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John Warford
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Joseph Warford


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Joseph Warford

  • Born: 1 May 1779, Amwell NJ
  • Marriage: Margaret Sprague in 1802 in Albany NY
  • Died: 11 Oct 1847, Salem NY

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  Events in his life were:

  • Apprenticed on 12 Feb 1796 to Isaac and George Hutton in Albany NY 4
    Recorded in his diary "I was bound apprentice to Messrs I & G Hutton in Feb 12th 1796."

  • He was a partner from 25 Aug 1800 to 7 Oct 1805 with Nehemiah Beach Bassett in Albany NY. At the dissolution of the partnership, Warford was paid $1800 in cash for his half of the stock in trade. 4
  • He worked from 1805 to 1810 as a silversmith in Albany NY his sales during this period totaled $22,948.
  • Advertised in the Centeniel (Albany NY), 17 Jan 1806, announcing he was now working alone. 4
  • He worked in 1810 as a silversmith in Salem NY 4
  • Advertised in the Northern Post (Salem NY), 28 Feb 1811, announcing his return to Salem. 4

Joseph married Margaret Sprague, daughter of John Sprague and Mary Mayhew, in 1802 in Albany NY. (Margaret Sprague was born in 1785 in Edgartown MA.)

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