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American Silversmiths

Nathaniel Dana
(1740-1822)
Elizabeth Payton
(1738-1805)
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Payton Dana
(1766-1854)

 

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Esther Sweet

Payton Dana

  • Born: 20 Dec 1766, Dedham MA
  • Marriage: Esther Sweet on 25 Oct 1791 in Providence RI
  • Died: 30 Jul 1854

  General notes:

Silversmith, jeweler, and watchmaker

  Events in his life were:

  • Advertised in the Providence Gazette (Providence RI), 16 Apr 1803, announcing the partnership of PAYTON & NATHAN DANA. 3
  • He was a partner from 1803 to 1805 with Nathaniel Dana in Providence RI as PAYTON & NATHAN DANA. 3
  • He worked from 1805 to 1814 as a silversmith, jeweler, and watchmaker in Providence RI
  • Advertised in the Providence Gazette (Providence RI), 6 Jul 1805, announcing the dissolution of PAYTON & NATHAN DANA; the business continued by Payton Dana at the sign of the Turk's Head. 3
  • Advertised in the Providence Gazette (Providence RI), 24 Jan 1807, noting that he continued in business opposite Exchange Bank and offering silver spoons, thimbles, etc. 3
  • He was a partner from 1815 to 1820 with George Francis Dana in Providence RI as PAYTON DANA & SON. 3
  • He was a partner from 1820 to 1823 with Joseph Willard Dexter in Pawtucket RI as DANA & DEXTER, with a "shop opposite the brick hotel in Pawtucket where they intend carrying on the clock- and watch, gold- and silversmith's business in all its various branches." 3
  • He worked from 1824 to 1851 as a silversmith, jeweler, and watchmaker in Providence RI listed in city directories with a shop at 22 Market Street.

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  • Watch paper, c 1845
    American Antiquarian Society
  • He appeared on the 1850 census taken at Providence RI, listed as a watchmaker.

Payton married Esther Sweet on 25 Oct 1791 in Providence RI. (Esther Sweet was born on 24 Dec 1770 in Providence RI and died on 29 Oct 1830.)




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