TD Woolsey was an early member of the City Council. He was elected in 1861, 1862, and 1863.
Woolsey was an avid gardener, and had 20 acres of land, 9 of which were reserved for "British Queen" strawberries. These alledgedly yielded 450 pounds per day for 6 weeks.1 He was awarded 1st place in the "best and largest" categories for both blackberries and rasberries from the Magazine of Horticulture, Botany, and All Useful Discoveries and Improvements in Rural Affairs in 18591 as well has having the best sample seedling for a "pie plant."2
1. Journal: Appendix. Reports. California: California State Legislature, 1859. (Available as a free eBook.)
2. Magazine of Horticulture, Botany and All Useful Discoveries and Improvements in Rural Affairs. Hovey and Company, 1859. (Available as a free eBook.)
3. The California Culturist: A Journal of Agriculture, Horticulture, Mechanism and Mining, Volume 1. Towne & Hacon, Printers., 1859 (Available as a free eBook.) (Note: this editor would like to have one of these sample seedlings.)