American Silversmiths

Nehemiah Dodge
(Abt 1733-Bef 1796)
Lois Paine
Ezra Dodge


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Ezra Dodge
  • Born: 1 Jan 1764, Pomfret CT
  • Marriage (1): Elizabeth Hempstead on 26 Sep 1790 in New London CT
  • Died: 29 Aug 1798, New London CT

  General notes:

Silversmith and watchmaker

  Events in his life were:

  • Alternate Mark
  • Advertised in the Connecticut Courant (New London CT), 1787-1795, as a clock- and watchmaker. 3
  • New London CT, 1790: built shop opposite Winthrop's Wharf. 3
  • Flynt & Fales:, . 3 Penrose Hoopes' account of the yellow fever epidemic of 1798 in New London records the death of Dodge at age 32 and describes him as "watchmaker . . . gold and silver smith, brass founder, gunsmith, locksmith, grocer. ... An ingenious mechanic, good man and valuable citizen." Marshall, in Modern History of New London County, cites a local record of death, Aug. 29, 1798, of "Ezra Dodge, goldsmith, interred by the masons."

Ezra married Elizabeth Hempstead, daughter of Unknown and Unknown, on 26 Sep 1790 in New London CT. (Elizabeth Hempstead was born about 1765 in New London CT and died on 26 Mar 1823 in New London CT.)

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