1863 Emily Allyn Tintype, wife of William Hunt Tilden, Gettysburg KIA
On reverse: "Emily Tilden" is finely handwritten on top in old 1850's period pencil. On Bottom: "Mother of Emily Tilden Gilbert" is handwritten in pencil by a different hand. Photo type: Original Vintage Victorian Tintype Photograph, Civil War era. Photo is housed in an original "Potter's Patent" Decorative Paper Sleeve, stamped "March 7, 1863."
Found in Public Genealogy Records:
Emily Allyn Tilden 1840-1858
Marriage 1858 to William Hunt Tilden 1834–1863 in Independence, Michigan.
Birth of Daughter Emily Marcelline Tilden Gilbert 1859–1926 in Oakland County, Michigan. We believe she died in childbirth giving birth to daughter Emily.
Her Death Record:
Emily Allyn Tilden (Maiden Name Allyn, also seen as Alleyn, Allen in census)
Event Type: Burial
Event Date: died 1859 in Clarkston, Oakland County, Michigan,
Death Date: 23 Aug 1959, buried at Lakeview Cemetery.
Her husband: William Hunt Tilden: Born Jun 7, 1836, Palmyra, NY enlisted in Company A, 111th Regiment, New York Infantry. Died 2 Jul 1863 at the battle of Gettysburg, at age 27.
His Father: William B. Tilden 1800-1869, Manchester, Ontario County, NY
His Mother: Sarah "Sally" HUNT born 1797, Married 1826
His First wife: Emily ALLEN or Emily Allyn, married 23 Sep 1858, died 1859.
Second wife: Elizabeth Johnson, married Mar 23, 1860, Seneca Falls, Seneca County New York State.
Daughter: Emily Tilden Gilbert was born in 1859 in Clarkson, Michigan
Parents: William Hunt Tilden & Emily Allyn Tilden
Her Spouse: Joseph Gilbert 1859–1917, born England
They married 1882, Manchester, Ontario County, New York
Bernice Gilbert born 1883
Emily S Gilbert born 1885
Frank William Gilbert born 1885
Allyn Tilden Gilbert born 1887
Lewis Arms Gilbert born 1889
Walter Clark Gilbert born 1893
Doris A Gilbert Son born 1889
Walter Clark Gilbert 1893–1963
She died in 1926, buried Newark Cemetery, Wayne County NY.
This is an interesting CDV in that the Potter's Patent stamped sleeve was made in 1863, which post dates the 1859 death of her mother Emily Tilden in the photo. This was a commercially available paper sleeve for tintypes photos and may have been added later.
This Tilden family via William Hunt TILDEN of Palmyra NY, has strong SAR Sons and DAR Daughter's of the American Revolution ties. It appears he married Emily Allyn in 1858 in Michigan. She gave birth to daughter Emily in summer of 1859 there. His wife Emily passes away in 1859, possibly at their daughter's childbirth? We do not know. He and his new baby Emily go back home to live in the Palmyra NY area with other Tilden family members, the baby with her Uncle Christopher Tilden & Aunt Marceline Tilden.
He remarries, Miss Elizabeth Johnson in 1860 in Seneca Falls, NY. He enlists later in war, and sadly, is killed at Gettysburg in July 1863, at the age of 27. Young Emily lives with her step mother Elizabeth Johnson Tilden Lyke in later years after his death, and she eventually marries again to Jeremiah Lyke Jr 1835–1900. (Note: There is a chance her full name is Mary Elizabeth Johnson Tilden Lyke)
This Tilden family photo was found in Wilmington, Delaware, New Castle County in 2011. A beautiful historical piece with a strong and sad story of young Emily who lost her mother, and then her father as a young child in the Civil War years. A rare one of a kind photo.
Size: 2.5 x 4 inches
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