Thursday, December 2, 2010

Photograph of Helen Parker (Goss) Twombly of Groveland, Massachusetts

Cabinet photograph of Helen Parker Goss, who married Charles Drew Twombly.  The photograph was taken by the D. B. Vickery studio of Haverhill, Massachusetts.  Text on the reverse of the photograph reads: Helen Parker Goss Twombly, Grandmother to Bernice Twombly Little:

From online research, hopefully correct:

Helen Parker Goss was born 23 October 1836 in Massachusetts, the daughter of Allen Henry Goss and his wife Sophronia C. (Parker) Goss.  Her paternal grandparents were Allen and Jane (McMurphy) Goss.  Her maternal grandparents were Nathaniel and Abigail (Burbank) Parker.

Helen's sister Laura Ann Goss was the subject of an earlier post, in which she and her son Llewellyn were both pictured.

In 1860 Helen married Charles Drew Twombly, who was born 31 March 1836 in New Hampshire, the son of Hopley G. Twombly and his wife Elmira (Frost) Twombly.   Helen and Charles had at least two sons and a daughter.  One of their sons, Herbert, was the father of the Bernice Twombly Little referenced above on the reverse of Helen's photograph.

If you have any corrections, additions or insights regarding the information presented above, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

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  1. This woman would have been the great great great (?) grandmother of world renown artist Cy Twombly