1865 Mercy Cobleigh Dexter Photo, Beaver Dam, Dodge County, Wisconsin
On reverse: "Mercy Colbleigh Dexter" is handwritten in old pencil on a piece taken from an early CDV photo album sleeve, see photo. Photo type: CDV carte de visite Photograph, Victorian. Photographer: E.S. Kellogg's Rooms, Beaver Dam, Dodge County, Wisconsin County. (known to be photographer Edgar Sackett Kellogg 1831-1902, born in Steuben County, New York. ES Kellogg also worked with a woman photographer named Kate Arey, born 1839 in Massachusetts, first listed as his and his wife's servant in the 1870 census, later occupation is a photographer living in ES Kellogg's household in the 1880 census, age 40)
Found in Public Genealogy Records:
Mercy Mary Colbleigh Dexter 1807–1888 born in Littleton, Grafton County, New Hampshire and died 1888 in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. Her parents were John Cobleigh 1776–1840 and Polly Stanford Cobleigh 1775–1840. This is an important DAR, Daughters of the American Revolution and SAR Sons of the American Revolutionary War family related to Lieutenant John Cobleigh 1753–1825 of New Braintree, Worcester County, Massachusetts, who died in Cheshire County, New Hampshire. Her mother Polly was the daughter of Josiah Standford 1745–1815 and Esther Boyce Stanford 1745–1818.
Her 11 known siblings were:
1. John Cobleigh 1795–1873, married Rebeccah Quiby Cobleigh 1796–1876 (or Quimby)
2. Katherine Cobleigh born 1797, death date unknown.
3. Deborah Cobleigh born 1799, death date unknown.
4. Polly Cobleigh born 1800, death date unknown.
5. Lydia Cobleigh Dexter 1802–1879 first married Rueben Robbins Dexter 1801–1871 and second married Douglas Robins Dexter 1801–1884.
6. Alvah Cobleigh 1804–1882
7. Laodicea Cobleigh 1806–1836
8. Reuben Boyce Cobleigh 1809–1886
9. Betsey Stanford Cobleigh 1810–1868
10. Emeline Harris Cobleigh 1812–1866, married Lewis Lovejoy Merrill 1805–1870.
11. Reverend Nelson Ebenezer Cobleigh 1814–1874, married Charlotte Simmons Merrill 1817–1893 of Springfield, Windsor County, Vermont. She died in Tennessee 19 years after his death. He died in 1874 and is buried in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia
In 1827 Mercy Cobleigh married Reuben Robbins Dexter 1803-1884, who died at age 80 in Wisconsin. He was born in Lisbon, Grafton County, New Hampshire, and died in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. His parents were Ephram Dexter 1769–1850 born in Providence County, Rhode Island, and died age 81 in NH and Margaret Robbins Dexter 1772–1836, died age 63. Both of his parents are buried at Salmon Hole Cemetery in Lisbon, Grafton County, New Hampshire.
1. Job Dexter 1830–1844, died age 14.
2. Harriet C. Dexter Single Baker 1832–1913, first married Thomas Single, secondly to Burgess D. Baker born 1816.
3. Caroline Dexter 1834–1841, died age 7
4. Peabody Dexter 1836–1908, married Janette Anson Hall Dexter 1843–1908, died age 63 in Appleton, Swift County, Minnesota.
5. Louise Dexter 1840–1922, died age 82 in NH.
6. Laura H. Dexter Peters 1842–1923, married John peters in 1861 at start of the Civil War.
7. Ephraim Dexter 1846–1858, died age 12.
8. Daniel W Dexter 1848–1868, died age 30.
9. William Henry Dexter 1850–1911 he was married in 1871 Christina Catherine Kemp Dexter 1843–1931 (she died in Fremont Colorado 20 years after him) He died in Seattle, King County, Washington in 1911 at age 61.
10. Charles W Dexter 1854–1893, he married Nellie Libbett Dexter in Wisconsin in 1875.
In August 1864 to August 1866, the US government taxed photographs to help pay for the American Civil war. Revenue stamps were placed on the back of photos, and “hand cancelled" by the photographer. CDV's with revenue stamps are collectible for stamp and vintage photography collectors. It is also a wonderful way to date a Civil War era photograph. This CDV has an orange revenue stamp.
This is a beautiful Civil War era CDV photo of Mercy at about age 58. It is straight out of an old decrepit paper CDV photo album found in Topsham, Sagadahoc County, Maine. Mercy, Reuben and their family are buried at Beaver Dam City Cemetery, Dodge County, Wisconsin. This is an important early New England family a beautiful Civil war era image.
Size: 2.5 by 4 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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