1860's John Gibb Smith & Sarah Ann Lester Victorian Calling Card, CT
Printed on card: "Mr. and Mrs. John G. Smith" with the wife's maiden name, "Sarah A. Lester" printed below which is unusual. These Victorian era cards were used to "call" and announce your Victorian "calling" at homes of friends, acquaintances, family members and business contacts. Generally the home had a tray or "Charger," which was a large vessel, often silver, to hold the beautiful cards.
Found in Public Genealogy Records:
U.S. Sons of the American Revolution (Revolutionary War)
Membership Applications, 1889-1970 for John Gibb Smith (SAR Membership)
Father: Joseph Smith
Mother: Eunice Gibb
Spouse: Sarah Ann Lester
Descendant of Richard Smith & Rebecca Buswell Smith
Children: Elisha Lester Smith
Connecticut, Deaths and Burials Index, 1650-1934
John G Smith.
Death Date: 18 Jan 1907
Death Place: Hamden, New Haven, Connecticut
Marital Status: Married
Spouse: Sarah A Lester
1880 United States Federal Census about John G. Smith:
Birth Year: abt 1816
Home in 1880: Hamden, New Haven, Connecticut
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Sarah A. Smith
Parent's Birthplace: Connecticut
Household Members, Age:
John G. Smith 64
Sarah A. Smith 44
E. Lester Smith 21
Mary E. Smith 17
John Gibb Smith
Born October 2, 1816 in New Haven, New Haven, CT
Son of Joseph Smith and Eunice Gibb Smith.
Brother of Elijah Smith, Isaac Smith, Joseph Albert Smith, Major Smith and Eli Bradley Smith. Husband of Mary Eliza Munson Smith, married November 7, 1841 in CT.
Husband of Sarah Ann Lester Smith, married July 14, 1857.
Father of William Frederick Smith, John Gibb Smith and Elisha Lester Smith (Elisha Smith, Elisha L. Smith)
This beautiful old piece will be sent in a new clean archival rigid sleeve for your collection. This was both John & Sarah's personal calling card, is one of a kind. It is most likely their wedding card and was found in Berkshire, Massachusetts. Thos family has DAR Daughters of the American Revolution and SAR Sons ties.
Size: 2 x 3.5 inches
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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