Chapter Six

John7 Henry Saunders
of San Rafael

1821–1885

Cincinnati, Ohio to Washington DC
to San Francisco and San Rafael, California

Related Family Names in this chapter:

Brannan - Coleman - Douglass - Taylor - Wilkins

JOHN7 HENRY SAUNDERS was born on 3 December 1821 in Cincinnati, Ohio and was the middle son of David Saunders and his wife Hannah Travilla Douglass. In 1843 he graduated in Law from the University of Virginia and in 1850 travelled via Panama to San Francisco where he established a legal practice which became the most prominent in the state. He was the City and County Attorney for two terms and was a State Senator. He made a considerable fortune by investing extensively in San Rafael property. John never married and retired to San Rafael where he died in 1885 aged 63.

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