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1870s Sarah Johnson Photo, Monmouth Warren, Illinois (Andrew Claycomb)


On reverse: "Miss Sarah Johnson, Monmouth, ILL" and "Dearest Friend of my mother, fine Musician, present at my Mother’s wedding, also Aunt ___ and Uncle ____ (Woodward, Woodson?), Andy and Aunt Polly Claycom." handwritten in old early pencil script of the period on reverse. Photo Type: Victorian CDV Carte de Visite Photograph, circa 1870’s. Photographer: Bottom front reads "Frank Boggess" in printed script. (known to be photographer Frank Boggess 1852-1920, born in Illinois and died age aged 67 in Chillicothe, Peoria County, Illinois. He is buried at the Chillicothe City Cemetery in Peoria County, Illinois)

Found in Public Genealogy Records:
Sarah Johnson was born 1844 in Indiana. Her parents are listed as Andrew Jackson Claycomb 1812–1886 and Harriet Ann Whitman Claycomb 1821–1908, both born Kentucky. Her sister was Cora A. Preston born 1858.

Her father: Andrew Jackson Claycomb 1812–1886 born in Breckinridge, Kentucky, 
and died in Monmouth, Warren Co, Illinois. His parents were Fredrick Claycomb 1790–1835 and Mary Ann "Polly" Ahl Claycomb 1787–1855.

Her grandmother Polly:
Polley Claycomb in the 1850 United States Federal Census
Age: 63
Birth Year: abt 1787
Birthplace: Maryland
Home in 1850: Warren, Illinois, USA
Household Members: Name Age
George Claycomb 22
Polley Claycomb 63
Lucy Claycomb 21
Levease Claycomb 19
Lewis Ragland 19

Sarah Johnson in the 1860 United States Federal Census
Name: Sarah Johnson
Age: 20
Birth Year: abt 1840
Birth Place: Indiana
Home in 1860: Monmouth, Warren, Illinois
Attended School: Yes
Household Members: Name Age
Andrew Claycomb 48
Harriet A. Claycomb 40
Sarah Johnson 20
Mark Hubbard 25
E.G. Hubbard 22
Cora C. Preston 3

Sarah Johnson in the 1880 United States Federal Census
Name: Sarah Johnson (Sarah Claycomb)
Age: 36
Birth Date: Abt 1844
Birthplace: Indiana
Home in 1880: Monmouth, Warren, Illinois, USA
Street: 345 West Street
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Marital status: Single
Father's name: A. Claycomb
Father's Birthplace: Indiana
Mother's name: Harriett Claycomb
Mother's Birthplace: Indiana
Occupation: Music Teacher
Household Members: Name Age
A. Claycomb 69
Harriett Claycomb 58
Sarah Johnson 36
Cora A. Preston 22

Inscription on reverse:
monmouth county illinois johnon claycomb genealogy

This family photo is slightly trimmed on edges, usually to fit into the tight Victorian paper photo album sleeves. It does not affect her actual image in any way. A great piece with many great clues!

It was found in Brimfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts and needs a great Claycomb family researcher to decipher and piece all this great info together. it may be possible that Andy & Polly are her aunt and uncle and not her parents, as she refers to them as such. Why is her surname Johnson and her sister's surname Preston? Any help or correction appreciated, email Debra here.

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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