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Surname Given Name Trade Year Notes
BENCH William Blacksmith 1815 William Bench, blacksmith. Born 3rd March 1815 in Rockbourne, Hampshire, UK. Died: 27 November 1875 in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, USA. Wife: Ann Longman, married 14 October 1835. He was a blacksmith according to the 1860 US census.  From his biography we learn that he supported his family as they emigrated across the United States by blacksmithing. Although he was born in Hampshire, his father, Thomas J. Bench and ancestors were born in Tollard Royal, Wiltshire. Thomas J. Bench christened 20 Oct 1745, son of William Bench christened 27 Apr 1710, son of Thomas Bench about 1674. Listed also in the Blacksmiths of Hampshire Index..  
BENNETT Benjamin Harrison Blacksmith   Benjamin Harrison Bennett, blacksmith in Kansas, Oklahoma, USA & possibly Texas. He probably learned the trade from his dad, Beverly Allen Bennett, who was also a blacksmith. Ben worked as a blacksmith at an oil field until some of the equipment fell on his leg, almost causing him to lose it. He walked with a limp the rest of his life. That was the end of his career as a blacksmith..  
BENNETT Beverley Allen Blacksmith 1900 Beverly Allen Bennett, blacksmith. According to the 1901 census Beverly A.Bennett was a blacksmith in Dallas County, Mo..  
BENNETT Claud Blacksmith   Claud Bennett. blacksmith in Long Lane, Dallas Co., Mo. as was his father, Beverly Allen Bennett & one of his brothers, Ben H. Bennett..  
BUTLER Curry (Kurry) Blacksmith 1826 Curry Butler, blacksmith. In my BUTLER research, I ran across 'Curry Buttle' a blacksmith, but I don't know if he was connected to my family. He was listed as a blacksmith apprentice in the 1826 Bertie County NC records. Bertie Co is not too far from Duplin County. I find a (Kurry??) BUTLER in the 1860 Bertie census listed as a Mechanic, which was a term used for someone who was basically a blacksmith. I haven't been able to find him in later records..  
BUTLER Elijah Blacksmith 1804 Elijah Butler, blacksmith. Born about 1804 in Duplin or New Hanover Co. NC. Died after 1870, probably in Cumberland Co NC. His blacksmith shop was in the Cypress Creek area of se Duplin Co at what was then the New Hanover (now Pender Co) line. Elijah's son Benegar/Benjaga listed as a blacksmith in the 1860 Duplin Co census, age 18. He died in 1862 in Maryland, a Confederate soldier in the Civil War..  
CHANDLER Edmund Blacksmith 1588 Edmund Chandler, blacksmith. A line of Chandler Blacksmiths in New England was founded by Edmund Chandler born in England about 1588. Edmund joined a congregation of English religious dissenters who objected to the ceremonies and hierarchy of the established church. The dissenters were persecuted and harried out of England by King James. They fled to Holland, where they stayed for a few years in Leiden and then chartered the Mayflower to take them to America. Edmund travelled on a later ship and played a prominent role in the establishment of the Plymouth Colony..  
COLE Ephraim Blacksmith 1659 Ephraim Cole, blacksmith. Born 1659 in Plymouth, Massachusetts USA; and in 1685 built what may be one of the first blacksmith shops in America. It was located at the corner of Leyden and Maine streets in Plymouth and it remained in the family until 1872. The shop was still standing in 1903. A postcard with a photograph of the blacksmith shop was published in 1903. Anyone interested in a scanned copy of that postcard may contact the contributor of this note. See Blacksmiths of Middlesex,England for his grandfather James Cole (blacksmith born 1600). See "Interesting Stories" on Home Page for photo..  
CURETON Cye Blacksmith   Cye Cureton , blacksmith. Cye owned a blacksmith shop on East Black Street, Rockhill, South Carolina, USA..  
DEFORD Henry Stephen Blacksmith 1846 Henry Stephen Deford, blacksmith & wheelwright. Born in 1846. Parents: James Deford and Elizabeth Rollison. He learned his trade from George E. Lambert, who operated a carriage shop in Chestertown, Kent Co., MD. In 1893, Henry was operating a wheelwright shop out of the Lambert carriage shop, with Ned Ringgold (also in the Blacksmith Index) operating the blacksmith shop. Henry is listed as a blacksmith/wheelwright in the 1870 and 1873 Kent County Directories and the 1903 Maryland Directory. Henry never married and lived for many years with his unmarried sister Kate. His household at times also inlcuded a widowed aunt and a motherless cousin. In the Kent News of 28 April 1934: "Henry Deford, one of Chestertown's oldest citizens, has been quite ill at his home in Chestertown". Henry died in May 1935. He is my great grand uncle and his parents are my great great grandparents. His sister, Mary Elizabeth Deford, married my great grandfather, William Samuel Elburn. Listed in both the Blacksmiths of USA & Canada and the Wheelwrights Indexes..  
