Watson, Elkanah, 1758-1842

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1758-01-22

1758-01-22

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1842-12-05

1842-12-05

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Prominent businessman, land speculator, promoter of public works, and one of the founders of the Bank of Albany. Authored a number of works on agricultural and economics topics.

From the description of Elkanah Watson letter : Cherry Valley, to Judge White, Cherry Valley, 1821 June 21. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 175290533

Albany, N.Y. merchant who organized the first agricultural society in N.Y. in 1828.

Born in Plymouth, Mass., Jan. 22, 1758; 1773 apprentice to a merchant; active in war, 1775-79; in trade in S.C.; 1789 moved to Albany, N.Y for 18 years promoter of public enterprises and navigation; 1807 moved to Pittsfield, Mass; engaged in farming; 1816 returned to Albany; organized first agricultural society in N.Y; 1828 settled in Port Kent, N.Y.; died there, Dec. 5, 1842; wrote much about his travels in Europe and U.S. & on agriculture & canals. (Appleton's Cyciop.of American Biography) (blue index cards)

From the description of Elkanah Watson papers 1793-1834 (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 505441428

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Corn--History--19th century

Agriculture--Experimentation--History--19th century

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