National Society of Colonial Dames of
America in Tennessee















Portrait #1412
Subject/Title:
Branham, John
Artist:Unknown
Date Created:unknown
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:33 1/2 x 28 1/2
Image Dimensions:29 x 24
Materials/Media:Oil on canvas
Date Documented:14 May 2008
Condition:Very Good

Description:Subject sitting facing viewer, his left arm resting on a table holding an orange covered book. He is wearing a black coat and cravat or bow tie and a white shirt. He has dark hair and brown eyes.
History of Work:
Notes: Subject grew up in Lexington, Kentucky, learning the stone masons trade. He returned to Tennessee to hia mother and step-father, Bright Harris, on Station Camp Creek and worked in Nashville as a stone mason. He fell in love with and married Mary Ann (Polly) Parker, daughter of Thomas Parker on 11 May 1820.

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