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American Silversmiths

Benjamin Dexter
(1778-1846)
Ruth Delano
(1779-1849)
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Benjamin Dexter
(1817-1879)

 

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Elizabeth Pease Delano

Benjamin Dexter

  • Born: 1 Jun 1817, Rochester MA
  • Marriage: Elizabeth Pease Delano on 31 May 1840 in New Bedford MA
  • Died: 17 Apr 1879, New Bedford MA

  General notes:

Silversmith, jeweler, and watchmaker

  Events in his life were:

  • He worked from 1837 to 1859 as a silversmith, jeweler, and watchmaker in New Bedford MA listed in city directories 1839-1841 in association with James Monroe, watchmaker. In 1843, he took over the business of John Bailey at 14 Pleasent Street. 4
  • He appeared on the 1850 census taken at New Bedford MA, listed as a gold and silversmith.
  • He appeared on the 1855 census taken at New Bedford MA, listed as a jeweler.

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  • He was a partner from 1860 to 1879 with Cyreneus W. Haskins in New Bedford MA as DEXTER & HASKINS. Though he remained a partner until his death, ill health forced a virtual retirement to his farm at Marion for several years. 4
  • Advertised in the Bangor Daily Whig and Courier (Bangor ME), 18 May 1861, as part of a group endorsement of the Waltham Watch Company.
  • He appeared on the 1870 census taken at New Bedford MA, listed as a jeweler.

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  • Advertised in the The New Bedford Directory (New Bedford MA), 1875,

Benjamin married Elizabeth Pease Delano on 31 May 1840 in New Bedford MA. (Elizabeth Pease Delano was born on 23 Aug 1820 in New Bedford MA and died on 10 Dec 1881 in New Bedford MA.)




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