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Old 04-02-2018, 03:54 PM
 
Location: KCMO
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Here is a great article for that time period-

David 1821~Blair Co~s/o Freder - Genealogy.com
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Old 04-02-2018, 04:10 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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https://www.familyresearcher.co.uk/g....html#Forgeman

says it's a blacksmith or a foundry worker.
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Old 04-02-2018, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Coast of Somewhere Beautiful
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Thanks, everybody. Forgeman seems to be the choice. I appreciate your help.
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Old 04-02-2018, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Northern panhandle WV
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I agree with those that say Forgeman.
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Old 04-02-2018, 06:53 PM
 
Location: VT; previously MD & NJ
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Forgeman ? A person who works at a forge. A blacksmith on a large scale.

But I rather like the top one - a Gentleman.
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Old 04-02-2018, 08:15 PM
 
Location: State of Denial
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"Farrier", perhaps. That's a person who shoes horses and cares for their hooves.
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Old 04-02-2018, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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I concur with Forgeman, which I did without reading other responses first.
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Old 04-03-2018, 09:25 AM
 
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Forgeman is what it looks like to me....
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Old 04-03-2018, 12:15 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Forgeman ? A person who works at a forge. A blacksmith on a large scale.

But I rather like the top one - a Gentleman.
That's 1700s talk for "unemployed bum with nice clothes".
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Old 04-03-2018, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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It looks like "Forgeman" to me. In other words, a blacksmith.
I agree.
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