American Silversmiths

Seth Yates
(1699-Bef 1741)
Lydia Carder
Thomas Melville
Elizabeth Yates
(Abt 1733-)
Samuel Melville


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1. Rhoda Spooner

Samuel Melville
  • Born: 1 Jul 1765, Newport RI
  • Marriage (1): Rhoda Spooner on 17 Nov 1785 in Newport RI

  General notes:


  Events in his life were:

  • Advertised in the Newport Mercury (Newport RI), 31 Dec 1793,
    "Samuel and Thomas Melville Hereby informe the Public, That they carry on the Pewterer's Business, in the Shop belonging to Mrs. Carr, at the Corner of the Ferry Wharf; Where they Make Pewter Ware, Brass and Leaden Weights, Mend Pewter, Brass, and Copper Kettles. They also Work in the Plumbers, Business such as, Hawser, Scupper, and Deep Sea Leads & &
    They also give cash for old Pewter, Brass, Copper and Lead.
    Those who favor them with their Custom will meet with the strictest attention to their Commands, and the smallest Favours gratefully acknowledged.

  • Porringer, c 1795
    Metropolitan Museum of Art
    h: 1 7/8"
    d: 5 1/2" (bowl)

Samuel married Rhoda Spooner, daughter of Unknown and Unknown, on 17 Nov 1785 in Newport RI. (Rhoda Spooner was born about 1761 in Newport RI.)

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