Shinah Solomon Etting
DescriptionOil on canvas portrait painting of "Shinah Solomon Etting" (1744-1822), ca. 1813, by John Wesley Jarvis. Shinah was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania to a prominent Jewish family. In 1759, she married Elijah Etting (1724-1778), lived in York, Pennsylvania, and had eight children. Mr. Etting was a merchant and appointed Commissioner of Provisions for British prisoners of war during the Revolutionary War. After her husband's death, Shinah permanently moved to Baltimore in 1780 and lived with her children. She established a boarding house on Market Street. Many of her children went on to become prominent citizens of Baltimore. She is buried in the Etting Cemetery, Baltimore, Maryland.