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1870's Hester Ashley CDV Photo, Petersburg, Rensselaer County NY


On reverse: "Hester Ashley" is handwritten in pencil handwriting, age written unknown but feels like the 20th century. Photo type: Original Vintage Victorian CDV Carte de visite Photo. Photographer: Gokay, Petersburgh, Rensselaer County, New York. (known to be photographer Eli Gokay) 

This photograph was removed from a photo album found in the Northampton area of Massachusetts, Hampshire County. A very kind dealer / collector was finding and saving extensive family / genealogy material in the 1980-1990’s in that area. We have worked with her on hundreds of items. She bought at many MA auctions and flea markets, and carefully rewrote the family names as they were originally written on the decrepit album sleeves. Very often the early antique photo albums did not stand the test of time.

Found in Public Genealogy Records:
Troy, Rensselaer County NY Ashley family info from cemetery records)
Abram Ashley 1837-1901
Asenath Ashley died 1874
Calvin W Ashley 1837-1920
Caroline White Ashley 1840-1920
Charles B Ashley 1848-1903
Christine Ashley born 1887
Elizabeth Ashley unknown
Elizabeth A Ashley died 1851
Elmer G Ashley 1877-1900
Emaline Ashley died 1858
Howard A 1878-1936
Isaac 1803-1844
Isaac Ashley died 1811
Jacob Ashley died 1841
James F Ashley 1845-1891
John Ashley died 1883
Marenda Ashley died 1836
Maria Hocknell Ashley 1841-1918
Mary A Lowrie Ashley 1846-1912
Mary Ann Ashley died 1871
Milla Ashley 1806-1820
Nancy Dannat Ashley 1790-1869
Orville Ashley died 1861
Polly E Ashley died 1842

This is a beautiful and exceptionally clear and close up 19th c. CDV portrait of Hester taken in  Rensselaer County NY. We are unable to find her in any Petersburgh or Rensselaer County area records. She appears about 40 years old, born about 1830-1850. It is possible she was visiting family in that area. The Ashley family in the Troy and Rensselaer County is quite a large presence. Any help on Hester is appreciated, email us 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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