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Lemuel Johnson Curtis
  • Born: 15 Jan 1814, Meriden CT
  • Marriage (1): Bedotha Pierpont Button on 24 Dec 1835
  • Died: 10 Jan 1888, Meriden CT

  General notes:


  Events in his life were:

  • Apprenticed about 1827 to Enos Hall Curtis in Meriden CT, from whom he learned spoon casting.
  • Apprenticed about 1830 to Ira Yale in Wallingford CT
  • He was a partner about 1835 with William Elton in Wallingford CT as CURTIS & ELTON, having purchased the business of their master, Ira Yale.
  • He worked circa 1835-1840 as a pewtersmith in Meriden CT 11

  • Teapot, c 1835
    Private Collection
    h: 7"
  • He appeared on the 1850 census taken at Meriden CT, listed as a machanic.
  • He was a partner in 1852 with Horace C. And Dennis C. Wilcox, Isaac Lewis, James Frary, William Lyman, and John Munson in Meriden CT as MERIDEN BRITANNIA Co. 12
  • He appeared on the 1860 census taken at Meriden CT, listed as a manufacturer.
  • He appeared on the 1870 census taken at Meriden CT, listed as a manufacturer.

  • Trade card for the MERIDEN BRITANNIA Co., 1882
    Private Collection

Lemuel married Bedotha Pierpont Button, daughter of Unknown and Unknown, on 24 Dec 1835. (Bedotha Pierpont Button was born on 8 Jun 1810 in North Haven CT and died on 23 Mar 1912.)

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