Thomas Wentworth PEIRCE

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Industrialist, Businessman

AmericanBorn Thomas Wentworth PEIRCE

President of Galveston, Harrisburg & San Antonio Railway

Born on August 16, 1818 in Dover, New Hampshire, USA , United States

Died on October 01, 1885 in Clifton Springs, New York, USA

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The line was the creation of Texian General Sidney Sherman, a hero of the Battle of San Jacinto, who in 1847 purchased from the Harrisburg Town Company the unused town lots previously allocated to the failed Harrisburg and Brazos Railroad. After finding northern investors, he succeeded in chartering the company by act of the Texas legislature on February 11, 1850, and organizing it on June 1 of that year. Jonathan F. Barrett was the company's first president, and the company included some of the leading men of the state: General Sherman himself, Hugh McLeod, John G. Tod, John Angier, William Rice, Ebenezer A. Allen, William A. van Alstyne, James H. Stevens, Benjamin A. Shepherd, and William J. Hutchins.



© Copyright Wikipédia authors - This article is under licence CC BY-SA 3.0 ...   The line was the creation of Texian General Sidney Sherman, a hero of the Battle of San Jacinto, who in 1847 purchased from the Harrisburg Town Company the unused town lots previously allocated to the failed Harrisburg and Brazos Railroad. After finding northern investors, he succeeded in chartering the company by act of the Texas legislature on February 11, 1850, and organizing it on June 1 of that year. Jonathan F. Barrett was the company's first president, and the company included some of the leading men of the state: General Sherman himself, Hugh McLeod, John G. Tod, John Angier, William Rice, Ebenezer A. Allen, William A. van Alstyne, James H. Stevens, Benjamin A. Shepherd, and William J. Hutchins.



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