*** Source: Early California Wills, California: California Society, D.A.R., 1952, 952 pgs; Volume 1. *** ---page 70--- Case # 922 ,Book 2 Probate Register, Los Angeles,Calif. MELINDA SHEPARD , of Santa Monica,Los Angeles county (Died 21 May 1877 aged 49 yrs. in Santa Monica Dated: 8 May 1877 Probated: 11 June 1877 Son: William H. Shepard, (born 3 May 1847) $5.00 res. Indianapolis, Indiana Charles E. Shepard,(born 27 June 1857) res.Santa Monica Daus: Harriet F. Ackert(born 11 Nov.1848 )res.Indianapolis Mary E. McDonald(born 29 April 1851) Exec : Merazo B. Boyce Witnesses: N.L.Coon, M.D. Santa Monica,Los Angeles county Laura A. Whipple, Santa Monica,Calif. (Note: Births from records in probate ) Case # 907 , Book 2 Probate Register, Los Angeles T. JEFF WHITE NOT FOUND (He died 11 April 1877) Note: Re opened under # 954 which showed a will had been made but was not there. His estate value was $6000; a vineyard known as "Casa Linda" a lemon grove,walnuts and limes. Executrix: Was named as Katie M. Backman who was unable to give bond and did not act. Special administrator :J.E.Griffin recd letters 13 Aug.1877. On 3 July 1923 Melvin E. MacKinnon was appointed administrator. The Huntington Land and Improvement company,after occupying the property for twenty years paid the taxes for 5 years and --- This is all the papers now in file ,shows. ---end---