James H. CarsonDemocratic
Born: 1821 in Virginia
Child: One daughter.
Military Service: ARMY (Mexican-American War)
Died: ~ April 20, 1853 in Stockton, CA
- PLACENAME: Carson Hill is a Calaveras County ghost town named for Carson because of a profitable gold panning operation he ran there in the 1850s. Nearby Carson Creek is also named for him.