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BLOWERS, SIDNEY & SARAH HOGANBONE, Identified photograph,  Afton, Chenango, NY.
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BLOWERS, SIDNEY & SARAH HOGANBONE, Identified photograph,  Afton, Chenango, NY.
BLOWERS, SIDNEY & SARAH HOGANBONE, Identified photograph,  Afton, Chenango, NY.

BLOWERS, SIDNEY & SARAH HOGANBONE, Identified photograph, Afton, Chenango, NY.

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You are looking at an identified photograph of SIDNEY & SARAH HOGANBONE/HOGOBOOM BLOWERS and who I think is their first born child MINNIE who was born in 1874. This photo measures about 2x4 and is in pretty nice condition for being 135 years old. This photo does have some corner wear and dirty spots and it looks a bit faded to me. It is identified on the back as such "SIDNEY BLOWERS, UNCLE SIDNEY BLOWERS"

I have done some research on this photo and this is what I've come up with. SIDNEY BLOWERS was born Feb. 24, 1845, NY. to HIRAM & PERSIS BAKER BLOWERS.

SIDNEY had the following siblings: ABIGAIL (1831), PRISCILLA (1833), LOUISA (1836), MERCY (1840), MARY C. (1843), AMILIA (1847), WILSON (1851) and possibly (Abraham,Sallie & Rebekah).

HIRAM BLOWERS was born in 1802, NY. and he died March 18, 1872, NY.

Below listed announcement was taken from the ONEONTA HERALD, 1872

BLOWERS.- In Sidney, March 16th, Hiram Blowers
aged about 70 years.

PERSIS BAKER BLOWERS was born June 21, 1805, NY. and she died Dec. 1882, NY.

SIDNEY BLOWERS (1845-1921) married SARAH HOGANBONE/HOGOBOOM, born 1846, NY. in 1865 (most likely NY.).

SIDNEY & SARAH had the following children:

MINNIE - Born 1873
GEORGE - Born 1875
MARY - Born 1877 (married MR. BROOKS)
ALICE - Born 1879 (married JAMES CASEY)
DIANA - Born 1884 (married EUGENE SNEDEKER)


1850 Sidney, Delaware Co., NY. Census = HIRAM (48), PERSIS (45), PRISCILLA (16), LOUISA (14), MERCY (9), MARY (7), SIDNEY (5) & AMELIA (2).

1860 Sidney, Delaware Co., NY. Census = HIRAM (57), PERSIS (54), MERCY (20), SIDNEY (15), AMELIA (13) & WILSON (9).

1870 Sidney, Delaware Co., NY. Census = SIDNEY (25), SARAH (24)-WIFE, C.A. GIFFORD (27), ABI A. GIFFORD (26) & ALVA B. GIFFORD (1).

1880 Afton, Chenango Co., NY. Census (this is were the photo was taken) = SIDNEY (26), SARAH (25), MINNIE (6), GEORGE (4), MARY (2) & ALICE (1).

1900 Sidney, Delaware Co., NY. Census = SIDNEY (55), SARAH (54), ALLIE born June 1879, (20) & *DIANA, born June 1883, (16).

*According to 1900 NY. census, it indicates that DIANA was born in VIRGINIA. At first I thought it was a mistake, however, I found a SIDNEY BLOWERS in a city directory for RICHMOND, VA. for the years of 1891-1892. The directory title was "CHATAIGNE'S DIRECTORY OF RICHMOND VA. 1891". In 1880 they were living in NY. and they were in NY. in 1900 but they could have moved to VA. in that 20 year span. The directory says:

BLOWERS, SIDNEY, lab h 320 Nicholson, Richmond, Va. 1891.

1910 Unadilla, Otsego, NY. Census = SIDNEY (65) & SARAH M. (64)

1920 Sidney, Delaware Co., NY. Census = SIDNEY (74) & SARAH (73).



SARAH BLOWERS' age is not listed correctly in the 1930 census. According to other census records, she should be 83.


I'm not possitive that SARAH'S last name is HOGANBONE (I found reference to that online). In a 1860 DELAWARE CO., NY. census record I found (what looks to me) as SARAH M. HOGOBOOM, age 14, living with her parents & siblings, WILLIAM (44), ESTHER PAMELA (36), GEORGE (18), SARAH M. (14), CORDELIA D. (11), MARY M. (10), JUDSON (I THINK), WEALTHY ANN. (7), FRANCES E. (6), HERMAN (4) & AMOS (1).

I think this may be the wife of Sidney Blowers because they are living in the same county and I could not find anyone else that match her information living in NY. Obviously much more research needs to be done but this is at least worth checking into if you are researching this family.

I tracked this same family in the 1870 NY. census, SARAH is not listed and coincidently SIDNEY & SARAH were married in 1865 so that's another reason the above could actually be her family.

SARAH HOGANBONE BLOWERS was born April of 1846, NY. (both her parents were born in NY.).

I have no additional information on this photo.
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