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George R. Downing
(abt 1790-1876)

 

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Spouses/Children:

Mrs. Mary Downing

George R. Downing

  • Born: abt 1790, Columbia, NY
  • Marriage: Mrs. Mary Downing
  • Died: 1 Jun 1876, Brooklyn NY

  General notes:

Silversmith and jeweler

  Events in his life were:

  • He worked c 1810 as a silversmith in Newark NJ

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  • He was a partner from circa 1810 to 1815 with Silas Phelps in Newark NJ as DOWNING & PHELPS.

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  • Alternate Mark

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  • He worked after 1815 as a silversmith and jeweler in New York City NY
    Listed in Longworth's 1834 city directory at 96 Reade Street and at 6 Cortlandt in 1843. Listed with his sons in Trow's 1860 Directory at 19 Maiden Lane.

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  • He was a partner c 1838 with Samuel Baldwin in Newark NJ as DOWNING & BALDWIN, with a shop at 268 Broad Street.

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  • Advertised in the Directory of the city of Newark (Newark NJ), 1838,

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  • Watch paper for DOWNING & BALDWIN, c 1840
    Private Collection
  • He appeared on the 1850 census taken at Brooklyn NY, listed as a jeweler.
  • He appeared on the 1855 census taken at Brooklyn NY, listed as a jeweler.
  • He appeared on the 1860 census taken at Brooklyn NY, listed as a jeweler.
  • He appeared on the 1865 census taken at Brooklyn NY, listed as a jeweler.

George married Mrs. Mary Downing. (Mrs. Mary Downing was born about 1797 in New Jersey.)




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