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    1. [GOLDSEEKERS] mine info
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: sarahrumbold Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/topics.occupations.goldseekers/65/mb.ashx Message Board Post: i know the land decker mine is located on my friend chris donavons old property that they recently sold and new owners are currently mining it off of big cut rd. in placerville. Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board. <br>

    01/16/2014 05:39:55
    1. Re: [GOLDSEEKERS] William Hinksman
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: sfgannon Surnames: Hinksman Wiles Jack Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/topics.occupations.goldseekers/43.1.1.1.1.1.1.2.1.2/mb.ashx Message Board Post: I realize that this is an old post, but I recognized the names. Did you find the answers you were looking for? Robert E Wiles had a daughter Jane Wiles. She married William Jack and later married William H. Hinksman. William Jack and Jane Wiles are my ancestors. However, my cousin Ryan is William Hinksman and Jane Wiles descendent. He would probably like to exchange information with you. (If you haven't already.) This is a link to one of his posts. http://boards.ancestry.ca/localities.northam.canada.britishcolumbia.vancouver/2514/mb.ashx Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board. <br>

    01/14/2014 11:52:40
    1. Re: [GOLDSEEKERS] Benjamin Sexton Goldminer in Alaska
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: @@slgrawrock@hotmail.com Surnames: sexton Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/topics.occupations.goldseekers/29.1.1/mb.ashx Message Board Post: Our Benjamin Sexton was born Oct 22 1832 in Michigan Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board.

    06/29/2013 10:52:39
    1. Re: [GOLDSEEKERS] Benjamin Sexton Goldminer in Alaska
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: Champlain9 Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/topics.occupations.goldseekers/29.1/mb.ashx Message Board Post: So where was he born, and his DOB please? Janice Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board.

    06/29/2013 04:46:41
    1. Re: [GOLDSEEKERS] Hancock Gold Mine, near Placerville CA?
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: kathleenlacey111 Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/topics.occupations.goldseekers/42.3.2.2.1/mb.ashx Message Board Post: James Anderson Hancock gets his middle name from his mother, Nancy Anderson Lipscomb. Her father was Anderson Lipscomb, who was born in Virginia and died in Pulaski, MO. So the Anderson is not really a Hancock line name, at least for James, and I don't have it as a surname in either line, only as a Christian name. James Anderson Hancock arrived in Pulaski at age 17 from his birthplace in Grainger TN. He left for CA at age 22 as a newlywed. All the rest of his family remained in Missouri. If he did learn of mining in TN it was as a child or teen. Very interested to hear of whatever you learn. Any chance Joseph had a Lipscomb connection? Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board.

    11/17/2012 03:05:47
    1. Re: [GOLDSEEKERS] Hancock Gold Mine, near Placerville CA?
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: pathowe171 Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/topics.occupations.goldseekers/42.3.2.2/mb.ashx Message Board Post: I've been researching James Anderson Hancock because he shares a lot of commonality with my ancestor Joseph Anderson Hancock (B Jul 1829 Tennessee) and I'm hoping to find some link by following the line. I know Joseph's history once he arrives in Texas, but hoping some other Hancock (such as James Anderson) might turn up more clues. Have any of you encountered other Hancock/Anderson linkages? Thanks in advance. PS, do you think James Anderson Hancock learned about placer mining in the East, and had some experience in Carolina mining? Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board.

    11/17/2012 01:32:28
    1. Re: [GOLDSEEKERS] Hancock Gold Mine, near Placerville CA?
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: gabeharville Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/topics.occupations.goldseekers/42.3.2.1.1.1.1/mb.ashx Message Board Post: Thanks, will email her! Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board.

    07/04/2012 06:29:19
    1. Re: [GOLDSEEKERS] Hancock Gold Mine, near Placerville CA?
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: bobhnck1 Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/topics.occupations.goldseekers/42.3.2.1.1.1/mb.ashx Message Board Post: The address for Betty is betnbil@sbcglobal.net Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board.

