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Subject: Re: Mineral Point Cornish connection
Date: Fri, 11 Sep 1998 18:37:03 EDT


Diane and Cornish Cousins,

Lots of the Cornish left Mineral Point,Iowa County, Wisconsin USA in
1849-1850 for the gold mines of California (1848 California Gold Rush). Many
of them later returned to Mineral Point for family and emigrated, or stayed
permanently in Iowa Co.
History of Iowa County(Wisconsin),published 1881 in Chicago by Western
Historical Company, and reprinted by the Iowa County Historical Society in
1996, states the following on page 678:" In 1850, the exodus evinced no sign
of abatement, as, in point of fact, more emigrants took their departures this
year than in the preceding season of 1849. In the height of the ebb, sixty
teams and two hundred persons left Mineral Point in one day. This is only a
fair criterion of the progress in other sections of the county. When it is
considered that each person or head of family took with him sums of money
ranging from $200 to $500, an idea may be gained of the impoverished condition
of a territory deprived of two thousand lusty laborers and a proportionate
amount of wealth. Business was restored to equanimity in 1851 and 1852, when
a reflux set in, and money was received from the gold fields to cheer the
desolate ones at home."
Then follows two pages of names of California emigrants, with many Cornish.
This list is not alphabetical in the original book, but I have put it
alphabetically to help you find people. I will put the rest-- Linden,
Waldwick, Mifflin and Dodgeville, in another post to the list:

>From Mineral Point and Dodgeville: H. ANDERSON, Nelson ANGEL, John
BASCOE,Chris BAWDEN, James BERRYMAN,
Gilbert BENNETT, John BENNETT, William BENNETT, Henry BISHOP, Charles BRADLEY,
Edwin BUCK, James CARBIS, Edward B. CARSON, Stephen CHENAUGH, William
CHESTERFIELD, John CLAWNEY, John COADE, William COADE, Samuel CODE, Edward
CORNISH, Levi F. CRAFT, Mrs. CROCKER, William CUMMINS, Polk DELANEY,
Bennett DUMARS, Philip EDEN, Andrew ELDER, Charles ETTERSHANKS, Samuel
ETTERSHANKS, Carey ELIFF, Harvey ELIFF, Adam GILTS, Mathew GOLDSWORTHY,
Ralph GOLDSWORTHY, John GOODCHILD, Henry GRAY, John GRAY, Robert W. GRAY,
John GROVER, John GUNDRY, John HALES, George HARDY, Samuel HARRIS, Joseph
HATCH, Daniel HATTEN, Henry HEDRICK, James HITCHENS, Rufus HENRY, William
T. HENRY, Robert HENWOOD and wife; John HUTCHISON, Robert HOOD, Hy HOWE,
Elias JACKA, William JACKA, Edward JAMES, Daniel JENKINS, John JENKINS,
Andrew KELLY, R.C. KELLY, George KISLENBURY, John LANE, Joseph LANGDON, I.T.
LATHROP, Nelson LATHROP, Mathew LEAN, Steve LEAN, Charles LEGATE, M.J.
LEVISON, Edward LLOYD, Morris LLOYD, Thomas LYONS, James MACK, Lewis
MASON, C. MARTIN, John MARTIN, Henry MARTIN, Henry R. MARTIN, John MARTIN,
Richard MARTIN, Thomas MARTIN, Joseph MAXWELL, James Polk MCALLISTER,
Charles MCCABE, Hugh MCDOUGALL, John MCFADDEN, Thomas MCKNIGHT, William
MCLANE and wife; Daniel MCMULLEN, Nicholas MEREN, Joseph MURRISH, George
MYERS, Henry NANCOLAS; Sam OATS, William,John, Richard and George ODGERS;
John OLIVER, John O'NEILL, John F. O'NEILL, William OPEY, Richard OSBORNE,
Sam OSBORNE, Lewis PAGE, Silas PAGE, Hy PALKINGHANN, Andrew PARK, William
PAUL, Amos PARSONS, John PHILLIPS, son and daughter; George PHILLIPS, Tom
PHILLIPS, William PHILLIPS, wife and two children; Jabez PIERCE, Richard
PIERCE, William A. PIERCE, Hy PLOWMAN, Edward PRIDEAUX, John PRIDEAUX,
Joseph PRIDEAUX, Paul and Samuel PRISK, Thomas PRISK, Robert QUINN, John
REED, Samuel RICH, George T. RICH, Mrs. RICH; John RICH, wife and two
children; John RICHARDS, Samuel RICHARDS, Walter RICHARDS, William RICHARDS,
Robert RIDDELL, Joseph ROADHOUSE,wife and two children; John ROBERTS, Sampson
RODGERS, S.F. RODOLF and son James; John F. ROSS, Joseph SCHUYDER, Morris
SMITH, E. SPERRY, James SPROUL, ---- SQUIRES, Joseph STEPHENS, Thomas
SUBLETTE, William SUBLETTE, John TANGYE, Daniel TELLY, Sam TERRILL, James
THOMAS, Richard THOMAS, Robert THOMAS, William THOMAS, George TILLEY,
William J.TILLEY, wife and child; William J. TILLY, James TOAY, Peter TOAY,
Ole TORSON, John P. TRAMEL, Thomas and John TREGASKIS, Ed TREGUSKIS, John
TREGEN, Thomas TRIMBLE, Alexander T. TURNER, I.N. TURNER, wife and child;
Robert TURNER, Mrs. Emma WASLEY, Mrs. WASLEY and child; James WASLY and wife;
John WATERS, Samuel WATERS, Hy B. WELSH, Richard WHITE, Sam WHITE, George
WHITELAW, Robert WHITNEY, Elias WILEY, John WILKISON, Cyrus WOODMAN, William
WREN.
Fifty from Willow Springs.(LaFayette Co. WI) Up to 1852, 700 had left. "

Julia in Michigan, where it warmed up to 75 F today

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