Samuel (II) Mulliken of Newburyport and Lynn, Massachusetts.

Samuel Mulliken II was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts the son of John Mulliken and Susanna Huse (1735-1820) on April 9th,1765. He is a member of a very important family of American Clockmakers. It is thought that he was trained by his distant cousin Jonathan Mulliken (1746-1782) of Newburyport. Jonathan died in 1782. Samuel married Jonathan’s widow, Susannah (Pearson) Mulliken a year later in 1783. Samuel’s Newburyport clockshop was located on State Street. Here he developed business ties with the Willards from Roxbury agreeing to sell Simon’s Patented Clock Jacks. In 1789, Samuel move from Newburyport to Lynn, Massachusetts and then the following year to Salem, Massachusetts. In Salem, Samuel advertises himself as a merchant. In 1796 he moves back to Lynn and becomes the towns postmaster in 1803. Samuel dies in Lynn in 1847. Examples of brass and white dial shelf clocks are known. One brass dial version is currently in the Peabody Essex Museum Collection in Salem Massachusetts.

Samuel Mulliken (1761-1847) Haverhill, Massachusetts. A cherry cased tall clock.

This important clock was made by Samuel Mulliken of Haverhill, Massachusetts. The Haverhill, Massachusetts town records town are somewhat sparse. Their… read more

Samuel Mulliken (1761-1847) Newburyport, Massachusetts. A butternut case tall clock.

This butternut case tall clock was made by Samuel Mulliken of Newburyport, Massachusetts. This unusual example features an unusual case form… read more