James Andrew Bond Album

 

Cast of Characters:

     John Bond (Abt. 1763 - 1842), after serving in the Virginia Continental Line from 1779 - Abt. 1782, and his wife, Mary Sale (Abt. 1769 - Bet. 1803-1813) and family emigrated from the Spotsylvania County, Virginia area to the part of Gallatin County, Kentucky that would become Carroll County.  Mary and he raised five children: Robert, William, Walker, John, and Elizabeth.  After providing for the inheritance of these five offspring, he re-married in 1813 to Johanna Holladay, and raised a large family with her. 

     William Bond (1793 - 1863) served in the War of 1812 as a trumpeter in the Kentucky Militia, afterwards marrying Harriet Scott (1798 - 1863), the daughter of Rev. John Scott of Gallatin County.  In 1823, they were given a piece of farm land at the head of Four Mile Creek, an area called the Sharon neighborhood of Gallatin County (later Carroll County), Kentucky, an area which was still wild and forested then.  William and Harriet Bond had two children, Samuel and Julia, who died young, and had four sons and one daughter who reached maturity: John C. Bond, Mary Jane Bond, James A. Bond, Benjamin F. Bond, and Robert Lewis Bond.  All the offspring of William and Harriet lived in the Sharon neighborhood, as well as many of the families into which they married.  In 1883 (from that year's landowner's map of Carroll County), if driving south on Four Mile Creek Road, one would find the farms of Thomas M. Barrett, James R. Ramey,  Robert L. Bond, John C. Bond, and Benjamin F. Bond, all represented in this album. James A. Bond also have lived on Four Mile Creek Road, but had moved into town by 1883.

     John C. Bond (1823 - 1899) married Jennie Barrett (Abt. 1842 - Bet.1880-1900), daughter of Magruder Barrett (1811 - 1882) and Margaret D. Magruder (1815 - 1886), and had a son, John C. Bond (1879 - 1948).

     Mary Jane Bond (1825 - 1856) married John Cole Lindsay (1808 - 1875), and had son James Bond Lindsay (1855 - 1846).

     James A. Bond (1828 - 1893) married L. Helen Whitaker (1843 - 1927), and had children: 1) Hattie F. Bond (1864 - 1865), 2) James A. Bond (Abt 1865 - Bet. 1865-1870), 3) William Scott Bond (1866 - 1949), 4) Albert Sydney Bond (1868 - 1952), 5) Hattie Florence Bond (1872 - 1956), 6) Byrdie Virginia Bond (1873 - 1966), 7) Laura L. Bond (1875 - 1964), 8) Edna E. Bond (1877 - 1969), 9) John James Bond (1880 - 1944), 10) Helen Whitaker Bond (1883 - 1967), and 11) Herbert C. Bond (1885 - 1959).

     Benjamin Franklin Bond (1833 - 1899) married Frances Ann (Fannie) Barrett (1849 - 1925), another daughter of Magruder Barrett and sister to Jennie Barrett above, and had children: 1) Robert Andrew Bond (1871 - 1928), who, in turn, married Fannie Cox (1891 - 1958), and they had a son, James Andrew Bond (1920 - 1997), the person to whom this album descended, 2) Clarence Magruder Bond (1874 - 1948), 3) Jaunie F. Bond (female, 1877 - 1894), 4) Abbie E. Bond (1879 - 1896), 5) Jennie Bond (Abt. 1884 - ?), and 6) Thomas May Bond (female, 1885 - 1960).

     Robert Lewis Bond (1836 - 1916) married Martha Jane "Mattie" Ramey (1850 - 1907), and had children: Maynie Laura Bond (1872 - 1957), Margaret Ramey Bond (1874 - 1970); Julia Frances Bond (1877 - 1968), James Dorothy "Tot" Bond (1879 - 1964); and Richard Frank Bond (1881 - 1948).

    

    

  IMG #JAB 0061:  The four sons of William Bond, a photo formerly hanging on the wall of the Ghent, Kentucky house of James Andrew Bond, the grandson of Benjamin Bond, and identified by him.  Upper Left: Benjamin F. Bond (1833 - 1899); Upper Right: Robert L. Bond (1836 - 1916); Lower Left: John C. Bond (1823 - 1899); Lower Right: James A. Bond (1828 - 1893).  Photo taken circa 1890 (before the October 1893 death of James A. Bond).
  IMG #JAB 0062:  Benjamin Franklin Bond (1833 - 1899). He appears to be about 35-40 years old, which makes the original photo 1878-1883.  This is a copy negative taken of a loose, table-top photo in the possession of James A. Bond of Ghent, KY in 1997, and identified by him.  The table-top photo itself was also a copy photo, from possibly around 1900, of the original earlier photo, which was probably a tintype or ambrotype.
  IMG #JAB 0046:  Cabinet card; photographer's imprint: "Wectman Extra Finish 128 W. 5th St., Cincinnati."  Photo of James F. Bond (1832 - 1918), identified by a descendant. James F. Bond was the son of Robert Bond (1792 - 1866), who was the brother of William Bond (1793 - 1863) discussed above.  It is a copy negative taken in 1997 from the original cabinet card in the possession of Jimmy Bond, New Liberty, Kentucky and identified by him, the grandson.  Even though not from the album from James Andrew Bond, it is included here because James F. Bond could easily be confused with one of the four sons of William Bond.  After all, he is their 1st cousin, and the beards on them all cause them to look very similar. 
  IMG #JAB 0063:  Robert Andrew Bond (1871 - 1928) and Clarence Magruder Bond (1874 - 1948).  This is another copy negative taken of a loose photo in the possession of James A. Bond of Ghent, KY in 1997, and identified by him, the son of Robert Andrew Bond.
   
