PatronPATRON+ MONDAY MUSINGS: Do you know anything about these photographs? December 21, 2020 November 21, 2020by Donna R Causey To view this content, you must be a member of Alabama Pioneers Patrons's Patreon at $2 or more Unlock with PatreonAlready a qualifying Patreon member? Refresh to access this content. Tags: Alabama historyGENEALOGY
Some of these are from Hamilton Alabama.
I have a question. Why are no black people featured in any of the articles? Black people played a huge role in the history of Alabama!!!!! I only see the odd face with no mention of who they were !!!! Please include black people as part of the history of Alabama.!! Thank you !!!
I did a quick research of the Peter J. Hamilton photograph and possibly came up with some correct information concerning the Hamiltons and the servants in the photograph. The man seated on the porch is Peter J. Hamilton a Mobile lawyer. I believe the photo is more in date with 1900. On the 1900 census Peter J. Hamilton is 41 years old. His wife Rachel B. is 30 years old they have two daughters, Rachel D. who is 1 year old and Anna C. who is three years old. The census mentions two servants who live with them. Matthew Madison 36 years old, servant and Mary Boykin who is 50 years old, servant.
This information seems to fit the photograph pretty well, keeping in mind that at times exact ages can vary from year to year by a few years. Done at the error or mistake of the census taker or the memory of the person giving the information. The U.S. Census information I found seems to fit the photograph.
Once an old photo was found labeled on the back as “the gang last Sunday”.