Tuolumne County Pioneers, K - L

East of Sonora, 1850 - 1900



Tuolumne County Pioneers, 1850 - 1900

Last Names K - L


The Tuolumne County Pioneers listed here are people who lived or worked in the mountains east of Sonora, from Sullivan Creek up through Sugar Pine, Stawberry and Kennedy Meadows and on across Sonora Pass to Leavitt Meadow. Many were ranchers, lumbermen, miners, hotel keepers, freighters, travlers, or hunters.Others were involved with planning and constructing the Sonora and Mono Wagon Road.

Pioneer Names


A B     C D     E F G     H I J     K L     M N O     P Q R     S T     U V W X Y Z
NAMEYEARSOURCECAPSULE INFORMATION
Kagles deeds
Kahl, Leonard 1853 deeds Sugar Pine resident
Kane, P. F. 1860 census
Keating, Hugh C. 1864 claims Sonora-Mono Road, Mono Co.
Keefer, A. 1867 Union Democrat, 6 July Sugar Pine Democrat
Keeley, L. W. 1865 nee Mrs. Crawley
Kelley, Alexander 1853 Norris Collection, Bancroft Library Tuol. Co. Water Co. employee
Kelley, James deeds
Kelley, Patrick 1898 Democratic Banner, 1 July drove stages to Strawberry
Kelley, Peter 1863 TCWCo. records, Huntington Library water co. employee
Kelly, Allen 1850 "Bears I Have Met" hunter
Kelly, Daniel 1895 Great Register Cold Springs laborer
Kendall, Thomas 1855 deeds sold land to water co.
Kenny, Martin 1905 cemetery records buried at Davis Flat, age 37
Kennedy, Andrew Thomas 1880 deeds owned Kennedy Meadows
Kennedy, Charles Thomas 1885 Tuolumne Independent, 22 Aug. found vapor vent near Baker Station
Kennedy, F. A. 1880 deeds Kennedy Meadows
Kennedy, John M. 1863 TCWCo. records, Huntington Library TCWCo. employee
Kennedy, R. J. 1882 Tuolumne Independent, 5 Aug. Kennedy Lake conflict
Keorell, Jacob 1864 claims claim at Cow Creek
Keough, Phillip 1880 stage agent
Kettridge, James 1866 Union Democrat, 7 July had ranch by Jenness
Keyes, Captain 1860 newspaper injured at Lyons Dam
Keyes, Ruf 1869 Union Democrat, 30 Jan. ran stage to Sugar Pine
Keyser, Thomas J. 1895 Great Register Sugar Pine miner
Keyster, Thomas 1889 Democratic Banner, 14 June drove lumber wagon (see Keyser)
Kibbie, Horace Gideon 1881 Tuolumne Independent, 30 Apr. bear trap at Lake Elenor
Kibby 1860 Columbia Times, 4 Aug. lost in mountains
Kilgore 1858 newspaper possible death on Miner's Ditch
Kimball, Josiah L. 1857 claims at Severence Mill
King, James William 1864 claims; deeds SF owner of Hydraulic Ditch
Kingsbury, Alonzo L. 1860 newspaper Miner's Ditch protest
Kingsley, Ralph Jerome 1873 Great Register Sugar Pine farmer
Kirby, John 1860 census lumberman at Carter's Mill
Kirkwood, James 1896 Democratic Banner, Aug. fisherman at Kennedy Lake
Kitridge, James deeds
Knapp, Sewell 1860 census; deeds merchant
Knapp, William 1883 Tuolumne Independent, 1 Aug. hunter at Bell Meadow
Knight, Benjamin M. 1852 claims Sugar Pine Creek
Knight, J. E. deeds
Knight, William Henry H. 1887 Sugar Pine Hotel
Knight, W. G. deeds
Knight, William Henry H. 1879 Great Register Confidence farmer
Knowles, A. J. 1860 Strawberry resident
Knowles, Jack 1872 Tuolumne Independent, 2 Dec. Confidence miner
Koch, Isaac 1860 blacksmith
Koch, William 1881 Directory landholder
Kress, Charles 1880 teamster to Mono Co.
Kryster, John 1871 deeds, Bk 6, pg. 271 Excelsior Mine
