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Hester Ann Wilkins Davis

Description

Paper profile portrait silhouette of "Hester Ann Wilkins Davis" (Mrs. Allen Bowie Davis) (1809-1888), 1825, by an unknown artist. Hester was born in Baltimore, Maryland. On October 8, 1839, she became the second wife of Allen Bowie Davis (1809-1889) of "Greenwood" Plantation in Brookeville, Maryland. "Greenwood" was an extensive farm and saw and grist mill in Montgomery County. Prior to the Civil War, numerous enslaved people worked the farm, blacksmith shop, and a cider mill. In the 1870s, a machine shop was also added to the property. The Davis couple had six children and are buried in the Greenwood Family Plantation Cemetery in Brookeville, Maryland.

Creator

unknown

Date

1825

Materials

Paper, wood, paint, glass

Dimensions

3.75 x 4.75 inches

Resource ID

7856

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Lucy Bowie

Digital Publisher

Digital resource provided by the Maryland Center for History and Culture

Rights

This digital image is made available here for private study, scholarship, and research. Commercial and other uses are prohibited without the permission of the Maryland Center for History and Culture. For more information, visit the MCHC’s Reproductions and Permissions web page.