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Deming, Julius, 1755-1838



Julius Deming was born in 1755 in Lyme, Connecticut, son of David Deming and Mehitable Champion Deming. He served through the Revolutionary War with the rank of Captain of Cavalry under his uncle Col. Henry Champion. Deming removed to Litchfield, Connecticut where he had served as a commissary officer during the war, and commenced business there in 1781. Early in his business life, he traveled to London where he arranged to import goods directly from that city; something that few, if any, merchants did in this state. He was later in partnership with Benjamin Tallmadge. He also bought shares in the Litchfield China Trading Company, founded by Oliver and Frederick Wolcott and Benjamin Tallmadge to import tea and nankeen from China aboard their ship the Trident. Despite reportedly having a dislike for public office, Deming was elected to the state House of Representatives three times (1790, 1791 and 1798) as well as serving as magistrate of the county for several years. From 1801-1814 he served as County Treasurer. He married Col. Henry Champion’s daughter, Dorothy Champion, in 1781. They had eight children.

Author: Nathan Koldys
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Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Crane family papers


Identifier: 2003-73-0
Scope and Contents The Crane family papers document members of the Deming family of Litchfield and Waterbury, Conn. Among the family members represented are Julius Deming (1755-1838), Frederick Deming (1832-1925), Clarissa Champion Deming (1818-1899), Clarissa Brainard Deming (1872-1955), Dr. Dudley B. Deming (1874-1946), Dr. Alletta Langdon Bedford Deming (1882-1950), and Alletta Deming Crane (1912-2003). The papers consist of correspondence, account records, a scrapbook, military records, certificates,...
Dates: Created: 1803-1947; Other: Date acquired: 02/11/2005

Adelaide Deming collection


Identifier: 1954-46-0
Scope and Contents The Adelaide Deming collection (1954-46-0, .21 linear feet) contains papers related to Litchfield painter Adelaide Deming (1864-1956); her brother, physician William Champion Deming (1862-1954); and other members of her family, including her sister Charlotte (1868-), cousin John W. Quincy (1868-1950), and great grandfather Julius Deming (1755-1838). The collection consists primarily of correspondence and also includes business papers, estate papers, news clippings, a writ signed by Julius...
Dates: Created: 1808-1956; Other: Date acquired: 05/04/1956

Deming, Perkins, and Quincy families papers


Identifier: 1950-01-0
Scope and Contents The Deming, Perkins, and Quincy Families Papers document members of several prominent families who lived in the town of Litchfield, Conn. In the late eighteenth century, the patriarchs of each family earned wealth through their activities as merchants, traders, and investors, enabling them and many of the members of the next generations to live lives free from financial concern, if not outright luxury. The papers consist largely of correspondence, and also include collections of financial...
Dates: Created: 1762-1950; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1921

Benjamin Tallmadge collection


Identifier: 1933-19-0
Scope and Contents The Benjamin Tallmadge Collection documents the personal life and professional career of Colonel Benjamin Tallmadge through his correspondence as well as his legal, financial, and personal papers.  An army officer, chief intelligence officer, and organizer of the Culper spy ring during the Revolutionary War, Tallmadge became a businessman and U.S. Representative from Connecticut in Congress after the war.The collection contains Tallmadge's duplicate original letters to George...
Dates: Created: 1777-1864; Other: Majority of material found in 1778-1833; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1933

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