ALBUM:  Photos 001 - 044 are the scans of every original print in the Bond album in the possession of James Andrew Bond in 1997.  Though he is descended from Benjamin F. Bond (see above), there appear to be more photos from the Robert L. Bond line, so the album perhaps was assembled by someone in that line.  The photos were scanned in color at 400 d.p.i., to retain their sepia toned color and detail.  The thumbnails below link to the full-sized image.  
IDENTIFICATIONS:  In some cases, the identifications were aided by names written on the backs of photos.  Alternatively, many of the photos had names written above them and could be corroborated by James Andrew Bond by his memory; finally.  In addition, photos of married persons were found to have been arranged in the album on facing pages and therefore were visible at the same time.  Finally, photos of the family of Robert L. Bond were corroborated by comparison to identified photos in six albums passed down through Margaret Ramey (Bond) Pierce, the last surviving of his children.  
  IMG #JAB 001:  Cabinet card (4x6") photo mounted on a 6x9" gray card; photographer's imprint: "G. L. Spaulding, Madison, Ind."; gray mounts larger than the photo are of later vintage (about 1900) than the typical cabinet card, which is mounted on a light-colored card about the same size as the negative.  The back is marked "Margaret Barrett daughter Mrs. Mollie Barrett Please return to E. A. Gullin Carrollton Ky." 

     Thomas Moses Barrett (1839 - 1895) married Mary "Mollie" C. Brown (1848 - 1914), and had six children, the youngest of whom was Margaret Chenoweth (Mollie) Barrett (1896 - 1980).  Since the girl in the photo looks about 8 years, the age of Margaret Barrett is consistent with the assumed age of the photograph. 

     The father of Thomas Moses Barrett was Magruder Barrett (1811 - 1882), who, according to family tradition (as told by Margaret Ramey (Bond) Pierce), raised an orphan named Richard Henry Ramey (1824 - 1859), the father of Martha Jane Ramey (1850 - 1907), the wife of Robert Lewis Bond (1836 - 1916), one of the four Bond brothers in Image 0061 above.  Magruder Barrett had married Margaret D. Magruder (1815 - 1886), the sister of Priscilla Jane Magruder (1824 - 1873), who had married Richard Henry Ramey, so Richard Henry Ramey was the nephew of Magruder and Margaret Barrett on the maternal side.  In addition, the parents of Richard Henry Ramey were Moses Ascher Ramey (1796 - 1824) and Ruthy Barrett (1805 - 1824), who was the sister of Magruder Barrett, so Richard Henry Ramey was also the nephew of Magruder and Margaret Barrett on the paternal side.  Incidentally, Priscilla Barrett (Abt. 1797 - Bet. 1870-1880), another sister of Magruder Barrett, married Richard D. Henry (Abt. 1790 - 1856) in 1813, for whom Richard Henry Ramey is named.  Magruder Barrett himself is so named because his father, Daniel Barrett (1759 - 1820) married Rutha M. Magruder (1773 -1854), the aunt of Margaret D. Magruder and Priscilla Jane Magruder, above.  Therefore, Magruder Barrett married his 1st cousin.
  IMG #JAB 002:  cabinet card; the part of the card containing the photographer's imprint is damaged, so that only part is legible; the name appears to contain the letters "O-isl", and the location appears to contain the letters "-ontgon-"; unmarked as to identity.  The image appears to be James Dorothy "Tot" Bond (1879 - 1964), daughter of Robert L. Bond and Mattie (Ramey) Bond.  This is one of photographs of their entire family taken circa 1891, making her about 12 years of age.  All these photographs are cabinet cards, and have the photographer's imprint: "Huddleston" (no location), and a serrated edge to their cards.
  IMG #JAB 003:  cabinet card having serrated edges; photographer's imprint: "Huddleston", which brings to mind the series of Huddleston photographs of the Robert L. and Martha (Ramey) Bond family; unmarked as to identity. 

     Huddleston was a photographer originally from New Castle, Henry County, Indiana, but he must have moved or opened a branch in Carrollton, because there are cabinet cards marked: Huddleston, Carrollton, Ky", e.g., JAB 006.

