Cabinet photograph of a middle-aged man identified on the reverse as ship figurehead carver Emery Jones of Freeport, Maine. The photograph was taken by the Ira S. Coffin studio of Freeport, Maine. The reverse of the photograph also has the name of Orra D. Jones; she was the wife of Emery's son Edson B. Jones.
From brief online research, hopefully correct: [corrections and additions requested!]
Emery Jones was born September 26, 1827 at Pownal, Maine, the son of Captain Cyrus Jones and Rebecca (Tyler) Jones. On May 1, 1851 at Providence, Rhode Island, Emery married Eunice C. Merrill, daughter of Jacob and Abigail Noyes (Dunbar) Merrill of Maine. The couple lived at Freeport, Maine, and had, I believe, four children:
- Charles W. Jones, born about May 1852; married Dorcas Brown Williams
- Herbert B. Jones, born about November 1857; married Drusilla S. Brewster
- Edson E. Jones, born about June 1862; married Orra D. Leavitt [mentioned at top]
- Grace Ardell Jones, born May 29, 1864; married John Milton Gooding