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American Silversmiths

David Smiley
(1760-1855)
Rachel Johnson
(1761-1842)
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David Smiley
(1800-)

 

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David Smiley

  • Born: 28 Dec 1800, Peterborough NH

  General notes:

Jeweler and watchmaker

  Events in his life were:

  • He worked from circa 1830 to 1880 as a jeweler and watchmaker in Peterborough NH
  • Letter to MATHEWSON & ALLEN
    Private Collection

    Petersboro N. H. Jany 2 1838

    Meßrs Mathewson & Allen

             Sirs I recvd yours of Dec 11 which informed me that you had recvd the Note that I left with you, and a ring

             I wish you to send me a pin the size and pattern — In Memory of with out the Chased Edge a narrow plain edge

             be particular to have a good fine gold pin made it is for a particular Friend

             I send your Sleight By the to morrow the 3d

    Respectfully Yours Etc

    Daniel Smiley jr

    you can leave the pin in three or weeks at the Brattle Street Tavern Abel Tompkins 32 Corn Hill and it will be safe

    D. Smiley jr

  • He appeared on the 1850 census taken at Peterborough NH, listed as a jeweler.
  • He appeared on the 1860 census taken at Peterborough NH, listed as a jeweler.
  • Master to Alfred F. Grimes abt 1868 in Peterborough NH.
  • He appeared on the 1870 census taken at Peterborough NH, listed as a jeweler.
  • He appeared on the 1880 census taken at Peterborough NH, listed as a jewelry repairer.



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