1860's Martha Freme Wells Photo (Alfred Pennington Wells) MA, Illinois
Freme, Wells genealogy: Antique Vintage Victorian 19th c. CDV 1860's Photo of Martha Freme Wells #112:
-Original CDV Photo by 19th c. Great Barrington Photographer Oliver Buell, Buel
-Illinois Rockford Winnebago County history & Great Barrington Berkshire County History
-Freme, Wells, Kilbourne, Pennington & Kirk Family Genealogy
-A one of kind antique photo, when sold, no more
On front: "Martha Freme Wells, age 4 years" is handwritten in clear and fine old early pencil script. Photo type: Carte de visite CDV Photograph. Photographer: Beautiful ornate fancy backmark of Buel's Gallery (Buel), Rail Road Street (Railroad Street) Great Barrington, Massachusetts, Berkshire County. Found in Franklin County, MA.
Found in Public Records:
Father: Alfred Pennington Wells 1826-1895
born 28 Sept 1826, Colosse, Oswego County, New York NY
Death: 25 Sep 1895, Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois
Mother: Martha Kilbourne 1836-1926
Birth: 17 Jun 1836 born in Great Barrington, Berkshire County, Massachusetts
Death: 11 Mar 1926 in Rockford, Winnebago, Ill.
They were married 17 Nov, 1857. The family settled around Richmond, in Tazewell County and McHenry County, Illinois and Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois.
William Kirk Wells 1858-1867
Martha Freme Wells (this photo!) 1860-?
Alfred Kilbourne Wells 1861-1936
Ellen Mary Wells 1863-1927
Julia Frances Wells 1868-?
Note: We also found another child with identical name, assumed to be a past relative, possibly her father Alfred's sister:
Martha Freme Wells
Death: Jun. 5, 1831
Grave Inscription: dau of Alfred & Mary Wells
age 3 yrs 7 mos
New York, USA
Bio: Martha Freme Wells was born in June 1860 in Illinois. Her mother, Martha Wells was born in Massachusetts in 1837. In 1870 and 1880 she was living with her mother Martha, and father Alfred (born in NY in 1827). Martha is found in the 1900, 1910, 1920 and 1930 censuses. She apparently did not marry, and in 1930 was a stenographer in Chicago. She could not be found in the 1940 census. This photo might have been taken during a trip back to Massachusetts to visit her mother's family around 1864. The backmark is typical of the 1864-66 Civil War era period. A beautiful old Wells family piece!
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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