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I was looking though one of the books Grand Ma left me. The photo a tin type said on the back Wm Taylor --- and someone I couldn't read at Cherokee camp at Cowan 18 something.
I couldn't make him out rel well so I got a magnifying glass.

Keith Richards? Didn't look a day over 75.

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Down home, I'm a little confused. Grandma left you pictures of tintypes in a book or did she leave you "actual" tintypes, not just pictures of them. I have some of the actual tin types inherited from my grandparents and great grandparents. Just before the Civil War soldiers spent a hefty amount of money (as compared to the meager amounts of money they made before 1861) to have these tintypes made of them to give to their sweethearts, wives, and mothers just before they left for war. This would be the way the soldiers in their uniforms would be remembered if they never returned from war. Not too long into the Civil War, along comes a fellow by the name of Matthew Brady who and his crew would cover the countryside taking photos of entire families on their farms using lens plates. You have probably seen in the old movies of a man putting a dark cloth over his head while he was looking into the camera standing on a tripod and had some gun powder which would explode on a long tray held by the photographer at the time everyone was ready for the picture to be taken. Anyway, those pre-Civil War tintypes and Matthew Brady pictures have become valuable and sentimental to descendants of those families. Many have been destroyed because these pictures were not stored correctly in a dry and dark location. These pictures could be a part of your family's heritage.

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The photo didn't matter. It was just another joke about Keith Richards, who is still performing recently had anther baby.
The ti type of Great Grand father is dated on the back in smeared ink or something 1857 I think. Mom;s ancestor showed up in Franklin County tn pre 1800, his Grand dad and declared he was half Cherokee, to save his hide, from the Cherokees. Moravian Missionary christened him Chikamaka, mentioned in the Tn Bureau of Indian Affairs around 1800 and in 1813.

Chikamaka is proper spelling and they were around before the Cherokee. "Crazy Men of the Mountains."
An Uncle said he or soem of our Ancestors were "Bridge Builders from Mexico." And...I have found nothing on that.

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