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Levi Pitkin
  • Born: 23 Feb 1774, East Hartford CT
  • Marriage (1): Abigail Belden on 24 Jan 1797
  • Died: 1 Jun 1854, Ogdensburgh Rockland NY

  General notes:

Silversmith and clockmaker

  Events in his life were:

  • Carlisle:, . 16 After apprenticeship, he settled for a while in East Hartford as a clockmaker and silversmith, but about 1800 moved from that town. (Penrose R. Hoopes, Shop Records of Daniel Burnap, 1958).

    Abby Hemenway's History of Washington County, Vermont (1882) states that Levi Pitkin was one of the members of the Aurora Lodge No. 9, F & AM, chartered in Montpelier in 1796. Also mentioned is the fact that Levi Pitkin was one of the original group of 83 members who formed in April of 1800 the First Congregational Society of Montpelier. Two months later these members founded the Congregational Church.

    By 1811 Pitkin was advertising as a silversmith from Ogdensburg, New York. (George B. Cutten, Silversmiths, Watchmakers and Jewelers of the State of New York, outside of New York City, 1939). Later he moved to Rochester and was working in that city in 1827 when the nephew of Daniel Burnap, Pitkin's old master, reported in a letter to his uncle, that "it would seem that Pitkin has done a great deal and brought forth but little." (Shop Records of Daniel Burnap, cited above).
  • He appeared on the 1850 census taken at Oswegatchie NY, listed as a clockmaker.

Levi married Abigail Belden on 24 Jan 1797. (Abigail Belden was born on 2 Aug 1774 in East Hartford CT and died in Aug 1803.)

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