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I'm researching the above surnames and trying to identify photos from the 1800's. Through my late grandmother JULIA C. (PERKINS) FAWN of Delaware, OH, I have a 19th century "photo" album with 90+ original Daugerrotype studio portraits of persons yet unidentified. JULIA may have handed them down from her mother ELLA A. PERKINS, wife of George W. Perkins. Ella was adopted as a baby and raised by the Charles ALTER family, presumably of Licking Co., Ohio, or nearby.

Or ... the album could have come from the FAWN family, specifically handed down from George Fawn to his son Edward B. Fawn to his son Frank Fawn to his son James Ryan Fawn to his only son James Clifford Fawn (Julia's husband). That scenario being the case, the album may depict FAWN, DOAN(E), PERKINS, LEVINGS, BOOHER, RICHCREEK, STORY, BISHOP, WINTERS, INSKEEP or more family members.

Although no connection is yet readily apparent, within the album were the Civil War discharge papers of CHARLES ALVIN DeWITT, 121st Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Company "K", musician (1862-1865), Delaware, Ohio (posted with photos below). The album also contained a lock of blonde hair tied with a blue ribbon (no DNA samples yet please!)

In the 1880's, brothers Charles FAWN and James FAWN married the DOANE sisters (daughters of Jacob DOAN and Amanda Jane FANCHER of Paulding, Putanm, Van Wert, and Defiance Counties, Ohio as well as Cass Co., Indiana). I am told that the sisters were one-half Native American. Charles FAWN married ALMIRA DOAN and JAMES FAWN married CLARINDA DOAN. Their father, FRANK FAWN (b. 1839) joined Co. "B", 76th Ohio Volunteer Infantry in 1861 and is alleged to have deserted on June 10, 1862. His wife was NANCY JANE BOOHER (b. ~1840). Nancy's father was James Booher (James' brother and father were both named JOHN BOOHER). Nancy Jane Booher's brother was JAMES RYAN BOOHER named after their mother NANCY RYAN's family.

Who ARE the people in these photos....... the search goes on
The Fawn Geneaology Home Page and Mystery Photos
Updated July 14, 2010

Donald R Fawn, Jr.
Austin, Texas 78736
United States

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