William Conaway was born in 1822 in Massachusetts.
1844 - McElroy's Philadelphia Directory for 1844, (Edward
C. Biddle, Philadelphia, 1844).
1845 - McElroy's Philadelphia Directory for 1845, (Edward
C. & John Biddle, Philadelphia, 1845).
William Conaway appeared in McElroy's
Philadelphia Directory for the first time in 1846. For
that year Business Section of the directory did not list
1846 - McElroy's Philadelphia Directory,
(Edward C. & John Biddle, Philadelphia, 1846).
In 1846 Charles Johnson and William Conaway became a partners
and moved into a shop at 24 Cherry Street.
Jonathan Paul, previous
occupant of this facility struck another arrangement and begun
working as Paul & Hicks, saw manufacturers on Carlisle above
The Wilson, Hawksworth & Moss mentioned in the ad above was a
Sheffield firm in operation from approximately 1833 to 1849, as
merchants and producers of knives, saws and general hardware
There is also a listing for William Conway, saw manufacturer at
3 Jackson Court.