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1864 Eli Burhouse Civil War CDV Photo, Philadelphia, c/o Hugh Whitely


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On reverse: "Eli Burhouse, Care of Hugh Whitely, 113 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA" is handwritten in fine old period dip pen ink. Photo type: 1860's Vintage Victorian CDV or Carte de Visite Photograph. Photographer: C. Evans, Photographer, No. 1520 Market Street, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County. (known to be Charles Evans, who worked in Philadelphia from 1848 into the Civil War era 1860's)

Note: In August 1864 to August 1866, the US government taxed photographs to help pay for the American Civil war. Revenue stamps were placed on the back of photos, and “hand cancelled" by the photographer. This CDV has a revenue stamp that was hand cancelled by Charles Evans, and has "C.E. 1864" handwritten in dip pen ink on the revenue stamp. There is another word next to the stamp written we believe by Charles Evans, may be an abbreviation for the word "developed' and may be his own photographers note.

Found in Public Records:
Eli Buroughs in the New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
Name: Eli Buroughs (corrected to Eli Burhouse)
Name: Ann Buroughs (corrected to Hannah Burhouse)
Arrival Date: 11 May 1842
Birth Date: abt 1813
Age: Listed as Eli age 29, Hannah age 21 (age incorrect)
Port of Departure: Liverpool, England
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Hottinger

Eli Burhouse in the 1860 United States Federal Census
Name: Eli Burhouse
Age: 46
Birth Year: abt 1814
Birth Place: England
Home in 1860: Upper Darby, Delaware County, Philadelphia PA
Post Office: Kellyville
Household Members: Name Age
Eli Burhouse 46
Hannah Burhouse 43 (1814-1894, died age 80 in Philadelphia)
Henry Burhouse 19 (weaver)
Martha M Burhouse 15
Agnes E Burhouse 13 (married name may be Agnes Needham on Eli's will)

Eli Burhouse Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates
Event Type: Death, 04 Feb 1880
Event Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Age 66, Birth Year (Estimated) 1814
Birthplace England
Marital Status: Married
Cemetery: St James
Burial Date: 07 Feb 1880

Hugh Whitely found in Public Records:
Hugh Whitely in the 1870 United States Federal Census
Age in 1870: age 48, born 1822, Ireland
Home in 1870: Philadelphia Ward 26 District 85
Household Members: Name Age
Hugh Whiteley age 48 born Ireland (Whitely)
He ran a Dry Goods Business, arrived in US in 1848.
Mary A Whitely 45 wife born England
Jane Whitely 19 born New Jersey
George Whitely 12 born New Jersey
Minerva Whitely 6 born New Jersey
Ellen Whitely 4 born Pennsylvania
James Hattley 25 born Ireland, Clerk
(presumably in Hugh's Dry Good business, may be a relative)

Interestingly, we found reference to High Whitely of Philadelphia also here:
Book: "History of the Minnesota Valley" by Rev. Edward D. Neill, 1882, pages 986-990, Chapter XCV: Traverse County, Village of Browns Valley: "The government surveys were made in 1870, and in 1871 and 1872 permanent settlement commenced all along the lake. The first colony of white settlers located on Lake Traverse in what is now Windsor township, September, 1871. It consisted of Hugh Whitely, George Schiefly and James D. Finley, with their wives and children. They all came from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mr. Whitely built the first frame house in the county. At first they suffered many privations; at times they almost starved. The Indians were friendly to them without exception. The Bailey family, from Tennessee, settled in 1867, on Lake Traverse. From there they moved to Big Stone, and thence to the meadow land south of the valley. Lon, Thomas and Frank trapped it for years. To establish an election precinct and execute local duties, Governor 0. K. Davis, in 1874, appointed S. J. Brown, county commissioner. The next year the governor added Hugh Whiteley and M. I. Matthews."

A beautiful old signed English immigrant to America photo. It is assumed Eli sent this photo home to his English family, with his address where he could be reached handwritten on the reverse. Is it possible Eli worked for Dry Goods merchant Hugh Whitely? More research needed.

The Burhouse name is also seen in genealogy census records spelled as Borhouse, Burroughs, Buroughs, and Bushouse.  Eli's 1880 PA death certificate lists him as Eli Beerhouse. This is a wonderful signed full body portrait piece. Eli has pink hand tinted cheeks, before the advent of color photography. It was found in Gloucestershire, England (Great Britain, United Kingdom)

Size: 2.5 x 4 inches
Debra Clifford Ancestorville Genealogy    Note: Hello from ~debra. I have spent years collecting over 10,000 ID’d lost family photos & paper from US/UK flea markets & antique shops. I do the best gen research I can, but am always open to corrections. This is an original antique item, not a reprint. A new high quality rigid sleeve is included for extra protection, especially during shipping. You may buy a piece alone, or large intimate 300 dpi scans of the front and back sent immediately via email, or both. Please search carefully, as they are often found together and many may be related. I also invite you to join me at Ancestorville Genealogy on facebook. Thank you, enjoy! ~Debra Clifford (contact info on top bar)

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