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Joseph Throckmorton

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Joseph Throckmorton
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Age72 (age at death)
Birthday 16 June, 1800
Birthplace Monmouth County, New Jersey
Died 1 December, 1872
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Nationality American
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Joseph Throckmorton (June 16, 1800 – December 1872) was an American steamboat builder and captain during the 19th century. He was born in Monmouth County, New Jersey and first worked in a mercantile business. His first steamboat was Red Rover, purchased on the Ohio River around 1830. In 1832 he built and skippered the steamboat Warrior. The vessel and Captain Throckmorton played a key role in the decisive battle of the 1832 Black Hawk War. Following the war, he built and owned several more steamboats, and worked for a short time as an insurance representative in St. Louis. Throckmorton died in December 1872 while employed by the United States government.

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