Isaac Bronson (1760 - 1838)

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Birthplace: Waterbury, New Haven, Ct, Usa
Death: Died in Greenfield Hill
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About Isaac Bronson

DAR Ancestor #: A014866

Isaac Bronson (March 10, 1760 in Middlebury, CT - May 19, 1838 in Greenfield Hill) was a surgeon during the American Revolutionary War serving in the 2nd Regiment of Light Dragoons under George Washington. He was later a successful banker and land speculator and is credited with co-founding the New York Life Insurance and Trust Company and Ohio Life Insurance and Trust Company. Bronson was a member of the Society of the Cincinnati.

In 1828 he was one of the wealthiest men in New York City, with assets of more than $250,000.

Bronson's home "Verna" in Greenfield Hill later became Fairfield Country Day School. He is credited with planting the first dogwood trees along Bronson Road where today there is a yearly Dogwood Festival.

from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac_Bronson

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Isaac Bronson's Timeline

1760
March 10, 1760
Waterbury, New Haven, Ct, Usa
1781
January 24, 1781
Age 20
1838
May 19, 1838
Age 78
Greenfield Hill
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