American Silversmiths

John Moir
Agnes Jane Moir
William Moir


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1. Emily Hun Sexton

William Moir
  • Born: 15 Aug 1826, Aberdeen Scotland
  • Marriage (1): Emily Hun Sexton
  • Died: 21 Mar 1896, New York City NY

  General notes:

Jeweler and watchmaker

  Events in his life were:

  • Apprenticed about 1840 to Alexander Martin in New York City NY
  • He worked circa 1842-1844 as a watchmaker in New York City NY as a journeyman in the shop of jeweler Emmet T. Pell at 315 Hudson Street.

  • He was a partner in 1844-1869 with John Moir in New York City NY as J. & W. MOIR, having bought Pell's shop at his retirement. 4

  • Alternate Mark

  • Watch paper, c 1845
    Private Collection

  • Tradecard, c 1870
    Private Collection
  • He appeared on the 1870 census taken at New York City NY, listed as a jeweler.

William married Emily Hun Sexton. (Emily Hun Sexton was born on 13 Jul 1831 and died on 23 Dec 1910.)

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