Henry Kneeland, b.1806, NY
In his book "The Old Merchants of New York City", published 1885, the author, Walter Barrett, tells the episode of Henry Kneeland (whose father was a cotton merchant, also named Henry Kneeland, in partnership with Peter Bogert) being involved in a scandal and shooting himself in the head, in the office; i.e. committing suicide. He says, Henry was then 58 years old. So that would have been about 1864.
Does anyone know anything about this scandal, which apparently rocked New York? The scandal may have involved a woman, or he may have lived above his means. My own information is that his widow, Margaret [Sterrett Barr], subsequently moved in with her unmarried daughter Anne, in Utica.