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1860's Martha Augusta McDade, "Mattie" CDV Photo, Montgomery, Alabama


On reverse: "Mattie McDade, Montgomery, Alabama" is handwritten in old period pencil script handwriting. This is in Montgomery County, Alabama. Photo Type: Original Vintage Victorian CDV Carte de Visite Photograph, circa 1860's, Civil War era. Photographer: Jordan & Co., 229 Greenwich Street, New York City, Greenwich Village, Kings County NYC. (known to be photographer Andrew W. Jordan or Andrew Jordan, born 1805, a clerk with famed NYC photographer Abraham Bogardus. He took over his premise and his business in 1860, and is known to have worked from 1846-1960)

Found in Public Genealogy Records:
Martha McDade Royster 1863-1951
Her Father: Dr. George Wilkins McDade 1834-1893 born to William McDade born 1778 in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, South Carolina & Anabella Turner McDade. He had 15 siblings.
Her Mother: Mary Elizabeth Micou McDade 1840-1925 born to Henry Oswell Micou and Martha Taliaferro Micou)
Martha's Siblings:
William Henry McDade, born 1865
George Wilkins McDade Jr, born 1867
Benjamin Micou McDade, born 1870

Her husband: George W. Royster 1863–1898, born in Christian, Shelby County, Kentucky. They married in 1887. He died at age 35 in 1898.
Their Children:
Lilly Maria Royster Yancey 1891-1979
Catherine Elizabeth Royster Gordon 1893-1991
Georgia Clara Royster Jones 1899-1988
Mary Augusta Royster Hobgood born 1888
Martha Theresa Royster unknown
Benjamin Mcdade Royster 1897-1971
Benjamin Micou Royster born 1897
Georgia Clara Royster born 1899

The following info on George Wilkins McDade was quoted in the 1962 book "Youngblood-Armstrong and Allied families" by Frances Youngblood and Floelle Youngblood Bonner: "George Wilkins McDade was the 16th and youngest son of William McDade. His parents died when he was an infant. He spent his boyhood in the home of his guardian, Dr. Henry Lucas, who inspired him to study medicine and he became a noted physician and surgeon, He attended school in Alexandria, Va. graduated from the Georgia Military Inst., in 1856, studied medicine at the University of Louisiana, graduating in 1861 and did his post graduate work in Germany. During his service to the Confederacy, he was surgeon of the 21st LA (21st Louisiana) Regiment; was in charge of the Kingston, Georgia hospital and also Stonewall Hospital in Montgomery, Alabama. At the close of the War, he returned to Mount Meigs where he had married on June 26, 1861, Mary Elizabeth Micou, born in Montgomery, 9/7/1840, the daughter of Henry O. Micou, formerly of Georgia. Mary died 1/25/1925 Buffalo Lithia, Virginia at the home of her daughter Mrs. George. W. Royster (Mattie, in photo displayed here). In 1865, George W. McDade, joined the Masonic Lodge #173 in Montgomery. Dr. McDade joined other southerners after the Civil War, in a Colonization movement to Brazil, taking his wife and two children with him. His third child was born there in 1867. He returned to Alabama and practiced medicine in Montgomery, until his death, Aug 30, 1895. He perfected a medicine "Succers Alterans" which was later patented by Eli Lilly and Co, which is still being sold."

The following article is from Charles Houston Dozier's book: "Memorial Record of Alabama: A Concise Account of the State's Political, Military, Professional and Industrial Progress, Together with the Personal Memoirs of Many of Its People, page 711: "Dr. George W. McDade, one of the oldest and most popular of the physicians of Montgomery, was born at Mount Meigs, Montgomery County, Alabama, January 4, 1835, and was educated in the Montgomery County schools, at Brockwell's Academy, at Alexandria, Va., and then at the Georgia Military Institute, graduating at the latter in 1856. Then he went to New Orleans and studied medicine at the University of Louisiana, graduating early in 1861, and in the spring of the same year went into the Confederate service as assistant surgeon of the Fifth Louisiana battalion, afterward known as the Twenty-first Louisiana regiment, and served until 1862, and then was made surgeon of the same regiment and accompanied it to Columbus, KY., Island No. 10, and Corinth, Miss.; at the latter place he was transferred to the hospital service and located in Montgomery, in what was known as the general hospital, where he served two years, and then was given charge of the hospital at Kingston, Ga. He had charge of that hospital until the retreat to Atlanta, and thence to Barnesville, and Opelika, and at Opelika, Ala., he was transferred again to Montgomery, Ala., where he took charge of the Stonewall hospital, and remained in charge until the war closed. After the war he returned to Mount Meigs, and practiced medicine a year, and then went to Brazil, where he practiced two years, and then came back, to Mount Meigs for a year; in 1872 he went to La Grange, Tex., where he practiced about five years, and then came to Montgomery, Ala., where he has practiced with wonderful success ever since. The doctor was married, in 1862, to Mary E. Micou, daughter of Henry O. Micou, of Georgia, and to them was born four children, one daughter and three sons. William McDade, father of the doctor, was born in Georgia. He was a farmer, and married Annabella Turner, who bore him eight children, of whom the doctor is the youngest. The doctor was but one year old when he lost his father, and but two years old when his mother died, and yet, not withstanding his lack of early parental care, he has risen to his present high estate."

     Mattie passed away in 1951 at age 88. She is buried at Oakhurst Cemetery, Clarksville, Mecklenburg County, Virginia. This is a beautiful Civil War era image of a much loved little girl with a long and well documented history to be found online. The photo was found in Kingston, Ulster County, New York. We believe they may have sailed to Brazil out of New York City, and this was taken there, see her interesting history above.

Size: 2.5 x 4 inches
Debra Clifford Ancestorville Genealogy      Note: The original is sold, but you may still purchase large, detailed and intimate 300 dpi high resolution scans of front and back, sent immediately via email. Please check our site carefully, as many may be related to each other that we are unaware of. Click scan to place in your cart. Thank you, enjoy! ~debra (please also join me at Ancestorville Genealogy on facebook. contact info on top bar)

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