Garrett B. Abeel (3/5/1768 - 12/21/1829)

Also Known As: Garret Byvanck Abeel; Garrit Byvanck Abeel
Borrowing activity from 5/9/1791 to 4/7/1792.
Garrett B. Abeel, an iron merchant and businessman, was born March 5, 1768. Abeel came from a family of iron merchants who emigrated from Holland to America in the seventeenth century. His father Garrett Abeel started an iron and hardware business, Abeel & Byvanck, in 1765 with his brother-in-law Evert Byvank, Jr. Garrett B. Abeel resumed the business, at the corner of James Slip and Cherry Street, in 1791 after it was interrupted by his father’s participation in the Revolutionary War (White 189). With the addition of a partner in 1816, the firm became Abeel and Dunscomb. The company dealt chiefly in the iron trade (hardware, cannon balls, anchors, chains, anvils, and nails) and also leased out retail and residential space at various properties.
Abeel was active in New York City politics, and in 1811 served as inspector of the New York State elections for the 6th Ward. In the 1820s he was one of the Directors of the Washington Insurance Company, and a manager of the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company, a canal building enterprise to bring anthracite coal from Northeast Pennsylvania to market in New York City. Abeel was a member of the Dutch Reformed Church.
Abeel’s parents were Mary Byvanck and Garrett Abeel who served as Major of the First Regiment, New York State Militia during the American Revolution, chairman of New York Committee of Safety, and was a member of the New York Provincial Congress. Garrett B. Abeel was married to Catherine Marschalk circa 1794 and; they had twelve children.
Garret B. Abeel died on December 21, 1829 at his home at No. 19 Park Place. His business was then taken up by his children, as G.B. Abeel & Sons, which continued as a family iron business under various names into the twentieth century (Kreutzberg 286).
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Transcribed: Beauties historyL. M. StretchVolume 15/9/17915/14/1791
Transcribed: "L. M. StretchVolume 25/14/17915/21/1791
Transcribed: Vaillants travelsFrançois Le Vaillant5/21/17916/4/1791
Transcribed: Pere. PickleTobias SmollettVolume 16/4/17916/6/1791
Transcribed: "Tobias SmollettVolume 26/6/17916/14/1791
Transcribed: "Tobias SmollettVolume 36/14/17916/15/1791
Transcribed: Arabian NightsVolume 16/15/17916/19/1791
Transcribed: Children FriendsArnaud BerquinVolume 16/19/17916/21/1791
Transcribed: "Arnaud BerquinVolume 36/21/17916/23/1791
Transcribed: Arabian NightsVolume 36/23/17916/24/1791
Transcribed: PickleTobias SmollettVolume 46/24/17916/25/1791
Transcribed: Peter CruelJohn Talbot DillonVolume 56/25/17916/27/1791
Transcribed: Marmontels talesJean-François MarmontelVolume 26/27/17916/30/1791
Transcribed: "Jean-François MarmontelVolume 36/30/17917/2/1791
Transcribed: BuffonsGeorges Louis Leclerc, Comte de BuffonVolume 17/2/17917/8/1791
Transcribed: Marshalls travelsJoseph MarshallVolume 17/7/17917/11/1791
Transcribed: "Joseph MarshallVolume 27/11/17917/18/1791
Transcribed: Lond Mag 1781 7/18/17917/23/1791
Transcribed: No. 3658/9/17918/15/1791
Transcribed: BruceJames BruceVolume 48/15/17918/25/1791
Transcribed: "James BruceVolume 58/25/17918/30/1791
Transcribed: ZelliaMarguerite DaubentonVolume 28/30/17919/2/1791
Transcribed: NegroVolume 29/2/17919/5/1791
Transcribed: "Volume 39/5/17919/7/1791
Transcribed: Sturm ReflectionChristoph Christian Sturm Volume 39/7/17919/12/1791
Transcribed: An Reg 88Robert DodsleyVolume 17889/12/17919/16/1791
Transcribed: " 82Robert DodsleyVolume 17829/17/17919/24/1791
Transcribed: " 83Robert DodsleyVolume 17839/24/17919/28/1791
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Transcribed: " 77Robert DodsleyVolume 177710/5/179110/10/1791
Transcribed: " 78Robert DodsleyVolume 177810/10/179110/13/1791
Transcribed: " 1775Robert DodsleyVolume 177510/13/179110/18/1791
Transcribed: " 79Robert DodsleyVolume 177910/18/179110/20/1791
Transcribed: " 81Robert DodsleyVolume 178110/20/179110/24/1791
Transcribed: LavaterLavaterVolume 210/24/179110/26/1791
Transcribed: Annl RegRobert DodsleyVolume 177910/26/179110/31/1791
Transcribed: New "Volume 178710/31/179111/3/1791
Transcribed: Smellies PhiloWilliam Smellie Volume 111/3/179111/9/1791
Transcribed: Smiths NyorkWilliam Pitt Smith11/9/179111/15/1791
Transcribed: Harris travelsVolume 111/15/179111/18/1791
Transcribed: Modern histVolume 4011/18/179111/22/1791
Transcribed: "Volume 4111/22/179111/26/1791
Transcribed: Douglas SummaryWilliam DouglassVolume 111/26/179111/29/1791
Transcribed: "William DouglassVolume 211/29/179111/30/1791
Transcribed: South CarolinaDavid RamsayVolume 111/30/179112/2/1791
Transcribed: "David RamsayVolume 212/2/179112/7/1791
Transcribed: Bib. AmericanaLeman Thomas Rede12/7/179112/10/1791
Transcribed: British Col. in America12/10/179112/12/1791
Transcribed: Journals AssemblyNew York (Colony)Volume 112/12/179112/14/1791
Transcribed: "New York (Colony)Volume 212/14/179112/19/1791
Transcribed: Portlock & DixonNathaniel Portlock12/19/179112/22/1791
Transcribed: An. ReviewVolume 212/22/179112/24/1791
Transcribed: Morses GeoJedidiah Morse12/24/179112/29/1791
Transcribed: Bucanniers AmericaAlexandre Olivier Exquemelin12/29/17911/6/1792
Transcribed: Harrisons ClassicsVolume 61/6/17921/14/1792
Transcribed: Manners frenchMarquis Louis Antoine Caraccioli1/14/17921/17/1792
Transcribed: Mante War in Amer.Thomas Mante1/17/17921/24/1792
Transcribed: Rollin An histCharles RollinVolume 51/24/17921/30/1792
Transcribed: Collumb MagVolume 31/30/17922/1/1792
Transcribed: His MassachusettsThomas HutchinsonVolume 32/1/17922/4/1792
Transcribed: Gen MagVolume 232/4/17922/19/1792
Transcribed: "Volume 552/8/17923/5/1792
Transcribed: "Volume 242/20/17922/25/1792
Transcribed: "Volume 563/5/17923/11/1792
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Transcribed: Geo. GrammarPatrick GordonVolume 23/9/17923/13/1792
Transcribed: NW PassageCharles SwaineVolume 13/13/17923/16/1792
Transcribed: Laws NyorkWilliam LivingstonVolume 23/20/17923/23/1792
Transcribed: EncyVolume 113/23/17923/30/1792
Transcribed: Forsters ObservationsJohann Reinhold Forster3/30/17924/6/1792
Transcribed: Missons travelsFrancis Maximilien MissonVolume 14/6/17924/7/1792
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