William Kilborn (1802-1845) of Ontario, Canada and Scriba, New York, my Third Great Grandfather (Blog 44)

William Kilborn, the son of David and Hannah (White) Kilborn was born around 1802 in Elizabethtown, Ontario, Canada.  When he was about twelve years old his father who had been born in Connecticut and had moved to Canada was arrested and imprisoned for spying for the United States during the War of 1812, escaped and fled back to the United States. William’s older siblings stayed in Canada but the younger family members moved to New Haven, New York and then Scriba, New York.

We have found some property records regarding land purchases in the Oswego area under the name William Kilborn and do need to do further research to determine if he was the only William Kilborn living in this area.  However, we do know that he purchased 50 acres of Lot 103 in Scriba on March 12, 1841 which he left in a will to his family.

Our only source for the names of William’s wives comes from The History and Antiquities of the Name and Family of Kilbourne, (in its Varied Orthography).   (This document does inaccurately list his death date.)

William Kilborn, Kilbourne Payne Kenyon, The History and Antiquities of the Name and Family of Kilbourne, (in its Varied Orthography) (New Haven- Durrie & Peck, 1856), page 258238. WILLIAM, b. in Leeds Co., Canada West; settled in Scriba, Oswego Co., N. Y., and d. there in 1847. He m. Eliza Lester, and had seven children, viz., Lester, Eliza Ann, Julia, Jane, Franklin, Bricea and George. His second wife
was Margaret Wickwire.

William’s first wife Eliza died on January 26, 1839 leaving seven young children.  We suspect he married his second wife Margaret soon thereafter and know by 1841 they were one of seven members involved in the formation of a Methodist Church at Scriba Corners.

William died on June 7, 1845 at the young age of 43.  His will leaving his property to his seven children who were ranging in age from 6 to 18 was proven on July 5, 1845.  We’re not sure what happened to his second wife Margaret.

We’d love to learn more about William who asked that the education of  his children be ensured after he died.

CHILDREN:

Eliza Ann Kilborn (1827-1910) married Thomas Volney Kibbe.  He lived in Nelson, New York; Minden, New York; New Milford, Pennslyvania; Oneota, New York; and Syracuse, New York.

Lester B Kilborn (1828-????)

Julia Ann Kilborn (1829-1878) – married George E Hinman.  He lived in Trenton and Holland Patent, New York.

Margaret Jane Kilborn (1833-1874) married Thomas Evans. He lived in Owego, New York and Illinois [my direct ancestor].

William Franklin Kilborn (1834-????) was in Joliet, Illinois in 1857

Bricea M Kilborn (1836-1883) married Albert Russell Thomas.  They lived in Trenton, New York, Owego, New York, and Chicago, Illinois.  In Oct 1887, Bricea’s husband A R Thomas and her daughter Helen B Thomas attended the wedding of Margaret Jane Kilborn’s daughter Donna L Evans.

George Lewis Kilborn (1839-1921) – On July 3, 1863, George lost a leg at the Battle of Gettysburg.  He recovered and moved to Brooklyn where he ran a store for the United States Treasury Department. He married Mary Jane Humphrey and Josephine Fritcher.  He had three children with his first wife.

William Kilborn was my third great grandfather.  I share DNA with descendents of Bricea M Kilborn, George Lewis Kilborn and other descendents of Margaret Jane Kilborn.

All posts on this website are a work in progress.  We’d love to learn of any corrections or additions to the information shared.  Also we’d love it if  you’d like the post here or at http://www.facebook.com/shackfordgenealogy) as that helps share the post with others. Thanks!

SOURCES:

Churchill John C., Landmarks of Oswego County New York (Syracuse, N.Y.: D. Mason & Company, 1895), page 771; digital images, HathiTrust (https://babel.hathitrust.org : accessed 13 February 2019.

Find A Grave, Find A Grave, digital images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 31 January 2019), William Kilborn, MEMORIAL ID 16786344. [believe this posting has incorrect information re birth/death date.  Hoping to see the gravestone in 2019 & add updated photo & data if information on stone is legible.  Meanwhile see Oswego Cemetery Records data.]

History of Oswego County, New York with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers (L. H. Everts & Co, 1877), page 415; digital images, HathiTrust (https://babel.hathitrust.org : accessed 13 February 2019.

Kilbourne Payne Kenyon, The History and Antiquities of the Name and Family of Kilbourne, (in its Varied Orthography) (New Haven: Durrie & Peck, 1856), page 258; digital images, Archive.org (https://archive.org : accessed 11 February 2019.

“New York Land Records, 1630-1975,” digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed ), Erastus Stone and wife Almirice
50 Acres off of Lot 103 to William Kilborn; Oswego Deeds 1840-1841 vol 32-33, Vol 33, page 303, Image 525 of 667.

“New York Probate Records, 1629-1971,” digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 12 March 2019), Will of William Kilborn dated 17 May 1845; Film # 005116276, Book B, page 278-279, image 238-9 of 480.

