ASSETS OF LEWIS CASS PAYSEUR
The following is a list of only one third of the companies which are listed in public records as the assets of Lewis Cass Payseur (1850-1939) which have been assigned to the Lewis Cass Payseur Trust Company Inc.
All of the Companies listed here were each issued, upon formation, 50,000 preferred, or special “Class “A” Shares, those being the only such shares authorized and issued, which shares represented the true ownership of the corporation.
L. C. Payseur owned nine tenths of all of the preferred share issued of each of these companies, i.e. 45,000, and the rest of the world owns only 5,000 shares of the issued stock.
Common shares, or “non-voting shares” are the ones, where applicable, which are traded on the stock exchange and do not reflect the ownership as is commonly thought.
Note: Companies listed in the Fortune 500 Magazine of May 5, 1980 are noted by the name of the Company followed by “(#—)”,
This is not a complete list of the Payseur Assets, as this is only one third of his holdings. The estate was filed in three different locations, with different assets listed at each state and county site that it was filed in.
Yet another attempt to cover up the ownership trail, but you can get an idea of the magnitude of his holding with this 1/3 list.
Railway. Railroad and Related Companies
Lancaster & Chester Railway Company
Cheraw & Chester Railroad Company
Leased for 99 years to the Charlotte, Columbia and Augusta Railroad Company, executed October 3, 1882. and recorded in the Court of Probate and the County Recorders office of Chester County. South Carolina.
Seaboard Air Line Railway Company, South Carolina Division:
Along with the liens of the “iron rails and cross-ties” of lines under 99 year leases which have been merged into the Seaboard Air Line Railway Company: some known as: Catawba Valley Railway Company: Chester County, South Carolina
The Chattanooga. Augusta and Charleston Air Line Railway Co., recorded in Chester County, South Carolina.
The Memphis / Charleston Railroad Company: The Seaboard Air Lines System of Railroads Company, as recorded in the office of the Probate Judge in and for the County of Dorchester, South Carolina, in Book “S 23” at Page 7, Dated December 9. 1899.
The Port Royal Railroad Company, as recorded with the office of the Probate Judge of Barnwell County, South Carolina.
The Chester and Lenoir Narrow Gauge Railroad Company, as recorded in the County of Chester, South Carolina, formerly known as the Wilmington. Charlotte and Rutherfordton Railway Company, as formed in the City of Lincolnton, North Carolina, by the Payseur family.
Buffalo, Union and Carlisle Railway:- Union. South Carolina
C. and W.C. Railway: Anderson. South Carolina
Atlantic Coast Line Railway Company:- Richland. South Carolina
G. & F. Railway Company: Greenwood, South Carolina
C. N. & L. Railway Company: Newberry, South Carolina
H. and B. Railway Company:- Colleton, South Carolina
C. and L. Railway Company:- Chesterfield, South Carolina
C. M. and C. Railway Company:- Chesterfield, South Carolina
Northwestern South Carolina Railway Company:- Spartanburg, South Carolina
Atlanta and Charlotte Railway Company:- Spartanburg, South Carolina
Ashville and Spartanburg Railway Company:- Spartanburg, South Carolina
Spartanburg, Union and Columbia Railway Company:- Spartanburg. S. C.
Columbia and Greenville Railway Company:- Greenville. South Carolina
Southern Railway Company, South Carolina Division:- Columbia, South Carolina
South Side Railroad Co.:- Connecting Atlanta. Georgia with Washington, D. C.
Selma, Rome and Dalton Railroad Company and Alabama Mineral Land Company of New York parent to the famed Standard Oil now Exxon Oil.
Ashley Branch and Coal Line Railway Company
Georgia. Carolina and Northern Railroad: and its 99 year lease to Seaboard Air Line Railway Company
King’s Mountain Gold Mine and Railroad Company: Companies listed in Real Property Book 1734 Page 62 et. seq.. Court of Probate, in Alabama
Louisville and Nashville Railroad
Nashville and Decatur Railroad
The Great Southern Railroad Line
South and North Alabama Railroad
Mobile and Montgomery Railroad
Georgia Pacific and T. A., Louisville Ky.
Pennsylvania Railroad: See Chart on Penn Central Company, 6.5 Billion Dollar Empire
Mexican Railway:- Mexico City, Mexico
Mexican Central Railway:- Guadalajara, Mexico
New York Central Railroad
Southern Pacific Railroad
Missouri Pacific Railroad
Mobile and Ohio Railroad
Charleston, Cincinnati and Chicago Railroad Company (the Federal Reserve)
Narrow Gauge, Camden, Lancaster, Charlotte, all in North Carolina
Georgia Pacific Railroad Company (#56)
Pullman Company (builders of Pullman cars for the Railways)
Banks and Related Companies
Bank of Lancaster:- Lancaster County. South Carolina
First Bank and Trust Company:-Of Lancaster, South Carolina
The Lancaster Building and Loan Association
The Bank of Charleston
The Bank of Kershaw
Kershaw Mercantile and Banking Company
National Loan and Exchange Bank of Columbia
First National Bank of Camden
National Exchange Bank of Chester
Morgan Guaranty Trust Company of New York
New York Trust Company
The Bank of Richmond
National Loan and Exchange Bank of Camden
Raleigh Savings Bank
American Trust and Savings Bank – Birmingham, Al.
