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American Silversmiths

William Smith
(1667-1730)
Abigail Fowle
(1679-1771)
Ebenezer Austin
(1704-1742)
Mary Smith
(1710-1800)
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Ebenezer Austin
(1733-1800)

 

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Ebenezer Austin

  • Born: 9 Nov 1733, Charlestown MA
  • Christened: 11 Nov 1733, Charlestown MA
  • Died: 19 Oct 1800

  General notes:

Silversmith

  Events in his life were:


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  • Alternate Mark
  • Boston MA, 1745: following the death of his father, Austin became the ward of silversmith Samuel Edwards. It is possible that Austin served his apprenticeship with him, though he may have trained under his cousin, Josiah. 9

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  • Ladle, c 1760
    Private Collection 14
    l: 14 1/2"
  • He worked before 1761 as a silversmith in Charlestown MA 3
  • He worked from 1761 to 1788 as a silversmith in Hartford CT 3
  • Advertised in the Connecticut Courant (Hartford CT), 16 Jul 1782, "Tools and contents of Shop, for sale cheap, for cash." 18
  • He worked from circa May 1789 to 1800 as a silversmith in Charlestown MA from a shop "Near to the Square." 9



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