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William Gurley


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William Gurley
  • Born: 12 Mar 1757, Wexford, Ireland
  • Marriage (1): Susannah Beatty on 12 Nov 1795 in Ireland
  • Died: 10 Feb 1848, Milan OH

  General notes:

Silversmith and preacher

  Events in his life were:

  • , . Apprenticed at age 16, he finished his training and established himself in Wexford, where he worked for nearly 30 years. In 1801, he moved his family to America, settling for a short time in New London CT, before moving on to Norwich, where he worked as a smith for nearly a decade. He retired from the trade in 1811 and moved west, settling on a farm in Zanesville OH.

    This William Gurley has been confused by Flynt & Fales, et al with the William Gurley born in 1769 at Mansfield Center CT, but who never worked as a silversmith.
  • He worked before 1801 as a silversmith in Wexford, Ireland
  • He worked circa 1801-1811 as a silversmith in Norwich CT

William married Susannah Beatty on 12 Nov 1795 in Ireland.

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