in American National Biography Online
January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; World History. 809 words.
Butterfield, John (18 November 1801–14 November 1869), western pioneer, express company operator, and investor, was born in Berne, near Albany, New York, the son of Daniel Butterfield (his...