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9 various pieces coin silver flatware from descendents of U.S. President John Adams, including 5 with Adams family monograms. 1st & 2nd items: Two tablespoons, fiddle handle, marked B.C. FROBISHER in rectangle for Benjamin C. Frobisher (Boston, MA, b. 1792-d. 1862), monogrammed in script "ASA" for Abby Smith Adams Angier (1806-1845), granddaughter of John Adams, Jr., 8-1/2" L. 3rd item: Dinner knife, Olive pattern, marked LOWELL & SENTER (working Portland, Maine, c. 1830) monogrammed in script "A.M.D. from E.D.A.", likely Annette Maria Dearborn from Emily Louis Gerry Dearborn Ayers (1829-1878), her sister. 7-3/4" L. 4th item: Dinner fork, King's Pattern handle, marked LOWELL & SENTER in rectangle and PURE COIN in rectangle, monogrammed in script "LDH", 7-1/2" L, circa 1820. 5th item: Teaspoon, King's Pattern handle, marked M.P. in rectangle with pseudo hallmarks, probably Matthew Petit (working New York, NY, circa 1811), hand monogrammed in script "SDH" denoting Susan Dayton Harrod Boyd (1813-1905) or the conjoined initials of Maj. Genl. Henry Dearborn and his wife Sarah (married 1813), 5-1/2" L. 6th-9th items: Set of 4 dinner forks, fiddle thread handle, marked E. WATSON in rectangle for Edward Watson, MA, monogrammed "D" in shield, possibly denoting John De Windt, son-in-law of Abigail "Nabby" Adams Smith and Colonel Smith, 8-1/4" L. Combined weight: 15.675 total oz troy. Hand written note included with items states that the tablespoons were on an itemized handwritten list of silver "from Cousin Lizzie Adams Estate, received from C. F. Adams 2nd, her Executor. April 1st 1905-addressed to my dear brother". Lizzie Adams (1808-1903) was the daughter of Ann Harrod Adams and Thomas Boylston Adams, son of John Adams, 2nd President of the United States. Provenance: The Estate of Charles Boyd Coleman, Jr., Chattanooga, TN. Both items descended in the family of Annette Maria Dearborn Boyd, daughter of Greenleaf Dearborn (1786-1846) and great granddaughter of Henry Dearborn (1751-1829) on the side of her mother, Pamela Augusta Gilman (1802-1880). Annette was married to Charles Harrod Boyd and had four children, including Julia Wingate Boyd (wife of Lewis M. Coleman, Jr.). Lewis M. Coleman, Jr. was the son of CSA Lt. Colonel Lewis M. Coleman and Mary Ambler Marshall, granddaughter of John Marshall (1755-1835), fourth Chief Justice of the United States, and Secretary of State under John Adams (1800-1801). CONDITION: All items in good condition with minor surface wear. Two pinprick sized dents in bowl of teaspoon.