Lydia Wood Tufts (1820-1899) and Anna Kate Davis (1856-1951)
This hand-colored sixth-plate ambrotype of Lydia Wood Tufts (1820-1899) and her niece Anna Kate Davis (later Knight) (1856-1951) was taken by an unidentified photographer circa 1856-1857. The ambrotype is housed in a wood and leather case and brass Nonpareil mat and preserver. Lydia Wood Tufts was married to Harvey (Hervey) Tufts (1818-1897) in 1857 and was the sister of Betsy Jones Wood Davis (1827-1905), mother of Anna Kate Davis. Lydia and Harvey had one child, Charles Tufts (b. 1858) who was an assistant engineer and miner living in Denver, Colorado in the late 1890s. From the Evelyn Knight family collection.
Anna Kate Davis moved to Denver in 1870 where she met and married Stephen Knight (1856-1935). Stephen and Anna Kate had three children: Rodger D. Knight (1883-1941), Stephen J. Knight (1887-1943) and Evelyn Knight (1891-1982). From the Evelyn Knight collection.