Re: McCURDY heirs


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Posted by Dewey Livingston on Friday, May 11, 2007 at 18:40:11 :

In Reply to: McCURDY heirs posted by Carolyn Schwab on Friday, September 01, 2006 at 10:09:56 :

: Marin Journal
: Thursday, November 20, 1913
: page 4

: Documents Filed in Recorders Office
: November 7, 1913

: Agreement
: ADDIE McCURDY, ALEXANDER S. McCURDY, HUGH I. McCURDY, DAVID McCURDY, JANE S. McCURDY, ELLEN M. BROWNE, ADDIE I. McCURDY, & Mrs. MARY I. STRAIN, all heirs of SAMUEL C. McCURDY, deceased, to SHERMAN R. SMITH & NICHOLAS P. YOST
: Part of the McCurdy Ranch known as the Cronin and Union Gulches

NOTE: This is interesting and puzzling, because the drainage known as Union Gulch was not part of the McCurdy Ranch: it was within the boundaries of the Wilkins Ranch to the south. In fact, the boundary between the two ranches was also the boundary between Rancho Baulines and Rancho Tomales y Baulines, marked by a line of eucalyptus on the ridge dividing Cronin and Union gulches. The trees are still there, and provide interesting living artifacts (planted circa 1860) of a Mexican-era land division (1840s). Cronin Gulch was named for a Timothy Cronin who had a home there with his family, murdered his wife and buried her under the duck pond; he was hanged in San Rafael following his conviction in 1868. Union Gulch, on the Wilkins Ranch, was the location of the famous copper mines (later called Copper Mine Gulch) that dated back to the 1860s. Remains, including tunnels closed by the park service, remain.




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