The Cemetery at Sloughhouse

Jared Sheldon, a carpenter by trade, officially received a Mexican land grant of 22,130 acres along the Cosumnes River in 1844, and divided the grant with his friend and partner William Daylor. The men married sisters Sarah and Catherine Rhoads in 1847, and settled down as husbands, farmers and ranchers. Unfortunately, Continue reading The Cemetery at Sloughhouse

Grave-site Mystery

The brass plaque inscription on the Maiden’s Grave marker is wordy: “Broken dreams and hope, carried 2,000 miles through scorching deserts and over Loft Mountains. At last, the sight of the Promised Land. Those of you who visit this grave carry a torch of love and hope (which this young girl lost), and pass it on, to generations unborn. Rechall Melton was laid to rest here, on a Continue reading Grave-site Mystery