Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Treasure Chest Tuesday - 1876 Voter Registration for Elijah McKnew in San Francisco, Calif.

This week's Tuesday Treasure is the 1876 Voter Registration record for Elijah McKnew in San Francisco, California:

The entry for Elijah McKnew is near the top of the right-hand page:

The extracted information for this record is:

*  Voting No.  4958
*  Regis. No.  75097
*  Name:  Elijah Pickens McKnew
*  Age:  40
*  Nativity:  Maryland
*  Occupation:  Teamster
*  Local Residence:  19th n Castro
*  Ward:  11
*  Naturalized:  [no entry]
*  From What County Transferred:  [no entry]
*  Date of Registration:  Oct. 27, 1876

The source citation for this record is:

"California Voter Registers, 1866-1898," digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 8 January 2018), San Francisco > 1876-7, page 69, Voting No. 4958, Elijah Pickens McKnew entry.

This is the first Voter Registration entry for Elijah McKnew in San Francisco.  In 1876, he was age 40, born in Maryland, worked as a teamster, and resided at "19th n Castro" which I think means "on the north side of 19th Street at Castro."

His name isn't exactly right - it should be Elijah Pickrell McKnew, but the middle name changed almost every registration.

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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