JOSEPH B. MULLEN
JOSEPH B. MULLEN was born August 31, 1842, in Louisa county, Iowa.He is a son of Charles W. and Phoebe (Mer?itt) Mullen.When sixteen years of age he crossed the plains to California, and made his first settlement on the place he now owns, then the home of his father and brother, who had preceded him to the state.From here he removed to Santa Clara, and was married in the town of Santa Clara to Miss Nannie E. Langford, daughter of Pleasant S. and Sarah M. Langford, on the fifth of October, 1868.Mrs. Mullen was born in Jefferson county, Iowa, August 1, 1849.Five children have blessed their union:Willie E., born in Santa Clara, November 17, 1869; Robbie L., born in Concow, October 10, 1871; Charles P., in Concow, September 8, 1873; Maud Rowena, in Concow, December 1, 1875; and John Oscar, born January 7, 1879.Mr. Mullen is a member of the I.O.O.F. at Cherokee.He is a strict temperance man, and a member of Welcome lodge, No. 104, of Good Templars, of which order he is district deputy for Butte county.His farm consists of 160 acres, handsomely located in Concow valley, on which he has a hotel that he is making first-class in every respect.The location of the house is 2,000 feet above the sea level, and offers every inducement to tourists.A view of it may be seen on another page.
History of Butte County, California: From its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time - Vol. II -Harry L. Wells & W. L. Chambers - 547 Clay Street, San Francisco, Cal., 1882.
Transcribed by:Betty Wilson