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1875 "Hattie" Harriett Merchant signed CDV Photo, Chenango County, NY


On reverse: "Hattie Merchant" handwritten in old period pencil in a shaky hand, most likely by an elder Merchant family member or Hattie herself. Photo type: Victorian CDV carte de visite Photograph. Photographer: Hotchkiss, Norwich, Chenango County, New York, NY. (known to be photographer A.E. Hotchkiss or Alston E. Hotchkiss 1846–1907, born in Greene, Chenango County, New York, and died in Norwich, Chenango NY.

Found in Public Genealogy Records:
Harriett E Merchant born January 1869 in New York to Charles A Merchant 1841–1905 and Georgiana Starr Merchant 1845–1912, also seen as Georgia Starr. Her siblings were Mary E Merchant born 1872; Charles Henry Merchant born 1873 who married Annie L Preston Merchant 1876–1967 (2 children: Henry Preston Merchant 1905–1981 who 1st married Ruth Ellery Cheney 1915–1999, then Grete Schulz 1899–1975 and Doris Merchant 1913–2003 who married Frederick Bernays Wiener 1906–1996) and lastly, Lucia Merchant 1885–1955.

Her father Charles was the son of Noah Merchant or Noah H Merchant 1813–1884
of Connecticut and Mary Angell Merchant 1803–1863 or Rhode Island, who was the daughter of Abner Angell 1773–1853 and Barbara Roberts Angell 1778–1842. This line goes back to Israel Angell 1740–1832 and Martha Angell 1747–1793 and Oliver Angell 1717–1799 and Naomi Smith Angell 1720–1799 of Providence County, Rhode Island. This family has important DAR, Daughters of the American Revolution and SAR Sons of the American Revolutionary War family ties. Her mother Georgiana Starr 1845–1912, born in New York and died in Trail, British Columbia, Canada.

Hattie E Merchant in the New York, State Census, 1875
Age: 6
Birth Year: abt 1869
Residence Date: 1 Jun 1875
Residence Place: Sherburne, Chenango, New York, USA
Relation to Head: Daughter
Father's name: Charles A Merchant
Mother's name: Georgia A Merchant
Household Members: Name, Age
Charles A Merchant 33
Georgia A Merchant 30
Hattie E Merchant 6
Mary E Merchant 3
Charles H Merchant 1
Electa Starr 82
John H Starr 46

Hattie Merchant in the 1900 United States Federal Census
Name: Hattie Merchant (Harriet Merchant or Hattie Marchant)
Age: 31
Birth Date: Jan 1869
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1900: Sherburne, Chenango, New York
Street: East State
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Marital status: Single
Father's name: Chas Merchant
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's name: Georgiana Merchant
Mother's Birthplace: New York
Occupation: Prop Dresser
Can Read: Yes
Can Write: Yes
Household Members: Name Age
Chas Merchant 58
Georgiana Merchant 55
Hattie Merchant 31
Mary Merchant 28
Lucia Merchant 22

This photo was found in Geneva, Ontario County NY. A stunning image of beautiful young Hattie at about age 6, taken about 1875. We could not find her in later census records, although it's possible she married and changed her name, do you know? It appears her business was a prop dresser or sewing, dressmaker. 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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