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American Silversmiths

William Ward
(1705-1761)
Abigail Crampton
(1705-)
Bilious Ward
(1729-1777)
Beulah Hall
(1733-)
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James Ward
(1768-1856)

 

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Ruth Butler

James Ward

  • Born: 2 Feb 1768, Guilford CT
  • Marriage: Ruth Butler on 8 Sep 1803 in Hartford CT
  • Died: 1856, Hartford CT

  General notes:

Silversmith and jeweler

  Events in his life were:


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  • He was a partner from 1793 to 1797 with Miles Beach in Hartford CT as BEACH & WARD 4

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  • Advertised in the The Connecticut Courant (Hartford CT), 1798-1799, as BEACH & WARD, from their silver- and goldsmith's business south of the bridge in Hartford, offering "silver spoons, viz. Table, dessert, coffee, and Tea, Sugar Tongs, a great variety of plated silver Shoe and Knee Buckles." 3
  • Advertised in the Hartford City Directory (Hartford CT), 1799, as a "Jeweller and coppersmith, Sign of the Gilt Tea Kettle, near the bridge;
    Watches, spoons, swords, penknives, razors &c
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  • He worked from 1799 to 1802 as a silversmith and jeweler in Hartford CT
  • A prolific advertiser, ads of WARD, BEACH & GREENLEAF, and WARD, BEACH & HILLDRUP appeared in The Connecticut Courant in May and June, 1800. These appear to have been cooperative advertising rather than partnerships. 3

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  • He was a partner c 1802 with Roswell Bartholomew and ? Trott in Goshen CT as WARD, BARTHOLOMEW & TROTT. 4

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  • Alternate Mark for WARD & BARTHOLOMEW.
  • He was a partner from 1809 to 1830 with Roswell Bartholomew and Charles Brainard in Hartford CT as WARD, BARTHOLOMEW & BRAINARD, listed in the 1828 city directory at 229 Main Street.
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James married Ruth Butler on 8 Sep 1803 in Hartford CT. (Ruth Butler was born on 17 Jul 1776 in Hartford CT and died on 12 Dec 1844.)




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