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Solomon J. Isaacs

Solomon J. Isaacs[1]

Male 1786 - 1855  (68 years)

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  • Name Solomon J. Isaacs  [2
    Born 26 Feb 1786  New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number 4066 
    Died 13 Jan 1855  New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I4066  aojd
    Last Modified 11 Nov 2011 

    Mother Brandly Lazarus,   b. 16 Oct 1752, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1825, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Family ID F892  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • (Research):AJLLJ Portraits Database 5 Aug 2011

      The son of Justina Bradly Lazarus Isaacs and Joshua Isaacs, Jr., Solomon was born and raised in New York. His father was a leading member of the Jewish community there, and served as parnas of Shearith Israel.
           After his sister Frances married copper manufacturer Harmon Hendricks, Isaacs apprenticed with his brother-in-law, running one of America's first copper mills. Isaacs eventually became a partner in Hendricks' business, which included among its clients Paul Revere and Robert Fulton, inventor of the steamboat. In fact, Solomon was known as "Steamboat Isaacs" for the copper boilers he and Hendricks provided for Fulton and his followers. The steamboat was to revolutionize transportation in America, and dominate internal shipping until the advent of the railroad.
           The connection between the Isaacs and Hendricks was very strong and Isaacs, who remained a bachelor into his forties, lived with his sister, brother-in-law, and their numerous children, including Henry and Uriah. When these boys were old enough, they became partners in the business, and Isaacs left to pursue other business ventures.
           At forty-four he married Elkalah Kursheedt, daughter of Israel Baer Kursheedt. Despite their late start, the couple had ten children. [3]

  • Sources 
    1. [S285] .

    2. [S4] PG. 124 ISAACS II (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S294] ISAACS, SOLOMON (Reliability: 3).