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John Alva Sikes



John Alva
BornJan. 17, 1829Lawrence Co. OH
Moved1849Shasta, CA
Moved1851-1855Yolo/Solano Co., CA
Married1859Solano Co., CA
DeathAbt. 1904CA
John Alva Sikes was born in Lawrence Co. Ohio, in 1829. When his family moved to Missouri, he and three brothers, who were working in the iron mines, stayed in Ohio.

In 1949, Alva went to California durring the gold rush He worked in the mines at Shasta for several years.

Alva and his brother Jonathan moved to the Sacramento Valley and began working on farms. He eventually got a farm of his own.

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