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American Silversmiths

Timothy Chandler
(1733-1770)
Elizabeth Copp
(1740-1830)
Timothy Chandler
(1762-aft 1848)
Sarah Abbott
(1769-)
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Abiel Chandler
(1807-1881)

 

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Mary Lawson Felt

Abiel Chandler

  • Born: 2 Apr 1807, Concord NH
  • Marriage: Mary Lawson Felt on 31 Oct 1833 in Boston MA
  • Died: 22 Apr 1881, Concord NH

  General notes:

Silversmith and clockmaker

  Events in his life were:

  • Although none of his pieces or marks are definatively known and he may not have worked on his own before 1825, we do know from the Concord Daily Monitor of 22 April 1881, in referring to his death, that he learned from his father the gold and silversmith trade and clockmaking business. Abiel went into a co-partnership with his father in 1829 under the name of A. CHANDLER & Co. which was dissolved in 1830, as reported in the New Hampshire Patriot of 4 December. The Concord, New Hampshire Directory of 1844-50 referred to him as maker of philosophical instruments. By 1874 he was listed as a florist and horticulturist. 3
  • He was a partner from 1829 to 1830 with Timothy Chandler in Concord NH as A. CHANDLER & Co. 3
  • He worked from circa 1830 to 1850 as a silversmith and clockmaker in Concord NH

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  • Lyre form wall clock (attributed), c 1835
    Old Sturbridge Village
    h: 39 5/8"
    w: 11 1/2"
  • He appeared on the 1850 census taken at Concord NH, listed as a farmer.
  • He appeared on the 1870 census taken at Concord NH, listed as a horticulturist.
  • He appeared on the 1880 census taken at Concord NH, listed as a gardener.

Abiel married Mary Lawson Felt on 31 Oct 1833 in Boston MA. (Mary Lawson Felt was born on 3 Aug 1813 in Charlestown MA and died on 12 Jan 1886 in Concord NH.)




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