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Jeremiah Niles Sands
  • Born: 5 May 1769, New Shoreham RI
  • Marriage (1): Phebe Chitty on 14 Feb 1793 in New Shoreham RI

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  Events in his life were:

  • Kingston RI, 1 Mar 1794: warrant issued for the arrest of ". . . Jeremiah N. Sands of South Kingston in the county of Washington Goldsmith, alias Gentleman . . ." to answer the complaint of William Clarke of New Shoreham regarding a promissory note and "five Silver Tea Spoons."
  • Advertised in the Newport Mercury (Newport RI), 6 Jan 1795,
    ". . . informs public he has removed from Little Rest to Wickford [North Kingston] where he carries on clock, watchmaking and goldsmith's business in all their branches . . . cash for old gold and silver." 3
  • Advertised in the Newport Mercury (Newport RI), 2 Oct 1798, informing the public that he was petitioning the General Assembly for relief from his creditors, declaring himself a Newport goldsmith and insolvent debtor. 3
  • Advertised in the Independent Chronicle (Boston MA), 23 Jul 1801,
    "Wanted immediately a Journeyman silversmith; Jeremiah N. Sands, No 1 Cambridge Street, Boston. Good wages and constant employ for one year." 3

Jeremiah married Phebe Chitty on 14 Feb 1793 in New Shoreham RI. (Phebe Chitty was born about 1773 in New Shoreham RI.)

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