     Forensic comparison overlaying photo 010 below on this photo shows that this is indeed Martha Jane (Ramey) Bond (1850-1907).  That is, all significant facial measurements (distance between eyes, placement and length of nose, mouth and chin, cheekbone, hairline, shape and placement of the ear, etc.) are the same in both women.  She looks a little younger in this photo than in photo 010 - approximately 35-40, so the photo is circa 1885-1890. 
  IMG #JAB 004:  carte de visite; unmarked as to identity.  This is another photo having a "Huddleston" imprint, but in this case, the photo is carte de visite size rather than a cabinet photo, and appears to be original (i.e., not a copy of an earlier photo).  It therefore is probably an earlier photo than the Huddleston cabinet cards of the Robert L. and Mattie Bond family (1891), but not so early as to have tax stamps (Civil War years); it is like circa 1870-1880.  The gentleman appears to be about 65 years old, so to identify, we need a close member of the Bond family born 1805-1815 and who was still alive 1870-1880.  The patriarch, William Bond, died in 1863, so it is not him.  Mattie (Ramey) Bond's parents died in 1824.  But she was raised by Magruder Barrett (1811 - 1882).  His age and longevity make him the likely candidate for this photo.
  IMG #JAB 005:    In the late nineteenth century, it was common to print cabinet photo-sized funeral cards, commemorating the life of a person taken from the family.  In this case, Jaunie F. Bond, daughter of Benjamin F. and Fannie (Barrett) Bond died on 20 Jul 1894, at the age of 17.  Another daughter in the family, Abbie E. Bond, died in 1896 at about the same age.  Yet another daughter, Jennie Bond, died as an infant.
  IMG #JAB 006:  cabinet card, "Huddleston" imprint, but having a plain edge rather than serrated; unmarked as to identity.  It may be slightly earlier than the 1891-era serrated edge type, perhaps circa 1885-1890.  The girl appears to be 5-7 years of age, therefore would have been born 1878-1885.  The Huddleston imprint suggests the Robert L. and Mattie (Ramey) Bond family, and their youngest daughters are about the right age, but identified photos of them at near that age show that she isn't of that family.  Despite the large number of photos from the Robert L. and Mattie (Ramey) Bond family, the album was in the possession of a descendant of the Benjamin F. and Fannie (Barrett) family, so a number of photos of that family should be present.  The placement of this photo in the album just following a Jaunie Bond artifact suggests that  the photo is of a daughter of this family - maybe Jaunie herself (b. 1877), or maybe of the next younger daughter in the family, Abbie E. Bond (b. 1879).  Photo 038, below, helps in that it is a tintype that has images (though blurry) of Jaunie and Abbie.  The facial features of this girl approximately match those of Abbie, and definitely does not match those of Jaunie.  Therefore, there is a good chance that this is a photo of Abbie E. Bond (1879 - 1896), and their photos were placed in the album in order of their births and tragic early deaths.


 
IMG #JAB 007:  cabinet card; photographer's imprint: "Huddleston" having a serrated edge.  Written in album is: "John Bond", and this photo is the young John C. Bond (1879 - 1948).  Although he also resembles Richard Frank Bond (1881 - 1948), son of Robert L. and Mattie Bond, below in Photo 008, the identification as John C. Bond Jr. is confirmed by his on-line Kentucky Historical Society Digital Collection school photo, right. 
  IMG #JAB 008:  cabinet card; photographer's imprint "Huddleston" having a plain edge.  Written in album above the photo: "Frank Bond."  This is a Huddleston cabinet card having a plain edge, which we are assuming (from 006) was taken 1885-1890.  This would be Richard Frank Bond (1881 - 1948), son of Robert L. and Mattie (Ramey) Bond.  Richard Frank Bond went by the name "Frank" or "R. Frank", and never by "Richard."  He appears to be 7-8 years of age, which would be consistent with the photo having been taken circa 1888, right in the middle of our 1885-1890 photo assumption. 
  IMG #JAB 009:  cabinet card having a serrated edge; photographer's imprint: "Huddleston."  Written in album: "R. L. Bond"   This is a photograph of Robert Lewis Bond (1836 - 1916) taken circa 1891, making him about 55 years of age. 
  IMG #JAB 010:  cabinet card having a serrated edge; photographer's imprint: "Huddleston."  Written in album: "Mattie Bond".  She is Martha Jane (Ramey) Bond (1850 - 1907), wife of Robert L. Bond; additionally, she is loaded in the album page facing him; she is further identified by photos in the albums of Margaret Ramey (Bond) Pierce, her daughter.  This is another one of photographs of their entire family taken circa 1891, making her about 41 years of age. 
  IMG #JAB 011:  cabinet card having a plain edge; unmarked as to identity; photographer's imprint on the back of the card: "Barrett Bros. Photograph Boat, Photograph Studio Wheelersburg, Scioto Co., Ohio", and this is the same image tone, card color, mount and imprint as photo 017, meaning that they were taken at the same time, or on the same excursion, and taken of persons who were traveling with each other.  Written on album above the photo is "Jennie Bond." 

