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American Silversmiths

Joseph Baker
(1763-)
Lucy Stevens
(-)
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Stephens Baker
(1791-1883)

 

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Spouses/Children:

1. Adeline Batchelder
2. Mary Ann Foster

Stephens Baker

  • Born: 14 Nov 1791, Beverly MA
  • Marriage (1): Adeline Batchelder on 26 Jul 1827 in Beverly MA
  • Marriage (2): Mary Ann Foster on 6 Jul 1871 in Beverly MA
  • Died: 27 Mar 1883, Beverly MA

  General notes:

Silversmith and jeweler

  Events in his life were:


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  • Apprenticed about 1805 to John Ellingwood in Salem MA

    When Ellingwood gave up silversmithing soon afterwards to become a lay preacher, Baker continued his training with Jabez Baldwin.
  • He worked from circa 1815 to 1818 as a silversmith in Wilmington NC 3
  • Wilmington NC, 1816: initiated as a Mason in St. John's Lodge.
  • Advertised in the Cape Fear Recorder (Wilmington NC), 5 Apr 1817, thanking the public for past patronage and offering jewelry, watches, and silver tea- and tablespoons. 25
  • Advertised in the Cape Fear Recorder (Wilmington NC), 9 May 1818, announcing that he wished to close his shop and offering a range of goods for sale.
  • He worked after 1818 as a silversmith and jeweler in Beverly MA
    He was also involved in civic affairs and served many years as postmaster, Justice of the Peace, and public notary. 3
  • Beverly MA, 1824: a founding member of Liberty Masonic Lodge and its first secretary.
  • He appeared on the 1850 census taken at Beverly MA, listed as Justice of the Peace.
  • He appeared on the 1870 census taken at Beverly MA, listed as Justice of the Peace.

Stephens married Adeline Batchelder on 26 Jul 1827 in Beverly MA. (Adeline Batchelder was born on 13 Jan 1801 in Beverly MA.)


Stephens next married Mary Ann Foster on 6 Jul 1871 in Beverly MA. (Mary Ann Foster was born on 22 Feb 1811 in Beverly MA.)




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