Peter Vanclief (gggrandfather) is listed in Pacific Coast Directory, 1867, living in Downieville, CA, occupation Attorney at Law.
Peter's dtr, Cornelia m. Hiram Lewis Gear, also attorney, who lived there for a time also. Hiram and Cornelia's dtr., Emily Jerusha Gear, m. Bunyan Spencer also lived in that area until abt. 1897.
Peter originally went to CA in 1849.Peter died in CA in 1896.
Hiram died in CA in 1919 and Cornelia died in CA in 1913.
Hiram was admitted to CA state bar in 1863 when he moved to CA. He returned to Ohio abt. 1870 but went back to CA abt. 1883 and became a Baptist minister in 1880s. He practiced both in CA.
Bunyan Spencer was ordained Baptist minister in 1885 and served in CA until abt. 1897 when he returned to OHIO.
Would be interested in any info anyone could share on any of these people.
Thank you in advance.
Mary Lou Wood