The online catalog of the Skinner auction house at their auction #2710B sold as lot #201 portraits of Henry L. McNeil (1815-1868) & Martha Jerusha (Odell) McNeil (d. 1899) of Litchfield & Wolcottville, Connecticut.
Henry L. McNeil was born in Binghamton, New York, May 30, 1815, the first of six children born to Elias and Catherine (Sanford) McNeil, He married Martha Jerusha Odell of Litchfield, CT, on October 21, 1840, settling in Wolcottville, CT, where Henry was a grocer, and together they had four children. Henry died August 20, 1868, and Martha died July 25, 1899.
On the date of my writing this message, photos of these portraits are still available online at:
but they may be taken offline soon. In the event they are taken offline, I have downloaded them and will be happy to send copies freely by email to McNeil & Odell family researchers. Someone in the families ought to have them, which is why I’m keeping copies and posting about them. It would be a very great shame and injustice were they to be missed by their descendants or relatives.
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If they were portraits of a 19th century Pease couple in my family line, I’d certainly hope someone would do the same for me. Call it a simple, but appropriate, genealogy good deed.