On July 12, 1858 Thomas Evans (my 2nd great grandfather) Forms a Partnership with Watson L Hoskins and Newell Matson in Owego, Tioga, NY (Blog 26)

State of New York, Tioga County, Miscellaneous records., v. 2-3 1851-1911 Misc rec., v. 2-3 1964 Misc, digital image, FamilySearch (http-::familysearch.org Partnership Thomas Eva

In conformity with the Statute concerning Limited Partnerships, we the subscribers do certify that we have formed a limited partnership to be conducted under the name and firm of Hoskins & Evans for the purpose of conducting the business of buying and Selling watches, Jewelry and Fancy Goods and dealing in merchandise generally That the names of all the general partners interested therein are Watson L Hoskins and Thomas Evans Jr both residing in the village of Owego Tioga County and State of New York: that the name of the Special partner interested therein is Newell Matson also residing in the Same place: That such Special partner has contributed Three Thousand dollars of Capital to the common Stock actually paid in The said partnership is to commence on the Twenty fourth day of May AD 1858 and to terminate on the Twenty forty day of May AD 1860-

Made and Severally signed by the said parties at Owego the Twenty fourth day of May AD

1858

                                 Watson L Hoskins

State of New York, Tioga County, Miscellaneous records, 1829-1964, digital image, FamilySearch (http-::familysearch.org), Partnership Thomas Evans Jr, Watson L Hoskins, and Newell Matso

Thomas Evans Jr
Newell Matson
State of New York Tioga county: SS On the twelfth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and fifty Eight Watson L Hoskins Thomas Evans Jr and Newell Matson known to me to be the persons described in and who made and signed the preceding certificate before me and severally acknowledged that they had made and signed the same
Stephen Strong County Judge &c

State of New York Tioga County SS Watson L Hoskins of Owego in said County being sworn with that he is one of the general partners mentioned in the annexed certificate, and that the sum therein Specified to have been contributed by Newell Matson the Special partner therein named has been actually in good faith paid in by him in cash Watson L Hoskins
Subscribed & sworn before me
this 12 day of July A D 1858
Stephen Strong County Judge
of Tioga County
Recorded July 12, 1858
L S Kingman Clerk
Recorded from Miscellaneous Book 2, page 147

We’re confident that this document is referring to my ancestor Thomas Evans.  Both Watson L Hoskins and Newell Matson were in the jewelry business – Mr Watson was a clerk in Mr Matson’s store in the late 1850s and Newell Watson who lived in Owego was later described as a “well-known Chicago wholesale jeweler” .   Thomas Evans listed his occupation as a jeweler in the 1860 census and and was working for N. Matson in Chicago selling Waltham Watches in 1874.

We’re hoping to visit Tioga NY in the future to review earlier editions of the newspapers of the time to see if we can learn more about Thomas.

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SOURCES:

1860 United States Federal Census, Tioga County, New York, population schedule, Oswego, page 190, dwelling 1671, Thomas Evans; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 19 January 2014).

Andreas A. T., History of Chicago. From the Earliest Period to the Present Time in Three Volumes, Volume II. From 1857 Until the Fire of 1871(1885), page 698; digital images, Google Books(books.google.com : accessed 16 May 2018. [Refers to Newell Matson]

“State of New York, Tioga County, Miscellaneous records., v. 2-3 1851-1911 Misc rec., v. 2-3 1964 Misc,” digital image, FamilySearch(http://familysearch.org : accessed 14 May 2018), Partnership Thomas Evans Jr, Watson L Hoskins, and Newell Matson; page 78, Film # 007902165, Image 132, digital image no 132.

“U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995,” database, Ancestry.com(www/ancestry.com : accessed 8 June 2017), T. Evans, 1874, resided in Lombard.

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[Updated on May 16, 2018 to add first page of partnership agreement, jsp]

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Jane (Kilburn) Evans (1833-1874) – wife of Thomas Evans (1824-1911) who Lived in Owego, NY 1855-1865, then Moved to Illinois (Blog 25)

We have found the following information about Jane (Kilburn) Evans:

Her tombstone:  The two tombstones for Jane M Evans (one older and one newer) at the Lombard Cemetery in Lombard, Illinois list her birth date as Sept 8, 1833 and a death date of Sept 23, 1874.  The newer one lists Jane on the same stone as Thomas.  Images can be found at FindAGrave.

