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Josiah Belden
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Josiah Belden


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Josiah Belden
  • Born: 4 May 1815, Cromwell CT
  • Died: 23 Apr 1892, New York City NY

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  Events in his life were:

  • He worked circa 1836-1841 as a jeweler in Vicksburg, Warren, MS
    After selling his business, he moved to St. Louis, where he agreed to join a group traveling overland to California. Arriving in the state in November, 1841, he settled in San Jose and became a prosperous general goods merchant and financier.

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