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American Silversmiths

Barzillia Benjamin
(1730-1805)
Anna Cheeseborough
(abt 1726-1825)
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Barzillia Benjamin
(1774-1844)

 

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Mary Wheeler

Barzillia Benjamin

  • Born: 28 Aug 1774, Milford CT
  • Marriage: Mary Wheeler on 16 Nov 1797 in Milford CT
  • Died: 6 Apr 1844, Bridgeport CT

  General notes:

Silversmith

  Events in his life were:


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  • He worked from 1800 to 1819 as a silversmith in Bridgeport CT in shop adjoining his house on East Main Street. 3
  • Advertised on 15 Aug 1813 (Bridgeport CT), offering military and fancy goods, silver-plated cut and thrust, and best gilt hangings for officers, brass mounted horsemen's hangars, gilt and brass mounted artillery swords, gilt and silver-plated epaulettes, guns, bayonets, cartridge boxes and bullets, rods and brushes, etc.
  • He worked from 1820 to 1829 as a silversmith in New Haven CT in the shop at the corner of Church & Chapel Streets formerly used by Robert Fairchild. On his return to Bridgeport in 1829, the shop was taken over by his son, Everard. 3

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  • 1825-1827: his name also appears in New York directories. 3
  • He worked from 1829 to 1844 as a silversmith in Bridgeport CT 4

Barzillia married Mary Wheeler on 16 Nov 1797 in Milford CT. (Mary Wheeler was born in 1778 in Milford CT and died on 3 Jan 1837.)




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