The 1855 New York census of Owego, County of Tioga shows Thos Evans, Jr, age 30, born in England with wife Jane M Evans, age 24, born in Oswego?, and son Alfred who we believe is actually their son Arthur, age 1, born in Tioga.  The census also tells us that Thomas and Jane moved to Owego around 1853 (two years before the census was taken.)

1855 NY Census Thomas Evans Jane Evans Alfred Evans

The 1860 Federal Census of Owego, Tioga, NY dated August 31 shows Thomas Evans, age 36, a jeweler with personal property valued at $400, born in England, Jane Evans, age 27, born in N Y, Arthur T, age 6, Stella, age 4, and Maggie E, age 1.

1860 Census Thomas Evans Jane Evans

The 1865 New York census of Owego taken on June 13th shows Thomas Evans, age 40, born in England, a merchant, Jane his wife, age 32, born in Oswego?, Arthur T, age 11, born in Tioga, Stella, age 8 born in Tioga, Maggie E, age 5, born in Tioga.  We think the last name is Donna who was born on June 4th and believe her name is crossed off, possibly because the census reflected the population as of June 1st.

1865 census Thomas Evans Jane Evans

We haven’t found a this family in the 1870 census records but the 1880 census record shows Thomas, a widow is listed with or next door to the above children in Lombard, Illinois.  Thomas is living with his daughter’s family in Hyde Park in the 1900 census which also shows he immigrated in 1834. The 1910 census shows he immigrated in 1835.

Death records of Jane’s children Arthur T Evans, Margaret Elizabeth (Evans) Patrick, and Donna Lovilla (Evans) Shackford all list their mother as Jane Kilburn born in New York. We don’t know when or where Stella Stella Jane (Evans) Towne died.

We’re still looking for:

A birth record for Jane.

Jane mentioned in the 1850 census.  We’ve found a few Jane Kilburn’s but nothing to connect those specific Jane Kilborn’s with this Jane.

A marriage record for Thomas and Jane.

Any information about Jane’s death – a death record or mention in the newspaper or information about the newer gravestone….

And we have looked but sometimes someone else can find documents we just can’t seem to find.

We’re pretty confident that the above information shows that Jane Kilburn who was born in New York was the wife of Thomas Evans of Owego NY and Lombard, IL, that she lived in New York and most likely died in or near Dupage, Illinois where she was buried.

We have noticed that a few individuals who use Ancestry are listing Thomas’ wife as a different Jane – Jane Bartram, that some show the marriage in England, and reflect him as living in England at the same time the above census records show Thomas and Jane in New York.  While Thomas could have had two wives named Jane, we suspect there was a different Thomas Evans who married a Jane Bartram and that Jane  probably has different birth and death dates than those shown for this Jane.  We hope the above information helps these folks to update the data they have shared in Ancestry as there are many other folks who may copy this incorrect information they see.

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).

1860 United States Federal Census, Tioga County, New York, population schedule, Oswego, page 190, dwelling 1671, Thomas Evans; digital images,Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 19 January 2014).

1865 New York State Census, Tioga County, population schedule, Owego, Page 23, dwelling 174, Thomas Evans; digital images, Ancestry.com(http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 8 June 2017).

Find A Grave, Find A Grave, digital images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 23 May 2017), Jane N Evans, Find A Grave Memorial# 23629923.

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Treasure Chest Thursday – The 1894 Visit of Messrs Thomas Evans and Son A. T. Evans To Owego, New York and to see daughter Donna L Shackford!! (Blog 4, Ancestor 18)

We found Thomas Evans, his wife Jane, and children in the Owego, New York 1855 and 1860 and 1865 census records so we decided to take a look in New York newspapers to see we could learn more about Thomas.

We were hoping to find articles about their life in the 1860s but found this great newspaper article about a 1894 visit to Owego which helps us verify that Thomas Evans of Chicago who had lived in Owego, New York was the father of A. T. Evans and that his daughter was living in Syracuse.  This article tells us something new – Thomas was a crockery dealer on Front Street (a street we can find on Google maps).

