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Thomas Baker
  • Born: 23 Feb 1793, Ipswich MA
  • Died: 31 Oct 1820, Concord NH

  General notes:


  Events in his life were:

  • He was a partner circa 1817-1819 with Jabez Baldwin in Salem MA as BALDWIN & BAKER 4
  • Advertised in the Concord Observer (Concord NH), 1 Jan 1819, noting his shop formerly occupied by Abel Hutchins, a clockmaker, but Baker added, that he will "manufacture gold beads, silver spoons, etc." 3

  • Countermarked coin, 1818-1819
    Private Collection
  • Obituary printed in the Concord Observer (Concord NH) on 16 Nov 1820 3
    ". . . death after a severe and distressing illness of about ten days, Mr. Thomas Baker, goldsmith and jeweler. . . ." The inventory of his estate, now at New Hampshire Historical Society, shows a large quantity of books, scales and silverware. Gravestone inscription in Hammond's Old North Cemetery, Concord, 1730-1934, states he died Oct. 31, 1820. Belknap's Artists and Craftsmen of Essex County says his will was probated 27 November 1820, in Haverhill.

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