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Moved to Lockport, NY from Canandaigua, NY around 1818. Although Lockport was a small village, he believed that it was destined to flourish, so he invested largely in real estate. He built a mill on the present site of the Chester at Wilson flouring mill. It was burned in 1840, and he re-built it the next year. In 1834 he established the iron foundry of the Pound Manufacturing Company with which he was prominently identified up to the day of his death. He built two saw-mills for sawing ship plank and at one time owned a line of canal boats running between Lockport and Albany. From 1866 to 1871 he was postmaster of this city and had been prominently identified with banking institutions. He was president of the Niagara County Pioneer association in 1881-2. He married Amy Pound in 1824.

He corresponded with WHS and is mentioned in the FMS 1835 diary.

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Moved to Lockport, NY from Canandaigua, NY around 1818. Although Lockport was a small village, he believed that it was destined to flourish, so he invested largely in real estate. He built a mill on the present site of the Chester at Wilson flouring mill. It was burned in 1840, and he re-built it the next year. In 1834 he established the iron foundry of the Pound Manufacturing Company with which he was prominently identified up to the day of his death. He built two saw-mills for sawing ship plank and at one time owned a line of canal boats running between Lockport and Albany. From 1866 to 1871 he was postmaster of this city and had been prominently identified with banking institutions. He was president of the Niagara County Pioneer association in 1881-2. He married Amy Pound in 1824. He corresponded with WHS and is mentioned in the FMS 1835 diary.
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