Joab Center

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Joab Center

West Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Death 1857 (aged 79–80)
Hudson, Columbia County, New York, USA
Burial Hudson, Columbia County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 138940718 · View Source
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He was the son of Ebenezer Center and Agnes Hubbard.

He married Eunice Jenkins, in Hudson, Columbia Co, NY, 11 Aug 1807.
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Joab was a sea captain who commanded many boats up and down the Hudson River.

According to the book, List of Patents for Inventions and Designs, Issued by the United States from 1770 - 1847, Index page 399, Class I, page 12, he took a patent out on a device for hay, spreading and turning. On page 12 it states

Hay, spreading and turning, Joab Center, Hudson, NY, June 27, 1834.
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In an article about the Eureka Paper Mill in Stockport, Columbia Co, NY, by Capt Frank Ellis, published in 1878:

"A number of grist-mills have been operated at Stockport. One of the most noted was Joab Center's mill, on the site at present occupied by Rossman's. The former mill was supplied with wheat brought from western New York in canal-boats, and floated up Stockport creek to the falls at Columbiaville, from where it was taken by teams. the present mill is one of the most complete in the county, being supplied throughout with modern machinery. There is also a grist-mill in a part of the old print works, the motor being a small stream from the eastern part of the town and Ghent, which here empties into the Claverack."
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He also built a home now on the Historical Record called the Turtle House because of its architectural layout"

Known as Old Turtle House or Joab Center House, it is a historic home located at Greenport in Columbia County, New York. It was built about 1820 and is an outstanding and unusual exaple of Federal period architecture. It has a distinctive lozenge-shaped main block with highly unusual double semi-circular porticos and symmetrical secondary wings. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2001. (

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  • Created by: Larry Crummer
  • Added: 18 Nov 2014
  • Find a Grave Memorial 138940718
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Joab Center (27 Apr 1777–1857), Find a Grave Memorial no. 138940718, citing Hudson City Cemetery, Hudson, Columbia County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Larry Crummer (contributor 46945734) .