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 Sloughhouse Cemetery
Established in 1851, Amador City Cemetery on Church Street is a historian’s treasure trove of 19th century inscriptions that tell their own stories of immigrants to the Golden State who—presumably with very high hopes—had traveled a very long distance to make a better life for themselves and their families. Maryland native Continue reading Amador Cemetery
The inscription on the Maiden’s Grave marker reads: “Broken dreams and hope, carried 2,000 miles through scorching deserts and over loft mountains. At last…the sight of the promise land. Those of you who visit this grave carry a torch of love and Continue reading Who is Buried in Maiden’s Grave?