Compiled by Liz Burdick
An international project effort
With lots of help from folks in California - Colorado - Cornwall - New York - Wisconsin - Illinois - Canada

Special thanks
to Teddy who called attention to these folks (but that's another story)
to Bob Richards and “Cornish Family Finders” of Truro (Cornwall)
to Juanita and Cathy for their great family research
to Cindy for great family pictures, newspaper articles and in-depth Colorado research
to Loren for putting all of this together and on the net
to Jack for his leg work

Thanks to all the others who have made material available on the internet about these families
and last but not least, to Foothills Genealogical Society of Colorado

 

THREE BROTHERS

This web page features three of the children of Joseph Tregonning and Charity Jenkin
who came from Cornwall to America in the late 1860s:
Joseph Jr, Thomas Henry, and Sampson.

At Colorado in January 1873 Thomas Henry Tregonning was indicted for the murder of his wife Emily Harris, and Joseph Jr was accused as "accessory after the fact." Joseph helped his brother escape and fled with him to Canada, abandoning Joseph's wife Mary and her four children aged three months to 14 years. There is no evidence that Thomas ever reached Canada. He may have died en route, or he may have successfully changed his identity.

Sampson was not involved in the murder of Emily Harris. Although he spent some time in Colorado, he was apparently not there in January 1873, and he died in June of the same year. Sampson's daughter Grace T Tregonning married Willard Scott Chaddock. After Sampson died, Grace's mother Mary Ann Halles married James Reed.

The surname was usually spelled Tregonning in Cornwall and Tregoning in America. Some of the references to Joseph in Canada also use the double "n."

Click on the diagram above for a partial "family tree"

Navigation, on this web page

Section1. Mary Grace Tregoning (youngest daughter of Joseph Jr and Mary) and her husband Sherwood Weber
Section 2 Mary Lees, wife abandoned by Joseph Jr, with her second husband and their children
Section 3 Newspaper reports of the murder story
Section 4 Ancestors of Sherwood Weber - with notes about Mary Grace and about Joseph in Canada
Section 5 Relationship of Sampson Tregoning to Loren Meissner
Section 6 Summary, email from Liz Burdick
Return links

Mary Grace Tregoning and Sherwood A Weber

Mary Grace was a daughter of Joseph Tregoning Jr and Mary Lees (or Leece).
Her uncle was Thomas Henry Tregoning, the “Harry” in the tragic story below.
Mary Grace and Sherwood are numbers 4 and 5 in the Report, Section 4.

When Mary Grace was about 3 months old, her father Joseph left for Canada, trying to help his brother Thomas Henry escape a murder charge. Thomas Henry apparently died en route, and Joseph never returned to Colorado.
His wife (Mary Grace's mother) married  Henry Francis Lampshire about a year later, and they had two children (shown in the photos below, probably taken about 1886): Henrietta (1875-1971, m Henry Garrett); and Henry Francis Jr (1879-1960, m Mamie Carkeek)

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The fatal shot was fired on Mon 20 Jan 1873; Emily died Wed 22 Jan.
(The dates in the newspaper reports are confusing, but quotes from the doctor and another witness seem definitive.)

Georgetown [Colorado] WEEKLY MINER Thu 23 Jan 1873

AN AWFUL CRIME

Yesterday afternoon witnessed savage and bloody work. Just above SILVER PLUME, lived Harry Tregoning, a miner with a wife and family. Last summer sometime a difficulty occurred between Tregoning and his wife. He was arrested at the time for ill-treatment of his wife but managed to elude the officers of justice. A short time since, Tregoning returned and his wife took him back into her loving arms. Late yesterday afternoon, Tregoning returned it is said, from his work, and shot the wife whom he had pledged his honor to love and support, twice in a brutal and savage manner, one ball took effect in the right shoulder and the other in the left side.

Mrs Tregoning at last account was still alive but in a very critical condition. Tregonning must have attempted his own life as he was tracked to his brothers house by a trail of blood.

Not withstanding an efficient search by our prompt Deputy Sheriff Hadley assisted by a large number of men, the assassin was not found. Today the whole neighborhood is thoroughly aroused and not withstanding the terrible snow storm that is raging, a large party of men are searching for Tregoning, determined if found to take him at all hazards.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS 23 Jan 1873

The Silver Plume Tragedy

The Carnival of blood continues and newspaper and the telegraph are daily laden with accounts of cold blooded murders, shooting affrays, and tragic and fiendish crimes of all description.