Thomas Evans visits friends in Tioga Personal, Tioga County Record (Owego, New York), 3 May 1894

Tioga County Record, 3 May 1894

-Messrs. Thomas Evans and A. T.
Evans of Chicago were in town Sunday
and Monday to call on old time friends.
The former was for a long time a crock
ery dealer on Front steet, and the lat-
ter, his son, passed his boyhood here,
going to Chicago over a score of years
ago. They left Tuesday on the Lehigh
at 8:15 a. m. on their way to visit the
former’s daughter at Syracuse.

We decided to look further in New York papers and found the wedding announcement of Arthur T. Shackford to Mary Genevieve Holley (or Holly) which confirms that the family moved to Chicago around 1870.  The nieces Clara and Bessie Towne were also mentioned Arthur’s sister’s wedding announcement.

Marriage Arthur Thomas Evans Married in Chicago, The Owego Record (Tioga, New York), 24 June 1889

The Owego Record, 24 Jun 1889

The following wedding announcement
from the Chicago Times of Wednesday
June 5, 1889, will interest many of the
RECORD’S readers, as the groom was an
old Owego boy, son of Thomas Evans,
who conducted a crockery store on Front
street for many years previous to 1870:
“Miss Marry Genevieve Hooley was mar-
ried last evening to Arthur T. Evans.
The ceremony was held at the residence
of the bride’s sister, Mrs. E. B. Butler,
3408 Michigan boulevard. The Rev.
Dr. F. W. Gunsaulaus of Plymouth
church officiated. They were attended
by Clara and Bessie Towne, two little
nieces of the groom. Each carried a
basket of marguerites The bride was
attired in a white surah costume, antique
in style. She wore a white tulle veil
caught up with a crescent of diamonds,
a present from the groom. The couple
left at 9 o’clock last night for a three
week’s eastern trip.

We then looked for the Chicago newspaper article regarding Arthur’s wedding and discovered it was actually published in the Chicago Tribune.  After discovering that the Evans family mentioned in the Chicago Tribune, we wondered if we could find Thomas Evans in the newspaper and found his death notice which mentions Thomas’ daughter Margaret Patrick.

Obituary Thomas Evans Chicago Daily Tribune March 21 1911

The Chicago Daily Tribune, 21 Mar 1911

EVANS – Thomas Evans, born Dec. 9, 1834, March
19, 1911, at the home of his daughter, Mrs W. K.
Patrick at Swift, Ill. Funeral Thursday, March
23, 2 p. m. at Swift, Ill. Interment Lombard,
Ill.

This helps us verify that the gravestone at Lombard Cemetery is that of the same Thomas Evans and gives us strong suspicions that the Jane buried there was his wife.

We still have some research questions:

Can we find any documentation to verify the father of Thomas Evans (1824-1911) (we suspect his name is also Thomas as Thomas is listed as a jr in many sources)?

Who were the parents of his wife Jane Kilburn (the Kilburn is found in multiple records related to Thomas’s children)

Are there any records that help us learn more about Thomas’ crockery store?

Were there relatives who stayed in the Owego area who might helps us learn more about Thomas and Jane Evans?

CHILDREN:

Arthur Thomas Evans (1854-1912) – jeweler, manager wholesale company, married Mary Genevra Holley (or Holly)

Margaret Elizabeth Evans (1859-1935) – married Wilbur Knowles Patrick

Stella Jane Evans (1860-????) – married Lucian F Towne – we don’t find records for her after he was hospitalized at National Home for the Disabled in 1910.

Donna Lovilla Evans (1865-1908) – married Joseph Edward Shackford.

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).

1860 United States Federal Census, Tioga County, New York, population schedule, Oswego, page 190, dwelling 1671, Thomas Evans; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 19 January 2014).

1865 New York State Census, Tioga County, population schedule, Owego, Page 23, dwelling 174, Thomas Evans; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 8 June 2017).

Find A Grave, Find A Grave, digital images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 19 January 2014), Thomas Evans, Find A Grave Memorial# 23630425

“DEATHS,” The Chicago Daily Tribune (Chicago, Illinois), 21 March 1911, page 11; digital images, Chicago Tribune Archives (http://archives.chicagotribune.com : accessed 9 June 2017).

“Married in Chicago,” The Owego Record (Owego, New York), 24 June 1889; digital images, Fulton History (http://fultonhistory.com : accessed 8 June 2017).

“Messrs. Thomas Evans and A. T. Evans of Chicago,” Tioga County Record (Owego, New York), 3 May 1894; digital images, Fulton History (http://fultonhistory.com : accessed 8 June 2017).

