William Abraham Atkinson
- Marriage (1): Mary Massingill in 1792 in Lincolnton, Lincoln, NC
Silversmith and clockmaker
Events in his life were:
- He worked circa 1787 as a silversmith and watchmaker in Baltimore MD
- Advertised in the Maryland Gazette or Baltimore Advertiser, 18 Sep 1787,
- He worked circa 1792-1795 as a silversmith and watchmaker in Lincolnton, Lincoln, NC
- He worked circa 1795-1800 as a silversmith and watchmaker in Concord NC
- Advertised in the Halifax's North Carolina Journal, 5 Jan 1795, announcing the robbers had ". . . broke open the shop of William A. Atkinson, watch maker in Lincolnton, and robbed [him] of seven silver watches of the following names and mumbers, viz. Robt. Ridges, London, No. 267, Alex. Anderson, London, No. 9698, Fran. Briggs, London, No. 1511, R. Stanhope, London, No. 400. Jas. Thornton, London, No. 327. P. Pagne, London, No. 583. John Carrell, Philadelphia, Number no[t] known; it turns the hour in a small circle at one side of the face, and the day of the month in another small circle, a second hand moves in the centre—the hands are gold. Also one hundred ounces of silver, of the following description, viz. an old sword mounting, an odd shoe and knee-buckle, cut money, filings, one dozen and a half of teaspoons unfinished, three pairs of finished scissars [sic], 40 small files for watchmaking, and a number of main springs. . . ."
- He worked circa 1801 as a silversmith and watchmaker in Jonesboro TN
- He worked in 1802-1807 as a silversmith and watchmaker in Kingston TN
William married Mary Massingill in 1792 in Lincolnton, Lincoln, NC.