Walker-Conard-Cowgill Family Papers, 1699-1912 [bulk 1792-1912]

(3 boxes; 1.5 linear feet)

RG 5/155


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Table of contents
Abstract
The Walkers, Conard, and Cowgills were Quaker families of Frederick County, Virginia, and Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The collections contains papers of the Walker and allied Coates, Cowgill, and Conard families, including general correspondence (1792-1912), Civil War correspondence and diaries (1893-1900) of Union soldier Edward B. Conard (ca. 1844-1917), diaries (1896-1898) of Jacob Walker, ledger (1847-1887) of David Walker (1818-1889), journals, financial and legal papers, genealogical material, and memorabilia. Correspondents include Eliza Coates Cowgill (ca. 1790-ca. 1871) and Eliza C. Conard Walker, both of Montgomery County.

Background note:
BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL The Walkers, Conard, and Cowgills were Quaker families of Frederick County, Virginia, and Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

Scope and content
SCOPE AND CONTENT The collections contains papers of the Walker and allied Coates, Cowgill, and Conard families, including general correspondence (1792-1912), Civil War correspondence and diaries (1893-1900) of Union soldier Edward B. Conard (ca. 1844-1917), diaries (1896-1898) of Jacob Walker, ledger (1847-1887) of David Walker (1818-1889), journals, financial and legal papers, genealogical material, and memorabilia. Correspondents include Eliza Coates Cowgill (ca. 1790-ca. 1871) and Eliza C. Conard Walker, both of Montgomery County.

Arrangement
Arrangement The collection is divided into four series:


Added entries

Subjects
  • Coates family
  • Conard family
  • Cowgill family
  • Diaries
  • Frederick County (Va.) -- Family and personal papers
  • Genealogies
  • Montgomery County (Pa.) -- Family and personal papers
  • Pennsylvania -- Family and personal papers. >
  • Quakers -- Diaries - 19th century
  • Quakers -- Pennsylvania
  • Quakers -- Social life and customs
  • Quakers -- Virginia
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
  • Virginia -- Family and personal papers
  • Walker family
  • Women, Quaker- - Pennsylvania
Additional Authors and Contributors
  • Conard, Edward B., ca. 1844-1917
  • Cowgill, Eliza Coates
  • Walker, David, 1818-1889
  • Walker, Eliza C. Conard
  • Walker, Jacob
Credits
Processed by: FHL staff
Date: 1966
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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. Biographical and Genealogical material, 1795-1924

Genealogical chart Box 1

Genealogical chart notes (1 small sheet) Box 1

Bequest of Eliza Cowgill 3/1/1871 Box 1

Marriage certificate, Moses Coates to Hannah Moore 12/10/1795 Box 1

Marriage certificate, William Cowgill to Eliza Coates 9/18/1814 Box 1

Memorial, Abijah Stephens, Jr. 11/21/1802 Box 1

Will, John Miller 6/18/1813 (MS copy) Box 1

Will, Thomas Waters (manuscript copy) 8/3/1797 (MS copy) Box 1

Diary, anonymous 1938 Box 1

Diary, Edward B. Conard
Includes genealogical material, both entered in book and on loose sheets.
1893-1900 (bound) Box 1

Diary, day book and ledger of David Walker 1847-1887 (1 vol.) Box 1

Diary, Jacob B. Walker 1896-1898 (3 diaries) Box 1

Diary, Virginia Walker 1924 Box 1

Ser. 2. Correspondence, 1792-1912 and n.d.:
Correspondence is organized by primary receipient.


Correspondents include:

Anthony, Christopher

Barr, James

Brown, Joel

Brown, Mary J.

Coates, Hannah

Coates, J. H.

Coates, Moses

Conard, Ella V.

Cowgill, Eliza

Cowgill, William

Gibbs, Catherine S.

Haines, Mabel

Hay, John A.

Hays, Lydia

Janney, Ann S.

Jolliffe, E.

Jolliffe, William

Knox, Grace

Levis, Florence Webb

McKinney, Helen F.

McKinney, Roberta M.

McKinney, William

Moore, Elizabeth

Moore, Jesse

Moore, John

Moore, M. R.

