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Biography

His father Joseph Bradley Varnum Sr. was a prominent politician in early America. (Varnum Sr. submitted constitutional amendment that abolished the slave trade in 1808 while a member of US House of Representatives.) He fought in the War of 1812 and afterwards stayed west to work as an agent for John Jacob Astor, head of the American Fur Company. In 1817 he retired from the fur trade and moved to New York City, where he engaged in business regarding banking and railroads.  He was an important stockholder in the New York and Wabash railroads.

Mentioned in FMS 1835 diary. She writes on her to do list: "Prepare affdvts [affidavits] &c in Varnum's motion" (page 4). She also writes earlier on "the Varnum matter" (page 1). The motion she is referring to is unknown.

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Biography: 
His father Joseph Bradley Varnum Sr. was a prominent politician in early America. (Varnum Sr. submitted constitutional amendment that abolished the slave trade in 1808 while a member of US House of Representatives.) He fought in the War of 1812 and afterwards stayed west to work as an agent for John Jacob Astor, head of the American Fur Company. In 1817 he retired from the fur trade and moved to New York City, where he engaged in business regarding banking and railroads. He was an important stockholder in the New York and Wabash railroads. Mentioned in FMS 1835 diary. She writes on her to do list: "Prepare affdvts [affidavits] &c in Varnum's motion" (page 4). She also writes earlier on "the Varnum matter" (page 1). The motion she is referring to is unknown.
Citation Type: 
Book or Book Chapter
Book or Monograph Title: 
The Development of Chicago, 1674-1914
Author(s) or Editor(s): 
Milo Milton Quaife
Publisher Location: 
Chicago
Publisher Name: 
The Caxton Club
Year: 
1916
Start Page: 
75
End Page: 
75
Citation Notes: 
http://books.google.com/books?id=gN2KXCl-Yo8C&pg=PA75&lpg=PA75&dq=joseph+bradley+varnum+1785-1867&source=bl&ots=JMhgH0j9QV&sig=3fnPsrSqKyWnVcgZ2BFbr7xEYIM&hl=en&sa=X&ei=Cco-U-WTF-K62AWv9ICwCA&ved=0CDcQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=joseph%20bradley%20varnum%201785-1867&f=false
Citation for Birth Info:
Citation Type: 
Book or Book Chapter
Book or Monograph Title: 
The Butler family
Author(s) or Editor(s): 
Albert Wilmot Rook
Publisher Location: 
Chicago
Publisher Name: 
The Lakeside Press
Year: 
1901
Start Page: 
35
End Page: 
35
Citation Notes: 
http://books.google.com/books?id=bf86AAAAMAAJ&pg=PA35&lpg=PA35&dq=mary+butler+joseph+varnum&source=bl&ots=tgQ8CKMMo4&sig=n9D1zuC2yzGO1F0sm_ysW2XuUMU&hl=en&sa=X&ei=7Mg-U9aqIea22AWr_YHgBg&ved=0CDMQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=joseph%20varnum&f=false
Citation for Death Info:
Citation Type: 
Website
Citation URL: 
http://www.bradleyfoundation.org/genealogies/Bingley/tobg66.htm
Title of Webpage: 
Descendants of Danyell Broadley de West Morton
Website Viewing Date: 
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Website Last Modified Date: 
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