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Nathaniel Jocelyn
  • Born: 3 Jan 1796, New Haven CT
  • Marriage (1): Sarah Atwater Plant on 5 Jul 1818 in New Haven CT
  • Died: 18 Jan 1881, New Haven CT

  General notes:

Watchmaker and artist

  Events in his life were:

  • , . He trained as a watchmaker, later taking up drawing, engraving, and oil painting. He studied engraving with George Munger around 1813; they published at least one print together under the name Jocelin & Munger.
    From 1820 to 1822 he was in Savannah, Georgia, and established himself as a portrait painter on his return to New Haven. He had a portrait studio in New York City from 1843 to 1847. His New Haven studio burned in 1849, and he gave up painting for engraving, initially with the firm of Toppan, Carpenter & Co. He went on to found the National Bank Note Engraving Company. In 1827 he was elected into the National Academy of Design as an Associate member, and became a full Academician in 1846
  • He appeared on the 1870 census taken at New Haven CT, listed as a portrait painter.

Nathaniel married Sarah Atwater Plant on 5 Jul 1818 in New Haven CT. (Sarah Atwater Plant was born on 4 Dec 1800 in New Haven CT and died on 16 Jun 1880 in New Haven CT.)

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