Yesterday the news made brief mention of a horrible and probably successful attempt at wife murder at Silver Plume, a small mining camp just above Georgetown. The Miner of Tuesday gives the particulars of this brutal crime so far as is known.

Henry Tregoning, the fiend, who on Monday afternoon shot his wife, is represented as a very quarrelsome man, and has abused and mal-treated her for months past. He was arrested last summer for his ill-treatment of her, but escaped from the officers.

A short time ago he returned to his home and was received by her with open arms, since when they have been living together. On Monday he returned from his work at an early hour and after abusing her for a while, shot her twice – one ball taking effect in her right shoulder and the other in her left side.

The Miner says that Mrs Tregoning at last account was still alive, but in very critical condition. It is thought that Tregoning must have attempted his own life, as he was tracked from his to his brothers house, about 300 yards distance by a trail of blood.

Deputy Sheriff Daily of Georgetown and a large number of armed men are searching for the assassin and are determined to take him if found, at all hazards. We hope to cronical his arrest in our next issue.

WEEKLY MINER 30 Jan 1871

Would Be Assassin Escaped

Tregoning of whom mention was made yesterday in connection with as attempt to murder his wife, at his residence on the afternoon of Monday, has eluded human  pursuit, but the wrath of God will find him out and punish him for his brutal and savage attempt to take the life of his wife. Mrs Tregoning is in a dying condition, so we are informed by Irving J Pollock. There are no hopes for her recovery.

DAILY MINER 23 Jan 1873

MRS TREGONING died yesterday at her residence 6:00 p.m.

Fri 24 Jan 1873

Territory of Colorado, Clear Creek County

The said jurors upon oath say deceased came to death by hands of her husband.

Samuel L Chapin (Foreman), Nathaniel S Hurd, JH Bridge, G Mc Nattiger, Thomas J Campbell, Ed O Wolcott.

WEEKLY MINER 30 Jan 1873

Tregoning in Jail after five days and four nights of awful suffering by cold and hunger and pain of shattered bones in his forearm, by a pistol shot. He went to a miners cabin last evening in Empire. After being fed and cared for the miner took him to Police.

A Reporter of the Miner visited Tregoning, who is a man of more than ordinary intelligence, in His cell this morning and listened to a conversation which the Reporter declines to publish at present The prisoner shed tears and was deeply affected.

The DAILY MINER Tue 28 Jan 1873.

Harry Tregoning to be tried for crime of murder

Yesterday a large number of men interspersed with a goodly number of women, [came] to listen to the preliminary examination before probate Judge John A. Coulter, in Good Templer’s Hall over the store of Spruance and Love. The crowd became so large that it was deemed prudent to adjourn the sitting of the court to McClellan Hall This large building was densely packed with human beings, influenced no doubt by various motives, to see the Prisoner and listen to the testimony in the case of the commonwealth vs. Harry Tregoning arrested for the crime of wife murder.

After a little brush between the lawyers Frank A. Pope for the people, and R.S. Morrison and L.F. Yates for the defendant the examination of witnesses Commenced. MESSRS, GUTHRIE, COLLINS and POLLOCK, physicians and surgeons, who were called on for their services after Mrs Tregoning was shot, and who made the post-mortem examination of the body of the murdered wife, gave their testimony in a clear and decided manner, showing conclusively that the woman came to her death by a pistol shot wound. We should have stated that at the very commencement of the examination the council for the prisoner filed an application for his discharge, and that Judge Coulter denied the application.

We publish the testimony of Dr Pollock to show how the bullet went crashing through the body of the poor woman. The testimony of Drs Collins and Guthrie was substantially the same as that of Dr Pollock.

Dr Pollock’s Testimony —

I was called as I was on my way to see another patient, Monday evening, to see Mrs Tregoning who was shot. I found her lying in a second room from the entrance, attended by Dr Guthrie. Made a temporary examination and found a spherical wound of the integument below the right breast, which did not penetrate other than the skin, found another wound about mid-way of, and just below the right clavicle, which upon examination found directed downward. She was laboring with pain of abdomen and right side, with hurried respiration. I left her with Dr Guthrie, and saw her the next (Tuesday) Morning. She was then stiff, with cold extremities, and reaction had not taken place. Again that evening I saw her when reaction had commenced, but with feeble and cacilating pulse. Wednesday at one o’clock, saw her again, when I found her moribund and learned that she died that evening at 6 o’clock.

