Matthias Plant Sawyer

Matthias Plant Sawyer

Birth
Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 31 Mar 1857 (aged 68)
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 53814055 · View Source
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At the age of 12, he moved to Portland, Maine for six or eight years, and then became interested in commercial affairs in Boston, Massachusetts, where he owned profitable real estate. He was a very successful wine merchant, a railroad promoter and was a major investor in the Bradys Bend Iron Company in Brady's Bend, Pennsylvania.

Mr. Sawyer never married; but had an adopted daughter, Lydia Newell Osgood, of Newburyport, who became the wife of Curtis B. Raymond. He died on March 31, 1857, at Boston, Massachusetts.

By his will, dated April 5, 1853, he bequeathed to this adopted daughter his mansion-house on the corner of Beacon and Park Streets and gave to the city of Newburyport the sum of US$5,000 (US$127,000.00 in 2009 dollars), the income to be used in the purchase of books for the Public library.


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  • Created by: Member#47194125
  • Added: 17 Jun 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 53814055
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Matthias Plant Sawyer (11 Jul 1788–31 Mar 1857), Find A Grave Memorial no. 53814055, citing Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Member#47194125 (contributor 47194125) .