Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

Male Pioneer

John Thomas JEFFRESSAge: 70 years18241894

Name
John Thomas JEFFRESS
Given names
John Thomas
Surname
JEFFRESS
Birth February 17, 1824 22 19
Publication: Attachment to email to Stuart on 2 Jun 2007.
Publication: Lewis Publishing Co. 1892
Publication: Alley, Bowen & Co., 1880
Publication: PDF emailed to Stuart by Yvonne Gluyas June 2007.
Baptism May 30, 1824 (Age 3 months)

Publication: PDF emailed to Stuart by Yvonne Gluyas June 2007.
Birth of a sisterSarah JEFFRESS
January 15, 1826 (Age 22 months)
Publication: Word document forwarded to Stuart Gregory on 3 June 2007
Citation details: New South Wales, Australia, Assisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1828-1896
Baptism of a sisterSarah JEFFRESS
May 28, 1826 (Age 2 years)

Publication: PDF emailed to Stuart by Yvonne Gluyas June 2007.
Birth of a sisterMary Louisa JEFFRESS
November 27, 1827 (Age 3 years)
Publication: Attachment to email to Stuart on 2 Jun 2007.
Citation details: New South Wales, Australia, Assisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1828-1896
Citation details: London, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1916
Jeffress - Mary Louisa - Baptism
Jeffress - Mary Louisa - Baptism

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Baptism of a sisterMary Louisa JEFFRESS
January 20, 1828 (Age 3 years)
Address: St. Paul's
Religion: Church of England
Publication: Word document forwarded to Stuart Gregory on 3 June 2007
Publication: PDF emailed to Stuart by Yvonne Gluyas June 2007.
Citation details: London, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1916
Jeffress - Mary Louisa - Baptism
Jeffress - Mary Louisa - Baptism

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Birth of a sisterElizabeth JEFFRESS
December 19, 1829 (Age 5 years)
Publication: Word document forwarded to Stuart Gregory on 3 June 2007
Citation details: England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
Text:

Name Elizabeth Jeffress Gender Female Birth Date 19 Dec 1829 Baptism Date 17 Jan 1830 Baptism Place St. Paul, Deptford, Kent, England Father William Jeffress Mother Sarah Jeffress FHL Film Number 384870 Household Members Name Age Sarah Jeffress William Jeffress Elizabeth Jeffress

Baptism of a sisterElizabeth JEFFRESS
January 17, 1830 (Age 5 years)

Publication: Word document forwarded to Stuart Gregory on 3 June 2007
Publication: Lewis Publishing Co. 1892
Citation details: England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
Text:

Name Elizabeth Jeffress Gender Female Birth Date 19 Dec 1829 Baptism Date 17 Jan 1830 Baptism Place St. Paul, Deptford, Kent, England Father William Jeffress Mother Sarah Jeffress FHL Film Number 384870 Household Members Name Age Sarah Jeffress William Jeffress Elizabeth Jeffress

Birth of a sisterEmma E JEFFRESS
February 4, 1832 (Age 7 years)
Citation details: New South Wales, Australia, Assisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1828-1896
Baptism of a sisterEmma E JEFFRESS
March 4, 1832 (Age 8 years)
Publication: Word document forwarded to Stuart Gregory on 3 June 2007
Publication: PDF emailed to Stuart by Yvonne Gluyas June 2007.
Citation details: London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906
Text:

Name Emma Jeffress Gender Female Record Type Baptism Baptism Date 4 Mar 1832 Baptism Place Deptford St Paul Lewisham, England Father William Jeffress Mother Sarah Jeffress Register Type Parish Registers Household Members Name Age Emma Jeffress Sarah Jeffress William Jeffress

Birth of a sisterHarriett Ann JEFFRESS
calculated November 1833 (Age 9 years)
Publication: Word document forwarded to Stuart Gregory on 3 June 2007
Citation details: New South Wales, Australia, Assisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1828-1896
Baptism of a sisterHarriett Ann JEFFRESS
January 22, 1834 (Age 9 years)

