Picture of William Coyan Sr??

Could this be a picture of William James Coyan Sr., the patriarch of the majority of living Coyan descendants? It is very possible, if not likely! This old tintype was probably taken in the 1870's or so (William died in 1882) and this appears to be an "older" man. Unfortunately, a streak on the tintype conceals part of his face, so it's hard to make out much detail. Even my 8 by 10 doesn't show much. If this is William, it is likely the only picture of him in existence (unless YOU know of one....). Notice how skinny the horse is.

Picture coming back soon...as soon as I can find it....