An Inventory of the Bye Family Papers, 1685-1931

(1 box; 0.5 linear ft.)

RG 5/022


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Abstract
Contains papers of Quakers of Delaware and southern Chester County (Pa.), particularly members of the Bye, Jenkinson, Passmore, Speakman, and Smith families. The collection includes correspondence, business records, photographs, and memorabilia of E. Mortimer and Pusey Passmore Bye, Thomas Jenkinson, Thomas H. Speakman, and Nathaniel Smith. Also includes accounts of Phebe Thomas who died at the age of 104 in Chester County (Pa.) and had witnessed the Battle of Brandywine as a child.

Background note:
BIOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL NOTE Contains papers of Quakers of Delaware and southern Chester County (Pa.), particularly members of the Bye, Jenkinson, Passmore, Speakman, and Smith families. E. Mortimer Bye, son of Amos and Deborah Paxson Bye of East Nottingham, was born in 1818. He married Phebe Pusey, daughter of Andrew Moore and Judith Wilson Passmore in 1843. E. Mortimer was a schoolteacher and mineralogist who made money in quarrying and in mining chrome. His eldest son, Pusey Passmore Bye, was born in 1846, and married Caroline, daughter of Thomas Harlan and Anna Jenkinson Speakman of Philadelphia in 1872.

Scope and content
SCOPE AND CONTENT OF THE RECORDS Contains papers of Quakers of Delaware and southern Chester County (Pa.), particularly members of the Bye, Jenkinson, Passmore, Speakman, and Smith families. The collection includes correspondence, business records, photographs, and memorabilia of E. Mortimer and Pusey Passmore Bye, Thomas Jenkinson, Thomas H. Speakman, and Nathaniel Smith. Also includes accounts of Phebe Thomas who died at the age of 104 in Chester County (Pa.) and had witnessed the Battle of Brandywine as a child.

Arrangement
Arrangement The collection is divided into six series:


Added entries

Subjects
  • Bye family
  • Genealogies
  • Jenkinson family
  • Passmore family
  • Quakers -- Delaware
  • Quakers -- Pennsylvania - Chester County
  • Quakers -- Social life and customs
  • Smith family
  • Speakman family
Additional Authors and Contributors
  • Bye, E. Mortimer (Enoch Mortimer), 1818-1894
  • Bye, Pusey P. (Pusey Passmore), 1846-1931
  • Jenkinson, Thomas, 1794-1890
  • Smith, Nathaniel, b. 1755
  • Speakman, Thomas H. (Thomas Henry), 1820-1904
  • Thomas, Phebe, 1770-1875
Credits
Processed by: Finding Aid Prepared by FHL staff
Date: 1986
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Sponsor: Encoding made possible by a grant by the Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation to the Philadelphia Consortium of Special Collections Libraries


Inventory

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE RECORDS
Notes
Note to Researchers: To request materials, please note both the location and box numbers shown below:

Ser. 1. Bye Family, 1763-1931, n.d.

Biographical and Genealogical, 1763-1931

Genealogical Chart, Bye and Related Families Box 1

Genealogy, Deborah Taylor & Benjamin Paxson 1763-1859 (Ms.) Box 1

Funeral invitation, Benjamin T. Bye 10 mo 27th, 1893 Box 1

Obituary, E. Mortimer Bye 11/7/1894 Box 1

Telegram, Rosalie to Pusey P. Bye 11/7/1894 Box 1

Funeral Notice, Theodore Woolens Bye 1918 12mo 19 Box 1

Will (annotated copy), Enoch Bye by Pusey P. Bye 10/5/1922 Box 1

Obituary, Mrs. Pusey Passmore Bye 3/25/1931 Box 1

Obituary, Esther Paxson n.d. Box 1

Correspondence, 1839-1911, n.d.

Family members to E. Mortimer Bye
Concerning news from home and EMB's visit to Philadelphia
1839-1840 (6 ALsS) Box 1

Jackson to Mortimer Bye, on temperance November 11, 1841 (ALS) Box 1

Benjamin Bye to parents
Concerning politics and search for employment in West Chester
7/15/1844 (ALS) Box 1

Rachel L. Kirk to Phoebe P. Bye, her cousin, with family news 1849 4mo 19 (ALS) Box 1

A. M. Passmore to P. P. Bye, grandson
Note is a thank you for gift.
1873 8mo 25 (ALS) Box 1

Arthur E. Bye to Uncle Pusey, family genealogy 4/6/03 (ALS) Box 1

Helen ? to Mr. & Mrs. Bye
re: funeral arrangements
6/20/1911 (ALS) Box 1

Elias Hicks to ? n.d. (ALS) Box 1

Miscellaneous Materials, 1855-98, n.d.