Publication: Word document forwarded to Stuart Gregory on 3 June 2007
Birth of a brotherJames JEFFRESS
January 31, 1836 (Age 11 years)
Publication: Word document forwarded to Stuart Gregory on 3 June 2007
Citation details: New South Wales, Australia, Assisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1828-1896
Note: The shipping record for James includes the information that he was 4 years of age at the time of his arrival in Australia in 1840.
Baptism of a brotherJames JEFFRESS
February 19, 1837 (Age 13 years)

Publication: PDF emailed to Stuart by Yvonne Gluyas June 2007.
Birth of a brotherCharles JEFFRESS
about June 1839 (Age 15 years)

Citation details: New South Wales, Australia, Assisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1828-1896
Note: The shipping record for Charles includes the information that he was 12 months of age at the time of his arrival in Australia in July 1840.
Baptism of a brotherCharles JEFFRESS
June 30, 1839 (Age 15 years)

Publication: Word document forwarded to Stuart Gregory on 3 June 2007
Publication: PDF emailed to Stuart by Yvonne Gluyas June 2007.
Immigration July 12, 1840 (Age 16 years)
Citation details: New South Wales, Australia, Assisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1828-1896
Publication: Alley, Bowen & Co., 1880
Note: Sarah and her husband William with their eight children arrived on board the "Ann Gales".
Birth of a brotherWilliam JEFFRESS
about 1841 (Age 16 years)
Publication: Personal letter Jarzabeck, Shirley, 1997.
Citation details: JEFFRIES WILLIAM 7/1841 V18417 54 WILLIAM SARAH
Religious marriageElizabeth KENNEDYView this family
about 1842 (Age 17 years)
Address: Wesleyan Methodist
Citation details: V184219 84/1842 JEFFRESS JOHN KENNEDY ELIZABETH IA
Publication: Alley, Bowen & Co., 1880
Text:

This is the source where the marriage date of 12 Aug 1845 comes from.

Note: Yvonne Gluyas has the marriage date as 12 Aug 1845. This date has probably come from source S353, History of Sonoma County. The NSW Marriage Index has them married in 1842.
Birth of a brotherEdward Wesley JEFFRESS
1844 (Age 19 years)
Publication: Word document forwarded to Stuart Gregory on 3 June 2007
Citation details: V1844900 54/1844 JEFFRIES EDWARD W WILLIAM SARAH
Marriage of a siblingTimothy WILLISSarah JEFFRESSView this family
1844 (Age 19 years)
Publication: Word document forwarded to Stuart Gregory on 3 June 2007
Publication: PDF emailed to Stuart by Yvonne Gluyas June 2007.
Citation details: V1844230 29/1844 WILLIS TIMOTHY JEFFREYS SARAH MN
Text:

Note spelling of Jeffreys.

Publication: Images supplied by Yvonne Gluyas.
Birth of a brotherGeorge JEFFRESS
about 1846 (Age 21 years)
Citation details: V1846590 55/1846 JEFFREYS GEORGE WILLIAM SARAH
Birth of a daughter
#1
Mary Elizabeth JEFFRESS
1847 (Age 22 years)

Publication: Word document forwarded to Stuart Gregory on 3 June 2007
Marriage of a siblingJames SMITHMary Louisa JEFFRESSView this family
Type: Religious marriage
1847 (Age 22 years)
Religion: Wesleyan
Publication: PDF emailed to Stuart by Yvonne Gluyas June 2007.
Citation details: V184795 84/1847 SMITH JAMES JEFFRESS MARY L IA
Text:

Wesleyan Methodist

Publication: Images supplied by Yvonne Gluyas.
Birth of a brotherHenry Robert JEFFRESS
about 1848 (Age 23 years)

Publication: Attachment to email to Stuart on 2 Jun 2007.
Note: Henry may have been born at sea.
Occupation
Miner
1848 (Age 23 years)
Publication: Lewis Publishing Co. 1892
Birth of a son
#2
Thomas William JEFFRESS
February 14, 1849 (Age 24 years)

Publication: Word document forwarded to Stuart Gregory on 3 June 2007
Publication: Lewis Publishing Co. 1892
Death of a sisterHarriett Ann JEFFRESS
about 1849 (Age 24 years)
Publication: Word document forwarded to Stuart Gregory on 3 June 2007
Publication: PDF emailed to Stuart by Yvonne Gluyas June 2007.
Citation details: V1849124 110/1849 JEFFRESS HARRIET A AGE 15
Occupation
Chemist
before 1850 (Age 25 years)

Publication: Word document forwarded to Stuart Gregory on 3 June 2007
EmigrationElizabeth KENNEDYView this family
1850 (Age 25 years)
Publication: Word document forwarded to Stuart Gregory on 3 June 2007
Text:

Yvonne Gluyas writes:

In 1850 John went to California with his wife Elizabeth and their eldest two children.

