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  • ID: I17
  • Name: Hiram A. Imus
  • Given Name: Hiram A.
  • Surname: Imus
  • Suffix: Jr.
  • Sex: M
  • Title: Jr.
  • Note:
    NW Illinois, Joe Daviess Co, 1827. Hiram's 11 children all born inIllinois, 1830-48. Brother, Charles C. Imus (1802-56), sawmill.Kett's History, The Black Hawk War, 1832. Charles C.'s bounty claimMassacre at Bad Axe river

    The Black Hawk War 1831-1832. Ed. Ellen M. Whitney. Springfield: Ill.Hist. Soc., 1970-. [Compilation of militia rolls.] v. 1 IllinoisVolunteers (Collections of the Illinois State Historical Library, v.35). Springfield: 1970. P. 531 Alfred Imus and Charles Imus, privates,enrolled 19 May 1832, as mounted riflemen in Capt. Enoch Duncan'scompany. This unit was attached to Col. Henry Dodge's command ofMichigan Territory volunteers and participated in the final massacreof Black Hawk's band at the mouth of the Bad Axe river on 2 Aug 1832.Henry Rice served 1 mo 12 d in Jonathan Craig's co. 27th regiment ofIllinois militia; Cpl Philip Rice served 3 mo 20 d. Pp. 505-6]

    -----. Federal Census of 1830. Illinois, Joe Daviess Co., Index p. 31,Jod. 311 5, lists Imas, Hiram, but a microfilm of the actual censusshows the name as Imus with 17 dependents.

    Wakefield, J. A. History of the Black Hawk War. Illinois Hist. Soc.Transactions, 1932.

    "The first mill in this section of county, carried by water power,was a corn cracker, erected on Spring Brook, near the northern limitsof the city (Galena). The hopper held about a peck, and the buildingwhich sheltered it was a dry goods box. It is now to be added,however, that this mill was put in operation by Hiram [A.] Imus [Jr.]in 1828. It was a corn cracker of the pioneers, a cast iron mill,like a huge coffee mill. These mills were usually run by hand, butImus contrived to run his machine by water. In the month of August1828, a Mr Kirker erected the first house that was ever built in thetownship of Rush on the old Sucker Trail running along a branch of theApple River. Mr Kirker built the house for the purpose of keeping atavern, but as there was no travel in winter, the business did notpay, and the would-be landlord left the house to take care of itself.In 1830, he sold his house to Hiram Imus, Jr. who with his wife movedinto it. Hiram is listed in the 1830 census. In the summer of 1831,Charles [C.] Imus, a brother of Hiram [Jr], and Henry Rice and hiswife came from Galena and settled at the mouth of Wolf Creek. Theclaim of Henry Rice was at the time of the township organizationincluded in Stockton township. The next spring they were driven backto Galena for protection by the Black Hawk War. The great event of theyear 1832 was the war. The war was commenced and most of the blood wasspilt in what was then Jo Daviess County. In the spring of 1833, thesefamilies returned to the homes from which they had been driven by theIndians, and became permanent settlers. They were accompanied byPhilip Rice who settled there. At this time, Hiram [A.] Imus Sr., withhis wife, son Alfred and daughter Nancy, lived in Galena. In 1834,Nancy, while visiting her brother Hiram, died, this being the firstdeath in Rush township. In 1835 the balance of the Imus family movedto Rush township where Alfred died in the same year. Mr Adam Arnoldmoved into Rush township in 1839 and settled near the old Kirkerplace, then occupied by the Imus family. The county was divided intoelection precincts. Elections were held at the house of Hiram Imus, atthe old Kirker place." [Kett]

    "In 1837 Seth Post came to this county from New York, and in companywith Mr Charles Imus, erected a saw mill on Apple River, about 2 milesabove Millville (Rush Township.) This mill did a great deal of workuntil the timber was exhausted. In 1845 Charles [C.] Imus, with a sonof Hiram Imus, Jr., also named Charles [A.], went to California."[Kett]. Seth Post and his wife were killed when the steamboat Mozelleblew up on the Ohio river in 1838 while they were returning to NewYork. [Kett]