    07/04/2012 04:40:05
    1. Re: [GOLDSEEKERS] Hancock Gold Mine, near Placerville CA?
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: gabeharville Surnames: Hancock Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/topics.occupations.goldseekers/42.3.2.1.1/mb.ashx Message Board Post: Hi Bob, This is Kathleen again. (son's membership). So sorry I missed your reply last year, perhaps because my membership lapsed? This is wonderful info. It turns out that my mother corresponded with Betty Hancock whom you mention, back in the 80's. She got some info and pics from her of Hezekiah & Emma, and of their three sons. I am hoping that Betty is still doing well. I would love to get in touch with her if that is possible? You can message me at this account. I would love to have any photos. I have some old rather bad photocopies of the clan back in Missouri, from a book that my aunt had on the Hancocks. (Which I do not have, unfortunately, only these old copies.) I have an old newspaper clipping that mentions Jasper and his work, which sounded quite interesting. Kathleen Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board.

    07/02/2012 10:31:37
    1. Re: [GOLDSEEKERS] Pierce Gold Mines?
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: millerz Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/topics.occupations.goldseekers/64.3.1/mb.ashx Message Board Post: I guess that my first reply was not complete. The Pearce Mines located at Pearce Arizona, Chochise County are at the foot of the Chiricahua Mountain range and that is was not reasonable that timbers were hauled from the Chiricahuas to Hornitos, CA some 800 miles distant. Pearce, Arizona is named for James Pearce. Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board.

    02/20/2012 07:01:04
    1. Re: [GOLDSEEKERS] Pierce Gold Mines?
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: darose47 Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/topics.occupations.goldseekers/64.3/mb.ashx Message Board Post: The Pierce Mine is about 25 miles from me, four miles east southeast of Hornitos California, and 1.8 miles west of Corbet Creek. Total production reached between $600,000 - 800,000. Tailings from the mine can be viewed on Google Maps on the satellite view. Googgle ~> Ruth Pierce Mine, California 95306 Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board.

    02/20/2012 10:54:39
    1. Re: [GOLDSEEKERS] Pierce Gold Mines?
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: darose47 Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/topics.occupations.goldseekers/64.2/mb.ashx Message Board Post: The Pierce Mine is about 25 miles from me, four miles east southeast of Hornitos California, and 1.8 miles west of Corbet Creek. Total production reached between $600,000 - 800,000. Tailings from the mine can be viewed on Google Maps on the satellite view. Googgle ~> Ruth Pierce Mine, California 95306 Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board.

    02/20/2012 10:49:59
    1. Re: [GOLDSEEKERS] Hancock Gold Mine, near Placerville CA?
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: bobhnck1 Surnames: Hancock, Decker Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/topics.occupations.goldseekers/42.3.2.1/mb.ashx Message Board Post: Thank you Kathleen. Hez was my Grandfather(Lester's) brother. Hez worked on the Diamond Caldor railroad hauling timber out of the mountains, and later went to Arbuckle. My cousin William (his Grandson) reciently passed, but his wife Betty is stil living,and is into family history also. I do have some photographs that you might be interested in. The Hancock (White Rock) placer mine is on Rock Creek just off Mosquito road near Placerville (Old Hangtown.) All of the brothers including Edward who you didn't mention plus James & Hulda are burried in union Cemetery in Placerville. Another brother Edward also had a gold mine near Gold Hill. Edward is the only one that I clearly remember growing up. My Great Grandfather Jasper passed from an injury before I was born. I have visited all of their graves. Thank you for the reply. Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board.