Publication: Lewis Publishing Co. 1892
Text:

Source 351 states that he returned to Califormia between 1850 and 1851.

Publication: Alley, Bowen & Co., 1880
Marriage of a siblingJames McKAILElizabeth JEFFRESSView this family
about 1850 (Age 25 years)
Address: St. Lawrence's
Publication: Word document forwarded to Stuart Gregory on 3 June 2007
Citation details: V1850300 36B/1850 MC KAIL JAMES JEFFRESS ELIZABETH MF
Publication: PDF emailed to Stuart by Yvonne Gluyas June 2007.
Publication: Images supplied by Yvonne Gluyas.
Marriage of a siblingThomas DRAPEREmma E JEFFRESSView this family
Type: Religious marriage
about 1850 (Age 25 years)
Religion: Church of England
Publication: PDF emailed to Stuart by Yvonne Gluyas June 2007.
Publication: Images supplied by Yvonne Gluyas.
Citation details: 492/1850 V1850492 36B DRAPER THOMAS JEFFRIES EMMA MN
Occupation
Publican
between 1851 and 1852 (Age 26 years)
Employer: United States Hotel
Publication: Lewis Publishing Co. 1892
Birth of a daughter
#3
Agnes Wylie JEFFRESS
1852 (Age 27 years)
Publication: Word document forwarded to Stuart Gregory on 3 June 2007
Publication: Lewis Publishing Co. 1892
Occupation
Chemist
January 8, 1852 (Age 27 years)
Employer: San Francisco Gas Company
Publication: Word document forwarded to Stuart Gregory on 3 June 2007
Text:

Yvonne Gluyas writes that he worked at the San Fransisco Gas Company for six years.

Yvonne Gluyas writes:

The San Fransisco Gas Company produced the first gas used in California and this was manufactured under John's superintendence.

He was next engaged in sulpher mining at Clear Lake, which became the Sulphur Banks quicksilver mine. The discovery of quicksilver in that vicinity is due to him. In 1867 he assisted in the building of the Golden Gate Sugar Refinery at San Fransisco, and for a number of years was superintendent of the works. He has been connected with sulphur mining and refining. In 1878 he became resident of Sanoma County, buying Riverside Farm on the Russian River near Healdsberg.

Publication: Lewis Publishing Co. 1892
Text:

..."Coming next to San Francisco, he engaged first in the manufacture of gas. He aided in building the San Francisco Gas Works, made the first gas and lighted the first lamp."

Publication: Alley, Bowen & Co., 1880
Occupation
Superintendent
January 8, 1852 (Age 27 years)
Employer: George Gordon Sugar Refinery
Publication: Lewis Publishing Co. 1892
Text:

..."he accepted the position of superintendent of the George Gordon Sugar Refinery, which he retained for ten years."

Birth of a son
#4
Robert JEFFRESS
1853 (Age 28 years)

Publication: Word document forwarded to Stuart Gregory on 3 June 2007
Occupation
Farmer
after 1852 (Age 27 years)
Publication: Lewis Publishing Co. 1892
Occupation
Superintendent building a sugar refinery
after 1852 (Age 27 years)
Publication: Lewis Publishing Co. 1892
Text:

..."He then built a sugar refinery at the Sandwich Islands."

