William Abraham Atkinson
- Marriage: Mary Massingill in 1792 in Lincolnton, Lincoln, NC
Silversmith and clockmaker
Events in his life were:
- He worked c 1787 as a silversmith and watchmaker in Baltimore MD
- Advertised in the Maryland Gazette or Baltimore Advertiser, 18 Sep 1787,
- He worked from circa 1792 to 1795 as a silversmith and watchmaker in Lincolnton, Lincoln, NC
- He worked from circa 1795 to 1800 as a silversmith and watchmaker in Concord NC
- Advertised in the Halifax's North Carolina Journal, 5 Jan 1795, announcing the robbers had ". . . broke open the shop of William A. Atkinson, watch maker in Lincolnton, and robbed [him] of seven silver watches of the following names and mumbers, viz. Robt. Ridges, London, No. 267, Alex. Anderson, London, No. 9698, Fran. Briggs, London, No. 1511, R. Stanhope, London, No. 400. Jas. Thornton, London, No. 327. P. Pagne, London, No. 583. John Carrell, Philadelphia, Number no[t] known; it turns the hour in a small circle at one side of the face, and the day of the month in another small circle, a second hand moves in the centrethe hands are gold. Also one hundred ounces of silver, of the following description, viz. an old sword mounting, an odd shoe and knee-buckle, cut money, filings, one dozen and a half of teaspoons unfinished, three pairs of finished scissars [sic], 40 small files for watchmaking, and a number of main springs. . . ."
- He worked c 1801 as a silversmith and watchmaker in Jonesboro TN
- He worked from 1802 to 1807 as a silversmith and watchmaker in Kingston TN
William married Mary Massingill in 1792 in Lincolnton, Lincoln, NC.