American Silversmiths

Hammond Gowen
Mary Croswell
David Vinton
(Abt 1744-1778)
Mary Gowen
David Vinton


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1. Mary Atwell

David Vinton
  • Born: 6 Jan 1774, Sutton MA
  • Marriage (1): Mary Atwell on 17 May 1797 in Providence RI
  • Died: Jul 1833, Shakertown KY

  General notes:


  Events in his life were:

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  • Boston MA, 15 Dec 1778: his uncle, William Gowen appointed as his guardian. Gowen gave bond in the sum of 2000 with Joseph Gowen of Sudbury and Thomas Locke of Lexington as sureties. Twenty-six dollars of paper for one of silver was the current rate of depreciation of continental money. At this rate, the amount of the bonds given by David Vinton's administrator was about $260.00. 3
  • Advertised in the The Providence Gazette (Providence RI), 22 Dec 1792-24 Jan 1793, referring to himself as "Goldsmith and Jeweller, From Boston, Informs the Ladies and Gentlemen of Providence, and its Vicinity, that he has for sale at his Shop, the North End Corner of Market Parade and Nearly opposite, His Excellency, Governor Fenner's a complete assortment of Goldsmith's Wares . . . also Silver buckles . . . Table, Tea, Salt and Desert Spoons . . . Bracelets, etc., etc. . . . All kinds of Gold and Silverware made and repaired in the neatest manner and on the shortest notice." The same paper carried his notices in 1795 but by 1796 he became more of a general merchant continuing to sell spoons, bracelets, etc. From 1799 to 1818 was selling bonnets, wigs, butter, sheet music and miscellaneous musical instruments. 3

  • Advertised in the Providence Journal (Providence RI), 29 Jan 1800,
    These Washington funeral medals were produced by Jacob Perkins of Newburyport.

David married Mary Atwell, daughter of Unknown and Unknown, on 17 May 1797 in Providence RI. (Mary Atwell was born on 10 May 1773 in Providence RI and died on 15 May 1854 in Boston MA.)

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