      Jennie Barrett (1842 - Bet. 1880-1890) married John C. Bond (1823 - 1899).  In this photo, she appears to be 40-45, which would make the photo circa 1882-1887.  The identification of this photo is somewhat corroborated by its matching photo 017, which is probably her husband, John C. Bond.  Incidentally, the family of Henry and Elizabeth (Hatch) Barrett came to Scioto County, Ohio, and their descendants are probably the "Barrett Bros."  These Barretts came from Massachusetts so are not related to the Virginia or Maryland Barretts that intermarried with the Bond and Magruder family.
  IMG #JAB 012:  "Huddleston" cabinet card having serrated edge; we therefore assume that it was taken circa 1891.  Written above this photo in the album: "Matt Magruder".  One problem is that there doesn't seem to be anybody any of the families or in the area named Matt or Mathew Magruder.  Regardless, this photo is clearly of the same man in the lower left corner of IMG 0061, namely John C. Bond (1823 - 1899), readily distinguished from his brothers by his larger nose and eyes that tilt down towards the outside of the face .  Photo 012 and IMG 0061 may have been taken at the same sitting; John may be wearing the same suit in each. 
  IMG #JAB 013:  cabinet card; photographer's imprint:  "J. E. Walton, Photographer Vevay, Ind."   Written in album: "Jas + Herbert Bond."  Little Herbert C. Bond (1885 - 1959) was the youngest child of James A. Bond (1828 - 1893) and L. Helen Whitaker (1843 - 1927), being born when James was 57 years old.  This photo appears to have been taken when Herbert was about 4 years old, or circa 1889.  
  IMG #JAB 014:  cabinet card having serrated edge; photographer's imprint: "Huddleston."  Written in album: "A Sydney Bond."  Albert Sydney Bond (1868 - 1952) is another son of James A. and L. Helen (Whitaker) Bond, which is apparently why they are adjacent in the album.  He, with his brother William Scott Bond, was a proprietor of the Bond Bros. Stables, listing his occupation in the 1930 census as blacksmith.  Other persons connected with the stables were Cole Belch and Pierce Winslow.  Below is a photo of the Bond Bros. stables, which stood just to the north of the Carroll County courthouse in Carrollton, as recognized by the trim on the building to its right, which still stands as of 1997. 

