You are looking at a page that was apparently taken from a record book showing the transfer of land from the "Trustees of the city of San Diego" to LOUIS ROSE
The GRANTORS were THOMAS RYLAN DARNALL (see pic.), THOMAS R. COLLINS & JOSEPH SMITH, they were all listed as TRUSTEES OF THE CITY OF SAN DIEGO.
Below is what is listed under "description" on the actual document:
All of 3 general lots or parcel of land of 160 acres each, situated in a place on sd (San Diego?) city tract. Known as the Cananda de los Yeguas and known on the plot of sd city as Lots 9-11 & 13.
*The spelling of Yeguas may be off, it was hard for me to read.
*I have copied a couple of snippets out of a book, please see scans. The snippets show a picture of Louis Rose, Thomas Darnall and a couple others.
*If you look at the document carefully, you will notice that this document must have been rewritten in the 1880's because someone struck out the 8 and put in 56 for 1856, so although this transaction took place in 1856, this document was probably rewritten in the 1880's.
MORE INFORMATION ON LOUIS ROSE:
LOUIS ROSE was born March 24, 1807 in Newhaus on the River Ost, Hanover, Germany and he died December 12, 1888, San Diego, California.
LOUIS became a naturalized citizen of the U.S. in New Orleans on January 2, 1846.
LOUIS was first married to CAROLINE MARX, in 1847, New Orleans, Louisiana, this marriage was dissolved in 1854 and no children resulted from that union.
LOUIS ended up in SAN DIEGO in the early 1850's and he was involved in many aspects of the SAN DIEGO community, that is why he has the title of San Diego's first Jewish settler & Entrepreneur.
LOUIS ROSE owned quite a bit of land in SAN DIEGO so this document shoud be able to be matched up with archieved records in San Diego. This particular piece of land was located in Canada de la Yeguas, lots 9, 11 & 13. I'm pretty sure this is the land that is mentioned in a couple of books written about him.
LOUIS ROSE married for the second time in 1869, San Diego and her name was MATILDA NEWMAN, widow of JACOB NEWMAN.
LOUIS & MATILDA had 2 children, the first born was HELENE born Oct. 1, 1870 and the second was HENRIETTA born May 22, 1872. HELENE died on March 13, 1873. MATILDA, Louis's wife, died Aug. 4, 1875, at the age of 39. LOUIS never remarried.
HENRIETTA ROSE was only 3 years old when her mother died and 15 years old when her father died.
HENRIETTA was the sole heir of LOUIS ROSE'S estate.
MORE ON HENRIETTA:
HENRIETTA never married.
HENRIETTA became a school teacher in SAN DIEGO from 1894 until she retired in 1940.
HENRIETTA died February 20, 1957.
There is a very interesting article about how they unearthed HENRIETTA'S unmarked grave just 5 years ago. If you google her name you can probably find that article rather easily.
In searching for relatives of MR. ROSE, a cousin was mentioned (in a book) by the name of NISSAN J. ALEXANDER who arrived in SAN DIEGO in 1853 and died in 1854. Apparently he came from the EAST COAST to SAN DIEGO to help LOUIS run his business.
NOTES ON RELATIVES:
*I was not able to figure out any additional information on NISSAN ALEXANDER.
*After LOUIS died, I read that HENRIETTA lived with an AUNT who I believe was ANNA LOVE COOPER.
In 1880 I found HENRIETTA "HATTI" ROSE living with ALEXANDER LOVE and daughter ELIZABETH LOVE in SAN DIEGO.
Below are all the census records where I have found HENRIETTA ROSE living:
1880 San Diego, San Diego, California
ALEXANDER LOVE, 68, born 1812, SCOTLAND, widow
ELIZABETH LOVE, 22, born 1858, CANADA, single
HATTIE ROSE, 8, born 1872, CA., adopted daughter*
*One note, it says that HATTIE is the daughter of ALEXANDER on the preview screen but if you click on the actual census, it says adopted daughter. Also note that LOUIS is still alive and living with another family.
1900 San Diego, Ward 4, San Diego, California
ANN COUPER (ANNA COOPER), 34, JULY 1865 CAN., married, 0 children.
HENRIETTA ROOSER (HENRIETTA ROSE), 28, MAY 1872, CA., SINGLE, SCHOOL TEACHER.
**HENRIETTA is listed as a boarder in this census record but I know that this is her AUNT. What I don't know is if she is a blood AUNT (I doubt it) or her ADOPTED AUNT. ANNA LOVE COOPER is the daughter of (see 1880 census info.) ALEXANDER LOVE.
1910 San Diego, Ward 4, San Diego, California
GEORGE A. COOPER, 65, 1845, WV., married, MINER
ANNA COOPER, 52, 1858, CAN., wife
HENRIETTA ROSE, 30, 1880, CA., boarder, single, TEACHER
1920 San Diego, San Diego, California
ANNA COOPER, 65, 1855, CAN., widow, emig. 1869, parents born SCOTLAND
HENRIETTA ROSE, 43, 1877, CA., lodger, TEACHER
1930 San Diego, San Diego, California
ANNA COOPER, 70, 1860, CAN., widow
ELIZABETH LOVE, 68, 1862, CAN., SISTER OF HEAD
HENRIETTA ROSE, 57, 1873, CA. NIECE OF HEAD, TEACHER.
**LOVE is the maiden name of ELIZABETH, she is the same ELIZABETH LOVE mentioned in the 1880 census with her father, ALEXANDER, and HATTIE ROSE. (see 1880 cen.)
It states in a book that HENRIETTA ROSE was buried by her niece ETHEL LYMAN, but again I could not figure out her connection. Since she had no living siblings, this could not be a blood niece. I know that ANNA LOVE COOPER had no children and it appears that ELIZABETH LOVE never married so it's hard to know who she called her niece and why. My only other guess would be the connection to the LOVE FAMILY. She was originally listed as an adopted daughter yet she called her adopted sisters, aunts instead so I assume the answer lies there.
DIRECTORY of SAN DIEGO city and county 1897
HATTIE ROSE, 4TH GRADE, res cor 6th and F (Exp. blk)
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THE OTHER NAMES ON THIS DOCUMENT:
THOMAS RYLAN DARNALL (one of the trustees) was born 9/1/1828, KENTUCKY to WILLIAM TARPIN DARNALL & PHOEBE TATMAN. In 1853, when THOMAS was 25, his family moved to PLATTE CITY, MO., however, THOMAS did not go to MO., he went to California to seek his fortune in GOLD. He was very involved with the city of San Diego. He had his ups and downs in employed but in MARCH of 1856 HE WAS ELECTED A CITY TRUSTEE AND COUNTY SUPERVISOR, this term ended in MARCH of 1857.
To read the full story on him go to: https://www.sandiegohistory.org/journal/71winter/darnall.htm
Augustus S. ENSWORTH, he was an ATTORNEY & ASSOCIATE JUDGE, COURT OF SESSIONS, 1856, San Diego, he was born about 1810, Connecticut and in the 1860 SAN DIEGO, CA. census records he is unmarried.
Here's a fun note on AUUSTUS S. ENSWORTH: This came from a book called "HAUNTED HOUSE" (google books), "One of the ghosts who, I am told, has been seen in the house with regularity is Squire AUGUSTUS S. ENSWORTH. ENSWORTH was an ATTORNEY who managed THOMAS WHALEY'S business enterprises in SAN DIEGO while WHALEY was in the QUARTERMASTER DEPT. in SAN FRANCISCO during the civil war."
I have no additionl information on these families.