Trenton in Mercer County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Born Dec. 18, 1824, in New York City.
Early in life he was principal and teacher of mathematics at the grammar school of Columbia College. He left Columbia in 1845 to join the Cooper Iron Works in Trenton. Responsible for various inventions that benefited the iron industry, he developed a process of rolling gun barrels which resulted in the manufacture of the Trenton-Springfield rifle. Active in area business he held an interest in the Trenton Iron Works, New Jersey Steel & Iron Co., Trenton Water Power Co., and the National Pottery Co. In politics he served on the Trenton Common Council, the Trenton Board of Trade and in 1872 in the New Jersey State Senate. As state senator, he was responsible for the creation of the Borough of Chambersburg.
Died Nov. 2, 1879, at his home in Chambersburg at 436 Hamilton Ave.
Location. 40° 13.153′ N, 74° 45.357′ W. Marker is in Trenton, New Jersey, in Mercer County. Marker can be reached from South Clinton Avenue. Touch for map. This marker is the fifth of seventeen markers on individual grave sites in Mercer Cemetery which is located on South Clinton Avenue between Magowan and Barlow Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Trenton NJ 08609, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. William Borrow (a few steps from this marker); Capt. James Olden Paxson (within shouting distance of this marker); William Potts Sherman (within shouting distance of this marker); John O. Raum (within shouting distance of this marker); John Briest (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. John Manners (within shouting distance of this marker); Ira Wells Wood (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mercer Cemetery at Trenton (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Trenton.
More about this marker. This marker is towards the Barlow Street side of the cemetery closer to the rear.
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