Unknown - portrait of David Hitchcock

This miniature portrait is unsigned. The sitter is David Keyes Hitchcock born 9 May 1813 at Brookfield, Mass. On 21 Sep 1837, at Brookfield, he married Abigail Hastings.

In the 1860 census David and Abigail were living in Newton, Middlesex, Mass. with their eight children and several servants. His eldest son Thomas was also a dentist. Dentistry was obviously a profitable occupation as David dislosed $15,000 of real estate and $2500 of personal assets.

In the 1870 census, his real estate assets had increased to $50,000 and personal assets to $25,000. Most of the children still lived at home and there were three servants.

By the time of the 1880 census, David and Abigail were still living in Newton, with three of their children and one servant. David again described hinself as dentist and so was presumably still active. 607

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