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MYSTERY: Who are in these photos found in a family Bible?

T
hese old photos and tintypes are from a Bible owned by Fanny Parmelee (1845-1875) that was found by a cousin of ours who would like to identify the people in these pictures and perhaps give the Bible to a descendant.

These folks are probably relatives of Fanny's. She was the ninth of Timothy and Elvina (Shores) Parmelee's 11 children. The family lived in Litchfield County, Conn., in the 1830s, moved to New Jersey briefly, and then returned to Connecticut about 1835. Timothy [Jeremiah, Timothy, Mark, Job, John, John] and his wife had three -- count 'em, three -- sets of twins!

Some of the pictures had photographers' names and studio addresses on them, while others had nothing.

If you can identify any of these folks, please e-mail me, and if you are a descendant, please send along your line with your name, snail-mail address and phone number, and I'll put you in touch with the Bible's owner.

No.1: Photo was taken at the H.C. Stimpson studio, successor to T.P. Collins, 1st door east of Hampden Bank, Westfield, Mass No. 2: No other information on this photo. No. 3: J.E. Rich, photographer, Charles City, Iowa.

No. 4: No other information on this tintype, however, it appears that she is sitting in the same chair as the child in No. 7. No. 5: Rich, photographer, Charles City, Iowa. No. 6: Granniss, Waterbury, Conn.

No. 7: No other information on this tintype, however, it appears that this child is sitting in the same chair as the woman in No. 4. No. 8: From Burgess & Harrison, 98 Congress St., Troy, N.Y.