Bronson, Isaac, 1760-1838

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Bronson (1760-1838) was a New York banker, businessman, land speculator, money lender, and promoter of westward expansion into what was the Northwest Territories, including Michigan. He served in the Second Regiment of Light Dragoons of the Connecticut during the American Revolutionary War as a surgeon's mate. Bronson married Anna Olcott (1764?-1850) and they had ten children. With his son and grandson, both named Frederic Bronson, he opened a bank in Bridgeport (Ct.). He died in Greenfield (Ill.) on May 19, 1839. (Information from reel 1 of 30 of the Bronson Family Papers, available at the Clarke Historical Library.).

From the description of Papers, 1782-1861. (Clarke Historical Library). WorldCat record id: 43374320

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Parish, David, d. 1826. Letter books, 1802 Nov. 2-1808 Jan. 16, 1811 Jul. 24-1816 Jun. 27. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Charles Butler Papers, 1819-1929, (bulk 1825-1894) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Robert Troup papers, 1771-1870 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Bronson family papers, 1790-1875 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn University of North Carolina at Asheville. D. Hiden Ramsey Library. Special Collections. Speculation Lands Collection (1752-1930) [electronic resource]. University of North Carolina Asheville. Ramsey Library, Ramsey Library, UNCA
creatorOf Murray family. Murray family papers, 1761-1898. New-York Historical Society
creatorOf Bronson, Isaac, 1760-1838. Papers, 1782-1861. Clarke Historical Library
referencedIn Butler, Charles, 1802-1897. Charles Butler papers, 1819-1929 (bulk 1825-1894). Library of Congress
creatorOf Troup, Robert, 1757-1832. Robert Troup papers, 1771-1870. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Bronson family. Bronson family papers, 1790-1875. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Bronson family. Family papers, 1791-1900. Clarke Historical Library
referencedIn Bronson, Frederic, 1802-1868. Papers, 1827-1863. Clarke Historical Library
referencedIn United States Sanitary Commission records. Army and Navy Claim Agency archives, 1861-1870 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
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associatedWith Branson family family
associatedWith Bronson, Arthur. person
associatedWith Bronson family. family
associatedWith Bronson family. family
associatedWith Bronson family. family
associatedWith Bronson, Frederic, 1802-1868. person
correspondedWith Butler, Charles, 1802-1897. person
associatedWith Murray family. family
associatedWith Parish, David, d. 1826. person
associatedWith Troup, Robert, 1757-1832. person
associatedWith Troup, Robert R person
associatedWith United States Sanitary Commission corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York (State)
New York (N.Y.)
United States
Banks and banking
Real property


Birth 1760-03-10

Death 1838-05-19



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