New York Merchant, & cloth dealer A Quaker?
b.abt 1758 Monmouth, New Jersey
d.21 April 1831 Manhattan, NY, NY
Phoebe DELAPLAINE (b.1752)
d.5 Dec 1834 Manhattan, NY, NY
possible parents: (not proven)
Joseph EVERINGHAM (b.~1729 NJ)
Mary GILBERT (married 1751)
children: EVERINGHAM

  1. Abigail (b.1785)
  2. Joseph Delphine (b.1786/87)
  3. Mary (b.1788)
  4. Gilbert (b.1790)
  5. James (b.~1792)


    currently unknown

fact sources and writings about this individual:
  • info on children of Gilbert & Phoebe, from "Ann J. Everingham".

info below from "Ray Everingham" of Australia:
Phebe's Parents
Joseph Delaplaine & Abigail Farrington

Abigail's Parents;
Abraham Farrington & Phebe Bunting

Speculation from Tom Phillips (March 2003)
"First of all he (Gilbert) is listed in the Pennsylvania Archives as Gilbert EVERNHAM, not Everingham. He was a private who joined up in Philadelphia City, 1stCompany under Captain Isaac Austin, Class 8. "Called on September 1778 Can't be Found" is written on the card describing his service. This is a very interesting coincidence since Nathaniel Everingham, another veteran of the Revolutionary War, described his name as EVERNHAM in his Will.
While it is speculation that this is the same Gilbert Everingham as the one we surmised was born to Joseph & Mary (Guisbertson or Gilbert) Everingham, it is excellent speculation! Joseph Everingham & Mary Gilbert were married 4-19-1751 in Mansfield, Burlington County NJ. Joseph died by 1766 since his widow, Mary Everingham married John Watson on 8-16-1766. I believe that couple eventually moved to Bucks County NJ. This would explain Gilbert Evernham's joining up in the city of Philadelphia and why there is no listing for his parents."

Research of Kevin Everingham, 2006; (all records below)
I have found at least two historical books listing Gilbert & Phoebe or Gilbert, merchant of New York as a Quaker family.

1790 CENSUS New York, east ward, NY, Page 72 .. Gilbert Everghim
1800 CENSUS New York, Ward 3, NY, Page 691 ... Gilbert Everingham
1810 CENSUS New York, ward 2, NY, Page 139 ... Gilbert Everingham
1820 CENSUS New York, ward 2, NY, Page 79 ... Gilbert Everingham
1825 History of Rochester and Monroe County, New York, by William Farley Peck, Pioneer Publishing Co., 1908 "Chapter XIX, page 342 lists Gilbert Everingham in 1825 as a Trustee of the village."
1831 NY Death Record... Gilbert Evernghim, age 73, b.NJ (b.~1758), d.21 April 1831 at Manhattan, New York, NY.
1831 The Rochester Republican, June 1831... "NOTICE The subscribers being duly appointed executors of the last will and testament of Gilbert Evernghim, deceased and being duly qualified according to law, have proceded to discharge the duties of their office. All persons in debted to the estate of the said Gilbert Evernghim, deceased, are hereby called upon to make payment, and those having claims against said estate, to present their accounts for settlement to William R. Thurston, No.96 Houston st., NY. The business of the estate in relation to the affairs of the late firm of Evernghims and Co. of Rochester, will be attended to as heretofore, by James Evernghim
W. R. Thurston, Jos. D. Evernghim, James Evernghim, executors, 6th mo. 25, 1831.
" note: William R. Thurston was married to Gilbert's oldest daughter Abigail."
1834 NY Death Record... Phoebe Everingham, 82, b.NY, (b.~1752), d.5 December 1834 at Manhattan, New York, NY.

Research of Kevin Everingham, 2013;
evidently, Gilbert had acquired enough estate that his relatives fought over it for several years

see (1842 Trustee case) & (1848 case)

1789 Book: It Happened in Connecticut by Dianna Ross McCain, 2008, 155pgs... speaking of George Washington's inauguration... "Washington was excited to read an ad headlined "American Woolens" in the January 29, 1789 issue of the New York Daily Advertiser newspaper. It announced that Gilbert Everingham in New York City had just received from the flourishing Manufactory at Hartford, a few pieces of superfine BROADCLOTHS, of an excellent quality.... The Hartford Woolen Manufactory was the first wool factory in the United States." Click to see the 1789 Ad Referenced above, that Washington was reading. This AD is also reprinted in "The History and Development of Advertising (Page 165) by Frank Presbrey, 1929.
A 1939 Troy, New York newspaper featured the article above reprinted with a drawing of President Washtington and this... "He was a Shrewd Buyer, in January 1789, George Washington wanted some broadcloth for a suit of cloaths. Scanning the pages of the New York Adversiter, he found the above advertisement. So he commissioned his friend, Major General Henry Knox, to purchase the broadcloth for him to send it to Mount Vernon. This is just one of the historical facts that show that George Washington was a shrewd buyer and a good business man. A close study of the advertisements in your daily paper will enable you to buy more wisely."

Reference to Gilbert Everingham and New York Advertisements of his are featured in several 20th century American Business History books, as Gilbert was a very early textile merchant.

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