    Armstrong, Perry A. The Sauks and the Black Hawk War. Springfield,1887. [US/Can 970.3 Sa 86a] Appendix: Muster-Rolls of IllinoisVolunteers, 1831-32. 5th Regiment. Col. James Johnson. Capt. EnochDuncan's Company of Jo Daviess Co. 131 men. "This company was raisedby Major James W. Stephenson, who was elected Major June 26th andLieutenant Duncan promoted to the Captaincy. The company was attachedto Col. Henry Dodge's command, and was mustered in May 19th, and outSept. 14, 1832." p. 682. Among the Privates are listed A. Imuss and C.Imuss. Henry Rice and Cpl. Philip Rice were in Capt. Jonathan Craig'scompany. Phillip served 3 months 20 days, Henry 1 month 12 days. JamesRice also.

    George W. Warvelle, ed. A Compendium of Freemasonry in Illinois 2vols. Chicago: Lewis, 1897. For a while the Far West Lodge was locatedin Galena. The "residents of the military district" seem to have addeda "History of the Black Hawk War" to its regular lectures derived fromWebb's originals. p. 225. SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL Local News Index;1856-1884; Santa Cruz, 1987; FHL, SLC; Hiram elected state assemblyman1858-60 on the Anti-LeCompton ticket (Free-State Democrats).

    Frank B. Leeds, INSCRIPTIONS AT SANTA CRUZ, CALIF; 1891; NEW ENGLANDHISTORICAL & GENEALOGICAL REGISTER, Vol 50; FHL, SLC; Hiram helpedfound Evergreen cemetery.

    PROBATE RECORDS, SANTA CRUZ CO, CALIF, SUPERIOR COURT; 1880-98; *M.R.2.3 20/ 2.27 664/ 2.29 708/ 2.29 725/ 2.33 878; inspected by R.A.Dwyer; Hiram and his children Minerva & Alfred.

    The Family rolls West 1849-50 on the California Trail

    Santa Cruz Daily Sentinel. (July 23, 1864) "Hiram Imus, the subject ofthis preamble and the following resolutions, was born in Connecticut,Jan. 27, 1770 [1/29/1771], and died in Santa Cruz, Cal. July 16 [22],1864 having attained the uncommon age of 94 years, 3 months, 2 weeksand 6 days. He was married to Miss Ruth Adrian [Palmer], and was thefather of 12 [5, only 1 still living] children. He moved to the west[Ohio] in 1820. In 1849, on the 1st of May, then 79 years old, he leftthe East [Illinois] with his family for California, crossing theplains, and arriving in Santa Cruz, May 1, 1850, being just 1 year onhis journey."

    "Across the Plains, the True Story of a Caravan of 49ers". Los AngelesTimes. 6 Sept. 1908. Apparently an interview with Helen RiceMcLaughlin (1840-1909).

