A Classification of American Wealth
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   Samuel Colt's heirs and family  

In 1856, after a long life as a bachelor, Samuel Colt finally married Elizabeth, the 30 years old daughter of Reverend William Jarvis of Middletown. They took a six month honeymoon in Europe and upon their return started to build "Armsmear", a palatial estate on Colt's South Meadows property. Samuel and Elizabeth Jarvis Colt had several children, but only one survived childhood, a son named Caldwell Hart Colt. Exhausted by his continuous work at the armory, Samuel Colt died in 1862, at the still young age of 48. At the time of his death, Colt employed 1'500 people in his armory and a nearby furniture factory. His estate was valued


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