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American Silversmiths

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(1730-1805)
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Everard Benjamin
(1807-1873)

 

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Esther B. Merwin

Everard Benjamin

  • Born: 5 Jun 1807, Milford CT
  • Marriage: Esther B. Merwin on 21 May 1833 in Orange CT
  • Died: 20 Aug 1873

  General notes:

Silversmith, jeweler, and watchmaker

  Events in his life were:


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  • He worked from 1829 to 1864 as a silversmith, jeweler, and watchmaker in New Haven CT as E. BENJAMIN & Co, taking over his father's shop at 98 Chapel Street. 3

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  • Alternate Mark for E. BENJAMIN & Co.
  • C 1834: He was an early disciple of John Humphrey Noyes, founder of the Perfectionist utopia, The Onieda Community.

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  • Watch paper, c 1840
    American Antiquarian Society
  • He appeared on the 1850 census taken at New Haven CT, listed as a jeweler.

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  • Advertised in the Beckwith's Almanac (New Haven CT), 1857,
  • Advertised in the Bangor Daily Whig and Courier (Bangor ME), 18 May 1861, as part of a group endorsement of the Waltham Watch Company.

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  • He was a partner from circa 1865 to 1873 with George Hare Ford in New Haven CT as BENJAMIN & FORD. 4

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  • Advertised in the Yale Literary Magazine (New Haven CT), Jul 1868,

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  • Tradecard, c 1870
    Private Collection

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  • Example:
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  • Tradecard, c 1870
    Private Collection

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  • Tradecard, c 1870
    Private Collection

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  • Tradecard, c 1870
    Private Collection

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  • Tradecard, c 1870
    Private Collection
  • He appeared on the 1870 census taken at New Haven CT, listed as a jeweler.

Everard married Esther B. Merwin on 21 May 1833 in Orange CT. (Esther B. Merwin was born on 16 Feb 1811 in Orange CT and died on 13 Jun 1885.)




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