Dad has continued to go through the items Grandpa and Grandma Ross left behind. Here is a photo that unfortunately is likely lost to the past. We are not sure why Grandpa and Grandma had it in their collection. It could be an ancestor but it might simply be a flea market find.
Frankly, I cannot even tell for certain what the top of the photo is supposed to say. Either way, there is the lady and the child in the bottom right corner.
The back of the photograph has “L. Whittling, Photographer, Cochranton, PA.” written on the back. It also indicates “Presented to A Sawford” For those interested, the back of the photo is shared below.
I attempted to find an A Sawford in the Cochranton area but did not immediately turn up anything definitive. The other thing is we do not know if this person is related to Mr. or Ms. Sawford. There is nothing to link Sawford to Cochranton.
One thing I can say, I do not have an ancestral line that came through Pennsylvania. I cannot even find a relative that went to live in Pennsylvania on the Ross, Sharp, Stoker, Donaldson, or Van Leeuwen lines. Hopefully with the limited information, someone related might be able to find this relative.