Manuscript Group 133, Jonathan Mulford Wilcox (fl. 1815-1836), Mason and cobblerRecord 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)
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,
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,
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.
This collection was the gift of Chester N.
Jones in 1915.
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.
See other cobblers’/shoemakers’
See other masons’
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.