Jacob Davis Babcock Stillman
, known as JDB, was a true California pioneer.He was a physician, born in Schenectady, New York in 1819.He
came to California in 1849 via Cape Horn.He
wrote an account of his
journey, Seeking the Golden Fleece, the first of several books about his
was a friend of and partners with Mark Hopkins, Charles Crocker, and James Flood.