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Bidwell Directory

Directory of People

 Bidwell 1849 - 1865

There was no phone book for Bidwell in 1849 -1865! However, if there was, the list below represents some of the individuals in the Bidwell area that might have been listed.  Due to space limitations only a brief statement indicates the location of additional data in my larger database. There are many other names in store and hotel ledgers, cemetery records and newspaper accounts.

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Last Name

Occupation/Business/Information Source

Adams, J. D. & Co.

Taxes

Allspaugh, J. H.

Property Transfer

Amadore, Filomina

Property Transfer

Angel, Maron

Miner

Babcock

Owner - Butcher Shop

Backer, R. C.

 

Bancroft, C. A.

Owner-National Hotel, Rancher

Barker, John

Taxes

Bassick, Lewis

Worker- Newcomb’s Store

Bath, A. L.

Owner - A. L. Building

Bergerol, Lewis

Resident

Bindle, John

Owner -Bendle (Gluckauf) Store

Blake, John

Property Transfer

Bliven, B. B.

Owner - “Uncle Ben’s Store

Brewster, L. T.

Taxes

Bromberger, Andy

Taxes

Brooks, George W.

Property Transfer

Brooks, Gideon

Property Transfer

Brown, Jacob

Owner - Carpenter Shop, Property Transfer

Brusten, (S. J. ?)

Taxes

Buckley, G. W.

Property Transfer

Buell, R. T.

Miner

Burnham, Clark

Justice of the Peace

Burr, A. J.

Property Transfer

Burrows, A. J.

Property Transfer

Burrows, E. M.

Owner -

Burrows, E. M. “Ned”

Newspaper

Burt, Howard

Bridge Tender (first) at Bidwell Bar Bridge

Burt, James M.

Attorney

Burton, Myra

Wife of Reverend J. W. Burton

Butman, John

Taxes

Carpenter, Samuel

Property Transfer

Chamberlain, A. L.

 Co-Owner, Hess-Chamberlain Store, Taxes, Newspaper

Chapin, Miles

County Government

Clay, H.

Constable

Clinton, Charles W.

Property Transfer

Covilaud, E.

Property Transfer

Crawford, J. C.

Owner - Livery Stables, Taxes

Crosette, George H.

Owner/Editor - Butte Record Newspaper (second)

Crow, James

Newspaper

Cushman, Morton

Taxes - National Hotel

Dahlee, O. J.

Taxes

Darrach, M. H.

Newspaper

Davis, Nehemiah & Ann

Property Transfer

DeCourey, Harry A.

Writer, Butte Record

Dick, John

State Assembly

Dickerson, E. S.

Owner, Tinsmith, Newspaper

Dickerson, Mulford

Property Transfer

Diver, Richard

American Theater-actor, Taxes

Dodge, E. R.

Sheriff

Dolby, John

Owner, Carpenter Shop

Douglas & Co.

Taxes

Drake, G. W.

Constable

Dukes, Robert S

Miner

Dutton, Henry

Property Transfer

Emery, J. B.

Property Transfer

England, Dr. J. T.

Botanic Physician , County Corner

Evans, O. M.

Owner - Merchant, Property Transfer, Newspaper

Everts, F. D.

Owner, Feather River Express (Everts & Snell)

Ewer, Seneca

State Assembly

Fairman, William

Owner - Fairman Blacksmith Shop

Fall, John C.

Owner -Bidwell Bridge Co.

Fargo, A.

Ferryman, Newspaper

Ferguson, George J.

Property Transfer

Fitzgerald, George

Owner -Union House (Fitzgerald) Hotel, Postmaster

Fleming, Thomas B.

Constable

Foley, Lawrence

Newspaper

Freer, Peter

County Sheriff

French, G. D.

Newspaper

Gammon

“second” Cook

Garriott, George W.

Property Transfer

Gilkyson, J. W.

Property Transfer

Gluckauf, Joseph

Owner - Gluckauf Store

Gobert, Antoine Gabriel

Property Transfer

Godrich, O. O.

Constable

Goodhue, Richard & Luke

Property Transfer

Goodwin, M.

Taxes

Gould, George L.

Property Transfer

Graham, Ambrose S.

Property Transfer

Gray, Albert G.

Property Transfer

Greenwood, N. Esq.

Mail Carrier, contract

Griffiths, A. E.

County Clerk, Superintendent of Schools (first)

Gustavous, Rhode

Miner, Water Ditch,

Hall, L. P.

Mechanical & Editorial Departments, Butte Record

Halliday (Holiday ?), A. P.

Owner - Vegetable Store, Taxes

Hamilton,

Cook - National Hotel

Hanks (Haikes ?), Harry & Anna

Hotel Prop. - New York House

Harper, James

Taxes

Harriman, Samuel

Newspaper

Harris, P. H.

Attorney

Hart, Albert S.

Property Transfer

Hess, George W.

Owner - Hess-Larcombe Store, Bridge Co., Lodge, Mining Ventures, Postmaster

Hida, John

Owner - Saloon

Hoag, George W.

Constable

Hobart, Randal & Adaline

Justice of the Peace, Preacher

Hobart, William W.

Tax Collector

Hoffman, F. A.

Property Transfer

Hoffman, W. P.

Property Transfer

Horner, Samuel

Property Transfer

Horton, A. J.

Owner - Merchant, Property Transfer, Newspaper

Howard, Joey

Property Transfer

Hubbard

Taxes

Hudson, W. H.

