American Silversmiths

John Benjamin
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John Benjamin


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1. Mary Smith

John Benjamin
  • Born: 17 May 1700, Wethersfield CT
  • Marriage (1): Mary Smith
  • Died: 13 Apr 1773, Stratford CT

  General notes:


  Events in his life were:

  • Alternate Mark 4
  • Flynt & Fales:, . 3 Moved to Stratford about 1725. In 1727 purchased house and shop on 1/4 acre which he exchanged in 1736 for dwelling house, barn and six acres. Few pieces of his silver work are known. It is said that in 1743 he made the brass weathercock which is still standing on the spire of Episcopal Church in Stratford. This golden rooster, as it is now referred to, was used as a target by British soldiers garrisoned in Stratford in the winter of 1758.
  • He worked about 1725-1747 as a silversmith in Stratford CT 4

  • Pepper pot, c 1725-1760
    Private Collection 14
    h: 3"
    Engraved MS on bottom. Both crest and initials are unidentified, but Benjamin's wife was Mary Smith.

  • Placespoon, c 1770
    Private Collection 1
    l: 8 5/8"

John married Mary Smith. (Mary Smith was born on 23 Feb 1699 in Springfield MA and died after 1774.)

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