Michelle Payton and Chance Overton Collection

Portrait of Ephraim Merrell Daggett without frame 

Portrait of Ephraim Merrell Daggett with frame 

One portrait of Ephraim Merrell Daggett, Artist Unknown, Date Unknown, Oil mounted on gold wood frame, 36 x 31.5 inches.

Summary: Michelle Payton and Chance Overton donated one large oil painting.  The male subject is Ephraim Merrell Daggett (1810-1883), who moved to Shelby County, Texas in 1840.  He fought as a Regulator during the Regulator-Moderator War (1839-1844), then served under Col. John C. Hay's Rangers during the Mexican American War (1846-1848).  In 1854 he settled in Tarrant County, opening a business and working to promote the city of Fort Worth.  He helped Fort Worth replace Birdville as the county seat and donated 96 acres of land to the Texas and Pacific Railway.  

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