I keep checking for messages here in the meantime. On to the good news--
New info received from Roy (Thank you for being willing to share your knowledge and files whose size exceed the posting capacity here!)regarding a sister of my 3x great grandfather has prompted me to take a fresh look at descendants of my 4x great-grandparents, William Semmons and Jennifer/Jane Taylor. Besides the discovery of additional cousins in Australia, I think the puzzle of the identity of a young bride in a photo taken in Upper Michigan is now known.
Just to clarify: My 3x great-grandfather, Henry Semmons, was the son of William & Jennifer. He married Mary Bartle, and they were the parents of my 2x great-grandmother, Mary Semmons Harvey. My earlier post raises the question of another (earlier) Bartle-Semmons connection yet to be established or dis-proven.
The new information from Roy and what I have been reviewing is on the Semmons/Talor-side. I did not mean to toss out a curve ball.