Among those featured in Hannah
Richs photograph album are pictures of her
relatives - Riches and Southards - and her
husbands relatives - Blakelys, Mitchells,
McLaurys, and Peters - as well as business
associates and the minister who married them. All
these families were among the first white
inhabitants of Delaware County, New York. Most of
them originated in England, Scotland, or Ireland.
was Hannah Rich Peters who wrote Elizabeth
M Blakely in ink on the back of this photo.
The pencil notation is by Florence Nelson
Flanders Hickok, wife of Benjamin Blakely Hickok.
Benjamin Blakely Hickok was William Blakely
Peters and Hannah Rich Peters
grandson, and a wonderful picture of Hannah and the boy Benjamin can be found here.
Benjamin Blakely Hickok grew up at 88 Elm Street
in Oneonta, New York; cousin Elizabeth M Blakely
evidently appears to have lived on Elm Street
during this same time.
believed that Elizabeth Mitchell Blakely was the
daughter of Goldsborough Banyer Blakely and
Elizabeth Mitchell. The child Elizabeth was born
about 1864 and would have been the first cousin
of Hannah's husband William Blakely Peters; hence
Benjamin Blakely Hickoks reference to
Elizabeth as cousin. She, along with
her brother Ransom Mitchell Blakely and parents,
were buried in Woodland Cemetery in Delhi. NY.
Elizabeth also appears in census records,
including the 1870 and 1880 census for Kortright
Farrington of Delhi, New York, appears in an
online excerpt from 100 Years in the History of
Delhi, New York 1860-1960: 1864, At Agr.
Fair, winner best pkg. Butter. Perhaps he
had not yet caught the photography bug.
|Please Note: In 2005 this
album came into the loving care of Hannah Rich
Peters and William Blakely Peters
great-granddaughter, Carolyn Flanders McPherson,
and is presented here for the first time. For
more detailed information on the photo album and
its contents you may view the introduction here.
and Carolyn have attempted to identify all
persons in the album and learn more about them
through research of various records. If you can
help us identify or add further information to
this photo, please contact :