Friday, November 26, 2004

1809, Jesse Hurd,New York shipbuilder documents

Four documents dated 1806-1828 covering various aspects of ship building and supplies for Benjamin and Jesse Hurd, New York.

The primary figures in the Hurd family are Jesse Hurd (1760-1831), his brother Benjamin Hurd (1739-1781), and Jesse's sons Cyrus and Jesse II; and Cyrus Hurd's sons Cyrus II and Charles W. B. Hurd.

Jesse Hurd (1760-1831) was a storekeeper, distiller, ship-builder, shipmaster, shipowner, state representative from Chatham, and first president of the New York Screw Dock Company.

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