Joseph Stillwell (1739-1805)
Watercolor on ivory
Overall: 1 3/4 x 1 3/8 in. ( 4.4 x 3.5 cm )
Engraved: on the back of the frame: "Joseph Stillwell Esq. by Ramage/ Born in Middletown, N.J. /Sept. 28, 1739/ Died Mch. 8, 1805"
The subject was the only son of John Stillwell and Mercy (Burrowes) Stillwell of Middletown, New Jersey. He trained as a lawyer, fought in the local militia during the Revolutionary War, and was appointed to many public posts in Monmouth County, New Jersey. Her served as a justice of the peace, and as a member of the assembly from 1786 to 1802. This miniature was a gift to the Society from his great-grandson.
Gift of Dr. John E. Stillwell
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