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American Silversmiths

Samuel Church
(1758-1844)
Dorothy Olmsted
(1759-1830)
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Joseph Church
(1793-1876)

 

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Eliza Janes

Joseph Church

  • Born: 13 Jun 1793, Hartford CT
  • Marriage: Eliza Janes on 9 Sep 1819 in Hartford CT
  • Died: 14 Feb 1876, Hartford CT

  General notes:

Silversmith and watchmaker

  Events in his life were:

  • When he was young his father moved the family to Lee MA and built the first paper mill in western Massachusetts. Joseph returned to Hartford in his early 20's and was apprenticed to Jacob Sargaent and Horace Goodwin. In 1818 established his own business on Henry St., later moving his shop to Main St. In partnership in 1827 with William Rogers, a former apprentice. Two other apprentices, C. C. Strong and L. T. Wells, bought his business in 1841. He was an official and director of the Aetna Life Insurance Company and a director of the Connecticut River Band. The landscape painter, Frederick E. Church, was his son. 3

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  • He was a partner from 1825 to 1836 with William Hazen Rogers in Hartford CT as CHURCH & ROGERS, clock and watchmakers. Listed in the 1828 city directory at 110 Main Street. 4

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  • Alternate Mark for CHURCH & ROGERS

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  • Watch paper for CHURCH & ROGERS, c 1835
    American Antiquarian Society

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  • Watch paper for CHURCH & ROGERS, c 1835
    American Antiquarian Society
  • He worked from 1840 to 1847 as a silversmith, jeweler, and watchmaker in Hartford CT 4

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  • He appeared on the 1850 census taken at Hartford CT, listed as a watchmaker.
  • He appeared on the 1860 census taken at Hartford CT, listed as a jeweler.
  • He appeared on the 1870 census taken at Hartford CT, listed as retired from business.

Joseph married Eliza Janes on 9 Sep 1819 in Hartford CT. (Eliza Janes was born on 2 Mar 1796 in Hartford CT and died on 17 Jul 1883 in Hartford CT.)




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