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American Silversmiths

Nathaniel Phelps
(1757-1833)
Lucy Strong
(1762-1834)
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Ebenezer Strong Phelps
(1788-1872)

 

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Anna Wright

Ebenezer Strong Phelps

  • Born: 1 Sep 1788, Northampton MA
  • Marriage: Anna Wright on 24 Feb 1812 in Northampton MA
  • Died: 19 Mar 1872, Princeton IL

  General notes:

Silversmith and watchmaker

  Events in his life were:


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  • He was a partner from circa 1812 to 1814 with James Crooks in Northampton MA as CROOKS & PHELPS. 4
  • Advertised in the Hampshire Gazette (Northampton MA), Nov 1812, stating that the firm of CROOKS & PHELPS had ". . . taken the shop at No. 16 Merchants Row, directly opposite the meeting house of Mr. Isaac Gere, deceased, where they have and intent to keep on hand . . . gold and gilt watch chains, ear hoops and knobs, finger rings, etc. They manufacture and keep constantly on hand, silver table and tea spoons, gold beads, etc." 3
  • Advertised in the Hampshire Gazette (Northampton MA), 9 Nov 1814, announcing the dissolution of CROOKS & PHELPS. 4
  • He worked from circa 1815 to 1823 as a silversmith in Northampton MA
  • He was a partner from 1823 to 1826 with ? Strong in Northampton MA as PHELPS & STRONG. 3
  • He was a partner from 1827 to 1828 with Nelson Holland in Northampton MA as PHELPS & HOLLAND. 3
  • He was a partner from 1828 to 1830 with G. W. White in Northampton MA as PHELPS & WHITE. 3
  • He worked from 1831 to 1838 as a silversmith and watchmaker in Springfield IL
  • He worked from circa 1838 to 1860 as a silversmith and watchmaker in Princeton IL
  • He appeared on the 1850 census taken at Macon IL, listed as a watchmaker.
  • He appeared on the 1870 census taken at Princeton IL, listed as retired.

Ebenezer married Anna Wright on 24 Feb 1812 in Northampton MA. (Anna Wright was born on 10 May 1791 in Northampton MA, christened on 22 May 1791 and died on 5 Jul 1873 in Princeton IL.)




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