Sherman Skinner Jewett - Table of Contents

Sherman S. Jewett & Co. - The Jewett Range

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Source: "Buffalo History Buff"
SHERMAN S. JEWETT was born at Moravia, N. Y., January 17, 1818. His early life was passed on his father's farm, attending district school in the winters. In 1834 he came to Buffalo, where his uncle, Isaac Watts Skinner, owned a small foundry, and with him Mr. Jewett learned the moulder's trade, also attending Silas Kingsley's High School one term.

In 1836 Mr. Jewett formed a co-partnership in the foundry business with Franklin Day and Francis H. Root, under the name of Day, Root & Co., and a few years later a new firm was organized, composed of Thomas J. Dudley and S. S. Jewett. After two years Mr. Dudley withdrew and the business was continued by Mr. Jewett alone until 1843, when Mr. Jewett and Francis H. Root formed the firm of Jewett & Root, which continued for thirty-five years [1843-1878].

In 1878 the widely known house of Sherman S. Jewett & Co. was formed, composed of Sherman S., Henry C, and Josiah Jewett.

August 14, 1839 Mr. Jewett married Deborah Dusenbury of Buffalo. Their surviving children are Henry Clay Jewett, Josiah Jewett, Emma Alice Jewett (Mrs. Charles H. Williams) and Jennie Matilda Jewett (Mrs. Henry C. Howard).

The death of Sherman S. Jewett occurred February 28, 1897.

- SOURCE:  Memorial and Family History of Erie County New York; Volume I, page 69 (online August 2015)
Robert Keating Root came to America in 1854 [born 1834 in County Wexford, Eire] and to Buffalo the next year where he spent eleven years with [S. S.] Jewett & [Francis H.] Root, stove manufacturers. He then formed a partnership with Jewett's son, Henry C., which under the name Root & Jewett set up tanneries in Olean and Port Allegany.

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