Jonathan Sturges- Merchant of Old New York
Gems of History Publishing, LLC
33 Office Park Rd A-#151
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
Born and raised in Fairfield, Connecticut, he lived from 1802-1874, through many of the critical events of our time, War of 1812, opening of the Erie Canal, rise of the Hudson River School of Art, 1835 Manhattan Fire, National Bank Failures, evolution of horse cart to railway transportation. Election of Lincoln, Civil War, Grant election, introduc-tion of "Greenbacks", Tweed Ring of cor-ruption, etc.
Going door to door on Front Street in New York City he was hired by a Merchant firm led by Luman Reed, becoming a member of the most elite class of businessmen in the world. He became a recognized man of un-questioned integrity and business acumen and invested his capital into many major business endeavors.
Jonathan became an instant legend upon his death and those who knew him were holding his life as the example of hard work, integrity and probity 40 years later. His "country home" still stands today on Mill Plain Road in Fairfield, Connecticut. Jonathan Sturges has been a man lost to history- until now.