EIGHTH GENERATION


140. George Wood Platt was born in 1798 in Huntington, Long Island, NY. (21)  He went to New York City to make his fortune as a young man, and started a thimble making business.  Eventually he created, with his brothers Nathan and David, George Platt & Bros,  a rather large enterprise involving assaying, jewelry and the design and manufacture of coin silver tableware.   His coin silver is now highly collectable



The book George Wood Platt and His Descendants contains a biography of G.W. Platt (including a short autobiography), his ancestry and his descendants.

He died April 3, 1881, age 83 at his residence (105 w. 3rd Street) in New York, NY. (21) . The New York Times ran an obituary for George on April 4th, 1881.

He was married to Eliza Roshore in 1821.(21)

He married again, after Eliza's deathto Henrietta E. Hartt, widow of John Hartt. They had no children.
141. Eliza Roshore was born on Oct 16 1802. (32) She died in 1869. Children were:

From Platt:
George Wood Platt's first wife was Eliza Roshore. She was born, October 16, 1802, daughter of Garret and Maria (Irving) Roshore. Maria Irving was born in England. She died Jume 22. 1847 and is buried in the Platt plot in the Green-Wood Cemetery. Garret Roshore was of French Hugenot family. He may have been descended from Pierre Rochar who was in New Rochelle in 1761 and in New York in 1771-1773, Name corruptions of Roshore are Reshaw, Reshore and Roshore. (M. H. Seacord, Biographical Sketches and Index of Huguenot Settlers of Nrew Roclielle, 1941. page 46). In the A. V. Wittmeyer. Collections of the Huguenot Society of America (page 291) we find a record of baptisms, Apr, 12, 1761, Catherine, daughter of Pierre Rochard and Jeanne Badeau, horn March 29, 1761, New Rochelle, and (page 309) July 2, 1771, Girard, son of Pierre Rochar and Jeanne Bado, born New York May 18, 1771. Was this Girard Rochar our Garret Roshore? The Long worth New York City Directory shows that a Garret Roshore,  laborer, lived in the city in 1802, 1812 and 1816. There were John Roshores in the city from 1793 to 1856 engaged in manufacturing silverware. In the latter year. John Roshore ard Frank H. Roshore were in the Platt building at 4 Liberty Place as thimblemakers and silversmiths.  The family connection is not known.Garret Roshore died September 10, 1841  in his 72nd year and was buried in the Amity street burying ground, New York and was later interred in the Platt plot in Green-Wood.

Children were (41a):

child Henry Mortimer (July 7, 1822)
child Maria Roshore (April 20, 1825)
child Eliza (October 21, 1827) d. Jan 23, 1828
child Elizabeth Potter (Jan 21, 1831) d.  Oct 23 1835
child 70 i.  George Washington Platt.
child Mary Norton (November 19, 1835)
child Eliza Ann (June 15, 1838)
child John R. (January 17, 1842) d. Feb 3, 1842

Interesting note "Ezra C. had an interesting career: at the age of 16 he was apprenticed to
George Platt [perhaps a relative on his mother's side], a silversmith on
Pearl Street, New York City. He later had his own shop in New York in partnership with John Roshore."

FRONT ROOM TO LET-Fourth floor, No. 177 Broadway. Rent low Enquire of ROSHORE & WOOD, Nos. 4 & 6 Liberty-place, near Maiden-lane
New York Daily-Times
Monday, June 14, 1852

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