Thomas and Martha Durston and family
Photo circa 1864-1866
photo shown above was contained in an album left by Arthur Durston. It
shows Thomas Durston and Matha Southery Greene with their family.
However, their known family are listed below and number 6, while the
photograph shows only 5 children. Because Tom Cary was known to have
pursued a seafaring career, we had assumed that the boy in the sailor
suit was Tom, that William Frederick was missing on that occasion, and
the photo would have been taken approximately 1866 (based on the
apparent ages of the younger children).
However, another possibility is that William Frederick is the older
boy, and the younger Anthony Durston has not yet been born
which would place the photograph date at about 1864. This
may be the more probable answer when considering the age of William
Frederick to be only about 10 (in 1866), and unlikely to be engaged in
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