American Silversmiths

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Isaac Townsend


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Isaac Townsend
  • Born: 6 Apr 1759, Boston MA
  • Marriage (1): Sarah Berry about 1790
  • Died: 26 Sep 1812, Windsor MA

  General notes:

Silversmith, jeweler, and watchmaker

  Events in his life were:

  • He worked circa 1780-1806 as a silversmith and watchmaker in Boston MA
    Palmer in American Clocks quotes, "Of 27 Cornhill, made gold and silver watches, clocks, elegant watch chains, seals, keys, trinkets, and glasses." 3
  • Advertised in the Boston Gazette (Boston MA), 18 Jul 1785, indicating he was in business on State Street, south side of the State House, as a watchmaker, stocking jewelry and silver articles as well. 3
  • He worked in 1806-1809 as a silversmith and jeweler in Northampton MA
    Associated in 1808 with Bela Welsh who repaired watches and jewelry in Townsend's shop. 3
  • Advertised in the Hampshire Gazette (Northampton MA), 22 Jun 1807, removal to Northampton, ". . . watches, watch chains, glasses, assortment, etc."A year later, the same ad with the added statement, "Large and Small Silver Spoons." 3
  • Advertised in the Vermont Republic (Windsor VT), Oct 1809-Dec 1809, his coming from Boston, taking the stand of Martin Cheney, continuing business for old and new customers, "Silverware, Silver Spoons, Sugar Tongs, Thimbals . . . Rattles . . . Cash and highest prices for old Gold and Silver." Similar ads followed in the Washingtonian (1811-1812). 3
  • He worked after 1809 as a silversmith and clockmaker in Windsor VT 3
  • Advertised in the The Washingtonian (Windsor VT), 17 Dec 1810, offering, "from the Sign of the Watch," a wide variety of fine goods, including English and French gold watches, lately recieved from Boston. 8

Isaac married Sarah Berry about 1790. (Sarah Berry was born in 1772 in Boston MA and died on 20 Mar 1848 in Windsor MA.)

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