Joseph Earl Sheffield

Joseph Earl Sheffield

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Joseph Earl Sheffield (June 19, 1793 - February 16, 1882) was an American railroad magnate and philanthropist. Sheffield was born in Southport, Connecticut, the son of Paul King Sheffield, a shipowner, and his wife Mabel (n e Thorpe). He attended public schools, and moved south to enter the cotton trade. He was a clerk in a drygoods store in New Bern, North Carolina from 1807 to 1812, and moved to Mobile, Alabama in 1813, where he became a very successful shipper of cotton. He married Maria St. John of Walton, New York in 1822 and relocated to New Haven, Connecticut in 1835. He became owner of the Farmington Canal, a charter member of the New York and New Haven Railroad company, and president of the New Haven and Northampton Company.
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  • Paperback | 18 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 1mm | 41g
  • Junct
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136583461
  • 9786136583464