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wev
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posted 10-30-2007 06:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for wev     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Perhaps this is well known, but does anyone know who the Hall of this partnership was? The other principles were Samuel Simpson and Friend Miller, with Gurdon W. Hull and Charles Dwight Yale as junior partners. I had thought Hall might be Almer Hall, another Wallingford pewtersmith and Friend Miller's uncle, but he died too early in 1865. I have found several other Hall's who were involved in the britannia/silverplate trades there, but they were all just general workers.

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posted 10-30-2007 09:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bascall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Almer had a son named Almer Ives Hall who was born in 1829 which puts him in about the same age range as Simpson and Miller. Almer I was a spoonmaker at age 21 while living in his fathers home. At age 31 Almer I was a Manufacturer, and at age 41 he was a merchant.

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posted 10-30-2007 09:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bascall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Something worth mentioning about Almer Ives from the standpoint of the genealogy of silversmiths, Almer Ives' daughter's name was Fannie Silliman Hall. His wife was Mary A Hall, and unfortunately, I don't know her maiden name. A possible connection to the Halls is Levi Silliman Ives who was born in 1797 in New Haven, CT. Levi's mother's name was Fannie Silliman.

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posted 11-01-2007 03:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bascall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There is a book called History of New Haven County by J.L. Rockey which provides this information about the Hall in the trio of gentlemen that you refer to: Almer I Hall.

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posted 11-03-2007 07:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bascall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As I am once again holding a one sided conversation here, I might as well pat myself on the back too. The connection between Almer (sometimes spelled Aimer)I Hall's daughter's name, Fannie Silliman Hall, is his mother's name which was Fannie Silliman Ives. Fannie Silliman Ives was the Deacon Almer Hall's second of three wives. Well done I guess, or maybe most of the people on this site are already well aware of all this.

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Scott Martin
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posted 11-03-2007 10:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well done.

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bascall

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posted 11-03-2007 11:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bascall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Scott, thank you. Nice to know somebody is out there.

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posted 11-04-2007 11:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for wev     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My apologies for the sporadic attendance. I am slowly moving to a new computer (well, a three year old donation to the cause, but spanking new compared to my current antique) and have been distracted.

I appreciate the information provided.

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posted 11-04-2007 11:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for wev     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I meant to add that Fanny Silliman Ives grandfather was the silversmith Hezekiah Silliman and she was Almer's second cousin.

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