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Lucy Ann Overton Minor, 1836

Sampler Archive ID: SA000124
Maker: Lucy Ann Overton Minor
Maker Birthplace: Spotsylvania County, Virginia
Maker Age: 19-20+ years
Place Made: probably Spotsylvania County, Virginia
Year Made: 1836
Decade Made: 1830-1839
Owner: DAR Museum
Accession Number: 2006.24.2
Object Credit: Gift of Kim Muller-Thym
Contributor: DAR Museum


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Mostly square
Object Dimensions: 17.50 H x 17.50 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 20.20 H x 20.00 W (inches)
Borders: 1
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: 10
Enclosures: None
Text types: Alphabet, Personal name, Personal initials, Date, Maker signature, Memorial, Numerous initials believed to be family members
Text medium: Stitched
TM. DPM. EM. MWM
JW JM. THM. EBM. WDM.
ACWM. L.A.O.Minors Sample
June 1836 ACW E.M.W
Motifs/Symbols: Floral and plant
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
Loss:
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Blue, Brown, Green, Red, Tan, White
Thread Condition: Borders: Intact
Text: Intact
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Four sided
Thread Count: Vertical: 38
Horizontal: 38

Maker History

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Birth Name:
Object, The Minor Family of Virginia. John B. Minor (1923). Lynchburg, Virginia: J.P. Bell Company, Inc.
Birthdate:
cemetery records Mount Moriah Methodist Church Cemetery Whitehall, Albemarle County, Virginia
Birth Location:
City: unknown
County: Spotsylvania
State The Minor Family of Virginia. John B. Minor (1923). Lynchburg, Virginia: J.P. Bell Company, Inc.
Death Date:
cemetery records
Death Location:
cemetery records
Religion:
cemetery records
Parents:
Virginia, Deaths and Burials Index, 1853-1917
Ancestry.com family trees
Ancestry.com family trees
Virginia, Deaths and Burials Index, 1853-1917
The Minor Family of Virginia. John B. Minor (1923). Lynchburg, Virginia: J.P. Bell Company, Inc.
The Minor Family of Virginia. John B. Minor (1923). Lynchburg, Virginia: J.P. Bell Company, Inc.
Marriages:
Spouse:
cemetery records Mount Moriah Methodist Church Cemetery Whitehall, Albemarle County, Virginia
Birth:
cemetery records Mount Moriah Methodist Church Cemetery Whitehall, Albemarle County, Virginia
Death:
cemetery records Mount Moriah Methodist Church Cemetery Whitehall, Albemarle County, Virginia
Date:
The Minor Family of Virginia. John B. Minor (1923). Lynchburg, Virginia: J.P. Bell Company, Inc.
Place:
The Minor Family of Virginia. John B. Minor (1923). Lynchburg, Virginia: J.P. Bell Company, Inc.
Children:
Thomas Henry ChildressBirth: May 4, 1840Death: Sep. 2, 1928
Dorothy/Dolly Minor Childress Birth: Jul. 5, 1842Death: Apr. 19, 1916
John Waller Childress Birth: May 11, 1844Death: after 1878
Dabney Lucien Childress Birth: Jul. 29, 1846Death: Nov. 10, 1862
Maria Emily ChildressBirth: Aug. 8, 1848Death: Nov. 9, 1892
Sallie Richard ChildressBirth: 1852Death:
Lucy Ida ChildressBirth: Nov. 15, 1854Death: Apr. 23, 1937

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Kim Muller-Thym
Relation to maker: uncertain

Conservation:
Exhibitions: Title: Telling Their Stories: 19th Century Samplers and Silk Needlework
Host: DAR Museum
Location: Washington, D.C.
Date: Apr. 11, 2008 – Aug. 30, 2008

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