Category Archive: Nimrod Headington

Jan 31

Nimrod Headington Journal, 1852, part 2

Today, the second in a series of blog posts, the transcription the 1852 journal of Nimrod Headington, my fourth great-granduncle. [1]

Nimrod Headington (1827-1913), at the age of 24, set sail from New York in February 1852, bound for San Francisco, California, to join the gold rush and hopefully make his fortune. The Panama Canal had not been built yet, so he sailed around the tip of South America to reach the California coast.