I must say goodbye to the portrait of Felix Taylor Taliaferro. That last name here is pronounced as "Tolliver."
Another branch of his family discovered him on the blog and asked to buy him back, which I think was a good thing.
He had moved to Alabama from Virginia to be a cotton merchant. The Civil War ruined the cotton export industry in Mobile where he was, so he moved back to Virginia, then to New Jersey.
He has been very happy here in Alabama but it is only fitting that he be returned to become an heirloom in his rightful place with his own descendents.