Birth of a son
#5
James Vigilance JEFFRESS
June 5, 1856 (Age 32 years)
Publication: Word document forwarded to Stuart Gregory on 3 June 2007
Publication: Lewis Publishing Co. 1892
Marriage of a siblingJames JEFFRESSEliza Charlotte HOLLEBONEView this family
July 11, 1858 (Age 34 years)
Publication: Word document forwarded to Stuart Gregory on 3 June 2007
Publication: PDF emailed to Stuart by Yvonne Gluyas June 2007.
Citation details: 1903/1858 JEFFRESS JAMES HOLLEBONE ELIZA IPSWICH
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a son
#6
John Kennedy JEFFRESS
1859 (Age 34 years)
Publication: Word document forwarded to Stuart Gregory on 3 June 2007
Publication: Lewis Publishing Co. 1892
Marriage of a siblingCharles JEFFRESSFanny NORMANView this family
about 1859 (Age 34 years)
Citation details: Australia Marriage Index, 1788-1949
Text:

Name Charles Jeffress Spouse Name Fanny Norman Marriage Place Victoria Registration Place Victoria Registration Year 1859 Registration Number 4719

Birth of a son
#7
George Henry JEFFRESS
1861 (Age 36 years)
Publication: Word document forwarded to Stuart Gregory on 3 June 2007
Publication: Lewis Publishing Co. 1892
Death of a sisterElizabeth JEFFRESS
1861 (Age 36 years)
Publication: Word document forwarded to Stuart Gregory on 3 June 2007
Publication: PDF emailed to Stuart by Yvonne Gluyas June 2007.
Birth of a son
#8
Walter Ferdinand JEFFRESS
1864 (Age 39 years)

Publication: Word document forwarded to Stuart Gregory on 3 June 2007
Birth of a son
#9
Alexander Mitchell JEFFRESS
1866 (Age 41 years)

Marriage of a siblingWilliam JEFFRESSAgnes Walker HALLIDAYView this family
September 21, 1867 (Age 43 years)
Citation details: 1152/1867 JEFFRESS WILLIAM HALLIDAY AGNES GLEBE
Quality of data: primary evidence
Publication: Personal letter Jarzabeck, Shirley, 1997.
Marriage of a siblingHenry Robert JEFFRESSEmma Elizabeth BALDWINView this family
about 1867 (Age 42 years)
Publication: Attachment to email to Stuart on 2 Jun 2007.
Publication: PDF emailed to Stuart by Yvonne Gluyas June 2007.
Citation details: 188/1867 JEFFRIES HENRY ROBERT BALDWIN EMMA ELIZABETH SYDNEY
Text:

Note the spelling of Jeffries.

Marriage of a siblingGeorge JEFFRESSMary Ann CARTERView this family
May 9, 1868 (Age 44 years)
Citation details: 1276/1868 JEFFRESS GEORGE CARTER MARY ANN GLEBE
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a son
#10
Egbert Judson JEFFRESS
1871 (Age 46 years)

Publication: Word document forwarded to Stuart Gregory on 3 June 2007
Death of a motherSarah BROWN
May 19, 1871 (Age 47 years)
Address: 101 Cooper Street
Informant: George JEFFRESSson
Cause: Disease of the brain
Publication: Attachment to email to Stuart on 2 Jun 2007.
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 527/1871 JEFFREYS SARAH JOHN SARAH SYDNEY
Text:

There is also this reference. It seems they add difficulty transcribing the original death records.

268/1871 IFARAVES SARAH JOHN SARAH SYDNEY

Burial of a motherSarah BROWN
May 21, 1871 (Age 47 years)
Note: Church of England Necropolis.
Marriage of a childThomas William JEFFRESSAnn Amelia “Annie” KIRKView this family
1872 (Age 47 years)
Publication: Lewis Publishing Co. 1892
Text:

"... He was married in that city in 1872, to Annie Kirk, who was born in England and reared in California from the age of about fifteen years,"

Birth of a grandson
#1
William Henry JEFFRESS
September 1873 (Age 49 years)
Death of a fatherWilliam JEFFRESS
January 15, 1874 (Age 49 years)
Address: 99 Cooper Street
Informant: George JEFFRESSson
Cause: Pneumonia and pleuritis
Publication: Attachment to email to Stuart on 2 Jun 2007.
Publication: Word document forwarded to Stuart Gregory on 3 June 2007
Text:

His occupation was given as a labourer.

His son George did not know or did not state who his father or mother were.

Publication: Images supplied by Yvonne Gluyas.
Jeffress, William-Death Certificate
Jeffress, William-Death Certificate

Note: Image kindly supplied by Yvonne Gluyas.