Album 3, Part 1, IMG 0052 (right) of Margaret Ramey (Bond) Pierce (1874 - 1970).  A 6x8 (probably professional) contact print of the Bond Bros. Sale & Training Stable, located in downtown Carrollton, Kentucky, just north of and facing the courthouse. The child at the far left is R. Frank Bond (1881 - 1948); he appears to be about 7 years of age, the photo would have been taken circa 1888.  The tall man with a moustache centered behind the horse is Columbus "Cole" Belch (1849 - ?).  The man holding the horse's bridle is William Scott Bond (1866 - 1949), son of James A. Bond.  Albert Sydney Bond (1868 - 1952), another son of James A. Bond is the other Bond Brother of the business name.  The short man standing just to the right of William S. Bond is Pierce Godbey Winslow (1873 - ?), the first husband of Maynie Laura Bond (1872 - 1957), the daughter of Robert L. and Mattie (Ramey) Bond.
  IMG #JAB 015:  cabinet card; written on front of card: "Leona Pickett"; back photographer's imprint: "B. W. Huey, Windsor, Mo."  Leona Mae Pickett (1876 - 1974) was the daughter of Andrew Jackson Pickett (1846 - 1932).  His parents, James Sanford Pickett (1811 - 1880) and Martha Smith "Patsy" Magruder (1813 - 1892) moved in 1835 from Shelby County, Kentucky to Shelby County, Missouri.  Andrew Jackson Pickett moved his family to Texas and eventually Windsor, Missouri, accounting for the photographer's imprint.  Martha Smith Magruder was the sister of Margaret D. Magruder (1815 - 1886), the wife of Magruder Barrett (1811 - 1882), who is probably shown in photo 004.015 cabinet card; written on front of card: "Leona Pickett"; back photographer's imprint: "B. W. Huey, Windsor, Mo."  Leona Mae Pickett (1876 - 1974) was the daughter of Andrew Jackson Pickett (1846 - 1932).  His parents, James Sanford Pickett (1811 - 1880) and Martha Smith "Patsy" Magruder (1813 - 1892) moved in 1835 from Shelby County, Kentucky to Shelby County, Missouri.  Andrew Jackson Pickett moved his family to Texas and eventually Windsor, Missouri, accounting for the photographer's imprint.  Martha Smith Magruder was the sister of Margaret D. Magruder (1815 - 1886), the wife of Magruder Barrett (1811 - 1882), who is probably shown in photo 004. 
  IMG #JAB 016:  cabinet card; photographer's imprint on front: "Allen, Carrollton, KY"; unmarked as to identity.  Babies usually just cannot be identified, since their facial spacings are not the same as in adulthood, so the identity of this one will probably remain unknown.  C.1890. 
  IMG #JAB 017:  cabinet card (4x6); unmarked as to identity; photographer's imprint on the back of the card: "Barrett Bros. Photograph Boat, Photograph Studio Wheelersburg, Scioto Co., Ohio", and this is the same image tone, card color, mount and imprint as photo 011 (which was marked Jennie Bond) meaning that they were taken at the same time, or on the same excursion, and taken of persons who were traveling with each other.  Photo 011 appears to have been taken circa 1882-1887.  Though unmarked, it ought to be the husband of photo 011, i.e., John C. Bond (1823 - 1899), and, indeed, he has the exact same eye, nose and mouth spacings as well as the same tilt down of the eyes, the same large nose, the same beard style and full moustache as exhibited by the other John C. Bond photos, IMG 0061 (lower left) and photo 012.  The only difference is that he has more hair than the other two photos, but this photo is thought to be earlier than the others, which might account for a different hair line or style. 
  IMG #JAB 018:  written in album: "Julia Bond".  This is Julia Frances Bond (1877 - 1968), daughter of Robert L. and Mattie Bond.  This is another one of photographs of their entire family taken circa 1891, making her about 15 years of age.  All these photographs are cabinet cards, and have the photographer's imprint: "Huddleston" (no locality), and a serrated edge to their cards.  The Huddleston imprint is from New Castle, Henry County, Indiana, in the east-central part of the state. 
  IMG #JAB 019:  cabinet card; photographer's imprint on front: "J. F. Orebaugh, Carrollton, Ky."  Written in the album above the photo: "Ada Pryce."  As with the other cabinet cards, the date is probably circa 1888-1895.  In the Carroll County, Kentucky 1900 census, there is no Pryce, but there is an Ida Pryer, 38, widow, born in Kentucky, whose maiden name was McElrath, father T. J. McElrath.  This would be about the right age for the earlier photo shown.  In 1880, she is single and in Scioto County, Ohio.  This familiar county is in the photographer's imprint in photos 011 and 017, John C. and Jennie (Barrett) Bond.  However, how Pryer, Pryor or Pryce connects to the families in the album is not yet known. 
  IMG #JAB 020:  cabinet card, Huddleston imprint, serrated edge, assumed to be circa 1891, like the other serrated edge Huddleston photos.  Written in the album: "Pox Bailey."  So far, all other photographs in the album are related to the William Bond (1793 - 1863) line.  This lady, however, is Mary Jane (Bond) Bailey (1817 - 1912) who married William A. Bailey (Abt. 1813 - Bet. 1880-1900), residing in Gallatin County, Kentucky, near the Carroll County line.  She was the daughter of Robert Bond (1792 - 1866) and Elizabeth Sale (Abt. 1785 - Bet. 1850-1860).  Robert Bond was the brother of the above mentioned William Bond, both being sons of John Bond of Virginia.  Elizabeth Sale was the niece of the Mary Sale that married John Bond, so Robert Sale married the niece of his mother, his 1st cousin.  Mary Bailey was affectionately known as either "Pop" or "Pox", depending on the source. 
  IMG #JAB 021:  cabinet card having a serrated edge; photographer's imprint on front: "J. F. Orebaugh, Carrollton, Ky.".  Written in the album above the photo: "Will Bond."  This is William Scott Bond (1866 - 1949), who formed the Bond Bros. Stable along with brother Albert Sydney Bond (see photo 014). 
  IMG #JAB 022:  written in album: "Mayney Bond."  This is Maynie Laura Bond (1872 - 1957), eldest daughter of Robert L. and Mattie Bond.  This is another one of photographs of their entire family taken circa 1891, making her about 19 years of age.  All these photographs are cabinet cards, and have the photographer's imprint: "Huddleston" (no locality), and a serrated edge to their cards.  The Huddleston imprint is from New Castle, Henry County, Indiana, in the east-central part of the state, but Huddleston also had a Carrollton studio. 
 
  
IMG #JAB 023:  cabinet card; gilt edge; photographer's imprint: "P. Mueller, enamel finish, Owenton, Ky."  Written on back of card: "Bertha Mae Lee Nov. 14, 1891 age 9 years."  The photo has low contrast.  Bertha Mae Lee (1883 - Bet. 1908-1910) was the daughter of George S. Lee (1853 - 1940) and Felicia Orr (1860 - Bet. 1910-1911).  After being raised in Indiana, in 1873 George S. Lee joined his brother E. E. Lee at the Owen News, a newspaper of Owenton, Kentucky.  Hence the Owenton photographer of this photo of Bertha.   

     Her brother, Jacob "Jake" Mount Lee (1880 - 1971) can be found in Album 3 IMG 0066 owned by Margaret (Bond) Pierce (daughter of Robert Lewis Bond (1836 - 1916) and also here, below.  Jake and his wife, Nellie Lois Miller (1885 - 1974) are also present in a cabinet card that must have been taken about the time of their 1901 marriage in an album once owned by Florence (Pierce) Yandell (now at the Crittenden County, Kentucky Historical Society), the sister-in-law of the same Margaret (Bond) Pierce.  Margaret (Bond) Pierce married in 1912 Norval Lee Pierce (1871 - 1951), the son of James Perry Pierce (1841 - 1916) of Crittenden County, Kentucky. 

