(1820 - 1885)
Caroline Petigru (C.C.) Carson was active/lived in New York, South Carolina / Italy. Caroline Carson is known for portrait, landscape and miniature painting.
Biography Caroline Carson
Known for her South Carolina portraits, landscapes and miniatures, Caroline Petigru Carson was the daughter of legislator and state attorney general James Louis Petigru and Jane Amelia Postell of Charleston, South Carolina. The Petigrus of Charleston were descendents of James Pettigrew (d. 1784), who had immigrated to Pennsylvania from Scotland, but eventually settled in the Abbeville District of South Carolina. In this region a branch of the Pettigrew family flourished. This branch changed its name around 1809, in an effort to claim Huguenot origins, and became prominent in Charleston society under the name Petigru.
Kinship provided a safety net for the Petigru women to cope with their situations in southern society. James helped hi
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