FRAYNE Samuel Blacksmith 1840 Samuel Frayne, blacksmith. Born about 1840 in Barnstaple, Devon. Son of James Frain and Elizabeth Darch . At age 21, he is listed as a Blacksmith in the 1861 England and Wales census. Seen on familysearch dot co dot uk..  
GUERIN Jonas Blacksmith 1812 Jonas Guer, blacksmith. Jonas learned his trade as a blacksmith and wagonmaker from his father, uncles and grandfather, in Morris Co. NJ. The family had a blacksmith shop and wagonmaking shop in "Jockey Hollow" near Morristown. In 1812, Jonas Guerin left Morris Co. New Jersey and went to Varick Twp, Seneca Co. New York. There he was a blacksmith and wagonmaker. His sons carried on the trade after him in Ovid, NY. His son, Joseph Guerin went to Erie Co. PA and was a blacksmith there and a farmer. Also listed in the Cartwrights Index..  
GUERIN Jonas Blacksmith 1781 Jonas Guerin,blacksmith, wagon maker. Born 1781, in Morris Co. NJ, USA. Died: 1864 in Seneca Co. NY, USA. A Blacksmith and wagon maker with sons..  
GUERIN Joseph Blacksmith 1748 Joseph Guerin, blacksmith, wagonmaker. Born 1748. Died: 1828 . Joseph was a member of a family that carried on in the iron trades for several generations. During the Revolutionary War he was a wagoneer. His son, Jonas, continued the trade of blacksmith as will as did other members of the Guerin family. See Blacksmiths of America for Jospeh's father, Thomas (born abt.1713) and Grandfather Thomas (born abt.1660) and other Guerins..  
GUERIN Joseph Blacksmith 1802 Joseph Guerin, blacksmith. Born 1802 Morris Co. NJ, USA. he lived in Seneca Co. NY. Died: 1888 in Erie Co. PA, USA. A blacksmith and farmer..  
GUERIN Thomas (Jnr) Blacksmith 1713 Thomas Guerin (Jr), blacksmith, wagonmaker. Born 1713, South Carolina USA. In 1790 he was with Morris Co. NJ, USA as a blacksmith and wagon maker with sons. Wagoneer in the American Rev. War..  
GUERIN Thomas (Snr) Blacksmith 1660 Thomas Guerin,blacksmith. Born about 1660, in France. Iron worker and blacksmith, Charleston South Carolina USA area and after 1713 at Morris Co. NJ in USA Died: 1726..  
HICKEY Patrick Blacksmith 1892 Patrick Hickey, blacksmith. Patrick worked from 1892-1930 in Monroe County, New York USA..  
HILL William Blacksmith 1788 William Hill, blacksmith. Born 4th March 1788. One branch of the Hill family is traced to William Hill, a blacksmith, who was born March 4, 1788, and died in Grafton, this state, January 3, 1867. He was married November 12, 1812, to Rebecca Hoskins, who was born March 28, 1791, and died, October 17, 1863. Brief mention of their children follows: William H. was a blacksmith and resided long in Manchester, where his life ended. See Genealogical and family history of the state of New Hampshire: a record of the achievements of her people in the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation; by Ezra S Stearns; William F Whitcher; Edward E Parker; Lewis Publishing Company. Type: Book; English Publisher: New York, Chicago, Lewis Pub. Co., 1908. Editions: 2 Editions OCLC: 2689026..  
HITCHCOCK John Blacksmith   John Hitchcock, blacksmith. John lived in Southgate with his wife Elizabeth Ellingham and their 13 children, if you have any information about my greatgrandfather, I would appreciate it very much. John was a Blacksmith and lived at 117 Chase Side Close, Southgate UK..  
INSKIP Samuel Blacksmith 1833 Samuel Inskip, blacksmith. Born February, 13, 1833 and worked as a blacksmith for the railroad in Millbrook, Bedfordshire England until emigrating to Buffalo, New York, U.S.A where he worked for the railroad there as a blacksmith. He died in 1915 in Buffalo, New York. His son Harry my great grandfather was also a blacksmith for the railroad in Buffalo, New York. Listed in Bedfordshire UK + American Indexes..  
