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American Silversmiths

Benjamin Pitman
(1728-bef 1814)
Abigail Simmons
(1728-)
Benjamin Pitman
(abt 1763-bef 1811)
Mrs. Benjamin Pitman
(-)
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Benjamin Pitman
(1800-1886)

 

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Elizabeth Reynolds

Benjamin Pitman

  • Born: 19 Mar 1800, Bristol RI
  • Marriage: Elizabeth Reynolds about 1818 in Bristol RI
  • Died: 20 Aug 1886, New Bedford MA

  General notes:

Silversmith and jeweler (tentative identification)

  Events in his life were:


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  • He worked from circa 1820 to 1870 as a silversmith and jeweler in New Bedford MA with a shop at 80 Union Street. 4

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  • Advertised in the The New-Bedford Directory (New Bedford MA), 1836,
  • He appeared on the 1850 census taken at New Bedford MA, listed as a silversmith.

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  • Cup, c 1851
    Private Collection
    h: 2 3/4" (to lip)
    d: 2 1/2" (lip)
    Engraved "Joshua Bunker / Born Sep 15, 1790 / Susan B. Brayton / Born April 14, 1851"
  • He appeared on the 1860 census taken at New Bedford MA, listed as a silversmith.
  • He appeared on the 1870 census taken at New Bedford MA, listed as a jeweler.
  • He appeared on the 1880 census taken at New Bedford MA, listed as retired.

Benjamin married Elizabeth Reynolds about 1818 in Bristol RI. (Elizabeth Reynolds was born about 1802 in Bristol RI.)




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