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1850's Eliza Morse & Albert Plimpton Fancy Victorian Calling Card, Boston MA


Printed on beautifully embossed and glossy Victorian card: "Mr. and Mrs. Albert Plimpton, No. 35 Kingston Street" (we know this to be in Ward 9 of Boston, Massachusetts)

Found in Public Genealogy Records:
His successful Boston company w/ Joseph Plimpton:
Plimptons, Stephenson & Co. (Joseph W. Plimpton & Albert Plimpton, J.H. Stephenson, William B. Partridge, & George A. Stephenson), silks and millinery goods, hatter, 55 Federal St. Boston: Importers of Silk Goods & Manufacturers of Ribbons & Trimmings

Albert Plimpton 1817–1890: born in Foxborough, Norfolk County Massachusetts and died in Walpole MA in 1890. His Parents were Elijah Plimpton 1785–1830 and Sally Pettee Plimpton 1791–1840.
His Siblings
Charles Louis Plimpton 1820–1862
Edson Elijah Plimpton 1825–1875
His wife:
Eliza Morse 1817–1877, born and died in Foxboro, Norfolk County, MA, Eliza and Albert Plimpton of Boston were married in Foxboro on Nov. 26, 1840.
His Children:
Georgiana Eliza Plimpton 1842–1844
Theodore Albert Plimpton 1844–1924
Anna Josephine Plimpton 1849–1857
Arthur Wellesley Plimpton 1850–1910
Walter Herbert Plympton born 1855
Agnes Plimpton 1860–1958

Albert Plimpton in the U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
Birth Year: 1820
Spouse Name: Eliza Morse
Birth Place: MA
Spouse Birth Year: 1817
Marriage Year: 1840

Albert Plimpton:
US SAR Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications 1889-1970
Birth Date: 1817
Death Date: 1890
SAR Membership: 42544
Role: Ancestor
Application Date: 12 Mar 1926
Father: Elljah Plimpton
Mother: Sally Pettee
Spouse: Eliza Morse
Children: Theodore Albert Plimpton

Albert Plimpton United States Census, 1850
Name Albert Plimpton
Event Place Boston, Ward 9, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Age 33
Birth Year (Estimated) 1817
Birthplace Massachusetts
Household Age Birthplace
Albert Plimpton M 33 Massachusetts
Elisa Plimpton F 33 Massachusetts
Theodore Plimpton M 6 Massachusetts
Anna Plimpton F 1 Massachusetts
June Conner F 25 Ireland servant

Albert Plimpton in the 1880 US Federal Census
Age: 63
Birth Year: abt 1817
Birthplace: Massachusetts
Home in 1880: Walpole, Norfolk, Massachusetts
Relation to Head of House: Brother-in-law
Marital Status: Widower
Father's Birthplace: Massachusetts
Mother's Birthplace: Massachusetts
Household Members, Age:
Samuel Gilbert 79
Melinda Gilbert 72
Albert Plimpton 63
Agnes Plimpton 20

Albert Plimpton in the American Genealogical Index
Name: Albert Plimpton
Birth Date: 1817
Birthplace: Massachusetts,
Biographical Info:
Occupation: Farmer, Millinery & Straw Jobber

Incredibly large census listing for Albert Plimpton:
Albert Plimpton United States Census, 1860
Name Albert Plimpton
Event Place 8th Ward Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Age 43
Birth Year (Estimated) 1817, Massachusetts
Household Age Birthplace
Albert Plimpton M 43 Massachusetts
Eliza Plimpton F 43 Massachusetts
Theodore A Plimpton M 16 Massachusetts son
Arthur W Plimpton M 9 Massachusetts son
Walter H Plimpton M 4 Massachusetts son
Agnes Plimpton F 0 Massachusetts daughter
Catharine Conway F 46 Cook, Nova Scotia
Bridget Stack F 20 Chambermaid, Ireland
Mary O'Brien F 34 Ireland
Mary O'Brien F 3 Massachusetts
Thomas Morrissey M 12 Ireland
Martin Morrissey M 8 Massachusetts
William Shea M 35 laborer, born in BI, British Isles
Mary Shea F 40 Ireland
Mary E Shea F 10 Massachusetts
Laura Shea F 8 Massachusetts
Elizabeth Shea F 6 Massachusetts
Wm Shea M 1 Massachusetts
John Mack M 23 Ireland, Bookbinder, (Book Binder)
Thos O'Keef M 39 Ireland, Teamster (O'keefe?)
Mary O'Keef F 33 Ireland
Arthur O'Keef M 12 Massachusetts
Thomas O'Keef M 6 Massachusetts
John O'Keef M 4 Massachusetts
Garret O'Keef M 3 Massachusetts

This card was found in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, New England. It is a beautiful embossed 1850-60's Civil War era calling card for an important Plimpton & Morse DAR SAR family. This beautiful card is thickly embossed on a white coated paper. As intended, it conveys wealth and esteem.

Albert is listed as a silk merchant in census records and lived in a very influential side of Boston. It's hard not to think of Downton Abbey when seeing his long list of 1860 census employees! A beautiful piece, and it's unusual to have a printed address (and one he was quite proud of) on a calling card.

We do not know the relation of his business partner Joseph W. Plimpton to Albert, do you? Any help or correction appreciated, email Debra here. This is one of Eliza and Albert's own personal 19th c. cards.

Size: 3.25 x 1.75 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 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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