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Benjamin Toppan

  • Born: 21 Oct 1747, Manchester MA
  • Marriage: Sarah Holmes on 22 Oct 1770 in Boston MA
  • Died: 29 Jan 1831, Northampton MA

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  Events in his life were:

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  • Moved to Northampton in 1768. Court records in Northampton show Benjamin Tappan of Northampton, goldsmith, sold land to Nathaniel Fowles trader, of the same place, and to George Blackman in 1794. Other deeds recorded in Springfield, Hampshire County, bear reference to his trade. A goldsmith for about 20 years, he later went into general business—dry goods, hardware, etc., and altogether was in business in Northampton 62 years. 3
  • He was a partner c 1795 with ? Fowle in Northampton MA as TAPPAN & FOWLE 4
  • He was a partner from circa 1805 to 1831 with ? Whitney in Northampton MA as TAPPAN & WHITNEY 4
  • Advertised in the Hampshire Gazette, 5 Dec 1827, for the firm of TAPPAN & WHITNEY. 3

Benjamin married Sarah Holmes, daughter of William Holmes and Rebecca Dawes, on 22 Oct 1770 in Boston MA. (Sarah Holmes was born on 2 Jan 1748 in Boston MA and died on 26 Mar 1826 in Northampton MA.)

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