George Cabot

George Cabot

Male 1752 - 1823  (70 years)    Has more than 100 ancestors and 2 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name George Cabot 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born 3 Dec 1752 
    Gender Male 
    Died 18 Apr 1823 
    Person ID I364684  Geneagraphie
    Links To This person is also George Cabot at Wikipedia 
    Last Modified 24 Apr 2017 

    Father Joseph Cabot,   b. 24 Jul 1720, Salem, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1782, Salem, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Higginson,   b. 30 Mar 1722, Salem, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1781, Salem, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Siblings 5 siblings 
    Family ID F144571  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Higginson,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Henry Cabot,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Elizabeth Cabot,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2002 
    Family ID F144572  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    George Cabot
    George Cabot

  • Notes 
    • Fortune : 300,000 $ (1823)
      15,000 $ 1775
      200,000 $ 1800
      Activity :Shipping merchant
      Main property:J&A Cabot / Cabot & Lee
      Other activities:banking, insurance, manufacturing
      Associated properties: President Boston branch of U.S.Bank (1803); President Boston Marine Insurance Co (1809); Promoter Essex Bridge, Beverly Cotton Manufactory (1788)
      Politics / Public offices: US Senator of Massachusetts (1791-96) Federalist;

      The probably most prominent Cabot of his generation, perhaps of the whole family, George Cabot dropped out of Harvard after his father’s death to enter the shipping business with his elder brothers John and Andrew Cabot. When they engaged in lucrative privateering, George Cabot was made a partner and soon became the leading spirit of the firm. In 1785, George Cabot formed a partnership with his brother-in-law Joseph Lee (who had married George’s sister Elizabeth). In 1787, he participated in the establishment of the Beverly Cotton Manufactory, a venture in which he was joined by his brothers John and Andrew Cabot as well as Israel Thorndike, Moses Brown, Henry Higginson and other businessmen from Beverly. The Beverly cotton mills were the first such project in America, but not very successful. In 1791, George Cabot retired from business and went into politics as a Federalist, following his friendship with Alexander Hamilton. George Cabot was US senator for Massachusetts from 1791 to 1796 and a leader of the Essex Junto, a group of New England merchants and lawyers who supported Alexander Hamilton and the Federalists. Among the other influent members of the Essex Junto were Timothy Pickering, Thomas Handasyd Perkins and Theophilus Parsons. George Cabot married his double cousin Elizabeth Higginson and had a son and a daughter.


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