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American Silversmiths

William Kippen
(abt 1761-bef 1810)
Ruby Brewster
(1765-1801)
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George Kippen
(1790-1847)

 

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Elizabeth Meeker

George Kippen

  • Born: 11 Nov 1790, Middletown CT
  • Marriage: Elizabeth Meeker on 3 Jan 1814 in Bridgeport CT
  • Died: 28 Jul 1847, Bridgeport CT

  General notes:

Silversmith and watchmaker

  Events in his life were:


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  • Alternate Mark
  • He worked from circa 1810 to 1814 as a silversmith and watchmaker in Middletown CT 4

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  • He was a partner from 1821 to 1824 with William Wordin in Bridgeport CT as KIPPEN & WORDIN 4
  • Advertised in the Connecticut Courier (Bridgeport CT), 6 Jun 1821, "Watch-maker, earnestly solicits the patronage of his friends and the public; and although he cannot bombastically assert that he is from England or London, he hopes the public will not consider him the less entitled to their patronage, in being an American. . . . He has taken the store with Wm. Wordin, on the corner of State and Water streets, where he offers for sale the following items at reduced prices: English and French silver watches, Gold Watch-chains, Seals and Keys . . . Silver Tea and Table Spoons, Sugar Tongs. ..." This ad was obviously in competition with one placed by Thomas Green, from London, same day in same paper. 3
  • Advertised in 1824 (Bridgeport CT), shop at corner of Beaver and Broad Streets. 3
  • He was a partner in 1825 with Elias Camp in Bridgeport CT 3
  • He was a partner in 1830 with George A. Hoyt in Albany NY as HOYT & KIPPEN 3

George married Elizabeth Meeker on 3 Jan 1814 in Bridgeport CT. (Elizabeth Meeker was born on 9 Jun 1792 in Fairfield CT and died on 7 Dec 1864 in Bridgeport CT.)




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