S. Thompson & Co., bill of lading for 17 barrels of whiskey, shipped from Buffalo Creek to Cattaraugus,
via Schooner William, June 14, 1835

Sheldon Thompson, a Connecticut native, settled on the Niagara Frontier before the War of 1812. With various partners he engaged in shipbuilding and forwarding. In the early 1820s he founded Sheldon Thompson & Co., with headquarters in Buffalo. In 1840 he became mayor of Buffalo, the first elected by the citizenry.


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