Josiah G. Pierson

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Josiah Gilbert Pierson

Death: Died
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Son of Jeremiah Halsey Pierson and Sarah Colt
Husband of Julia Boudinot Colt
Father of Julia Colt Pierson

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About Josiah G. Pierson

Josiah G. Pierson was an inventor who established the firm of J. G. Pierson & Brothers in Ramapo, New York; an iron works that manufactured cut nails. Pierson is believed to have invented the first properly functioning nail-cutting machine, with a patent registered for this device in 1795. Josiah was the son of Congressman Jeremiah Halsey Pierson (1766–1855).

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