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1860's Curtis Field Civil War CDV Photo, Keene NH & California


#985 Curtis Field Genealogy:

On reverse: "Curtis Field, California" beautifully is handwritten in old period pencil. Photo type: Victorian CDV carte de visite Photograph. Photographer: C. Allen's Photograph Rooms, West Side, Central Square, Keene, Cheshire County, New Hampshire NH. (known to be photographer Chester Allen 1816-1881 born in Rindge, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, to Salmon Allen (or Solomon Allen) 1786–1870 and Sophia Sawtell Allen 1790–1865 buried in Woodland Cemetery in Keene NH where he died at age 65. He was first married to Hannah Damon Allen 1818–1860. They had 5 known children. His second wife was Harriett J. Brown Allen 1831–1883, known as Hattie Allen)

Found in Public Genealogy Records:
We found Sophronia Allen Field born in 1804 in Charlestown, Sullivan, New Hampshire to Nathan Allen 1768–1833 and Deborah Farwell Allen 1765–1851. She later lived in the Keene NH area. This photographer is named Chester Allen, was he her relative? She had a son named James Curtis Field born in 1843. Her husband was Bethuel Field, born in 1801. The family appears to have gone west from New Hampshire to Iowa, Kansas and Bethuel died in Flint, Genesee County, Michigan. We feel this is her son James Curtis Field, who appears to have gone west to California.

James Field in the 1860 United States Federal Census
Age: 16
Birth Year: abt 1844
Birth Place: New Hampshire
Home in 1860: Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire
Household Members: Name Age
Bethnel Field 59 (Bethuel Field)
Sophronia Field 55
James Field 16
Thankful Allen 81

James Field in the 1870 United States Federal Census
Age in 1870: 26
Birth Year: abt 1844
Birthplace: New Hampshire
Home in 1870: Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire
Occupation: Works In Sash Shop
Household Members: Name Age
James Field 26
Josephine Field 36 spouse
Francis Field 2 son

James Curtis Field in the California, Voter Registers, 1866-1898
Name: James Curtis Field
Residence Year: 1880
Residence Place: Solano, California
Age: 38
Birth Year: abt 1842

J.C. Field in the 1880 United States Federal Census
Age: 36
Birth Date: Abt 1844
Birthplace: New Hampshire
Home in 1880: Silveyville, Solano County, California
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital status: Married
Spouse's name: Josephine Field
Father's Birthplace: New Hampshire
Mother's Birthplace: New Hampshire
Occupation: Farmer
Household Members: Name Age
J.C. Field 36
Josephine Field 28 wife
Franky Field 12 son Francis Field

This is a beautiful image of James or Curtis Field at about 16-20, taken during the early 1860-65 Civil War era in Keene, NH. Was he headed out west from New England to explore California? We think so. The handwriting on the reverse is beautifully rendered. He has a curly head of hair, long coat, black silk cravat at neck and appears about 15 years of age. Also see other Field family members on our site. This is a beautiful piece found in Chester, Windsor County, Vermont with a wide range of 19th c. New England family Photos.

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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