Object Details

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Lucy Horton, 1835

Sampler Archive ID: SA000058
Maker: Lucy B. Horton
Maker Birthplace: Providence County, Rhode Island
Maker Age: 13-15 years
Place Made: Cumberland, Providence County, Rhode Island
Year Made: 1835
Decade Made: 1830-1839
Owner: Rhode Island Historical Society
Accession Number: 1977.23.85
Object Credit: Gift of Daughters of the American Revolution Gaspee Chapter, 1977-05
Contributor: Rhode Island Historical Society


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Wide rectangle
Object Dimensions: 5 H x 11.6 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: There is no frame.
Borders: None
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: None
Enclosures: None
Text types: Alphabet, Number series, Personal name, Date, Verse, Maker signature
Text medium: Stitched
Teach me to live that I may dread
The grave as little as my bed 
Teach me to die that so I may 
Triumphant rise at the last day
Lucy Horton's
Motifs/Symbols:
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
Loss:
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Black, Blue, Brown, Pink
Thread Condition: Text: Intact
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Eyelet, Rice, Running
Thread Count: Vertical: 60
Horizontal: 64

Maker History

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Birth Name:
object, Arnold, James Newell. Rhode Island Vital Extracts, 1636-1850, Vol. 3, p. 54
Birthdate:
Findagrave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/111574093/lucy-b.-ray, 1850 census
Birth Location:
City: unknown
County: Arnold, James Newell. Rhode Island Vital Extracts, 1636-1850, Vol. 3, p. 54
State Arnold, James Newell. Rhode Island Vital Extracts, 1636-1850, Vol. 3, p. 54
Death Date:
Findagrave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/111574093/lucy-b.-ray
Death Location:
1850 census
Religion:
Joined Providence Methodist Church in 1838. Verse is from a Protestant hymn.
Parents:
RI marriages 1724-1916 Cumberland RI
Birth: Death:
RI marriages 1724-1916 Cumberland RI
Birth: Death:
Marriages:
Spouse:
Findagrave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/111574066/edward-ray
Birth:
Findagrave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/111574066/edward-ray
Death:
Findagrave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/111574066/edward-ray
Date:
Arnold, James Newell. Rhode Island Vital Extracts, 1636-1850. Vol. 3, p. 54
Place:
Arnold, James Newell. Rhode Island Vital Extracts, 1636-1850. Vol. 3, p. 54
Children:
Edward B. RayBirth: Death:
Sarah E. RayBirth: Death:

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Daughters of the American Revolution Gaspee Chapter, 1977
Relation to maker: Unknown

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