American Silversmiths

John Sackett
Lucinda Moseley
Adnah Sackett


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Adnah Sackett
  • Born: 6 Oct 1796, Westfield MA
  • Died: 15 Feb 1860, Providence RI

  General notes:

Silversmith and jeweler

  Events in his life were:

  • Master to Americus Vespucci Potter Abt 1821 in Providence RI.
  • He worked in 1824-1846 as a silversmith in Providence RI
    Credited with inventing the machinery for manufacturing "Adelaine" chain. Listed in the 1824 city directory with shop on North Court Street, in the 1836 edition on Richmond Street, and in the 1844 edition at the corner of Friendship and Eddy. 3
  • He was a partner circa 1830 with Lloyd Shaw in Providence RI as SACKETT & SHAW.
  • He was a partner in 1836 with Ozias D. Willard in Providence RI as SACKETT & WILLARD. Listed 1836 city directory with a shop at 10 Richmond Street. 3
  • He was a partner in 1836 with Ozias D. Willard and Jeremiah Noyes Sewall in Providence RI as SACKETT, WILLARD & SEWALL. Listed in New York As It Is In 1837 as wholesale jewelry dealers at 58 Nassua Street.
  • He was a partner in 1838-1840 with Jeremiah Noyes Sewall in New York City NY as SACKETT & SEWALL, with a shop at 59 Nassau Street. Sackett remained in Providence, while Sewall maintained the city store.
  • He was a partner circa 1846-1850 with Thomas Davis in Providence RI as SACKETT, DAVIS & Co., manufacturing jewelers.
  • He was a partner circa 1850-1860 with Thomas Davis and Americus Vespucci Potter in Providence RI as SACKET, DAVIS & POTTER, with a shop at 63 Eddy Street.
  • He appeared on the 1850 census taken at Providence RI, listed as a manufacturing jeweler.
  • Obituary printed in the The New York Times (New York City NY) on 20 Feb 1860

    Mr. Adriah[sic] Sackett died at Providence, R. I., on the 15th inst. He was a native of Westfield, Mass., but removed to Providence when quite a lad, where he followed the trade of a jeweler. In 1848 and 1849 he was the Gubernatorial candidate of the Democratic Party in Rhode Island. For ten consecutive years he was a member of the State Central Committee, of which he was Chairman for the last five years of his life, and for ten years he acted as one of the State Prison Inspectors.

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