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American Silversmiths

John Merriman
(1691-1784)
Jemima Wilcoxson
(1699-1764)
Silas Merriman
(1734-1805)
Hannah Upson
(1733-1820)
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Marcus Merriman
(1762-1850)

 

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Spouses/Children:

1. Sally B. Parmelee

2. Susanna Bonticou
3. Lydia Wilcox
4. Betty Huntington

Marcus Merriman

  • Born: 31 Oct 1762, Wallingford CT
  • Marriage (1): Sally B. Parmelee on 13 Nov 1783 in New Haven CT
  • Marriage (2): Susanna Bonticou on 1 Dec 1793 in New Haven CT
  • Marriage (3): Lydia Wilcox on 22 Dec 1807 in New Haven CT
  • Marriage (4): Betty Huntington on 29 Nov 1822 in New Haven CT
  • Died: 20 Feb 1850, New Haven CT

  General notes:

Silversmith

  Events in his life were:


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  • Alternate Mark
  • Active in Revolutionary War; served aboard a privateer, and was a member of Capt. Phineas Bradley's company during the British invasion of New Haven in 1779. Commenced silversmith business after the War. 3

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  • Tea set, c 1787-1802
    Connecticut Historical Society 14
    h: 8 3/4" (tea pot)
    h: 6 3/4" (sugar bowl)
    h: 6" (cream jug)
  • Advertised in the Connecticut Journal, 1787-1825, listing a variety of articles for sale: swords, epaulets, belts, watches, razors, pen knives, pencils, some silver-mounted spectacles "suited to any sight," compasses, etc. and of particular interest, silver candlesticks, table, tea, cream, dessert and salt spoons, sugar tongs, gold beads, and earrings of their own manufacture. 3
  • Master to Bethuel Tuttle abt 1792 in New Haven CT. 1
  • Advertised in the Connecticut Journal, 1794, "for one or two ingenious, steady lads about 14 years as apprentices to silversmith trade." 3
  • He worked from 1797 to 1802 as a silversmith in New Haven CT shop located on State Street, two doors south of Mr. Nicoll's crockery store. 4
  • He was a partner in 1802 with Bethuel Tuttle in New Haven CT as MERRIMAN & TUTTLE 4

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  • He was a partner from 1813 to 1817 with Zebul Bradley in New Haven CT as MARCUS MERRIMAN & Co. 4

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  • Alternate Mark for MARCUS MERRIMAN & Co.

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  • Beaker by MARCUS MERRIMAN & CO, c 1814
    Yale University 14
    h: 4 11/16"
    Engraved "Presented / the / CHURCH of CHRIST / IN / NORTHFORD / by / Mrs. MARY NOYES / May 14th / 1814" Made for the donor, Mary (Johnson) Noyes; her daughter, Mary Ann Noyes gave the church a beaker made by MERRIMAN & BRADLEY in 1816.

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  • Glasses by MARCUS MERRIMAN & CO, c 1815
    Private Collection

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  • He was a partner from 1817 to 1826 with Zebul Bradley in New Haven CT as MERRIMAN & BRADLEY. Joined in 1823 by Charles O'Neal
    4

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  • Alternate Mark atrributed to MERRIMAN & BRADLEY

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  • Alternate Mark attributed to MERRIMAN & BRADLEY by Winterthur, but doubtful.

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  • Beaker by MERRIMAN & BRADLEY, c 1817
    Yale University 13
    h: 4 3/4"
    d: 2 15/16" (of base)
    wt: 6 oz, 3 dwt
    Engraved "Presented / the / CHURCH of CHRIST / in / NORTHFORD / by / Miss MARY ANN NOYES / February 26, 1816" The donor's mother had given a similar beaker by Marcus Merriman & Co to the church in 1814.

Marcus married Sally B. Parmelee on 13 Nov 1783 in New Haven CT. (Sally B. Parmelee was born on 21 Dec 1766 in New Haven CT and died on 16 May 1793.)


Marcus next married Susanna Bonticou, daughter of Timothy Bonticou and Susan Gordon, on 1 Dec 1793 in New Haven CT. (Susanna Bonticou was born in 1775 in Wallingford CT, died on 11 Jan 1807 in New Haven CT and was buried in New Haven CT.)


Marcus next married Lydia Wilcox on 22 Dec 1807 in New Haven CT. (Lydia Wilcox was born in 1766 in Killingworth CT and died on 5 Feb 1822 in New Haven CT.)


Marcus next married Betty Huntington on 29 Nov 1822 in New Haven CT.




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