American Silversmiths

Asher Markham
Lucy Landers
(1775-Abt 1855)
Asher Markham


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1. Luzette Maria Hollister

Asher Markham
  • Born: 1801, Cato NY
  • Marriage (1): Luzette Maria Hollister on 17 Sep 1834 in Cato NY

  General notes:

Silversmith and clockmaker

  Events in his life were:

  • Letter to Adaline Hilcox
    Private Collection

    Auburn Oct 3 1832

    Dear Cousin Adaline

    Years have elapsed since I have seen or heard from you The last interview I had with you was at Oswego in which I spent the happiest hours of my life Since that time you have been called to mourn the loss of Sister and Father. When I read the melancholy tidings of Laura's death I really was more deeply affected but the bright evidence it gave of a hope in heaven seemed to disarm death of every sting I involuntary exclaimed let me die the death of the righteous let my last end be like hers, Your fortitude must have been tried but the loss of a parent must cause grief the most acute that mortals can experience resignation under such circumstances would seem hardly possible still it becomes us to submit cheerfully to the sways of providence. I hope Adaline you will not give your self up to sorrow and gloom It has been my intention [to] visit Clinton in Fall but the prevailing sickness and other circumstances have prevented me I am next week to commence work in the prison. Munger and Benedict have contracted for manufacturing clocks by Prisoners and I am to take charge business which will keep me much confined, but I suppose you would like to hear a word from our family. We are well Lewis and Alonzo are Married Franklin is in Alabama he has been practicing in the Mexican province the year past Henry reading law, I am yet single an entirely free from any thing like an engagement as much so as I was 30 years ago I have understood from some source that you were to be married but to whom I did not ascertain I hope you will write and tell me all about it I really am anxious to hear from you Adeline, please remember most respectfully to aunt and all the family whilst I remain your true friend and cousin Asher Markham jr

    He worked in 1833 as a clockmaker in Auburn NY as shop foreman for MUNGER & BENEDICT, who had obtained a contract to use prison labor to assemble clocks in Auburn Prison.

    He appeared on the 1880 census taken at Ottawa IL, listed as a retired silversmith.

    Asher married Luzette Maria Hollister on 17 Sep 1834 in Cato NY. (Luzette Maria Hollister was born on 31 Jan 1810 in Cato NY.)

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