This is Nathaniel Sparhawk, wealthy merchant of Kittery Maine, and son-in-law of Sir William Pepperell, the only American baronet, as painted by John Singleton Copley in 1764 (Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston).
Do you know the thread that connects these disparate people across the centuries? No fair using Google if you don’t know the answer.
I connect the dots for you in the October issue of Portland Monthly, beginning on Page 25. Click HERE for the story.