- Born: 15 Feb 1780, Providence RI
- Marriage (1): Mary Thurston before 21 Aug 1802 in Newport RI
- Died: 16 May 1852, Worthington OH
Silversmith and jeweler
Events in his life were:
- Apprenticed in 1794 to Nehemiah Dodge in Providence RI
- He worked in 1802-1806 as a silversmith and jeweler in Newport RI
In 1806, he abandoned his trade, moved to Providence, and became a tavern owner and grocer. He left Providence in 1817, eventually settling in Worthington OH, where he set up as a merchant. Spoons bearing the mark shown above have been found in the general Columbus area.
- Providence RI, 21 Aug 1802: the Providence Gazette carried the announcement of his marriage to Mary Thurston at Newport. 3
- Advertised in the Newport Mercury (Providence RI), 16 Nov 1802, offering his services as a "Gold & Silversmith," from his shop, formerly belonging to Jonathan Marsh, opposite the Post Office. 3
- Advertised in the The U.S. Chronicle (Providence RI), 17 Mar 1803, that John and David C. Snow offered jewelry, silversmith's work and all kinds of tinware manufactured at their shop. 3
- He appeared on the 1850 census taken at Worthington OH, listed as a merchant.
John married Mary Thurston, daughter of Unknown and Unknown, before 21 Aug 1802 in Newport RI. (Mary Thurston was born about 1782 in Newport RI and died on 25 Apr 1865 in Worthington OH.)