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A remarkable antique photo album from the Daley family has been located!
Posted by: Robert D. King (ID *****9910) Date: April 03, 2011 at 07:50:13
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I have good news for researchers of the Daley family.
I have genealogical information about that family that came from their very hand.

If you are a relative, then I have even better news for you.
The information came in a remarkable antique photo album from the Daley family.

I am Robert D. King and in my travels, I see family photos lost in antique stores and for sale on ebay. I think that is sad knowing that there are family tree researchers and descendants, that would treasure those photos. So I have decided to try and do something about it by returning as many as I can to their rightful families.
So I buy photos with names and dates or places on them and list them on my webpage, so descendants of these lost souls can find them and bring them home. The thousands of photographs are mostly from the 1800's and include Tintypes, Daguerreotypes, Cabinet Cards, Carte-de-visites, Personal Picture Postcards, Photo Albums and Yearbooks.

Recently I located James Daley & Sarah Hoag Weeks’
Family Photo Album from Oberlin, Ohio

This brown and gold heirloom still has the manmade pearl on the latch.
This Civil War Era album is 4 inches by 5.5 inches and is
stuffed with family portraits 3 inches thick. It is the best
documented family album that I have ever come across.
It contains twenty-eight studio portrait C.D.V. photographs,
two tintypes and a little drawing of a girl and her cats.

Amazingly only one of the photos is not identified.
It is of a boy and girl in a photograph from Norwalk, Ohio.
But every other photograph is not only identified on the album
but most have the name confirmed on the back of the photo.
Several of the photos have Civil War tax stamps on the back.

The names written on the photos and in the album are:

Thomas Weeks in a photograph from New York, New York

Mrs. Thomas Weeks in a photograph from New York, New York

James Daley Jr. in a photograph from Wellington, Ohio

Sarah H. Weeks Daley in a photograph from Wellington, Ohio

Lydia Weeks Wright in a photograph from New York, New York

George W. McDonald in a photograph from Wellington, Ohio

Henry Weeks in an 1866 photograph from New York, New York

Mrs. Henry Weeks ? in a photograph from Xenia, Ohio

Eli Graves in a photograph from Oberlin, Ohio

Mary E. Daley Graves in an 1866 photograph from Oberlin, Ohio

Adelle Daley Vincent in a photograph from Oberlin, Ohio

Elizabeth Weeks or Dorothy to Alma in a photo from New York, New York

John McDonald Jr. in a photograph from Wellington, Ohio

Lynn M. Rogers born 23 Nov 1883 to Lydia Dailey and Joel Rogers

Grace Nickerson born 29 Apr 1875 to Ella (Daley) & William Zarr Nickerson
Jean McDonald Berne wrote My grandmother Alma S. (nee Daley ) McDonalds sister
Ellas daughter. Grace was secretary to Dean of Oberlin College for years and years.
On back it says Grace E. Nickerson had a sister named Rheba.

Sarah Andrews in a photograph from Wellington, Ohio

Belle Barney in a photograph from Oberlin, Ohio

Blanche Barney French in a photograph from Oberlin, Ohio

Will Wright in a photograph from Oberlin, Ohio

Charles Wright in a photograph from New York, New York

Alma S. Daley McDonald at 7 years old in an 1869 photo from Oberlin, Ohio

Alma S. Daley (McDonald) at 13 years old in a photo from Wellington, Ohio

John McDonald in a photograph from Oberlin, Ohio

Mr. Lynn C. McDonald at about 12 years old

Edith E. Lawton in a framed tintype sent to Alma Daley

Edith Lawton in a photograph from South Whitley, Indiana
On the back it says: my cousin by A. McD (Alma McDonald)

John McDonald about 1880 in a photograph from Wellington, Ohio

Alma S. McDonald about 1880 in a photograph from Wellington, Ohio

Lydia and Alma with names etched on the back of an immaculate tintype
(Lydia Daley Rogers and Alma S. Daley McDonald)

James Daley Jr. in a photograph with Civil War tax stamps on the back

Two slots in the album where the photo had been removed said:

Matt Daley & Lynn Charles McDonald


Research shows that Sarah Hoag Weeks & James Daley, their five daughters and their husbands and children are the family members most featured in this album.

