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Ziba Ferris

  • Born: 18 Sep 1828, Wilmington DE
  • Marriage: Esther Lea on 24 Jun 1856 in Wilmington DE
  • Died: 15 Feb 1888, Wilmington DE

  General notes:

Silversmith, jeweler, and watchmaker

  Events in his life were:

  • He was a partner from 1851 to 1870 with Ziba Ferris in Wilmington DE as ZIBA FERRIS & SON. Though the name was retained, Ziba Jr left the business in 1867 and went to work for his father-in-law, William Lea, a merchant miller. 4
  • He appeared on the 1870 census taken at Wilmington DE, listed as a watchmaker.

Ziba married Esther Lea on 24 Jun 1856 in Wilmington DE. (Esther Lea was born on 12 Oct 1837 in Wilmington DE.)

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