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Labetoure, Casimer 1863 deeds Strawberry land holder
Lacarse 1866 Union Democrat, & July (G. Larcarse?) owned ranch by Green
Ladd, William 1863 newspaper snowblind survivor
Lambert, Jonathan deeds, Bk. 15, pg. 494 Lambert Ranch on Hull Creek
Lampson, R. M. deeds
Landers, Theodore Butler 1881 Directory Sugar Pine carpenter
Lane, E. M. deeds
Lane, James W. 1877 Union Democrat, 17 Nov. hunter; judge
Lane, Thomas W. 1870 Strawberry; Knights Ferry
Lanehart, William deeds
Langley, J. 1882 Tuolumne Independent, 9 Sep. bear hunter
Lank, John A. 1852 deeds; census miner
Lanz, Louis 1863 Mono Road
Lapsley, Thomas 1860 deeds; census quartz miner
Larcarse, G. 1860 census see Lacarse
Lascelle, Augustus D. 1860 deeds; claims Strawberry resident
Laughlin, John 1871 Union Democrat, 9 Dec. lost in mountains
Lawrence, A. G. 1853 deeds Sugar Pine Lumber Co.
Lawrence, Albert G. 1853 claims Sugar Pine Creek
Lease, Wilson M. deeds
Leavitt, Hiram L. 1860 newspaper Leavitt Mdw, Mono Co.
Leavitt, James Ross 1879 Great Register; Directory Sugar Pine lumberman, miner; died 1892
Lee, William 1853 claims Sugar Pine Creek
Leighton, John 1888 Tuolumne Independent, 25 Aug. Haslam Ranch
Leipscomb deeds see Lipscomb
Leland, Gustous A. Leland Meadows
Leonard, Isaac M. deeds
Leonard, J. M. 1856 claims Sullivan Creek
Levy David 1878 Union Democrat, June. spear fisher
Levy, Louis 1881 Tuolumne Independent, 6 Aug. State Fish and Game deputy
Lewis, Jason R. 1861 Tuolumne Courier, 27 Nov. Sugar Pine resident
Lewis, Marrion Lesh 1888 Great Register Confidence teamster
Lewis, Searles 1895 Great Register Confidence miner
Lewis, Timothy Dexter 1863 claims upper Tuolumne River claim
Lick, William Harrison 1878 Tuolumne Independent, 18 June Pioneer Stage Line
Linville, J. A. 1884 Directory Sugar Pine sheep raiser
Lipscom, Calvin 1860 claims upper Tuolumne River claim
Lipscomb, Calvin 1860 see Lipscom
Littlefield, William 1863 deeds; claims Sugar Pine resident
Livingston, J. 1897 Democratic Banner, 24 Sep. lost in mountains with Hass
Lodge, Sarah S. 1902 cemetery records buried at Davis Flat; wife of Charles
Loney, John H. 1884 Directory Sugar Pine farmer (see Looney)
Long, L. C. 1884 Tuolumne Independent, 30 Aug. rented Cow Creek Station
Longeway, Daniel 1862 claims Niagara Creek along Mono Road
Looney, John 1887 Democratic Banner, 18 Nov. assaulted Joseph Lord
Lord, Joseph 1864 deeds; claims upper Tuolumne River claim; cattleman
Lord, William Joseph 1879 Great Register Summerville butcher
Lovejoy, Samuel deeds
Lovejoy, William deeds
Lovett, Joseph deeds
Lucas, F. 1885 Tuolumne Independent, 10 Oct. at Leavitt Meadow, Mono Co.
Luck, Nicholas deeds
Luddy, Joseph Augustus 1888 Great Register Confidence clerk
Lumsden, David 1890 Democratic Banner, 13 Dec. bear hunter
Lutz, William E. 1880 claims Kennedy Meadow
Lynch 1855 with VonSchmidt survey team
Lynch, David deeds
Lynde 1860 Union Democrat, 21 Apr. ran express to Mono Co.
Lyon, William Tuolumne Co. Water Co. employee
Lyons, David M. 1857 TC Water Co., Huntington Library brother of James G. Lyons
Lyons, James G. claims Lyons Reservoir
Lyter, George deeds
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