American Silversmiths

Nathan Peabody Ames
(Abt 1764-1832)
Phoebe Tyler
(Abt 1765-1840)
Nathan Peabody Ames


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Nathan Peabody Ames
  • Born: 1 Sep 1803, Chelmsford MA
  • Marriage (1): Mary Bailey
  • Died: 3 Apr 1847, Chicopee MA

  General notes:


  Events in his life were:

  • He was a partner in 1829-1847 with James Tyler Ames in Chicopee MA as AMES MANUFACTURING COMPANY. Originally founded to manufacture swords and other cutlery for military use, the firm was possibly the first to begin silverplating on a large scale in America. In addition to general goods, they made large quantities of hotel and restaurant plate. They also became the first company to do large scale bronze casting, including the doors of the Capital building. After the death of his brother, James Ames continued to run the firm until 1874.

Nathan married Mary Bailey. (Mary Bailey was born about 1810 in Chicopee MA and died on 17 Apr 1877 in Stockton CA.)

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