Friday, November 1, 2013

Carte de Visite of Mrs. Elisha Westcott; taken by a Providence, Rhode Island, studio

Carte de visite of a woman identified on the reverse as Mrs. Elisha Westcott; the photograph was taken by the Morton studio on Westminister Street, Providence, Rhode Island.

Although I found more than one Elisha Westcott in Rhode Island, I believe, based on the woman's age, that she was Sarah Miranda (Williams) Westcott, wife of Elisha Potter Westcott of Cranston, Rhode Island.

From online research, hopefully correct: [corrections and additions welcome!]

Sarah Miranda (Williams) Westcott was born 21 August 1843 at Newport, Rhode Island, the daughter of Turpin and Dorcas (Andrews) Williams.

On 6 June 1861 at Cranston, Rhode Island, Sarah Miranda Williams married widower Elisha Potter Westcott, son of Jonathan Potter Westcott and Salota (Fish or Fisk) Westcott.  Elisha was born 6 January 1833 at Cranston or Coventry, Rhode Island.  He had previously been married to Elizabeth (Briggs) Westcott.

Sarah and Elisha had at least two children:
  1. Edwin Turpin Westcott, born 28 August 1863 at Cranston, Rhode Island
  2. May Westcott, born 20 December 1873 at Cranston, Rhode Island
Sarah Miranda (Williams) Westcott died at Cranston, Rhode Island, in 1921.  Note: her death date on some online databases has 1921 transposed to 1912; view the photograph provided of her gravestone.

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