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American Silversmiths

Richard Bruff
(1670-bef 1730)
Rachel Earle
(abt 1680-1720)
Thomas Bruff
(abt 1700-bef 1772)
Mrs. Mary Bruff
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Joseph Bruff
(1730-1784)

 

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Mrs. Joseph Bruff

Joseph Bruff

  • Born: 1730, Talbot MD
  • Marriage: Mrs. Joseph Bruff about 1760
  • Died: 1784, Easton MD

  General notes:

Silversmith, jeweler, and watchmaker

  Events in his life were:

  • He worked from circa 1755 to 1785 as a silversmith, jeweler, and watchmaker in Easton MD 4
  • Advertised in the Philadelphia Gazette, 1 Jan 1767, announcing that "Joseph Bruff, goldsmith, located at Talbot Court House. . . carries on the goldsmith's and jeweller's business as usual. . ."
  • He signed a will on 12 Mar 1784. He specified that "all my handicraft tools and materials used in carrying on and prosecuting the silversmith's business" go to his eldest son Thomas with the proviso that should his younger son Joseph desire to follow the same trade, Thomas relinquish half the tools and goods in as good condition as when he received them.

Joseph married Mrs. Joseph Bruff about 1760.




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