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American Silversmiths

Abraham Burnap
(1730-1800)
Irene Wright
(1733-1798)
Stephen Bingham
(1740-1835)
Sarah Long
(1743-1799)
Abner Burnap
(1764-)
Sarah Bingham
(1767-1840)
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Ela Burnap
(1784-1856)

 

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Ela Burnap

  • Born: 26 Dec 1784, Coventry CT
  • Died: 1 Dec 1856, Rochester NY

  General notes:

Silversmith and watchmaker

  Events in his life were:

  • He worked from before 1809 to 1813 as a silversmith and watchmaker in Boston MA listed as watchmaker in Boston Directory of 181o. 3
  • He was a partner c 1809 with Joshua James in Boston MA as BURNAP & JAMES, listed in 1809 Boston Directory as watchmakers and jewelers. 3
  • He worked in 1813 as a silversmith and watchmaker in Hartford CT 3
  • He worked from circa 1817 to 1821 as a silversmith and watchmaker in New York City NY listed in New York City Directory, 1817 3
  • He worked c 1821 as a silversmith and watchmaker in Eatonton GA where he advertised in the Georgia Journal on 6 March 1821:
    "All persons indebted to Nathaniel Saltonstall, formerly of the firm of Daniel B. Hempsted & Co., watchmakers, Eatonton, Putnam County, are requested to call and adjust their accounts before the first day of May, next.
    Ela Burnap
    Agent of Nathaniel Saltonstall
    "

    It is not known if he continued on until his move to Rochester NY in 1825 or if he only stayed long enough to put Saltonstall's affairs in order. 3
  • He worked from 1825 to 1844 as a silversmith in Rochester NY listed in the Directory for Rochester as a silversmith from 1827 until his retirement in 1844. 3



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