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American Silversmiths

Isaac Jennings
(1692-1760)
Phebe Staples
(1706-1768)
Henry Marquand
(1737-1772)
Lucretia Jennings
(1737-)
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Isaac Marquand
(1766-1838)

 

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Mehitable Perry

Isaac Marquand

  • Born: 10 Mar 1766, Fairfield CT
  • Marriage: Mehitable Perry on 16 Aug 1796 in Fairfield CT
  • Died: 24 Nov 1838, Brooklyn NY

  General notes:

Silversmith and clockmaker

  Events in his life were:


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  • Alternate Mark
  • Apprenticed from 1780 to 1787 to Jacob Jennings in Norwalk CT 1
  • He worked c 1787 as a silversmith and clockmaker in Fairfield CT 3

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  • Tall case clock by WHITING & MARQUAND, c 1790
    Private Collection
    h: 96"
    photo courtesy of Gary R. Sullivan Antiques Inc.
  • He was a partner before 1791 with Gamaliel Bradford Whiting in Fairfield CT as WHITING & MARQUAND. 3
  • He worked from 1791 to 1796 as a gold- and silversmith, clock- and watchmaker in Edenton NC 3
  • Advertised in the State Gazette of North Carolina (New Bern NC), 11 Nov 1791, announcing he had opened a shop on Broad Street, Edenton NC, adjoining Henry Niel's store and offering his services as a goldsmith and silversmith, clockmaker and watchmaker. He proposed to carry on the silversmith's business in all its branches and wanted "a boy, between the age of 14 and 16, as an apprentice." 25
  • Advertised in the State Gazette of North Carolina (New Bern NC), 12 Nov 1792, announcing that he had returned and had again commenced business in Edenton. 25
  • Edenton NC, 11 Feb 1796: he gave to Jonathan Maltbee a bill of sale for "two buildings joined together making a shop where I formerly worked, ... all my silversmith and watchmaking tools, one negro boy by the name of Sam." Three years earlier, he had bought Sam at a sheriffs sale for £130. 25
  • Advertised in the State Gazette of North Carolina (New Bern NC), 17 Feb 1796, informing the people of Edenton that he intended to leave the state and requested all persons indebted to him to make payment to Jonathan Maltbee. 25
  • He was a partner from 1801 to 1810 with Cornelius Paulding in Savannah GA as MARQUAND & PAULDING. 15
  • He worked from 1804 to 1811 as a merchant in New York City NY he is listed in the 1804 & 1805 city directories as a merchant with a store at 183 Front Street.
  • He was a partner c 1805 with Hezekiah Lord and Cornelius Paulding in Savannah GA as H. LORD & Co.
  • He was a partner from 1809 to 1810 with Orlando Harriman and Cornelius Paulding in New York City NY as MARQUAND, HARRIMAN & Co.
  • He was a partner from 1810 to 1815 with Cornelius Paulding and Josiah Penfield in Savannah GA as MARQUAND, PAULDING & PENFIELD. Penfield had been an employee of MARQUAND & PAULDING for several years before becoming a partner. The business had three main branches: a New York City office (MARQUAND & PAULDING) run by Marquand, the jewelery store in Savannah run jointly by Paulding and Penfield, and a New Orleans branch run by Paulding as C. PAULDING & Co. The complicated arrangement was finally dissolved by mutual consent on 15 November 1815. 15

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  • He was a partner from 1815 to 1823 with Erastus Barton in New York City NY as E. BARTON & Co with a store at 166 Broadway.
  • Master to Henry Ball c 1825 in New York City NY. 1
  • Master to William Black c 1825 in New York City NY. 1

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  • He was a partner from 1825 to 1830 with Frederick Marquand in New York City NY as MARQUAND & BROTHER. They continued at 166 Broadway with Isaac still listed in the city directory as a merchant and his son as a jeweler.

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Isaac married Mehitable Perry on 16 Aug 1796 in Fairfield CT. (Mehitable Perry was born on 11 Mar 1778 in Fairfield CT.)




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