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-- Manuscript Group 133, Jonathan Mulford Wilcox (fl. 1815-1836), Mason and cobbler Record book, 1815-1836 (Bulk dates: 1815-1816)

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Manuscript Group 133, Jonathan Mulford Wilcox (fl. 1815-1836), Mason and cobbler

Record book, 1815-1836 (Bulk dates: 1815-1816), 0.3 linear feet / 1 volume

Call Number: MG 133 (os)


Summary:

Combination daybook and account book kept by a New Providence mason and cobbler.  Includes accounts, 1815-1816, for a general store in New Providence.

Gift of Chester N. Jones, 1915.

 

Biographical Note:

Jonathan Mulford Wilcox (Willcocks, Willcox) (fl.1815-1836) was a mason, cobbler, and handyman working in New Providence, New Jersey. He was the son of Levi Wilcocks (ca.1760-1840), a Revolutionary War soldier, and Esther Valentine (1763-1840). Jonathan married Sally Tucker (1790-1849) and had three children: John Tucker (b.1814), Silas, and Mehitabel.

Sources:

Monumental Inscriptions, Union County, Vol. 2, The New Jersey Historical Society.

"Wilcox Genealogical Project Newsletter," Issue No. 4 (12 March 1972), Wilcox Family File, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey, Vol. 3 (1927-1928), pg. 57.

 

Provenance Note:

This collection was the gift of Chester N. Jones in 1915.

 

Scope and Content Note:

The majority of this volume consists of daybook entries from 1815-1816 from an unknown general store located in New Providence, New Jersey.  Jonathan M. Wilcox, however, also used the volume as an account book for his various businesses.  His entries date from 1822-1836 and document such jobs as masonry, shoe repair, painting, and transportation of firewood.  The accounts are indexed.

 

Related Collections:

Manuscript Group 569, Wilcox Family (New Providence, NJ) Papers

See other cobblers'/shoemakers' records.

See other masons' records.

 

Processed by Luis Delfino, October 2000 as part of the "Farm to City" project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

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