OSWEGO COUNTY CEMETERY RECORDS v 1 (n.d.), page 124; digital images, FamilySearch Books (https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/182956-oswego-county-cemetery : accessed 18 March 2019.

“SEVERELY WOUNDED,” Mexico independent (Mexico, New York), 16 July 1863; digital images, NYS Historic Newspapers (http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org : accessed 13 February 2019).

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Updated May 13, 2019 to add missing child George Lewis Kilborn and add information about Bricea M Kilborn.

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Proving William Kilborn of Scriba, New York is Jane (Kilborn) Evan’s Father: Part 3 – Lot No 103 in the 18th Township of Scriba (Blog 43)

We are working to prove that William Kilborn of Scriba, New York is the father of the Jane Kilborn who married Thomas Evans who was also known as Margaret J Kilborn.  She is my second great grandmother.

In the first part of this proof, we  shared our DNA connections with this line, and pertinent pages of Payne Kenyon Kilbourne’s book “The History and Antiquities of the Name and Family of Kilborn”.

In the second portion we shared William’s will which names his wife, Margaret and his children Lester (eldest son), William F, George, Eliza Ann (now married to Thomas Kibbe), Julia A, Margaret J, and Bricy M.  (ages 6 to 18 when he died) and in which William left his family the fifty acres of land of Lot No 103 in the 18th Township of Scriba Patent.

It is in the 1857 and 1860 land records of Oswego, New York that we found our final proof of Jane (Kilborn) Evan’s relationship to William.   Each of William’s children either sold their portion of Lot No 103 in the 18th Township of Scriba directly to their brother Lester B Kilborn or to Simon Tuller who then sold the land to Lester.  A list of the deeds is shown below:

William Kilborn's Children Sell Lot 103 to Lester B Kilborn

Each of these deeds are very similar but we are sharing the sale by Thomas Evans Jr & his wife Jane M Evans to Simeon Tuller which shows that Jane M Kilborn, daughter of William Kilborn inherited the land from him as per his will, married Thomas Evans of Owego and sold this same land in 1855 to William’s executor Simeon Tuller.  The deeds listed above show the each of William’s children sold the land to their brother Lester B Kilborn

Land Sale Thomas and Jane Evans to Simon TullerThos Evans Jr & W
To
Simon Tuller} This Indenture made this eighth day of September in the year of our
Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty five Between Thomas
Evans of the Village and Town of Owego in the County of Tioga and State of
New York and Jane M. his wife of the first part, and Simon
Tuller of the Town of Mexico in the County of Oswego and State aforesaid of the second
part the receipt whereof is hereby confessed and acknowledged have bargained sold rem-
ised and Quit Claimed and by these presents do bargain sell remise and Quit
Claim into the said party of the second part and to his heirs and assigns for
ever All that certain piece or parcel of land situate in the Town of Scriba in
the County of Oswego and State of New York known and distinguished being
Fifty acres of land off Lot number one hundred and three in the eighteenth
Township of Scribas Patent being the same farm and premises owned and
occupied by William Kilborn at the time of his death and now occupied by his
executor the party of the second part, and by him leased the present year to William Stone
Together with all our right title or Interest, to or in the widows thirds or right,
of Dower in said above described piece of land and premises. This conveyance is
in full of all our right, title to or in the personal estate of William Kilborn deceased
and all claims against the estate aforesaid or his executor, the party of the second part.
Together with all and singular the herdaments and appurtenances thereto belonging to or in
any wise appertaining and the reversion and seversions remainder and remainders rents
issues and profits thereof and all the estate right title, interest, claim and demand whatso-
ever of the said part, his of the first part either in Law or equity of in and to the above
bargained premises with the said heridements and appurtances to have and to hold forever
and the said parties of the first part for themselves heirs, executors and administrators
do covenant, promise and agree to and with the said party of the second part his
heirs and assigns that they have not made done committed executed or suffered
any act or acts, thing or things whatsoever whereby or by means whereof the above
mentioned and described premises or any part or part thereof now are or at any time
hereafter shall or may be impeached charged or encumbered in any manner or way
whatsover. In witness whereof the parties of the first part have hereunto set their
hands and seals the day and year first above written Thos Evans Jr L. L.
Sealed and Delivered in presence Jane M Evans L. L.
State of New York
Tioga County} S.S. On this twenty fifth day of October in the year one thousand
eight hundred and fifty five before me the subscriber personally appeared Thomas
Evans Junr & Jane M, his wife to me known to be the same persons described in and who executed the
within instrument who severally acknowledged that they executed the same and the said Jane M
on a private examination by me apart from her said husband acknowledged that she executed
the same freely and without any fear or compulsion of her said husband
State of New York J Ripley J. P.
Tioga County Clerks Office}33 I Leroy W Kingman, Clerk of said County and also Clerk of the
Courts of Record in and for said County do hereby Certify that John Ripley Esqr whose
name is subscribed to the Certificate of proof of acknowledgment of the annexed instru-
ment and thereon written was at the date of said Certificate of Proof or acknowledgement
a Justice of the peace in and for said County duly commissioned and sworn and
duly authorized to take the same and further that I am well acquainted with the
handwriting of the said John Ripley and verily believe that the signature to the aid
certificate of Proof or acknowledgement is genuine and that the same is in due form
and in accordance with the Laws of the State of New York. In Witness whereof
I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of the said
L S Courts and County of Owego this 27th day of October 1855.
L W Kingman Clerk
Recorded April 30th 1857 at 2 P.M.