Birmingham Trust and Savings Bank – Birmingham, A l.
Chase National Bank
Riggs National Bank
Hanover National Bank – New York
Brandvwine Bank – Maryland
Hamilton National Bank
South Carolina National Bank
Jefferson Savings and Loan Association
Bank of South Carolina
Bank of New York
Bank of Macon, Georgia
Pennsvlvania National Bank
Painsville. Ohio Bank
Lancaster Cotton Mills:-Now known as Springs Mills Inc. of Lancaster, S. C (#319)
The Eureka Cotton Mills
The Springstein Cotton Mills
Dan River Cotton Mills:-Danville, VA
Lorav Cotton Mills
Belton Cotton Mills
The Lancaster Cotton Oil Company
The N. K. Fairbank Company (Cotton Oil). Chicago. III.
Thread and Sewing Machine Companies
Singer Manufacturing Company:-New York
The New Home Sewing Machine Company:-30 Union Sq., New York Household Sewing Machine Company:-
Providence, Rhode Island
Hartford Sewing Machine Company:-Connecticut
Renington Sewing Machine Company
Domestic Sewing Machine Company
Clark’s O.N.T. Cotton Thread Company
Corticelli Silk Thread Company
Pharr and Long Clothiers 42 S. Tryon St., Charlotte, N.C.
J.P. Coats Thread Company
Willimantic Thread Company and/or Willimantic Linen Company
Chicago-Kenosha Hosiery Company:-Kenosha, Wisconsin
E.C.Stahn and Company:-Chester, S. C. (Watches, Jewelry and sewing machines)
Electric and Power Companies
Southern Power Company
Duke Power Company
Lancaster Light and Power Company
Potomac Electric Company
General Electric Company
Gold and Silver Companies
Reed Gold Mine
Gastonia Gold Mine
Gold Hill Mining Company
King’s Mountain Gold Mine (and Railway Company as above)
Clyta Oro Mining Company-Supplied all the gold for the Federal Reserve
Union Silver Company
Lotowana Silver Mining Company
Iron and Steel (and other metals) Companies
Lincoln Iron Company (formerly Lincolnton Tin Mine and Smelter) now Carnegie Steel)
Woodward Iron Company
Ingall’s Steel Company
The Ingalls Iron Works Company of Birmingham. Alabama
Carnegie Steel Company
Aluminum Company of American (ALCOA) (#63)
Motor Vehicle Companies
American Motors Company (#109)
General Motors Corporation (# 2)
Cadillac Motor Car Company
Carolina Cadillac Company Studebaker Carriages and Wagons Company
Home Insurance Company 119 Broadway. New York (From Orrville and Selma, Alabama, allegedly the parent to all insurance companies )
Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York
Old American Insurance Company:- Kansas City
William’s and Gregory Insurance Company:- Lancaster. S. C.
Tobacco and Related Companies
R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
George W. Helme and Company (Helme’s Railroad Mill Snuff) Helmetta, N.J.
American Tobacco Company
Regalia De La Francis Cigar Company
Elgin National Watch Company
National “Elgin” Watch Company
I l l i n o i s “Springfield” Watch Company
American “Waltham” Watch Company
The Centennial (1776-1876) Watch Company
Waterbury Watch Company
Land and Real Estate Companies
Alabama Mineral Land Company of New York
Woodgin Plantation:-Leased to Frisco Railroad
Bondurant Plantation:-Leased to St. Louis-San Francisco Railroad
T. M. Hughes Real Estate Agency:-Lancaster, S. C.
Food and Other Household Goods
Gail Borden, Eagle Brand Milk Company (#73 Borden)
The Genessee Pure Food Company (#50 General Foods)
Heinzs Pickle Company (#139 Heinz 57)
The American Cereal Company (#176 Quaker Oats)
United Fruit Trading Company:- Linked to Grace Shipping Lines
Armour and Company:-(Formerly Armour Meat Packing Company)
The Lancaster Hardware Company
Mimaugh’s Department Store
Bibb’s Stove and Range Company
Swift and Company
The Woolson Spice Company
Cleveland’s Baking Powder Company
White Mountain Ice Cream Freezer Company
Arbuckle Brothers Coffee Company
King’s Buckwheat Flour Company
Lustro Cleaners Company
Lincolnton Drug Company: Became Rexall Drugs
Fleming Brothers Cologne
New Mown Hay Sachet Colgate and Company. Perfumers of New York
Boll Brothers Manufacturing Company Harrisburg, Pa. (metal beds and bedding)
Tarrant’s Aperient Seltzer Company
Celluloid Eye Glasses Company (Patent #03-13-1877) S.O.M. Company
Steele and Price Manufacturing Company (Yeast, flavoring extracts etc., Chicago, III.)
