Jacob Little: “Great Bear of Wall Street”

Jacob Little: “Great Bear of Wall Street”

Descended from George Little, who arrived from England to the 5-year-old Newberry Plantation in 1640, Jacob Little was born March 19, 1797, to Jacob Sr., a merchant, and Hannah (Sawyer). Jacob Sr. made his fortune throughout the 1790s and early 1800s, until the...
Newburyport Hidden Heroes – Adolphus Greely

Newburyport Hidden Heroes – Adolphus Greely

  This is the first in a series of articles revealing “hidden heroes” of Newburyport. Our first hidden hero, Adolphus Greely, was on the cutting edge of technology. He was one of the first telegraphers in the military, a founder of the U.S. Weather Service, and...