Thomas Jefferies was an English sailor who lived in Santa Barbara, California, in the mid-1800s (nineteenth century). According to an 1880 Scribner’s Monthly article, Father González Rubio paid Jeffries $200 to look for the Lone Woman on San Nicolas Island. Jeffries sailed to the island with George Nidever in 1852. Although they found footprints and brush shelters, they did not find the Lone Woman.
DATE OF BIRTH: About 1809
PLACE OF BIRTH: England
DATE OF DEATH: August 5, 1891
PLACE OF BURIAL: Santa Barbara, California, USA
1870 US census, Santa Barbara County, California, population schedule, p. 472 stamped, 45 (penned), dwelling 458, family 458, Thomas Jeffries, digital image, Ancestry.com. (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed December 30, 2015), citing National Archives microfilm publication M593, roll 87.
Findagrave.com. Find A Grave. Database. (http://www.findagrave.com: accessed December 30, 2015), entry for Thomas Jefferys (unknown–1891), Santa Barbara, California.
Hardacre, Emma. “Eighteen Years Alone: A Tale of the Pacific.” Scribner’s Monthly 20 (1880): 657–64.
Last updated: November 16, 2018