the one on the Bottom is from the Civil War (April 12, 1861 – May 13, 1865), The one on the Top is almost sure to be from the Bear Flag Revolt. (During the `Bear Flag Revolt" in June 1846, a brief, but violent skirmish took place between a troop of American Bear Flaggers and a Mexican force gathered at Camilo Ynitia's adobe in Novato. Several men were wounded and one man was killed. The fight was later popularized as " The Battle of Olompali."), given to me by Charmain Burdell! The one on the bottom is found online. The one on the top will be displayed for public viewing soon! (stay tuned!) In the meantime, I'm keeping it safe!
Updated: Jun 15
Maria Ynitia was the God Child of William Richardson (name sake Richardson Bay) and his wife Maria Antonia. Maria Antonia Ynitia acquired her given name by Maria Antonia Richardson. Her full name was Maria Antonia Ynita. She married Joseph Knox and so Maria and Joseph had two children: Louisa Teresa Knox born about 1860, Maria A. Knox born 1862. We descend from Louisa Teresa Knox.
Louisa Teresa Knox-Young children:
- Joseph Young b. Mar 1892 - Juanita N. Young (our Grandmother).
Maria Antonia Ynitia was the last full blooded Coast Miwok of the Southern Marin County Band!