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Miniature portraits

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Jane Huff Stokely miniature watercolor portrait

Identifier: Artifact 2014.006
Scope and Contents

Jane Huff Stokely (1785-1865) was born in Va., the daughter of John Huff and Elinor Corder Huff, who moved to Cocke County when she was a small child. She and her brother Isaac were scalped by Indians and left for dead in 1792. She survived and always wore a bonnet to cover her scalp. She married Royal Stokely in 1805 and became the mother of ten children. The family lived in the Del Rio community. (See article by Eddie Walker, Newport Plain Talk, July 17, 1996).

Dates: 1800 - 1810

Miniature portrait of Spencer Clack Gist

Identifier: Artifact 2013.004
Scope and Contents

Miniature portrait of Spencer Clack Gist. Lt. Spencer Clack Gist 1807-1847, Vera Cruz of yellow fever during war with Mexico. First cadet appointed to Annapolis from Tennessee. Joined the Navy in 1826 and served 21 years. Picture made in Rome Italy. “Spencer C. Gist, Midshipman, 1 May, 1826; Passed Midshipman 28 April; Lieutenant, 8 March 1837; died 22 October, 1847.” “The Journals of Daniel Noble Johnson, 1822-1863, United States Navy.”

Dates: 1830 - 1840