The above photograph of Evelina, Oakes and Susan Ames (soon to become Mrs. Henry W. French) was taken around 1860. Susie would have been the only child still at home with her parents and was probably engaged at this point. By this time, Evelina and Oakes were grandparents.
One note about the above photograph: a costume historian who looked at the image said that the clothes worn by the family suggest mourning attire. If so, the mourning would have been for the recent loss of an infant grandson named Oakes, the second child born to Catherine Hobart and Oakes Angier Ames.
This image of Evelina may be from the 1860’s, when Oakes was a Congressman in Washington:
The image below shows Evelina Ames later in life, perhaps in the late 1870’s, when she had been widowed for several years.
First Generation: Susanna Angier and Oliver Ames
Married, April 7, 1803
Second Generation: The Children of Susanna and Oliver Ames
Horatio, Oakes, and Oliver Ames Jr.
Oliver Ames, Jr.
William Leonard Ames
Sarah Angier Ames Witherell (Mrs. Nathaniel Witherell, Jr.)
Harriett Ames Mitchell (Mrs. Asa Mitchell)
An in-law: Sarah Lothrop Ames (Mrs. Oliver Ames Jr.)
Third Generation: Some of the Grandchildren of Susanna and Old Oliver Ames
Oakes Angier Ames, son of Evelina and Oakes Ames
Catherine Hobart Ames (Mrs. Oakes Angier Ames)
Oliver Ames Third, son of Evelina and Oakes Ames
Anna Coffin Ray Ames (Mrs. Oliver Ames Third)
Catharine Hayward Copeland and Frank Morton Ames
Frank Morton Ames, son of Evelina and Oakes Ames
Catherine Hayward Copeland Ames (Mrs. Frank Morton Ames) with daughter Anna Copeland Ames Hall
Susan Evelina Ames French (Mrs. Henry W. French), daughter of Evelina and Oakes Ames
Henry W. French, husband of Susan Eveline Ames French
Frederick Lothrop Ames, son of Sarah Lothrop and Oliver Ames, Jr.
Rebecca Caroline “Callie” Blair Ames (Mrs. Frederick Lothrop Ames)
Helen Angier Ames, daughter of Sarah Lothrop and Oliver Ames, Jr.
Amelia Hall Ames, daughter of Amelia Hall and William Leonard Ames
Susan Ames Humphrey, daughter of Sally Hewes and Horatio Ames
John Ames Mitchell, son of Harriet Ames and Asa Mitchell
Anna Mitchell Richards (Mrs. George Richards), daughter of Harriet Ames and Asa Mitchell