Monday, January 4, 2016

Cabinet Photograph of Mrs. Sewell Brackett, taken by the Swan studio of Poland Springs, Maine

Cabinet photograph of an elderly woman identified on the reverse as Mrs. Sewall Brackett.  The photograph was taken at the Swan studio of Poland Spring, Maine.

She was presumably Eliza J. (Lyon) Brackett, wife of Sewell Brackett - note the different spelling of his first name.

From brief online research, hopefully correct:  [corrections and/or additions requested]

According to the Brackett Genealogy, written by Herbert I. Brackett and published in 1907, Eliza J. Lyon was born June 14, 1836, the daughter of Jefferson Lyon and Almira G. (Beach) [or Beard] Lyon.  The informant to her death record indicated she was born at Augusta, Maine.

On January 1, 1857 at Poland, Maine, Eliza married Sewell Brackett, son of Nathaniel Brackett and Eunice (Humphrey) Brackett.  Sewell was born July 8, 1825.  Eliza and Sewell lived at Poland, Maine, and had at least two children, daughters:
  1. Georgiana  Myra Brackett, born February 22, 1861; married Almon Waterhouse
  2. Eugenia Brackett, born August 15, 1865; died July 2, 1885
Eliza J. (Lyon) Brackett died September 26, 1903; Sewell lived until 1926.  They're buried in the Pine Grove Cemetery at Poland, Maine.

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