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1804, Jun 161839-18551877, Sep 1
the founder of Adams and Company, a forerunner to Adams Express, one of the first companies to act as a carrier for express shipments by rail in the United States. Adams and Company provided shippers with a complete shipping solution, picking up goods at the shipper's location, carrying them to the railroad terminal, and then delivering them from the distant railroad terminal to the recipient's door.
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Alvin Adams1804, Jun 161839
 
18551877, Sep 1

John Jacob Astor1763, Jul 171779
 
18411848, Mar 29
 a German–American businessman, merchant, real estate mogul and investor who mainly made his for...
Alpheus Babcock1785, Sep 111809
 
18421842, Apr 3
 a piano and musical instrument maker in Boston, Massachusetts and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania duri...
Petro Prokopovych17751798
 
18501850
 the founder of commercial beekeeping. He introduced novelties in traditional beekeeping that allo...
Thomas L. Jennings17911820
 
18551856, Feb 12
 an African-American tradesman and abolitionist in New York City, New York. He operated and owned ...
Linus Yale Sr.1797, Apr 271830
 
18571858, Aug 8
 an American inventor and manufacturer of locks. In 1857 the village of Newport , New York incorpo...
John Brown [3]1800, May 91820
 
18591859, Dec 2
 an American abolitionist who believed in and advocated armed insurrection as the only way to over...
Richard Cobden1804, Jun 31828
 
18621865, Apr 2
 an English manufacturer and Radical and Liberal statesman, associated with two major free trade c...
Samuel Colt1814, Jul 191835
 
18621862, Jan 10
 an American inventor and industrialist from Hartford, Connecticut. He founded Colt's Patent Fire-...
Isaac Singer1811, Oct 271830
 
18631875, Jul 23
 an American inventor, actor, and businessman. He made important improvements in the design of the...
Richard L. Allen1803, Oct 201833
 
18651869, Sep 22
 an American writer on agriculture. In 1842 he started the American Agriculturist in partnership w...
Horace Greeley1811, Feb 31826
 
18721872, Nov 29
 founder and editor of the New-York Tribune, among the great newspapers of its time. Long active i...
Zachariah Allen1795, Sep 151815
 
18791882, Mar 17
 an American textile manufacturer, scientist, lawyer, writer, inventor and civil leader from Provi...
Ambrose Burnside1824, May 231843
 
18811881, Sep 13
 an American soldier, railroad-executive, inventor, industrialist, and politician from Rhode Islan...
John Deere1804, Feb 71821
 
18861886, May 17
 an American blacksmith and manufacturer who founded Deere & Company, one of the largest and leadi...
P. T. Barnum1810, Jul 51832
 
18881891, Apr 7
 an American politician, showman, and businessman remembered for promoting celebrated hoaxes and f...
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