American Silversmiths

Charles Whiting
Elizabeth Bradford
Ebenezer Whiting


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1. Ann Fitch

Ebenezer Whiting
  • Born: 18 May 1735, Hartford CT
  • Marriage (1): Ann Fitch on 29 Nov 1767 in Windham CT
  • Died: 6 Sep 1794, Westfield MA

  General notes:


  Events in his life were:

  • He worked circa 1765-1785 as a silversmith in Norwich CT
  • He worked in 1786-1788 as a silversmith in Savannah GA
    The earliest mention of Ebenezer Whiting in Georgia was in an announcement made in Savannah on July 13, 1786, as follows: "Married Mr. Ebenezer Whiting, silversmith, to Miss Betsy Turner, daughter of Mr. Lewis Turner, deceased." An undelivered letter addressed to him was advertised at the post office on June 28, 1787. On March 15, 1788 Ebenezer Whiting and Bradford Whiting sold five slaves to Thomas Gumming for 106 sterling. 3
  • Advertised in the Gazette of the State of Georgia (Savannah GA), 1 May 1787, " and silversmith business to be carried on in most extensive manner." 3
  • Advertised in the Gazette of the State of Georgia (Savannah GA), 1 May 1788, as a gold- and silversmith, notifying the public that he intended carrying on his business in the most extensive manner, particularly in large work, such as tankards, tea pots, coffee pots, milk pots, &c. He had with him for that purpose one of the first workmen from New York. Ladies and gentlemen might rely on having their work as well executed and in as elegant taste as the English imported; also cutlery and brass founding done at his shop. Physicians might be supplied with any kind of instrument equal to those imported. He paid cash for gold, silver, and brass. 15
  • Advertised in the Georgia Gazette (Savannah GA), 24 Jul 1788, "Brass and Foundry Cutlery. Anything in the above branches done at the subscriber's shop in Broughton Street. Brass fire dogs, knives, razors, sissors, lancelets, &c." 15
  • Advertised in the Gazette of the State of Georgia (Savannah GA), 2 Oct 1788, "Strayed or stolen about three weeks since, a large Bay Horse. . . . Whoever will return said horse to the subscriber shall on delivery have three dollars.." 15

Ebenezer married Ann Fitch on 29 Nov 1767 in Windham CT. (Ann Fitch was born on 18 Apr 1747 in Windham CT and died on 27 Jun 1827.)

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