Burial of a fatherWilliam JEFFRESS
January 19, 1874 (Age 49 years)
Address: Church of England Portion.
Informant: George JEFFRESSson
Note: William's death certificate states that he was buried in the Church of England portion of the Haslem's Creek cemetery. Haslem's Creek was the early name for what is now properly titled, Rookwood Necropolis.
Birth of a grandson
#2
John Thomas JEFFRESS
1875 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3
Annie Eugenie JEFFRESS
1878 (Age 53 years)
ResidenceElizabeth KENNEDYView this family
1878 (Age 53 years)
Address: Riverside Farm
Publication: Word document forwarded to Stuart Gregory on 3 June 2007
Publication: Alley, Bowen & Co., 1880
Text:

"In 1878 he became a resident of Sonoma county, and purchased the charming country seat known as the Riverside Farm, which is situated on the Russian river, about two miles below Healdsburg, and which he has since occupied as a family residence andprivate resort."

Death of a sisterSarah JEFFRESS
1880 (Age 55 years)
Publication: Word document forwarded to Stuart Gregory on 3 June 2007
Citation details: 5590/1880 WILLIS SARAH WILLIAM SARAH BERRIMA
Marriage of a childJames Vigilance JEFFRESSLulu Geunda PAGETView this family
July 1881 (Age 57 years)
Publication: Word document forwarded to Stuart Gregory on 3 June 2007
Publication: Lewis Publishing Co. 1892
Death of a brotherCharles JEFFRESS
April 7, 1882 (Age 58 years)
Address: Johnson's Bay, Sydney Harbour
Cause: Accidently drowned following upending of boat
Citation details: 754/1882 JEFFRESS CHARLES WILLIAM SARAH SYDNEY
Quality of data: primary evidence
Citation details: New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Coroners' Inquests, 1821-1937
Jeffress - Charles - Inquest
Jeffress - Charles - Inquest

Note: Downloaded from ancestry.com.au

Burial of a brotherCharles JEFFRESS
April 22, 1882 (Age 58 years)
Citation details: Tuesday 22 ASpril 1882, page 12
Jeffress - Charles - Funeral Notice
Jeffress - Charles - Funeral Notice

Note: Downloaded from Trove.

Birth of a grandson
#4
Melvyn Garfield JEFFRESS
August 1, 1882 (Age 58 years)

Occupation
Superintendent
January 8, 1883 (Age 58 years)
Employer: California Silver Works
Publication: Lewis Publishing Co. 1892
Text:

..."Returning, he became superintendent of the California Silver Works at Clear Lake, and continued in that relation until 1883, when he took up his permanent home."

Publication: Alley, Bowen & Co., 1880
Marriage of a siblingEdward Wesley JEFFRESSMary A GARLICKView this family
about 1888 (Age 63 years)
Citation details: 4506/1888 JEFFRESS EDWARD W GARLICK MARY A CENTRAL CUMBERLAND
Death June 14, 1894 (Age 70 years)
Publication: Attachment to email to Stuart on 2 Jun 2007.
Publication: Word document forwarded to Stuart Gregory on 3 June 2007
Citation details: Vol 2, pp 566-567
Date of entry in original source: 1892
Text:

JOHN THOMAS JEFFRESS

JOHN THOMAS JEFFRESS, a citizen of Oakland, was born in London, England, in 1824, and went to Australia in his boyhood, and there learned the art of sugar-refining, which has since been his chief vocation. He came to California in 1848 and engagedin mining in Tuolumne county for about two years, with fair success. In 1850-‘51 he returned East and brought out his family - a wife and two children. He had married, at the age of twenty-two years, in 1846, Elizabeth Kennedy, a native of Glasgow, Scotland, and a resident of Australia from the age of twelve years. Her parents were Thomas Howard and Elizabeth Kennedy. Her grandfather Kennedy died at the age of eighty-eight years, at Riverside farm, near Healdsburg, and her grandmother Kennedy, died aged sixty-eight, at Sullivan’s creek. The grandparents Jeffress both lived to an advanced age, dying in Australia. The great-grandfather Jeffress reached the wonderful age of 105 years, dying in London, after recovering his sight.

