National Society of Colonial Dames of
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Portrait #145
Subject/Title: Williams, Josiah Frederick
Artist:MacKenzie, F. J.
Date Created:1929
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:38 x 33
Image Dimensions:29 x 24
Materials/Media:oil on canvas
Date Documented:7/14/2003
Condition:Good

Description:Oval waist-length three-quarter right of a man with high cheekbones, and short dark brown hair parted over his right eye. He is wearing a black suit with vest and neck scarf and a starched white shirt which is puckered on the viewer's left side. His cheeks are ruddy and lined to suggest the man's thin frame.
History:This work is a copy.
Notes:Subject was born in 1776 in Halifax County, NC. He attended the Univ. of NC in 1801-02 (or 03) and then moved to Nashville. Her married Margaret Philips (see portrait #142) at her parent's home Sylvan Hall in March 1815. They built Maplewood on 1400 acres on Gallatin Pike. One of their grandchildren was Percy Warner.

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