1870's Josiah Staples Tintype Photo, Auburn Androscoggin County Maine
On reverse: "Grandpa Josiah Staples, Grandma (Staples) Trufant’s father" is handwritten in ballpoint pen. Photo type: Original Antique Victorian Tintype Photograph in embossed paper decorative paper mat or sleeve, CDV size. Photographer: Androscoggin Photograph Company, Lewiston, Maine. (this studio was known to be owned by CDV, Tintype photographer Charles B. Conant, C.B. Conant, or Charles Bean Conant 1839-1920's. Is also seen as Androscoggin Photograph Rooms, Lewiston, Maine)
Found in Public Genealogy Records:
Josiah Staples 1815–1912 born/died Auburn, Androscoggin Co., Maine, age 97.
His father: Josiah Staples 1777–1862.
This is a very long line of Staples family members:
Josiah Staples 1750–1842 and Abigail Parsons Staples 1757–1824
Noah Staples 1699–1765 and Abigail French Staples 1711–1775
Jacob Staples 1669–1724 and Mary Staples 1668–1703
Abraham Staples 1638–1703 and Mary French Randall Staples 1642–1712
John Staple 1608–1683 and Rebecca Staples 1615–1681, Norfolk, Massachusetts
Geoffrey Staple 1576–1647 and Margery Chrismas Staple 1585–1663
Robert Staple 1550–1601 born and died in Halton, Buckinghamshire, England
His mother: Naomi Brookings Wright Staples 1787–1874 daughter of John Wright
1759–1847 and Lucy Brookings Wright 1760–1847.
Their children, Josiah's siblings:
John Staples 1806–1880
Lucy Staples born 1807
Abigail Staples born 1807
Naomi Wright Staples 1808–1898
Annah Shaw Staples 1811–1892
Elbridge Gray Staples born 1813
Josiah Staples 1815–1912 (This photo)
Asia Staples, known Roswell C. Staples 1817–1909, male
Deborah Staples 1820–1841
Africa Staples 1823–1905, male
Europe Staples 1826–1847, male
His wife: Eleanor Gowell Staples 1812–1894 daughter of John B. Gowell 1782–1845 and and Mary Gowell 1786–1870 of Androscoggin, Maine.
1. Rebecca E. Staples 1845–1854, died age 9.
2. Mary Jane Staples Trufant 1846–1922 married Arba Hyde Trufant 1841–1923. He was a Civil War soldier in Company A, Maine 29th Infantry Regiment. He was mustered out on June 5, 1865. Their 3 children were: Carrie M. Trufant 1869–1873, died age 4; Lillian Amelia Trufant 1876–1949 and Lester Hall Trufant 1882–1960. Josiah was living with her in his nineties in the 1910 census. He died in 1912, at age 97.
3. Abigail E. Staples 1849–1854, died age 5.
4. Abbie E. Staples 1856–1860, died age 6.
Josiah Staples in the 1910 United States Federal Census
Age in 1910: age 95
Birth Year: abt 1815, born Maine
Home in 1910: Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine
Street: Park Avenue
Relation to Head of House: Father-in-law
Marital Status: Widowed
Father's Birthplace: Maine
Mother's Birthplace: Maine
Household, Age, Birthplace:
Artie H Trufant 69 (Arbie Trufant, Arba Trufant, Arba H. Trufant)
Mary J Trufant 64
Lillian A Thompson 33
Josiah Staples 95
Mildred E Staples 11
Gertrude M Hall 20
This photo was found in Searsport, Waldo County, Maine. A stunning and beautiful close up early image of Josiah wearing a black suit, silk vest, watch fob, and slightly hand tinted cheeks. Rare, exceptionally clear and beautiful. taken by the very skilled CB Conant photographer. This is a DAR, Daughters of the American Revolution and SAR Sons of the American Revolutionary War family.
Size: 2.5 x 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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