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Doane, Harriet

American, born 1866

Howland, Charles Allan Mrs.


Harriet Doane was a descendant of Elisha Doane [1762-1832] and his wife Jane Cutler [1765-1823] of Cohasset, MA. The Doanes were subjects of portraits now in the NGA (1943.1.3 and 1943.1.40). Elisha was born in Wellfleet, MA, the son of Elisha [1725-1783] and Hope Rich Doane [1725-1766]. Elisha the younger graduated from Harvard College in 1781. On 24 June 1783 he married Jane Cutler

1765-1823], daughter of John and Mary Clark Cutler of Boston. Elisha married secondly on 4 July 1825, to Elizabeth Cushing [1772-1841], daughter of the Hon. Charles and Elizabeth Sumner Cushing. Elisha Doane settled in Cohasset, where in addition to running a shipping business he also owned a grist and flour mill, a rope walk, and salt works. Elisha was survived by 4 of his seven children, including James Cutler Doane [1788-1878], grandfather of Harriet Doane. Harriet Doane married Charles Allan Howland, with whom she had a son, also named Charles Allan. [Information from Dr. Ellen Miles' forthcoming systematic catalogue volume on American Paintings; see also sources and references recorded on CMS]


Doane, Alfred Alder. The Doane Family: Deacon John Doane, of Plymouth; Doctor John Done, of Maryland; and their Descendants. Boston, 1902:422-423

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