Phoebe Meeker was Carrie's great-grandmother. Carrie is my great-grandmother.
Yes Carrie's hair would have been auburn, and quite possibly her eyes were blue. Her son (my grandfather Benjamin Hyde Cory) had blue eyes, as does my mother Carolyn [Cory] Ahrens. Ben and his daughter (my mom) are also in the provenance of the painting; another amazing story! Although Ben could have inherited his blue eyes from Lewis.