From: Syvlia Meeker
Date: Sat, 4 Nov 2000 19:31:31 -0800
Subject: GOLDRUSH MOST WANTED- MITCHELL & WILLIAMS
Two of my great-grandfathers, William MOYLE (age 24) and William RAPSON, (age 39) went to California in 1858 with Joseph MITCHELL and John WILLIAMS. William Moyle's mother was Jane Williams (who had a brother named John) so this John Williams could be that uncle. Wm. Moyle later reported that they "took a contract for tunneling in Rabbit Creek, Plumas County, for three and a half years. Very successful, he went from there to Richmond Hill, California, located a claim, and bought a claim, each claim being one hundred feet and run to the summit. Wages were small. Worked one month for another company for four dollars a day, money divided among the partners, William Rapson and Joseph Mitchell. This being the year of 1864, he returned to Hazel Green, Wisconsin." I have a lot of information about MOYLE and RAPSON. Am interested in ANY information about John WILLIAMS and Joseph MITCHELL.