Jackson, Patrick Tracy

Jackson, Patrick Tracy

(1780–1847) cotton manufacturer; born in Newburyport, Mass. Originally a merchant sea captain (1799–1808), he joined Francis Cabot Lowell (his brother-in-law), Nathan Appleton, and others to organize the Boston Manufacturing Company in Waltham, Mass. (1813). He was influential in the founding of Lowell, Mass. (1820) and built the Boston & Lowell Railroad.
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