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1860's Sue, wife of Albion Howe, Civil War era CDV Photo, Owego NY

1860's Sue, wife of Albion Howe Civil War era CDV Photo #581:
Howe genealogy: Vintage Victorian CDV Lost Family Photo:

On reverse: "Sue Howe, Wife of Albion Howe" is handwritten in pencil. Photo Type: CDV Carte de Visite Photograph. Date: circa 1860’s, Civil War era. Photographer: J. Berry, Owego, New York, Tioga County (known to be Photographer Joseph Berry)

This photograph was removed from a photo album found in the Northampton area of Massachusetts, Hampshire County. A very kind dealer / collector was finding and saving extensive family / genealogy material in the 1980-1990’s in that area. We have worked with her on hundreds of items. She bought at many auctions and flea markets, and carefully rewrote the family names as they were originally written on the decrepit album sleeves. Very often the early antique photo albums did not stand the test of time.

Note: Sue may be a nickname for Susan, Suzanne, Susannah. We could not find this NY Howe family in any census records. Nor could we find any Albion Howe married to Susan.

We feel there is a chance this may be identified incorrectly and be Sal Howe, also known as Sallie Howe or Sarah McNight Howe, who was born and raised in Buffalo NY, about 170 miles from where this family was taken in Owego NY. She was born 1842, which lines up perfectly with this photo. She married Captain Albion Howe of the NY 4th Artillery. Sallie can be a nickname for Sarah.

Sallie's father, William Farquhar Barry was a Civil War Union Brigadier General stationed near and buried in Buffalo NY. Her mother, Katharine W. "Kate" McKnight was born in Pittsfield MA in 1823. Sallie was born 26 July 1842 in Buffalo, Erie County, New York. Source: U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925, 15 November 1899 (signed Sallie Barry Howe).

This family traveled extensively all over NY state and the United States. Albion Howe was an officer in Company F, NY 14th Heavy Artillery Regiment on 07 December 1863 in Albany, New York; He was promoted to full 1st Lieutenant on 03 May 1865; then promoted to full Major on 26 July 1865; mustered out on 26 August 1865 at Washington DC. He was promoted to Brevet 1st Lieutenant on 02 March 1867; promoted to Brevet Captain on 02 March 1867; source for military data: U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865. He was born in Florida.

Albion Howe was killed in action after the second attack in the Modoc Indian War, April 1873. Sallie B. Howe was buried Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, Erie, New York, USA, with her husband, Albion Howe. Any help with this mystery would be greatly appreciated. Is it possible the name 'Sal Howe', or 'S. Howe' (she sometimes went by S. McKnight Howe) resembled 'Sue Howe' in the photo album handwriting? We can find no other explanation.

Size: 2.5 x 4 inches
Debra Clifford Ancestorville Genealogy   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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