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Abstract Benjamin Godfrey served in the merchant marine during the War of 1812 and later became a commander of a merchant vessel until shipwrecked off the coast of Mexico. Later became head of a merchant house in Matamoras, Mexico, and entered into a mercantile partnership with Winthrop S. Gilman while in New Orleans. Opened a storage and commission business in Alton, Illinois in 1832. Obtained control of the State Bank of Illinois and operated it from 1835 until the panic of 1837. Founded Monticello...
Dates: Created: 1848-1859; Other: Majority of material found in 1851-1853; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1989
Collection — Box: 61
Scope and Contents Land grant in Illinois for Abraham C. Van who served in War of 1812 in Butterfield's Company of the 2nd Infantry. Land grant in Illinois to Henry Sheffer for service in the War of 1812 in Reed's Corp of artillery. Both signed by James Monroe.
Dates: Created: 1817 - 1818
Collection — Box: 64
Scope and Contents 1818 deed from Owen to Bogardus. 1860 deed from Bogardus to Robinson. Two documents pertaining to this last exchange.
Dates: Created: 1818 - 1860
Collection — Box: 68
Scope and Contents Letter, 1814, from his brother Amos in Sag Harbor, New York to John in Pennsylvania, mentions the defeat of Napoleon, describes a ship battle seen from their home the night before and describes the "new constructed invulnerable boat" he has seen sailing in the waters near his home. Letter, 1836, from John to his sons Amos and Owen in Shelbyville, Ill., informing them of the death of their sister, Harriet, and asking them to come to him in his sorrow.
Dates: Created: 1814 - 1836
Collection — Box: 66
Scope and Contents Typed transcript of reminiscences tell of his numerous journeys, businesses and successes and losses. Tells of his long journey from Virginia to New Orleans to meet with his regiment in time to fight in the Battle of New Orleans. Discusses his numerous business ventures including building a raft to take whiskey to St. Louis to sell using a crew of novice sailors. His business with the lead mines in Galena, Ill. Mentions interactions with Thomas Carlin, a relative of his wife; Governor Reynolds...
Dates: Created: 1874
- Subject: War of 1812 X