National Society of Colonial Dames of
America in Tennessee















Portrait #1251
Subject/Title:
Dickens, Martha Francis Bush
Artist:Unknown
Date Created:ca. 1890s
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:None
Image Dimensions:19 1/2 x 13 1/2 Oval
Materials/Media:Charcoal on board
Date Documented: 12 April 2008
Condition:Poor

Description:Subject is seated with hands in her lap. She is wearing a white dress or blouse with stripes at the top and a bow at the neck. She is facing the viewer. She has dark hair possibly pulled to the back in a bun.
History of Work:Itinerant artist
Notes:Subject was born 12 October 1838 in Smith County, TN. She married Dixon Dickens of Smith County, TN 1 March 1854. She died 27 November 1917. She had several children. She was buried in Dickens Cemetery near Tennessee Gas Transmission Station N. W. of Portland, TN (relocated).

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