After his return to this State Mr. Jeffress conducted the United States Hotel at Sonora until he was burned out the next year, 1852; then he began gravel-mining at Sullivan’s creek, in that county. Coming next to San Francisco, he engaged first in the manufacture of gas. He aided in building the San Francisco Gas Works, made the first gas and lighted the first lamp. Next he went to farming in Marin county, where he owned 160 acres of land, but in a short time he accepted the position of superintendent of the George Gordon Sugar Refinery, which he retained for ten years. He then built a sugar refinery at the Sandwich Islands. Returning, he became superintendent of the California Silver Works at Clear Lake, and continued in that relation until 1883, when he took up his permanent home. His children are:

Mary Elizabeth, born in Australia and married, in San Francisco, Nelson C. Gould, of that city, then a boot and shoe merchant.

Thomas William, born February 14, 1849, brought up here from two years of age, had some schooling in San Francisco to the age of twelve, then was employed in a stove and hardware store in Sacramento two or three years, then, on account of failing health from malaria, returned home, his parents then residing at Clear Lake. In 1869 he began work in the same line in San Francisco, and was traveling salesman for fifteen years. He was married in that city in 1872, to Annie Kirk, who was born in England and reared in California from the age of about fifteen years, her mother dying when she was but three years old. Her father, born in Scotland in 1822, is still living. He came to live in Oakland about 1879, and is still traveling, engaged inmercantile business. Since 1884 he has been bookkeeper-in Pasadena in 1887-returning here in 1888. In April, 1889, he entered the real-estate business, as a member of the firm of Jeffress & White (James E.). He has three children: William Henry, born in September, 1873; John Thomas, in 1875, and Annie Eugenie, in 1878. Mr. Thomas W. Jeffress is a member of Orion Lodge, No. 189, I. O. O. F., and of Pacific Lodge, No. 7, A. O. U. W.

Agnes Wylie, born and married in San Francisco, her husband being Fred Clifford, a foreman in the car department of the Southern Pacific railroad.

James Vigilance, born in San Francisco during the reign of the famous "Vigilance Committee," June 5, 1856, brought up to the dry-goods business from 1871 to 1890, in that city; married, in July 1881, in Healdsburg, Lulu Geunda Paget, who was born in San Francisco, January 21, 1861, a daughter of George W. And Jane (Heron) Paget, both natives of Cincinnati, Ohio. Her father died past middle life, and her mother is still living, aged about fifty years. They have one child, Melvin Garfield, born August 1, 1882. Mr. James V. Jeffress helped to organize the first parlor, California, No. 1, N. S. G. W.

John Kennedy Jeffress was born in Michigan, and is now with W. W. Montague & Company, in San Francisco, dealers in stoves, tinware, etc., since about 1878 - the same establishment where his brother Thomas had been employed. He married Susie H. Paget, a sister of his brother’s wife, and he has two children - Mabel and an infant son. Mr Jeffress has passed all the chairs of Oakland Parlor, N. S. G. W., and is now Past President.

George Henry, born in San Francisco, is a merchant in stoves and tinware in Oakland, a member of the firm of Jeffress, Mitchell & Company.

Walter Ferdinand, salesman for the last named company.

Alexander Mitchell, with W. W. Montague & Company. He is Past President of Oakland Parlor, N. S. G. W.

Egbert Judson, clerk for Jeffress, Mitchell & Company.

Transcribed by Elaine Sturdevant.

Source: "The Bay of San Francisco," Vol. 2, Pages 566-567, Lewis Publishing Co, 1892.

Quality of data: secondary evidence
Publication: Lewis Publishing Co. 1892
Publication: PDF emailed to Stuart by Yvonne Gluyas June 2007.
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: about 1822London, England, United Kingdom
2 years
himself
23 months
younger sister
22 months
younger sister
2 years
younger sister
2 years
younger sister
22 months
younger sister
Harriett Ann JEFFRESS
Birth: calculated November 1833 31 29England, United Kingdom
Death: about 1849New South Wales, Australia
2 years
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
4 years
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
sister
Family with Elizabeth KENNEDY - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: about 1842Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
6 years
daughter
2 years
son
4 years
daughter
2 years
son
3 years
son
4 years
son
3 years
son
4 years
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3 years
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6 years
son

