Nathan Storrs

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Surveyors Plain Compass by Clock and Watchmaker 

Nathan Storrs, Northampton, Massachusetts - circa 1785-1810


Picture from the Surveyors Historical Society 1999 Annual Postcard, 

Sixth in a series.

"Nathan, the fourth generation of the Storrs family in America, the second son of Amariah and Mary Gillett Storrs was born in Mansfield, Connecticut in August 1768.  He is said to have served his apprenticeship with Jacob Sargeant in Springfield, Massachusetts.  He advertised in the Hampshire Gazette, Northampton, July 6, 1791 that 'He was lately from New York.'  He is not listed in the New York, Massachusetts or Connecticut 1790 Federal Census.  Around 1792 he was a co-partner in the firm of Baldwin & Storrs in Northampton.  That partnership was dissolved in 1794 when Jedediah Baldwin left for New Hampshire.  In January 1827, Nathan Storrs formed a co-partnership with Benjamin E. Cook.   The firm name was Storrs & Cook and it continued in business until 1834 when Storrs, being in poor health, sold his interest to Cook and retired.  Nathan Storrs died in Northampton in 1839."

Reference:  Smart, Charles E.   The Makers Of Surveying Instruments In America Since 1700  Troy, New York:  Regal Art Press.  1962 

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