Jacob Theodore Solomons (1826-1875) operated J. T. Solomons & Co. from around 1848 until his death in 1875. The store sold groceries, dry goods, and clothes. After Solomons’ death, his wife, Julia Schwerin Solomons (1843-1882) kept up the business until she died in 1882. The Solomons’ business endeavors were very profitable. According to the 1860 and 1870 Censuses, their estate was valued at $38,000 and $30,000, respectively.
Main Image: J. T. Solomons & Co. advertisement. Reprinted from The Sumter Banner, January 24, 1849.
Above: J. T. Solomons & Co. advertisement. Reprinted from The Sumter Watchman, October 4, 1871.