Cox, J.B-Cased Images

50120.

Quarter-plate daguerreotype by J.B. Cox, Danville, Pa. taken in a cemetery in Jerseytown, Pa. Along the bottom of the mat is written “Drawn by J.B. Cox May 20, 1854.” Interesting language describing a photographic image. In the back of the case is written “Graves of Father & Sister & little cousin, Levi Bisel, H. Josie Bisel, Robt. Thornton McCay, Jerseytown, Montour Co., Pa.” Levi was born on October 24, 1814 and died on July 17, 1847. Josie was born on July 26, 1844 and died five months later on Jan. 12, 1845. Jerseytown in now in the county adjacent to Montour Co. which is Columbia County. There is only one cemetery in Jerseytown, the Jerseytown Cemetery which is located about a mile east of the village of Jerseytown on the main road to Millville (Route 254), on the south side of the road. On May 23, 1825 one acre from the Daniel Welliver Estate was sold to three trustees: Thomas Funston, Jacob DeMott, and Jeremiah Welliver, for $1.00 for “public burying grounds.” On August 23, 1926, the Jerseytown Cemetery Association was incorporated. It is an active, well maintained cemetery.

50120.

Another image of the daguerreotype above along with the handwriting in the back of the case.

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