We believe we have proved Jane M (Kilborn) Evan’s ancestor is William Kilborn of Scriba, New York based on property records showing that her she and her husband Thomas Evans Jr of Tioga, NY sold her portion of Lot 103 that was left to her by her father’s will .  Jane M who went by Margaret J in her younger years would have been six when her mother Elizabeth (Lester) Kilborn died and eleven when her father died and lived with her sister Eliza Kibbe when she was 16.  She then died at the age of 41 after moving from Tioga, NY to DuPage, IL

We are left with a few questions regarding this family:

Where was Lot 103 and what type of farm was on this property when it was sold?  We have found a map showing Lot 103 at the Scriba Historical Society and found a description of the original land sale to Anson Stone from Heil Stone in 1831 (deed K417).  William purchased the land from Anson for $1200 in 1841 (deed 33-303)

What happened to William’s second wife Margaret?  When Lester purchased the land from Simon Teller, the deed mentions a Charles and Margaret Paddock.  A Mr & Mrs Paddock of Mexico, NY are mentioned in a newspaper article as the person who adopted Jane’s sibling George L Kilborn.  We are unsure if this is the same Margaret.

What happened to Lester B Kilborn?  There is a record of a death of a Lester B Kilborn in Syracuse, NY in 1864 but we are not sure if this is the same Lester.

What happened to Jane’s sibling William Franklin Kilborn?

Lastly, I’d like to thank those other descendents of the Kilborn line who shared their DNA with Ancestry.  It was because of these DNA connections that I was able to make the first dents in this genealogy connection!  Also I’m hoping to go to Oswego in May to gather any other information I can find on these Kilborns!

All posts on this website are a work in progress.  We’d love to learn of any corrections or additions to the information shared.  Also we’d love it if  you’d like the post here or at http://www.facebook.com/shackfordgenealogy) as that helps share the post with others. Thanks!

SOURCES:

1855 New York State Census, Tioga County, population schedule, Owego, page 56, Dwelling 457, Thos Evans; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 19 January 2014).

DuPage County Illinois Genealogy and History Lombard Cemetery DuPage County, IL (http://genealogytrails.com/ill/dupage/lombardcem.html : accessed 1 June 2014), Evans Gravestones.

“New York Land Records, 1630-1975,” digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 24 February 2019), Thos Evans Jr +W [Jane Evans] to Simon Tuller [50 acres of lot 103 in 18th Township of Scriba owned by William Kilborn at the time of his death]; Oswego>Deeds 1857 vol 75-76, vol 76, page 172-173, image 428

“New York Probate Records, 1629-1971,” digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 12 March 2019), Will of William Kilborn dated 17 May 1845; Film # 005116276, Book B, page 278-279, image 238-9 of 480.

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Proving William Kilborn of Scriba, New York is Jane (Kilborn) Evan’s Father: Part 2 William Kilborn’s Will (Blog 42)

We are working to prove that the Jane Kilborn who married Thomas Evans and also was known as Margaret J Kilborn is the daughter of William Kilborn.  In the first part of this proof, we  shared our DNA connections with this line, and pertinent pages of Payne Kenyon Kilbourne’s book “The History and Antiquities of the Name and Family of Kilborn”.  Today we’re sharing William Kilborn’s will which was written on May 17, 1840 and proved on July 5, 1845.

The key aspects of this will are:

William leaves his family the fifty acres of land of Lot No 103 in the 18th Township of Scriba Patent.

He names his wife, Margaret and his children Lester (eldest son), William F, George, Eliza Ann (now married to Thomas Kibbe), Julia A, Margaret J, and Bricy M.  (ages 6 to 18 when he died later that year)

The sons received double the estate of the daughters with the exception of Eliza whose proportion is $50 less than the others as she already received her proportion.

The children must remain under guardianship until the age of 21.

William names his wife Margaret and  his friend Simon Tuller of Mexico, New York as executors and asks that his estate support the education of his children.

THE WILL OF WILLIAM KILBORN

William Kilborn Probate Record Part 3 WillIn the name of God Amen! I William Kilborn do make and
declare this my last Will and testament in manner and force fol
lowing. First I resign my soul into the hands of Almighty
God hoping and believing in a remission of my sins by the
merits and mediation of Jesus Christ. And my body I commit
to the Earth to be buried at the discretion of my executors herein
after named and my worldly estate I give and devise as
follows
First I order and direct that all my past debts and funeral
expenses to be punctually paid out of my personal estate.

