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Judith Sherman

Joshua Wilder

  • Born: 12 Dec 1786, Hingham MA
  • Marriage: Judith Sherman in 1812 in Hingham MA
  • Died: 4 Oct 1860, Hingham MA

  General notes:

Clock and watchmaker

  Events in his life were:

  • Apprenticed about 1799 to John Bailey in Hingham MA
  • He worked from circa 1806 to 1860 as a clockmaker in Hingham MA
    Considered the most prolific and influential Hingham clockmaker. He is renowned for his exceptional grandfather clocks and diminutive dwarf shelf clocks.

  • Watch paper, c 1810
    American Antiquarian Society

  • Tall case clock, c 1824-1830
    Private Collection
    h: 48 1/4"
    w: 12"
    photo courtesy of Gary R. Sullivan Antiques Inc.

Joshua married Judith Sherman in 1812 in Hingham MA. (Judith Sherman was born on 21 May 1792 in Sandwich MA.)

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