National Society of Colonial Dames of
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Portrait #1506
Subject/Title:
Horton, Miranda Mildred
1821-1903
Artist: Cooper, William
Date Created: unknown
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:36" x 41"
Image Dimensions:24" x 29"
Materials/Media:Oil
Date Documented:June 2008
Condition:Excellent

Description:Near-waist length of older woman facing three-quarter right and looking in that direction. She is seated on a red-upholstered chair or couch, and her dark dress blends into the very dark background. The high collar of the dress is banded with a thin strip of white; her hair is dark and parted in the middle.
History of Work:
Notes: Born January 1, 1820 to Reverend Henry Cato Horton and Elizabeth Elliott Kennedy in Camden, South Carolina. Reverend Horton was of the Methodist faith.

Married James Boyd Sharpe on June 8, 1842. They lived in Williamson County, Tennessee. Subject had no children. She raised the daughter of sister, Sara Horton Lavender and James Fletcher Lavender, after her sister's death. Name of daughter is Laura Margaret.

Miranda died on October 14, 1903 in Nashville, Tennessee and was buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.


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