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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 forge 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 forge 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
William. A. Richardson 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
Thomas O. Larkin 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
Samuel Brannan 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
R. J. Tobin 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 (The Annals of San FranciscoThe Annals of San Francisco.) San Francisco May 1849
J. E. Lawrence San Francisco June 1849
George Kerr* Stockton June 1849
Henry Meiggs San Francisco July 1849
Hiram Leonard, U.S.A. San Francisco June 1849
A. W. Peabody San Francisco April 1849
William M. Eddy* 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
Theodore Payne 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 (The Annals of San FranciscoThe Annals of San Francisco.) 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
G.orge 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
G.orge 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
G.orge 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
G.orge 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
James Tobin 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

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

CALIFORNIA

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 the 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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