American Silversmiths

Samuel Johnson
Marytje Van Pelt
Samuel Johnson


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Samuel Johnson
  • Born: 1720, New York City NY
  • Christened: 7 Aug 1720, New York City NY
  • Died: Feb 1796, New York City NY

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  Events in his life were:

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  • He worked circa 1745-1795 as a silversmith in New York City NY with a shop on Crown Street until 1792, then at 99 Liberty.

  • Sugar bowl, c 1765
    Private Collection
    h: 4 1/2"
    wt: 11 oz. 10 dwt.
    Engraved H + VP for Hannah Van Pelt
  • He wrote his will on 1 Feb 1796 in New York City NY In the name of God, Amen. I, SAMUEL JOHNSON, of New York, silversmith, being sick. I leave to Fanny Sprainger, wife of Peter Sprainger, $500. I leave to Mary Holloway $500, and I charge my estate with these sums. All the rest of my estate, real and personal, I leave to Captain Thomas Randall, and his heirs and assigns.

    Cary Dunn
    George Lindsay
    Isaac Van Cleeck

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