St. Mary's County People and Places
John Ellis Harding
Photo courtesy of Gene McLaughlin



John Ellis Harding (1797-1857), son of Joseph Harding and Susanna Ellis. Original daguerreotype made about 1850. Although this is in black and white, a reproduction from the original daguerreotype to a colorized 9x11 inch portrait was commissioned by Wesley G. Harding (1927-1998) about 1950. Ann Susan (Harding) Hudson was the owner of the original daguerreotype.