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1874 James H Louis Bruff CDV Photo, Rochester, Monroe County, New York


On reverse: "Compliments of J. Louis Bruff" is handwritten in fancy old dip pen ink, and "SSC 1874" is also handwritten in old pencil. Photo Type: Original Vintage Victorian CDV Carte de Visite Photograph, dated 1874. Photographer: Barhydt's, Over 80 & 82 State St, Rochester, Monroe County, New York. (known to be Rochester photographer Jacob Barhydt) Note: "SSC 1874" may be the abbreviation written for a school, seminary, college, church or sunday school. 

Found in Public Genealogy Records:
James Louis Bruff 1856–1929, born in Rochester, Monroe County, New York and died in Lloyd, Ulster County, New York. 
Occupation: Contractor & City Surveyor of Rochester, New York
Born in Rochester, Monroe County, New York
Died in Lloyd, Ulster County, New York
His Father: James M. Bruff born 1825 and died in Washington DC. We were not able to locate any information on his father. Any help appreciated, email Debra here.

His Mother: Althea Arabella Jones 1829–1905 born in Utica, Oneida County, New York and died in Rochester, New York. Her Parents were Charles Augustus Jones 1806–1858 and Mary Elizabeth Lewis Jones 1812–1854.
Her Siblings were:
Josiah Kittles Jones 1831–1834
Martha Alice Jones born 1834
Warren Clark Jones Sr 1836–1899
William Eaton Jones 1838–1891
Mary Estella Jones born 1840
Charles Augustus Jones Jr. 1842–1919
Samuel Lee Seldon Jones 1844–1900
Joseph Henry Lewis Jones 1848–1855
Cora Ann Esmelda Jones 1850–1850

Her 1st Spouse was James VR Chapman born 1830.
Their 2 Children:
Edythe Augusta Chapman 1863–1948
Agusta Chapman born 1864
His Half Siblings are these 2 children.

Her 2nd Spouse
James M. Bruff born 1825 (his father)
Their 3 Children, his siblings:
Mary Elizabeth Bruff 1849–1892
Charles A Bruff 1853–1917
James H Louis Bruff 1856–1929 (this photo, assumed James Henry Louis Bruff)

Total list of his 4 siblings were:
Half-Sister: Edythe Augusta Chapman 1863–1948
Half-Sister: Agusta Chapman born 1864
Sister: Mary Elizabeth Bruff Forbes 1849–1892
Brother: Charles Albert Bruff 1853–1917

His 2 Wives:
1st Spouse: Cornelia M Crouch 1855–1896 born to George Washington Crouch 1823–1896 and Sarah Ann Joy Crouch 1819–1880 in Rochester, Monroe County, New York.
Her siblings were:
Sarah L Crouch 1844–1924
George William Crouch 1848–1907
Celina A. Crouch 1851–1924
Frank P. Crouch 1853–1925
Amelia Crouch born 1855
Nellie M Crouch 1859
William Crouch born 1860
Charles T. Crouch Sr

Their 3 Children:
George Monroe Bruff born 1878 (also seen as  Monroe George Bruff)
Albert Charles Bruff 1880–1945 (also seen as Charles Albert Bruff)
Mary Elizabeth Bruff 1849–1892

His 2nd Spouse: Addie Bruff born 1867 in Illinois. In 1910 census they live on Park Street, Ward 23 in Buffalo, Erie County, New York and have been married 13 years, 1897, a year after his wife Cordelia died above. No children.

James H L Bruff United States Census 1870, Rochester
Age 14: Birth Year (Estimated) 1855-1856 born NY
Household, Role, Sex, Age, Birthplace
JVR Chapman M 40 born Connecticut, stepfather
Althea A Chapman F 40 born New York motther
Mary E Bruff F 20 born New York sister
Charles Bruff M 18 born New York sister
James H L Bruff M 14 born New York himself
Gnerie Chapman F 6 born New York (corrected to Gussie: Augusta Chapman)
Maggie Morrison F 22 born New York

James H L Bruff New York State Census, 1875
Event Place Rochester, Monroe, New York
Age 18
Relationship to Head of Household: Boarder
Birth Year (Estimated) 1857
Althea A Chapman F 45
Charles A Bruff, Boarder M 23
James H L Bruff, Boarder M 18
Agusta Chapman, Daughter F 11
Charles Forbes, Son-in-law M 31
Mary E Forbes, Daughter F 25

Rochester, Monroe, NY: Democrat & Chronicle Newspaper: Friday Jan 1, 1897: "MRS. JAMES L. BRUFF: "Sudden Death of an Estimable Woman at Her Home "Cornelia M. Bruff, wife of James L. BRUFF, died Wednesday night at the family residence, No. 47 Hamilton place, aged 41 years. She had been in poor health for some time, but her death was unexpected. Mrs. BRUFF was the daughter of the late George W. CROUCH and had for a number of years been active in the work of the First Universalist Church, of which she was a devoted member. She also took a great interest in the charitable work of the church and was a woman who was highly esteemed and who had a large circle of friends. As a wife and mother she was devoted, kind and loving. Besides her husband the deceased leaves two sons, Monroe G. and Albert C. BRUFF; two sisters, Sarah L. CROUCH and Mrs. S.W. HAGAMAN, and two brothers, George W. CROUCH, Jr., and Frank P. CROUCH. The funeral will be held from the house at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon and the burial will be private."

1929 Rochester Democrat & Chronicle News: "James Louis Bruff died Wednesday August 21, 1929 and is buried at Mount Hope Cemetery w/ his 1st Wife Cornelia Bruff" (Cornelia Crouch Bruff). 

This is a beautiful photo of an esteemed Rochester NY citizen. It was found in Oneida County, New York. A rare and close up, intimate portrait and well signed with great genealogy clues.

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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