American Silversmiths

Simeon Cory
Rhoda Axtell
Lewis Cory


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Lewis Cory
  • Born: 5 Oct 1808, Mendham NJ
  • Died: 3 Jan 1863, California

  General notes:

Silversmith, jeweler, and watchmaker

  Events in his life were:

  • He worked circa 1830-1848 as a silversmith, jeweler, and watchmaker in Rahway NJ
    In 1849, he succumbed to gold fever and moved west to California.

  • Watchpaper, c 1835
    American Antiquarian Society
  • Announcement in the Newark Daily Advertiser, 2 Feb 1849, "Mr. Lewis Cory expects to sale about the 5th of this month. Mrs. Cory goes with him, and he takes out a stock of goods for the purpose of establishing himself in business in San Francisco. Mr. C. will also take out with him the frame of a house."

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