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Nehemiah Beach Bassett

  • Born: Jul 1770, Stratford CT
  • Marriage: Martha Savage on 4 Oct 1792
  • Died: 7 Dec 1844, Schenectady NY

  General notes:

Silversmith and watchmaker

  Events in his life were:

  • He worked from 1795 to 1800 as a silversmith in Albany NY 4
  • Advertised in the The Albany Gazette (Albany NY), 23 Oct 1795,
    "Nehemiah B. Bassett, Clock and Watch Maker, Respectfully informs the Public, that he has commenced business at the sign of the silver watch at No. 12, upper end of Market-street, makes, cleans and repais Clocks and Watches, an warrants them to perform well. Gentlemen that will please to favor him with their custom, may depend on having their orders faithfully executed, and on the most reasonable terms. For sale, Watch chains, Seals, Keys, &c."

  • He was a partner from 25 Aug 1800 to 7 Oct 1805 with Joseph Warford in Albany NY. At the dissolution of the partnership, Warford was paid $1800 in cash for his half of the stock in trade.
  • He worked from 1805 to 1820 as a silversmith in Albany NY 4
  • He worked after 1820 as a silversmith in Schenectady NY 4

Nehemiah married Martha Savage on 4 Oct 1792. (Martha Savage was born on 14 Oct 1770 in Middletown CT.)

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