Archive for October, 2012

Wordless Wednesday = Sanders – Fryher Photo Album – Image 68

Posted by Jim Sanders on Wednesday, 17 October, 2012

This photo comes from a 19th century Sanders & Fryher Photo album. If you can identify the date, age of the individual or who the person is, please post a remark about it.

This is a very small tin type photo.

Sanders - Fryher Photo Genealogy - New Britain, Connecticut - image 34


Society Saturday – Oxford CT Historical Society – Kevin Johnson Portrays Pvt. William Webb

Posted by Jim Sanders on Saturday, 13 October, 2012

The Oxford Historical Society will present Kevin Johnson as Private William Webb, an African-American Civil War soldier from Connecticut at the Oxford Grange Hall on Saturday, October 27, at 1 p.m. The Grange Hall is located between the Oxford Center Firehouse and Oxford Center School on Route 67 in Oxford.

Admission to the event will be $5 for adults, and $2 for students, with a maximum cost of $10 per family. Proceeds will be used for continued restoration and preservation at the Society’s Twitchell-Rowland Homestead Museum.

Private Webb was an actual soldier, a native of Hartford. He was recruited in 1863 and served in the 29th(Colored) Regiment, Connecticut Volunteer Infantry in several battles in Virginia under Oxford native Colonel William B. Wooster.

In July 1862, Congress authorized President Lincoln to use “persons of African descent” in military service. The Emancipation Proclamation of January 1, 1863 sanctioned their enlistment.

Johnson’s presentation of Webb is told from an emotional and exciting first-person perspective that vividly illustrates the struggle of African-Americans in the Colored Infantry during the Civil War. He speaks of his early life in Hartford, his recruitment and training and the traumatic final battles of the War. The presentation is based on extensive research in the collections of the Connecticut State Library and the Museum of Connecticut History.

Further information about the program is available by calling Nancy Farnum at (203) 888-0230.

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Thankful Thursday – Sanders Fryher Photo Album – part 3

Posted by Jim Sanders on Thursday, 11 October, 2012

Many of my readers of this blog know about the 19th century photo album I acquired. I am very thankful for the woman who rescued my family’s photo album, found me and sent me the family heirloom.

Many of these photos have been posted on Wordless Wednesday or in other blog posts. Here are the third ten photos in order from the album. If you can provide any insight into these photos I would love to hear about it. Perhaps you can estimate the year one of the photos was taken or the age of an individial(s) or even perhaps what event was taken place.

This is a tin type photo.
Sanders - Fryher Photo - Tin Type Photo - 3 women, one man before 1900

This is also a tin type photo. Pictured are Patrick Fraher/Fryher and Sarah Hayes.
Sanders - Fryher Photo - Tin Type Photo - Patrick Fryher-Fraher - Sarah Hayes - before 1900

This is a carte-de-visite card. It is from prior to 1900.
Sanders - Fryher Photo - carte-de-visite - unknown woman before 1900

This is another tin type It is from prior to 1900.
Sanders - Fryher Photo - tin type - prior to 1900

This is another tin type photo. It is from prior to 1900.
Sanders - Fryher Photo - tin type - prior to 1900


This is another tin type photo. It is from prior to 1900.
Sanders - Fryher Photo - tin type - two young children - prior to 1900

This is another tin type photo. It is from prior to 1900.
Sanders - Fryher Photo - tin type - prior to 1900

This is another tin type photo. It is from prior to 1900.
Sanders - Fryher Photo -  tin type - prior to 1900

This is not really a photo but it took p a spot where a photo would go in the album.
Sanders - Fryher Photo - religious card

This is also not really a photo but it took p a spot where a photo would go in the album.
Sanders - Fryher Photo - business card

Madness Monday – Escaped lunatic

Posted by Jim Sanders on Monday, 8 October, 2012

In the Saturday August 3, 1872 edition of the Daily Constitution from Middletown Connecticut an article was written about Patrick Fryher, a black sheep ancestor of mine. Here is a transcription of that article.

“Tuesday the police of New Britain were informed of an escaped lunatic from this city, on Lawlor street. They found him to be Patrick Fryher, whose dangerous insanity has made considerable trouble here. They captured him, but he was so crazy that it was necessary to bind him hand and foot. In this condition he made some trouble kicking the policemen, the conductor of the train, and the hack driver in this city, the latter pretty severely. He was at length delivered at the hospital, and measures taken to make him docile.”

Some later newspaper accounts question Patrick’s insanity saying that it only appears when he is drunk.

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