American Silversmiths

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Cyrus Platt


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Cyrus Platt
  • Born: 10 Jan 1783, Lanesborough MA
  • Marriage (1): Laura Royce in Jun 1812 in Lanesborough MA
  • Died: 7 Sep 1824, Burlington VT

  General notes:


  Events in his life were:

  • Advertised in the Burlington Gazette (Burlington VT), 10 Jul 1814, that he had lately commenced the business of gold and silversmith in the new store at the corner west of Dr. L. Tousey's and a few rods north of the court house where he had on hand a very general assortment of all articles in his line including gold and silver and gilt watch chains; seals and keys; finger and ear rings; gold beads and knobs; pencil and pencil cases; penknives; pocketbooks; razors and razor cases; tooth and shaving brushes; ivory and horn pocket combs; snuff and cigar boxes; ladies' shell and horn combs; and silver table, tea, cream and salt spoons and sugar tongs.
  • Burlington VT, 1815-1824: according to Burlington Land Records, he purchased portions of a large lot of land in the business section of the town and sold it off in pieces between the years 1815 and 1824. In 1818 He purchased a lot of land fronting on Church Street with a shop standing thereon. 16
  • Appointed in 1817-1824 as Sealer of weights and measures in Burlington VT 16
  • Appointed in 1817-1824 as Juror in Burlington VT on both Petit and Grand Juries. 16
  • Burlington VT, 21 Mar 1817: he was paid $4 for winding and repairing the clock in the Unitarian Church at the head of Church Street in Burlington. 16
  • Burlington VT, Jun 1817-1823: the account books of Dr. John Pomeroy, founder of the Medical College at the University of Vermont, record his transactipn with Platt. Over the years Platt replaced several watch glasses and repaired the doctor's watch, furnishing gold watch hands on two separate occasions. In 1818 Platt made two silver probes for Pomeroy and the following year drew some silver wire, for which he received 25 cents. When Pomeroy's cane broke, it was Platt who fixed it for him. Platt also charged him 25 cents for mending his instruments in 1822 and $3 for repairing his spectacles in April 1823. Dr. Pomeroy turned over some old gold to Platt on two occasions in 1818 and a small quantity of old silver in 1823. The account was closed out on June 25, 1823, and Amos Pangborn signed for Cyrus Platt as having received payment. 16
  • Advertised in the Northern Sentinel (Burlington VT), 22 Aug 1823, that due to failing health, he had quit his business some time since and was anxious to close his accounts and requested all persons indebted to him to call and pay without further notice. 16

Cyrus married Laura Royce, daughter of Unknown and Unknown, in Jun 1812 in Lanesborough MA. (Laura Royce was born on 15 Oct 1788 in Lanesborough MA.)

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