    "ACROSS THE PLAINS, the true story of a Caravan of 'forty- niners.'The Imus family leaves Illinois May 3, 1849. It was springtime of thatmomentous year 1849. Even in Illinois the birds were singing. Thegreen blades of grass peeping through, the delicate little blossomsopening their dainty petals. Everything breathed of life, of hope, andpulses thrilled at the magic word 'California.' The call of the westwas in men's blood. Beyond the Rockies lay the land of gold, the landof sunshine. Why toil for bread and shovel snow when once over theGreat Divide, it was possible to shovel shining nuggets?
    At Galena, Illinois on the morning of May 3, 1849, a party withtheir faces set westward were bidding farewell to friends andneighbors. Strong wagons drawn by the best horses and mules procurablewere packed with household treasures and provisions. As staunchprairie schooners as ever floated on wheels waited for the tearfulwomen and excited children to clamber to their seats, the men withshouts and jokes pretended to think only of what lay before; for oncethe teams were started, there must be no turning back. In the partywere Philip Rice, his wife and 6 children; Hiram Imus [Sr.] and wife,parents of Mrs Rice; and Hiram Imus, Jr., and his wife and 11children. All the spring months and up to early summer they journeyedon, driving their extra horses and cattle. The stock fattened on theluscious prairie grass. The women and children grew accustomed to thenew mode of life and health came to even the weak ones of the party.They came up to and passed other parties bound for California and manytrains of Mormons bound for the promised land of Utah. At the PlatteRiver their first misfortune overtook them. Here they had settledtheir cattle, picketed and hobbled their horses and made camp for thenight. Early next morning campfires were lighted, coffee pots werebubbling and bacon sizzling. Suddenly a herd of buffalo came tearingalong and charged straight into the cattle, traveling north andcrossing the river. They started in at daylight crossing at a lope andtaking the cattle with them. This continued until 10:00 o'clock. Theyparty rounded up the horses giving up the cattle as lost. A few of themen undertook to find them and at length discovered them with a Mormontrain, declaring they had found them a hundred miles from the scene ofthe stampede. Before reaching Salt Lake City, they overtook the Donner[?!] party. The two parties traveled on to Salt Lake City, planning torest there and lay in provisions for the last and hardest part of thejourney. Many scouting bands of Indians had been encountered on theway but no serious trouble had come from them. Now, however, they wereout in larger forces threatening and destroying. A number of smalltrains had returned to Salt Lake City because of the Indians. TheMormons were not prepared to accommodate so many transient people, sothey were advised to move on. A great train consisting of the familiesthat left Galena, the Donner [!?] party, and several smaller partiesnumbering fifty families left Salt Lake City early in December,Captain Fly being selected as commander.
    Now the year was waning with short days and cold nights. No longerthe swelling Platte, the silver Nebraska or any other refreshingstream quenched the thirst of man or beast. The sand and sage brush,the scantily filled water holes of acrid water replaced them. Oftenafter goading the worn out animals to the limit of their endurance, adry camp had to be made. For weeks the train had passed piles offurniture, bedding and even good wagons that had been left behind tolighten the burdens of the used up horses and scrawny oxen. Often apaper was found pinned to a pile of goods bearing the legend 'Take anyof these things you want, they are clean but our beasts are givenout.' Skeletons of horses and oxen strewed the trail and often alittle pile of stones or crude cross marked the grave of one who hadfallen by the way. As winter came on, hardships were greater. Thetrain, now greatly lessened, for many died before the Sierras weresighted, divided. The three families that left Galena decided to tryto get into California by turning south, passing down Nevada andcoming into Los Angeles. The rest formed a train that took the DonnerLake route. The Rice and Imus families were now in a sad plight. Thestock had all been abandoned save the horses and mules, and a fewforlorn oxen that were, one by one, killed off to save the lives ofthe starving people. By the time they had abandoned everything but thenecessities of life, the stock was so thin and jaded that travel wasabout to a standstill. First the salt gave out, then food became soscarce that they had to put what was left under lock and key and thekey delivered to Mr Rice. Everyone was allowed just so much. Regularrations were served, one slice of bread while the flour lasted. Theoxen, when killed, had little to offer besides bone and hide. Thebones were boiled and a broth made. The hide was scraped, cut intostrips and dried, and a bit of rawhide was given out to chew on whenthe stomach could no longer be denied. At last they were forced to eatone of the mules. They even boiled the hide for soup. The scarcity ofthe food supply was getting serious and the train was slowed downalmost to a halt. At last the end seemed to have come. The jaded mulescould not be goaded another mile. For weeks there had been no bread,nothing but coffee and rawhide. Death seemed a welcome release fromsuch horrors.
    One young couple, whose names little Helen Rice, now a white-hariedold lady, Mrs McLaughlin living at El Pismo, has forgotten, startedout on foot, saying if they failed to reach help they could only die,anyway. Ike Holcomb and 'Kentuck' Phillips volunteered to try to reacha settlement and started. A few miles from where they had left theothers, they passed the young man and his wife, and no human eye everagain beheld them, so far as known. What their fate was, or where itmet them, can only be conjectured.
    After traveling day and night, Phillips and Holcomb sighted a ranchowned by a man named Rollins. They told their story and begged forsupplies to carry back to their comrades. Rollins at first refused tosend aid, saying he had already been duped by several parties who toldsimilar tales. Phillips offered either himself, or Holcomb, ashostage, saying Rollins could put irons upon the one left, and ifwithin a reasonable time he who went failed to return, or send proofof his story, they one left could be hanged or shot. Rollins beingconvinced or partly so, Holcomb was put under guard, and Williams, aman who supplied flour to the ranch, gave flour, Rollins othersupplies, and 'Kentuck', without one hour's rest, loaded his goods onan old Spanish oxcart, and started back. He was told it was 150 milesto where he had left his party. Day and night he traveled, neverleaving the cart, reaching the desolate camp at midnight. The childrenwere sleeping, but around a little fire, sat the men and women. At hiscall the men sprang to their feet, but the women fell to their knees,and the tears so long withheld, now streamed over their haggard faces.
    Mrs Imus mixed some flour, water and salt together, and some small'pancakes' were quickly baked in the frying pan. The children wereawakened from their sleep and sitting about on wagon tongues, onrocks, and on the ground, each one received a tiny cake, but after thelong fast, danger must be averted, so to the piteous begging for 'justone more, Aunt,' the woman shook her head and hid her face in herapron, and cried. In a few days the party started for Rollins' Ranch,and on reaching it were made welcome, and given food and shelter bothfor themselves and worn out animals. Mr Rice was anxious to get to hisbrother-in-law, Capt Charles Imus of the Mexican War, who lived atSanta Cruz, so started out and left Los Angeles May 3, 1850 just ayear from the day he had so hopefully set out for the golden west.Charles Imus was a Captain under General Fremont. He and Rollins hadserved together in war and both were together in the same war prison,so his relatives were well outfitted when they left the Rollins ranchfor Santa Cruz. In time the remnants of the Rice and Imus partyreached Santa Cruz and their descendants beame well known citizens."[Los Angeles Times. September 6, 1908].

