Joseph Bradford Sargent (1822 - 1907) MP

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Birthplace: Leicester, Ma, USA
Death: Died in New Haven, Ct, USA
Occupation: lock & hardware manufacturer
Managed by: Fay Baldwin
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About Joseph Bradford Sargent

Joseph Bradford Sargent, 3rd child of Joseph Denny Sargent and Mindwell Jones, dau. of Phineas Jones and Lucy BALDWIN, was b. Dec.14,1822; m. Jan. 17,1848, with ELIZABETH COLLIER LEWIS (b. Jan. 14,1829; d. Sept. 25,1874; dau. of Curtis),  m. 2ND, on Apr. 22,1878, with FLORENCE WINCHESTER von KARAJAN (b. Feb.9,1848; dau. of Theodore Thomas Nicholas von Karajan); they res. New Haven, Conn.

Joseph Bradford Sargent began his professional life in Boston in 1839, and a few years later went to Georgia, where he married for the 2nd time. In 1849 he rem. to New York City, and became a commission merchant.

Engaging in manufacturing in 1850, he soon after took into partnership with his brothers George H. and Edward. Their manufacturing and commerical interests was established in New York City as Sargent & Company. Relocating to New Britain,Conn. under the name J.B. Sargent & Company but unable to expand as they wished, the company moved again to New Haven and New York City. The company specialized in locks and hardware until 1972 when they merged with Walter Kidde & Company of Beleville, NJ; a manufacturer of safety,security and protection products. He retired from active business in 1887.

After filling various positions of trust in New Haven, he became its mayor from 1891-1895, and ws nominated as the Democratic candidate for Governor.After his death in 1907, his brother George Stewart Sargent became president.

Note: Sargent was a pioneer in the hiring of Italian immigrants and women.

  • *Some info from: www.sargentrivia.com/My.Family/p226.htm

(Data from 2nd great granddaughter of Elizabeth Collier Lewis & Joseph Bradford Sargent)

  • The Italian Immigrant Experience in America www.yale.edu/ynhti/curriculum/units/1999/3/99.03.06.x.html (IT IS NOTED THAT THIS CURRICULUM IS INCORPORATED IN THE US HISTORY COURSE THAT IS REQUIRED BY STUDENTS IN THE ELEVENTH GRADE IN THE CITY OF NEW HAVEN
  • http://doddcenter.uconn.edu/findaids/Sargent/MSS19800038.html (Sargent & Company Records)
  • The Davistown Museum*Rose Antique Tools and History @ www.roseantiquetools.com*About Sargent @ www.Sargentlock.com *Sargent tools @www.rostratools.com
  • Wikipedia
  • VintageAds.com
  • www.thckk.org (Some Historical Highlights-The Sargent Company)
  • Marriage on Jan 17,1848 to Elizabeth C. Lewis, at Pike County,Georgia.
  • 1880 US census
  • 1900 US census
  • Sargent genealogy : Hugh Sargent, of Courteenhall, Northamptonshire and his descendants in England (1895)
Author: Sargent, Aaron, 1822-1913; Sargent, John S., 1839-
Subject: Sargent family; British
Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : A. Sargent
Possible copyright status: NOT_IN_COPYRIGHT

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Joseph Sargent's Timeline

1822
December 14, 1822
Leicester, Ma, USA
1848
January 17, 1848
Age 25
Griffin, Pike, Ga, USA
1849
May 7, 1849
Age 26
1851
March 4, 1851
Age 28
1854
October 18, 1854
Age 31
1857
January 28, 1857
Age 34
1858
March 9, 1858
Age 35
1860
August 8, 1860
Age 37
1862
July 26, 1862
Age 39
1864
August 31, 1864
Age 41