Jay Gould was bornon 27 May 1836 in Roxbury, New York, American, is Businessman. Jason “Jay” Gould, known as one of the ruthless “robber barons” of the nineteenth century American capitalism, was a famed railroad developer, financier and speculator. Starting his career as a surveyor in the state of New York, he did not take long to become the deadliest speculator and the largest railroad developer of his time. In between, he had owned and lost a tannery, dealt in lumber, used banks to finance his speculations and bribed legislatures and judges to legalize his illegal dealings. Born to a farmer in the state of New York, he knew from his childhood that he did not want to become a farmer. To make his dream come true, he left school without graduating and from the age of sixteen started working during daytime and studying at night. As a teenager he started his surveying business and a few years later he convinced an established businessman to take him as a partner in his new tannery business and then convinced a leather merchant to loan him money so that they could take it over. He first started buying stocks during the Panic of 1857 and slowly began to takeover railroad companies by shrewdly manipulating them and thus amassed a huge fortune.
Jay Gould died from tuberculosis on December 2, 1892 in New York
In 1863, Gould married Helen Day Miller and remained together till her death in 1889
Concurrently, he also started writing and in 1856, published ‘A History of Delaware County and the Border Wars of New York’
From 1854 to 1856, over a period of three years, Gould surveyed Ulster, Albany and Delaware counties of the New York State and created the maps of that region
By 1853, Jay Gould was offered half interest in the blacksmith shop he had been working in
Jay Gould was born on May 27, 1836 in Roxbury, a village located in the Delaware County, New York