Charlotte Faxon was a teacher who traveled widely during the Civil War period, and kept an extensive travel diary. She left Vermont in 1864 at age eighteen and traveled by land and sea to California, by way of New York and Panama. Charlotte Faxon lived in San Francisco for three years, teaching mathematics at Napa College. In 1867 she traveled back to New York by way of Nicaragua. Later Charlotte Faxon settled in Iowa, where she taught school, married Jeremiah Everett and raised a family on a farm. After her husband's death in 1909, Charlotte Faxon returned to California.