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From: George Patterson <>
Subject: Re: James Hitchcock
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 1997 22:34:44 -0800
My great grandfather, Isaac Patterson and great, great grandfather,
Isaac Hitchcock fought in the Mexican War in San Jose, CA during 1846.
They were commanded by Captain C. M Weber who was the commanding officer
of the Mounted Regiment of the California Riflemen Volunteers. I don't
have much information on the California Riflemen Volunteers.
> While I was doing some research the other day, I found that John Hitchcock
> (husband of Rosina Hitchcock) was buried in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Santa
> Rosa, CA. There were two things in the inscription which I thought might
> interest you both:
> "John Weber Hitchcock, Mar 2, 1830 - Nov 26, 1917. U.S. Mounted Riflemen,
> Mexican War"
> First, his middle name was apparently "Weber". According to records in
> Stockton, J. Hitchcock purchased land in San Joaquin County (8 Jan 1852)
> from Charles M. Weber (founder of Stockton) for $36, described in book A,
> vol 5, of Deeds, pg 619. This land today is near the site of the Stockton
> Central Library. Is there some connection between the Hitchcocks and the
> Second is the reference to the Mexican War. Do either of you have any
> record of this service?
> Mike Harvey