John Amory Codman was born in Boston, Mass. on 30 June 1824, the son of Henry Codman and Catherine Willard Amory Codman. He managed the family’s business and real estate affairs, though not to the same extent as his father. He was a painter of portraits and landscapes including beaches, harbors, and marine scenes. Some of his paintings are included in the Martha and Maxim Karolik collections at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. He married Martha Pickman Rogers (1829-1905), the daughter of John Whittingham Rogers and Anstiss Derby Pickman, on 1 June 1850.