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Joseph Carpenter

  • Born: 4 Jul 1747, Woodstock CT
  • Marriage: Eunice Fitch on 29 Jun 1775 in Woodstock CT
  • Died: 1804, Norwich CT

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  Events in his life were:

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  • He worked in 1768 as a silversmith in Norwich CT in shop belonging to his stepfather, Joseph Peck. 3

  • Norwich CT, 1772: purchased various construction materials, presumably for building on land rented from church at 71 East Town Street. His shop was said to have occupied one side of building; his brother Gardner's mercantile business the other. The building, now a museum, still houses Carpenter's silversmith shop, one of few surviving. Built a house next to his shop in 1775. 3
  • Appointed Postmaster in Norwich CT. 3
  • Advertised in 1776 (Norwich CT), offering engravings of "four different views of Battles of Lexington, Concord, &c., copied from original Paintings taken on the Spot . . . six shillings per set for the plain engravings and eight shillings for the colored ones." 3

  • Creamer, c 1780
    Private Collection
    h: 4 3/4"
    wt: 3 oz, 12 dwt

  • Sugar bowl, c 1790
    Private Collection 14
    h: 9 1/2"
    Engraved KE for Katherine Ensworth of Norwich. Marked by both Joseph and Charles Carpenter

Joseph married Eunice Fitch on 29 Jun 1775 in Woodstock CT. (Eunice Fitch was born on 17 Apr 1755 in Norwich CT and died in 1797.)

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