I'm often heart broken at fleamarkets & antique shops to see piles of family pictures, letters & various papers strewn about as if they have been tossed aside by some unsentimental family member as unimportant irrelevant trash. These are no doubt treasures to someone! It kills me as a Genealogist & Family Historian. So, in an effort to make a little dent in this problem I've decided to at least pick up what I can in a hope to reunite items to family members that care & will appreciate the treasure of finding something on the brink of being lost forever or worse yet, auctioned on ebay for WAY too much money.
Now, I can't afford to buy everything I see, and unfortunately this stopped me recently from being able to share an original marriage record with photos from 1861. :( It wasn't until I walked away complaining about the price that it dawned on me that I could have at least been a "go between" to get the item out into genealogy land. So, if in one of these posts you find your relative, please contact me. I will either give you the item if I have it, or refer you to the person that does have the item to work it out between the two of you (at no profit to me).
Here begins post No. 1 of Friday's Find! While there is no guarantee I have traced this perfectly as I'm going only by the hints on the photo...I'm pretty darn sure in this case :) I have this original photo in my possession & found it at the Hollis, NH Fleamarket.
Next week I'll be posting another photo that I think might be somehow related to this family, but I'm not sure exactly how yet....the surname on that will be Durkee
1880 Census Middleton, MA: Henry Peabody with with Harriet E. & children: Ella L age 19; Samuel L. age 16; Willis E. age 13; Edward C. age 13; Martha R. age 11; Ernest E. age 6; Lucy A. age 3
Marriage Record: July 23 1898 in Lynn, MA James D Landers age 26 Coachman b. NS son of Benj & Elizabeth Moses & Belle Peabody age 22 b. Middleton dau of Henry Peabody & Harriett (Young), both of Swampscott, both first, by Tillman B. Johnson, Lynn
1900 Census Brockton, MA James E. Landers age 28 b. Feb 1872 Nova Scotia; Lucy A. Landers age 24 b. Aug 1876 MA, married two years
1910 Census Lynn, MA James D. Landers b. Nova Scotia; Lucy A. Landers age 31 b. MA; Tillman B. Landers age 7; Eva W. age 3; Amy L. Allen age 33 Nova Scotia
1920 Census Lynn, MA James D. Landers age 45 b Canada; Lucy A. age 41 b. MA; Tillman B. Landers age 17; Walter W. age 1
I believe they are:
James D. Landers & Lucy A. "Belle" (Peabody) Landers with their younger son Walter b. 1919 (I highly suspect this because it appears to me they are in their 40's, and the style of the photo & fashion)
Amylynne (Baker) Murphy