“Reward of Merit” Cards, Wilmington Friends School to Pusey P. Bye 1855-57 (23 cards) Box 1

“Home” announcement, E. Mortimer and Phoebe P. Bye 1868 10mo 15 Box 1

Invitation 1872 Box 1

Verse, to “Mother B.” from M.A.S. '98 (Ms.) Box 1

“There is a place where you can buy dry goods,” poem by Pussy Bye n.d. (AMsS) Box 1

Pictures

Photographs of Bye family members n.d. (8 photographs) Box 1

Ser. 2. Jenkinson Family, 1762-1957
Primarily the papers Thomas Jenkinson, 1794-1890.


Biographical and genealogical, 1762-1919

Genealogical information, Jenkinson family 1762-1822 Box 1

Genealogical entries (family Bible), Eliza Jenkinson and Joseph K. Neall 1795-1919 Box 1

“Birthday Celebration,” Newspaper article on m Thomas Jenkinson August 12, 1880 Box 1

Testimony Or Appreciation to Thomas Jenkinson
Signed by relatives and friends
1884 8mo 11 (ADS) Box 1

“Death of Thomas Jenkinson,” West Chester Local 12/1/1890 Box 1

“Purchase Farm Near Hamorton"
Newspaper article which mentions Thomas and Edith Jenkinson.
n.d. Box 1

Correspondence, 1812-1890

Edith Harlan to Joseph Harlan
Relates her visit to Philadelphia for Yearly Meeting and family news
4th mo 2nd day 1812 (ALS) Box 1

Jesse J. Marries to Thomas Jenkinson
Defense Of Orthodox view in Separation.
1831 4mo 29, 1831 5mo 6 (2 ALsS) Box 1

Thomas Savery, Clerk, Kennett, to Mary Jenkinson
Letter of Disownment
1957 12mo 8 (ALS) Box 1

James Dixon to Thomas Jenkinson 1879 11mo 22 (ALS) Box 1

G. E. Headway to Thomas Jenkinson
Concerning potential newspaper article
3/7/1890 (ALS) Box 1

Business and legal documents, 1836-1850 Box 1

Appointment for Thomas Jenkinson a Administrator of Sarah Harlan 8/13/1835 Box 1

Clerk's Certification, Account of Thomas Jenkinson adm. & c. of Sarah Harlan June 28, 1836 Box 1

Receipt, James Walker, Register, to Thomas Jenkinson, adm. to the estate of Sarah Harlan, for inheritance tax 28th June 1836 Box 1

Acknowledgement of Receipt of Inheritance, Joseph Harlan et. al. 1850 7mo 21 Box 1

Miscellaneous Materials, 1811-1853, n.d.

Invitations 1811-53 (13 invitations) Box 1

Endorsed Map of Hamorton, Pa. n.d. Box 1

Ser. 3. Speakman Family, 1844-1930, n.d.
Primarily the papers of Thomas H. Speakman (1820- )


Biographical and Genealogical, 1864-1930, n.d.

Typescript statement of Phebe Thomas 9/25/1864 Box 1

Newspaper article, Phebe Thomas
Published in The American, Media.
7/13/1870 Box 1

Letter, Cyrus Mendenhall to EDS. AMERICAN, re: Phebe Thomas 1874 1mo 15 (typescript copy) Box 1

Obituary, Hannah E. Speakman 5/31/1884 Box 1

Date of Birth of Children 1820-1930 Box 1

Memoir of Phebe Thomas, by her granddaughter, Abigail Speakman n.d. (typescript) Box 1

Biography of Thomas Speakman, annotated n.d. (typescript) Box 1

Biography of Thomas Speakman n.d. (typescript) Box 1

Newspaper article, Thomas H. Speakman n.d. Box 1

Correspondence, 1846-1902 Box 1

Thomas H. Speakman to Mary M. Jenkinson, sister (in-law)
Regarding family matters.
1846-50 (5 ALsS) Box 1

