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Re: Goucher family
Posted by: Adine Wakefield (ID *****0420) Date: January 12, 2006 at 23:37:42
In Reply to: Goucher family by David Casto of 654


From HISTORY OF SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY by George H. Tinkham, 1923, page 543:

"On January 13, 1881, at Round Timber, San Joaquin County, he (William Henry Klinger)was united in marriage with Miss Belle Goucher, born at Dublin, Cal., a daughter of James and Mary (Heaton) Goucher. James Goucher was born in Parkersburg, W. Va., in 1821, and was married to Mis Mary Heaton in 1845. He started for the coast in 1849 and of the party of twenty men only five surfived and arrived in California. He engaged in mining near Weaverville for four years, then moved to Santa Clara County where he bought a ranch near San Jose;there he remained for one yar, then returned to West Virginia for his family. George G. Goucher, a brother of Mrs. Klinger, later state senator from California, was a babe of a month when he was brought to California. James Goucher served as judge on the Vigilante Committee in early days and was a member of the group that ran down the Joshua Holden Gardens near Sonora, a nortorious den of gamblers and murderers in the early days of California. Mrs. Klinger comes from pre-Revollutionary American stock. Her mother was a cousin of Gen. Robert E. Lee, of the Confederate Army, and is directly descended from James Carater, the first goverrnor of Virginia. Mrs. Klinger's people have a genealogy which goes back to the twelfth century, the lineage tracing back to Charlemagne. She is an accomplished lady and a woman of great force of character, and is one of California's most favored daughters."...

Then in OLD CEMETERIES OF SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY CALIFORNIA VOL II RURAL CEMETERY compiled by San Joaquin Genealogical Society 1962.....there's a James Goucher buried at Rural Cemetery, Stockton, CA 8-3-1903, aged 80 and a Mary Goucher buried Rural Cemetery, Stockton CA 7-23-1897, aged 73.

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