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The boy with the folded hands

This daguerreotype ( on silver) was exposed in the 1850's. The photographer seems to have preferred to include the hands in the photograph. This young man would also have been of age to serve as a soldier in the War of the Rebellion ( 1861-1865 ) and I hope he wasn't among the 700,000 dead.

Young man from the 1860's.

I just purchased this photograph Wednesday. He is on glass ( an of a kind....negatives were not invented yet) and would date from the 1860's. He probably joined the army ( Union or Confederate? ) and fought in the war. Over 700,000 died; we hope he made it through.

She was a child during the Revolutionary War

Daguerreotype of an elderly lady. This photograph is on silver and dates from the 1850's. She hold her specs in her hand.

1897 : Batavia New Yok Football Players: Newell K. Cone , Arthur Hawkins, and Robert D. Wallace.

Three of the Batavia Town foot ball team from 1897. Left to right: Newell K. Cone ; Arthur Hawkins ; Robert D. Wallace. They played Full Back, Guard, and Tackle.

John Munro Longyear

John Munro Longyear BIRTH 15 Apr 1850 Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan, USA DEATH 23 May 1922 (aged 72) Brookline, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA I'm posting his pic to this Google blog so he will enter the Google Images Search Engine for his descendants and for researchers ! “J. M. Longyear spent the greater part of his boyhood days in the city of his birth and acquired his early education in its public schools. He afterward attended Olivet College, also Georgetown College, of the District of Columbia. He was only fifteen years of age when he left school, broken down in health, so that he was unable to engage actively in any work for some years. The year 1872 was largely spent in the woods in the Lower Peninsula, and the outdoor life proved very beneficial, building up a vigorous constitution. The following year he located in Marquette, Michigan, and began examining lands and exploring, and few were the wild tracts in Michigan of which he knew nothing. He traveled all over

David K. Myers of Tiffin, Ohio

This is a cdv photo of David K. Myers of Tiffin, Ohio. He is on the 1860 census there. Also on the Seneca, Tiffin, Ohio census of 1880 with a wife and three children. His wife is Mary E. Childs whom he married in 1871. 1850 he is in Seneca County Ohio. He died 1908 in Seneca County and is buried at Greenlawn Cemetery. This research is not mine; all was lifted from family trees on Ancestry. I bought a civil war era album and am posting photographs which are identified in the album. I am not related to him.The last note on the photo reads " Groff Mansion."

William A. Wilson son of Jesse Wilson ( 1st settler of Montevallo )

William A. Wilson son of Jesse and Elizabeth. Born in Tennessee about 1802. Lived in Anderson and Rutherford Counties there. Moved as a child to Madison County , Alabama about 1806. Then to Shelby County, Alabama. about 1816. Then in 1832 to Coosa County, Alabama. 1st cousin to my gr gr gr grandmother. He married Ann Harkins, daughter of the old Shelby County Alabama planter Andrew Harkins. William A. Wilson's father Jesse Wilson is considered the founder of the town of Montevallo.

Rebekah Davenport Kent

Hello. I have Civil War era photographs of the family of John William Cabaniss 1854-1936 and wife Sarah Elizabeth Kent 1858-1903. Her parents were Thomas Jefferson Kent 1822-1897 and Elizabeth Ann Hawkins 1828-1863 ( died about age 35). Thomas Jefferson Kent's parents were John Kent 1787-1860 and wife Rebekah Davenport 1780-1870 died at age 90. I HAVE REBEKAH DAVENPORT KENT'S PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN SOMETIME BETWEEN 1850 AND 1860 WHEN SHE WAS IN HER 70's. This CDV was printed in the early 1860's. The back says "copy from old picture" so that would probably mean the photo was taken in the 1850's ( on a silver dag) and copied in the 1860's when negatives were invented. My best guess is the print is from the years 1862-1866 but the original photo was 1850's. The Cabaniss children marked the back of the photograph " GREAT GRANDMOTHER KENT". She is a very elderly lady. (She can not be Elizabeth Ann Hawkins Kent, their grandmother Kent, be