Jacob Crowninshield

Jacob Crowninshield

Male 1770 - 1808  (38 years)    Has 19 ancestors and 7 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Jacob Crowninshield 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born 31 Mar 1770 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Apr 1808 
    Person ID I367225  Geneagraphie
    Links To This person is also Jacob Crowninshield at Wikipedia 
    Last Modified 25 Apr 2017 

    Father George Crowninshield,   b. 1733,   d. 1815  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Mary Derby,   b. 12 Nov 1737,   d. 26 Nov 1813  (Age 76 years) 
    Siblings 5 siblings 
    Family ID F145352  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Gardner,   b. 1773,   d. 1807  (Age 34 years) 
    Married 1796 
    Children 
    +1. Jacob Crowninshield,   b. 7 Oct 1801,   d. 8 Jul 1875  (Age 73 years)
     2. Sarah Crowninshield
     3. Mary Crowninshield,   b. Abt 1806,   d. Mar 1838  (Age ~ 32 years)
    Last Modified 25 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F145259  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Jacob Crowninshield
    Jacob Crowninshield

  • Notes 
    • Fortune : 50,000 $ 1800
      Activity : Shipping merchant
      Main property: George Crowninshield & Sons
      Other activities: Politics
      Associated properties: Massachusetts Senate (1796-1801); US Representative for Massachusetts (1803-08); declined position of US Secretary of the Navy (1805) by Thomas Jefferson

      Jacob Crowninshield, a son of George Crowninshield and Mary Derby, started his career as a sea captain and merchant in the family business. He is remembered as being the man who brought the first life elephants to New York in 1796. He later engaged in politics, as a Massachusetts state senator (1801) and a US Representative for Massachusetts (1803-08). In 1805, he declined the position of US Secretary of the Navy, which he was offered by Thomas Jefferson.


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