Daniel B. WESSON

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Inventor, Industrialist, Businessman

AmericanBorn Daniel Baird WESSON

American firearms designer who cofounded the Smith & Wesson Revolver Co.

Born on May 18, 1825 in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA , United States

Died on August 14, 1906 in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA

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Daniel Baird Wesson was the son of Rufus and Betsey (Baird) Wesson. Daniel's father was a farmer and manufacturer of wooden plows and Daniel worked on his father's farm and attended public school until the age of eighteen, when he apprenticed himself to his brother Edwin Wesson (a leading manufacturer of target rifles and pistols in the 1840s) in Northborough, Massachusetts.

Daniel Wesson had five sisters and four brothers: Cornelia (b.1810); Edwin (b.1811); Betsy (b.1814); Rufus Jr. (b.1815); Charlotte (b.1819); Jane (b.1823); Franklin (b.1828); Martin (b.unk); and Frances (b.1830).


Wesson was married to Cynthia Maria Hawes, May 26, 1847 in Thompson, Connecticut. The couple had one daughter and three sons: Sarah Janette Wesson (b.1848); Walter Wesson (Smith & Wesson executive, b.1850); Frank Wesson (b.unk); and Joseph Wesson (Smith & Wesson executive, b.unk).

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