American Silversmiths

George Justice
(Abt 1755-After 1823)
Phebe Middleton
Philip Syng Bunting
Elizabeth Tomkins
George Middleton Justice
Esther Syng Bunting
Alfred Bunting Justice


Family Links


1. Mary Sophia Fletcher
2. Susan Humphries McIlvain

Alfred Bunting Justice
  • Born: 25 Mar 1817, Philadelphia PA
  • Marriage (1): Mary Sophia Fletcher on 7 Apr 1842 in Philadelphia PA
  • Marriage (2): Susan Humphries McIlvain on 5 Feb 1853 in Philadelphia PA
  • Died: 24 Jan 1886, Philadelphia PA

  General notes:


  Events in his life were:

  • Letter to Henry Fletcher in Louisville KY
    Private Collection

    Recd November 12th 1846 of Henry Fletcher pr hands of G M & G R Justice & Co - One hundred and five dolls on account.

    $ 105.00

    Cornelius & Co

    Per B Thackary

    Philada 1 Mo 12. 1846

    Henry Fletcher

           Respected Friend

                  Thy letter of 2nd inst to our A B Justice came duly to hand enclosing check on E W Clark & Co for seven hundred & sixty dollars & a ten dollar Maryland Note out of which we have paid by thy direction as follows

    To  H & W Dubosq amt note less disct & Exchge  192.09 
    John M Harper "— "— "— "— "—  265.20 
    Klemm & Bro "— "— disct 5% -  72.45 
    W H Horstmann & Sons "— "— "—   68 — 
       In full thy note to us less 5% disct 66.89  
       Balance as per rect above to Cornelius & Co  105  
       Amt of remittance   $770 

    We enclose all the notes which we have paid off - cancelled. McAllister & Co refused to discount 5% for cash & as thee directed provided that discount was taken off - it was to be paid - we have supposed that thee wished the money paid where it would command that disct & have passed the whole balance over to Cornelius & Co. We mentioned these circumstances to C & Co & if thee still wishes

    — page two —

    McAllister & Co note paid - they will attend to it.

    Klemm & Bro said their note had run too long to take off 5% & Exchange also - but they would allow 5% – which me thoughts fair & so settled the note.

    The patterns we send by the same mail with this letter. - We presume it will rate as a pamphlet at 2 1/2 cts per ounce - postage. Enclosed in a letter it would be 20 cts per ounce -

    Accept our thanks for our share

    And believe us                            

    Thy friends                

    GM & GR Justice & Co

    — page three —

    Philada 11/12/"46

    Esteemed Uncle

        I add a few lines to say we are all in good health & that the family desire their love to you - We heard of your word loss at Baltimore some time since & were truly sorry for it - as you say Baltimore has been an unfortunate place for you - I have trensferenced your letter to me & the funds to our firm for the convenience of taking receipts & making entrees in our Books & hope what I have done will give satisfaction - Calvin Bennett paid us a visit a short time since He is about to open store in Johnstown Pa & came on for the purpose of purchasing goods - He said you ought to have stopped to see him - He would have been glad to see you - Louise insinuates that crochet work could be done quite as well in Philada as Louisville & sent out without any difficulty if Uncle Henry was disposed to employ some of his poor relations - which means I suppose that a certain industrious sister in law of mine is somewhat ambitious to do something towards maintaining herself & is rather fond of that kind of fancy work -

    Give our kind regards to Charles and take your own share also. - We hope C & her little one are well & that the present will find you recovered from your cold -

    Your nephew & friend        

    A B Justice

  • He appeared on the 1870 census taken at Philadelphia PA, listed as a retail hardware merchant.
  • He appeared on the 1880 census taken at Philadelphia PA, listed as a hardware merchant.
  • Schematic map of the Fletcher & Bennett family business connections.
    Red lines indicate formal partnerships; green lines informal dealings. Click an individual to go to their page.


Alfred married Mary Sophia Fletcher, daughter of George Fletcher and Sophia Eliza Cunningham, on 7 Apr 1842 in Philadelphia PA. (Mary Sophia Fletcher was born on 6 Feb 1822 in Philadelphia PA and died on 6 Jun 1849 in Philadelphia PA.)

Alfred next married Susan Humphries McIlvain on 5 Feb 1853 in Philadelphia PA. (Susan Humphries McIlvain was born on 15 Jul 1828 in Philadelphia PA and died on 11 Jul 1894 in Philadelphia PA.)

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