Jarvis, William, 1770-1859

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Diplomat and businessman.

From the description of Papers of William Jarvis, 1803-1810. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79423970

William Jarvis was born in 1770 in Boston, Mass. He became involved in the trading business and settled in Lisbon in 1802. From 1802-1811 he maintained a trading house there and served as U.S. charge d'affaires and consul to Portugal. He returned to the U.S. in 1811, settling in Weathersfield, Vt., where he bred and sold merino sheep which he had exported from Lisbon before he left.

In 1808 William Jarvis married Mary Pepperell Sparhawk, of Boston, and they had two daughters. In 1817 Jarvis married Ann Bailey Bartlett, and together they had ten children. William Jarvis died in 1859 and is buried in Weathersfield, Vt.

From the description of William Jarvis papers, 1793-1845. (Vermont Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 36063660

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creatorOf Jarvis, William, 1770-1859. William Jarvis papers, 1793-1845. Vermont Historical Society
creatorOf Randall, Henry S. Papers, 1836-1861. American Periodical Series I
creatorOf Jarvis, William, 1770-1859. Papers, 1799-1843. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Hunter, William, 1770?-1854. William Hunter letter, 1809 Sept. 27. Kentucky Historical Society, Martin F. Schmidt Research Library
creatorOf Jarvis, William, 1770-1859. Papers of William Jarvis, 1803-1810. Library of Congress
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associatedWith Allen, Abigail, fl. 1832-1848. person
associatedWith Baker, John M. (John Martin) person
associatedWith Bartlett, Edwin, fl. 1811-1813. person
associatedWith Calhoun, John C. (John Caldwell), 1782-1850. person
associatedWith Clark, Lewis G., 1808-1873. person
associatedWith Clark, Willis Gaylord, 1808-1841. person
associatedWith Collamer, Jacob, 1791-1865. person
associatedWith Cutts, Hampden, fl. 1830-1845. person
associatedWith Erving, George William, 1769-1850. person
associatedWith Everett, Horace, 1779-1851. person
associatedWith Federal Party (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Forbes, John Murray, 1771-1831. person
associatedWith Gaylord, Willis, 1792-1844. person
associatedWith Harris family. family
associatedWith Humphreys, Daniel, 1753-1812. person
correspondedWith Hunter, William, 1770?-1854. person
associatedWith Moore, Eliza Miner, fl. 1832-1848. person
associatedWith Moore, Martha E., fl. 1832-1848. person
associatedWith Philadelphia (Frigate) corporateBody
associatedWith Randall, Henry S. person
associatedWith Treadwell, John W., 1745-1823. person
associatedWith Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852. person
associatedWith Wheeler, Lucy, fl. 1840-1843. person
associatedWith William Jarvis and Co. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Otisco (N.Y.)
United States
Hartland (Vt.)
Weathersfield (Vt. : Town)
Diplomatic and consular service, American
Merino sheep
Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815


Birth 1770

Death 1859


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