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date: 20 November 2019

Hand, Daniellocked

(16 July 1801–17 December 1891)
  • Laylon Wayne Jordan

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Hand, Daniel (16 July 1801–17 December 1891), merchant and philanthropist, was born in East Guilford (now Madison), Connecticut, the son of Daniel Hand, a farmer, and Artemesia Meigs. The Hands were a distinguished family with deep roots in Calvinist New England, and Daniel was the third of that name. The first Daniel Hand was his grandfather, a captain in the revolutionary war; the second was his father, a local judge as well as a successful merchant-farmer. He was educated at home by his parents, supplemented by a few terms in the district school and a lifetime of serious reading, especially in the Bible. The scholarly John Elliott (b. 1768), a graduate of Yale and the great-great-grandson of ...

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