Thomas Johnson

The History of El Dorado County, California by P. Sioli, page 226

Thomas Johnson of Sailor flat, so called on account of being located by sailors, was at one time a lively mining camp and rich in its yield of coarse gold. From quite a populous settlement in the '50's it has left only Messrs. Wagner, Reese and Johnson, the subject of this mention, who was born on the 9th of June, 1843, in Sorain, Denmark. He followed the sea from early boyhood until coming to the United States in 1858. His first location in El Dorado county was at Placerville, in 1864. He followed mining at Mud Springs for some time, and for four years was engaged on the St. Laurence mine. He was married November 19th, 1867, to Mary Little, a widow, who had three children, viz: Maggie, James A. and Mary. Mr. Johnson was the father of two children, viz: Ellen and John P., both deceased.

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