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Amos Silkworth, photographer

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Re: Amos Silkworth, photographer

Posted: 13 Jul 2011 11:45PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Biffar, Silkworth, Starkey
Thank you everyone for your reply. I did a little genealogy research tonight. There might be a little mix-up in the relationship between Mary Biffar and Henry Biffar. In the 1870 Census, they are both listed as children of John Biffar, a janitor. Henry is 23 and is already listed as a photographer; Mary is 6. So they seem to be brother and sister, and 17 years apart. There is also a brother named Melchur (Melcher, Melchior?) who is 17 and listed as a photographer's apprentice. Henry appears again in the 1880 Census, married to Aida, and is listed as a photographer. By the 1892 NY Census, Henry is listed as a coal merchant. I found Mary's marriage to Amos Silkworth on October 26, 1885. Her marriage certificate No. 3495 in Kings County should list the names of the parents, if anyone is interested. I think this helps to narrow things down a little as far as dates, but for me, I still don't know who the Starkey man in my photograph is! Does anyone know of any Biffar photographs that are actually dated? Also, I still can't quite decipher the entwined initials on my photo card. It looks like two "B"s and a "T"? It's still fun; once again, thank you for your help. Maybe city directories will help as they go online. Susan
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Connie Hedglin 3 Feb 2006 1:55AM GMT 
Kathleen A. Kern 3 Feb 2006 6:25PM GMT 
David Silkworth 13 Mar 2006 1:17AM GMT 
David Silkworth 13 Mar 2006 1:21AM GMT 
Connie Hedglin 13 Mar 2006 1:18PM GMT 
phoenixantiqu... 21 Sep 2007 1:41PM GMT 
LAURELCONS1 13 Jul 2011 11:06PM GMT 
SilkworthD 14 Jul 2011 1:32AM GMT 
phoenixantiqu... 14 Jul 2011 5:45AM GMT 
sorenlarson 8 Oct 2011 6:15AM GMT 
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