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Thomas Pate Shore

Thomas Pate Shore

Male 1805 - 1872  (66 years)

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  • Name Thomas Pate Shore  [1, 2, 3
    Born 26 Oct 1805  Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 3 Oct 1850  Fremont Township, Santa Clara County, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • He was listed as a farmer and was living here with his oldest sons Richard and Thomas.
    Census 6 Oct 1850  Liberty Township, Washington County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The whole family except Thomas, Jr. are listed here even though Thomas, Sr. and his sons Thomas and Richard were in Fremont, California. He was listed as a farmer worth $100.
    Census 26 Jul 1860  Fremont Township, Santa Clara County, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • He was a farmer worth $4,000.
    Residence 1867  Fremont Township, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Mountain View District
    Census 28 Jun 1870  Fremont Township, Santa Clara County, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • He was a farmer worth over $10,000.
    Biography
    • From Foote a write-up about Thomas' son Thomas (Thomas' son Richard also traveled to California with his father in 1850):
      THOMAS B. SHORE, of Millikin School District, is the owner of a beautiful and productive tract of 320 acres, on the Saratoga and Alviso Road, about three miles west of Santa Clara. The ranch, which is in a high state of cultivation, is principally devoted to the growing of hay and grain, for which it is well adapted. The proprietor also pays considerable attention to the raising of stock, both horses and cattle. Comfortable and well-ordered buildings, in connection with the general appearance of the ranch, denote a prosperous and successful result that must necessarily attend such intellingent and energetic efforts as have been put forth by its owner.
      Mr. Shore was born in Washington County, Missouri, in 1834. His father, Thomas P. Shore, was a native of Kentucky, and his mother, Isabella (Hyde) Shore, of North Carolina. His early life was spent in work on his father's farm, and in receiving such learning as the schools of that new county afforded. In 1850 his father and himself (he being but fifteen years of age) started for California upon the overland trail. The pack train toiled and dragged along its weary journey, unattended by and starling incident, but undergoing the hardships constantly occurring on a trip of that character, until it reached Salt Lake City. Their provisions being exhausted, it was necessary that more should be procured here, and in order to do this the party to which the Shores were attached were forced to seek work from the Mormons, and thus earn the money needed to supply their wants. When leaving Salt Lake City, the company, against the advice of the Mormons, decided to enter California by the southern trail. This portion of their journey was attended by severe hardships and privations. Deep morasses and swamps, rendered almost impassable by rains, rugged mountain trails, swollen streams, and arid deserts devoid of water,---all these obstacles were finally overcome, and the party arrived safely in California, in the year mentioned above. Mr. Shore's previous outdoor life proved of great benefit to him on this expedition, readily enabling him to endure the exposure and hardships.
      Soon after their arrival the father and son went to mining in what is now known as Nevada County. Not meeting with satisfactory results, they came into Santa Clara County in the autumn of 1850, and settled in the present Braly School District, about five miles northwest of Santa Clara, thus becoming early pioneers of the county. In 1851 Mr. Shore's father went East by the mail steamers, via the Isthmus route, and returned to California the following year with his family, making his second trip overland. He then settled in Mountain View, in this county, where he resided until his death, which occurred in 1873. The mother died about three years later, and both parents lie in Mountain View Cemetery. It is worthy of notice that both parents of Mr. Shore's wife are also buried in the cemetery. In 1860 Mr. Shore married Miss Agnes O. Bubb, daughter of William Bubb, of Mountain View. Six children have blessed this union, their name and ages (in 1888) being as follows: Paul Henry, twenty-five years of age; Oscar D., twenty years of age; Edith M., seventeeen years of age; Clara B. and Mary A., aged respectively fourteen and ten years.
    Died 3 Apr 1872  Mountain View, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 300 Curtner Avenue, Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3298  Our Family
    Last Modified 27 Sep 2016 

    Family Isabella Hyde,   b. 23 Aug 1807, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1875, Mountain View, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married Abt 1825  [1
    Children 
     1. Richard Elijah Shore,   b. 6 Nov 1827, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1914, Hollister, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    Last Modified 18 Dec 2016 
    Family ID F1152  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Oct 1805 - Kentucky Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 3 Oct 1850 - Fremont Township, Santa Clara County, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 6 Oct 1850 - Liberty Township, Washington County, Missouri Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 26 Jul 1860 - Fremont Township, Santa Clara County, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1867 - Fremont Township, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 28 Jun 1870 - Fremont Township, Santa Clara County, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Apr 1872 - Mountain View, California Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Thomas Pate Shore (1805-1872)
    Thomas Pate Shore (1805-1872)

  • Sources 
    1. [S260] Census, Federal.
      Thomas Shore 1850-70

    2. [S417] Santa Clara, Garden of the World.

    3. [S282] FindAGrave.com.
      Thomas Pate Shore

    4. [S420] CA Voter Registration.