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American Silversmiths

Stephen Hopkins
(1697-1769)
Susannah Peck
(1697-1755)
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Joseph W. Hopkins
(1730-1801)

 

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Hephzibah Clark

Joseph W. Hopkins

  • Born: 6 Jun 1730, Waterbury CT
  • Marriage: Hephzibah Clark on 28 Nov 1754
  • Died: 27 Mar 1801, New Haven CT

  General notes:

Silversmith

  Events in his life were:


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  • Alternate Mark
  • Learned silversmith trade and opened shop in Waterbury. Made plated knee buckles, shoe buckles, silver sleeve buttons and other silver and plated ware. First of his trade to seek business beyond local markets. 3
  • Advertised in the Connecticut Courant, 1766, that shop had been broken open; silver buckles, silver spoons, etc. stolen. Offered reward of five dollars. 3
  • Advertised in the Connecticut Courant, 31 Aug 1767, with Martin Bull of Farmington, in response to notice relative to silver prices, their determination to serve customers at rates "lower than the wages of most other tradesmen." 3
  • Advertised in the Connecticut Courant, 24 Nov 1772, a notice with lengthy description of Giles Richards, his apprentice, who had run away, and who had had the care of his shop for some time. Offered reward of ten dollars. 3
  • Advertised in the Connecticut Journal & New Haven Post-Boy, 22 Jan 1773, as a goldsmith. 3
  • Appointed Judge of the Probate Court about 1780. 3

Joseph married Hephzibah Clark on 28 Nov 1754. (Hephzibah Clark was born on 17 Oct 1729 in Waterbury CT and died on 29 Jul 1800 in New Haven CT.)




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