American Silversmiths

Samuel Belcher
(1705-1741)
Mary Puffer
(1706-)
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Gilbert Belcher
(Abt 1740-1773)

 

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Spouses/Children:

1. Eunice Owen

Gilbert Belcher
  • Born: Abt 1740, Hebron CT
  • Marriage (1): Eunice Owen on 2 Jul 1760 in Hebron CT
  • Died: Apr 1773, Hebron CT

  General notes:

Silversmith

  Events in his life were:

  • He worked circa 1760 as a silversmith in Hebron CT apprenticed and working as silversmith in Hebron. 3
  • Windham CT, 1764: convicted of counterfeiting and fined 50 and 29 costs. Fled to Great Barrington MA and continued counterfeiting, especially Spanish dollars. Captured in Albany NY, he was tried, convicted, and hung in April 1773. "No gain afforded me so much pleasure as that which I acquired by illicit means." 3

Gilbert married Eunice Owen on 2 Jul 1760 in Hebron CT. (Eunice Owen was born on 19 Jan 1741 in Hebron CT and died in Hebron CT.)




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