William A. Champ Photographer
Seeking information on William A. Champ. I'm not a relative, just someone trying to narrow down when a photo was taken. I have an old photo taken by him in Geneseo, New York, I believe it's a picture of my GGGGrandmother Dency (Sharpsteen) Rood Sleight. Dency and Elias Sleight lived around Livonia and Springwater, NY in the 1850-1860s. This is what I know about W.A. Champ so far. In 1860 Wm. 21 was living in Wisconsin with a Brown family and he was a Master Mason, in 1870 he lived in Livonia, Livingston Co., NY and was listed as a Photographer, by 1880 William A. Champ 40 was a Stone Mason again. So you can see I have a rather large window, anytime between 1860s until 1880. The photo doesn't have the background of an 1880s photo, just a woman seated in a gothic styled chair, dressed in all black.
1850 Geneseo, Livingston Co. New York
Richard Champ 42 Eng. Mason
Lucy 27 NY
Mary A. 17 Eng.
Julia 15 Eng.
William 10 NY
Emily 2 NY
1860 Wm. Champ 21 Wisc.
Living with a Brown family. I believe this is his sister, Mary A. (Champ) Brown
1870 Livonia, Livingston Co., NY
Wm. Champ 30 Photographer
1880 Livonia Station, Livingston Co., NY
William A. Champ 40 Stone Mason.
Any help narrowing down when he was a photographer is appreciated.Thank You!Ken Rood