Portrait Of Mr. Henry Mclin (nc, 1815-1870)
Portrait of Mr. Henry McLin (NC, 1815-1870)
oil on canvas, by unknown itinerant artist, half length portrait of Mr. McLin seated with right hand resting on arm of a chair, presented in a period gilt wood frame.
SS 31.5 x 25.5 in.; DOA 38 x 31.75 in.
Mr. Henry McLin of New Bern and Wilmington, graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1833 with an A.B. degree and in 1850 received his A.M. degree. He was both a lawyer and a druggist. The Thomas McLin House, built circa 1810 by Henry's father, still stands in New Bern on Middle Street.
By descent through the family of Judge & Mrs. Daniel Long Bell, Pittsboro, North Carolina Judge Bell served a two year term in the NC Legislature for Chatham County. He was born in Enfield, Halifax County in 1894 to David and Eliza Ann (McLin) Bell.