Banks-Mercer Family Collection

Title

Banks-Mercer Family Collection

Subject

Families
Banks, Nathaniel Butler, 1801-1878
Children
Illinois--Fulton County
Mercer, Sarah Margaret, 1857-1937

Description

The Banks-Mercer Family Collection features portraits of members of the Banks and Mercer families of Fulton County, Illinois. Nathaniel Butler Banks married Ann Barbara Artman and had five sons: Joshua (1831-1911), Bilsey (1837), William Smith (1838-1863), John Milton (1838-1862), and Thomas King (1843-?) and four daughters: Margaret Ruth Banks Black (1829-1884), Sarah Jane Banks Spencer (1834-1903), Mary Ann Banks Johnson (1849-1921), and Elizabeth Ann Banks Morgan (1853-?). Sisters Sarah Margaret and Ann Elizabeth Mercer were born in Lewiston, Illinois, and later moved to Kansas.

Photographs in this collection include portraits of Nathaniel Butler Banks, Sarah Margaret Mercer, Anne Elizabeth Mercer, and several children.

Collection Items

Sarah Margaret Mercer
Sarah Margaret Mercer poses for a portrait in a long dark dress. Mercer was born in Lewiston, Fulton County, Illinois, and later moved to Whiting, Kansas, where she passed away in 1937.

Nellie Mercer
Nellie Mercer poses for a portrait as a toddler.

Sarah Margaret Mercer
Sarah Margaret Mercer poses for a portrait. She was born in 1857 in Lewiston, Fulton County, Illinois, and later moved to Whiting, Kansas, where she passed away in 1937. On verso: "1875 Aunt Mag"

Nathaniel Butler Banks
Nathaniel Butler Banks sits for a portrait.

Boys in Dark Clothing
Two unidentified boys wearing dark clothing pose for a portrait.On verso: "Unidentified-related to Banks or Farrell families at Fulton Co Ill. (See N. B. Banks book 1984)[.]"

Girls in Dark Dresses
Two young girls in dark dresses sit for a portrait.On verso: "Unidentified - Banks or Farrell see N. B. Banks book."

Boy with Bag
An unidentified boy stands next to a chair holding a bagOn verso: "Unidentified - related to Banks or Farrell families of Fulton Co Ill. (See N. B. Banks book)[.]"

Six Unidentified Men
Six unidentified men sit for a group photograph.

Two Children in Dresses
Two unidentified children pose for a portrait.On verso: "Unidentified related to Banks or Farrell families of Fulton Co. Ill. (See N. B. Banks book 1984)."

Ann Elizabeth Mercer
Ann Elizabeth Mercer sits for a portrait on her twenty-fifth birthday in 1879.

Seated Man
An unidentified man sits on a wooden chair for a portrait. On verso: "Unidentified - related to Banks or Farrell families of Fulton Co. Ill. (See N. B. Banks book 1984)[.]"

Two Men in Coats
Two unknown men in heavy coats stand behind a chair for a portrait.On verso: "Unidentified - related to Banks or Farrell families of Fulton, Co Ill (in N. B. Banks book 1984)."

Two Couples
Two unknown women and two unknown men gather for a group photo. On verso: "Unidentified - related to Banks or Farrell families of Fulton Co Illinois (in N. B. Banks book)[.]"

Two Women and a Fence
Two unidentified women pose for a portrait behind a small fence.
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