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American Silversmiths

Valentine Skiffe
Lucretia Warner
(abt 1794-)
Valentine Warner Skiff


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Grace Ann Mason

Valentine Warner Skiff

  • Born: 11 Jul 1818, Chilmark MA
  • Marriage: Grace Ann Mason c 1840
  • Died: 17 Sep 1901, Athens GA

  General notes:

Silversmith, jeweler, and watchmaker

  Events in his life were:

  • He worked from circa 1840 to 1848 as a silversmith, jeweler, watchmaker, and engraver in Springfield MA

  • Map, 1846
    State Library of Massachusetts
    One of several plates engraved for the The Springfield Almanac, Directory, and Business Advertise.

  • Advertised in the Springfield Almanac, Directory, and Business Advertiser (Springfield MA), 1847,

  • He was a partner from 1848 to 1849 with Emery A. Whipple in Springfield MA as WHIPPLE & SKIFFE. 4
  • Letter from James Martin Skiff, 4 Jun 1850
    Private Collection
    Burgy    June 4 1850


    I wish you to bring up two watches that I laid on the bench. Smith will tell you the ones. Tell Smith to send up to Winchell [Volney Winchell] those spoons that are marked for him.

    J. M. Skiff                                                

  • He worked from circa 1850 to 1865 as a silversmith, jeweler, and watchmaker in Savannah GA
    Listed in the 1859 city directory at 129 Congress Street.
  • He worked from 1865 to 1875 as a silversmith, jeweler, and watchmaker in Northampton MA
  • He appeared on the 1870 census taken at Williamsburg MA, listed as a gold jeweler.
  • He worked from circa 1875 to 1890 as a jeweler and watchmaker in Athens GA
    Listed in the 1889 city directory at 233 East Broad Street.
  • He appeared on the 1880 census taken at Athens GA, listed as a watchmaker.

Valentine married Grace Ann Mason c 1840. (Grace Ann Mason was born on 7 Feb 1819 in Williamsburg MA and died in 1853 in Savannah GA.)

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