Second, I give and devise unto my wife Margaret
during her natural life all that certain piece or parcel of Same
being fifty acres of Lot No 103 in the 18 Township of Scriba’s Patent
being the same premises and appurtenances now occupied by me
in the town of Scriba in the county of Oswego and state of New
York and after the decease of the said Margaret there to be divided
William Kilborn Probate Record Part 4 Willbetween my heirs in such a manner and force as hereafter directed
or the avails of said Land and real estate at the discretion of
my executor hereinafter named providing they should see fit to
dispose of the same for the benefit of the said Margaret and my
said children hereinafter named. But it is explicitly understood
my widow and provides for said takes the provision of my minor
children hereinafter named.
Also I will and order that the executors of this my last will and
Testament or therein Executor or Executors should it become necessary so to
do in order for the full payment of my debts (in case the personal estate
should have inadequate for the payment thereof, in that case I give
them full power and authority to bargain sell and ???? in fee simple
all of my real estate hereinbefore mentioned or any part or parcel
thereof or to mortgage lease or otherwise rent or dispose of the same
in order that my said debts be fully paid, and also to execute and
deliver good and sufficient deeds of conveyance or a good and
sufficient Lease or Mortgage of the same or do so in the premises as
they shall see fit and proper and for so doing then shall be their
sufficient authority.
And I do hereby appoint my ???? friend Simon Tuller of the town
of Mexico in the county of Oswego and State of New York Executor
and my said wife Margaret executrix of this my last will and
testament having full confidence in their ability and integrity
to execute the same

Fourthly, In reference to final distribution of my said Estate
assuming my several heirs above alluded to and in accordance
with the foregoing bequest I direct that my said children receive
from the avails of my said Estate as follows,
To Lester Kilborn, my eldest son the sum of one hundred dollars
to be paid if consistent out of the avails of the premises and in
case it is not consistent so do do, the same to remain, without interest
until the final distribution of the said Estate, and the residue
of my said Estate to be distributed as follows among the several
heirs, first to William F, Lester & George L my three sons, a portion
double that of my daughter which are named as follows, Eliza Ann,
now the wife of Thomas Kibbe, Julia A. Margaret J & Bricy M.
with the exception of my said daughter Eliza Ann is to have de
ducted from her proportion the sum of Fifty Dollars which she has
already received out of any property.
William Kilborn Probate Record Part 5 WillAnd I do hereby consent the guardianship of all my children until
they shall respectively attain the age of twenty one years unto my said
wife during her life if she shall so long continue my widow and
I do hereby declare that the expenses of the maintenance and edu
cation of my said children until they shall attain the age
aforesaid or become entitled to the sums or proportions of money
hereby provided for their benefits respectively shall be paid and ??????
by my said wife by and out of the moneys and estate given and
bequeathed to her and thus by this will or such paid, thereof a, she
shall see fit so to bestow in their said education and maintenance
And all the residue of my personal real estate whatsoever
and where such of what nature kind and quantity so ever the
same may be and not here before disposed of I do hereby bequeath
and devise to my said wife Margaret and after her death to my heirs
as her in before provided.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and
seal this 17th day of May A.D. 1845
Signed sealed published & declared by the
said Testator as for his last will and testament
in the presence who at his request in the presence
and in the presence of each other have ?????
one named as witnesses thereto Wm Kilborn

Albert G Cole, Mexico, Oswego County, New York
Moses W Buynre, Mexico ,Oswego County, New York

In the next blog we’ll share documents related to the sale of this land that show that Margaret J (also known as Jane) who has married Thomas Evans is his daughter.

All posts on this website are a work in progress.  We’d love to learn of any corrections or additions to the information shared.  Also we’d love it if  you’d like the post here or at http://www.facebook.com/shackfordgenealogy) as that helps share the post with others. Thanks!

SOURCES:

“New York Probate Records, 1629-1971,” digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed ); Film # 005116276, Book B, page 278-279, image 238-9 of 480.

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Proving William Kilborn of Scriba New York is Jane (Kilborn) Evan’s Father: Part 1 – DNA Matches and The History and Antiquities of the Name and Family of Kilborn (Blog 41)

I started researching the father of Jane Kilborn (spelled Kilburn and Kilbourn in the death records of her children) by first reviewing the many DNA matches I have with her descendants:

Kilborn Descendent Matches tighter bordersI descend from Jane’s daughter Donna L Evans and have six DNA matches with Thomas Evans and Jane Kilborn — four DNA matches with descendants of  Arthur Thomas Evans and two DNA matches with two descendants of Margaret Elizabeth Evans.

Over the past two months I started searching my Ancestry DNA matches for anyone with the last name Kilborn, Kilburn, or Kilbourne in the hopes of taking the Kilborn line back a generation and discovered two DNA matches with ancestors Bricea M Kilborn and George L Kilborn.  These individuals shared the DNA match with DNA with person #1 and person #2.

