We know that she came to California from Maine when she was ten years old..about 1863.
We continue to the next photograph.
Sol Haslam gave her all the jewelry which was gold and the best. Sonora Cal Age 19
Age about 21 Taken about 1874. Ma born 1853. Moved to Sacramento when 19 years old in 1872.
This is one of those strange photos..which looks to be part photo and part drawing.
In my opinion this was written by her daughter..(Ma born in 1853)..a daughter would write that.
Age about 23 the year would have been 1876.
In the information I found about Solomon is correct ..he was married to an Anna R.
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Update: Anna and Emma were two different "wives" ..Emma may have been a kept woman..or a second wife I am not sure we will ever know for sure.
Update from Iggy:
Anna R. inherited the claim and the mine that Solomon owned - so Emma was either before Anna's marriage (or concurrent, as the Haslam family is associated with the Mormons). California would not have recognized a bigamous marriage (I don't think). Solomon died not long after his court cause filtered through the so-called justice system. He claims to have shot a man named Ruben Brooks in self-defense. Susan Ruben (his wife?) appealed the lower courts finding and a finding was overturned (not being a lawyer, I don't understand what exactly was overturned) This took place in 1885-6.