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Nathaniel Jenks Gilman
  • Born: 10 Apr 1819, North Yarmouth ME
  • Died: 5 Mar 1867, Portland ME

  General notes:

Silversmith, jeweler, and watchmaker

  Events in his life were:

  • Alternate Mark
  • He worked circa 1840 as a silversmith, jeweler, and watchmaker in Portland ME
  • He was a partner in 1844-1846 with Robert Follansbee in Portland ME as GILMAN & FOLLANSBEE from a shop at Old No. 128 Middle Street "at the corner of Union Street." In addition to watches and jewelry, their wares included "silver spoons, spectacles, gold and silver pencil cases, and diamond pointed gold pens. Silver and Britannia ware, butter knives, thimbles, purses, cutlery, combs, brushes, feather dusters, carpet bags, card receivers, together with a prime assortment of useful and fancy articles."
  • He worked circa 1850 as a jeweler in Portland ME
    Listed in the city directory at 128 Middle Street.

  • Advertised in the The Portland Reference Book and City Directory (Portland ME), 1850,
  • He appeared on the 1850 census taken at Portland ME, listed as a jeweler.
  • He appeared on the 1860 census taken at Portland ME, listed as a jeweler.

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