Photos – The Pryor Biese Collection

May 24, 2014 | by Vanessa Wood |

This photo album belonged to Eliza Agnes Pryor, a daughter of Matthew Pryor Jr. of Marion Co., TN. Eliza married Carl Biese. It is believed that perhaps one or more of the photos may be of her and Carl.

Inscribed in the album: “Grandma Biese’s photo album before she married Grandpa in 1874 – so this book is at least 100 years old – Mother.” [written in pencil] and “This was a step-grandmother but the only one I ever knew – Dad’s own mother died of yellow fever in 1873. Her name was Harriett Narcissa McDonald before she married Grandpa” [written in ink].