1863 George Howland Almy CDV Photo, Dartmouth, Bristol County, Mass
#872 Almy Genealogy: Dartmouth, Massachusetts Whaling History:
On reverse: "George H. Almy, aged 1 year and 6 months" is beautifully handwritten in old dip pen ink. Photo Type: Original Antique Victorian CDV Carte de Visite Photograph, circa Civil War era, about 1863. Photographer: George F. Parlow, 5 Purchase St, New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts. (known to be photographer George F. Parlow or George Francis Parlow 1837–1926, for a lomger bio of him, go here)
The garment and cushion in this photo has been hand tinted or hand colored in a beautiful magenta color. The handwritten inscription, although clear to us now, took some time to decipher, as it appears handwritten as George H. Alony, although he was easily found in census records. The Almy & Howland surnames, of which he descends, are important in early Massachusetts history as well as early nautical and whaling history of his father, uncles and family.
Found in Public Genealogy Records:
George Howland Almy born 1862 in Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.
His parents: Capt. Eber Clark Almy 1819–1881 (Captain Eberly Almy, Eberley Almy) born to George B. Almy 1788–1833 and Phebe Howland Almy 1795–1876, daughter of David Howland and Avis Akin Howland 1774–1849, also seen as Avis Aiken Howland. This is an important DAR, Daughters of the American Revolution and SAR Sons of the American Revolutionary War family. His mother's line goes back to Mayflower Howlands thru many descendants including Zoeth Howland 1636–1676 and to Henry Howland 1564–1635, England and beyond.
His Father Eber's 3 Siblings:
1. Captain William H. Almy, 1814-1860, lost at sea with his 19 year old son George H. Almy 1841-1860 on a whaling voyage in the ship "Roscoe" around Cape Horn in April 1860. He was married to Almira Brownell Almy 1821-1891, the daughter Of Stephen Brownell And Phebe Bliss Brownell, and a sister To Eber Almy's Wife, Charlotte A. Brownell Almy, see below.
2. George Almy Jr., born 819
3. Phebe Ann Almy, born 1821, unmarried
His mother: Charlotte Almy Brownell Almy 1836–1884 was born and died in in Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts as an invalid in 1884. See her sister Almira above.
Their 3 Children:
1. Edward Clark Almy born 1858, seen as a law student in the 1880 census, married 1883 to
Emma Frances Upham Almy born 1861.
2. Helen Alcera Almy Harris 1859–1910 married 1882 George W. Harris, born in 1858 in Dartmouth. Their children were Hope Harris born 1884, Helen A Harris 1888–1923, Charles
P.F. Harris born 1891, and Elmer B. Harris born 1896.
3. William Howland Almy born 1856
3. George Howland Almy born 1862, this photo.
George Howland Almy in the Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988
Event Type: Birth
Birth Date: 9 Jul 1862
Birth Place: Dartmouth, Massachusetts
Father Name: Eber C Almy
Mother Name: Charlotte A Almy
George H. Almy in the 1870 United States Federal Census
Name: George H Almy
Age in 1870: 7
Birth Year: abt 1863
Home in 1870: Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts
Occupation: At Home
Inferred Father: Eber C Almy
Inferred Mother: Charlotte A Almy
Household Members: Name Age
Eber C Almy 51
Charlotte A Almy 34
Edward C Almy 12
Helen A Almy 11
George H Almy 7
George H. Almy in the 1880 United States Federal Census
Birth Date: Abt 1862
Home in 1880: Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA
Relation to Head of House: Son
Marital Status: Single
Father's name: Eber C. Almy
Father's Birthplace: Massachusetts
Mother's name: Charlotte A. Almy
Mother's Birthplace: Massachusetts
Household Members: Name, Age
Eber C. Almy 61 A retired mariner (Eberly Clark Almy)
Charlotte A. Almy 44, An invalid, she died in 1884 at age 48
Eduard C. Almy 22 Law Student
Helen A. Almy 21, Living at Home (soon to marry George W. Harris in 1882)
George H. Almy 18, Sailor, this photo
The Almy family is a very important Dartmouth Whaling family and Eber Clark is listed in records as a Master Sailor. We cannot find George after the 1880 census in any records. His father died in 1881 and his mother, an invalid in the 1880 census, died in 1884. Does he leave on the sea? Any help appreciated, email Debra here. This is a beautiful photo of a much loved baby boy wearing an off shoulder dress, hand tinted long before the advent of color photography. It was found in Dorset, Bennington County, Vermont. Rare and beautiful.
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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