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1860 John Sullivan Tilley CDV Photo, Troy, Albany Rensselaer County NY


On reverse: "John S. Tilley" is handwritten boldly in old period pencil. Photo Type: Original Victorian CDV Carte de Visite Photograph, circa 1860-70s. Photographer: Unmarked, Unknown.

Found in Public Genealogy Records:
John Sullivan Tilley 1852-1913 born in Grafton, New York, died in in Loudonville, New York, at age 60. He was the original Tilley Ladder Manufacturer.
His Father: John Tilley 1806-1878 born in Charlton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
His Mother: Abigail Mariah Jones Tilley 1815-1903
Wife: Rose Emma Coon 1851–1941 born New York to William Henry Coon 1808–1887 and Roxanna Orcelia Wilcox Coon 1816–1875. They married in 1871. She died in Round Lake, Saratoga County, New York. (also seen as Rose Coons)
Their Children:
Clarence Tilley 1874–1890, died age 16
Roxanna Elena Tilly Gaffers 1875-1968, married Herman Brandon Gaffers
Emma C Tilley 1883-1904 died age 21
Mabel F Tilley Pitts 1884-1974 married Jesse W Pitts,

His mother Abigail M Tilley in the United States Census 1850
Event Place: Grafton, Rensselaer County, New York
Age 35
Birthplace New York
Household Age Birthplace
Abigail M Tilley F 35 New York
James Tilley M 16 New York Mechanic
Zebulon Tilley M 14 New York
Sylvia J Tilley F 8 New York
Abigail P Tilley F 4 New York
Thomas White M 44 Great Britain Clerk
Polley M Jones F 30 New York
Catharine Mcglin F 18 Ireland
Daniel Mcintyre M 19 Scotland
Michael Hart M 28 Ireland
James Lewis M 30 Scotland
William L Jones M 23 New York Mechanic
Weeden Core M 58 Rhode Island Cooper
Clinton Core M 19 New York
Wallace Thompson M 24 Vermont Engineer
Marcus Tilley M 35 New York Daguerreian Artist Photographer
NOTE: The other people on this census page listed as neighbors are Green Tilley age 30, Mariah Tilley age 25 and baby Daniel F. Tilley, age 2.

1870 US Census Records
Name: John S. Tilley
Age in 1870: 18
Birth Year: abt 1852
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1870: West Troy, Albany County, New York (now known as Watervliet)
Household Members, Name Age
John Tilley 63 manufacturer ladders, born Massachusetts
Abigail Tilley 55 born NY
John S Tilley 18 son born NY
Margaret Hart 38 servant, born Ireland
Arthur Mason 29, clerk in mill born NY
Albert McChesney 21 laborer born NY

John D Tilley in the 1900 United States Federal Census
Age: 47
Birth Date: Jun 1852
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1900: Watervliet Ward 1, Albany, New York
Ward of City: Watervliet
Street: 118 Second St
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: R Emma Tilley (Rose Emma Tilley)
Marriage Year: 1871
Years Married: 29
Father's Birthplace: Massachusetts
Mother's Birthplace: New York
Occupation: Ladder Manufacturer
Household Members: Name Age
John D Tilley 47
R Emma Tilley 43 (Rose Tilley)
Emma C Tilley 17
Mabel Tilley 15
Helen Carson 28 Servant, born Ireland

John D Tilley in the New York, State Census, 1905
Name: John D Tilley (John S. Tilley)
Birth Year: abt 1852
Birth Place: United States
Age: 53
Residence: Watervliet Ward 01, Albany, New York, USA
Relationship to Head: Head
Household Age Birthplace
John D Tilley 53
R Emma Tilley 53
Mabel Tilley 20
Ella Peckham 46
Ellen Carson 32

Please note: The town of "West Troy", across the Hudson River, is now know as Watervliet in Albany County. Troy is in Rensselaer County, New York. The old 19th c. town and county lines have changed. We also noticed the spelling of Tilley and Tilly in census records for this family, although their actual gravestones are spelled Tilley.

From Tilley Ladder Company website: "John Tilley (1806-1878) made barrels, and ladders as a side line, in the Rensselaer County town of Grafton, NY, before moving to the village of West Troy (now Watervliet) in 1855 to concentrate on manufacturing ladders and scaffolding. His son, John S. Tilley (1852-1913), took over the business in 1878." There is a photo there of an older John S. Tilley.

This Tilley family photo is slightly trimmed on edges, usually to fit into tight paper photo albums, as most were. Does not affect his actual image in any way. A beautiful and rare piece found in Madison County, New York.

Size: 2.5 x 4 inches
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