    This recollection, coming 58 years after the events experienced by athen 10-year old girl, seems to be a combination of stories associatedwith the Donner Party of 1846-7 and some with the Manly Party of DeathValley '49ers, although most of the personal names in the narrativeseem identifiable. Rollins and Williams seem to be Rowland's Ranch atPuente and Isaac Williams of Chino Ranch. See Lindley Bynum, ed. "TheRecord Book of the Rancho Santa Ana Del Chino," Annual Publication ofthe Historical Society of Southern California (1934); also LeRoy R.Hafen and Ann W. Hafen, Journals of Forty-Niners, Salt Lake to LosAngeles. With Diaries and Contemporary Records of Sheldon Young, JamesS. Brown, Jacob Y. Stover, Charles C. Rich, Addison Pratt, HowardEgan, Henry W. Bigler, and Others. Glendale: Arthur H. Clark, 1954,and Hafens, Supplement to the Journals of Forty-Niners, Salt Lake toLos Angeles, 1961. The routes of these various parties is the subjectof endless academic controversy.

    Members of the party, according to various sources:

    Holcomb, Ike [LA Times] Imus, Hiram A. & wife; Hiram A. Jr. & wife &11 children Phillips, 'Kentuck' [LA Times] Rice, Henry & wife; PhilipRice & wife & 6 children ; Helen Rice McLaughlin [she is apparentsource of LA Times article]

    3 families left Galena [LA Times] 50 families at St Joseph

    Santa Cruz Local and State Politics Election of 1858, Hiram A.Imus, Jr. (1802-76) Civil War in the West, the Anti-Lecompton ticket Newspapers, fruit and churches in Santa Cruz. Pioneer St. runsthru the heart of the "Imus Tract"

    Bowman, Alan P. Index to the 1850 Census of the State of California.Baltimore: Genealogical Pr., 1972. [P. 440 lists 15 Imuses in SantaCruz].

    A Century of Christian Witness: History of the 1st CongregationalChurch of Santa Cruz, Calif. Santa Cruz, 1963. [p. 18, quotingOtto-Taylor Historical Manual of 1897, "In June, 1851, under theleadership of the Rev. T. W. Hinds, who had just become a resident ofS. C., services were held in the Union House, and in July in a grovenear the residence of Mr. Imus, and afterwards in a rented building onFront St." p. 19 Ernest Otto says residence was on River St. whereFarmers' Cooperative Exchange Bldg is-- grove was about opposite CoralSt., maple & sycamore.]

