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American Silversmiths

Isaac Parker
(1692-1742)
Grace Hall
(1697-1754)
Zachariah Symmes
(1712-1772)
Grace Parker
(1716-1746)
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John Symmes
(1740-1792)

 

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Hepzibah Barrett

John Symmes

  • Born: 13 Oct 1740, Charlestown MA
  • Marriage: Hepzibah Barrett on 2 Jun 1766 in Boston MA
  • Died: 1792, Boston MA

  General notes:

Silversmith

  Events in his life were:

  • He worked from 1762 to 1787 as a silversmith in Boston MA
    He probably began his career by taking over one of the shops formerly run by his master and uncle, Daniel Parker. Parker ceased advertising his shop located between the Golden Ball and the Sign of Admiral Vernon in 1763. Symmes first advertisement was from a shop "near door the Golden Ball." Like his uncle, he was primarilly a retailer of imported and domestic wares and silversmith supplies. By the late 1780s, he had taken up auctioneering. 9
  • Advertised in the Boston-Gazette and Country Journal (Boston MA), 10 Feb 1766, "Imported From LONDON, and to be Sold by John Symmes, Goldsmith; Near the Golden Ball, BOSTON, Viz. Best neat new-fashion Shoe and Knee Chapes, round Brilliant Cypher Button Stones, Brilliant and Cypher Earing Stones, Brilliant & Cypher Ring ditto. Ring Sparks, Ruby and white Foyle, Buckle Brushes, rough and smooth Files &c. &c. &c." 3

John married Hepzibah Barrett on 2 Jun 1766 in Boston MA. (Hepzibah Barrett was born on 1 Jan 1748 in Boston MA.)




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