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Finding aid of the Henry Lewis Ford Papers C058851
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Contains two letters, one newspaper clipping and a genealogy of the descendants of William Ford. The first letter is addressed to Sam Brannan and is a recounting of his memories of the Bear Flag Revolt. The second is an undated, unaddressed letter recounting his memories of the Battle of Natividad. The newspaper clipping is dated 6/05/1950 and is about Henry L. Ford's new grave marker. The genealogy does not appear to deal with this Henry Lewis Ford, but another by the same name.
Henry Lewis Ford was born in North Conway, New Hampshire on 08/24/1822, and arrived in California in 1842, and took part in the Bear Flag Revolt in 1846, and is generally credited as the "designer" of the flag. He joined the Society of California Pioneers in 1850 as a resident of Sacramento. He died by an accidental discharge of his own pistol on 07/02/1860 in Round Valley, California.
1.0 folder (2 letters, 2 typed transcripts, 1 newspaper clipping, 1 published genealogy)
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