    07/07/2011 12:32:43
    1. Re: [GOLDSEEKERS] Hancock Gold Mine, near Placerville CA?
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: kathleenlacey111 Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/topics.occupations.goldseekers/42.3.2/mb.ashx Message Board Post: Hi all, James Anderson Hancock was my gr-gr-grandfather as well, descended through the youngest son Hezekiah Lester and his son Charles Aldrich Hancock (who was born in Placerviller but moved to Marin County). My father and grandfather never shared stories from that far back, so whatever you have I would love to hear. Or photos ... I have one photo of Hezekiah in his old age I have a copy of Lester's obit from the Sun-Herald; he led a fascinating life. If anyone has any documentation on Sarah Mahulda Decker as James' mother, I am looking for something in addition to the International Marriage Record. Good intuition, Laurie! Kathleen Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board.

    07/06/2011 11:34:53
    1. Re: [GOLDSEEKERS] Hancock Gold Mine, near Placerville CA?
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: lauriejean79 Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/topics.occupations.goldseekers/42.3.1/mb.ashx Message Board Post: I haven't done any research in years, haven't even logged into this site, and something told me just now on my lunch break at work to just sign in. And here's your message today. Thank you! Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board.

    04/11/2011 10:48:07
    1. Re: [GOLDSEEKERS] Hancock Gold Mine, near Placerville CA?
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: bobhnck1 Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/topics.occupations.goldseekers/42.3/mb.ashx Message Board Post: Laurie, My Great-Great Grandfather, James Hancock, owned and operated the White Rock Gold Mine on Mosquito Road near Placerville back in the 1800s. His ranch was at Union Ridge on Mosquito Road. It was an hydraulic(placer)mine, and as such left a scar on the land from the placer mining. A remnant gorge is still visible where Mosquito Road crossis it just as the road reaches the top of Union Ridge.There are many remains of placer mining near Placerville. Placer mining was outlawed, and that put a stop to the practice. I am descended from James' son Jasper, and his son Lester, and his son Raymond, all of Placerville,California. Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board.

    04/11/2011 07:53:09
    1. Re: [GOLDSEEKERS] Pierce Gold Mines?
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: millerz Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/topics.occupations.goldseekers/64.1/mb.ashx Message Board Post: This would be unlikely. The Chiricaua Mtns are in So Eastern Arizona, abt 7-800 miles from 1900 Mariposa County. Mariposa County would not have imported timbers as it was will forested. Godd luck Steve Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board.

    03/31/2011 08:42:15
    1. [GOLDSEEKERS] Pierce Gold Mines?
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: libtech1 Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/topics.occupations.goldseekers/64/mb.ashx Message Board Post: My great grandfather wrote that he "hauled timbers from the Chiricahua Mountains to the Pierce Gold Mines." This would have happened around the year 1900. Has anyone heard of the Pierce Gold Mines? Is it the same as the Ruth Pierce Gold mines in Mariposa Co., CA? Thank you for any information. Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board.

    03/31/2011 04:27:43
    1. Re: [GOLDSEEKERS] Hancock Gold Mine, near Placerville CA?
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: scwbcm Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/topics.occupations.goldseekers/42.2/mb.ashx Message Board Post: You may have already have found your answer but the Mountain Democrat has a writer who has extensive information and writes frequently about the mines in the area. You may also want to check with the Placerville Library or Placerville Museum. If you find out more I may be able to provide you with a photo of the area from the present. Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board.

    11/15/2010 02:42:40
    1. [GOLDSEEKERS] Mining in West Africa
    2. Robert Webb
    3. Hi - Does anyone out there have any info on gold mining in West Africa? I have a George Witheat ROBERTS (born 1854), who is on a couple of passenger lists at Ancestry, travelling from West Africa (port of embarkation, Sekondi, Gold Coast) to Liverpool in 1908 and 1911. He also seems to be on a passenger list for December 1899 travelling from Durban to England. In all cases he is listed as a 'miner'. I'm guessing he may well have been a gold miner. Can anyone point me in the right direction for finding out more about this? I'm curious about the life of a gold miner at this time, why he was travelling back and forth to Africa, if he worked for a company and if there are any societies or archives who might have his name. Thanks Rob

    10/11/2010 06:36:04