Was called upon to hold post mortem examination at the Coroner’s Inquest with Dr Collins, and found a gun shot wound of the shoulder. The ball entering between the first rib and the clavicle, touching the clavicle slightly diverting the ball downward and forward, penetrating the apex of the right lung downward about two inches, and out to the fifth rib, fracturing it and splitting the ball, part of which remained in the rib, the other part pressing again into the lower part of the lung where found. The bullet was a round, small sized cone, and was the cause of her death.

There was a total collapse of the wounded lung, and there was near to a gallon of blood found in the cavity of the thorax. The wounded lung was the cause of hemorrhage. There was excessive cicatrines and adhesions of the opposite lung, evidence of extensive and former inflammations, but then in a healthy condition; no other causes were found that could have produced death.

We now come to the testimony of John Taylor, a near neighbor of Henry Tregoning. The testimony of Mr Taylor is remarkable, as showing the feelings of the murderer after the commission of the crime. We doubt if in all the annals of crime, another such manifestation of feelings, utterances and conduct has been witnessed by any human being. Mr Taylor after being sworn, testified substantially as follows:

On the evening of the 20th inst., heard three shots fired, and in a short time thereafter, Henry Tregoning came into my house, or the house where I live, and said “I have shot my wife. I ment to shoot myself also through the heart, but I shot myself through the arm. Come and see my wife.” Mr Taylor thereupon, accompanied by Tregoning, went to his house and found Mrs Tregoning lying in or at the corner of the house, took her in his arms and placed her on her own bed. Witness did not remember whether the husband assisted him or not. Witness stated that after he had placed the wounded woman on the bed, the husband approached and said, “Emily I kiss you. You are my life.” He kissed her twice. He started to leave but returned and kissed her again and said, “My dear Emily this is the last time I will ever kiss you.” Then speaking to Mr Taylor he said, “I will go up the road and send a man to help you. Some one will find me dead.”

At this point the further examination of witnesses to prove the guilt of the prisoner was waived, and Judge Coulter committed him to the Gilpin County Jail to await the action of the Grand Jury at the next term of the District Court of Clear Creek County.

Further on it appeared in evidence that Joseph Tregoning, a brother of Harry had procured money to assist his brother to escape. Joseph was held to bail as an “accessory after the fact.”

We have no comments to make. We have laid the main facts of the awful transaction before the public. After the trial takes place, and the verdict of the jury and the court is rendered, then and not before, in our opinion will be the time to give incidents and facts concerning a crime that has startled this whole community. First let the majesty of the law be vindicated.

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Georgetown Daily Miner Fri 13 June 1873

Night before last Jerry O’Brien and Tregoning who were confined in the jail on the charge of assaulting, and murder escaped. They were in at midnight, but yesterday morning they were gone and their absence not discovered until breakfast time. The escape was made by cutting a hole thru the roof of O’Briens cell. The ceiling is about 4 inches thick and studded with heavy spikes, 3 inches apart. In spite of these and by the aid of an auger and saw a square hole l8 x l5 inches was made and only 1 spike met with in cutting.

The prisoners escaped through this hole into the attic, closed up the hole and came down into the south rooms of the building where the doors being unlocked had no trouble getting out We think the only assistance given them was the tools,

Several men are after them and hope to have them soon.

Rocky Mountain News 15 Jun 1873

Two prisoners, O’Brian and Tregoning the last named wife murderer, escaped from the Georgetown Jail Thursday night by cutting a hole through the roof of the building. The Jail is built of logs and is about as big as the skylight of the OK Store.

See photo of Mary Grace Tregoning and Sherwood A Weber in Section 1 above. They are No 4 and 5 in this listing. Mary Grace, at three months, was the youngest of four children abandoned by Joseph Tregoning when he fled with his brother to Canada. This listing begins with a granddaughter of Mary Grace and Sherwood.

Ancestors of Ila Grace WEBBER

Generation No. 1

1. Ila Grace WEBBER She was the daughter of 2. Walter Raymond WEBBER and 3. Gertrude ???. She married (1) ?? HARMS.

Generation No. 2

2. Walter Raymond WEBBER, born 1892 in CO; died in Lived in Steamboat Springs, CO. He was the son of 4. Sherwood Avery WEBBER and 5. Mary Grace TREGONING. He married 3. Gertrude ???.

3. Gertrude ???

Children of Walter WEBBER and Gertrude ??? are:

i. Eloise WEBBER

ii. Charles WEBBER

iii. Helen WEBBER

1 iv. Ila Grace WEBBER, married ?? HARMS.