     The presence of an 1890's Jake Lee photo in a Bond album and a 1901 Jake Lee photo in a Pierce album means that Jake Lee knew both the Robert L. Bond and James P. Pierce families prior to their 1912 marriage.  Maybe he and his parents are responsible for their meeting and marriage.  If that is the case, perhaps the "Lee" in the name Norval Lee Pierce did not come from Robert E. Lee, but rather George S. Lee, Jakes father [and that would make more sense than James P. Pierce, who was a Union soldier, naming a son after Robert E. Lee; then again, George S. Lee is related to Robert E. Lee, so it would be the same family].  But why is Bertha Mae Lee in an album from the descendants of Benjamin F. Bond?  The maternal grandfather of all four Bond brothers, including Benjamin F. and Robert L., was John Scott (1768 -1846).  He is also the great-grandfather of Felicia (Orr) Lee.  There appears to be no closer relationship; it is possible they were distant kin, but friends in Carroll Co.
  IMG #JAB 024 (facing 023):  cabinet card unmarked as to identity, photographer's imprint on back: "T. M. Swem 419 Wabasha St. St. Pal, Minn."  As usual in this album, facing pages often mean something - in this case, both pages are Lees.  This photo is Jacob "Jake" Mount Lee (1880 - 1971) and his wife Nellie Lois (Miller) Lee (1885 - 1974).  They lived in the Minneapolis, Minnesota area; hence their photographer's location.  This photo appears to have been taken shortly after their marriage.  As mentioned above, their photo also appears in an album (see right) assembled by Florence (Pierce) Yandell, sister-in-law of Margaret Ramey (Bond) Pierce, the person who had Jake as a "boyfriend of the nineties"., Minn."  As usual in this album, facing pages often mean something - in this case, both pages are Lees.  This photo is Jacob "Jake" Mount Lee and his wife Nellie Lois (Miller) Lee.  They lived in the Minneapolis, Minnesota area; hence their photographer's location.  This photo appears to have been taken shortly after their marriage.  As mentioned above, their photo also appears in an album (see right) assembled by Florence (Pierce) Yandell, sister-in-law of Margaret Ramey (Bond) Pierce, the person who had Jake as a "boyfriend of the nineties". 
  IMG #JAB 025:  cabinet card having smooth gilt edges; photographer's imprint: "Wybrant. 418 W. Market, Louisville, Ky."  Written on back of card: "Jim Ramey."  James Richard Ramey (1858 - 1921) was one of the sons of Richard Henry Ramey (1824 - 1859) and Priscilla Jane (Magruder) Ramey (1824 - 1873), so was the brother of Mattie (Ramey), wife of Robert Lewis Bond, the youngest of those four Bond brothers at the top of this page.  J. R. Ramey married in 1846 Sallie R. Munday (1868 - 1950).  Uncle J. R. and Aunt Sallie were very close to the female children of the Robert L. Bond family, because the Rameys lived just adjacent to the Bonds on the north, and Aunt Sallie was very near in age to the Bond girls. 
  IMG #JAB 026:  cabinet card having smooth gilt edges; same photographer's imprint as 025; identical appearance as 025 and facing 025 in the album.  Written on the back of the card: "Salley Ramey."  As befits her position in the album facing her husband, and therefore smooching him when the book is closed, this is Sallie R. (Munday) Ramey (1868 - 1950), the wife of J. R. Ramey, above. 
  IMG #JAB 027:  cabinet card having serrated edges, Photographer's imprint: "Huddleston"; unmarked as to identity.  Since this is a Bond album, we would expect to see the wives of all four of William Bond's sons, that is, Jennie (Barrett) Bond, L. Helen (Whitaker) Bond, Fannie (Barrett) Bond, and Mattie (Ramey) Bond.  This photo is of a woman who appears to be about 40 years old when taken (assumed to be circa 1891), so she would be born about 1850, and therefore has a good chance of being one of those wives.  Two have already been identified here, Jennie (Barrett) Bond, and Mattie (Ramey) Bond.  This either leaves L. Helen (Whitaker) Bond and Fannie (Barrett) Bond as a probable identity.  There is a fine identified photo of Helen Bond in one of the albums of Margaret (Bond) Pierce (Album 1 IMG 0060).  This photo shows a woman having a lower forehead, different ear profile, etc., so this photo is not her.  There is no good identified photo of Fannie Bond; there is only a low resolution tintype that is useless for detailed facial recognition.  This photo, however, does have many similarities to that of Jennie Bond (above 011), such as similar high forehead, similar ear lobe attachment, etc., and Jennie Bond is Fannie's sister, so similarities would be expected.  Therefore, photo 027 is probably Fannie (Barrett) Bond (1849 - 1925), wife of Benjamin F. Bond. 
  IMG #JAB 028:  carte de visite, photographer's imprint on the back: "J. E. Walton, Photographer, Vevay, Ind."  Written on album: "James Bond."  This is the first of four CDVs, all of which are of infants, having the same Vevay photographer's imprint.  Two of the CDVs have oval masking and two are natural rectangles.  Vevay is directly across the Ohio River from Ghent, Kentucky, and there was a ferry operating at that site from 1824 - 1978, when the bridge from Milton, Kentucky to Madison, Indiana was opened.  In fact, the owner of this album, James Andrew Bond was the pilot of the ferry "Martha A. Graham" for a time.  The only child of the four Bond brothers named James (other than the daughter "Tot", who is represented in the CDV 031) is James A. Bond (Abt. 1865 - Bet. 1865-1870) son of James Andrew Bond.  He appears to be about one year old here, and died as an infant, so his photo as a young man could not be in the album, as were the photos of his brothers A. Sydney (014) and William Scott Bond (021).  
