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1860's Eunice Whittemore Pingry CDV Photo, Groton, MA (John Pingrey)


On reverse: "Wife of John Pingrey, Eunice. at top, and "1st wife, Mother of Amanda, Angeline, Eliza, John and Franklin" at bottom, both are handwritten in old period pencil. Photo type: 1860's CDV or Carte de Visite Photograph copied in the 1860's from an 1840's daguerreotype. (She died in 1856, about 10 years before paper CDV photo technology was available) Photographer: H.P. Ross, Groton Junction, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. (known to be Hibbard Patten Ross 1821-1876, born in Litchfield, Herkimer County, New York and died in Cambridge, Middlesex, MA, son of Artemas & Penelope Dutcher Ross)

Found in Public Records:
Eunice Whittemore Pingry (1806-1856)
Eunice Pingrey in the Massachusetts, State Census, 1855
Birth Year: abt 1806, Massachusetts
Residence: Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Age: 49
Household Members: Name Age
John Pingrey 56 Occupation: Yeoman
Eunice Pingrey 49
John A Pingrey 23 Occupation: Yeoman
Mary A Pingrey 27
Stephen F Pingrey 12
Valentine Stone 23 laborer (relative? unknown)

Her husband: John Pingrey (1803-1860)
Born: Littleton, Grafton County, New Hampshire
Died: Groton, Massachusetts
Father: Stephen Pingry
Mother: Mary Sanderson (1764-1825)
1st wife: Eunice Whittemore 1806-1856
2nd wife Alice S Whittemore (born 1807, was his 1st wife Eunice's sister)
5 Children:
1. Amanda Melinda Pingrey Brown (1826-1902, aka Amanda Brown, wife James M. Brown)
2. Mary Angeline Pingrey Burnham (1827-1892, Angeline Burnham, Mary Burnham, wife of William Newton Burnham)
3. Eliza Ann Pingrey (aka Eliza Sanderson, born 1830, married John Henry Sanderson)
4. John Adams Pingrey (1831-1923, believed to be single)
5. Stephen Franklin Pingrey (1843-1931, aka Franklin Stephen Pingrey, married Ella E. Lawrence)

Eunice Pingry in the 1848 Marriage Record: James Brown to Amanda Pingry (Daughter)
Husband John Pingry to wife Amanda M. Pingry
Name: James M. Brown
Event Type Marriage, 26 Dec 1848
Event Place: Massachusetts
Gender: Male, Age 38
Birth Year (Estimated) 1810
Father's Name: Heyward Brown
Mother's Name: Sally Brown
Spouse's Name: Amanda M. Pingry
Spouse's Age 22
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated) 1826
Spouse's Father's Name: John Pingry
Spouse's Mother's Name: Eunice Pingry

South Groton, then known as Groton Junction, is today the community of Ayer, MA. This CDV has a wonderful photographers advertising backmark which depicts a CDV photo album with what appears to be a photo of a Civil War soldier inside, unusual and graphic. The photo is slightly trimmed on edges, usually to fit into tight paper photo albums, as most were. Does not affect her actual image in any way.

Their actual grave records spell their surname as Pingry, although it is also seen as Pingrey and Pingrey in census records. We found her husband John referred to as "Captain John Pingry" This family has strong Revolutionary War, Daughters of the American Revolution DAR and early New England ties. We were very happy to find this rare and original Pingry piece in Greenwich, Connecticut, Fairfield County.

We wonder, does the original daguerreotype photo of Eunice still exist somewhere in the world today? We hope so. We feel it is a testament to how much she was loved for the family to have copied it. Pengray is also an alternative spelling of this surname. 

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 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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