BirthGluyas-Yvonne-Ancestral Details
Publication: Attachment to email to Stuart on 2 Jun 2007.
BirthThe Bay of San Francisco
Publication: Lewis Publishing Co. 1892
BirthHistory of Sonoma County
Publication: Alley, Bowen & Co., 1880
BirthJeffress-William-Sarah-Family tree
Publication: PDF emailed to Stuart by Yvonne Gluyas June 2007.
BaptismJeffress-William-Sarah-Family tree
Publication: PDF emailed to Stuart by Yvonne Gluyas June 2007.
ImmigrationWeb Site - ancestry.com.au
Citation details: New South Wales, Australia, Assisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1828-1896
ImmigrationHistory of Sonoma County
Publication: Alley, Bowen & Co., 1880
MarriageJ - Marriages Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: V184219 84/1842 JEFFRESS JOHN KENNEDY ELIZABETH IA
MarriageHistory of Sonoma County
Publication: Alley, Bowen & Co., 1880
Text:

This is the source where the marriage date of 12 Aug 1845 comes from.

OccupationThe Bay of San Francisco
Publication: Lewis Publishing Co. 1892
OccupationJeffress Family History
Publication: Word document forwarded to Stuart Gregory on 3 June 2007
EmigrationJeffress Family History
Publication: Word document forwarded to Stuart Gregory on 3 June 2007
Text:

Yvonne Gluyas writes:

In 1850 John went to California with his wife Elizabeth and their eldest two children.

OccupationJeffress Family History
Publication: Word document forwarded to Stuart Gregory on 3 June 2007
Text:

Yvonne Gluyas writes that he worked at the San Fransisco Gas Company for six years.

Yvonne Gluyas writes:

The San Fransisco Gas Company produced the first gas used in California and this was manufactured under John's superintendence.

He was next engaged in sulpher mining at Clear Lake, which became the Sulphur Banks quicksilver mine. The discovery of quicksilver in that vicinity is due to him. In 1867 he assisted in the building of the Golden Gate Sugar Refinery at San Fransisco, and for a number of years was superintendent of the works. He has been connected with sulphur mining and refining. In 1878 he became resident of Sanoma County, buying Riverside Farm on the Russian River near Healdsberg.

OccupationThe Bay of San Francisco
Publication: Lewis Publishing Co. 1892
Text:

..."Coming next to San Francisco, he engaged first in the manufacture of gas. He aided in building the San Francisco Gas Works, made the first gas and lighted the first lamp."

OccupationHistory of Sonoma County
Publication: Alley, Bowen & Co., 1880
OccupationThe Bay of San Francisco
Publication: Lewis Publishing Co. 1892
OccupationThe Bay of San Francisco
Publication: Lewis Publishing Co. 1892
Text:

..."he accepted the position of superintendent of the George Gordon Sugar Refinery, which he retained for ten years."

OccupationThe Bay of San Francisco
Publication: Lewis Publishing Co. 1892
OccupationThe Bay of San Francisco
Publication: Lewis Publishing Co. 1892
Text:

..."He then built a sugar refinery at the Sandwich Islands."

ResidenceJeffress Family History
Publication: Word document forwarded to Stuart Gregory on 3 June 2007
ResidenceHistory of Sonoma County
Publication: Alley, Bowen & Co., 1880
Text:

"In 1878 he became a resident of Sonoma county, and purchased the charming country seat known as the Riverside Farm, which is situated on the Russian river, about two miles below Healdsburg, and which he has since occupied as a family residence andprivate resort."

OccupationThe Bay of San Francisco
Publication: Lewis Publishing Co. 1892
Text:

..."Returning, he became superintendent of the California Silver Works at Clear Lake, and continued in that relation until 1883, when he took up his permanent home."

OccupationHistory of Sonoma County
Publication: Alley, Bowen & Co., 1880
DeathGluyas-Yvonne-Ancestral Details
Publication: Attachment to email to Stuart on 2 Jun 2007.
DeathJeffress Family History
Publication: Word document forwarded to Stuart Gregory on 3 June 2007
Citation details: Vol 2, pp 566-567
Date of entry in original source: 1892
Text:

