William Constable

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William Constable (Sr. and Jr.)[edit | edit source]

William Constable (Sr.) started in the fur trade and worked his way up to a fleet of export/import trading ships, covering as far as the East Indies and Europe. He became one of the first in the U.S. to trade with China.

Locally he was involved heavily in the Macomb Purchase along with Alexander Macomb and Daniel McCormick.

William Constable, Jr. settled in the north country and built Constable Hall (outside of Constableville) based on a family-owned estate in Ireland.

Constable was badly injured during the construction of the hall when workmen were setting a 10-ton stone which would be the floor for the front portico. William Constable Jr. an died two years after the mansion was finished. The hall itself was owned by the family until 1948 and now is a museum and on the National Register of Historic Places.

Constable Hall