The person who owns pictures may not have the family history with dates or
any knowledge of the history of photography. One family had identified a
young man in 1880s military uniform as the first ancestor in Canada who was
already middle aged when he married in 1849.
In the case of the young woman's picture, I don't think she could be the
ancestor married 1807 who lived about 1783 - 1871.
For both pictures, my choice is a same-name relative from a later
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> <<Maria who died 1871. My guess would be a granddaughter who was born 1857
> and maybe photographed around 1880.>>
> Ouch... am I reading this correctly?? She died in 1871 and was
> in 1880?? I don't think I want to go there!! :-P