JOHN THOMAS JEFFRESS

JOHN THOMAS JEFFRESS, a citizen of Oakland, was born in London, England, in 1824, and went to Australia in his boyhood, and there learned the art of sugar-refining, which has since been his chief vocation. He came to California in 1848 and engagedin mining in Tuolumne county for about two years, with fair success. In 1850-‘51 he returned East and brought out his family - a wife and two children. He had married, at the age of twenty-two years, in 1846, Elizabeth Kennedy, a native of Glasgow, Scotland, and a resident of Australia from the age of twelve years. Her parents were Thomas Howard and Elizabeth Kennedy. Her grandfather Kennedy died at the age of eighty-eight years, at Riverside farm, near Healdsburg, and her grandmother Kennedy, died aged sixty-eight, at Sullivan’s creek. The grandparents Jeffress both lived to an advanced age, dying in Australia. The great-grandfather Jeffress reached the wonderful age of 105 years, dying in London, after recovering his sight.

After his return to this State Mr. Jeffress conducted the United States Hotel at Sonora until he was burned out the next year, 1852; then he began gravel-mining at Sullivan’s creek, in that county. Coming next to San Francisco, he engaged first in the manufacture of gas. He aided in building the San Francisco Gas Works, made the first gas and lighted the first lamp. Next he went to farming in Marin county, where he owned 160 acres of land, but in a short time he accepted the position of superintendent of the George Gordon Sugar Refinery, which he retained for ten years. He then built a sugar refinery at the Sandwich Islands. Returning, he became superintendent of the California Silver Works at Clear Lake, and continued in that relation until 1883, when he took up his permanent home. His children are:

Mary Elizabeth, born in Australia and married, in San Francisco, Nelson C. Gould, of that city, then a boot and shoe merchant.

Thomas William, born February 14, 1849, brought up here from two years of age, had some schooling in San Francisco to the age of twelve, then was employed in a stove and hardware store in Sacramento two or three years, then, on account of failing health from malaria, returned home, his parents then residing at Clear Lake. In 1869 he began work in the same line in San Francisco, and was traveling salesman for fifteen years. He was married in that city in 1872, to Annie Kirk, who was born in England and reared in California from the age of about fifteen years, her mother dying when she was but three years old. Her father, born in Scotland in 1822, is still living. He came to live in Oakland about 1879, and is still traveling, engaged inmercantile business. Since 1884 he has been bookkeeper-in Pasadena in 1887-returning here in 1888. In April, 1889, he entered the real-estate business, as a member of the firm of Jeffress & White (James E.). He has three children: William Henry, born in September, 1873; John Thomas, in 1875, and Annie Eugenie, in 1878. Mr. Thomas W. Jeffress is a member of Orion Lodge, No. 189, I. O. O. F., and of Pacific Lodge, No. 7, A. O. U. W.

Agnes Wylie, born and married in San Francisco, her husband being Fred Clifford, a foreman in the car department of the Southern Pacific railroad.

James Vigilance, born in San Francisco during the reign of the famous "Vigilance Committee," June 5, 1856, brought up to the dry-goods business from 1871 to 1890, in that city; married, in July 1881, in Healdsburg, Lulu Geunda Paget, who was born in San Francisco, January 21, 1861, a daughter of George W. And Jane (Heron) Paget, both natives of Cincinnati, Ohio. Her father died past middle life, and her mother is still living, aged about fifty years. They have one child, Melvin Garfield, born August 1, 1882. Mr. James V. Jeffress helped to organize the first parlor, California, No. 1, N. S. G. W.

John Kennedy Jeffress was born in Michigan, and is now with W. W. Montague & Company, in San Francisco, dealers in stoves, tinware, etc., since about 1878 - the same establishment where his brother Thomas had been employed. He married Susie H. Paget, a sister of his brother’s wife, and he has two children - Mabel and an infant son. Mr Jeffress has passed all the chairs of Oakland Parlor, N. S. G. W., and is now Past President.

George Henry, born in San Francisco, is a merchant in stoves and tinware in Oakland, a member of the firm of Jeffress, Mitchell & Company.

Walter Ferdinand, salesman for the last named company.

Alexander Mitchell, with W. W. Montague & Company. He is Past President of Oakland Parlor, N. S. G. W.

Egbert Judson, clerk for Jeffress, Mitchell & Company.

Transcribed by Elaine Sturdevant.

Source: "The Bay of San Francisco," Vol. 2, Pages 566-567, Lewis Publishing Co, 1892.

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Publication: Lewis Publishing Co. 1892
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