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John Birge
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John Birge


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John Birge
  • Born: 27 May 1780, Deerfield MA
  • Marriage (1): Hannah Strong on 26 Sep 1805 in Northampton MA
  • Died: 21 Apr 1859, Deerfield MA

  General notes:

Silversmith and watchmaker

  Events in his life were:

  • Alternate Mark
  • He worked circa 1800-1811 as a silversmith and watchmaker in Greenfield MA 3

  • Watch paper, c 1805
    American Antiquarian Society
  • Advertised in the Greenfield Gazette (Greenfield MA), 29 Apr 1805, as a watchmaker who "also makes and keeps on hand silver spoons and tablespoons, gold beads, etc." 3
  • He worked circa 1811-1837 as a silversmith and watchmaker in Brattleboro VT 3
  • Advertised in the Washingtonian (Brattleboro VT), 6 Oct 1811, offering for sale, at the "Sign of the Gold Watch," an elegant assortment of gold ear hoops and knobs, brooches, breast pins, silver tea and tablespoons, same in plate, etc. 16

  • Watch paper, c 1830
    American Antiquarian Society
  • He was a partner circa 1833 with ? Dickinson in Brattleboro VT as BIRGE & DICKINSON, selling a variey of general and fancy goods.
  • He was a partner circa 1838-1842 with Horace D. Brackett in Brattleboro VT as BIRGE, BRACKETT & Co, watchmakers and jewelers. 3

John married Hannah Strong on 26 Sep 1805 in Northampton MA. (Hannah Strong was born in 1781 in Northampton MA and was christened in Jun 1781 in Northampton MA.)

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