    Harrison, Edward S. History of Santa Cruz County. San Francisco, 1892.[Gives H. A. Imus as member of State Assembly, 1860, as does the listin "Notes to the Journals of Charles E. DeLong." California HistoricalQuarterly 10 (1931), 61-62]. The 10th session of the Legislature ofCalif., convened Jan. 3, 1859. [[ "Sweep the state in '58" was theslogan at the Fresno Democratic Caucus in 1958, where I was aSgt.-at-Arms in the company of Gary Goss and Mowry Baden]].

    Headstones. Evergreen Cemetery, Santa Cruz, CA. [I have found 9gravestones ranging from that of James R. Imus, Oct. 14, 1853, son ofH. A. Imus, at age 19, to the last, that of Alfred R. Imus and hiswife Minerva, 1895].

    Koch, M. Santa Cruz County: Parade of the Past. Santa Cruz: 1973. [3references to Imus].

    Leeds, B. Frank. "Inscriptions at Santa Cruz, Calif., 1891." NewEngland Historical & Genealogical Register. Vol. 50, p. 441. [Lot 109:lists gravestone inscriptions for 7 members of the Imus family].

    McHaley, Gertrude. "History of Santa Cruz County." typescript.

    Map. Index map and 'Standard' Plat Book, compiled and published byStandard Map Service. Santa Cruz. Scale 200'/inch, lines as of 1956,ownership data 1947. [Shows a tract of about 5 city blocks known asthe "Imus Tract" around Post and Pioneer streets, NE of the EvergreenCemetery].

    Pacific Sentinel. (June 21, 1856), p. 4; (Aug 23, 1856) H. A. Imas isa Road Overseer for Santa Cruz Co. District no. 5 (of 10); (Oct 11,1856) H. A. Imus, Jr. defeated for county rep. to State Assembly; (Jan3, 1857) Delinquent Tax Roll: Imas, Hiram. 73 acres of land andimprovements in Potrero and personal property $7,974 Tax 53.56;Imas, Sr., Hiram 18 acres of land in Mission Bottom $3,100 Tax$40.30; (May 1, 1858) notice of joint stock co. founded to construct aturnpike thru Bean Gulch, includes H. A. Imus; (July 18, 1857) Meetingof Democratic Central Committee elects H. A. Imus Chairman in place ofHenry Rice, resigned; (June 12, 1858) H. A. Imus, Jr. elected toAssembly on the Anti-Lecompton ticket; (Dec. 4, 1858) Delinquent TaxRoll: Imus, Hiram A. Improvements on 160 acres of Public Land, boundedon n. by claim of heirs of Robt. King, e. by Mission land and SanLorenzo river, s. by lot of James Prewett, w. by land of T. Russell.$1,000 Personal Property $1,512. Tax $48.47; (Jan 15, 1859) "Ourrepresentative, Mr. Imus, has been appointed on the Committee onCounty Boundaries. We regret to state that, owing to severe illness,Mr. Imus as hitherto been unable to attend. Having partiallyrecovered, he expects to start for Sacramento on Monday."; (Jan 22,1859) "Probate Court (Mon. Jan. 17) Estate of Charles A. [C.?] Imus:Letters of Administration granted to Hiram A. Imus; H. Rice, GeorgeInskeep, and E. Imus appointed as Appraisers"; (June 22, 1860) obit ofRuth, wife of H. A. Imus, aged 79; (Oct 5, 1860) "A difficultyoccurred in Soquel, on Tuesday evening last, between D. Wilson and D.Montieth. In the melee, a pistol was fired, the ball wounding Mr. C.Imas in the foot. Mr. Imas was attempting to quell the difficulty."(July 23, 1864) long obit on Hiram Imus, aged 94; (Jun 24, 1865) HiramImus pear trees; (Oct 19, 1867) H. Imus reclaiming land; (Apr 17,1869) Hiram Imus probate sale; (Dec 14, 1872) obit of Nettie, daughterof Wm. & Sarah Imus, aged 11; (Oct 7, 1876) obit H. A. Imus, Jr., aged77; (Jun 23, 1877) Obit Hiram Imus [Jr.]; (July 19, 1879) obit ofElizabeth, widow of H. A. Imus, Jr., aged 74; (Jun 4, 1881) Williammoving to Arizona; (Jul 8, 1882) Mr. [A] Imus did not lose furniture;(Dec 23, 1882) Brief biog. Kate Imus.