Further research identified five DNA matches ranging from 10 cm to 39 cm with descendants of Mary Bricea Kilborn, the daughter of David Kilborn & Hannah White and four DNA matches ranging from 8 cm to 33 cm with descendants of Lucy Kilborn, daughter of David’s father Benjamin Kilborn & Lucy Bishop.

We then reviewed Payne Kenyon Kilbourne’s book “The History and Antiquities of the Name and Family of Kilborn for descendants of Benjamin and David Kilbourn that had a children Bricea and George in the family and discovered William Kilborn son of David & grandson of Benjamin:

William Kilborn, Kilbourne Payne Kenyon, The History and Antiquities of the Name and Family of Kilbourne, (in its Varied Orthography) (New Haven- Durrie & Peck, 1856), page 258238. WILLIAM, b. in Leeds Co., Canada West; settled in Scriba, Oswego Co., N.Y., and d. there in 1847.  He m. Eliza Lester, and had seven children, viz., Lester, Eliza Ann, Julia, Jane, Franklin, Bricea and George.  His second wife was Margaret Wickwire.

We started researching William and each of his children and then drew out the shared DNA relationships.

Kilborn Family DNA Matches

We then started searching for source documents pertaining to this family and discovered that:

William’s will written on May 17, 1845 mentions his second wife Margaret, male children Lester, William F, George L, and female children Eliza Ann Kibbe (her married name), Julia A, Margaret J, Bricea M.  (Note:  in the next blog we plan to prove that Margaret J Kilborn is the same person as Jane M (Kilborn) Evans)

William’s minor children Lester B, Margaret J, Bricia M, and George L were represented by a surrogate when his will went to probate on June 13, 1845.

William’s minor children Margaret J, Bricia M, and George were represented by a surrogate in 1846 when David Kilborn’s will went to probate (David Kilborn was William’s father.

Jane and William F Kilbourn are shown in the 1850 census living with her sister Eliza Ann Kilborn Kibbe in Nelson, New York in 1850 and on January 15, 1855 guardianship paperwork for the Kibbe’s to be the guardians of Bricea M Kilburn and George L Kilborn.

Bricea Kilborn’s husband A. R. Thomas and her daughter Helen B Thomas attended the Oct 20, 1887 wedding of Donna L Evans, Jane Kilborn’s daughter. Both Bricea and Jane were deceased.

In 1880, Arthur Thomas Evans was living with Arthur Russell Thomas and his wife Bricea Kilburn Thomas in Chicago.

In our next blog we’ll review the will of William Kilborn followed by a blog about the  records showing the sale of land mentioned in his will to prove that the Margaret J Kilborn, daughter of William listed in his will is the same person as Jane M Kilborn who married Thomas Evans Jr.

All posts on this website are a work in progress.  We’d love to learn of any corrections or additions to the information shared.  Also we’d love it if  you’d like the post here or at http://www.facebook.com/shackfordgenealogy) as that helps share the post with others. Thanks!

SOURCES:

1850 United States Federal Census, MadisonCounty, New York, population schedule, Nelson, page 644, dwelling 291, family 391, T V Kible; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 24 February 2019).

Kilbourne Payne Kenyon, The History and Antiquities of the Name and Family of Kilbourne, (in its Varied Orthography) (New Haven: Durrie & Peck, 1856), page 258; digital images, Archive.org (https://archive.org : accessed 11 February 2019.

“New York, Wills and Probate Records, 1659-1999,” digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 23 February 2019), William Kilborn; Oswego>Letters Test and Admin, Vo A-B, 1825-1849, page 202, image 261 of 321.

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Wedding Wednesday – Does the 1887 Wedding Announcement of Joseph E Shackford and Donna L Evans Help Us Identify Her Relatives? (Blog 40)

Joseph Edward Shackford, the son of William Brown and Catherine T Mullett Shackford married Donna Lovilla Evans, the daughter of Thomas Evans on October 20, 1887.  We have a DNA match with six of Donna’s relatives and are hoping to learn more about her so we can learn more about her ancestry.  (Yes, we realize we haven’t blogged about the DNA results or match yet because we’re focusing first on verifying relationships in Donna’s family.)

