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Foley, James Henry
Cemetery: James Foley gravesite
AVGS ID:
Born: 1841
Missouri
Died: 1863
Kern County, California
Inscription:
Find A Grave: Find A Grave listing
Notes: The following information is courtesy of Dennis Foley;

The information in the newspaper clipping is inconsistent with our family history. James was in route to Tehachapi to meet with his brothers Francis (aka Frank) and George Foley. As the story was told to me he had traveled by wagon train to Los Angeles and then by horseback to his final resting place. He died at a ranchers home near Oak Creek Station. Word reached his brother Francis who retrieved his body and buried him at the present day gravesite. The commissioning of a fence is consistent with our information. The original fence rotted away but one of the original pickets was saved by my grandfather Barnett Foley. Barnett rebuilt the fence in the 1930's and the family and anonymous volunteers have since provided maintenance.

Sources:

  • Headstone/marker
  • California Death Index
  • Obituary or article in the newspaper
  • U. S. Census
GPS coordinates:
Latitude: 35.05094509
Longitude: -118.35613064
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