  IMG #JAB 029:  carte de visite, photographer's imprint on the back: "J. E. Walton, Photographer, Vevay, Ind."  Written on album: "Julia Bond."  Julia Frances Bond (1877 - 1968) was the daughter of Robert Lewis Bond.  She was named for her aunt Julia Bond (1831 - 1858) who had a tragically short life.  Julia appears to be about 3 years old in the photo, so it is circa 1880. 
  IMG #JAB 030:  carte de visite, photographer's imprint on the back: "J. E. Walton, Photographer, Vevay, Ind."  Written on album: "Abbie Bond."  Abbie E. Bond (1879 - 1896) was the daughter of Benjamin Franklin Bond.  Hers was another short life. 
  IMG #JAB 031:  carte de visite, photographer's imprint on the back: "J. E. Walton, Photographer, Vevay, Ind."  Written on album: "Tot Bond."  James Dorothy "Tot" Bond (1879 - 1964) was another daughter of Robert Lewis Bond. 
  IMG #JAB 032:  carte de visite, photographer's imprint on back of card: "J. R. Gorgas, Photographer, Madison, Ind."  Written on the album above the photo: "Judge MacBlailt".  This photo must have had a resemblance to the judge, but considering its position in the album adjacent to the photo of Mollie Barrett (which has an identical photographer's imprint), and comparing it to photo 037, identified as Tom Barrett, this photo can be correctly identified as Thomas Moses Barrett (1839 - 1895), son of Magruder Barrett.  He is one of the folks who lived on Four Mile Road with the Bonds.  The photo appears to have been taken before circa 1878, when  he was about 40 years old, because his hair is not significantly grayed. 
  IMG #JAB 033:  carte de visite, photographer's imprint on back of card: "J. R. Gorgas, Photographer, Madison, Ind."  Written on the album above the photo: "Mollie Barrett".  This photo, matching the photographer of 032 above, and therefore probably taken at the same time, is of Mary "Mollie" C. (Brown) Barrett (1848 -1914).  She always went by her nickname.  She has few wrinkles, and may be 25-30, i.e., circa 1873 - 1878. 
  IMG #JAB 034:  carte de visite; photographer's imprint on back of card: "J. R. Gorgas, Photographer, Madison, Ind."  Unmarked as to identity.  Because the only other photographs having the same photographer's imprint as this one are Tom and Mollie Barrett (032 and 033), it is likely that all three photos were taken at one time, and this is one of their daughters.  The daughters are: Cora (born 1868 - 1870, depending on which census), Catherine (born 1870 - 1872, depending on which census), and Margaret (born May 1892).  It appears that Catherine is the most probable; her birth-date was given in the 1880 census as abt. 1872 and in the 1900 census as Dec 1870.  The three photos (032, 033 and 034) can therefore be estimated to have been taken circa 1873 - 1876. 
  IMG #JAB 035:  carte de visite having a trim of one thick and one thin gold line; no photographer's imprint; 2-cent stamp on the back which is not initialed or dated; unmarked as to identity.  This is one of three CDVs (035, 037 and 040) to have the same identical style of trim consisting of an outer thick gold line and an inner thin gold line.  This probably means that they were printed by the same photographer; less likely would be that two photographers may have used the same card supplier.  They could not have been taken at the same time, since CDV 035 has a tax stamp (indicating its age as 1864-1865).  The child seems to be 4-5 years old, and a female (although many photos of this era exist with males in dresses); the subject would therefore have been born 1859-1861.  None of the children of the Bond brothers were born this early; Thomas and Mollie (Brown) Barrett's children were likewise born later; the later Magruder and Rutha (Magruder) Barrett children did not survive through the Civil War.  The identity remains a mystery.  
  IMG #JAB 036:  carte de visite having a two lines of gold trim but not identical to 035, 037 and 040; this one was loose in the album rather than inserted into a slot, but was inserted into the page containing 035 and 037; no photographer's imprint; 3-cent stamp on the back having script in ink: "Twly 1866 HN"; unmarked as to identity.  Despite the 1866 written on the back, this photo should have been sold 1864-1865 when the tax stamps would have been required; the young woman appears to be about 15-20, making her birth date circa 1844-1850.  The lady's facial features and ear shape look like Martha Jane (Ramey) Bond (1850 - 1907), and her age is correct for the age of the photo.  See also IMG JAB 010. 
  IMG #JAB 037:  carte de visite having a trim of one thick and one thin gold line; photographer's imprint on the back: "J.P. Ball's Photographic Gallery Cincinnati, O."  Written on album above the photo: "Tom Barrett."  This is another one of three CDVs (035, 037 and 040) to have the same identical style of trim consisting of an outer thick gold line and an inner thin gold line.  This probably means that they were printed by the same photographer; less likely would be that two photographers may have used the same card supplier.  This is Thomas Moses Barrett (1839 - 1895), the same as in photo 32. 
  IMG #JAB 038:  tintype, 2x3", unmarked as to identity, but it is a close copy of Margaret (Bond) Pierce Album 1 IMG 0051 (shown at the right).  These were two exposures taken of the same people a few seconds apart (notice the different position of the gloved hands at the lower right) taken on one sheet of tintype, using a mask to produce multiple poses that were later cut up and distributed to the participants.  In this case, the image to the left was given to Fannie Bond, or one of her daughters, Jennie or Abbie E., ending up in an album from the Benjamin F. and Fannie Bond family.  The image to the right was given to Margaret Bond, who placed it in her album.  Margaret Bond also wrote down the participants, although not in order.  From the birth dates of the participants, it is evident that the photograph was taken approximately 1895. 

