Thomas Yeatman

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Yeatman at the age of 33.

Thomas T. Yeatman Sr. (17871833) was the owner of an iron foundry and was a prominent cotton trader, banker, steamboat owner, and commission business partner in Nashville, Tennessee. [2] His son James E. Yeatman had a charitable career and business career in St. Louis, Missouri. Another son, Thomas Yeatman Jr., continued in the cotton business.

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References

  1. "Thomas Yeatman - Unknown". tnportraits.org. Retrieved 2018-04-24.
  2. W. Woodford Clayton (1880). History of Davidson County, Tennessee. University of Chicago. p. 203.
  3. J.R. Killick. Yeatman, Thomas. American National Biography . doi:10.1093/anb/9780198606697.article.1002178. ISBN   9780198606697.
  4. Paul Edmond Beckwith (1891). The Beckwiths. p. 33.