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American Silversmiths

Jabez Gorham
(1760-1802)
Catherine Tyler
(1762-1807)
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Jabez Gorham
(1792-1869)

 

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Spouses/Children:

1. Amey Thurber

2. Lydia Dexter

Jabez Gorham

  • Born: 18 Feb 1792, Providence RI
  • Marriage (1): Amey Thurber on 4 Dec 1816 in Providence RI
  • Marriage (2): Lydia Dexter on 16 Apr 1822 in Providence RI
  • Died: 24 Mar 1869

  General notes:

Silversmith

  Events in his life were:

  • Probably born in the house on Benefit Street, Providence, which is still standing, restored and marked under the guidance of Providence Preservation Society. His father held many civic offices. 3
  • He worked from 1818 to 1825 as a silversmith and jeweler in Providence RI manufacturing small items, becaming known for his "Gorham chain," unequaled at the time. 3
  • He was a partner from 1825 to 1831 with Stanton Beebe in Providence RI as GORHAM & BEEDE, with a shop at 73 North Main Street. 3

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  • He was a partner from 1831 to 1837 with Henry Lamson Webster in Providence RI as GORHAM & WEBSTER, with a shop at 12 Steeple Street. 3

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  • Alternate Mark for GORHAM & WEBSTER

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  • Alternate Mark for GORHAM & WEBSTER

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  • He was a partner from 1841 to 1850 with John Gorham in Providence RI as J GORHAM & SON, listed in the 1849 New England Mercantile Union Business Directory with a shop at 10 and 12 Canal Street. Son John was one of the first to recognize the advantages of machinery and introduced factory production methods to augment hand work. 3

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  • Alternate Mark for J GORHAM & SON
  • He appeared on the 1850 census taken at Providence RI, listed as a silversmith.

Jabez married Amey Thurber on 4 Dec 1816 in Providence RI. (Amey Thurber was born on 30 Jan 1795 in Providence RI and died on 26 Nov 1820 in Providence RI.)


Jabez next married Lydia Dexter on 16 Apr 1822 in Providence RI. (Lydia Dexter was born on 11 Nov 1797 in Smithfield RI and died on 4 Sep 1873.)




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