15 Apr. 1799–21 Apr. 1849. Merchant, land speculator. Born in East Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut. Son of Heman Hotchkiss and Elizabeth Rowe. Moved to New Haven, New Haven Co., by 1815. Married Charlotte Austin Street, 22 Feb. 1824, in East Haven. Purchased land in and around Commerce (later Nauvoo), Hancock Co., Illinois, 1836; sold the land to JS and other church leaders, 1839, for development of Nauvoo. Died in New Haven.