Thomas De Voe (1811-1892) was a butcher by trade in New York City and had his business at the Jefferson Market from 1833 until 1872. He was also the author of two books The History of Public Markets (1862) and The Market Assistant (1867). The second title is a compendium of the surprising produce & livestock available in New York City. These included: squirrel, black bear, raccoon, pigeons, green geese, swan, and eels. In addition to these labors he was also the author of the Genealogy of the de Veaux Family in 1885. Quite the well-rounded man!