FLORA STEWART | “Flora is full of vim, with remarkably retentive memory.” Image: Portrait of Flora Stewart, a 117-year-old, former Slave, November 5, 1867. (A.W. Kimball, New Hampshire, photographer) Full Length, Vintage Prints, Manuscript Libraries, Flora Stewart, Photographers Randolph, Black Photographers, New Hampshire, Canes, Length Portraits
Born in Derby, England, William Thorp resided in Weare, New Hampshire, when he enlisted in the Sixteenth New Hampshire Infantry in the fall of 1862. He died of disease in Mound City, Illinois, in August 1863. His widow and four young children survived him.
William Whipple Jr. (1730-1785) was a sea captain turned merchant who retired to further the American Revolution. In addition to sitting in Congress, he commanded New Hampshire militia in two major campaigns and held various state offices. He was a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Whipple freed his slave, Prince, believing that he could not fight for liberty and own a slave.
ca. 1885, [tintype portrait of a gentleman playing his guitar with a slight smile] via Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Randolph Linsly Simpson African-American Collection from Tumblr: tuesday-johnson