George Washington Riggs

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George Washington Riggs

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Son of Lt. Samuel Riggs and Amelia Riggs
Brother of Mary Griffith; Henrietta Gaither; Thomas Riggs; Anna Riggs; Reuben Riggs and 6 others

Occupation: silversmith
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About George Washington Riggs

George Washington Riggs was an American silversmith.

   He worked from circa 1800 to 1810 as a silversmith in Georgetown MD 
   Master to Greenbury Griffith 17 Mar 1802-20 May 1807 in Georgetown MD. 
   He worked from 1810 to 1816 as a silversmith in Baltimore MD from shop at 74 Baltimore Street. 29

A porringer he made is at the Baltimore Museum of Art.

   Master to Benjamin McKenny Riggs abt 1812 in Baltimore MD.
   He was a partner from 1816 to 1818 with Henry Griffith (probably) in Baltimore MD as RIGGS & GRIFFITH with a shop at 74 Baltimore Street. 
   He worked from 1819 to 1848 as a silversmith in Baltimore MD from shop at Pratt and Hanover Streets, 1824-1831; at 38 Hanover Street, 1835; on German Street west of Hanover, 1840; and at 5 South Howard Street, 1845-1848. 

The image used as George's profile picture is one of his marks.

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~silversmiths/makers/silversmiths/122877.htm

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