Brown’s Iron Bitters Company
Richmond Heater Company (wood burning heaters)
Charles W.S. Banks Furniture Company Baltimore, Md
Peloubet and Company, Bloomfield. NJ – Mfr. Standard Brand Organs
Ehvet Magnesia Mfg Company
Boston Rubber Shoe Company
Sears, Roebuck and Co.
Colt Firearms Company
Standard Oil Company
B. F. Goodrich Company
Sherwin-Williams Paint Company
The Fort Mill Manufacturing Company
Catawba Fertilizer Company
Lancaster Manufacturing Company
Western Union Telegraph Company
Ashley Phosphate Fertilizer Company
Steamship (British) Manhattan
Lancaster Merchantile Company
Pearl Powder Company
H.S. Robinson and Company
Walter A. Wood Company of New York
Knapp and Company of New York
Scott and Bowne Manufacturing Company of New York
Reinthanl and Newman of New York
J. Lichtenstein and Son of New York
Bimbel Brothers Stores New York and Philadelphia
Rochester Photo Press of Rochester, New York
Newmond and Company Buffalo, New York
I. C. Hood and Company
E.W. Hoyte and Company
Dr. J. C. Bayer and Company-Bayer Aspirin Co.
Hill and Greene
Ed V. Price and Company
W. B. Clapp, Young and Company
Hurst, Purnell and Company
National Twist Drill and Tool Co.
Millhiser’s Manufacturing Company
Joseph Emmanuel and Company
Silverine Company-Onieda Silver Co.
J. P. Stevens and Brothers (paper mill)
The Hamilton Company of Canada
Cabbet and Company of Spain
In order to keep the true ownership hidden from the government and the public all of these companies and hundreds more were tucked away in parent corporations and companies, almost all of the railroads across the united states were merged into the new “Southern Railway”, merger of 1906 that J. P. Morgan helped orchestrate for Payseur.
The Southern Railway, which contained almost all of the railway companies were hidden in one little insignificant short railway line that was called the “Lancaster and Chester Railway Company”. The family joke is that they own a little railroad company by the name of the L&C Railway Company and it has a spur line called Southern Railway, which is ostensively all the railroads. They also own one other important little railroad, “The Cheraw and Chester Railroad Company”.
The Lancaster and Chester Railway, was owned by a cotton mill by the name of the “Lancaster Cotton Mill”, which was owned by L.C. Payseur, the name of Lancaster Cotton Mill was changed in the 1930’s to Springs Mills Inc. but the ownership was still by L.C. Payseurs’. It is very important that you remember this one little paragraph.
L.C. Payseur also owned “The Bank of Lancaster”, which in recent years has gone on a name changing tangent the last known names were the (NCNB) North Carolina National Bank then it merged with itself and became known as NationsBank. For a short digression, research discovered that in the 1980’s George Bush became the chairman of the executive committee of First International Bank of Houston. He also became a director of First International Bank shares. Inc. (“InterFirst”). InterFirst became the largest bank in Texas and was reportedly running speculation all over South America, China and Europe. Later InterFirst merged with Republic Bank in 1987 to form First Republic Bank, eventually as it appeared all banks in Texas got into a non-sovereign situation if you can believe that.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, with the connivance of the IRS, awarded the assets of First Republic Bank to the North Carolina National Bank in exchange for no payment whatsoever on the part of NCNB. Why should they have to pay themselves? NationsBank, which is reputedly a darling of the intelligence community, which is not quite right but makes some sense, being as the banks and CIA are owned by the railroad.
Payseur also owned “Southern Power Company” which is today known as “Southern Company” and owns the control of all power companies in the united states by law that states that only railroads can manufacture electricity. That is why everyone that comes up with a better and cheaper form of energy and would become a threat to the power company is put out of business. Because the railroad has a monopoly at least until the 99 year leases are up.
Payseur owned “The Lancaster Manufacturing Company”, which controlled the production of all wood products, such as railroad ties, railroad cars, service poles, furniture, paper etc., etc.. This is where the railroad land grants come in with such names as Boise Cascade, Weyerhaeuser, Crown Zellierback. Mead, Regency companies using the railroad land leased to them “only” from Payseur to product trees for wood products.
These companies do not own the land they operate under leases, they do not have the right to sell railroad or timber land that they use. they do not own the land nor the companies.
Mr. Payseur also owned a company by the name of “The Lancaster Cotton Oil”, this company started the manufacture of fertilizer and other related items.
Leroy Springs was appointed President of all of Mr. Payseurs companies to oversee them, he was also Mr. Payseurs’ attorney and a trustee for his affairs. He was trusted with all kinds of important documents, affidavits and secrets, as to who the true owners were of these companies.
Remember that it was stated earlier that the northerner’s couldn’t get the southern people to work for them, so Northerners would appoint the old ex-confederate officers to run the companies owned by Yankees after the Civil War and all the confiscation’s. That is how Leroy Springs got involved with the Lancaster Cotton Mill, and the other companies. He was a manager not an owner.
For further information on the companies see below.
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