Object Details

Martha Slocum, 1801

Sampler Archive ID: SA000699
Maker: Martha Slocum
Maker Birthplace: Newport County, Rhode Island
Maker Age: 7-9 years
Place Made: Monkton, Addison County, Vermont
Year Made: 1801
Decade Made: 1800-1809
Owner: Fenimore Art Museum
Accession Number: N0005.1974
Object Credit: Donor: Martha I. Tifft
Contributor: Fenimore Art Museum

Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Mostly square
Object Dimensions: 15.5 H x 15 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: There is no frame.
Borders: 1
Decorative Bands: 0
Dividing Lines: 8
Cartouches: No
Text types: Alphabet, Number series, Personal name, Date, Verse, Maker signature
Text medium: Stitched
the 7
In the 7 year of my age 
Martha Slocum is my name
new england is my station
If I Believe In Jesus Christ
he will be My Salvation. 
When I am dead and buried
and all my bones are rotten
This I Leave for you to see
That I may not be forgotten
The loss of a father is much
The Los
Motifs/Symbols: Architectural, Birds and insects, Floral and plant,
Scenes/Pictures: Domestic, house and yard, A house and a garden with trees
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness: stained
Loss: interior loss
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Black, Brown, Green, Pink, Red, Tan
Thread Condition: Borders: Slight loss
Text: Slight loss
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials:
Stitch Types: Cross
Thread Count: Vertical: 0
Horizontal: 0

Maker History

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Birth Name:
Object File, cemetery records
Birth Location:
County: North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000; Richardson Family Ancestry.com
State North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000; Richardson Family Ancestry.com
Death Date:
cemetery records
Death Location:
cemetery records
Ancestry.com family trees
Ancestry.com family trees
Ancestry.com family trees
Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988
Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988
Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970
Spouse: Azel Washburn RichardsonBirth: Death:
Date: Jan. 9, 1820Place: Monkton, Addison County, Vermont
Andrew Crocker RichardsonBirth: 1820Death: 1851
Amarilla Zoviah RichardsonBirth: 1822Death: 1900
Martha Ann RichardsonBirth: 1825Death: 1894
Herman Holt RichardsonBirth: July 24, 1828Death: Jan. 4,1894
Bedee Ophelia RichardsonBirth: 1833Death:
Eleazer Gilbert RichardsonBirth: 1836Death:

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Martha Ann Richardson Nichols [1825-1884]
Relation to maker: daughter

Name: Iola Victoria Nichols Tifft [1857-1936]
Relation to maker: granddaughter

Name: Martha Iola Tifft [1889-1972]
Relation to maker: great granddaughter


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