Tinners to Tinkers

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  • ID: I1470
  • Name: Anthony L BLEECKER
  • Given Name: Anthony L
  • Surname: Bleecker
  • Suffix: Jr.
  • Sex: M
  • _UID: 03E318CB8153B94D9DFDE66F51C9ABE63DE5
  • Change Date: 16 Nov 2003
  • Note:
    Anthony was one of the 11 founders of the New York Historical Society i n 1804 and a member of its first standing committee. The Society, org anized Nov. 20,1804 exerted a powerful and beneficient influence for th e extension of historical knowledge throughout the whole United States. I t is the ancestor of the great family of historical societies in Americ a
    It was said that he excelled all others in devotion to the future char acter of New York..For many years he was Examiner-in-Chancery, so impar tial that no one ever appealed his decisions. For 30 years he contribu ted poetry and prose to the periodicals of New York and Philadelphia. F our of his poems are in Kittell's" Specimens of Aerican Poetry". "The N arrative of the Brig Commerce" published in 1817 in London was one of h is most famous but he gave credit to James Riley as the author. He was a f riend of Washington Irving and a member of the author's club, The Drone C lub and The Friendly Club. Anthony was secretary of the City Dispensary . Also trustee of the New York Society Library and secretary of its bo ard of trustees from 1816 until he died where his portrait by W, Dunlap h angs.
    He died at the home of his brother-in-law, John Neilson, M.D.
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  • Birth: 27 OCT 1770 in New York City, N.Y.
  • Death: 13 MAR 1827 in New York City, N.Y.
  • Education: graduated 1791 Columbia College
  • Occupation: Lawyer to 1827 New York City, N.Y.



    Father: Anthony Lispenard BLEECKER b: 13Jun 1741 in New Rochelle, Westchester Co., N.Y.
    Mother: Mary NOEL b: 5 NOV 1743 in Cadiz, Spain

    Marriage 1 Living

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      1. Abbrev: My story
        Title: Gwen McCabe, GEDCOM file imported on 1 Nov 2000.
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