Wales of Old
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The HARRIS Family
of Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan
Photographs and family details provided by R. Rhys Harris of Alabama, USA
Rhys says, "I inherited an old photograph album, and have been trying to identify the people featured in the photographs. I am assuming they are relatives of Rees Charles HARRIS (born May 1846 in Merthyr Tydfil) and Sarah Elizabeth DAVIES (born Feb 9, 1846 in Goetre Fawr, Monmouthshire). They married at the Ebenezer Chapel, Merthyr Tydfil in January 1866, and emigrated to the USA two or three years later."
Rhys says his hope is that someone might recognize the people in the photos.
Above: The two photographs from Rhys Harris's old family album.
The backs of the photographs are labelled: Art Studio of Photography, E. Pulman, portrait painter and landscape artist, 11 High Street, Merthyr.
Contemporary trades directories show that E. Pulman was running a photography business in Merthyr Tydfil from at least as early as 1883, but may not have moved to the High Street address until the late 1880s.
Many thanks to Rhys Harris for allowing me to use his family photographs.
If you think you can help Rhys to identify his ancestors, send him an e-mail.