    Rowland, Leon. Annals of Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz: Seven Seas Bookshop,1947. Site of first public school on the lot on the hill that IsaacPierce "had just bought from Hiram Imus, the Connecticut veteran ofthe war of 1812." "The Santa Cruz Journal, a Democratic organ, issuedits first number on September 3, 1868. Its editor, James Galway, whohad come to California in 1847 with Stevenson's regiment, foundcapital by taking in Charles E. Beane. Immediately after the electionBeane sold to Hiram A. Imus [Jr.] and Tom Beck and left for LosAngeles where in 1872 he was editor and half owner of the News." p.143-4. [SC Journal, w, Sep 3 1868 to Jan 27 1869; files C, CUB]

    San Jose City Directory, 1887-8. Santa Cruz, p. 486: Imus, Alfred,sale stable, Locust nr. Pacific Ave. res. Branciforte.

    Santa Cruz County, CA. Superior Court. Probate Records. Case numbers:
    *M.R. 2.3 20 H. A. Imus,Jr., 1880
    *M.R. 2.27 664 Minerva Imus, 1894
    *M.R. 2.29 708 Alfred Imus, 1895
    *M.R. 2.29 725 Minerva Imus, 1895
    *M.R. 2.33 878 Minerva Imus, 1898 [These extensive recordsdocument the rise and fall of the Imus family fortunes in Santa Cruz].

    Santa Cruz Daily Sentinel. (Jun 27, 1857) Hiram A. Imas growinggrapes; (Jul 18, 1857) Hiram A. Imas Democratic Central Committeechairman; (Aug 1, 1857) Hiram A. Imas's orchard decribed (Jun 19,1858) Hiram Imas, nursery ad; (Apr 11, 1861) Hiram Imas, Sr. briefbiog.; (July 23, 1864) "Hiram Imus, the subject of this preamble andthe following resolutions, was born in Connecticut, Jan. 27, 1770, anddied in Santa Cruz, Cal. July 16, 1864 having attained the uncommonage of 94 years, 3 months, 2 weeks and 6 days. He was married to MissRuth Adrian, and was the father of 12 children. He moved to the westin 1820. In 1849, on the 1st of May, then 79 years old, he left theEast with his family for California, crossing the plains, and arrivingin Santa Cruz, May 1, 1850, being just 1 year on his journey. Fromthat time to the day of his death he was a constant and respectedresident of Santa Cruz. Father Imus survived all his family, but onedaughter and one son, Mrs. Judge Rice and Hiram Imus, Jr., who wereboth with him to comfort and cheer his last moments of earthly life.His natural life was no more remarkable than his Masonic life. In 1801he was, by a regularly constituted Lodge of such, raised to thesublime degree of Master Mason, making a Masonic life of 63 years, thelongest, in all probability, of any man in California, and possibly inthe U. S."; (Oct 7, 1876) "'Uncle' Hiram Imus, brother-in-law to JudgeHenry Rice, and in 1859 a member of the State Legislature from thiscounty, and a citizen of Santa Cruz for 25 years, died at 2 o'clock onMonday morning last. Mr. Imus had lived for three score and 17 years,had reared a large family, was possessed with a sufficiency of worldlygoods, and by his neighbors was greeted with the familiar name of"Uncle." He was buried from the Congregational church, on Thursday,his funeral being very large one; (Aug 20, 1881) Capt. Imus, firstwagon thru mountains; (Jan 28, 1882) A. Imus, horse breeding (May 16,1894) obit of Minerva Rice (Mrs. Alfred Imus), aged 44. "...Mrs.Alfred Imus was the youngest daughter of the late Judge Henry Rice,who died about 3 years ago. The deceased was born in Illinois, butcame to S.C. when she as a mere girl, and where she has resided almostcontinuously. She was well and favorably known. Besides leaving ahusband she leaves an aged mother, Mrs. Minerva Rice, and 3 sisters,Mesdames U. W. Thompson, J. Bennett, and N. Meyrick, who deeply mournher loss." [This is the family skeleton, cousin marriage. Her motherwas Minerva Imus, sister of Hiram A. Imus, Jr. (1802-76), who marriedJudge Henry Rice. Their daughter Minerva married Hiram's son Alfred(1845-95), whose obit appears in the Aug 5 & 16 issues of the SantaCruz Surf. There is a third Minerva, H. A., Jr.'s own daughter, whomarried J. W. Fisher and had 5 children, the youngest of whom, Stella(b. ca. 1886) is mentioned in one of Vida's letters].

