Mary King Southgate, Scarborough, ca. 1870

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Mary King Southgate, Scarborough, ca. 1870

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Mary King Southgate (1799-1829), the daughter of Mary King and Robert Southgate of Gorham and Scarborough, wore coral jewelry in this image of her, a painting probably made from a portrait. Robert Southgate was a prominent physician, judge, and businessman.

In 1824, she married Grenville Mellen (1799-1829), a lawyer and poet who was the son of Maine's first chief justice, Prentiss Mellen.

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About This Item

  • Title: Mary King Southgate, Scarborough, ca. 1870
  • Creation Date: circa 1870
  • Subject Date: circa 1870
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Paint on cardboard; carte de visite; photograph
  • Dimensions: 12.2 cm x 9 cm
  • Local Code: A67-621
  • Object Type: Image

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