Property Transfer

Huff, Lemuel S.

Property Transfer

Irwin, Richard

State Assembly

Johnson, David

Taxes

Johnson, Rupel

Taxes

Johnson, Russ

Owner

Kemble, E. C. Col.

Journalist, Discovered Gold with John Bidwell Party

Kerby, Mr.

Property Transfer

Kerr, James

Typographical workforce - Butte Record

Ketchun, Isaac

Bridge Tender

Kimmey, Martin

Taxes

Kirby, Alex

Taxes

Kirby, William M.

Property Transfer

Kleine, J. J.

Attorney, District Attorney

Lafever, Andrew

Miner

Lamp, G.

Owner - Saloon

Lattimore, R.

Taxes, Newspaper

Lattimore, W.

County Treasurer

Lepperman

Taxes

Lewis, Joseph E. N.

County Judge, Bidwell Bridge Co.

Lincoln, C. C.

Attorney, Editor of North Californian Newspaper, State Assembly

Lindley, Andrew J.

Owner - Billiard Table in Hotel, Taxes

Litlefield, Westley B.

Miner

Lott, C. F.

Attorney, Judge

Lowry, George

Property Transfer

Maddox, Henry

Property Transfer

Mafsett, M.

Taxes

Massett, Michael

Constable

Masterson & Vail

Taxes

Mayard, R. S.

County Assessor

Maye (Mays ?), Abram

Property Transfer

Maynard, Rufus

Property Transfer

McDaniel, R. H.

Newspaper

McAleer, John

Property Transfer

McBride, George

Justice of the Peace

McCarty, Kenny

Taxes

McGee, John B.

State Assembly

McGuire, Patrick

Taxes

McNally, John

Constable

Meacham, Mr.

Newspaper

Meador, N. M.

County Assessor

Meyers, J. & Co.

Taxes

Mighels, Henry Rust

Sign Painter, Artist, Assistant Editor Butte Record

Miller, George

Taxes

Mitchell, Hariam, W.

Property Transfer

Moseley, J. O.

Property Transfer

Murray, S. A.

Co-Partner Bridge Company

Newcomb, A. B.

Owner - Newcomb Store, Masonic Lodge,Justice of the Peace

Nichols, J. J.

Justice of the Peace

Paige, French

County Clerk

Patterson, W. M.

Property Transfer

Peck, Elisha

State Senator

Pellett, Miss

Newspaper

Phipps, Dr. (Doctor)

Doctor

Pierson, C. H.

Owner - Stable, Newspaper

Pike, C. B.

Owner - Butcher Shop

Pleasants, James

Miner

Powell, Jacob & Rachel

Property Transfer

Pratt, Edward S.

Owner, Pratt’s Exchanges, Property Transfer, Newspaper

Price, Joseph W.

Barber , taxes

Rawlings & Brother

Taxes

Reed, William & Co.

Taxes

Rhode, Gustavus

Property Transfer

Robinson, James

Property Transfer

Rollins, B. N.

Taxes

Rollins, J. W & David

Property Transfer

Rucker, Sarah E.

Property Transfer

Rose, Henry

Property Transfer

Ruggles, E. S.

Justice of the Peace

Russell, George

Property Transfer

Savage, Sylvester P.

Newspaper

Scott, John W.

County Surveyor, Newspaper

Servis, Gordon

Owner - Shade Hotel, Postmaster

Sexton, Warren T.

District Attorney, Judge

Sharmann, Hermann

Miner

Sheppard, S. A.

Miner, Attorney

Singer, W. E..

Owner - Express Company

Skinkle, Abram & Mary E.

Property Transfer

Slater, E. M.

Miner, water ditch

Smith, Bernard

Taxes

Smith, C. A.

Owner - Smith’s Book Store

Spear, A. P.

Property Transfer

Stafford, W. S.

Justice of the Peace

Stewart, George Delano

Correspondent

Stiles, C. W.

Owner - Butte Record Newspaper (first)

Stolberg

Owner - Blacksmith Shop

Stombs, (Strombs ?) C. H.

Owner - Tinsmith, Property Transfer

Stover, Reuben

Administrator, George W. Hess Estate

Summers, H. B.

Owner, merchant, Newspaper

Tatman, Alex

Taxes

Thayer, Oscar

Taxes

Thompson, John F.

Owner -National Hotel

Tillotson, William

Justice of the Peace

Toner, James & Rebecca

Property Transfer, Newspaper

Urton, W. L.

County Corner

Van Arden, Leaner

Property Transfer

Van Norden, R. T.

Attorney, Co-Partner Bridge Company, County Treasurer

Van Orden, Robert

Taxes

Vance, John

Taxes

Wells, Thomas

Attorney, Justice of Peace, Public Administrator, State Assembly

Welsh, John

Property Transfer

White, C. B.

Taxes

Williams, A. F.

Newspaper

Williams, Barnis

Taxes

Williams, Willis F.

Property Transfer

Wilson, Peter

Property Transfer

Wood, M. C.

Miner

Young, William P.

Miner

Names of 100+ guests at hotel

National Hotel Register 1852 - 1854. List of guests and charges.

Names of 1,000 signers

Signatures on 1854 petition to Butte County in support of Ben B. Bliven to build the Bidwell's Bar bridge.

Names of 100+ accounts 

Customer account list at Bendle Store,1858-1859. Lists of the purchases at store.

 

 

 

 

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