Moore, Mordecai

Moore, William

Moulds, Helen E.

Moulds, Mrs. L. D.

Moulds, Mary E.

Parry, Mary A.

Payne, Sarah

Pidgeon, Sarah

Roberts, M.

Rolles, Elizabeth

Stackhouse, Ma.

Steer, Louisa

Steer, Mary

Stephens, Eliza.

Stone, Mary

Walker, E. C.

Walker, Ella V.

Walker, Fannie

Walker, Hannah

Walker, Lewis

Walker, Winfiel

Worell, J.R.

Recipients include:

Coates, Eliza

Coates, Moses

Moore, Reese

Robinson, Rebecca

Coates, Mrs. Moses (Hannah)

Conard, Edward B.

Conard, Lila C. (Mrs. Jacob Walker)

Conard, Ella V.

Cowgill, Catherine

Cowgill, Eliza

Moore, Hannah

Moore, Mordecai

Stokes, Kate A. (Katherine)

Stokes, William C.

Walker, Eliza C.

Walker, Hannah M.

Walker, Lydia

Walker, Virginia

Wallridge, Eliza A.

Main recipient, Eliza Cowgill 1792-1878 Box 2

Main recipient, Lila C. Conard (Walker) 1878-1912 Box 2

Ser. 2. Special categories of correspondence, 1859-1870

Mainly Civil War letters of Edward B. Conard, to mother, Eliza A. Conard and sister, Melissa Conard.
These were kept in a bag made from a flag.
1859-1870 Box 2

Civil War letters of Edward B. Conard 1862 Box 2

Photostats (negatives) of Edward B. Conard's Civil War letters (manuscript copies by daughter, Lila Conard)
Includes photostats of 2 clippings concerning the Civil War, written by Edward B. Conard.
1862-1863 Box 2

Ser. 3. Business, financial and legal papers, 1699-1890

Account book, anonymous 1807-1831 Box 3

Articles of Agreement 1875, 1890 Box 3

Bills for making and mending shoes 1802-1805 Box 3

Daily expense book of Benjamin F. Suplee 1844-1845 Box 3

Declaration and Release, Margaret Miller to Hananiah Walker 4/1/1815 Box 3

Deed, Joseph Lloyd and mother, Mary Lloyd to Mary Havord, Philadelphia 1/22/1699 Box 3

Deed, George II to Jason Alexander. County of Anson, Province of North Carolina 11/18/1752 Box 3

Indenture, John Miller to Francis Lyle. Also alterations in Lease (8/17/1712) 2/2/1810 Box 3

Indenture, Isaac Pidgeon to Moses Coates 6/16/1812 Box 3

Indenture, George and Julia R. Junkin to H. Walker 4/20/1820 Box 3

Indenture, Eliza Cowgill to John I. Michener 3/23/1846 Box 3

Inventory, Hananiah Walker 1821 (2 copies) Box 3

Evan Evans to Moses Coates, license to construct flour press 6/8/1815 Box 3

Miscellaneous Box 3

Power of Attorney, John and Catherine Cowgilll to William Cowgill 2/6/1819 Box 3

Promissory note, Charles E. Bright to Joseph H. Conard 8/19/1857 Box 3

Receipt, Eliza Cowgill from William Jolliffe 4/28/1836 Box 3

Receipted bills of merchandise 1836, 1865-1903 Box 3

Releases of legacy
From Ebenezer and Jane M. Dickey to Helen Miller; Margaret Miller et al to Helen Miller; Ebenezer Dickey for his son's legacy, to Helen Miller.
3/29/1815 Box 3

Suit for damages 6/3/1794 Box 3

Warrant and order to survey for Haverford lands for Welsh Friends 1684; 1820 Box 3

Dewees Family papers 1788, 1789 Box 3

David Walker's papers 1865, 1880, 1889 Box 3

Ser. 4. Memorabilia, 1765-1891

School compositions, 1866, 1891:

"The Old Year" by Ella V. Walker 12/31/1866 Box 3

"Decision of Character" by Jacob B. Walker 1891 Box 3

Verse Box 3

Clippings Box 3

William Cowgill's wallet
Contains a quit rent receipt.
1765 Box 3