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A direct descendent of John Hansford, who was a Kanawha Valley pioneer, Mary married Nathaniel Alcock Bailee[Baillie] in 1852. This cased image is a daguerreotype.
Daguerreotype portrait of Nathaniel Alcock Bailee [Baillie], married Mary Matilda Biglow in 1852. After the Civil War he was a chief civil engineer during the construction of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad through the Kanawha Valley.
Parents of reowned, 19th century songwriter, Stephen C. Foster. William was born in Berkeley County, Virginia (West Virginia), marrying Eliza in 1807 and settling in the Pittsburgh area. Their son, Stephen, is hailed as "The Father of American Music" composing such famous tunes as, "Oh! Susanna" and "My Old Kentucky Home".