Joseph Rawson and Son, active 1808–26


Providence, Rhode Island

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In 1808, Joseph Rawson (1760-1835) and his son Samuel (1786-1852) created the partnership of Joseph Rawson & Son, advertising that this business, "will be pursued in all its branches on the most reasonable terms, with all convenient dispatch, at the Old Stand on the west side of the bridge" in Providence.(1)

In 1813, Joseph and his son advertising their need of "An Apprentice to the Cabinet Making business. A smart active county Lad, from 12 to 14 years old."(3) They published similar announcements throughout the year, then again in 1815 and 1817.

The partnership survived until November, 1826, when the pair advertised the dissolution of the business "by mutual consent," and that "All unsettled accounts must be left with Samuel Rawson, for settlement."(2)


1. The Phenix, "Co-Partnership Formed," January 9, 1808,

2. Columbian Phenix; or, Providence Patriot , "Wanted," November 13, 1813,

3. Providence Patriot & Columbian Phenix, "Notice," November 29, 1826,