First the wedding announcement

Wedding Announcement Joseph E Shackford Brilliant Social Event, Oak Park Reporter, 21 October 1887 Part 1A large and elegant company as-
sembled by invitation Thursday even-
ing at the Central Park Congregational
Church, to witness the wedding of
Joseph E. Shockford [sic, jsp] of Syracuse, N.
Y., and Miss Donna L. Evans of this
suburb, Rev. J. E. Adams officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Thomas
Evans, and has long been prominent
in social circles here. Arthur Evans
was best man, and Miss Bessie Hous-
ton, bridesmaid. The ushers were Ed
Ward Bennett, Edward Hasbrook and
Wedding Announcement Joseph E Shackford Brilliant Social Event, Oak Park Reporter, 21 October 1887 Part 2Will Hervey of Hinsdale, while Miss
Alice Clafin, of Lombard, Ill., render-
ed Mendelssohn’s wedding march.
After the ceremony the relatives and
near friends of the happy couple re-
paired to the residence of the bride’s
brother, L. F. Town, 988 Lawndale
avenue, where a reception was held
and refreshments served by Eckhart
the caterer. The presents were num-
erous and costly. After all the warm
words of congratulations had been said
the happy couple departed by the night
train for their future home in Syracuse,
N. Y., followed by a host of good
wishes and showers of rice and old
shoes. Among those present and in-
vited to reception were the following;
Misses Stella Patrick, Clara Towne,
Bessie Towne, Mr. Thomas Evans, Mr.
and Mrs. L. F. Towne, Mr. Arthur
Evans, Mr. and Mrs. Will K. Patrick,
Miss Helen B. Thomas, Miss Mame
G. Holly, Mr. A. R. Thomas, Mr. and
Mrs. E. B. Butler, Rev. and J. A. Mack,
Mrs. Issac Clafin, Mr. Will Clafin,
Miss Alice Clafin, Miss Margaret
Towne, Mrs. Robert Baird, Miss Gertie
Baird, Miss Frank Patrick, Miss Jessie
Patrick, Miss Donna Hills, Mr. and
Mrs Will Clafin, Mr. J. H. Nair, Mr
G. M. Morehouse, Mr. L. L. Lowry,
Mr. George C. Patterson, Mr. and Mrs.
S. A. Tucker, Mr. and Mrs. J. A.
Painter, Mr. Fred Painter, Miss Har-
riet Painter, Mr. and Mrs. G. W.
Powerll, Mrs. Carrie Spencer, Mr. and
Mrs. Bert Jones, Mr. and Mrs. John
White, Mrs. John Houston, Miss
Mary Houston, Miss Jessie Houston,
Mr. Will Hewey, Mr. Ed Bennett, Mr
Ed. Hasbrook, rev. and Mrs. J. A.
Adams, Mr. Chas. E. Doyle.

Interestingly, none of Joseph’s family who were living in Syracuse, New York attended his wedding (he had divorced his first wife Dec 1886, had two children ages 15 and 11 and his 75 year old mother was living with the family).

Most of the the attendees were from Donna’s family has helped us learn more about her.  In this blog we’re taking a look at those who attended the wedding to see if we can learn more about her ancestry and family relationships:

Thomas Evans (1824-1911) – Donna’s father (find the family in census records & Thomas visits Donna in Syracuse after her marriage.)

Arthur T Evans (1854-1912) – best man was Donna’s brother. (find him in census records.)  He married Mary G Holley in June 1889.

Bessie Houston – bridesmaid, do not think related

Ed Ward Bennett – usher, do not find a relationship

Edward Hasbrook, usher, do not find a relationship

Will Hervey, usher, do not find a relationship

L. F. Towne (1846-????) – listed as Donna’s brother in announcement but was brother-in-law, husband of her sister Stella Jane Evans, lived at 988 Lawndale
avenue

Miss Stella Patrick (1882-1969) – niece, daughter of sister Margaret Elizabeth (Evans) Patrick & her husband Wilbur Knowles Patrick

Miss Clara Towne (1880-1933) – niece, daughter of sister Stella Jane (Evans) Towne

Miss Bessie Towne (1883-????) – niece, daughter of sister Stella Jane (Evans) Towne

Mr & Mrs Will K Patrick – Donna’s sister Margaret Elizabeth (Evans) Patrick (1859-1935) married Wilbur Knowles Patrick (1858-1918)

Miss Helen B Thomas – do not find a relationship

Miss Mame G Holley – future wife of her brother Arthur Thomas Evans – they married June 4, 1889

Mr A. R. Thomas – do not find a relationship

Mr. and Mrs E. B. Butler – do not find a relationship

Rev and J. A. Mack – unsure of relationships

Mrs Issac Clafin – Lucian Towne’s sister Mary Watts Towne.

Mr. Will Clafin – child of Mary Watts Towne

Miss Alice Clafin – child of Mary Watts Towne

Miss Margaret Town – child of Mary Watts Towne

Mrs Robert Baird – husband of Lucian Towne’s sister Agnes Wells Towne

Miss Gertie Baird – child of Lucian Towne’s sister Agnes Wells Towne

Miss Frank Patrick – ??? unsure due to spelling but possibly Wilbur Knowles Patrick’s brother or sister

Miss Jessie Patrick – probably Wilbur Knowles Patrick’s sister

Miss Donna Hills – unsure of relationship

Mr and Mrs Will Clafin –  Lucian Towne’s sister Mary Watts Towne.

