Mariposa History And Genealogy,CALIFORNIA

From the Mariposa County Historic Photo Album

Indian Lucy, El Portal, Cal  114 years old.

From Yosemite Nature Notes- December 1953
Courtesy of Dan Anderson

Died 1920
Part Yosemite
Lucy Brown, or Indian Lucy, said to be nearly 120 at the time of her death, was one of the last   of the original Indians who had been found in Yosemite Valley at the time of its discovery by white men in 1851. She was the oldest of six generations of the Brown family, many of whom have lived most of their lives in Yosemite.  Her garave is beside that of her husband, Bill Brown, She was the cousin of Maria Lebrado, who was the last survivor of the original Yosemites.  The date of Lucy's death has been recored in several other documents to be in 1924.

Bill Brown
Died 1899
Bill Brown, or Mono Tom Brown, was the husband of Indian Lucy, father of Johnny and grandfather of Chris Brown.  He was one of the first Indians to be buried in the Yosemite Cemetery area

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