By Kathleen Manning, Jerry Crow
First dubbed San Benito after which "Spanishtown," part Moon Bay is a coastside city with an extended and fascinating tale. Many comprehend it for its beautiful traditional atmosphere, old fashioned downtown structure, and comfortable surroundings, yet no longer many folks be aware of that this city was once the 1st to be validated in San Mateo County due to 1840s land can provide to early Spanish settlers. remoted at the coast for a time, it grew to become domestic to Mexican, Chilean, Italian, Portuguese, and different cultures after the 1850s, while roads ultimately reached over the mountains. through the twentieth century, a large choice of companies thrived right here, as humans arrived through highway, water, or even railroad. Farms, church buildings, colleges, companies, and houses sprang up, and the city modernized, notwithstanding today's part Moon Bay seems to be very like it did a hundred years in the past.
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The fire was occasioned in the absence of a mother by her little children setting fire to a straw bed. 37 Tired of managing plantation affairs alone after a long period as a widower, Richard Scott remarried in 1828. S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall, was in her early twenties. Scott was nearly sixty. Soon, she gave birth to Richard M. Scott, Jr. ”38 Sadly, the child’s mother took ill with a “bilious fever” on the third day following delivery and died a few months later. 39 In 1833, a single son was born to the couple, whom they named John Mordecai Scott.
Census notes that the Bullocks owned twenty-five slaves and later accumulated nearly forty.
The fire, which destroyed the mansion, was thought to have been set by arsonists. Many of the priceless Lee-Custis family portraits displayed in the plantation mansion had been moved over the years, but seventeen remaining portraits were destroyed in the blaze. Dr. George Bolling Lee died in 1948, and his widow sold the Ravensworth tract to developers in 1957. The noted stables were demolished in 1960 to make way for new subdivisions, including one called Ravensworth Farm, which still stands on the site today.
Half Moon Bay (Images of America) by Kathleen Manning, Jerry Crow