American Silversmiths

Horatio Clark


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Horatio Clark
  • Marriage (1): Joanna Dexter in 1793 in Windsor CT

  General notes:

Silversmith, watch, and clockmaker

  Events in his life were:

  • He was a partner in 1795-1803 with Jonathan Hunt in Bennington VT as HUNT & CLARK, with a shop a few rods south of the Meeting House. 8
  • He worked in 1803-1809 as a silversmith, watch, and clockmaker in Bennington VT
    On 13 November 1809, Nathaniel Dexter advertised that he had taken over the shop lately run by Clark. 8
  • Advertised in the Vermont Gazette, 7 Feb 1804, noting that he continued on the watch and clockmiking business, repairig all manner of those goods with punctuality and dispatch. He offered work to a journeyman clockmaker, but noted only a good workman need apply. He also offered cash for old gold, silver, or brass delivered to his shop. 8
  • Advertised in the Vermont Gazette, 4 Nov 1796, as HUNT & CLARK, announcing they had lately recieved from New York a number of French, English, and Geneva watches and had an elegant assortment of gilt and steel watch chains, seals and keys, plated sugar tongs, ladies' necklaces, snuffboxes, etc. They noted that they repaired watches and car­ried on the silver smithing business as usual. They also asked for old gold, silver, copper and brass.
  • Advertised in the Vermont Gazette, 2 Mar 1797, as HUNT & CLARK, asking for two apprentices to the clock and watchmaking business and noting that they had harness buckles for sale.

Horatio married Joanna Dexter, daughter of Seth Dexter and Deborah Haskell, in 1793 in Windsor CT. (Joanna Dexter was born on 23 Mar 1772 in Windsor CT and died on 30 May 1819.)

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