American Silversmiths

Daniel Munroe
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John Munroe


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John Munroe
  • Born: 11 Oct 1784, Roxbury MA
  • Marriage (1): Nancy Phinney
  • Died: 1879, Barnstable MA

  General notes:

Silversmith, jeweler, and watchmaker

  Events in his life were:

  • Alternate Mark
  • Flynt & Fales:, . 3 On his way to Virginia, He was forced into Hyannis, MA by a storm. While the ship was being repaired, he walked to Barnstable via Phinney's Lane. He elected to stay on in Barnstable and became one of the town's leading merchants. He was responsible for setting up the Barnstable Institution for Savings, and held the office of Treasurer for 45 years.
  • He worked circa 1825-1865 as a silversmith, jeweler, and watchmaker in Barnstable MA
  • Appointed on 27 Jun 1827 as Deacon of East Church in Barnstable MA 3
  • Advertised in the Barnstable Patriot (Barnstable MA), 1830, as a silversmith, watchmaker, jeweler, and importer. Best known as a clockmaker.
  • He appeared on the 1850 census taken at Barnstable MA, listed as a goldsmith.
  • He appeared on the 1855 census taken at Barnstable MA, listed as a watch repairer.
  • He appeared on the 1860 census taken at Barnstable MA, listed as a savings bank treasurer.

John married Nancy Phinney. (Nancy Phinney was born in 1793 in Barnstable MA and died in 1881 in Barnstable MA.)

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