1806 – Moses Taylor, born on the 11th of January in New York. He was a 19th century New York merchant and banker and one of the wealthiest men of that century.
1821 – Began his career at age 15 at J. D. Brown shippers, but soon moved to a clerk’s position in the firm of G. G. & S. Howland Company of New York, a shipping and import firm that traded with South America.
1832 – At age 26, he had sufficient wealth to marry, leave the Howland company, and start his own business as a sugar broker.
1847 – He was listed as one of New York City’s 25 millionaries.
1865 – He held 20,000 shares worth almost $50 million.
1871 – His real estate holdings in New York brought him into close association with Boss Tweed of New York’s Tammany Hall.
1882 – Donated $250,000 to build a hospital in Scranton, Pennsylvania to benefit his iron and coal workers, and workers of the D. L. & W railroad.
– Died on the 23rd of May in New York City.