American Silversmiths

Hammond Gowen
Mary Croswell
William Gowen
(1749-Abt 1809)


Family Links


1. Eleanor Cutter

William Gowen
  • Born: 13 Sep 1749, Charlestown MA
  • Marriage (1): Eleanor Cutter on 29 Apr 1772 in Medford MA
  • Died: Abt 1809, Medford MA

  General notes:


  Events in his life were:

  • Alternate Mark
  • He worked circa 1770-1794 as a silversmith in Medford MA 9
  • Advertised in the Boston Evening Post (Boston MA), 14 Oct 1776, that his shop was broken into and lists various silver and gold items stolen. 3
  • Boston MA, 15 Dec 1778:
    Apppointed guardian of nephew David Vinton. He gave bond in the sum of 2000 with Joseph Gowen of Sudbury and Thomas Locke of Lexington as sureties. Twenty-six dollars of paper for one of silver was the current rate of depreciation of continental money. At this rate, the amount of the bonds given by David Vinton's administrator was about $260.00. 3

  • Shoe buckle, c 1780-1790
    Yale University 27
    l: 4 1/4"
    wt: 2 oz, 3 dwt

William married Eleanor Cutter on 29 Apr 1772 in Medford MA. (Eleanor Cutter was born on 17 Apr 1753 in Medford MA and died in 1826.)

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