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  • Birth: ABT 1804 in Cayuga, Cayuga County, New York
  • Death: 4 OCT 1876 in Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, California
  • Burial: OCT 1876 Evergreen cem., Santa Cruz, California 1
  • Emigration: 1849/50 Overland Trail 3
  • Occupation: Sawmill & gristmill operator BET 1828 AND 1849 Jo Daviess County, Illinois 4
  • PROP: Land 1849 Jo Daviess County, Illinois 5
  • Event: Courts BET 1850 AND 1863 Santa Cruz, California 6



    Father: Hiram Abiff Imus b: 27 JAN 1771 in New Milford, Litchfield, Connecticut
    Mother: Ruth Palmer b: ABT 1776 in Ballston, Saratoga County, New York

    Marriage 1 Eliza Collins b: ABT 1805 in Pennsylvania
    • Married: 28 MAY 1826 in America, Alexander County, Illinois 7
    Children
    1. Has No Children Charles Augustus Imus b: BEF 1828 in Jo Daviess County, Illinois
    2. Has Children Emily Imus b: JUL 1828 in Jo Daviess County, Illinois
    3. Has Children William Imus b: 13 OCT 1832 in Jo Daviess County, Illinois
    4. Has No Children James R. Imus b: 1834 in Jo Daviess County, Illinois
    5. Has Children Edwin Imus b: 7 MAR 1837 in Jo Daviess County, Illinois
    6. Has No Children Sarah Ann Imus b: 2 MAR 1838 in Jo Daviess County, Illinois
    7. Has Children Katherine Imus b: 6 APR 1840 in Jo Daviess County, Illinois
    8. Has Children Melvina Imus b: 6 JAN 1842 in Jo Daviess County, Illinois
    9. Has Children Minerva R. Imus b: 6 JAN 1842 in Jo Daviess County, Illinois
    10. Has No Children Alfred Imus b: 1844 in Jo Daviess County, Illinois
    11. Has Children Eliza Jane Imus b: SEP 1845 in Jo Daviess County, Illinois
    12. Has Children Harriet Imus b: AUG 1848 in Jo Daviess County, Illinois

    Sources:
    1. Abbrev: Evergreen Cemetery
      Title: Evergreen Cemetery Records
      Author: compiled by Howard C. Foster
      Publication: Santa Cruz, 1951
    2. Abbrev: Kett
      Title: The History of Joe Daviess County, Illinois
      Author: H. F. Kett
      Publication: Chicago, 1878
    3. Abbrev: McLaughlin
      Title: Across the Plains, interview with Helen Rice McLaughlin
      Publication: Los Angeles Times (6 Sep 1908)
    4. Abbrev: Kett
      Title: The History of Joe Daviess County, Illinois
      Author: H. F. Kett
      Publication: Chicago, 1878
      Page: Pp. 550, 575-6, 610
    5. Abbrev: Jo Daviess Deeds
      Title: Jo Daviess Co. Book of Deeds
      Author: Illinois, State Of, Jo Daviess Co. Recorder
      Repository:
        Name: Family History Library
        West Temple St.
        Salt Lake City, UT 84150
    6. Abbrev: Santa Cruz Courts
      Title: Index to Santa Cruz County Court of Sessions Minutes
      Author: Sara A. Bunnett
      Publication: Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County, 1993
    7. Abbrev: Illinois Marriages
      Title: Marriages v. A-B 1819-1867
      Repository:
        Name: Family History Library
        West Temple St.
        Salt Lake City, UT 84150

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