American Silversmiths

Joseph Adams Root
Aphia Clark
Laurens Mattoon Root


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1. Cynthia Marie Shepard

Laurens Mattoon Root
  • Born: 4 Sep 1816, Otis MA
  • Marriage (1): Cynthia Marie Shepard on 3 Jan 1843
  • Died: 26 Nov 1864, Seneca Falls NY

  General notes:

Silversmith and merchant

  Events in his life were:

  • He appeared on the 1850 census taken at Chester MA, listed as a merchant.

  • He was a partner in 1856 with Washington McDonough Root in Pittsfield MA as W. M. ROOT & BROTHER. By the 1860 census, he had moved on to Seneca Falls NY, where he opened a store selling crockery and fancy goods. 4
  • He appeared on the 1860 census taken at Chester MA, listed as a merchant.

Laurens married Cynthia Marie Shepard, daughter of Jonathan Shepard and Lucy Hall Butler, on 3 Jan 1843. (Cynthia Marie Shepard was born on 29 Nov 1821 in Blandford MA and died on 5 May 1903 in Seneca Falls NY.)

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