American Silversmiths

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James Russell Ayres
(1819-1889)

 

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Spouses/Children:

1. Eliza Marshall

James Russell Ayres
  • Born: 20 Sep 1819, Pound Ridge NY
  • Marriage (1): Eliza Marshall on 8 Oct 1840 in Waterbury CT
  • Died: 17 Feb 1889, Waterbury CT

  General notes:

Jeweler and watchmaker

  Events in his life were:

  • Apprenticed Abt 1837 in Bedford NY.
  • He worked in 1840 as a jeweler and watchmaker in Stamford CT
  • He worked in 1841-1848 as a jeweler and watchmaker in Peekskill NY

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  • He was a partner (presumed) circa 1845 with Andrew Hanford in Peekskill NY as HANFORD & AYRES. While the firm is unrecorded, these are the only two men working in the same city at this time.
  • He worked circa 1849-1872 as a jeweler and watchmaker in Waterbury CT
  • He appeared on the 1850 census taken at Waterbury CT, listed as a jeweler.
  • Advertised in the Bangor Daily Whig and Courier (Bangor ME), 18 May 1861, as part of a group endorsement of the Waltham Watch Company.

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  • Envelope cameo, c 1870
    Private Collection
  • He appeared on the 1870 census taken at Waterbury CT, listed as a jeweler and watchmaker.

James married Eliza Marshall on 8 Oct 1840 in Waterbury CT.




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