Posted By:Kathleen Burgar
Subject:Re: How to Find an Ancestor After Debarkation
Post Date:September 03, 2012 at 09:52:06
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these are the earliest signs of him I could find.

from an on line tre
15 Aug
Age: 24 Naturalization
Calavaras County, California Certificte of citizenship

Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s
about William Plover
Name: William Plover
Year: 1861
Place: California
Source Publication Code: 2764.60
Primary Immigrant: Plover, William
Annotation: Date and place of naturalization. Birthplace, occupation, and place of residence in Sonoma County are also provided.
Source Bibliography: GREAT REGISTER OF VOTERS, SONOMA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, 1890. First edition. Santa Rosa, CA: Sonoma County Genealogical Society, 1989. 210p.
Page: 147


U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918
about William Plover
Name: William Plover
State: Nevada
Tax Year: 1865
Roll Title: Annual List; May 1865
NARA Series: M779
NARA Roll: 1

Nevada Directory 1868-1869
about William Plover
Given Name: William
Surname: Plover
Location: Petaluma St., Gold Hill, Nevada
Occupation: laborer

Nevada Census, 1860-1910
about William Plover
Name: William Plover
State: NV
County: Storey County
Township: Gold Hill
Year: 1870
Page: 322
Database: NV 1870 Territorial Census Index

so its possible he came right to California from NY around the Horn by ship

sorry no help