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Maj Samuel Edsall

Maj Samuel Edsall

Birth
Death 28 Feb 1865 (aged 60)
Burial Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, USA
Plot F 6
Memorial ID 65597973 · View Source
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SAMUEL EDSALL.
Mr. Edsall was a son of Peter Edsall. He came to Fort Wayne with his mother and eight brothers and sisters in 1824. He became a pioneer miller and was otherwise prominently identified with the development of the town. In 1842 he, with William Rockhill, established two band sawmills, operated with water power from the canal. In 1843 Mr. Edsall established the famous "stone mill," known also as Edsall's mill, and the Orff mill. Mr. Edsall was one of the builders of the first courthouse in 1831, and was given the contract for the construction of the new building in 1847. Associated with his brothers, William S. and Simon, Mr. Edsall was prominently connected with the construction of the Wabash railroad. Simon S. Edsall was a prominent farmer. John Edsall, another brother, was a pioneer tailor of Fort Wayne. Through the pioneer period, the family added substantially to the development of the community. The portrait is from a photograph loaned by Mrs. DeGroff Nelson, his daughter.

The Pictorial History of Fort Wayne, Indiana, by B.J. Griswold; pub. 1917


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  • Created by: JC
  • Added: 13 Feb 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 65597973
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Maj Samuel Edsall (28 Apr 1804–28 Feb 1865), Find A Grave Memorial no. 65597973, citing Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by JC (contributor 46984629) .