Generation No. 3

4. Sherwood Avery WEBBER, born 1862 in Van Wert, OH; died 1932 in Denver, Denver, CO. He was the son of 8. James Morris WEBBER and 9. Mary JONES. He married 5. Mary Grace TREGONING.

5. Mary Grace TREGONING, born 29 Mar 1873 in Silver Plume, Clear Creek, CO. She was the daughter of 10. Joseph TREGONING and 11. Mary LEECE/LEES. Married 4. Sherwood Avery WEBBER.

Notes for Sherwood Avery WEBBER:

Sherwood was a teacher and then a minister for many years in CO. He was the son of James Morris Webber and his first wife Mary Jones. He was b. in Van Wert, OH in 1862 and died in Denver Co in 1932

Notes for Mary Grace TREGONING:

Mary Grace is listed in the Brownville School Census of dist. #14 in 1890. Her parent/guardian was Mrs. H.F. Lampshire. She was 17 years old.

Children of Sherwood WEBBER and Mary TREGONING are:

2 i. Walter Raymond WEBBER, born 1892 in CO; Lived in Steamboat Springs, CO; married Gertrude ???.

ii. Charles Leland WEBBER, born 1896.

iii. Ila Frances WEBBER, born 1897.

iv. Merle Joseph WEBBER, born 1902.

Generation No. 4

8. James Morris WEBBER, born 3 Jan 1832 in Wallingford, CT; died 24 Feb 1897 in OH. He married 9. Mary JONES.

9. Mary JONES, born 28 May 1838; died 6 Jan 1880.

Child of James WEBBER and Mary JONES is:

4 i. Sherwood Avery WEBBER, born 1862 in Van Wert, OH; died 1932 in Denver, Denver, CO; married Mary Grace TREGONING.

10. Joseph TREGONING, born 24 Dec 1826 in Gwennap, Cornwall, ENG; died 1918 in Bruce Mines, Ont, CAN (Administration on 2 Apr. 1918). He was the son of Joseph TREGONING and Charity JENKIN. He married 11. Mary LEECE/LEES Abt. 1862.

11. Mary LEECE/LEES, born Jan 1845 in or 9 Jan 1835 Cork, Ireland; died 24 Dec 1909 in Silver Plume, Clear Creek CO.

Notes for Joseph TREGONING:                                              

Families of Mikey Bird thru Gen Circles 3/27/04 and Cynthia Jo (Harms) Wright: Cindy reported that Joseph helped his brother Thomas Henry escape from jail in Georgetown and they headed for Canada.

Mary and Joseph had four children when he left, the youngest Mary Grace, only being about three months old. After Joseph left Mary he went to Canada where he married Alice Elizabeth Newlove. They had three children, Joseph, Henry and Ruth. The sons from both families carry the same names. His first son was Joseph H, who was 7 years when his father left. His first son born in Canada was named Joseph and the second was Henry.

We have a photo of his headstone in Ontario Canada that shows his birth as 1825 and his death as 1918. We also have a copy of an ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS which was dated 2 April 1918, Bruce Mines, ONT.

Tombstone at Ontario, Canada for Joseph Tregoning and wife Alice Newlove
also their son William Henry Tregonning and wife Caroline

**His son William Henry Tregonning was the administrator. Cindy notes that Joseph used Jenkins as his middle name. Jenkins was his mothers maiden name. (Cindy does believe she has the right connection). When he first got to Canada he called himself Thomas Jenkins. His Canadian family knew there had been some trouble in the states and he had left. They knew nothing about the murder of his sister-in-law and had never heard of Thomas Henry. Her exchange with the Canadian family leads Cindy to believe Henry died before making it to Canada. The double nn in Tregoning first appeared in the Canadian records.

** A Rock Lake, Ontario newspaper ran a copy of the ADMINISTRATOR'S Notice to Creditors and others In the Estate of Joseph Jenkins Tregoning Deceased shows Joseph was late of the Township of Plummer in the Dist. of Algoma. He was a farmer who died on or about the 17th day of Feb. A.D. 1918. Anyone having claims must have made them before 22 May 1918 or be excluded from the distribution. It was dated at Bruce Mines, Ont. 2 Apr 1918, with William Henry Tregoning administrator.

Joseph's first wife, Mary Lees/Leece, after Joseph had left for Canada, married Henry Francis Lampshire about 1874/75 in Silver Plume, CO. They had two children whom they named Henrietta Lees Lampshire and Henry Francis Lampshire Jr. It was a second marriage for both.

