Frederic Bronson Papers,   1827-1863, and undated
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History

Biography:

Frederic Bronson was born May 2, 1802 in New York (city), the son of Isaac and Anna (Olcott) Bronson. The eighth child of ten, Frederic married Charlotte Brinckerhoff of New York on March 1, 1838. They had at least three children: Frederic (died 1900); Charlotte; and Louisa.

Frederic lived in New York (city) and Connecticut. He was a banker, businessman, land speculator, money-lender, and promoter of westward expansion. With his father, Isaac Bronson, and son, also named Frederic, he opened at bank in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Frederic (senior) died in 1868. (This information is from reel 1 of 30 Bronson Family Papers, filmed at the New York Public Library (NYPL) in 1971, a copy of which is available at the Clarke Historical Library.)