Mr J. H. Nair – unsure of relationship

Mr G. M. Morehouse – unsure of relationship

Mr L L Lowry – unsure of relationship

Mr George C Patterson – unsure of relationship

Mr and Mrs S A Tucker – unsure of relationship

Mr Fred Painter – unsure of relationship

Mr and Mrs G W Powell – unsure of relationship

Mrs Carrie Spencer – unsure of relationship

Mr and Mrs Bert Jones – unsure of relationship

Mr and Mrs John White – unsure of relationship

Mrs John Houston – unsure of relationship

Miss Mary Houston – unsure of relationship

Miss Jessie Houston – unsure of relationship

Rev and Mrs J A Adams – minister officiating the wedding

Mr Chas E Doyle – unsure of relationship

Future research may help us identify more relatives or perhaps coworkers of Joseph Edward Shackford who attended the wedding – we’ll make updates if more relationships become apparent and perhaps they will help us learn more about Donna’s ancestry.

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SOURCES:

“Brilliant Social Event,” Oak Park Reporter, 21 October 1887; Newspaper Archive (http://access.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 29 January 2014)

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Sunday’s Obituary – Arthur Evans Shackford of Syracuse, New York (1889-1965) (Blog 39)

Arthur Evans Shackford Arthur Shackford Rites Tomorrow, The Post Standard (Syracuse, N.Y.), 27 April 1965; digital images, Fulton HistoryArthur Shackford

Rites Tomorrow

Arthur E. Shackford, 76,
of 122 Harvard Place died yesterday
at Memorial Hospital after a
short illness.
A native Syracusan, Mr.
Shackford was employed by the
City of Syracuse’s Bureau of
Transportation. He was a for-
mer widely known musician.
He was a member of the Dan-
forth Congregational Church,
the Pastime Athletic club and
a former member of the Citi-
zen’s Club.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs.
Claire J. Essig Shackford; a
daughter, Mrs Harold Van Bus-
kirk; four grandchildren and
seven great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m.
tomorrow at the John Wysocki
Funeral Home, 1066 W. Gen-
esee St., the Rev. Howard
Horn officiating. Burial will be
in Morningside Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 4
and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the
funeral home.

Arthur Evans Shackford, my great-uncle was born on January 17, 1889 in Syracuse, New York to Joseph Edward and Donna Lovilla (Evans) Shackford. He performed in a piano recital at the age of 14, graduated from Brighton Grammar school, and was working as a clerk at the age of 19 in 1908.

Arthur married Josephine Clara Essig on January 2, 1912.  They lived in Syracuse and Niagara where he worked as a clerk, a gear cutter, an inspector at a gem shop, a clerk in a clothing store, a salesman, an inspector at a factory, at the Smith & Corona Typewriter company, and at Syracuse’s Bureau of Transportation.

Arthur’s obituary says he was also a musician.  Our only reference to his music is a mention that he conducted a jazz orchestra in 1919 — it would be nice to know what type of musician he was and where he performed!

CHILDREN:

Marion Donna Shackford (1913-1947) – married Thomas Francis King

Alice Josephine Shackford (1914-2009) – married Harold Ernest Van Buskirk

Mary Eloise Shackford (1917-1918)

All posts on this website are a work in progress.  We’d love to learn of any corrections or additions to the information shared.  Also we’d love it if  you’d like the post here or at http://www.facebook.com/shackfordgenealogy) as that helps share the post with others. Thanks!

SOURCES:

“#601 Arthur Evans Shackford,” 13 October 1925; typed manuscript, Shackford Manuscript, SG SGA5; Shackford collection by Samuel Burnham Shackford; New England Historical and Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts.

1892 New York State Census, Onondaga County, population index, Syracuse, Ward 11, Page 4, Joseph E Shackford; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 28 November 2013)

1900 United States Federal Census, Onondaga County, New York, population schedule, Syracuse City, Ward 19, enumeration district (ED) Supervisors District No 12, Enumeration District No 161, B, Sheet Np 6, House No 210, Dwelling 121, Family 128, Joseph E Shackford head; digital images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 14 July 2013).

1905 New York State Census, New York County, population schedule, Onadaga, Syracuse, Page 14, 210 West Beard St, Joseph Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 1 August 2018).

1910 United States Federal Census, Onondaga County, New York, population schedule, Syracuse City, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 189, Sheet No 9A, 210 Beard Avenue, Visited No 175, Family No 190, Joseph E Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 8 November 2013).

1915 New York Census, Onondoga County, New York, population census, Syracuse, Ward 13, page 26, Arthur Shackford; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 17 December 2013).

1920 United States Federal Census, Onondaga County, New York, population schedule, Syracuse City, Ward 13, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 186, Sheet 8 A, ; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed ).

1930 United States Federal Census, Niagara County, New York, population schedule, Niagara Falls, Second Ward, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 32-40, Sheet No 3B, ; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com :

1940 United States Federal Census, Onondaga County, New York, population schedule, Syracuse City, Ward 12, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 66-171, Sheet No 7A, dwelling 148,, Thomas F King; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 17 December 2013).

“Arthur Shackford Rites Tomorrow,” The Post Standard (Syracuse, N.Y.), 27 April 1965; digital images, Fulton History (http://fultonhistory.com/ : accessed 7 February 2019).

“ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT BY STAR SOCIAL CLUB,” The Post Standard (Syracuse, N.Y.), 21 October 1919; digital images, Fulton History (http://fultonhistory.com/ : accessed 10 February 2019).

