American Silversmiths

Ichabod Corbett
(1756-1829)
Olive LaSalle
(1758-1837)
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Jesse Corbett
(1789-1866)

 

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Jesse Corbett
  • Born: 18 Apr 1789, Milford MA
  • Died: 3 Aug 1866, Keene NH

  General notes:

Silversmith and watchmaker

  Events in his life were:

  • He worked in 1812-1827 as a silversmith and watchmaker in Keene NH
    His business was taken over by Norman Wilson.
  • Advertised in the New Hampshire Patriot (Keene NH), 7 Mar 1812, stating he had just commenced business and offers "all kinds of Gold & Silver work manufactured under his particular inspection and warranted . . . an apprentice is wanted." 3
  • Advertised in the New Hampshire Patriot (Keene NH), Aug 1812, giving a list of merchandise and offers to receive Butter in exchange. 3
  • Advertised in the New Hampshire Patriot (Keene NH), Dec 1812, determined to ". . . sell at a very small profit since quick sales are the life of business." 3
  • Advertised in the New Hampshire Patriot (Keene NH), 27 Feb 1813, announcing removal of his shop to new location. 3
  • Advertised in the New Hampshire Patriot (Keene NH), 1814, continuing to list assortment of goods "which he will exchange for the 'root of all evil' . . . and an apprentice is wanted ... at the silversmith's business." 3
  • Advertised in the New Hampshire Patriot (Keene NH), 1815, "an apprentice is wanted immediately at the Silversmith's Business." Continued to make goods and receive shipments "in his line of business" 3

Advertised in the New Hampshire Patriot (Keene NH), 11 Nov 1825, "manufacturing all kinds of Gold and Silver Ware, making and repairing surgical instruments. . . . He does not feel ashamed to have his work compared with any work executed in the country." 3


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  • Watch paper, c 1828
    Private Collection
  • Obituary printed in the New Hampshire Sentinel in 1866
    "Capt Jesse Corbett was a native of Massachusetts. Fifty years ago he was doing a good business as a watch repairer and jeweler in Keene. An upright, public spirited man, well esteemed for his integrity, which through all the sad changes of a long life was never impeached. After the death of his wife the family became scattered and he resided for years with some of his children abroad, until reduced to the necessity of claiming support where he had so long resided. He died without a relative to close his eyes."



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