I found a copy of Catharine Elizabeth Taylor Moore's portrait in the book, The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore (Facsimile of the Original 1848 Edition With a Life of Moore by Arthur N. Hosking). That book cost me $3! Woot! Here's her portrait. Or a horrible reproduction of it. The portrait is probably very lovely in real life. I blame my camera and the shiny paper that I photographed.
In any case, I think she is lovely. She was born in 1795, married at nineteen, had nine children, and died at thirty-six. And, important to this blog anyway, she was Phebe Taylor's granddaughter (by Phebe's son William Taylor).
I thought I'd also post a good portrait that I found of another grandchild of Phebe's, Commodore William Bainbridge (who I've posted about before) and then comment on the fact that I think there's a likeness between him and Catharine.
Is that just me? They were cousins, and while I don't think I look anything like my cousins, my brother, in fact, does. And my brother looks a whole lot more like my mother than I do. But then he doesn't look like any one of his grandparents. I don't know. I don't know! It's impossible to extrapolate, but this is all I've got so far, people! I'll bet there was a portrait of Phebe somewhere at some time but that it's still in someone's personal collection. And who knows who that someone is. *sigh*
I'm just going to have to be happy I've got these portraits. Which are nice.