This photo of McCutchan children was purchased from the Antique Mall in Lexington Va. The dealer, who was selling it, purchased it at auction in either Augusta or Rockingham Co., VA. It is a daguerreotype with the writing on the back. While it is faint, you can plainly make out “Annie A. or H. McCutchan”, “Peach Grove, Virginia”, “Middlebrook” and “ Augusta County”. The boys names are not legible. The image likely dates to the period 1848 – 1855.
If anyone has any information as to the identity of these children, please contact Sarah Splaun (see contact information on back of newsletter). Does anyone have information identifying any of the McCutchan farms in Augusta or Rockbridge County as Peach Grove?