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Ebenezer Smith
  • Born: 8 Jul 1745, Milford CT
  • Marriage (1): Esther Booth on 27 Jan 1768
  • Died: 28 Mar 1830, Newtown CT

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  Events in his life were:

  • Flynt & Fales:, . 3 In Dec. 1767 he received half rights to his parents' house. His shop, with center forge and chimney, unusual for that time, was located in a one-story ell of the dwelling. He was a silversmith, pewtersmith and clockmaker; examples of his work in all three crafts are still extant. He served in Revolutionary War during the siege of Danbury, Connecticut. He was among the first to sign the citizens' lists on June 30, 1788, when Brookfield became a separate town. Joined Congregational Church, Sept. 6, 1824. Members of his family married into the Blakeslee and Blackman silversmith families of Newtown and Danbury. An Ebenezer Smith of Sudbury, Massachusetts, a nephew or a cousin, probably served as his apprentice, and so received the right to use his mark. He seems, however, to have worked only in pewter.

Ebenezer married Esther Booth on 27 Jan 1768. (Esther Booth was born in 1747 in Newtown CT, christened on 9 Aug 1747 and died on 15 Jul 1821 in Newtown CT.)

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