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American Silversmiths

Samuel Appleton
(bef 1738-1819)
Mary White
(abt 1736-1834)
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James Appleton
(1785-1862)

 

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Sarah Fuller

James Appleton

  • Born: 14 Feb 1785, Ipswich MA
  • Marriage: Sarah Fuller on 19 Nov 1807 in Gloucester MA
  • Died: 25 Aug 1862, Ipswich MA

  General notes:

Silversmith and jeweler

  Events in his life were:

  • He worked from circa 1823 to 1833 as a silversmith and jeweler in Marblehead MA 3
  • He worked c 1830 as a silversmith and jeweler in Portland ME as J. APPLETON JR & Co. with a shop at 239 Middle Street. 3
  • He was a partner from circa 1834 to 1850 with James Appleton in Portland ME as J. & J. APPLETON, Jr. with a shop at 131 Middle Street. 4
  • He appeared on the 1850 census taken at Portland ME, listed as a jeweler living in his son's home.
  • Brigadier General at close of War of 1812. Known as the "Father of Prohibition" for his work against drinking in Massachusetts. Served a term in that state's legislature, as well as one in Maine. Noted anti-slavery advocate. 3

James married Sarah Fuller on 19 Nov 1807 in Gloucester MA. (Sarah Fuller was born on 27 Jan 1787 in Gloucester MA and died on 7 Jan 1872.)




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