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1860's Maggie Rolph (Rolfe) Photo, Avoca, Steuben County, New York NY

#1046 Rolphe, Rolph or Rolfe Family

On reverse: "Maggie Rolph" is handwritten in beautiful old period dip pen ink. Photo type: CDV Carte de Visite Photograph, Victorian. Photographer: J.A. Bostwick. Avoca, Steuben County NY. (known to be well known NYC photographer James Alba Bostwick 1846-1927, born in Livonia, New York. His father was Lyman Bostwick 1802–1874 of Madrid, St Lawrence County, New York, who died in Rochester, Monroe County, NY. His mother was Rebecca Bond Bostwick. He worked in Rochester for a time, and also was in partnership as Bostwick and Bancker at one time. A body of his work is in the University of New Hampshire’s library collection. This is an early CDV image, taken during the Civil War years when he would be about 20 years of age) 

Inscription on reverse:

maggie rolph genealogy

Found in Public Genealogy Records:
We found evidence of the Rolph or Rolfe family in Avoca: 
Mary Recelia Rolfe Fulton 1844–1923 born in Avoca, Steuben, New York, and died age 78 in Grand Island, Hall County, Nebraska married to Hugh Fulton 1844–1920, with two children: Joseph Rolfe Fulton 1877–1963 and Carry Fulton born 1879. Her parents were Joseph Rolfe 1800–1878 born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, and died in Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania and Eliza Reed Rolfe 1802–1866. This family comes from a long line of Rolfe family in the Perth Amboy, Middlesex, New Jersey area. This is an important DAR, Daughters of the American Revolution and SAR Sons of the American Revolutionary War family. Mary's siblings were Rollin Milton Rolfe 1830–1913, Perthenia Jane Rolfe 1834–1894, Deforest Persons Rolfe 1839–1902 and half siblings Hannah S Rolfe 1820–1883, Ann Jennette Rolfe 1821–1882, Furman Rolfe 1826–1921 and Mahala Rolfe 1828–1891.

M Roselia Rolf in the 1860 United States Federal Census
Name: M Roselia Rolf
Age: 16
Birth Year: abt 1844
Birth Place: New York
Home in 1860: Avoca, Steuben County, New York
Household Members: Name Age
Joseph Rolf 59
Eliza Rolf 57
Parthenia Rolf 25
M Roselia Rolf 16
Celista Head 24

We find evidence of her father Joseph spelling their surname as ROLPH or ROLF in early Steuben County records 1830-1850:

U.S., Selected Federal Census Non-Population Schedules, 1850-1880
Joseph Rolph:Residence: 9 Oct 1850 Orange, Steuben, New York

1830 United States Federal Census
Joseph Rolph: Jersey, Steuben, New York

U.S. Census Non-Population Schedules, New York, 1850-1880
1850 Joseph Rolph: Residence 9 Oct 1850 Orange, Steuben NY

1840 United States Federal Census
Joseph Rolph: Residence 1840 Campbell, Steuben, New York, USA

1860 United States Federal Census
Name Joseph F Rolf
Relative Samuel Rolf
Birth abt 1852 New York
1860 Hartsville, Steuben, New York, USA

We did find a Maggie Rolph born 1841 wife of Aaron Rolph in US census records below. Our Avoca family above has NJ roots, are they related?:
Maggie Rolph in the 1880 United States Federal Census
Name: Maggie Rolph (Maggie Sliker Rolph)
Age: 39
Birth Date: Abt 1841
Birthplace: New Jersey
Home in 1880: Clinton, Hunterdon, New Jersey, USA
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital status: Married
Spouse's name: Aaron Rolph
Father's name: Benjamin Sliker
Father's Birthplace: New Jersey
Mother's Birthplace: New Jersey
Occupation: Keeping House
Household Members: Name Age
Aaron Rolph 39 (occupation: grist miller)
Maggie Rolph 39 at home
Benjamin Skinner 15 nephew in school
Benjamin Sliker 69 (Maggie's father, father in law

We cannot directly find Maggie Rolph in Steuben or surrounding records. We will let an expereinced Rolf, Rolfe, Rolph, Ralfe, Ralph, or Rolff, Rolffe etc. family researcher find beautiful Maggie. This appears as if it might be a school photo. It was taken during the Civil War era, about 1860-68, by our best estimate. It was found in Kingston, Ulster County, New York.  Any help or correction appreciated, email Debra here. A beautiful Civil war era image.

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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