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This enterprise ended in failure due to manufacturing difficulties and the family moved back to New York.
He had however attracted the attention of some backers and in the spring of 1864 the Mozart Watch Co.
A fourth daughter Anna would be born in 1862 in New York.
It is said that he had an aptitude for mechanics and that he made a living as an itinerant watchmaker.
By the age of 36 he had found his way to Xenia, Ohio where in September 1855 he married Anna Maria Huntington and set up a jewellery business.
Nevertheless, I hope you will find much, previously un-published, new information.
It is necessary to start in 1864 to discover the origin of the Hampden Watch Co.
The buildings consisted of a large boarding house and a large building which had previously been occupied as a machine shop. The company cleared away the debris and moved the boarding house into the position previously occupied by the factory. The factory did well until the year of the economic panic of 1873 when they began to fall behind.