“OUT OF GRAMMAR SCHOOL,” The Syracuse Herald (Syracuse, New York), 1904, can’t see date; FultonHistory (http://fultonhistory.com : accessed 10 February 2019).

“PIANO RECITAL,” The Syracuse Journal, 19 June 1903; Fulton History(http://www.fultonhistory.com : accessed 9 February 2019).

“U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995,” database, Ancestry.com (www/ancestry.com : accessed 29 January 2019), Arthur E Shackford; 1908, Syracuse.

“U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942,” images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 7 February 2019), Arthur Evans Shackford.

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Amariah Bemis married Sally Shumway 25 Jun 1809 in Oxford, Massachusetts (Blog 38)

Amariah Bemis, my fourth great grandfather was born November 21, 1785 in Paxton, Massachusetts, the son of Abijah and Mary (Pike) Bemis.  He married Sally Shumway, the daughter of Ebenezer and Comfort (White) Shumway on June 25, 1809 in Oxford, Massachusetts.

Amariah Bemis m Sally Shumway Massachusetts and Vital Records

Amariah lived in Strafford, Connecticut, Wilbraham Massachusetts where he worked as a farmer, with his son Amariah Nelson Bemis in Oxford, New York, and in Wautoma, Wisconsin where he was retired and living with his son-in-law, Gardner Stratton.  Amariah’s wife Sally died on July 30, 1861 in Springfield,  Massachusetts.  He died on January 6, 1876 and was buried in Camp Cemetery in Pontiac, Illinois.

We wish we knew more about Amariah, all we know is that he  and Sally raised many successful children:

Clarissa S Bemis (1809-1902) married Gardner Stratton

Sally Miranda Bemis (1811-1891) married Daniel Dudley

Amariah Nelson Bemis (1814-1897) married Lucinda Backus – he was a well known farmer and raised stock in Esmen, Illinois [my ancestor]

Mary Bemis (1817-1892) married Lorin Cone Collins

Charles Shumway Bemis married Mary Ann Murphy – of Brattleboro, Vermont and Rochester, Michigan, major paper manufacturer

Judith Comfort Bemis (1822-1831)

Isaac Slayton Bemis (1824-1894) married Mary M Hudson, patternmaker

Abijah Bemis (1829-????)

I have DNA matches to at least three of the descendants of Amariah’s children.

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SOURCES:

1820 United States Federal Census, Tolland County, Connecticut, population schedule, Stafford, Amariah Bemis; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 13 December 2018).

1830 United States Federal Census, Tolland County, Connecticut, population schedule, , Amariah Bemis; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 13 December 2018).

1850 United States Federal Census, Hampden County, Massachusetts, population schedule, Wilbraham, page 70, dwelling 299, family 315, Amariah Bemis; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 13 December 2018).

1860 United States Federal Census, Chenago County, New York, population schedule, Oxford, Page No 11, dwelling 87, family 87, A Nelson Bemis; digital images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : accessed 8 January 2018).

Cone William Whitney, Some Account of the Cone Family in America, Principally of the Descendants of Daniel Cone, who Settled in Haddam, Connecticut, in 1662 (Topeka, Kansas: Crane & Company, 1903), page 86-87; digital images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 28 July 2018.

Draper Thomas Waln-Morgan, Col, The Bemis History and Genealogy Being an Account, in Greater Part of the Descendants of Joseph Bemis of Watertown, Mass. (San Francisco: The Stanley-Taylor Co, 1900), page 108-9; digital images, Google (http://play.google.com : accessed 3 August 2018.

Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, , Amariah Bemis m Sally Shumway, 25 June 1809; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed ); Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records.

Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Death Records, 1841-1915, , Sally Bemis, ; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 14 December 2018); Massachusetts Vital Records, 1840–1911. New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts.

Portrait and Biographical Album of Livingston County, Ill.; Containing Full Page Portraits and Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens of the County, Together with Portraits and Biographies of All the Govenors of Illinois, and of the Presidents of the United States (Chicago: Chapman Brothers, 1888), page 300-301; digital images, Archive.Org (www.archive.org : accessed 28 July 2018.

Portrait and Biographical Album of Oakland County, Michigan.; Containing Full Page Portraits and Biographical Sketches of Oakland County, Michigan and Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens of the County Together with Portraits and Biographies of all the Presidents of the United States and Govenors of the State (Chicago: Chapman Brothers, 1891), page 347-348; digital images, HathiTrust (https://babel.hathitrust.org : accessed 13 December 2018.

Rice Franklin P., Vital Records of Oxford, Massachusetts, To the end of the year 1849 (Worcester, Massachustts: Franklin P. Rice, 1905), page 133; digital images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 13 December 2018.

Shumway Ashahel Adams, Genealogy of the Shumway Family in the United States (New York: Tobias A Wright, 1909), page 143; digital images, Google Books (https://books.google.com : accessed 8 January 2018.

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