Thursday, February 4, 2010

Treasure Chest Thursday - Oldest photo

Following is a digital image of a copy of the oldest photo I have - the best estimate I can make is that is was taken in the Spring of 1844, shortly before some of her children (her son, Walter and his family, at least) moved from Belmont Co, Ohio, to Bureau Co, Illinois. It is believed that she died later in 1844, although we are still seeking confirmation documentation.

This is  Mary (ISAACS?) KINNICK, my 4th great-grandmother. Those of you who recall the KINNICK migration story will recall that we always discuss the migration from Maryland after the Revolutionary war as "John and Ann and their family moved to North Carolina and John and Mary and their family moved to Ohio." this is the Mary of John and Mary! [line is John and Mary, son Walter, son Walter Watson, son Alonzo, son Paul was my maternal grandfather]

Mary's husband John was the son of William KINNICK, Sergeant Major in the 6th Regiment of the Maryland Line in the Revolutionary War.

I want to thank members of the family of her granddaughter, Catherine KINNICK FLETCHER, for preserving this photo down through the years, and making a copy available to me.

Families are Forever!  ;-)


  1. WOW--that photo just leaves me speechless. Thanks to you and Catherine K. Fletcher for sharing it with us.

  2. What a wonderful picture! Hopefully, you will be able to confirm a death date for her.

  3. You are a busy man! Wonderful photo! Thank you for sharing it and your blog with us!

  4. Awesome - keeping my fingers crossed that you will find that documentation!