Amos Doolittle (1754 - 1832)

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Birthplace: Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut
Death: Died in Cheshire, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Occupation: Engraver, silversmith
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About Amos Doolittle

Amos Doolittle (May 8, 1754 – February 2, 1832) was an American engraver and silversmith, known as "The Revere of Connecticut."

A self-taught artist from Cheshire, CT, Doolittle became an expert in copper engraving and specialized in scenes of the American Revolutionary war. He was sought out by many early Americans eager to learn the art of engraving, including James Wilson and Ralph Earl. Doolittle was also member of the Governor's Second Company of Guards under Capt. Benedict Arnold. He settled in New Haven, Connecticut and is buried in the Grove Street Cemetery in New Haven.

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1754
May 8, 1754
Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut
1797
November 8, 1797
Age 43
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
1804
June 4, 1804
Age 50
Connecticut, United States
1825
May 13, 1825
Age 71
Cheshire, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
1832
February 2, 1832
Age 77
Cheshire, New Haven, Connecticut, United States