Marianna Mayo Anderson, 1840 Virginia
This is an oil on canvas portrait of Marianna Mayo Anderson (1764 - 1849) of Richmond, Virginia. The primitive painting (14" x 12") depicts Marianna in her later years. She was the daughter of Mary Tabb and Col. John Mayo. In 1755 she was disowned by her father for marrying Nathan Anderson, a Methodist, abandoning the established Church of England. In 1849,the widowed Marianna and her son John fell victim to the cholera epidemic in Richmond. Dying within a few days of each other, they are buried in a single grave in the family plot in Richmond's Shockoe Hill Cemetery.
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