Isaiah Eaton of Walpole, New Hampshire and Westminster, Vermont.

Isaiah Eaton was born on October 15th, 1757 in Haverhill, Massachusetts and died in Westminster, Vermont on January 21st 1847. His parents were Captain Timothy Eaton and his first wife Abigail Massey. Isaiah served as a private under James Sawyer in the Revolutionary War and was at Lexington on the alarm in 1776. By the end of the war, his rank had risen to the level of Major. In 1785, he first married Priscilla West in Charlestown, New Hampshire. She died on November 5th, 1804. It is logical to assume that he he served his apprentice under Stephen Hasham before he moved to the town of Walpole. Isaiah advertised on June 6th, 1793 in the New Hampshire Journal as a silversmith and clockmaker and that his shop was located in Walpole, NH. This ad also stated that he wanted a steady active boy of about thirteen or fourteen to train. In 1803 he had advertised that he had moved from Walpole to Westminster, Vermont. The town of Westminster is located just across the Connecticut river. In Westminster, he carried on the gold, silver, and clockmaking business in company with Benjamin Kendrick under firm name of EATON & KENDRICK. This partnership lasted until August 5th, 1805. His first wife died shortly after this move. He then married widow Azubah (Rockwood) Grout in Westminster. They had one son in 1808. Both Isaiah and Azubah had been widowed prior to their marriage. In 1811, he was appointed a Representative. Three years later he began service to the Town of Westminster as a selectman. He held this position until 1826.

Several tall case clocks are know to us. An engraved brass dial that features a lunar calendar is signed Charlestown. A second engraved brass dial example is on display in the museum at Deerfield. This clock is signed Walpole. A third clock having been sold at Bill Smiths in November of 2009 also featured a engraved brass dial signed Walpole. I. M Weise offered a brass dial example for sale in Antiques Magazine., February 1977 on page 291. The New Hampshire Historical Society may have a brass dial example in their collection. This has not yet been confirmed. Thomaston Auction Gallery sold a painted dial example in March of 2007. Another painted dial example is currently in the collection at Drexel University.