McQUAGGE Norman Daniel Blacksmith 1853 Norman Daniel McQuagge, blacksmith & gunmaker. Born 1853 in Northwest Florida. He was a batchelor who liked to tell the "King's Deer" story as told to him by his father. See Stories from the Past Link on the Homepage. Also listed in Gunsmiths Index..  
MORRIS Jonathan.S. Blacksmith 1805 Jonathan.S.Morris, blacksmith. Born circa 1805 in PA. He married #1 and had 7 children born in KY. Married #2 Harriett WINE and had 2 more children. In 1860 census of Pendleton Co. KY he is living with his #1 daughter, Eliza J. Conley, and her family. He is listed as a blacksmith at 54 years of age. Jonathan is not found after this date..  
NELSON John Blacksmith 1770 John Nelson, blacksmith. Born around 1770 in Ireland. Immigrated to the U.S. in 1845. Died in Pittsburgh, Pa in 1858. At least one son, Andrew Nelson, also worked as a blacksmith. See Blacksmiths of Ireland & USA..  
O'SCALLEIGH Jaysun Blacksmith 2008 Jaysun O'Scalleigh, blacksmith, Jaysun is currently a blacksmith working on Salt Spring Island, North Vancouver Island, British Columbia..  
RAMPTON Henry Blacksmith 1829 Henry Rampton,blacksmith. Bas born on the 8th September 1829. He led an interesting life and left a diary written between 1853 to 1881. Henry worked as Blacksmith with his father in Old Alresford, Hampshire and sometimes others in different places until he was 20 years old. He then set up business for himself in Botley, Hampshire. He and his family left home to emmigrate to Utah in 1854. He and his family eventually locating in Bountiful, USA in 1856, which was then called Session's Settlement. His shop was located in the center of town and was known as the Village Blacksmith. He left Bountiful in 1879 on a mission to England and whilst on this mission visited his people in Old Alresford, Hampshire. He returned to Bountiful in July 1880. He died on November 24th 1903 in Bountiful. More info available but his diary is available on the internet by entering Henry Rampton's Diary. Listed in Blacksmiths of America & Blacksmiths of Hampshire..  
RINGGOLD William Edward (Ned) Blacksmith 1862 William Edward (Nes),blacksmith. William worked as a blacksmith in Ringgold. Born 29th March 1862 on Kent Island, Queen Anne's County, md. In the 1880 census, he is listed as an apprentice wheelwright with Henry P. Jones on Kent Island. In 1893, Ned and his wife, Susanna (Annie) Arters, moved to Chestertown, Kent County, Maryland. Ned worked with Henry S. Deford at the G.E. Lambert Carriage Building on Cannon Street in Chestertown. Ned eventually owned and operated his own blacksmith/wheelwright shop on Court Street in Chestertown. A newspaper clipping from 26 February 1938 Entitled '57 years spent as a blacksmit'. notes that Ned predicted he had shod 114,000 horses. He announced his retirement and said that Marion Parsons would take over his blacksmithing duties. Ned died 4th December 1938 and another newspaper clipping entitled 'The late W. E. Ringgold's Will devides (sic) estate'; lists his two daughters as Heiresses; my grand aunt, Ethel Baum Ringgold Miller and my grandmother, Molly Rebecca Ringgold Elburn. Listed in both the Blacksmiths of America and the Wheelwrights Index. Any info appreciated..  
WHITTINGTON Elisha Blacksmith 1875 Elisha Whittington, blackmith and (circa 1875) general store owner in Bayou Chicot and there is some evidence he also ran a grist mill for there are entries in his books of customers buying corn meal for $1.00 a bushel. Family oral history says Elisha made the famous Bowie knife for Jim Bowie who died at the Alamo. An inscription at the Alamo says the knife was made by "a Louisiana blacksmith" and Jim and Rezin Bowie lived near Elisha, near Lamourie, in Rapides Parish and their travels would have taken them past his blacksmith shop, but other evidence proves that Jesse Clift, another Louisiana blacksmith, made the Bowie knife for the Bowie brothers.. Visit site
WILKINSON Green (Grun) Blacksmith 1826 Green (Grun) Wilkinson, blacksmith. Born about 1826 in KY, U.S.A. The 1880 US census lists him as 55yrs, at ?street in the City of Troy, Kansas; with wife Peggy 58yrs and step son Azaiah 21yrs. Green (Grun) was a blacksmith in Troy, Doniphan County, Kansas between 1868 and 1900.  His great-great-great grandson Ron needs help in finding out if there ever was a national register for blacksmiths.  If so, where would it be found? .  
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