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 Daniel Penfield

Daniel Penfield

Birth
Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
Death 24 Aug 1840 (aged 81)
Penfield, Monroe County, New York, USA
Burial Penfield, Monroe County, New York, USA
Plot 661E
Memorial ID 14296374 · View Source
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Merchant and Founder of Penfield NY. Penfield served as a clerk in the commissary department under Oliver Phelps during the War of Independence. Penfield became owner of a "lucrative commission business" as member of the Tontine Association that met in the Tontine CoffeeHouse at the foot of Wall Street, New York City to transact business. He began making speculative land purchases of tracts in present-day Wayne County in 1790 and present-day Perinton, New York in 1792. Penfield bought his first parcel in the present-day Town of Penfield on February 4, 1795. He built or controlled several mills on Irondequoit Creek, including a sawmill, grist mill, distillery, ashery, oil mill, soap mill, clothing mill, and tannery. The New York State legislator officially formed the town in 1810.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Paul G. Healy
  • Added: 15 May 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14296374
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Daniel Penfield (25 Apr 1759–24 Aug 1840), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14296374, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Penfield, Monroe County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .