American Silversmiths

Josiah Graves
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Joshua Bradley Graves


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Joshua Bradley Graves
  • Born: 18 Mar 1812, Middletown CT
  • Marriage (1): Ann Eliza Rosekrans on 14 Sep 1834 in Middletown CT
  • Died: 1 Jan 1874, Brooklyn NY

  General notes:


  Events in his life were:

  • He worked in 1847-1848 as a pewtersmith in Troy NY listed in city directories at 5 River Street, next door to his future partner's manufacturing plant.
  • He was a partner in 1848-1850 with John H. Whitlock in Troy NY as GRAVES & WHITLOCK at 6 River Street.
  • He worked in 1848-1849 as a pewtersmith in Westfield CT
    His solo venture was short-lived. On 6 February 1849, he assigned ownership of a lot and britannia works to various creditors, including Benham and Whitney.
  • He was a partner circa 1849-1852 with Henry H. Graves in Middletown CT as J. B. & H. H. GRAVES
  • He appeared on the 1850 census taken at Middletown CT, listed as a block tin manufacturer.

Joshua married Ann Eliza Rosekrans on 14 Sep 1834 in Middletown CT. (Ann Eliza Rosekrans was born on 3 Mar 1814 in Waterford NY and died on 15 May 1891.)

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