Richard/Mary or Elijah/Priscilla

Tintype restored by Cal Bivens.

Tintype restored by Cal Bivens.

In Grandma and Me, I captioned this tintype (late 1850s to early 1860s) as Elijah and Priscilla Sutton Sharp Crabtree.

This same or similar photo I have seen labeled as Richard Crabtree and his wife Mary Giggey.

Elijah and Richard, born in Canada, were the youngest sons of John and Elizabeth Bassett Crabb. I am related to both brothers.

Does anyone have any paper trail that identifies this photo as either Richard & Mary or Elijah & Priscilla.

2 Responses to “Richard/Mary or Elijah/Priscilla”

  1. Clair Harris Zarges Says:

    I’ll be interested to see what comments you get. I’ve seen this photo, or portions of it, labeled as Richard and Mary. I’m feeling a bit foolish, because I assumed that was correct and didn’t question “facts.”

  2. weezy Says:

    Hi Clair,

    You may be correct. We’re still trying to find out who they are for sure.

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