Thursday, March 3, 2011

Fearless Females: Hannah Duckworth

March 2 — Post a photo of one of your female ancestors. Who is in the photo? When was it taken? Why did you select this photo?

Hannah Duckworth was the mother of Esther Letitia Brown, which would make her my Great-great-grandmother.  She was married to John Brown, an army veteran who was blinded in the Crimean War.  Hannah had four children before she died on 26 July, 1871 at the age of forty.

I chose this picture because it is oldest photograph in my possession, probably taken about 1870.  The family lived in Weston, near Runcorn, Cheshire, England and Warrington was across the Mersey River from Runcorn. 

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