Been searching for years to identify this man, he is Charles E. Potter and it was a common name. I don't have an exact date or place; only a note identifying him as a cousin of what looks like Grandma Hasbrouck (but the name is scribbled).
The photo is circa Civil War era; an ambrotype which dates it to about 1854 to 1866.
He looks about age 40 give or take 5 years, which would place his birth at 1814-1826.
He has light colored eyes and resembles the actor Joseph Campanella. He's wearing an Abe Lincoln style beard, which could hint that he was a Yankee northerner. :)
If anyone recognizes a cousin Charles E. Potter in their Hasbrouck family would you please send me a message through the Ancestry system? Thanks.
Please see attached photo.