Mr. John Grew
The elder brother of Rev. Henry Grew, who pastored the First Baptist Church in Hartford, Connecticut, John Grew was born August 15, 1780 and followed his father into the family business, becoming one of Boston’s most influential merchants. The firm of Bolton and Grew manufactured furniture hardware of all types, including brass and plated goods for coaches and cabinets. Mr. Grew was the assistant Treasurer of the Massachusetts Bible Society in 1816 and died in 1821.