National Society of Colonial Dames of
America in Tennessee















Portrait #266
Subject/Title: Donelson, Margaret Branch
Artist:Unknown
Date Created:unknown
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:NA
Image Dimensions:30 x 24
Materials/Media:oil on canvas
Date Documented:1/10/2004
Condition:Fair

Description:Older woman with dark brown hair parted in the middle with prominent "sausage-roll' curls. Dressed in black with a cameo broach at the throat, she sits in a red chair. Unframed, the work was obviously kept in an oval frame at one time.
History:
Notes:Subject (?-1871) was the wife of General Daniel Donelson. She was one of nine children of John Branch (1782-1863) and Elizabeth Foort. John Branch graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1801, studied law, was a judge in the Superior Count, a State Sentator, Governor of North Carolina in 1817, US Senator, then Secretary of the Navy under President Jackson.

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