John Addison Dennis Portrait

Judy Dant shared a photo
on Jul 07, 2004 12:00 AM
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This is a photo of a charcoal portrait of John Addison Dennis b. abt 1795 in Virginia and son of Samuel Lewis & Mary Stevenson Dennis; John m1. Maria Burns - 8 children; m2. Sarah J. Menefee - 8 children; He and Sarah were my great-great-great-grandparents.
Date & Place: in Virginia United States
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Jerry Dagenhart commented
Sorry to inform you this but by no means is this a portrait of someone born 1769.It is a Charcoal enhanced photograph from a photo taken Circa 1890 of what appears to be someone roughly 30 years old.This is not a drawing from life.
Mail order companies mass produced these enlargements from small originals by printing an enlaregd photo on enlarged vellum and then artists enhanced the images with chalk,pastel and or Charcoal.
This is someoen born 1860-1870 not 1769.
Sorry.Did you mean to type 1869?
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Judy Dant
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Judy Dant commented
Sorry, but this is a photo from life - I have the original charcoal portrait. My cousin Gary is the one who took the picture and sent it to me along with two others. He later gave me the original portraits of 3 of our ancestors.
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Judy Dant
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Judy Dant commented
I see that I entered the birthdate of his father and the state where he was born. I've made the corrections.
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