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John Athan Waite
  • Born: 4 Jul 1742, Wickford RI
  • Marriage (1): Margaret Sheffield on 13 Sep 1767 in Wickford RI
  • Died: 20 Oct 1817, Wickford RI

  General notes:


  Events in his life were:

  • He worked circa 1762-1817 as a silversmith, locksmith and engraver in Kingston RI from a shop in the basement of his house. Made the escutcheons and devices for engraving first paper money for RI in which the "State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantation" replaced the former term, "Colony of Rhode Island." 3

  • Tongs, c 1765
    Private Collection 1
    l: 5"
  • Appointed in 1776-1799 as Captain of Kingston Reds in Kingston RI 3
  • Appointed in 1796-1799 as Justice of the Court of Common Pleas in Kingston RI 3
  • Obituary printed in the Providence Gazette and Newport Mercury (Kingston RI) on 8 Nov 1817 3

John married Margaret Sheffield on 13 Sep 1767 in Wickford RI. (Margaret Sheffield was born about 1746 in Kingston RI.)

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