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Mary King Southgate, Scarborough, ca. 1870

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

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.

Other Information


  • 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 (cm): 12.2 x 9
  • Local Code: A67-621
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822
http://www.mainehistory.org

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