Silas Parsons of Swanzey, New Hampshire.

Silas Parsons (1773-1859) of Swanzey, New Hampshire. Silas is the son of Aaron Parsons and Damaris (Whitcomb) Parsons. He was born in Swanzey on May 29,1773 and died there on March 15, 1859. He is a celebrated Clockmaker. A small number of New England case styles have been found and documented. They include tall case clocks, Massachusetts shelf clock and a dwarf clock. It is reported that he made three musical tall clocks as wedding gifts for his three children. These played waits on weekdays and hymns on Sunday. A Massachusetts Shelf clock is now in the possession of the Henry Ford museum. Silas married Patience Haskins (Hoskins) the daughter of Silas Haskins of New Salem Massachusetts. She died on Febuary 1, 1865. Together, they had 4 children. Silas jr. was born in 1809, Damaris was born in 1812 and died in 1815 at the age of three, a second Damaris was born in 1817 and was Patience in 1820. Silas was a very generous person. He is credited with donating for Home and Foreign Missionary objects valued in the neighborhood of $20,000.

The town of Swanzey is composed of a group of hamlets just South of Keene: Swanzey Center, North Swanzey, West Swanzey and East Swanzey. Parsons lived in West Swanzey. His work shop is now gone.

Silas Parsons cherry case tall clock. Swanzey, New Hampshire. -SOLD-

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Silas Parsons of Swanzey, New Hampshire. A cherry case tall clock.

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