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American Silversmiths

Ambrose Doolittle
(1719-1793)
Martha Munson
(1729-1811)
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Amos Doolittle
(1754-1832)

 

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Spouses/Children:

1. Phebe Tuttle
2. Esther Moss

Amos Doolittle

  • Born: 8 May 1754, Wallingford CT
  • Marriage (1): Phebe Tuttle on 8 Nov 1797 in New Haven CT
  • Marriage (2): Esther Moss on 13 May 1825 in Cheshire CT
  • Died: 2 Feb 1832, Cheshire CT

  General notes:

Silversmith and engraver.

  Events in his life were:

  • One of the earliest American engravers on copper, a craft he taught himself. Settled in New Haven as a young man. His shop was on the west side of College Street, south of Elm Street. A founder of that famous group known today as the Governor's Foot Guard. One of the patriots who marched to Cambridge under Capt. Benedict Arnold in Spring 1775. Probably assisted Abel Buell in engraving the latter's wall map of US territories based on the Peace of 1783. 3
  • Advertised in the Connecticut Journal & New-Haven Post-Boy (New Haven CT), 13 Dec 1775,
    This day published and to be sold at the store of James Lockwood, near the College, in New Haven, four different views of the Battle of Lexington, Concord, &c., on the 19th of April 1775.
            Plate I: The Battle of Lexington
            Plate II: A view of the town of Concord, with the Ministerial troop destroying the stores.
            Plate III: The Battle of North Bridge, in Concord.
            Plate IV: The South part of Lexington, where the first detachments were joined by Lord Percy.
    The above plates are neatly engraved on copper from the original paintings taken on the spot. Price, six shillings per set for the plain ones; or eight shillings coloured. 3
  • Advertised in the Connecticut Journal & New-Haven Post-Boy, 24 Feb 1779, as Amos Doolittle & Co., calico printing. 3
  • Advertised in the Connecticut Journal & New-Haven Post-Boy, 20 Apr 1780, as a silversmith, engraver, and jeweler. 3

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  • Portrait of James Cook 26

Amos married Phebe Tuttle on 8 Nov 1797 in New Haven CT. (Phebe Tuttle was born on 8 Aug 1764 in New Haven CT and died on 4 Mar 1825 in New Haven CT.)


Amos next married Esther Moss on 13 May 1825 in Cheshire CT. (Esther Moss was born on 25 Aug 1769 in Wallingford CT and died on 4 Jul 1848 in Cheshire CT.)




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