Thomas H. Speakman to Edith Jenkinson, mother-in-law
Concerning the death of his wife, Anna Jenkinson, and the subsequent care of his daughters.
1847-50 (10 ALsS) Box 1

Anna J. Speakman and Thomas H. Speakman to Edith Jenkinson
Concerning the birth of a daughter
8/25-26/1847 (ALS) Box 1

Thomas H. Speakman to Thomas Jenkinson, father-in-law 1848 1mo 17 (ALS) Box 1

Thomas H. Jenkinson to Carrie Speakman, his granddaughter 1870 3mo 15 (ALS) Box 1

Joseph B. Fuston to Sir Thomas Bahley Bail M.P. and John Bright
Letters of introduction to Thomas H. Speakman while visiting England
7/19/1875 (2 ALsS) Box 1

W. N. Ashman to Thomas H. Speakman Esq. 5/2/1902 (ALS) Box 1

Miscellaneous Materials, 1844-67, n.d.

Invitations and Cards 1844-85 (19 invitations) Box 1

Military Pass, Thomas H. Speakman to visit brother 1862 Box 1

Appointment, Mrs. Thomas Speakman
Appointment as Agent for Restaurant Department, Great Central Fair, Sanitary Commission
3/1864 Box 1

Stock Certificate, Swarthmore College to Caroline Speakman 3rd mo 1st 1867 Box 1

Map, showing proposed location for John M. George School, Birmingham Township
The property belonged to the heirs of T. Speakman.
n.d. Box 1

Ser. 4. Passmore Family, 1833-1911, n.d.

Biographical and Genealogical, 1875-1911, n.d.

Funeral invitations, obituaries, 1875-1911

Funeral Invitation, Benjamin J. Passmore 1875 3mo 4 Box 1

Funeral Invitation, Judith Passmore 1885 2mo 17 Box 1

Funeral Invitation, Hanna P. Broomell 1880 7mo 2 Box 1

Obituaries, George B. Passmore 1890 9mo 7 (3 obituaries) Box 1

Obituary, Deborah Brown Passmore 6/5/95 Box 1

Obituary, Samuel Brown Passmore 1895 12mo 28 Box 1

Funeral Invitation, Samuel W. Passmore 189? 5mo 1 Box 1

Obituary, Ellis P. Passmore 6th mo 6th 1904 Box 1

Obituary, Ruth M. Passmore 2nd mo 25 (1911) Box 1

"Passmore Family Holds a Reunion” n.d. Box 1

Ns. list, Passmore Family Reunion, Lenape n.d. Box 1

Obituary, Pusey Passmore n.d. Box 1

Correspondence, 1834-1911

E.P. Passmore to Benjamin J. Passmore May 4th 1834 (ALS) Box 1

Dora ? to Cousin [Passmore?]
re: Passmore genealogy.
1911 5mo 21 (ALS) Box 1

Miscellaneous Materials, 1833 Box 1

“Lines Written on the death of Ellis P. Passmore Jr. by his absent father,” poem by E. P. Passmore 1833 (Ms.) Box 1

Pictures

Photographs, Andrew M. Passmore' house in Chester Co. n.d. (3 photographs) Box 1

Ser. 5. Smith Family, 1685-1831, n.d.
Primarily the papers of Nathaniel Smith (1755- )


Biographical and Genealogical

Genealogical Chart of the Smith Family
The Smith family's relationship to the Bye Family is undetermined.
Box 1

Business and legal document, 1685-1831, n.d.

Will, inventories, legal judgments, land surveys, accounts, receipts, and miscellaneous business and legal papers
Papers belonged to William Smith (-1716), Edward Smith (1699-1731), William Smith (1720-1785) and Nathaniel Smith (1755-), all of Darby Township Pennsylvania. Arranged and received, on loose album pages.
Box 1

Ser. 6. Miscellaneous Papers, 1699-1902

M. survey for Michael Russel, Daniel Quare, and Henry Goldney & c., Newcastle County (Delaware) 17th o ye 6th 1699 (copy) Box 1

Lease Indenture, John Frederick to William Painter, Chester 1789 Box 1

S.? Lall to Hannah?
re: visit to London.
6/24/1875 (ALS) Box 1

Ticket and Stub, Republican National Convention, Philadelphia June 19th 1900 Box 1

D. Newlin Fell to ?, Philadelphia May 8, 1902 (ALS) Box 1