1870's Mrs. David Greer CDV Photo, Potsdam, Saint Lawrence County NY
On reverse: "Mrs. Dave Greer" is handwritten in old pencil. Photo type: CDV Carte de Visite Photograph, Victorian. Photographer: Stone's Great Northern Photo and Copying House, Potsdam, Saint Lawrence County, NY New York. (known to be photographer Nathan Levi Stone 1836-1907, or Nathan L. Stone, son of Israel Gennison Stone 1808–1875 and Amanda Miller Stone 1805–1839. He married Elizabeth Sophia Clark 1837–1908, known as Betsy Stone. He died aged 71, and is buried at the Bayside Cemetery in Potsdam, St. Lawrence County, New York)
Found in Public Genealogy Records:
Gazetteer and business directory of St. Lawrence County, N.Y. for 1873-4 lists a David J. Greer working in Crarys Mills as a Blacksmith. Crary Mills is a hamlet in St. Lawrence County NY that encompasses the towns of Canton, Potsdam and Pierrepont NY.
David P Greer in the 1870 United States Federal Census
Age in 1870: 19
Birth Year: abt 1851
Home in 1870: Fowler, Saint Lawrence, New York
Father of Foreign Birth: Y
Mother of Foreign Birth: Y
Household Members: Name Age
David P Greer 19
David Grear in the 1880 United States Federal Census
Name: David Grear (Greer is correct transcription)
Birth Date: Abt 1852
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1880: Potsdam, St Lawrence, New York, USA
Marital status: Married
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's Birthplace: New York
We were able to find a later David Greer family later in Troy, Rensselaer County, NY with David J. as a tinsmith. He has a wife Kitty Greer and a son William Sutton Greer. Is this the same Greer family? This photo was found in Hamilton, Madison County, New York. David Greer appears to leave the Potsdam area and is not in census records there after 1875.
A beautiful image of young Mrs. Greer, who appears in her early twenties. She wears a very stylish Victorian hat with flowers and beautiful clothing. Any further help or correction appreciated, email Debra here.
Size: 2.5 x 4 inches
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