James Daley Birth: 9 Jul 1815 in Onondaga, Onondaga, New York
Father: James Daley b: 27 Sep 1788 in Walkill, Ulster, New York
Mother: Catherine Regina Groat b: 4 May 1790 in Claverack, New York
Marriage Sarah Hoag Weeks b: 14 May 1820 in Mt Kisco, Westchester, New York
Married: 16 Oct 1841
Their five daughters were:
Mary Elizabeth 1842, Catherine Adelle 1845,
Lydia 1847,Ella 1852 & Sarah Alma 1862.

Info on the five daughters shows:

Mary Elizabeth Daley
Birth: 19 Jul 1842
Death: 11 Jul 1928
Marriage Eli M Graves
Married: 12 Nov 1862
Children
Frank D Graves b: 21 Aug 1866
Lida Graves b: 2 Jul 1870
Maurice Graves b: 6 Aug 1872
Lester James Graves b: 5 May 1879

Catherine Adelle Daley
Birth: 1 Mar 1845 in Ohio
Death: 25 Nov 1922
Note: The widow Adell C Vincent filed for Civil War pension benefits on 28 July 1913.
Marriage Thatcher Vincent b: Dec 1833 in Quebec, Canada
Married: 14 Nov 1878 in Huron, Ohio

Lydia Dailey
Birth: 4 Nov 1847
Death: 29 Dec 1904
Marriage Joel M Rogers
Married: 8 Dec 1880
Children included Lynn Rogers b: 23 Nov 1883

Sarah Alma Daley
Birth: 17 Jan 1862
Marriage John McDonald
Married: 15 Dec 1881
Children
James Daley McDonald b: 17 Mar 1882
Lynn Charles McDonald b: 21 Jun 1883

Ella Daley
Birth: 6 Nov 1852
Death: 11 Oct 1925
Marriage William Z Nickerson
Married: 8 Aug 1874
Children
Grace Nickerson b: 29 Apr 1875
Phebe Nickerson b: 31 May 1884

Also found in this album:

Thomas Thorn Weeks
Birth: 29 Dec 1798
Death: 6 Mar 1885
Father: Benjamin Kipp Weeks b: 22 Mar 1773
Mother: Sarah Thorn b: 10 Feb 1773
Marriage 1 Freelove Thorn
Marriage 2 Mary Hoag
Children
Sarah Hoag Weeks b: 14 May 1820
Lydia Mott Weeks b: 6 Feb 1822
Elizabeth Weeks b: 4 Oct 1827

Lydia Mott Weeks
Birth: 6 Feb 1822 in Mt Kisco, Westchester, New York
Death: 18 Jan 1905
Marriage Edgar Wright b: 26 Aug 1824 in Long Island, New York
Married: Jan 1846

Eli M. Graves was born 22 Jun 1838 in North Evans, Erie, New York,
Father: Martin L. Graves b: 9 Aug 1812 in Nelson, Madison, New York
Mother: Jane Eliza Johnson

Blanche Barney
Birth: 25 Apr 1865 in Berlin, Ohio
Death: 12 Aug 1944 in Norwalk, Huron County, Ohio
Father: Andrew Barney Mother: Rosetta Daley
Married Alvah Joseph French b: 21 May 1858 in Osage, IA
Married: 19 May 1886
Children
Lucie French b: 21 Jul 1887 in Wakeman, OH
Lawton B. French b: Apr 1891
Leland Shepard French b: 7 Aug 1892
Dorothy Minerva French b: Feb 1900

Rosetta Almira Daley
Birth: 15 Sep 1828 in Croyhauger, New York
Death: 19 Sep 1885 in Berlin Heights, Berlin Twp. Erie, Ohio
Father: James Daley b: 27 Sep 1788 in Walkill, Ulster, New York
Mother: Catherine Regina Groat b: 4 May 1790 in Claverack, New York


You might want to use this information
to update your family information.

However, if you or anyone you know might want
to purchase this heirloom
and bring it back into the family,
please contact me at:

BobKing@NorthLink.com

Please feel free to check out your other family names:
http://fourkings.freeyellow.com/Page3.html

Thanks,
Robert D. King

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