     Top row, left to right:  Katie Vallandingham (Katie Vallandingham, daughter of Robert L. and Mary Vallandingham, born Feb. 1876, 19yo); Abbie E. Bond (daughter of Benjamin F. and Fannie (Barrett) Bond, born May 1879, 16yo); Margaret Ramey Bond (daughter of Robert L. and Mattie (Ramey) Bond, born Dec. 1874, 21yo); and Bess Thurman (daughter of Llewellen F. and Sally (Bourne) Thurman, born Dec. 1873, 22yo).  Middle row, left to right: Fre Duguid (daughter of Herion and Emma Duguid, born Jan. 1880, 15yo); Fannie (Barrett) Bond (wife of Benjamin F. Bond, born Feb. 1849, 46yo); Jennie Bond (daughter of Benjamin F. and Fannie (Barrett) Bond, born Jan. 1884, 11yo).  In front: Mary Duguid (daughter of Herion and Emma Duguid, born Dec. 1885, 10yo).  In that girls of this era tend to look somewhat older than they are, the photo may have been taken as early as 1893, all ages being 2 years younger than above. 
   IMG #JAB 039:   tintype; 2x3"; no photographer's imprint; unmarked as to identity.  This appears to be James Richard Ramey (1858 - 1921).  He lived just north of the Bond brothers in the 1870's and 1880's, so was closer to them than any other of the Rameys.  Closest to his property was Robert L. Bond, who had married his sister, Martha Jane "Mattie" Ramey.  A photo of all living children from his family circa 1890 is shown to the right, their identities being, from left to right: Nathaniel C., Mattie, Thomas M. and James R.  That the tintype most closely matches James R. corroborates the identity.  The tintype would appear to have been taken when he was about 18, i.e., circa 1876. 
  IMG #JAB 040:  carte de visite having a trim of one thick and one thin gold line; no photographer's imprint.  Written on album: "Buddie Ramey."  This is another one of three CDVs (035, 037 and 040) to have the same identical style of trim consisting of an outer thick gold line and an inner thin gold line.  This probably means that they were printed by the same photographer; less likely would be that two photographers may have used the same card supplier.  James Richard Ramey (1858 - 1921) was also called "Buddie."  This photo would have been taken between photo 039 and the circa 1890 sibling photo, and is probably circa 1885. 
  IMG #JAB 041:  tintype; 2x3"; unmarked as to identity.  This is the first of a series of four tintypes all the same size and apparently taken on the same day, and featuring William Scott Bond, James Richard Ramey, Thomas Moses Ramey, and probably Cole Belch, four men of about the same age, most of whom appear in the photo of the Bond Bros. Stables, above.  This is the same image as tintype 044, and see it for discussion. 
  IMG #JAB 042:  tintype;  2x3"; unmarked as to identity.  Another tintype featuring men on the Bond Bros. Stables photo, identified from the photos above or from the stable photo identifications.  Left:  William Scott Bond (1866 - 1949), right: James Richard Ramey (1858 - 1921), standing: Columbus "Cole" Belch (1849 - ?). 
  IMG #JAB 043:  tintype; 2x3"; unmarked as to identity.  Another tintype featuring men on the Bond Bros. Stables photo, identified from the photos above or from the stable photo identifications.  Left: Thomas Moses Ramey (1852 - 1901), right: William Scott Bond (1866 - 1949). 
  IMG #JAB 044:  tintype; 2x3"; unmarked as to identity. Another tintype featuring men on the Bond Bros. Stables photo, identified from the photos above or from the stable photo identifications.  Left: Columbus "Cole" Belch (1849 - ?), James Richard Ramey (1858 - 1921). 

 

 

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