Tuolumne County Pioneers, P - R

East of Sonora, 1850 - 1900



Tuolumne County Pioneers, 1850 - 1900

Last Names P - R


The Tuolumne County Pioneers listed here 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


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NAMEYEARSOURCECAPSULE INFORMATION
Pacholke, Bernard 1888 Great Register Confidence mining engineer
Pacholke, Herman 1880 Sugar Pine toll keeper for Mono Rd.
Page, Thomas F. 1860 Los Angeles Herald "Old Grizzly of Tuolumne"
Palmer, Henry 1860 newspapers Knights Ferry merchant
Paradis, Hubert deeds
Parent, Elizabeth 1870 census Sullivan Creek farmer
Parent, George 1883 Tuolumne Independent, Mar. Sullivan Creek Public School student
Parent, Josiah 1883 Tuolumne Independent, Mar. Sullivan Creek Public School student
Parent, Joseph 1870 census Sullivan Creek farmer
Park, T. W. 1854 claims Republican Water Company
Parker, James deeds
Parlin, Henry S. 1862 Union Democrat, 19 Aug. hurt at Empire Mill
Parsons, Charles A. 1860 newspapers Donnell and Parsons, Columbia
Parsons, Ed 1860 Strawberry
Parsons, Mary Jane 1860 Strawberry (nee Bradford)
Parsons, James 1857 claims Hydraulic Water Co.
Partridge, Frederick L. 1884 Directory Sugar Pine miner
Passeron, Louis 1870 census expressman on Sonora-Mono Road
Patrick, Charles Fox 1853 newspapers son of Mayor Patrick
Patrick, George Louis 1853 census son of Mayor Patrick
Patrick, George Washington 1852 newspapers Mayor of Sonora
Patrick, Margaret 1853 census wife of Mayor Patrick
Patrick, Richard H. Lee 1853 census son of Mayor Patrick
Patrick, Solon B. 1853 census son of Mayor Patrick
Patterson, Andrew Jackson 1864 claims claim at Cow Creek
Patterson, Archibald 1856 claims Sugar Pine Creek
Patterson, Charles A. 1863 Union Democrat, 12 Sep. cut wood for water co., brother of John D.
Patterson, John Danforth 1852 newspapers Miner's Ditch; Sonora-Mono Road
Patterson, Wallace 1885 Tuolumne Independent, 13 June fell from horse in mountains
Paul, William W. 1860 newspapers Miner's Ditch protest; Santa Clara Co.
Peacock 1864 Tuolumne Courier, 12 Mar. claim at Sugar Pine
Pearsall, D. 1884 Directory Sugar Pine laborer, land owner
Pearson, John 1888 Great Register Confidence farmer
Pearson, Mary Ann 1854 Union Democrat, 9 Dec. married Engle
Pedro, Manuel 1885 delivered fruit to Mono Co.
Pelcker deeds
Pelton, Hiram S. 1884 Directory Sugar Pine laborer
Pensinye, Terry 1860 Miner's Ditch protest
Perano, Joseph 1860 census
Perley, Jerry C. 1858 newspapers Donnell Indian fight; ditch protest
Perry, Ebinazear Herbert 1866 Union Democrat, 9 June Hot Springs owner
Perry, John R. deeds
Perry, Robert deeds
Peters, Thomas 1863 1881 Directory Sonora-Mono Road teamster
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Pettigrew 1870 Sonora-Mono Road teamster
Pfortner, William 1853 Calaveras Co.
Phelps, James Wilson 1871 Great Register Davis Flat lumberman; trapper
Phelps, Joseph 1868 claims Uniontown
Phelps, Nat 1853 deeds Sugar Pine lumberman
Philbrick 1883 Tuolumne Independent, 27 Oct. carry passengers from Bodie to Sonora
Philbun, F. 1856 claims Confidence Mine
Phillips, George 1881 Tuolumne Independent, 8 Jan. winter trip over Sonora-Mono Road
Phillips, Richard G. 1856 deeds Centre Mill
Phillipson 1895 cemetery records infant son of William, buried at Davis Flat
Phillipson, William Mardaunt 1883 deeds Sullivan Creek farmer
Phillipson, William 1895 Great Register Middle Camp farmer
Pickel, Francis 1865 claims Pickel Meadow, Mono Co.
Pierce, R. W. deeds
Pierson, John 1895 Democratic Banner, 21 June
Pike, Ward C. 1896 Democratic Banner, 14 Aug. lived in mountains; Sugar Pine teamster
Piley, Henry 1864 American Flag, 27 Aug. Sugar Pine resident
Pingree, William C. 1864 claims claim at Eagle Creek
Piper, George 1854 claims Davis Flat
Plaff, Harry 1901 Democratic Banner managed Strawberry Hotel
Platt, Hugh G. 1860 census attorney
Playfair, Samuel 1852 census Stanislaus River ranch
Plummer, W. 1880 census lumberman at Carter's Mill
Pollard, Thomas deeds
Poole, Hiram W. 1870 newspaper killed Harrison
Poor, Franklin B. 1864 claims Mono Co.
Poor, James J. 1856 claims Sugar Pine resident
Pope, Rudolph P. S. 1870 newspaper made trip over Sonora-Mono Road
Pottorff, William H. deeds
Powers 1863 Tuolumne Courier, 9 May snowblind on Sonora Pass
Pratt, A. C. 1878 Esmeralda Herald, 2 Feb. winter crossing of Sonora Pass
