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Edward N. Fish, who is mentioned in this chapter, was a '49er, who subsequently came to Arizona and made the Territory his home. In 1849, with forty Massachusetts men, Mr. Fish sailed from New Bedford on the "Florida," and rounded Cape Horn, finally arriving at San Francisco. After several years of varied occupations in California, Mr. Fish, in 1865, came to Arizona, and became a member of the firm of Garrison & Fish, post traders at Calabasas. After about a year Mr. Fish removed to Tucson, where he established a large general merchandise store. In addition to this business, he engaged in the cattle business and milling, and in order to meet the need of a reliable freighting system, he established a freight line between Yuma and Tucson, and other parts of Arizona. Mr. Fish also maintained a branch store at Florence, where he transacted a very large business. In the early days of California he was a member of the Vigilance Committee there. After coming to Arizona he was, for eight years, a member of the Board of Supervisors of Pima County, for most of which time he was Chairman of the Board.

Mr. Fish was twice married, the first time in 1862 or 1863 to Barbara Jameson, in San Francisco, the result of this union being two children, one of whom is still living. His second marriage was to Maria Wakefield, in 1874, in Tucson, Miss Wakefield having the honor of be ing the first white woman married in Tucson, being also the first public school teacher in Tuc

From this marriage there were born four children, three of whom are still living. Mr. Fish died in Tucson on the 18th day of December, 1914.

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CHAPTER XIII.

EARLY SETTLEMENTS (Continued). WELLS AND OSBORN PARTY–BIOGRAPHY OF E. W.

WELLS_SETTLEMENTS IN WILLIAMSON VAL-
LEY, WALNUT GROVE, KIRKLAND VALLEY,
PEEPLES VALLEY AND SKULL VALLEY-
SHABBY TREATMENT OF SETTLERS BY THE
GOVERNMENT—"MINER” EDITORIAL-FIRST
MORMON SETTLEMENTSHINES' DITCH-
WOOLSEY AND MARTIN PURCHASE AGUA CALI-
ENTE RANCH-TAKE OUT DITCH-BIOGRAPHY

OF GEORGE MARTIN. The Wells and Osborn party, of which E. W. Wells was captain, and John P. Osborn, James M. Swetnam, Joseph Ehle and others, were members, was organized in Colorado, and arrived in Prescott in July, 1864. Captain Wells remained in the Territory about three years, when he returned to the East. John P. Osborn was accompanied by his wife and seven children. Osborn had three or four ox teams, all loaded down with flour, hams and bacon, also a herd of cattle. Most of the cattle the Indians confiscated. Mr. Osborn sold the remainder to butchers in Prescott. When Mr. Osborn arrived at Prescott, bacon was worth seventy-five cents a pound, flour a dollar, and so on, which gave him quite a capital to commence business. As has already been stated, he built the first hotel in Prescott, and afterwards took a prominent part in laying out the city of Phoenix. He was born in Tennessee on the 25th of March, 1815, and was eighty-five years old at the time of his death.

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