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Guide to the Warner's Ranch Collection MS 156
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"Abstract Warner's Ranch Vol I" (bound book) (some in Spanish), 1851-1874

Entries of interest:

Page 1: Patent issued to J.J. Warner by the United States
Pages 16-39: Deeds and Mortages of J.J. Warner
Page 59: Sale of Warner’s Ranch from J.J. Warner to John Raines
Page 65: Sale of J.J. Warner’s remaining land to his children
Pages 97-230: Probate of the estate of John Raines
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"Abstract Warner's Ranch Vol II" (bound book), 1874 August 11-1904 April 14

Entries of interest:

Page 333: Tax collector deeds tract to People of California for non-payment of taxes
Page 348: Suite brought by John Downey and Louis Phillips against several small holders in Warner’s Ranch, judgment in favor of Downey and Phillips
Page 439: Summary of legal disputes of Warner’s Ranch
Page 472: Raines heirs bring suit against John Downey, judgment in favor of Downey
Page 514: Probate of the estate of John Downey
Page 533: Downey’s estate sues to evict Cupeno tribe from land, went to trial November 1896, judgment in favor of Downey heirs, appealed to the Supreme Court of California in 1901, judgment upheld
Page 573: Last Will and Testament of John Downey and probate of the deceased among Downey’s heirs
Page 651: Raines heirs sell remaining land to Fannie Gage and Walter Vail
Page 678: All claimants bring suit to resolve conflicting titles, judgment lays out final ownership
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Butterfield Stage Station, 1960 August 24-September 19 and undated

Includes:

Hand-drawn map indicating location of Butterfield Station made by Ida Caldwell Harris
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Miscellanea, 1869 September 13-1958 August 7 and undated

Includes:

Surveyor’s field notes of Warner’s Ranch with measurements and description
Petition to establish a school district in Warner’s Ranch