American Silversmiths

Abner Blakeslee
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Ziba Blakeslee


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Ziba Blakeslee
  • Born: 9 Jul 1768, Waterbury CT
  • Marriage (1): Mehitabel Botsford on 3 May 1792 in Newtown CT
  • Died: 9 Nov 1834, Newtown CT

  General notes:

Silversmith and instrument maker

  Events in his life were:

  • He worked in 1784-1791 as a clockmaker in Plymouth MA 3
  • He worked circa 1791-1830 as a silversmith and clockmaker in Newtown CT shop located north of meetinghouse, behind Trinity Church Parsonage

  • Made freeman of Newtown CT, After 1791. 3
  • Advertised in the Farmer's Journal, 22 Dec 1792, announcing that he carried on business, at the head of the Street in Newtown, the goldsmith’s business in all its branches; cast bells for Churches, made and repaired surveyor’s instruments, church clocks and clocks of all kinds.

  • Compass
    Private Collection
    d: 5 1/2" (dial)

Ziba married Mehitabel Botsford on 3 May 1792 in Newtown CT. (Mehitabel Botsford was born on 25 May 1769 in Waterbury CT and died on 12 May 1838.)

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