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American Silversmiths

William Gelston
(1756-1840)
Scena Sayre
(1760-1846)
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Hugh Gelston
(1794-1873)

 

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Hugh Gelston

  • Born: 30 Aug 1794, East Haddam CT
  • Died: 5 Aug 1873, Gelston Heights MD

  General notes:

Silversmith

  Events in his life were:


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  • He was a partner from circa 1816 to 1825 with George I. Welles in Boston MA as GEORGE WELLES & Co and later WELLES & GELSTON, importers of jewelry and military regalia at 56 Cornhill.

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  • Alternate Mark
  • He was a partner from 1816 to 1821 with James Gould in Baltimore MD as GELSTON & GOULD from shop at corner of Baltimore and South Charles Streets. 30

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  • He was a partner from circa 1825 to 1827 with George I. Welles and Horace Porter in Boston MA as WELLES, GELSTON & PORTER.

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  • Invoice, 18 Oct 1825
    Winterthur Library
  • He worked from 1825 to 1833 as a silversmith in Baltimore MD 30
  • He appeared on the 1850 census taken at Baltimore MD, listed as a merchant.



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