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American Silversmiths

John Osgood
(1712-1775)
Huldah Frye
(1737-1805)
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John Osgood
(1770-1840)

 

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Sarah Porter

John Osgood

  • Born: 20 Jun 1770, Andover MA
  • Marriage: Sarah Porter on 4 May 1797 in Haverhill NH
  • Died: 29 Jun 1840, Haverhill NH

  General notes:

Silversmith and clockmaker

  Events in his life were:


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  • Alternate Mark mark also used by son.

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  • Alternate Mark mark also used by son.
  • Apprenticed c 1783 to Michael Carleton in Bradford MA
  • He worked from circa 1790 to 1793 as a silversmith and clockmaker in Andover MA
  • He worked from circa 1793 to 1817 as a silversmith and clockmaker in Haverhill NH well known as a silversmith and maker of clocks. His shop "had two rooms, the front one a salesroom and the rear one a work shop where was a forge for melting the brass for the clocks, and the old Spanish dollars for the spoons, shoe and knee buckles." 3
  • Advertised in Spooner's Vermont Journal, , 4 Nov 1793,
    JOHN OSGOOD, Most respectfully informs his friends and the public, that he has lately opened a shop at the south end of Mr. John Montgomery's house; where he carries on the Clock and Watch business, with neatness and dispatch, and the least favors accepted by him.

    N.B. Country produce taken in part pay for clocks.

    Haverhill, Coos, Oct. 26th, 1793
  • Appointed after 1795 as Sealer of Weights and Measures in Haverhill NH
    He was later appointed Town Clerk and Treasurer 3

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  • Clock, c 1800
    Private Collection
    photo courtesy of Gary R. Sullivan Antiques Inc.

John married Sarah Porter on 4 May 1797 in Haverhill NH. (Sarah Porter was born on 27 Apr 1777 in Haverhill NH and died on 5 Feb 1859 in Haverhill NH.)




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