Pratt, L. W. 1896 Democratic Banner, Dec. lived in Sugar Pine
Pratt, Solon A. 1861 Tuol. Co. Water Co.; Lyons Reservoir
Price, Pendleton 1856 brother of William Luther Price
Price, Robert Lee
Price, William Luther 1853 newspaper hunted in mountains
Provost, Francis J. 1852 claims Davis Flat sawmill
Puckett, George S. 1865 newspaper Uniontown
Punter, William 1895 Democratic Banner, 30 Aug. Strawberry guide
Purcellis 1882 Tuolumne Independent, 2 Sep. camped at Strawberry
Purdy, James W. 1878 Tuolumne Independent, Jan bear hunter
Putney, (Indian) 1878 Union Democrat, 9 Feb. accused murderer, shot
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Quinn 1885 Tuolumne Independent, 1 Aug. delivered fruit to Bodie
Quinn, James 1853 claims Sugar Pine resident
Quint, Leander 1860 census; newspapers attorney
Radcliff, Charles M. 1855 Sugar Pine
Ralph, J. F. 1860 deeds; claims Sullivan Creek
Ralph, Wallace A. 1871 deeds; claims Sugar Pine Creek
Rames, R. deeds
Randall, Charles H. 1863 newspapers Sonora and Mono Road
Rankin, Ira P. deeds
Raspberry, Phillip 1885 Tuolumne Independent, 15 Oct. Lillian Lake Resort; Strawberry
Ratto, Adolph 1880 Sonora and Mono Road
Rawlins, Robert J. 1860 deeds; census teamster
Raycraft, R. 1879 member of Wheeler Survey team
Raymond, Edmond 1880 robbed Nick Bauli
Redmond, James D. 1860 census interpreter
Reed, David 1881 Tuolumne Independent, 16 Apr. chaplin for 4th July celebration, Confidence
Reed, Elmer 1862 Union Democrat, 24 Aug. accident, killed in Sugar Pine, son of George
Reese, Elija M. 1852 claims Sullivan Creek
Restano, Domingo 1895 Great Register rancher on Comstock Ranch
Restano, Giacomo 1895 Great Register Confidence farmer
Reynaud, Jules 1877 Union Democrat, Aug. Eagle Meadow stockman, hunter
Reynaud, Phil 1882 Tuolumne Independent, 29 July escaped Phoenix Lake flood
Rhodes, William 1882 Tuolumne Independent, 9 Sep. bear hunter
Richards, Burton Lee 1895 Great Register Middle Camp woodsman
Richards, Elijah J. 1863 claims; deeds Davis Flat
Richards, John Henry 1875 Great Register Confidence blacksmith
Richards, L. 1853 Norris Collection, Bancroft Library Tuolumne Co. Water Co. employee
Richards, W. H. 1867 Sonora Herald, 10 Aug. delivered fruit over Mono Road
Riche, R. 1853 Norris Collection, Bancroft Library Tuolumne Co. Water Co. employee
Rico, Jose 1889 Democratic Banner, 8,15,Feb. suspect of killing Lewis
Richer, John 1880 census store at Confidence
Ridman 1855 with VonSchmidt Survey team
Riley, Samuel T. 1853 claims Davis Flat
Rimmer, Thomas 1862 American Flag, 18 Dec. Excelsior Mine
Ripa, Rafel deeds
Ripperdan, Henry 1880 census Sugar Pine lumberman
Ripperdan, Isaac 1854 claims Sullivan Creek
Ritner, Milton M. 1863 deeds Severence Mill
Robinson 1862 deeds; claims Sugar Pine
Robinson, G. W. deeds
Robinson, R. 1880 census lumberman at Carter's Mill
Robinson, R. A. 1856 claims mountain land claim
Rodden, Gabriel Lindsey 1863 claims Eagle Meadow
Rodgers, Edwin A. 1876 deeds owner of Excelsior Mine
Rodgers, John 1865 claims claim at Cow Creek
Rodman, James 1853 claims Sugar Pine resident
Roland, John F. 1853 claims Sugar Pine
Root, George 1877 Union Democrat, 28 July lost in mountains
Rosasco, G. 1884 Directory Sugar Pine stockman, farmer
Rose, Henry deeds
Rose, Ira S. deeds
Ross, Donald deeds
Ross, John McD 1855 deeds sold Lyons land
Ross, Richard deeds
Rosser, John Wesley 1895 Great Register Empire Mill lumberman
Rossi, Domingo 1872 delivered fruit to Mono Co.
Rounceville, Green 1867 Union Democrat, 6 Apr. Sugar Pine Democrat
Rowe, Amaziah F. 1860 deeds; census Sugar Pine resident
Rowell, Lyman 1885 Tuolumne Independent, 6 June sawyer, hurt at Way's lumber mill
Rozier, Alfred W. 1884 Directory Sugar Pine miner
Rudorff, William 1885 Tuolumne Independent, 5 Sep. worked at Way's lumber mill
Rumbly, M. M. 1864 Union Democrat, 15 Oct. first to cross Sonora-Mono Road
Runnels, J. R. 1855 claims Davis Flat (or Runnes)
Rupley, R. deeds
Rush, Jonas 1881 Directory 390 acres in Sugar Pine
Rushing, John T. 1880 deeds Confidence rancher
Rushing, William 1880 deeds; newspaper Rushing Meadow; bear hunter
Russel, George 1870 census Sugar Pine teamster
Russell 1866 Tuolumne Courier, 20 Jan. iceman with Jenness
Russell, J. J. deeds
Russell, J. T. deeds
Russell, John 1849 with Patrick party
Ryan, Dennis 1852 Union Democrat, May, 1880 ice company agent
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