I have a really good pen and ink sketch of a young man seated and reading either a paper or book with the cursive word "Blissfannan" below his right forearm.There is a tiny notation off to the right of the sketch that reads "Brooklyn."Under that is "Nov. 24 '72."And faintly printed underneath is "D. A. McKellar."
He's wearing a sack coat with a self vest, white shirt with a wing collar and black cravat tied in a bow.His manner of dress dates the sketch to 1872 rather than 1772 or 1972.When we have statistics on an ancestor, it's just dry bare bones.If you knew that he/she was an accomplished artist, it begins to flesh them out.I hope somebody has this man in their ancestory.