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Edward Eells
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Edward Eells


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Edward Eells
  • Born: 24 Jan 1773, Preston CT
  • Marriage (1): Sarah Manning on 4 Feb 1802
  • Died: 11 Jul 1832, Middlebury VT

  General notes:

Silversmith and clockmaker

  Events in his life were:

  • Advertised in the Middlebury Mercury (Middlebury VT), 1 Dec 1803, reading in part that he was going to put his debts in the hands of an attorney for collection unless they were paid on or before January 22. He also advertised for an apprentice to the clock and watchmaking business, a steady industrious lad of the age of 13 or 14. 16

  • He was a partner circa 1816-1845 with Samuel Sargeant in Middlebury VT as SARGEANT & EELLS. 3,16
  • Advertised in the National Standard (Middlebury VT), 7 Mar 1816, reading in part that they [SARGEANT & EELLS] carried on the business of clockmaking, repairing clocks and watches of all kinds, making gold beads, silver spoons, etc. They noted that they had on hand and would keep constantly for sale a general assortment of jewelry and watch furniture. The advertisement further noted that Edward Eells would attend constantly to the shop and would work principally on watches and closed with the rather pathetic statement that "he flatters himself that his old customers will not forsake him; and that he has been a sufferer by the late distressing fire, but that he may at least find a consolation in the continuation of former favors." The hotel and other buildings on the site of what later became Addison House were all destroyed by fire in 1816 and it was this fire Eells was referring to. 16

Edward married Sarah Manning on 4 Feb 1802. (Sarah Manning was born on 25 Mar 1783 in Woodstock CT and died on 24 May 1825.)

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