|Gravestone of David Adlington|
David Myrick Adlington was a pioneer carpenter and home builder who arrived in San Francisco from Nantucket, Massachusetts during the Gold Rush. He arrived after a long boat ride around Cape Horn and briefly mined for gold before settling in San Francisco.
|San Francisco's Portsmouth Square, Adlington built his first homes on Kearney Street|
He retired as a wealthy man in lived out his final years in San Francisco. His wife, Sarah Rule, died in 1892.
Sources: Boston Post, U.S. Census, Ancestry.com, Oakland Tribune