1849
Cullen A. Johnson
San Francisco
September 1849
Henry Vandervier
San Francisco
August 1849
John V. Plume
San Francisco
June 1849
Selim Franklin
San Francisco
October 1849
Henry J. Wells
San Francisco
December 1849
John S. Hagar
San Francisco
June 1849
E. L. Sullivan
San Francisco
February 1849
Julius Wetzler
Sacramento
June 1849
John W. Conner
San Francisco
August 1849
Joseph Daniels
San Francisco
September 1849
F. A. Hussey
San Francisco
October 1849
M. S. Whiting
San Francisco
August 1849
William D. Fair
San Francisco
June 1849
J. N. Cordoza
San Francisco
September 1849
Albert Williams
San Francisco
April 1849
William L. Ryckman
San Francisco
September 1849
Atkins Massey
San Francisco
September 1849
E. A. Edgerton
San Francisco
July 1849
O. C. Osborne
San Francisco
June 1849
J. D. Bluxome
San Francisco
August 1849
James Grant
San Francisco
February 1849
William R. Wheaton
San Francisco
August 1849
J. W. Young
San Francisco
October 1849
C. T. Parker
San Francisco
October 1849
Thomas D. Johns
San Francisco
December 1849
A. C. Peachy
San Francisco
April 1849
William Newell
San Francisco
August 1849
Charles H. West
San Francisco
September 1849
J. W. Tice
San Francisco
September 1849
John McCrackan
San Francisco
November 1849
George M. Smith
San Francisco
September 1849
W. F. Kelsey
San Francisco
September 1849
Caleb Hyatt
San Francisco
July 1849
C. W. Gunnell
San Francisco
September 1849
B. F. Voorhees
San Francisco
April 1849
T. G. Spear
San Francisco
June 1849
Theodore Boschulte
San Francisco
August 1849
B. B. Coit
San Francisco
August 1849
Joseph W. Phillips
San Francisco
August 1849
James G. Pearson
San Francisco
July 1849
Smyth Clark
San Francisco
September 1849
G. W. Coffee
San Francisco
November 1849
James Evrard
San Francisco
December 1849
James Dows
San Francisco
December 1849
S. A. Hopkins
San Francisco
October 1849
William L. Duncan
San Francisco
September 1849
William E. Keyes
San Francisco
July 1849
David B. Stover
San Francisco
August 1849
George F. Sweeney
San Francisco
October 1849
E. F. Northam
San Francisco
April 1849
John T. Little
San Francisco
April 1849
Elisha Nichols
San Francisco
October 1849
Charles A. Gough
San Francisco
July 1849
F. B. Austin
San Francisco
August 1849
Horatio S. Gates
San Francisco
August 1849
Julius K. Rose
San Francisco
June 1849
David Jobson
San Francisco
July 1849
De Witt C. Brown
San Francisco
August 1849
Frank Turk
San Francisco
May 1849
Richard Cheenery
San Francisco
August 1849
Seth R. Kneeland
San Francisco
July 1849
William B. Olds
San Francisco
August 1849
James Pearson
San Francisco
June 1849
A. B. Perkins
San Francisco
September 1849
William V. Wells
San Francisco
September 1849
John Q. Cole
San Francisco
June 1849
D. T. Raymond
San Francisco
August 1849
J. D. Pierson
San Francisco
August 1849
Richard Ross
San Francisco
March 1849
William Neely Thomson
San Francisco
May 1849
John J. Pensam
San Francisco
August 1849
J. J. A. Bruce
San Francisco
August 1849
E. V. Joice
San Francisco
January 1849
James Vantine
San Francisco
May 1849
Charles S. Simpson
San Francisco
September 1849
Thomas E. Lindenberger
San Francisco
September 1849
E. J. C. Kewen
San Francisco
August 1849
Richard V. Groat
San Francisco
September 1849
W. Hoskins
San Francisco
1849
L. D. Jones
San Francisco
1849
George A. Parker
Sacramento
September 1849
Henry M. Gray
San Francisco
November 1849
William H. Crowell
San Francisco
August 1849
Charles H. Gilman
San Francisco
June 1849
B. Frank Hillard
San Francisco
June 1849
G. Simpton
San Francisco
October 1849
David Gillespie
San Francisco
December 1849
Arthur M. Ebbetts
San Francisco
August 1849
George H. Preston
San Francisco
October 1849
Daniel S. Roberts
San Francisco
August 1849
William McKibbin
San Francisco
June 1849
H. C. Murray
San Francisco
September 1849
San Francisco
September 1849
B. B. Coit
San Francisco
August 1849
W. A. Mix
Red Bluff
March 1849
A. M. Heslep
San Francisco
November 1849
Isaac N. Thorne
San Francisco
September 1849
William H. Grattan
San Francisco
March 1849
John Erskine, Jr.
San Francisco
January 1849
James W. Stillman
San Francisco
October 1849
John H. Spooner
