American Silversmiths

Adna Beach
Hannah Miles
Miles Beach


Family Links


1. Abigail Hopkins
2. Sarah Butler

Miles Beach
  • Born: 14 Nov 1743, Goshen CT
  • Marriage (1): Abigail Hopkins on 3 Jan 1771 in Goshen CT
  • Marriage (2): Sarah Butler on 6 Oct 1783 in Goshen CT
  • Died: 14 Feb 1828, Hartford CT

  General notes:


  Events in his life were:

  • Alternate Mark 4

  • Alternate Mark 4

  • Alternate Mark
    This appears to be a portion of the surname mark.

  • Alternate Mark (tentative attribution, recorded at Winterthur)

  • Alternate Mark (very tentative attribution, recorded at Winterthur)
  • He worked circa 1765-1785 as a silversmith in Goshen CT
    Taking time out during the Revolution, when he served as a Major under Washington and Colonel in the Connecticut Militia.
  • Appointed in 1781 as Tax Reciever in Litchfield CT 3

  • He was a partner in 1785-1788 with Isaac Sanford in Hartford CT as BEACH & SANFORD. 4

  • Compass by BEACH & SANFORD, c 1785-1788
    Old Sturbridge Village
    l: 13"
    d: 6 1/2"
  • Advertised in the Connecticut Courant (Hartford CT), 27 Jun 1785, the new shop of BEACH & SANFORD, about 10 rods south of the bridge on Main Street, carrying on silversmith business, clock- and watchmaking, and engraving. 3
  • Flynt & Fales:, . 3 Litchfield Historical Society has a letter written by Miles Beach to Major Moses Seymour of Litchfield, dated Hartford, "Ye 4th day of July, 1786," giving reasons for delays in making sugar bowl and creamer; "We had not tools to make them ... I could not get silver . . . when I got home I found Sanford was poisoned and it fell into his eyes ... he has not been able to work. . . .I would have made them but it was work I was not acquainted with. He now says he will do them but as it was not very profitable he was loath to turn by better. . . ."
  • Advertised in the American Mercury (Hartford CT), 28 Jun 1788, announcing the dissolution of the BEACH & SANFORD partnership.

  • He was a partner in 1789-1797 with James Ward in Hartford CT as BEACH & WARD 4
  • Advertised in the The Connecticut Courant (Goshen CT), 1789-1799, the firm of BEACH & WARD; their silver- and goldsmith's business south of the bridge in Hartford, "silver spoons, viz. Table, dessert, coffee, and Tea, Sugar Tongs, a great variety of plated silver Shoe and Knee Buckles." 3

  • Alternate Mark for BEACH & WARD
  • He worked in 1798-1812 as a silversmith in Hartford CT
    Listed in the 1799 city directory, as ". . .silversmith and jeweller: clocks and watches, swords and hangers, copper tea-kettles."

  • He was a partner in 1813-1828 with John Beach in Hartford CT as BEACH & SON 4

Miles married Abigail Hopkins on 3 Jan 1771 in Goshen CT. (Abigail Hopkins was born in 1747 in Litchfield CT and died on 28 Nov 1781 in Goshen CT.)

Miles next married Sarah Butler on 6 Oct 1783 in Goshen CT. (Sarah Butler was born in 1753 in Hartford CT, died on 19 Dec 1840 in Hartford CT and was buried in North Cemetery Hartford CT.)

Home | Surnames | Name List

© Wm Erik Voss 2005