“Miss Mary Genevieve Holley was married,” The Chicago Daily Tribune (Chicago, Illinois), 5 June 1889; digital images, Chicago Tribune Archives (http://archives.chicagotribune.com : accessed 8 June 2017).

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Tombstone Tuesday – Donna Lovilla (Evans) Shackford (1865-1928) (Blog 3)(Ancestor 9)

Donna Lovilla Evans, the daughter of Thomas and Jane N (Kilburn) Evans was born in  Owego, New York on June 4, 1865.  She’s listed in the New York 1865 census and then crossed out, probably because the census was taken on June 13th and the census taker realized that it was supposed to reflect those in the area on June 1, 1865. Others in the census were her father Thomas, her mother Jane and siblings Arthur T, Stella, May E (Margaret).

The family moved from New York to the DuPage, Illinois area around 1870 but we don’t find them in any census.  We’re pretty certain that Donna’s mother died in DuPage in 1874 when Donna was just nine years old and find her and her siblings living with their widowed father in the 1880 census.

We’re not sure where Donna met her husband, Joseph Edward Shackford who was 12 year her senior with two children at home; however he was a traveling salesman who frequented the Chicago area.  Their wedding on Oct 20, 1887 was described as a Brilliant Social Event held at the Central Park Congregational Church in Oak Park. Her brother Arthur T Evans was the best man and the reception was held at her sister Stella Towne’s home.  Her other sister Mrs Will (Margaret) Patrick is listed as an attendee along with many friends and relatives.  After the wedding the couple headed to Syracuse, NY.

Donna did return home to visit her sister the next summer and is found in the 1892 census with her husband Joseph, his first two children William and Joseph and a new son Arthur Evans.   Two years later she had a visit from her father and brother Arthur who were returning from a trip to Owego.

Donna and her husband seem to have enjoyed socializing by dancing, eating, and playing cards with friends and family.  Their 12th and 15th anniversary parties were mentioned in the Syracuse Journal with the names of the many attendees using formal names for the children i.e. Master Arthur Shackford and two new additions: Master Thomas L Shackford and Miss Donna M Shackford.

Sadly Donna died five years after her 15th anniversary at the age of 43 after having been ill three years from a bile duct obstruction.  She was buried in the Oakwood Cemetery in Syracuse, New York.  Thanks to Bill Parker who gave permission to share this photo, we can see her gravestone:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADonna Lovilla
Wife of
JOSEPH SHACKFORD
DIED JULY 13, 1908

 

 

 

 

CHILDREN:

Arthur Evans Shackford (1889-1965) – married Josephine Clara Essig, salesman, inspector factory, lived in Syracuse, NY

Thomas Leon Shackford (1892-1959) – married Ruth Hopkins, Eugenie R Edwards, lived in Evanston, Illinois, St Augustine, Florida

Donna May Shackford (1896-????) Married William J Brown

Research Questions:Is Donna (or her parents) in the 1870 census?

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:

1865 New York State Census, Tioga County, population schedule, Owego, dwelling 133, family 174, Thomas Evans; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 6 February 2017).

1880 United States Federal Census, DuPage County, Illinois, population schedule, Township of York, enumeration district (ED) Enumeration District No 250, Page No 16 (D), dwelling 138, family 138, Thomas Evans; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 11 December 2013).

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).

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

Find A Grave, Find A Grave, digital images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 1 June 2014), Jane N Evans, Find A Grave Memorial# 23629923

“FOR ANNIVERSARIES.,” The Syracuse Journal, 25 October 1902; Fulton History (http://www.fultonhistory.com : accessed 24 January 2014).

“HAD BEEN ILL THREE YEARS Mrs. Donna Evans Shackford Died This Morning,” The Syracuse Herald (Syracuse, New York), 13 July 1908; digital images, Access Newspaper Archive (http://access.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 10 December 2013).

“Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Shackford entertained,” Syracuse Evening Herald, 22 October 1899; Newspaper Archive (http://www.accesss.newspaperarchive.com : accessed unsure).

Oak Park Reporter, 13 July 1888; Newspaper Archive (http://access.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 7 June 2013).

Personal,” Tioga County Record (Owego, New York), 3 May 1894; digital image, Fulton History (http://www.fultonhistory.com : accessed 7 February 2017).

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