The Old Merchants of New York City Volume 4

The Old Merchants of New York City Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1866 edition. Excerpt: ...St. Andrew's Society as early as 1756, when it was founded in this city. There was also a Robert Waddell, who was also a sea captain. I think he was related to Robert Ross Waddell, who was also a member of the Marine Society, as was William Waddell, the son of Captain John or Anson. Captain John Waddell had no brother, and but one sister. William Waddell was a prominent merchant here for many years. In 1773, he did an immense business. That year he lost his wife Geesie. She was only thirtythree years old. He married her April 3, 1761. She was a daughter df Alderman Francis Filkins, who was an extensive New York merchant, and an Alderman for. twenty years. Geesie was one of the loveliest girls of the City of New York when she became Mrs. William Waddell. This amiable lady left two children, Henry, hereinafter referred to, and Ann, who married the Honorable Lucas Elmendorf, a prominent member of the bar, of Kingston, Ulster county, New York. He represented that district in Congress from 1797 to 1803. He was in the Assembly from 1804 to 1805, and he was in the State Senate from 1814 to 1817. He was also a member of the famous Council of Appointment, which had the dealing out of the loaves and fishes of that day. I have heard ex-President Van Buren say, that he regarded Mr. Elmendorf as his political preceptor. Old Captain John Waddell built a ship, or snow, named the " Thomas & Waddell." His son William Waddell, the merchant alluded to was Alderman of the North Ward in 1774, at the commencement of the Revolution. He retained power during the possession of New York by the British. He was Lieutenant Colonel of the regiment of militia--the only regiment in this city at that time. Mrs. Ann Waddell, his mother, widow of old Captain John, more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236583523
  • 9781236583529