National Society of Colonial Dames of
America in Tennessee















Portrait #1473
Subject/Title:
Carroll, William
Artist:Unknown
Date Created:unknown
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:32" w x 37" h
Image Dimensions:24" w x 28" h
Materials/Media:Oil on canvas
Date Documented:17 June 2008
Condition:Excellent

Description:Near waist-length view of subject facing three-quarter left and looking directly at the viewer. His curly grey hair is parted on his left and rises high off his forehead, brushes backwards on the side of his head, and culminates in forward curling sideburns. His starched white shirt and black banded tie are under a black topcoat with two buttons showing
History of Work:
Notes:William Carroll born March 3, 1788 in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania - died March 22, 1844 - buried City Cemetery, Nashville.

Married Cecelia Bradford of Fauguier County, Virginia. She was daughter of Henry Bradford and the former Elizabeth Payne Blackmore.

Carroll was governor of Tennessee 1821-1827 and 1829-1833. Fought in Battle of 1812, bringing reinforcements to Andrew Jackson, thus winning the battle.


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