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Margaret Jamison, daughter of Esther (Holcomb) Jamison, married A. J. Pool on 20 January 1861 in Calaveras County, California. She had been in California only four months. A. J. Pool was her first cousin, Andrew Jackson Pool, son of Phoebe (Holcomb) Pool.
Married. At Jenny Lind, January 20th, A. J. Pool to Margaret Jamison.
[Source: Daily Alta California, 30 Jan 1861 and Sacramento Daily Union 29 Jan 1861]
Margaret (Jamison) and Andrew J. Pool's eldest one Robert H. Pool was born in Calaveras County:
At Bushville, Calaveras county, Feb. 17th, the wife of A. J. Pool, of a son.
[Source: Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 22, Number 3410, 4 March 1862]
According to California voter registration records, Andrew Jackson Pool was in Gilroy Twp., Santa Clara County, California. Beginning in 1869, he is in Hollister, Monterery County, California.
28 July 1870, San Juan Twp., Monterey County, Caiifornia, p. 396:
183 - 180
Poole, A.J. 37 M W Blacksmith b. MO [handwriting looks like Poole, G.J.]
----,Margaret 37 F W Keeps house b. MO
----,Robert H. 8 M W b. CA
----,Andrew 5 M W b. CA
----,Clara G. 3 F W b. CA
----,Alfred 8/12 M W b. CA
According to California voter registration records, Andrew Jackson Pool returned to Towers Ranch, Calaveras County, and was living there in 1872. By 1873 he had returned to Hollister, Monterey County, California. Beginning in 1874, he is in Hollister, San Benito Couunty, California.
5 June 1880, Hollister Twp., San Benito County, California, p. 368:
Pool, Andrew W M 47 Farmer b. MO fb. MO mb. MO
----, Margaret W F 47 Wife Keeping house b. MO fb. KY mb. MO
----, Hugh W M 18 Son Student b. CA fb. MO mb. MO
----, Andrew W M 16 Son Student b. CA fb. MO mb. MO
----, Gertie W F 13 Dau Student b. CA fb. MO mb. MO
----, Milton W M 10 Son b. CA fb. MO mb. MO
----, Maud W F 3 Dau b. CA fb. MO mb. MO
----, Leota W F 2/12 Mar Dau b. CA fb. MO mb. MO
[Living nearby is the household of first cousin Nancy (Skaggs) Witter and the household of William W. England.]
When brother-in-law William Wesley England remarried after the death of his wife Fatima Charlotte Jamison, the wedding was held in the Pool home:
Married -- ENGLAND-THOMAS -- at the residence of A.J. POOLE, Hollister, by Judge MONTGOMERY; W.W. ENGLAND of San Benito County to Mrs. Elizabeth THOMAS, of Gilroy.
[Source: The Pacific Coast; Hollister, CA; 18 Nov. 1881]
According to California voter registration records, Andrew Jackson Pool continues living in Hollister, San Benito County, California through 1882. Beginning with the 1884 register, he is in Millerton, Fresno County, California.
Daugther Gertie M. Poole, at the age of 23, married Robert C. Shelton, age 31, on 8 June 1890 in Fresno County, California.
In 1900, Margaret Poole is found living with daughter Gertie:
2 June 1900, ED 10 Ward 1,2, Fresno County, California:
190 Yosemiti Ave.
Shelton, Robert S. Head W M b. Dec. 1858 41 M-10 b. KY fb. KY mb. KY
----, Gertrude Wife W F b. Sept 1866 33 M-10 3-2 b. CA fb. MO mb. MO
----, Hugh Son W M b. Jan 1891 9 S b. CA fb. KY mb. CA
----, Merle Son W M b. Mar 1893 7 S b. CA fb. KY mb. CA
Poole, Marralin M-i-l b. W F Nov 1833 66 Wd 1-1 b. MO fb. KY mb. MO
----, Wilmas Sis-i-l b W F b. Mar 1880 20 S b. CA fb. MO mb. MO
[I know, I know. This information is only sort of right and really, really wrong at the same time. Marralin? That's why it pays to check the next census year.]
22 April 1910, Fresno City, Ward 1, Fresno County, California:
180 Yosemiti Ave.
Shelton, Robert C. Head W M 51 M1-20 b. KY fb. KY mb. KY
----, Gertrude Wife F W 41 M1-20 4-2 b. CA fb. MO mb. MO
----, Hugh Son M W 19 S b. CA fb. KY mb. CA
----, Merle Son M W 17 S b. CA fb. KY mb. CA
Poole, Margaret M-i-l F W 76 Wd-27 9-5 b. MO fb. VA mb. KY
[There! Much better. This census indicates that the widowed Margaret Poole had been married for 27 years.]
Died -- POOL -- at Traver, Cal., Nov 9, A.J. POOL, aged 60 years.
[Source: The Hollister Free Lance, 15 Nov 1889]
Margaret Jamison Poole died nineteen years later and is buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Fresno, Fresno County, California. Her tombstone reads: "Margaret Jamison Poole Born Nov 17, 1832 Died Oct 31, 1918." Her son Milton Alfred Poole is also buried there.
Andrew Jackson and Margaret (Jamison) Pool's bible can be viewed here.
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