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American Silversmiths

Samuel George Simpson
(1768-)
Melinda Hull
(1773-)
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Samuel Simpson
(1814-1894)

 

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Martha Deette Benham

Samuel Simpson

  • Born: 7 Apr 1814, Wallingford CT
  • Marriage: Martha Deette Benham on 6 Jul 1835 in Wallingford CT
  • Died: 7 Apr 1894, Wallingford CT

  General notes:

Pewtersmith and silverplater

  Events in his life were:

  • Apprenticed from 1 Apr 1829 to 1834 to Charles and Hiram Yale in Meriden CT

    He remained with his masters as a journeyman and, after saving enough capital, bought out their business.
  • He was a partner from 1840 to 1842 with Morris Benham in Wallingford CT as SIMPSON & BENHAM.
  • He was a partner from 1843 to 1847 with Darius Benham in New York City NY as SIMPSON & BENHAM
  • He appeared on the 1850 census taken at Wallingford CT, listed as a comb manufacturer and farmer.

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  • He was a partner from 1866 to 1898 with Almer Ives Hall, Gurdon W. Hull, Charles Dwight Yale, and Friend Miller in Wallingford CT as SIMPSON, HALL, MILLER & Co. The firm became, in 1898, one of the founding members of International Silver. 12
  • He appeared on the 1870 census taken at Wallingford CT, listed as a manufacturer of britannia.
  • He was a partner from 1871 to 1898 with Egbert William Sperry, Albert Sperry, Abner Sperry, and R. L. McChristie in Wallingford CT as SIMPSON NICKEL SILVER Co, manufacturers of flatware blanks for Simpson, Hall, & Miller. 12
  • He appeared on the 1880 census taken at Wallingford CT, listed as a manufacturer of britannia.

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  • Advertised in the The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review, 1893,

Samuel married Martha Deette Benham on 6 Jul 1835 in Wallingford CT. (Martha Deette Benham was born on 16 Aug 1816 in Cheshire CT and died on 5 Aug 1897 in Wallingford CT.)




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