Hi. I would like to connect with members of the Vosburgh side of my family tree, so that we might exchange copies of old photos, letters, etc. Here's the background, first on Charles, then on Abraham.
Charles Vosburgh (1860-1899)
My great-grandfather, Charles Vosburgh, married Josephine Agnes Caron in 1884 in New York City. I have a tintype of them from about 1897 but would like to find more pictures of them. They had 5 children but 3 died at birth. The 2 surviving children were my grandmother, Adeline Louise, born October 14, 1893, and her brother Alfred, born April 28, 1888. Alfred married Dorothy Braun in 1908 and they had 4 children: Grant Charles (b.1909), Dorothy Ruth (b. 1911), Alfred Floyd (b. 1917) and Edith Josephine (b.1919). I have about 3 photos of Alfred and one of him with Dorothy Braun at Coney Island, about 1907. Adeline married Edward Lawrence Higgins in 1916. They had 3 children: my dad, Edward Michael Higgins (1916-1997), my uncle Joseph Charles (1918-1966), and my aunt Rita Adeline (born 1919 and still living).
Abraham Vosburgh (1846-1939)
I think he was my great-granduncle, though the connection isn't clear from the family records. He joined Company K, 119th Infantry, in Quincy, Illinois and fought on the Confederate side from 1862 to 1865. I would love to find a photograph of him from his Civil War days, either alone or with his regiment.
In 1865 he left the army and moved to New York, where he worked first as a trucker and then, starting in 1876, as a police officer. He married Mary (I don't know her maiden name), and they had 3 children: Charles, John and Jenny. In 1898, after retiring from the police department, he became active in G.A.R. organizations, and at the time of his death was the last member of Lafayette Post 140, Grand Army of the Republic.
If anybody out there is connected to any of the above folks, would you please email me? Thanks. Clare Higgins
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