San Francisco
September 1849
E. J. Folsom
San Francisco
December 1849
A. J. Morrell
San Francisco
April 1849
H. P. Jones
San Francisco
October 1849
James Holohan
San Francisco
August 1849
William H. Tiffany
San Francisco
June 1849
John M. Coughlin
San Francisco
July 1849
William W. Warner
San Francisco
July 1849
Reuben Clark
San Francisco
August 1849
Abia A. Selover
San Francisco
September 1849
R. E. Brewster
San Francisco
June 1849
Alexander Campbell
San Francisco
August 1849
S. Rosenthal
San Francisco
December 1849
John C. Derby
San Francisco
July 1849
Thomas J. White
San Francisco
September 1849
John Satterlee
San Francisco
June 1849
William H. Chamberlain
Mission San Jose
August 1849
S. H. Meeker
Sacramento
October 1849
Joseph Galloway
San Francisco
November 1849
James B. Townsend
San Francisco
July 1849
Edward Conner
San Francisco
April 1849
H. G. Blankman
Monterey
June 1849
Levi Stowell
San Francisco
February 1849
William M. Burgoyne
San Francisco
June 1849
William L. Higgins
San Francisco
August 1849
C. W. Lander
San Francisco
August 1849
William H.J. Brooks
San Francisco
November 1849
C. T. Ryland
San Jose
July 1849
Henry A. Breed
San Francisco
December 1849
A. Larrain
San Francisco
July 1849
James R. Duff
San Francisco
July 1849
Charles Gulliver
San Francisco
February 1849
John O. Earl
San Francisco
December 1849
Hervey Sparks
San Francisco
June 1849
Albert H. Clark
Los Angeles
July 1849
William J. Shaw
San Francisco
June 1849
Samuel C. Eveleth
San Francisco
June 1849
Kelsey Hazan
San Francisco
April 1849
Joseph Shannon
San Francisco
November 1849
F. McGilvery
San Francisco
November 1849
A. S. Wright
San Francisco
September 1849
S. Asbury Sheppard
San Francisco
September 1849
Charles E. Buckingham
San Francisco
November 1849
Frank Johnson
Sacramento
April 1849
John A. Monroe
San Francisco
December 1849
J. Horace Kent
San Francisco
October 1849
Charles W. Lawton
San Francisco
June 1849
Charles E. Eigenbrodt
San Francisco
June 1849
William E. Bushnell
San Francisco
September 1849
James O. Callaghan
San Francisco
May 1849
W. Cornell Jewett
San Francisco
May 1849
R. K. Dodge
San Francisco
September 1849
William Clark
San Francisco
August 1849
Joseph G. Cadiz
San Francisco
February 1849
R. Erskine Newland
San Francisco
April 1849
William Baker, Jr.
San Francisco
June 1849
John P. Buckley
San Francisco
September 1849
A. B. Paul San Francisco November 1849
David Dwyer
San Francisco
July 1849
J. M. Tewksbury
San Francisco
September 1849
F. H. West
San Francisco
1849
W. J. Whitney
San Francisco
1849
G. T. Upham
San Francisco
1849
M.G. Vallejo
Sonoma
July b1808
William Van Voorhies
San Francisco
February 1849
George Yount
Napa
February 1831
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Frank Leslie's Ladies' Gazette, 1854

The World, September 28, 1860
New York, New York

CALIFORNIA

The California Pioneers and Bret Harte.The city has worn a gay appearance this week. The streets are full of strangers from the country, drawn hither by the unusual public displays. The society of California pioneers celebrated the tenth anniversary of the admission of California into the Union, on Monday last. The literary exercises were of very great interest. Edmund Randolph, esq., read a historical essay on California, giving a detailed and very complete account of every incident connected with the history of the country from teh earliest date of its record. Edward B. Campbell, esq., delivered the poem. Senator Benjamin, Reverdy Johnson, Gen. Shields, Col. Fremont, and Gen. Vallejo, were among the honored guests. Today witnesses the introduction of steam fire engines in California. Monumental fire company, No. 6 have received their engine from. Lee & Lanrnod, Novelty works, New York, and they are having a grand procession and general jollification in honor of the event. Another steam fire engine, designed for one of our companies, is on the way around the Horn, and it is predicted by some of our old firemen that at the expiration of two years at farthest, steam engines will have taken the place of hand machines in this city.

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