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Jacob Schieffelin
Date: 1757 - 1835
Remarks: Schieffelin was a loyalist and and served as a lieutenant in the Revolutionary War. In 1780 he married Hannah Lawrence, a Quaker of New York, and they lived there until 1783. The couple moved to Montreal where Jacob was a merchant and importer. He returned to New York in 1794 and took an interest in a wholesale drug firm called Lawrence and Schieffelin until 1799; he was the sole proprietor until 1805; from that year until his retirement in 1814 it was known as Jacob Schiefflin and Son. His daughter was Anna Maria and his sons were Henry Hamilton and Richard Lawrence Schieffelin.