1880's Sarah Lydia Weston Bridges Richardson CDV Photo, Lawrence, Mass
On reverse: "Sarah Bridges Richardson, wife of John B." is handwritten in period pencil script. Photo type: Original Vintage Victorian CDV Carte de visite Photo. Photographer: A.B. Hamor, 271 Essex St, Essex County, Massachusetts. (known to be Anderson Brewer Hamor 1842-1908, born in Hulls Cove, Hancock, Maine, worked in Lawrence, Massachusetts and died in Florida)
Found in Public Genealogy Records:
Sarah Lydia Weston Bridges 1843-1910
Born in Charlotte, Maine and died Lawrence, Essex County, Massachusetts, age 67
Her Mother: Margaret Greenlaw Bridges (also seen as Margarette Bridges)
Her Father: Nathaniel S. Bridges
Her 6 siblings:
Margaret Elizabeth Bridges 1830–1911
Jesse G Bridges 1831–1923
Amos N Bridges born 1833
Almond H Bridges 1835–1928
John Wesley Bridges 1837–1863
Minerva H Bridges 1839–1900
Emily Bridges born 1841
Agnes L. Bridges born 1844
Sarah Bridges in the 1860 United States Federal Census
Birth Year: abt 1843
Birth Place: Maine
Home in 1860: Charlotte, Washington County, Maine
Household Name Age
Nathaniel Bridges 56
Margaret Bridges 52
Amos N Bridges 27 (Amos Bridges)
Almond H Bridges 25
(also seen as Almond Bridges, Almon Bridges, a Civil War Soldier)
Minerva H Bridges 21
Emily O Bridges 19
John W Bridges 23
Sarah Bridges 17
Agnes L Bridges 15
Augustus N Bridges 11 (Augustus Bridges)
Sarah Lydia Weston Bridges in the MA Death Records, 1841-1915
Birth Date: abt 1843
Birth Place: Charlotte, Washington County, Maine
Death Date: 6 Oct 1898
Death Place: Boston, Essex County, Massachusetts
Age at Death: 55
Father: Nathaniel Bridges
Mother: Margaret Greenlaw
John Bailey Richardson 1843- born in Dracut, Massachusetts. John married Sarah in 1877, Lawrence, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was known as J.B. Richardson.
His father: Oliver Richardson
His mother: Hepzibah Jane Bailey Richardson (also seen as Hepsiboth Bailey)
His 1st wife: Phoebe J. Cheney, Phebe Cheney Richardson (also seen as Phebe J. Chevey in records) Sadly, she died when Benjamin was about 2 years old in 1874.
Their child: Benjamine Franklin Richardson (Benjamin Richardson) born 1872. Sadly, he died at age 6 in 1878.
At age 30, John then had a daughter, Annie Bell Richardson, born in 1873 with Sarah L Bridges, also age 30. John Bailey Richardson and Sarah L. Bridges were married on August 15, 1877 in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Sadly again, Annie Bell died in 1879 when she was 6 years old. It is assumed they divorced.
He later married Emma Merrifield Richardson and they had three children together. Emma Merrifield died in 1898 at 35 years old.
In 1901, at age 57, John married Ada Cook Richardson, with her parents listed as Lucinda and Gilbert Whitcomb.
In the 1910 census, John is listed as widowed, his occupation was a milk dairy farmer living in Methuen, Essex County, Massachusetts.
He is living with 3 children on his farm:
Harold Gilbert Richardson, age 16
Mildred E Richardson age 12
Maud M Richardson, age 18.
Sarah died at age 55 in 1898. John died in 1913 in Lawrence, Massachusetts, at the age of 70. This is a beautiful close up image of Sarah in a high Victorian collar, and plaited hair. An ornate Victorian advertising backmark is also on this photograph, hand signed. A wonderful portrait, found in New England.
Size 2.5 x 4 inches
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