American Silversmiths

Andrew Gerrish
(1724-)
Hannah Pickering
(Abt 1726-)
Timothy Gerrish
(1756-1815)
Dorothy Paterson
(1756-1845)
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Oliver Gerrish
(1796-1888)

 

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Spouses/Children:

1. Sarah Little

Oliver Gerrish
  • Born: 4 Jan 1796, Portsmouth NH
  • Marriage (1): Sarah Little on 6 Jan 1825 in Portland ME
  • Died: 3 Dec 1888, Portland ME

  General notes:

Silversmith and jeweler

  Events in his life were:


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  • Alternate Mark
  • He worked in 1817-1819 as a goldsmith and jeweler in Boston MA as a journeyman for various firms. 3
  • Portland ME, 1819-1888: president of Portland Savings Bank, Secretary and Treasurer of Relief Fire Society, a prominent Mason, and active in a large number of charitable and philanthropic organizations. 3
  • He worked in 1819-1857 as a silversmith, jeweler, and watchmaker in Portland ME taking the stand formerly occupied by Joshua Tolford at 6 Jones Row, Exchange Street. 3

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  • Watch paper, c 1833
    American Antiquarian Society
  • He appeared on the 1850 census taken at Portland ME, listed as a jeweler. Nathaniel Pearson is also listed as a jeweler in his household.

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  • Advertised in the The Portland Reference Book and City Directory (Portland ME), 1850,

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  • He was a partner in 1858-1877 with Nathaniel Pearson in Portland ME as GERRISH & PEARSON with shop at 74 Exchange Street. 3

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  • Alternate Mark for GERRISH & PEARSON.
  • He appeared on the 1860 census taken at Portland ME, listed as a jeweler. Nathaniel Pearson is also listed as a jeweler in his household.
  • He appeared on the 1870 census taken at Portland ME, listed as a jeweler. Watchmakers Nathaniel Pearson and Charles W. Lamson are also listed in his household.
  • He worked in 1877-1880 as a silversmith, jeweler, and watchmaker in Portland ME
  • He appeared on the 1880 census taken at Portland ME, listed as a jeweler.

Oliver married Sarah Little, daughter of Paul Little and Sarah Reddington, on 6 Jan 1825 in Portland ME. (Sarah Little was born on 20 Mar 1802 in Newburyport MA.)




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