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Biographical Sketch of Timothy Eastman

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TIMOTHY C. EASTMAN, son of Joseph Eastman, Esq., was horn May 30, 1821. His time during his minority was divided between farming, mechanical work, teaching, and attending school at Kimball Union Academy. In 184.5 he married Lucy, daughter of John Putnam, Esq. After four years of farming in the East, he removed to Cleveland, Ohio, in 1850, and commenced the milk trade. After the first two years he kept one hundred cows. In 1853, in connection with his milk business, he commenced dealing in cattle for the Cleveland market, and in 1854 began to ship them to New York and Boston. In 1857 he removed to New York, where he has since resided, and is one of the most extensive and successful dealers in cattle in the city. He has achieved a handsome fortune. In youth he was fond of hunting and fishing, and being a man of uncommon physical power was always the champion of the wrestling match. During the past year he has purchased him a beautiful farm on the Hudson River, about sixty miles above the city of New York, containing four hundred acres of choice land, where, besides a large number of working and fat oxen and horses, he keeps over one hundred cows, from which during the past season lie has sold over $10,000 worth of milk. Many are they who can attest to the generous hospitality of Mr. Eastman.


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