Object Details

Image courtesy of Rhode Island Historical Society

Sarah Lewis Sisson, 1829

Sampler Archive ID: SA000051
Maker: Sarah Lewis Sisson
Maker Birthplace: Plainfield, Windham County, Connecticut
Maker Age: 10-12 years
Place Made: Coventry, Kent County, Rhode Island
Year Made: 1829
Decade Made: 1820-1829
Owner: Rhode Island Historical Society
Accession Number: 1968.7.2
Object Credit: Gift of Mrs. Richard A. Wood, 1968
Contributor: Rhode Island Historical Society

Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Tall rectangle
Object Dimensions: 16.8 H x 10.8 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: There is no frame.
Borders: 1
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: 16
Enclosures: None
Text types: Alphabet, Number series, Personal name, Place name, Date, Verse, Maker signature
Text medium: Stitched
Sarah Lewis Sisson's Sampler marked in her
eleventh Year Coventry 9th Month 12th 1829
Virtue outshines the stars
Outlives the tomb
Climbs up to Heaven
And finds a peaceful home
Motifs/Symbols: Architectural, Floral and plant, Geometric, Human made object
Scenes/Pictures: Landscape
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Black, Brown, Green, Pink, Tan, White, Yellow
Thread Condition: Borders: Intact
Text: Slight loss
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Chain, Half cross, Queen or rococo, Satin, Stem, Straight, Tent, Close Herringbone, Romanian, Back
Thread Count: Vertical: 29
Horizontal: 23

Maker History

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Birth Name:
object, Rhode Island, Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950, ancestry.com family tree
Birth Location:
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County: ancestry.com family tree
State ancestry.com family tree
Death Date:
Rhode Island, Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950
Death Location:
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Parents were members of the South Kingston Rhode Island Friends Meeting house
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Birth: Oct. 17, 1777
Death: Jan. 16, 1849
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Spouse: William H. WoodBirth: 1818Death: March 21, 1892
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Richard WoodBirth: 1849Death:
Arthur A. WoodBirth: Nov. 17, 1857Death:

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Mrs. Richard A. Wood, 1968
Relation to maker: Unknown


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