Approximately four miles further up the Cosumnes River, on July 12, 1851, Jared Sheldon, a former employee of John Sutter and holder of the original Mexican land grant, Rancho Omochumnes, was confronted by a large party of miners whose claims were threatened by a dam being built by Sheldon.The fatalities then and on the following day ended the
Riot on the Cosumnes.
KilledJared Sheldon of Underhill, Vt. · James M. Johnson of Lancaster, Ia. · Edward Cody of Fox River, Il.
WoundedCalvin Dickerson of Bernan Co., Mi. · Emanuel Bush of Desmoine, Co., Ia. · One unnamed miner