American Silversmiths

John Ferris
Abigail Tryon
(Abt 1717-1775)
Ziba Ferris
Edith Sharpless
Ziba Ferris


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1. Elizabeth Megear

Ziba Ferris
  • Born: 25 Jan 1786, Wilmington DE
  • Marriage (1): Elizabeth Megear on 14 Nov 1816 in Wilmington DE
  • Died: 14 Oct 1875, Wilmington DE

  General notes:

Silversmith, jeweler, and watchmaker

  Events in his life were:

  • Alternate Mark
  • He worked in 1808-1851 as a silversmith, jeweler, and watchmaker in Wilmington DE with shop at corner of Fourth and Market Streets. 4

  • He was a partner in 1851-1870 with Ziba Ferris in Wilmington DE as ZIBA FERRIS & SON. Though the name was retained, Ziba Jr left the business in 1867 and went to work for his father-in-law, William Lea, a merchant miller. 4
  • He appeared on the 1870 census taken at Brandywine Chester PA, listed as a retired watchmaker.

Ziba married Elizabeth Megear, daughter of Michael Megear and Pheobe Pugh, on 14 Nov 1816 in Wilmington DE. (Elizabeth Megear was born on 12 Dec 1797 in Chestertown MD and died on 4 May 1880 in Wilmington DE.)

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