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American Silversmiths

Adna Beach
(1718-1783)
Hannah Miles
(1721-1775)
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Miles Beach
(1743-1828)

 

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Spouses/Children:

1. Abigail Hopkins
2. Sarah Butler

Miles Beach

  • Born: 14 Nov 1743, Goshen CT
  • Marriage (1): Abigail Hopkins on 3 Jan 1771 in Goshen CT
  • Marriage (2): Sarah Butler on 6 Oct 1783 in Goshen CT
  • Died: 14 Feb 1828, Hartford CT

  General notes:

Silversmith

  Events in his life were:


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  • Alternate Mark

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  • Alternate Mark

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  • Alternate Mark
    This appears to be a portion of the surname mark.

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  • Alternate Mark (tentative attribution, recorded at Winterthur)

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  • Alternate Mark (very tentative attribution, recorded at Winterthur)
  • He worked from circa 1765 to 1785 as a silversmith in Goshen CT
    Taking time out during the Revolution, when he served as a Major under Washington and Colonel in the Connecticut Militia.
  • Appointed in 1781 as Tax Reciever in Litchfield CT 3

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  • He was a partner from 1785 to 1788 with Isaac Sanford in Hartford CT as BEACH & SANFORD. 4

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  • Compass by BEACH & SANFORD, c 1785-1788
    Old Sturbridge Village
    l: 13"
    d: 6 1/2"
  • Advertised in the Connecticut Courant (Hartford CT), 27 Jun 1785, the new shop of BEACH & SANFORD, about 10 rods south of the bridge on Main Street, carrying on silversmith business, clock- and watchmaking, and engraving. 3
  • Litchfield Historical Society has a letter written by Miles Beach to Major Moses Seymour of Litchfield, dated Hartford, "Ye 4th day of July, 1786," giving reasons for delays in making sugar bowl and creamer; "We had not tools to make them ... I could not get silver . . . when I got home I found Sanford was poisoned and it fell into his eyes ... he has not been able to work. . . .I would have made them but it was work I was not acquainted with. He now says he will do them but as it was not very profitable he was loath to turn by better. . . ." 3
  • Advertised in the American Mercury (Hartford CT), 28 Jun 1788, announcing the dissolution of the BEACH & SANFORD partnership.

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  • He was a partner from 1789 to 1797 with James Ward in Hartford CT as BEACH & WARD 4
  • Advertised in the The Connecticut Courant (Goshen CT), 1789-1799, the firm of BEACH & WARD; their silver- and goldsmith's business south of the bridge in Hartford, "silver spoons, viz. Table, dessert, coffee, and Tea, Sugar Tongs, a great variety of plated silver Shoe and Knee Buckles." 3

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  • Alternate Mark for BEACH & WARD
  • He worked from 1798 to 1812 as a silversmith in Hartford CT
    Listed in the 1799 city directory, as ". . .silversmith and jeweller: clocks and watches, swords and hangers, copper tea-kettles."

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  • He was a partner from 1813 to 1828 with John Beach in Hartford CT as BEACH & SON 4

Miles married Abigail Hopkins on 3 Jan 1771 in Goshen CT. (Abigail Hopkins was born in 1747 in Litchfield CT and died on 28 Nov 1781 in Goshen CT.)


Miles next married Sarah Butler on 6 Oct 1783 in Goshen CT. (Sarah Butler was born in 1753 in Hartford CT, died on 19 Dec 1840 in Hartford CT and was buried in North Cemetery Hartford CT.)




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