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PIONEER FAMILIES OF MARIPOSA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA
Remembering the pioneer families who forged a beginning in
the Butterfly Country
Barnett, Bertken, Daut, Egenhoff, Floto, Garber
Leidig, Pendola, Saunders, Scott, Trabucco
A CALIFORNIA SAGA
A biography written by Flora L. Savage with documents,
photographs and footnotes added for parties interested
in the lives of the early pioneers of California.
DONALD DOBBIE, 1817 to 1875
His life and family from Scotland to Skull Valley, AZ
Beginning with SCHLEY WARREN, 1823-1903, and his marriage on Jan 8, 1852 in Lowndes Co, Georgia to SARAH AROLINE FRIER, 1830-1908, the daughter of JARVIS FRIER and NANCY WILLIAMS. Sometime after their marriage, they left Georgia and located in the area of north Florida in Madison Co. Schley's first Land Patent of 40 acres appears Aug 10, 1850 and describes the North West quarter of the North East quarter of Sec Two, in Twp One North of Range Nine East, in the District of Lands, Madison Co, Florida. Twelve children were born from this marriage that included a son, LUCIOUS SCHLEY WARREN, 1859-1924. Lucious married LILLAR EMMA PORTER, 1869-1954, the daughter of JAMES PORTER and MALISSA DAVIS. The seven children from this marriage included grandfather, PORTER A. WARREN, 1886-1963. Porter married grandmother FLOYCE MAE CORBETT, 1889-1984, the daughter of ARREN CORBETT and SARAH SOWELL. Porter and Floyce raised their family of six children at various locations
in Florida and both died in the area around Jacksonville.
Related Family Names:
Jacob CARTER 1718-1815, Thomas CORBETT, Sr. unk-1792, Willis T. DAVIS 1811-unk, Ludwig LINDER 1706-1758, John PORTER 1803-1873, Francis PRINE 1744-unk, Gustavs REEB 1699-1748, Obediah SOWELL, Sr. 1715-1784 and George W. WARREN 1770-unk.............
JOHN SAMUEL WILLIAMS, 1822-1909, arrived with his parents by wagon train in Grand Cane, Louisiana circa 1839. He married MARY ADELINE FLETCHER, 1827-1882, on Dec 27, 1849 in DeSoto Parish, Louisiana and raised a family of eleven children. One daughter, MELISSA ADELINE WILLIAMS, 1857-1879, would become the wife of JOHN HOWELL DARBY, 1854-1893, on Dec 7, 1876. John was the son of JAMES DRAYTON DARBY, 1810-1858, a prominent merchant in Keachi, Louisiana, and JANE FRANCIS ROBERTS, 1815-1869. Melissa died at an early age but not before the birth of grandfather, ARTHUR LLEWELLYN DARBY, 1877-1941. After the death of Melissa, John remarried and moved his family to Downey, California where Arthur married GEORGIA BENBROOK SMART, 1879-1937, on May 12, 1901. Georgia was the daughter of DAVID SMART and GEORGINIA DOBBIE. Georginia, 1858-1931, was born in Illinois but her father, DONALD DOBBIE, 1817-1862, and mother, AGNES ARMOUR, 1817-1862, had been married Nov 7, 1837 in Cambuslang, Lanark, Scotland and arrived in the United States circa 1854. Sometime after her birth, her father left the family behind in Illinois and traveled overland to become a miner in the area around Mariposa, California. Agnes later brought the children through the Isthmus of Panama to join Donald in California. Agnes was in the 45th year of her age when she died in Mariposa. After working the mines for a few years, Donald took his family to Los Angeles, California where he worked for a short time as a farmer. At some point, he continued on without his grown family to the area around Prescott, Arizona where he died in Skull Valley in 1875.
Related Family Names:
Joseph DARBY -1767, Robert Randolph Darby 1827-1894, Hiram FLETCHER 1800-1852, Benjamin GILBERT, Sr. 1729-1791, Robert GLOVER 1725-1794, William HEATH 1720-1775, Elisha Carter SMART 1756-1832, John H. Williams 1804-1854
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