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date: 13 November 2019

Leffingwell, Christopherlocked

(11 June 1734–07 November 1810)
  • James P. Walsh

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Leffingwell, Christopher (11 June 1734–07 November 1810), businessman and civic leader, was born in Norwich, Connecticut, the son of Benajah Leffingwell, one of the town’s wealthiest residents, and Joanna Christophers, the daughter of a New London merchant. Born to wealth and social position, Leffingwell used his advantages to increase his own fortune and to serve the community into which he was born and where he died....

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