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This page last updated: August 23, 2016

View previous queries (2010 through 2013)

Number Surname Message Contact Date
16-02 Wilburn We are looking for any relatives in the Willburn/Wilburn family - descendents of James St.Clair Wilburn who migrated there in 1849 at the age of 19 from Texas. He was the oldest of 11 children and his parents migrated there in 1880. His father, Edward "Ned" Willburn, died in a cabin fire in 1885. The story of James St.Clair fighting a bear and losing an arm in the battle while killing the bear has been handed down for generations. We are looking for the burial plot. James & Mary 08/23/16
16-01 Gideon, Miller My gggg uncle, Jacob "Jake" B. Gideon, was born September 13, 1828 at Millerstown, Champaign County, Ohio, son of George Gideon and Elizabeth Miller Gideon. He traveled to California and became a '49er. He was part of a group of gold miners on the East Fork of the North Fork of the Trinity River near Weaverville, Trinity County, California entering into a mining agreement in 1852. The Gideon family in Clinton, Illinois had not heard from Jacob B. Gideon for over 40 years and Jacob Gideon was declared legally dead in June 1909.

I am keenly interested in learning what became of my uncle Jacob Gideon, whether he remained on in Weaverville, perhaps died and was buried there, or perhaps moved on? Any help that you or visitors to the Trinity County GenWeb website could provide to help learn more about Jacob Gideon or what became of him would be greatly appreciated. Again, many thanks.
Mark 08/13/16
15-02 Daniels Looking for information about death, possible burial site for g-grandfather Austin Daniels - b c1812 Virginia, who is listed in 1892 Humboldt County Voter Records, but lived in Trinity in 1870 with Fitch family. No record of death in Humboldt. Thanks for any help Maureen 08/02/15
15-01 Reese I am just inquiring after any information about my family. My grandfather, Thomas E. Reese, lived on Deer Lick Springs, in Trinity County. I believe he lived to be 102 yrs old. I was too young to understand the importance of this and the wealth of knowledge and/or experience he had in life going literally from horse & buggy, to automobile, to man on the moon; quite amazing. I would love to know more about him and his family, some whom I know still reside there. Erin 03/23/15
14-02 Moreira, Siligo Looking for any information about the Siligo or Moreira families. Peter G.Siligo (b: 1896 Italy) married Anna Moreira (b: 1902 Portugal) lived in Lewiston, Trinity County. Amarie 08/09/14
14-01 Peters I have received a request from Germany to research the family of Roluf and Emilie Peters who migrated to Trinity County in the 1870's. Anyone having any information on the German Peters family will be shared with the requester - Mr. Jensen from Hamburg. Btw, I have found the son, Robert Emil, in the Great Register for Sutter County. There was also a daughter, Mathilde Annette, b. 1873.Lynne 07/17/14