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William Robinson Pitman


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Esther Matilda Thurston

William Robinson Pitman

  • Born: 6 Aug 1804, Newport RI
  • Marriage: Esther Matilda Thurston on 24 Nov 1828
  • Died: 27 Apr 1891, New Bedford MA

  General notes:

Silversmith, jeweler, and watchmaker

  Events in his life were:

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  • He worked from 1825 to 1835 as a silversmith in Providence RI
    Listed in the 1826 city directory with a shop at 55 Weybosset Street. 3
  • He worked from 1836 to 1856 as a silversmith, jeweler, and watchmaker in New Bedford MA with a shop at 86 Union Street. 4

  • Advertised in the The New-Bedford Directory (New Bedford MA), 1836,
  • He appeared on the 1850 census taken at New Bedford MA, listed as a silversmith.
  • He worked after 1856 as a general merchant and jeweler in Newport RI
  • He appeared on the 1870 census taken at Newport RI, listed as a jeweler.
  • He appeared on the 1880 census taken at Newport RI, listed as a jeweler.

William married Esther Matilda Thurston on 24 Nov 1828. (Esther Matilda Thurston was born on 25 Jul 1800 in Newport RI and died on 7 Nov 1834 in Newport RI.)

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