American Silversmiths

Josiah Flagg
Mary Willis
(Abt 1716-1751)
Josiah Flagg
Elizabeth Hawke
Josiah Flagg


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1. Hannah Collins

Josiah Flagg
  • Born: 24 Jul 1763, Boston MA
  • Marriage (1): Hannah Collins about 1788

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  Events in his life were:

  • Flynt & Fales:, . 3 Working as a miniaturist in Boston, 1783 and Baltimore, 1784, He was also a musician and practiced dentistry in Boston. He is credited with making in 1790 the first true dental chair, adding a headrest and an extended armrest to a Windsor chair. He apparently had some training in silversmithing with Paul Revere, especially its use in dentistry. A piece of silver with mark attributed to Josiah Flagg has been located in the Cutten Collection indicating he may have worked as a silversmith at one time. Whether this is his mark or that of his son, is not known. Listed by other silver authorities.

Josiah married Hannah Collins about 1788.

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