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The Faithfull family

Springfield patriarch William Pitt Faithfull married school teacher Mary Deane in 1844, after arriving on the property that became Springfield in 1828. William and Mary had nine children, who all lived until adulthood. Their eldest daughter Florence was the first custodian of what became the Springfield-Faithfull collection.

William and Mary Faithfull and their children

Click on these portraits to learn more about each of the first and second generation of the Faithfull family on Springfield.

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