Joseph Coolidge (1773-1840)

Joseph Coolidge III, of Boston, Massachusetts

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Joseph Coolidge House

Bowdoin Square, Boston

He was born in Boston and in 1792 graduated from the Royal Military College of Sor├Ęze in the South of France, after which he traveled extensively throughout Europe. He returned to Boston and eventually took over and successfully grew the already important importing business started by his father. In 1796, at King's Chapel, Boston, he married his second cousin, Elizabeth Bulfinch, sister of Charles Bulfinch, "America's first native-born architect". They had five children who reached adulthood. 

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Contributed by Mark Meredith on 01/03/2020 and last updated on 01/03/2020.