Object Details

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Sarah Watson, 1804

Sampler Archive ID: SA000259
Maker: Sarah Davis Watson
Maker Birthplace: Cedar Creek Hundred, Sussex County, Delaware
Maker Age: 10-12 years
Place Made: Duck Creek Crossroads/ Smyrna, Kent County, Delaware
School/Teacher:Southern Boarding School
Year Made: 1804
Decade Made: 1800-1809
Owner: Winterthur Museum
Accession Number: 1983.0085
Contributor: Winterthur Museum


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Tall rectangle
Object Dimensions: 15.50 H x 12.50 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: H x W (inches)
Borders: None
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: None
Enclosures: None
Text types: Personal name, Place name, Date, Verse, Maker signature, Family genealogy, School where made and date
Text medium: Stitched
Southern Boarding School Delaware 1804
Let worldly minds the world pursue
It has no charms for me
Once I admir'd its trifles to
But grace has set me free
Its pleasures now no longer please
No more content afford
Far from my heart be joys like these
Now I have known the Lord
As by the light of op'ning day
The stars are all conceal'd
So earthly pleasures fade away
When Jesus is reveal'd
Now Lord I would be thine alone
And wholly live to thee
But may I hope that thou wilt own
A worthless worm like me"


Sarah Watsons Work daughter 
of Robert & Mary Watson
Motifs/Symbols: Floral and plant
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
Loss:
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Brown, Gold, Green, Tan
Thread Condition: Text: Intact
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross
Thread Count: Vertical:
Horizontal:

Maker History

Sources for the following information may be viewed by clicking on the links."

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Birth Name:
object,“Descendants of John Watson” family tree on genform http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?delaware::watson::10290.html
Birthdate:
Ancestry.com family trees, “Descendants of John Watson” family tree on genform http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?delaware::watson::10290.html
Birth Location:
City: Cedar Creek Hundred
County: Sussex
State: Delaware
Death Date:
ancestry.com family trees
Death Location:
cemetery records
Religion:
cemetery records
Parents:
“Descendants of John Watson” family tree on genform http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?delaware::watson::10290.html
ancestry.com family trees, “Descendants of John Watson” family tree on genform http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?delaware::watson::10290.html
“Descendants of John Watson” family tree on genform http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?delaware::watson::10290.html
“Descendants of John Watson” family tree on genform http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?delaware::watson::10290.html
“Descendants of John Watson” family tree on genform http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?delaware::watson::10290.html
“Descendants of John Watson” family tree on genform http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?delaware::watson::10290.html
Marriages:
Spouse:
Delaware Marriage Records, 1744-1912
Birth:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Maull
Death:
Delaware Public archives
Date:
Delaware Marriage Records, 1744-1912
Place:
Delaware Marriage Records, 1744-1912
Children:

Object History

Previous Owners:
Conservation:
Exhibitions:
Literature:

Author(s): Lynne Anderson, Gloria Seaman Allen
Title: Wrought with Careful Hand: Ties of Kinship on Delaware Samplers
Publication/Publisher: Biggs Museum of American Art & Sampler Consortium
Date: 2014

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