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Augustine Heard, II (1827 - 1905)

In 1852, Augustine Heard II then took over the leadership of Augustine Heard & Co. and became the first Westerner permitted to trade in Siam in 1855. When his brother John returned to take the leadersh...

4/23/2015 4/23/2015

Albert Farley Heard (1833 - 1890)

Albert Farley Heard (October 4, 1833 – March 26, 1890) was an American merchant, diplomat and author. He was the son of Mary Allen Heard and George Washington Heard, brother of Augustine Heard...

4/23/2015 4/23/2015

Augustine Heard (1785 - 1868)

Augustine Heard (March 30, 1785 - September 14, 1868) was an American entrepreneur, businessman and trader, and founder of the Augustine Heard & Co. firm in China. . Early career Augustine Hear...

4/23/2015 4/23/2015

George Basil Dixwell (1814 - 1885)

Early in the Spring of 1844, George Basil Dixwell wrote from Canton, China, to his brother, John James Dixwell, in Boston, asking him to have two fast vessels built for use on the China coast. George h...

9/28/2012 10/30/2012

John James Dixwell (1806 - 1876)

9/28/2012 10/30/2012

John Dixwell nee Samuel Hunt (1777 - 1834)

"born as", "Samuel", "Hunt"

In 1804, he changed his name to John Dixwell to avoid confusion with another Boston physician named Samuel Hunt.

2/17/2007 10/29/2012

John Perkins Cushing (1787 - 1862)

John Perkins Cushing (April 22, 1787 – 1862), called "Ku-Shing" by the Chinese, was a wealthy Boston sea merchant, opium smuggler, and philanthropist. His sixty-foot pilot schooner, the Sylph,...

7/28/2010 9/26/2012

Henry Sturgis Grew (1833 - 1910)

Obituary:

2/17/2009 8/9/2012

Russell Sturgis (1750 - 1826)

Russell Sturgis (August 27, 1750 - September 7, 1826) was a noted Boston merchant in the China trade. Sturgis was the second son of Thomas Sturgis, Jr. (1722-1785), and Sarah Paine, of Barnstable, Ma...

7/29/2010 8/8/2012

Joseph Coolidge, IV (1798 - 1879)

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11/23/2008 8/8/2012

Capt. Jonathan Russell MP (1742 - 1788)

Russell, Jonathan / Brown University was the son of Jonathan Russell ( ? ~1742-1788), was a merchant in English and India goods (The Providence Gazette, and Country Journal, Dec. 10, 1768;5(257);4; Feb...

3/21/2008 8/8/2012

Ralph Bennet Forbes (1773 - 1824)

Captain Robert Bennet Forbes (1804–1889), was a sea captain, China merchant, ship owner, and writer. He was active in ship construction, maritime safety, the opium trade, and charitable activiti...

7/30/2010 8/7/2012

Robert Bennet Forbes (1804 - 1889)

He was born in Jamaica Plain, near Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Ralph Bennet Forbes and wife Margaret Perkins, of the Perkins family, and brother of John Murray Forbes. "As a member of the Forbe...

7/30/2010 8/7/2012

John Murray Forbes, Sr. (1813 - 1898)

Links John Murray Forbes (February 23, 1813 – October 12, 1898) was an American railroad magnate, merchant, philanthropist and abolitionist. He was president of both the Michigan Centr...

3/19/2012 8/7/2012

Augustine Heard (1785 - 1868)

Ipswich sea captain, supercargo, and founder of Augustine Heard and Co., China

8/7/2012 8/7/2012

Augustine Heard, II (deceased)

8/7/2012 8/7/2012

George Washington Heard, Jr. (deceased)

"George Farley Heard"

8/7/2012 8/7/2012

John Heard (1824 - 1894)

8/7/2012 8/7/2012

Albert Farley Heard (1833 - 1890)

8/6/2011 8/7/2012

George Tyson (1830 - 1881)

An American, George Tyson was a partner of Warren Delano Jr. and various members of the Forbes family in Shanghai Steam Navigation Company in the 1860′s. Passport applications 1874, 1878 avail...

8/6/2011 8/7/2012

William Howell Forbes MP (1837 - 1896)

"Will"

Mrs. Hemsley's sister, Valeria, (Mrs. Paul Forbes) was called for Miss Valeria Wright, of "Reed's Creek." Her husband was a native of New York. She bore him the following children: First, Thomas, who...

3/19/2012 8/7/2012

Francis Blackwell Forbes (New York, August 11, 1839 - Boston, Massachusetts, May 2, 1908) was a China merchant, opium trader and botanist, son of Rev. John Murray Forbes, Rector of St. Luke's, New York...

8/31/2008 8/7/2012

Ned Delano (deceased)

1833 Jabez Delano Jr., Warren Delano I and Samuel Borden build a two-story stone candleworks and whale oil refinery at the head of Middle Street, just north of Washington Street. Warren Delano II goe...

2/28/2009 8/6/2012

Capt. Warren Delano Jr. MP (1809 - 1898)

"Warren /Delano/"

(V) Captain Warren Delano , youngest son of Captain Ephraim and Elizabeth (Cushman) Delano, was born October 28, 1779, in Dartmouth, and died in Fairhaven, September 25, 1866. He married (first) in Fai...

1/23/2007 8/6/2012

Samuel Wadsworth Russell (1837 - c.1868)

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Samuel Russell MP (1789 - 1862)

Sources Americans, were for the most part excluded from the Indian and Persian markets by British control of sea lanes in the Persian Gulf, and thus restricted for a time to Turkish opium, which ...

8/6/2012 8/6/2012

John Jacob Astor MP (1763 - 1848)

John Jacob Astor (born Johann Jakob Astor) (July 17, 1763 – March 29, 1848) was a German-American business magnate, merchant and investor who was the first prominent member of the Astor family a...

8/29/2008 8/6/2012

Thomas Handasyd Perkins MP (1764 - 1854)

"T.H. Perkins"

Colonel Thomas Handasyd Perkins, or T. H. Perkins (December 15, 1764 – January 11, 1854) was a wealthy Boston merchant and an archetypical Boston Brahmin. Starting with bequests from his grandfa...

7/29/2010 8/6/2012