1860's John W. Roberts CDV Photo, Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio
On reverse: "John W. Roberts, Champaign Co. Ohio" is beautifully handwritten in old period script in fine pencil. Photo type: Original Vintage Victorian CDV carte de visite Photograph. Photographer: J. Coss, Main Street over State Bank, Springfield, Clark County, Ohio. (known to be Photographer John Coss 1822-1877, a daguerreian ambrotypist and CDV photographer born in Maryland. He worked in Springfield, Ohio, and was married to Dulcema Coss. He was a Civil War veteran in the Co. C 110th OH)
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 a way to date a Civil War era photograph. This CDV has a 3 cent revenue stamp.
Found in Public Genealogy Records:
John W. Roberts 1840-1918
Born in Ohio and died in Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio at age 78.
His Father: John Roberts, born in New Jersey, also listed as T.J. Roberts.
His Mother: Susan Roberts, listed as born in both Ohio & New Jersey.
His Spouse: Sarah Agnes Martin Roberts 1840-1908, whom he married in 1858. She was born in Pennsylvania, and died at age 68 in Ohio. She is also known simply as Agnes Roberts in most Census Records. Her parents were John R. Martin 1810-1886 born in Blair, Pennsylvania, died Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania. Her mother was Nancy Ann Neff Martin 1819-1888.
Their Children were:
Charles R. Roberts, Akron, OH
Susan A. Roberts, married William Dibb of Columbus, Ohio
Margaret Belle Roberts, married William Raber of Ottumwa, Iowa
James Roberts, lived in Springfield, OH
Etta Roberts Reed 1880-1958, wife of Lloyd R. Reed, LLoyd Reed 1879-1963
John W. Roberts Jr. II
They are both buried at the Oak Dale Cemetery, Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio. This beautifully signed portrait was found in Navarre, Santa Rosa County, Florida. John was a Civil War veteran, and worked for years as an engineer for the Erie Railroad, or Erie Railway. His occupation is listed as an Engineer on the RR in census records. A beautiful old signed piece.
Size: 2.5 x 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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