Charles Augustus Lander was born at Malden in 1838. After his father's death he became separated from his family and lived in Missouri with William Lewis, a relative of his mother. In 1858 he crossed "the plains" and settled at San Bernardino, California. He married Mary E. Stewart in 1861, and was variously employed ranching, mining, etc. He was marshal of San Bernardino two terms. His latter days were spent at Hanford, [King County] California, where suffered greatly from Bright's disease. His eyesight failed and his mind became impaired. He died in the triumphs of the Christian faith in 1903. His widow died in 1915. They had seven boys and three girls. [000:I/p196]
1840 United States Federal Census [Census Place: Township Unknown, Clay County, Missour, Roll M704_222, Page 3, Image 6]
Thomas Lanter, Males: Under 5, 1; 5 Under 10, 1; 10 Under 15, 1; 40 Under 50, 1.
Females: Under 5, 2; 5 Under 10, 1; 30 Under 40, 1.
[In the 1840 Census, Thomas would have been under 5, James and Charles A. 5 Under 10; William 10 Under 15; Thomas L 40 Under 50. Eliza and Mary Ellen would be 5 Under 5, Manerva 5 Under 10, and Priscilla 30 Under 40. DHL]
1870 United States Federal Census [Census Place: San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, California, Roll M593_78, Page 442, Image 69]
Charles Lander, Male, White, 32, Farmer, b VA
Mary Lander, Female, White, 24, Keeping House, b IL
Henry C. Lander, Male, White, 7, At Home, b CA
Charles Lander, Male, White, 6, At Home, b CA
John W. Lander, Male, White, 4, At Home, b CA
Thomas Lander, Male, White, 3, At Home, b CA
Eliza Stewart, Female, White, 19, At Home, b UT [Who is she? Relationship to Mary? DHL]
Any assistance on this family appreciated. 2nd Cousin 4 Times Removed
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