Thursday, April 7, 2022

Photograph of Ellen Bloodgood Hunt (1857-1939), "Nellie", of Robbinston, Maine; by a Norfolk, Virginia, Studio

Photograph of a young woman identified on the reverse as Nellie Hunt of Robbinston, Maine; taken by the studio of Morgan & Myers of Norfolk, Virginia.

From brief online research,. hopefully correct - corrections and additions requested:

Ellen Bloodgood Hunt (1857-1939), "Nellie", was born in Virginia to merchant and ship builder  Hiram Hunt (1809-1891) and Sarah (Bonsal) Hunt (1826-1900), who were natives of Massachusetts and Virginia, respectively.

A collection of Hiram Hunt papers is held at the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath, Maine.

On July 23, 1887 Nellie and Samuel Hinkley Nickerson (1857-1895) of Calais, Maine, indicated their Intention to Marry and married on July 27, 1887. They lived in Calais, Maine, and had at least two children, before Samuel's untimely death. Nellie continued to live in Calais.
If you have information to share on the Hunt and Nickerson families, please leave a comment for the benefit of other researchers.

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