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Andrew McColla Eastwick, 1810-1879

Nationality: American
Date of Birth: 1810
Place of Birth: Philadelphia, PA
Date of Death: 1879
Place of Death:

Identity:

Andrew McCalla Eastwick married Lydia Anne James and had seven children: Edward Peers (1833-1926); Joseph Harrison ('Hass') (1834-1917); Charles James (1836-1908); Philip Garrett 1838-1905); Margaret (1840-1862); Maria James (1842-1926); Mary Emma Harmar (1851-1928).

Life:

Eastwick was a Philadelphian self-made millionaire. He was one of the partners of the major locomotive firm Harrison, Winans and Eastwick (organized to handle the construction of the St Petersburg - Moscow railroad).

In 1843 he went to Russia with his partners to take charge of the mechanical department, contracted to equip the railroad with locomotives and other rolling stock in 5 years, and established the Alexandroffsky Mechanical Works.

On his return (1850), he commissioned the architect Samuel Sloan to build an Italianate villa 'Bartram Hall;' this was on the site of John Bartram's Gardens in Philadelphia (1850-185l).

Bibliography:

www.bartramsgarden.org/history (accessed 2005); http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/EASTWICK (accessed 2005); genforum.genealogy.com/eastwick (accessed 2005).