National Society of Colonial Dames of
America in Tennessee















Portrait #293
Subject/Title: McNairy, (Judge) John
Artist:Unknown (itinerant?)
Date Created:early 1800s
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:36 x 30
Image Dimensions:33 x 27
Materials/Media:oil on canvas
Date Documented:12/8/2003
Condition:Excellent

Description:Full-length in an outdoor setting of a man in black suit and tie with top hat in his left extended hand. Buttoned white vest reveals a trim waist. His right hand rests on his right hip. He has sandy-colored hair and a receding hair line. His left leg is casually crossed over his right. Large rocks and a green tree are at his left.
History:
Notes:Subject (1762-1837) was the first judge of the Mero district of NC (later a portion of Middle Tennessee). He brought Andrew Jackson to Tennessee as a prosecuting attorney. He is the great-great-great-uncle of the owner.

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