Notes for Mary LEECE/LEES:

Mary first married Joseph Tregoning at Illinois in 1862. They had 4 children. The oldest, Francis Charity, was born at Galena, Jo Daviess IL; Mary Antoinette, Joseph III, and Mary Grace were born at Silver Plume, Clear Creek CO. Mary Grace, was only 3 months old when Joseph helped his brother Henry escape from jail and they headed for Canada where Joseph married again.

Mary married a second time in 1875 in Clear Creek CO. Her husband was Henry Francis Lampshire. They had two children both born in Clear Creek Co.

Mary L. Lampshire is buried in Silver Plume with the dates of 1835-1909. Rowe Funeral Home in Silver Plume was listed as her mortuary. Jessie Randal in his "Annuals Of Clear Creek" lists her death date as 12/24/1909.

Some information was obtained from FHGS member Cathy Lampshire of Anaheim, CA in 2004.

Children of Joseph TREGONING and Mary LEECE/LEES are:

i. Frances Charity TREGONING, born 14 Jul 1863; died in At sea on the way to America.

ii. Mary Antoinette TREGONING, born 4 May 1865 in Silver Plume, Clear Creek, CO; died Jun 1873 (drowned after falling off a log in Clear Creek).

Notes for Mary Antoinette TREGONING:

Rocky Mt News reported her death on last Sunday from June 19 and that she was daughter of Joseph, brother of Henry who shot his wife.

iii. Joseph H. TREGONING, born 18 Dec 1866 in Galena, Jo Daviess Co. IL; married Ida May ADAMS 1887 in Clear Creek Co CO #373; born 7 Oct 1864; died 16 May 1908.

Notes for Joseph H. TREGONING:

Cindy Wright reports that Joseph H Tregoning the brother of Mary Grace Tregoning Webber lived in Steamboat Springs in the late 1800's. His daughter Lila May was born in Route County in 1897 and his son Joseph was born here July 1901 and Raymond Tregoning was born here in Oct 1903. His daughter and wife Ida are buried in the Steamboat Cemetery.

Notes for Ida May ADAMS:

Ida's dates of birth and death are on her tombstone with Mamie b. 17 Dec 1897 who died 14 Jan. 1903. Her marriage is listed at the Clear Creek Co Archives.

Relationship to Loren Meissner

Joseph Tregonning (b 1804 at Cornwall) and Charity (Jenkin, b 1799 at Newcastle, Wales) had at least ten children: Joseph Jr, Charity, Thomas Henry, Jane, Amelia, John, Grace, Sampson, William, and Mary Ann, all born at Cornwall between about 1826 and 1842. The father and several sons were miners at Wheal Jewel Mine near Gwennap. By 1870 the father had died, and most of the family including the mother had emigrated to America and were living at Galena IL. John and Sampson probably worked in the lead mines at Galena; Joseph Jr and Thomas Henry continued west to mines at Silver Creek CO, where Sampson also joined them for at least a time.

The brothers who starred in the murder story (above) were Thomas Henry and Joseph Jr. The younger brother, Thomas Henry (b 1829) married Emily Harris and they had four children: Emily Jane, Amelia, Charity, and Thomas Henry Jr. The first three were born at Cornwall and were between 12 and 15 years old when their mother was murdered; Thomas Henry Jr was almost 3 at that time. Joseph Jr (who to help his brother escape and  was accused as an accessory to the murder) abandoned his wife Mary Lees or Leece and four young children: Frances Charity, Marie Antoinette, Joseph III, and Mary Grace, aged 3 months to 10 years, at the time of his flight to Canada. The wife, who had come from Ireland and married Joseph in IL, married Henry Francis Lampshire about a year later. Emily Jane later married William John Lampshire, a son of Henry Francis Lampshire by an earlier marriage.

Thomas and Emily were married 20 April 1857
Note that both signed by "mark."

Sampson married Mary Ann Halles and their children were Elizabeth Charity, Grace T, Mary Ann, and Amelia Jane; the first two were born at Cornwall and Amelia Jane at IL. (The third daughter Mary Ann was born at England according to one source, but much later than her father's emigration to America.) Grace married Henry Benns and they had three children before he died; Grace then married Willard Scott Chaddock. Sampson died about 1873 and Mary Ann Halles married James Reed and bore him four children: Clara Ellen, Thomas Henry, Charles Leslie, and Elsie. After James Reed died in 1892, Mary Ann was married again, to Samuel Needham.

