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American Silversmiths

Zebediah Farnum
(1746-)
Mary Hibbard
(abt 1743-)
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Rufus Farnam
(1766-1863)

 

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Spouses/Children:

1. Lois Cady Reese

2. Elizabeth Kelly
3. Priscilla Langley

Rufus Farnam

  • Born: 9 Mar 1766, Canterbury CT
  • Marriage (1): Lois Cady Reese on 2 Sep 1798 in Attleboro MA
  • Marriage (2): Elizabeth Kelly on 2 Sep 1811 in Boston MA
  • Marriage (3): Priscilla Langley on 2 Jun 1815 in Boston MA
  • Died: 24 Sep 1863

  General notes:

Silversmith and jeweler

  Events in his life were:


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  • Alternate Mark

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  • He worked from 1795 to 1800 as a silversmith in Boston MA list in 1800 city directory with a shop at no. 1 Marlborough Street and house at no. 14 Summer Street.

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  • He was a partner from 1800 to 1809 with Henry Farnam in Boston MA 4

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  • Alternate Mark for RUFUS & HENRY FARNAM.

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  • Urn by R & H FARNAM, c 1805
    Metropolitan Museum of Art
    h: 16 7/16"
    d: 5 1/2" (of foot)
    wt: 45 oz, 19 dwt

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  • Cup, c 1806
    Private Collection
    h: 6"
    Engraved on opposite sides "John Barnes / 1806" and "Sarah Barnes / 1806" for John and Sarah (Howe) Barnes who married on 8 March 1786.
  • Norwich CT, Sep 1807: from Joseph Carpenter's son, Charles, he and Henry Farnum bought his one-sixth part of the late silversmith's house, shop, store, and land, near the courthouse in Norwich. 3
  • He worked from circa 1810 to 1830 as a silversmith and jeweler in Boston MA
    Listed in the 1815 city directory at 57 Cornhill Street.

Rufus married Lois Cady Reese on 2 Sep 1798 in Attleboro MA. (Lois Cady Reese was born about 1777 in Windham CT and died on 17 Feb 1805.)


Rufus next married Elizabeth Kelly on 2 Sep 1811 in Boston MA. (Elizabeth Kelly was born about 1790 and died on 20 Jan 1814.)


Rufus next married Priscilla Langley on 2 Jun 1815 in Boston MA. (Priscilla Langley was born about 1794.)




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