American Silversmiths

Timothy Matlack
Martha Burr
White Matlack


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1. Mary Hawxhurst

White Matlack
  • Born: 7 Oct 1745, Haddonfield NJ
  • Marriage (1): Mary Hawxhurst in Jun 1768 in Oyster Bay NY
  • Died: 7 Jan 1824

  General notes:

Silversmith and watchmaker

  Events in his life were:

  • He worked circa 1769-1775 as a silversmith and watchmaker in New York City NY
  • He worked circa 1775 as a silversmith and watchmaker in Philadelphia PA
    He also ran a brewery located not far from the Fraunces Tavern. By the 1780s he had moved into steel manufacturing.
  • 1782: Together with Isaac Howell, he signed a document titled The memorial and remonstrance of Isaac Howell and White Matlack, in behalf of themselves, and others, who have been disowned by the people called Quakers, &c. White and his brother Timothy had been disowned by Orthodox Quakers for their support of the American Revolution. They formed a group with others called the Society of Free Quakers.
    In 1786, he signed a letter to the Senate and assembly of the State of New York, against the shipping of African slaves through the port of New York. Three years later he became a member of the New York Manumission Society. In 1787, the society founded the African Free School.

White married Mary Hawxhurst, daughter of Benjamin Hawxhurst and Hannah Pearsall, in Jun 1768 in Oyster Bay NY. (Mary Hawxhurst was born on 22 Sep 1747 in Oyster Bay NY.)

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