OK, that's all very nice, but what about the relationship to Loren Meissner?

Willard Scott Chaddock, husband of Grace T Tregonning (1862-1932), was a nephew of Loren Meissner's gg-grandmother Samantha (Andrus) Brey. James Reed, stepfather of Grace, came to America in 1867 with his parents and their family including his sister Annie (later married to Joseph Kleeberger). Note that Grace’s husband Willard was a blood relative of Loren Meissner on his father’s side; James Reed was Loren’s great-uncle on his mother’s side.

Email from Liz Burdick:

Sampson was born in Gwennap in 1838, the son of Joseph and Charity Jenkin Tregoning.

On May 2 1859, Sampson and Mary Ann Halles were married in Cornwall at the "Parish Church of the new Parish of St Day".

In the 1861 census of Gwennap, pg. 2, town of St Day, house # 11 shows the family living at "Wheal Jewel Row" (Name of the street area where they lived which housed families that worked in the Wheal Jewel Mine). Sampson is head of the house, aged 24, employed as a miner and born in Gwennap. Mary Ann is the wife, aged 23, and born in Gwennap. Charity is the daughter, aged 2, and born in Gwennap. Next is Charity Tregoning, aged 62 who is employed as a "Fruiterer" and was born in Newcastle, Glamorga, Wales. Brother Thomas Henry is listed in the same census.

Sampson and his brother Henry Tregoning left Gwennap and went to Liverpool where they sailed on June 7 1865 on the ship SS City of New York and arrived at New York on June 19, 1865. It was the maiden voyage of the ship and took only 12 days to make the crossing. When they reached New York a new enterprise named the "Butterfield's Overland Dispatch" had opened with an office in the Astor House in downtown New York City. "Butterfield's Overland Dispatch to all points in Colorado, Utah, Idaho and Montana Territories. Principal office in Atchison, Kan.; New York office at No. 1 Vesby Street, Astor House" was the way they advertised. Sampson and Henry were on the very first stagecoach to cross from New York to Central City, Colorado. The "Rocky Mountain News" of Dec. 20, 1865, page 4, col. 2, names the passengers going to Central. "Arrival and Departure by Butterfield's Overland Dispatch Co. to Central, Dec. 20 - J. S. Lee, Steven Goodall, O North, G. P. Howard, J. W. Pendelton, Richard Drivin, John Baker, Sampson Tregoning, Henry Tregoning, and James F. Bullock".

By the 1870 census Sampson had joined his brother John's family in Galena, Jo Daviess Co. IL and appears with the family and their mother, Charity now aged 71 years. He sent for his family but it appears that before they arrived he had returned to CO. Sampson probably died before she arrived. A probate case file listed in the FOOTHILLS INQUIRER for Sampson Tregonung pointed to #1-255 RCC 43110, 1873 at the Colorado State Archives and included Case file # 254 for Emily Tregoning. (brother Thomas Henry's wife)

There are no wills. Sampson's is styled as "Richard DUNSTAN, administrator for the estate of Sampson TREGONING vs Henry TREGONING and unknown heirs of Sampson TREGONING". Sampson died either June 1st or 10th, 1873, depending of which document you read. The year on the June 10th reference appears to be 1874 with the 4 written over another number. One document says Sampson has a brother Henry and no widow or children. Another says he has a widow and two children whose names and location are unknown. The point of all this was to notify any potential heirs that Sampson's real estate was to be sold to pay debts. As far as real estate is concerned, 300' on the London Lode is mentioned and sale of 350' of the Senora Mine or Lode is mentioned. No inventory, no bills.

Debts are mentioned as $700 and estate at $10 before the 350' of the Senora was sold for $250.

Emily Tregoning's probate case file contains a bill from Barnett G. GUTHERIE, MD for dressing a wound on 1/20/1873, visiting twice on 1/21/1873, and once on 1/22/1873. The year is not given on the document, but implied from other documents.

Bill from M. E. CODY for cloth and sewing materials.

Bill for rent of part of a house in Brownville.

Bill for burial dated February 1873.

Bond was posted by Charles A. KIMBERLINE and the administrator was H. F.LAMPSHIRE.

H. F. LAMPSHIRE (and others) inventoried the estate.

Collected for the estate were 3 days wages due Henry TREGONING. A family bible was mentioned in the inventory. Also collected for the estate was money from borders indicating that Emily was running a boarding house.

There was no real estate involved.

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