About thirty years ago I bought a set of three hardwood planes, stamped on the front end (of each) "Macey & Hamilton, Nashville, Tenn." One of my students at the time researched this company in Nashville city directories, and I still have her notes, which may be of genealogical interest to someone. No census research was involved, so I do not have family group records, nor other information about this family, to which I am unrelated.
1860-61 Macey & Hamilton, wholesale and retail hardware. S.H. Macey, Edgefield (Nashville, east of the Cumberland River); and James M. Hamilton, 54 N. Summer St.
(Library she used did not have directories from 1862-84, inclusive, though there were 15 published.)
1885 Partnership not extant, but both families still in hardware business. Macey & Co., Hardware (S.N. Macey) at 28 Public Square. Silas N. Macey res. 515 Main St.
1887 Macey & Co. (S.N. Macey, H.A. Macey, and 3 partners not in family), same address. Silas N. Macey, 515 Main St.; Henry A. Macey, 420 Russel.
1888 Macey & Co. at 321 Public Square; Silas N. & same 3 partners, but H.A. not listed; Mattie A. Macey, widow of Henry A. Macey, still at 420 Russel.
1889 Macey & Co. (Silas N. & same partners) at 309 N. College.
1890 Macey & Co. (Silas N. and one of the partners, other two now have a separate firm) at 309 N. College. Last directory listing for the Macey firm or Silas N. Macey.
1891 Mattie A. Macey, widow of Henry A., now boards N. Vine near Cumberland alley. No later listing for her.
1893 Michael Macey boards at 13 Scott. Last listing found for Macey in Nashville; searched through 1904.
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