So this is what her parents looked like…

In a moment in between thoughts, I googled “dr. james green carson” and look what I found.

These are Katherine’s parents. Well I know that is her mother but I’m not convinced that that is her father. The portraits are in the collection of Tennessee State Archives and are attributed to the same artist and the same pre-1861 period. The artist is listed as Frazier with a question mark. But the portrait of her father looks very young. So if people were smaller back then, were they also younger????*
*For my non-historian followers, I hate to be the one to tell you but people were not smaller back then. This is a joke.

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