1860's Rebecca Hoffman Powelson CDV Photo, from New Jersey to Iowa
On reverse: "Mrs. James Powelson, Martinsville, N.J." is handwritten in light old period pencil script. Photo type: Original Vintage Victorian Civil War era CDV Carte de visite Photo. Photographer: Barcalow, 76 Bowery, New York. (known to be Richard G. Barcalow or Richard Barcalow) Note: The bowery was where many early photographers were located and got their start in NYC.)
Found in Public Genealogy Records:
1870 US Census for James Powelson
Birth Year: abt 1827
Birthplace: New Jersey
Home in 1870: Bridgewater, Somerset County, New Jersey
Post Office: Martinsville
Household Members, age:
James Powelson 43
Rebecca Powelson 40 wife
Catherine Powelson 19
Mary A Powelson, 17
Rebecca Hoffman Powelson 1829–1922 born in Somerset, New Jersey and died in Waverly, Bremer County, Iowa. She was born to Joseph Henry Hoffman 1803–1887 and his wife Catherine Krymer Hoffman 1807–1876.
David Hoffman born 1827
Austin Hoffman 1831–1901
Leonard B Hoffman 1833–1893
Silas K Hoffman 1835–1895
Mary Hoffman born 1837
Eli Parker Hoffman 1839–1904
William A Hoffman born 1843
Eleanor Hoffman 1846–1921
Charles C Hoffman 1848–1904
James Hoffman born 1851
Joseph V D Hoffman 1853–1939
Her Husband: James W Powelson 1825–1900 was also born in Somerset, New Jersey to John Wortman Powelson 1785–1840 and Elizabeth Wintersteen Powelson 1791–1872. He also died in Iowa.
Katherine H Powelson Van Pelt 1851–1933
Mary Powelson Rockafellow 1853–1938 (she is also seen as Arian Rockafellow, wife of Frederick Rockafellow, in Iowa census records)
The Hoffman surname is also seen as Huffman. The Powelson surname is also seen as Powellson and Paulson in census records. This is a beautiful clearly signed Civil War era photo of Rebecca, taken in the famous NYC bowery. It was found in Palmer, Hampden County, Massachusetts. This family may have also have some New England roots. A rare and beautiful photo!
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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