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American Silversmiths

Francis Pelletreau
Jane Osborne
(abt 1700-1733)
Elias Pelletreau
Sarah Gelston
John Pelletreau


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Mary Smith

John Pelletreau

  • Born: 29 Jul 1755, Southampton NY
  • Marriage: Mary Smith on 9 Apr 1785
  • Died: 26 Aug 1822

  General notes:


  Events in his life were:

  • He worked from circa 1775 to 1820 as a silversmith in Southampton NY working in his father's shop. During and after the Revolution, he handled an increasing amount of the silver work, marking the goods with his father's punch; there is evidence he continued to do so even after his father's death. 7

  • Covered sugar bowl, c 1820
    Private Collection
    h: 9"
    wt 16 oz 10 dwt
    Made by John, but marked with his father's mark. In 1802, John Lyon Gardiner commissioned a pair of porringers, which are documented in Pelletreau's account book. As here, the surviving porringer is also marked with his father's mark.

John married Mary Smith on 9 Apr 1785. (Mary Smith was born about 1770 in Southampton NY and died on 2 Dec 1817.)

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