Conness, John, 1821-1909

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John Conness was born in Ireland, September 22, 1821. He moved to New York when he was fifteen and followed the Gold Rush to California. There he mined Mormon Island, and the Middle Fork of the American River.

From the description of Autobiography and Reminiscence of John Conness, San Francisco, 1904. (The Society of California Pioneers). WorldCat record id: 55979376

John Conness was a United States Senator from California from 1863 to 1869.

J. Sloane may be Joshua Sloane of San Diego, Calif., a member of the San Diego City Board of Trustees.

From the description of John Conness letter : Washington, [D.C.], to J. Sloane, San Diego, Calif. : ALS, 1865 Apr. 30. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 56712948

John Conness (1821-1909) was born in Ireland. In 1833, he moved to the United States, and eventually made his way to California. He served in the California State Assembly twice (1853-1854, 1860-1861) and ran an unsuccessful gubernatorial campaign in 1861. He served in the U. S. Senate from 1863 to 1869 before retiring to Massachusetts. He died in 1909.

Source: Biographical Dictionary of the United States Congress ( online ).

From the guide to the John Conness Correspondence, 1903, (Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.)

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referencedIn Collis Potter Huntington Papers, 1797-1904 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Ballou, Sylvester A. Papers of Sylvester A. Ballou, 1836-1968. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf John Conness Correspondence, 1903 Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
referencedIn Charles Sumner correspondence, 1829-1874. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Conness, John, 1821-1909. Autobiography and Reminiscence of John Conness, San Francisco, 1904. The Society of California Pioneers - Alice Phelan Sullivan Library
referencedIn Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States Commandery of the State of Massachusetts Civil War collection, 1724-1933 (inclusive);, 1861-1912 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Letter Book of the College of California, 1849-1867 The Bancroft Library. University Archives.
referencedIn Autograph album: Abraham Lincoln, his cabinet, and senators, 1864 and undated. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Barrows family papers, 1861-1931. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Conness, John, 1821-1909. John Conness letter : Washington, [D.C.], to J. Sloane, San Diego, Calif. : ALS, 1865 Apr. 30. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Miscellaneous documents relating to Abraham Lincoln, ca. 1838-1948. Houghton Library.
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associatedWith Baker, W. H., compiler. person
associatedWith Ballou, Sylvester A. person
correspondedWith Barrows family. family
correspondedWith Century Company corporateBody
associatedWith College of California corporateBody
correspondedWith Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935 person
associatedWith Huntington, Collis Potter, 1821-1900 person
associatedWith Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. Commandery of the State of Massachusetts, collector. corporateBody
associatedWith Sloane, Joshua. person
correspondedWith Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874 person
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Arizona--Yuma
Gold miners--California
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Pioneers--Biography
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Birth 1821-09-22

Death 1909-01-10

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