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This is the grave of Matthias Baldwin. Born in 1795 in Elizabethtown, New Jersey, Baldwin was wealthy as a small child. His father was a builder of fancy carriages for the rich and did very well for himself. But dad died in 1799 and the executors of the estate were incompetent. The money started dribbling […]
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This is the grave of Abraham Bishop. Born in 1763 in New Haven, Connecticut, Bishop grew up in the city’s elite. He graduated from Yale at age 15 and became a lawyer at age 22. He spent two years in Europe from 1787-89, continuing his studies. But despite being a lawyer, he made his impact […]
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This is the grave of Hughie Jennings. Born in 1869 in Pittston, Pennsylvania, Jennings grew up in an Irish family. His parents had immigrated to the U.S. and his father was working in coal. Jennings was headed for a lifetime in the mines too. As a child, he was working separating coal from slate–a breaker […]
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This is the grave of Vito Genovese. Born in 1897 in Risigliano, Naples, Italy, this scumbag immigrated with his family to the U.S. when he was 15. They were already all up in organized crime while in Italy and many of his cousins were also gangsters. His cousin Michael for instance would later be the […]
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