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Abraham Burnap
Irene Wright
Stephen Bingham
Sarah Long
Abner Burnap
Sarah Bingham
Ela Burnap


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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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