Ferry: Adams > Logan
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 9:46AM
Jo Giessner

J.W. Adams = Joseph Wallace Adams

Fountain Lafferty =

H.W. Bragg = Henry W. Bragg

P.D. Logan = Pleasant Dixon Logan

1861 February 9, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - DISSOLUTION - The Co-partnership heretofore existing between Lafferty & Adams, in keeping a public ferry and ranching business, was dissolved on the 12th of January, 1861, by mutual consent.

All indebted to the firm will please make immediate payment to Adams & Bragg, who are alone authorized to settle the business of the firm. signed:  Fountain Lafferty. J.W. Adams. Oakley Ferry, Feb. 6, 1861.~

1861 February 9, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - FERRY NOTICE - notice is hereby given that we, the undersigned, will apply to the Honorable Board of Supervisors of Shasta County, at their next regular meeting on the first Monday in May next, or as soon thereafter as we can be heard, for a License to keep a public Ferry across the Sacramento River at the point heretofore known as Haycraft & Lafferty's Ferry. Signed:  Joseph W. Adams. Henry W. Bragg. January 19, 1861.~

1861 February 9, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California -Board of Supervisors Meeting - Ordered that Messrs. Adams and Bragg be granted a license to keep a toll ferry across the Sacramento river until the 2nd day of May, 1861.~

1861 May 11, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - Board of Supervisors, May 6th - Ferry licenses granted to...Adams & Bragg...~

1863 August 15, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - DISSOLUTION - The co-partnership heretofore existing between J.W. Adams and H.W. Bragg, under the firm name of Adams and Bragg, is dissolved by mutual consent. 

The ferry known as Adams' Ferry, at "Oakley Ranch," will be continued by J.W. Adams, who will remain upon the ranch.

All persons indebted to the company will please call and settle with J.W. Adams, he being the legal owner of said claims, and those having demands against the company will present them to him for settlement. Signed:  J.W. Adams. H.W. Bragg. -Red Bluff, July 21, 1863.~

1864 June 4, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - BELLIGERENT - In the early part of the week Mr. Justice Ward issued process for the arrest of a man named Vehon for threats to kill, and destroy the property of Mr. Adams, of Adams' Ferry, on the Sacramento river. Officers after an absence of thirty-six hours, returned, not having been able to find their man, he being secreted by friends in the vicinity.~

1865 August 12, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California (from the Board of Supervisors meeting of 7 August 1865) - Ordered, that Auditor issue warrant on General Fund to J.W. Adams, for $21., over plus on ferry license.~

1869 May 8, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - KILLED - At Adams' Ferry, Sacramento river, on Saturday last, John Ringer was kicked in the stomach by a horse and died a few hours afterwards from the effects of the injuries received. Deceased was a native of Pennsylvania, aged 29 years.~

1870 January 22, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - Board of Supervisors - Taxes - against J.W. Adams and 320 acres of land on east side of Sacramento River below the mouth of Bear Creek, known as Adams ranch and ferry:  $166.27.~

1871, Adams Ferry has a Shasta County Post Office address of American Ranch which is 24 miles southeast of Shasta. Sacramento River crossing - J. W. Adams, hotel proprietor and general merchandise. Simon Darrah was a lumber dealer at the location. - The Pacific Coast Business Directory for 1871-1873~

1878, located 1.25 miles north-northwest of Ball's Ferry at the mouth of Bear Creek. Pleasant Dixon Logan purchased.~

1878 March 23, Weekly Bee, Sacramento, California - Thomas Logan was drowned yesterday at Adams' Ferry, on the Sacramento River, twenty miles above Red Bluff.~

[This would be Thomas Clayton Logan (1854-1878), son of Minerva Petit Logan Robinson (1826 - 1909), sister-in-law to Pleasant Dixon Logan (1825-1899).]

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