Jasper O'Farrell papers, 1846-1860.
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Henry Dalton, California land owner, rancher, and businessman, was born in London and engaged in the coastal trade in Peru and Mexico before acquiring property in Southern California in 1843. After his purchase of Rancho Azusa in 1844, Dalton eventually became the owner of five adjacent ranches. During the Mexican War, Dalton supported the Mexican side and suffered damages and losses of livestock on his properties as a result. After the war he lost much of his land to squatters and in litigation...
O'Farrell was appointed Surveyor-General of Alta California in 1843. He is known for surveying and mapping the city of San Francisco. He was also involved in surveying many of the ranchos granted by the Mexican government. From the description of Jasper O'Farrell papers, 1844-1864. (California Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 122332387 Jasper O'Farrell, pioneer California politician and surveyor, was born in Ireland, where he received a degree in civil engineering. I...
Pioneer California businessman; arriving in Monterey in 1829; Sterns held many public and private offices. At the time of these declarations, he was Alcalde (or Mayor) of Los Angeles. From the description of Colorado River Ferry declarations, 1850 May 8-1850 June 8. (Arizona Historical Society, Southern Arizona Division). WorldCat record id: 39114744 Abel Stearns was a prominent trader and landowner in Southern California from 1829 until his death in 1871. From t...