National Society of Colonial Dames of
America in Tennessee















Portrait #1470
Subject/Title:
Alcorn, Amelia Glover
Artist:Unknown
Date Created:unknown
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:20.5" w x 24.5" h
Image Dimensions:17.5" w x 21.5" h
Materials/Media:Oil on canvas
Date Documented:17 June 2008
Condition:Excellent

Description:Bust-length of subject with body facing slightly right and head turned to look over right shoulder in complete left profile. She is wearing a soft, rose-colored dress with a square neckline and has a small round earring in her left ear. Her hair is dark and pulled to a chignon on the upper back of her head. She wears a half-smile as she looks directly to the left of the frame.
History of Work:
Notes:Amelia Glover of Rosemount Plantation in Demopolis, Alabama married James Lusk Alcorn of Eaglesnest Plantation, Jonestown, MS. James Alcorn became State of MS Governor, US Senator, and is considered Founder of the levee system. The Alcorns had several children including Gertrude who married Percy Blackiston Russell, originally of Kansas.

Gertrude and Percy Russell resided in Memphis, TN after their marriage. They had 7 children including Gertrude Alcorn Russell who married Dr. Giles Augustus Coors. The Coors had 3 children George Alcorn Coors who married Jeanne Parham, Giles Augustus Coors who married Sophie Woodson, and Gertrude Russell Coors who married John Sheaffer of Fort Madison, Iowa. Portrait is owned by the subject's great-great-granddaughter.


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