Samuel Solliday was born the son of John Solliday (1755-1842) and Elizabeth Hinckel (1764-1841) in 1804. Samuel father’s John and his grandfather Frederick were also clock makers. It is believed that Samuel trained under his Father John and most likely worked with him for a period of time. At the age of twenty-four, Samuel is listed in the Marlborough tax records as a single man. By 1831, Samuel has earned a medical degree and a year later is wed to Deborah Schmidt. Samuel died sometime in 1845. He is buried in Frieden’s Cemetery in Sumneytown.
A very attractive and colorful tall case clock made by Samuel Solliday of Doylestown, Pennsylvania. This fine example is constructed in… read more