NameNathaniel Willis “Willis“ Thrasher427
Birth6 Feb 1830, Marion Co., MO9
ResidencesWent to CA.427
FlagsCA Gold Rush
FatherElias Thrasher (1798-<1842)
Chronology & Notes
• Elisha, Willis, and John Thrasher, sons of Elias Thrasher by his first wife, went to California in an early day.427
•1852 California Census, Sacramento Co., enumerated on 16 August
N. W. Thrasher, age 22, occupation: Ranching, born: Missouri, came from Missouri
• 1860 Federal Population Schedule, Colusa, Colusa Co., CA, p. 423, line 12
Willis Thrasher, 27, laborer, b. Illinois
• 1867 California Voter Register, Colusa County - Nathaniel Willis Thrasher, age 37, laborer, lives in Chico758
•1870 Federal Population Schedule, Colusa, Colusa Co., CA. line 12
Willis N. Thrasher, 40, Sheep Raiser, MO
(Others in the household are all sheep raisers, none named Thrasher)
• 1870 Federal Agriculture Schedule, Colusa, Colusa Co., CA, line 7
Thrasher, Willis N., 480 acres, 3 horses, 1,600 sheep worth $4,150, annual farm production $3608
• 5 Dec 1872 - Nathaniel W. Thrasher received patent to 160 acres in Colusa Co., CA.114
• 1880 Federal Population Schedule, Adin, Modoc Co., CA page 43C 759
Nathaniel Thrasher, self, 50, MO, Blacksmith, KY, KY
Albie Thrasher, wife, 33, CA, keeping house, IN, IN
Eliza Thrasher, dau, 8, CA, MO, CA
Sarah E. Thrasher, dau, 5, CA, MO, CA
Amadore H. Thrasher, son, 2, CA, MO, CA
• 4 June 1894 - Nathaniel W. Thrasher and Alice Thrasher received patent to 160 acres in Modoc Co., CA under the Homestead Act of 1862.114
No proof that this Nathaniel married Alice Lear. However this is the only Nathaniel Thrasher known, the place is right, the time is right, and it seems very probable that he is the Nathaniel W. who m. Alice Lear.
Marriage3 Jul 1870, Marion Co., MO9
ChildrenEliza (ca1872-)
 Sarah E. (ca1875-)
Birthca 1847, CA
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