1848 Clarinda Bradley signed Daguerreotype Photo, wife of Alonzo Stead
On reverse: "(My Mother) Grandma Clarinda Stead. Clarinda Rebecca Stead" is handwritten in early fountain pen script in black ink glued on a small early paper to back of case. The front cover, or 1/2 of the wooden daguerreotype case is missing.
The image is a beautiful 1840's cased daguerreotype photograph of young Clarissa, about 8-10 years old. Photographer: Unmarked, Unknown.
Found in Public Genealogy Records:
Clarinda Rebecca Bradley Stead 1838–1925
She was born & died in the Guilford area of Chenango County, New York.
Father: Beriah Almon Bradley 1811–1870 (Beriah Bradley)
Her Mother: Emeline Lucy Burton Bradley 1823–1901 (Emeline Bradley)
Her Mother's Parents were Judson L. Burton 1797–1872 and Ann Slocum Burton 1800–1884 (Ann and Judson Burton)
Her Siblings were:
Clarinda R Bradley 1838–1920 self
Lavinia M Bradley 1844–1928
Clarissa Bradley born 1855
Her Spouse: Alonzo Stead 1833-1907, married in 1869, he died age 73. His parents were Rial Stead 1804-1839 and Sally Lewis Stead 1800-1886, who is listed as being born in both Connecticut and Rhode Island.
Clarissa's children with Alonzo:
Alvin Bradley Stead 1872–1953 (Alvin Stead)
Ethel M Stead born 1880
Bertha C Stead 1880–1966
Clarinda R Bradley in the New York, State Census, 1855
Birth Year: abt 1839
Residence: Guilford, Chenango County, New York, District E.D. 2
Household Age Birthplace
Beriah Bradley 42 (father)
Emeline L Bradley 32 (mother)
Clarinda R Bradley 16
Lavinia M Bradley 11 (sister)
February 1907: Utica Saturday Globe Newspaper: "Alonzo I. Stead 1833-1907 Death came peacefully Tuesday evening, February 26th, 1907, to an old resident of the town of Guilford (Chenango Co., NY), Alonzo I. Stead, who had been a sufferer for sometime from Bright's disease which had induced other complications. He had enjoyed perfect health all his life until two years ago when his robust constitution began to be undermined by encroaching ailments and he gradually gave up the activities of his hitherto busy life. It was not until five weeks ago that he would admit that he was really heartsick, His sufferings becoming severe. His age was 73 years. Mr. Stead's father died in Preston, Chenango Co., when the subject of this sketch was but seven years old, but previous to his death had purchased land in Guilford. The widowed wife who was a woman of strong character and foresight brought this young lad with other members of her family to Guilford to take up the land and there build a family hearthstone that should become permanent. This was nearly seventy years ago. Alonzo Stead, the son, had always remained upon the paternal estate and by industry and thrift has made the farm one of the most productive and valuable in the town of Guilford. But he did not confine his business talent to farming alone but had other interests that were profitable and his sagacity, intelligence and integrity had made him a respected, prominent and influential factor of the town of Guilford. He did not care for any office but served as assessor for several terms very satisfactorily. In politics he was a staunch Republican, and kept abreast of the times in all state and national legislation, by wide reading. His intellect was keen and farseeing and few understood better than he all the changing phases in the political arena. Mr. Stead's personality was pleasing, affable and genial in public. In the home life his companionship was of a rare type, his devotion to his wife so perfect, and to his children, never assuming the dignity of a parent. It was always kindness, gentleness and the joy of comradeship. The home circle will never cease to mourn his loss. The deceased was a member of the Methodist church and one of its strongest supporters, his purse being ready for material aid and the hospitality of his home open for church advancement. He was a consistent, steady and loyal friend to the pastor and to the church at large. The funeral of Mr. Stead takes place on Friday morning at 11 o'clock from the home, Rev. C.C. Vrooman, his pastor, officiating. The music will be given by the male quartette, Arthur Turner, Sanford Reynolds, Clarence Ingersoll and Irwin Bradley. The burial will be in Yaleville cemetery (Guilford, NY), the bearers accompanying the remains being Lewis Gridley, Martin Toby, Marvin Predmore, Willard Bradley, Irwin Bradley and William McPherson. Mr. Stead is survived by his wife, who was before marriage Miss Clarinda Bradley, and by two children, Alvin B. Stead, of Guilford, and a daughter, Mrs. A.C. Wilcox, of Bainbridge."
Bainbridge Republican Newspaper, Jan. 31, 1907: "A very delightful wedding took place Wednesday, Jan. 30, 1907, in Guilford [Chenango County, NY], in which Bainbridge people were much interested, inasmuch as the groom, Albert C. Wilcox, is one of the well known and worthy young men of our town. He was united in marriage with Miss Bertha C. Stead at the home of her uncle, Rial W. Stead, Rev. E.G. VanWoert, pastor of the Bainbridge M.E. Church, performing the ceremony at noon, using the ring service. The bride was tastefully dressed in blue silk with changing, shimmering hues, and this color scheme predominated throughout the main rooms of the house, lending an artistic and decorative effect to the important event taking place that day. The nuptial rite being solemnized, an elaborate dinner was served by Caterer Toby of Bainbridge whose skill as chef was demonstrated very materially by the participating guests. The wedding was a very enjoyable social event there being only one exception, the father was too ill to be present, but would not consent to a postponement of the marriage. Had it not been for the father's illness the marriage would have been consummated at the parents home. Mr. and Mrs. Wilcox will reside in Bainbridge [Chenango County, NY] and will be warmly welcomed; the bride has a wide acquaintance here already, having served the past year as organist in the Methodist church. Besides her social qualities her musical education will give her prominence as she is a graduate of the Utica Conservatory of music. She is the only daughter of Alonzo I. Stead, a prominent and wealthy farmer of Guilford. There were many beautiful gifts in silver, glass and linen, besides money considerations from the parents of both parties.
Clarinda R Stead United States Census 1920
Event Place Guilford, Chenango, New York, United States
Marital Status Widowed
Relationship to Head of Household Mother
Birth Year (Estimated) 1839
Birthplace New York
Father's Birthplace New York
Mother's Birthplace New York
Household Age Birthplace
Alvin B Stead Head M 48 New York (Son)
Ethel N Stead Wife F 39 New York (Daughter in Law)
Clarinda R Stead Mother F 81 New York
She and Alonzo are buried at the Yaleville Cemetery, Yaleville, Chenango County, New York. This beautiful old Stead identified daguerreotype was found in Massachusetts. The wooden case size is 3.25 x 3.75 inches. Would you to learn more on daguerreotypes? click here. It is wonderful to see Clarinda's face still visible and with us after 160 years.
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