American Silversmiths

Timothy Symmes
Mary Cleves
(Abt 1718/1720-1747)
Timothy Symmes
Abigail Tuthill
Celadon Symmes


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1. Phebe Fitzrandolph

Celadon Symmes
  • Born: 31 May 1770, Aquebogue NY
  • Christened: 5 Aug 1770, Aquebogue NY
  • Marriage (1): Phebe Fitzrandolph on 14 Oct 1794 in North Bend OH
  • Died: 11 Jul 1837, North Bend OH

  General notes:


  Events in his life were:

  • Apprenticed about 1783 to Timothy Symmes in Sussex NJ
  • He worked circa 1790 as a silversmith in Cincinnati OH
    According to Vinton's Symmes Memorial, he travelled to Ohio in 1789 with his uncle, John Cleves Symmes. He purchased a small plot in Cincinnati, built a workshop, and followed his trade for about a year. He then sold his works for $17 and left for North Bend to manage his uncle's farm. A spoon mold supposedly of his making was given to the Cincinnati Historical Society by his grandson William Symmes in 1899.

Celadon married Phebe Fitzrandolph on 14 Oct 1794 in North Bend OH. (Phebe Fitzrandolph was born about 1775 in New Jersey, died on 27 Jan 1822 in Butler OH and was buried in Fairfield OH.)

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