Wadsworth, James, 1768-1844

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Land speculator. Wadsworth was involved in a large land speculation scheme in western New York State, the land eventually became part of the Holland Purchase.

From the description of Letter, 1809 September 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122487885

Landowner, reformer, and philanthropist whose family settled Geneseo, N.Y.

From the description of James Wadsworth family papers, 1730-1959. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980237

Born in Durham, Conn. Taught for a short time after graduating from Yale, then became a land agent for his uncle, Jeremiah Wadsworth, along the Genesee River. With his brother William, he settled in what is now Geneseo, where they acquired large tracts of land.

From the description of James Wadsworth letter : Geneseo, to H. B. Potter, Buffalo, 1827 Sept. 17. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 175290530

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creatorOf Fisher, Joshua Francis, 1807-1873. Letter, 1836 March 24, Philadelphia, Penn., to James Wadsworth, Geneseo, New York. Connecticut Historical Society
referencedIn Wadsworth, W. Austin (William Austin), 1847-1918. Letter : Boston, Mass., to Hon. Peter A. Porter, 1912 Mar. [12?]. Buffalo History Museum, Research Library
referencedIn Porter, Augustus. Letter, 1793 April 25. American Periodical Series I
creatorOf Ure, Masterton. [Indenture], 1831 Mar. 20, conveying property in the town of Chili, N.Y. SUNY Geneseo, Milne Library
creatorOf Wadsworth, James, 1768-1844. James Wadsworth family papers, 1730-1959. Library of Congress
referencedIn Morris, Robert, 1734-1806. Letter : Philadelphia, to Jeremiah Wadsworth, Hartford, Conn., 1792 July 18. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Potter, Heman Bradley, 1786-1854. Heman B. Potter letterbook, 1838 Oct. 26-1845 Nov. 5. Buffalo History Museum, Research Library
creatorOf Wadsworth, James, 1768-1844. James Wadsworth letter : Geneseo, to H. B. Potter, Buffalo, 1827 Sept. 17. Buffalo History Museum, Research Library
referencedIn Allen, Ebenezer. Letter, 1793. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Wadsworth family. Papers, 1730-1952 [microform] SUNY Geneseo, Milne Library
creatorOf Wadsworth, Elijah, 1747-1817. Family papers, 1792-1868. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
referencedIn Wadsworth family. Papers, 1787-1860. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Gorham, Nathaniel, 1738-1796. Letters to James Wadsworth, 1793. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Morris, Thomas, 1771-1849. Land settlement letters, 1792-1793. American Periodical Series I
creatorOf Wadsworth, James, 1768-1844. Letter, 1809 September 8. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Hoops, Adam. Letter, 1792 December 4. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Butler, John, 1728-1796. Letters to James Wadsworth, 1793. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Gratz, Simon. Alphabetical collection, 1677-1910. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
creatorOf Wadsworth, James, 1768-1844. Phelps-Gorham letters, 1789-1794. SUNY Geneseo, Milne Library
referencedIn Murray, John, 1737-1808. John Murray land papers, 1734-1828. New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Allen, Ebenezer. Letter, 1793 May 18. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Trumbull, John, 1756-1843. Papers, 1790-1843. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Morris, Robert, 1734-1806. Papers, 1779-1819. American Periodical Series I
creatorOf Wadsworth Family. Papers, 1764-1800. Connecticut Historical Society
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associatedWith Allen, Ebenezer. person
associatedWith Butler, John, 1728-1796. person
associatedWith Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889. person
associatedWith Fisher, Joshua Francis, 1807-1873. person
associatedWith Gorham, Nathaniel, 1738-1796. person
associatedWith Gratz, Simon. person
correspondedWith Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872 person
associatedWith Hay, John, 1838-1905. person
associatedWith Hoops, Adam. person
associatedWith Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865. person
associatedWith Morris, Robert, 1734-1806. person
associatedWith Morris, Thomas, 1771-1849. person
associatedWith Murray, John, 1737-1808. person
associatedWith Porter, Augustus. person
associatedWith Potter, Heman Bradley, 1786-1854. person
correspondedWith Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919 person
associatedWith Trumbull, John, 1756-1843. person
associatedWith United States. Army corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Congress. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Dept. of State. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. National Security Training Commission. corporateBody
associatedWith Wadsworth, Elijah, 1747-1817. person
associatedWith Wadsworth family. family
associatedWith Wadsworth family. family
associatedWith Wadsworth family. family
associatedWith Wadsworth Family. family
associatedWith Wadsworth, James S. (James Samuel), 1807-1864. person
associatedWith Wadsworth, James Wolcott, 1846-1926. person
associatedWith Wadsworth, James Wolcott, 1877-1952. person
associatedWith Wadsworth, Wadsworth. person
associatedWith Wadsworth, W. Austin (William Austin), 1847-1918. person
associatedWith Wadsworth, William, 1761-1833. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York (State)--Geneseo
Pennsylvania
Geneseo (N.Y.)
Washington (D.C.)
London (England)
New York (State)
Great Britain
New York (State)
Virginia
United States
Geneseo (N.Y.)
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Schools--Endowments
Diplomatic and consular service, American
Libraries--Endowments
Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863
Real estate investment
Slavery--Southern States
Wilderness, Battle of the, Va., 1864
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Philanthropists
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Birth 1768

Death 1844

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