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American Silversmiths

Walter Nichols
(1748-1823)
Rachel Peabody Stoddard
(1750-1845)
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William Stoddard Nichols
(1785-1871)

 

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Elizabeth Pitman

William Stoddard Nichols

  • Born: 27 Oct 1785, Newport RI
  • Marriage: Elizabeth Pitman on 1 Apr 1815 in Newport RI
  • Died: 1871, Newport RI

  General notes:

Silversmith and jeweler

  Events in his life were:


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  • He worked from circa 1808 to 1850 as a silversmith in Newport RI after several moves, his shop was at 155 Thames St. in 1842. 3
  • Advertised in the Newport Mercury (Newport RI), 10 Sep 1808, advertised ". . . all orders for gold and silver punctually attended to." Similar ads ran 25 Nov 1809, 23 June 1810, and 19 Oct 1811. 3
  • Advertised in the Newport Daily News (Newport RI), 20 Aug 1857, as a silversmith with a shop at 94 Thames.
  • He appeared on the 1850 census taken at Newport RI, listed as a silversmith.
  • Advertised in the The Handbook of Newport and Rhode Island, 1852, as a "Manufacturer and Dealer in Standard Silverware, Jewelry, Plated Britannia and Japanned Ware"
  • Master to Henry Newton c 1859 in Newport RI.
    Newton is listed in Nichol's household as a 17 year old jeweler's apprentice in the 1860 census.
  • He appeared on the 1860 census taken at Newport RI, listed as a jeweler.

William married Elizabeth Pitman on 1 Apr 1815 in Newport RI. (Elizabeth Pitman was born on 28 Jul 1792 in Newport RI.)




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