1858 Lemuel Salisbury & Mary Knight Wedding Card, Foster, Rhode Island
Printed on card: "Mr. and Mrs. Lemuel H.A. Salisbury" and his wife's maiden name appears at the bottom left: "Mary A. Knight". This is a card for their 1858 Victorian era wedding, and is beautiful. 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:
Lemuel H. Salisbury 1831-1894 born 1831 Rhode Island born and died in Foster, Providence County, Rhode Island. Lemuel married Mary Ann Knight on Feb 21, 1858 in Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island.
His father: Charles Salisbury 1805-1887 in Foster, Providence, Rhode Island.
His mother: Marcella Cole Salisbury
His parents married in 1827 in Foster, Providence, Rhode Island.
His Wife: Mary Ann Knight Salisbury 1840-1865
Her Father: Ezra Knight 1812-1882
Her Mother: Eliza Ann Hopkins Knight 1810-1891
Her parents married in 1837 in West Greenwich, Rhode Island.
Susannah Knight born 1855
Half-Brother Willard W. Knight born 1856
Half-Sister Hattie Knight born 1857
Half-Sister Estella Knight born 1858
1860 United States Federal Census Record for Lemuel H A Salisbury
Age in 1860: 29
Birth Year: abt 1831
Birthplace: Rhode Island
Home in 1860: Foster, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island
Post Office: Mount Vernon
Household Members: Name Age
Lemuel H A Salisbury 29
Mary A Salisbury 19 (Mary Ann Salisbury)
Elmer A Salisbury 1 (Elmer Salisbury)
Lemuel & Mary's Burial: Line Cemetery, Foster, Providence County, Rhode Island
Their son: Elmer M. Salisbury, born 1853 in Rhode Island
Found in Portland, Maine, Cumberland County Maine with a large number of calling cards from New England. It unusual to have a wife's maiden name printed on a calling card. It is printed on a very thin early coated card stock. This beautiful pre Civil War era card was their personally printed card, and is one of a kind.
Size: 2 x 3.25 inches
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