Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Treasure Chest Tuesday - 1868 Voter Registration for Elijah McKnew in Tuolumne County, Calif.

This week's Tuesday Treasure is the 1868 Voter Registration record for Elijah McKnew in Tuolumne County, California:

The entry for Elijah McKnew is on the left-hand page, near the bottom:

The extracted information is:

*  No.  1437
*  Voted:  [blank]
*  Name:  McKnew, Elijah
*  Age:  32
*  Country of Nativity:  Maryland
*  Occupation:  Farmer
*  Residence:  Tuttletown
*  Naturalized:  [blank]
*  Date of Registration:  Sep. 29, 1868

The source citation for this record is:

"California Voter Registers, 1866-1898," digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com :, accessed 15 January 2018), Tuolumne > 1867-1898 > 1868,unnumbered page (image 60 of 401), No. 1437, Elijah McKnew entry.

This is the first Voter Registration entry for Elijah McKnew in Tuolumne County.  In 1868, he was age 32, born in Maryland, worked as a farmer, and resided in Tuttletown in Tuolumne County.  He was a natural born citizen, so there was no entry in the Naturalized column.

Elijah McKnew (1836-1912) married Jane Whittle (1847-1921) in 1865 in Tuolumne County, California, and they had 11 children between 1867 and 1892.  Elijah and Jane (Whittle) McKnew are my wife's great-grandparents.


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Carolyn Coates said...

Small world, Randy. I live in Tuolumne County. See you at Roots Tech.

Unknown said...

I have some Sharrock relatives that ended up in Tuolumne County - it always makes me laugh because I have to concentrate when I'm writing it out in my research notes. Fortunately, my computer spells it just fine :)