Object Details

Judith S. Mosher, 1831

Sampler Archive ID: SA000719
Maker: Judith S. Mosher
Maker Birthplace: Easton, Washington County, New York
Maker Age: 10-12 years
Place Made: Jackson Township, Washington County, New York
Year Made: September 8, 1831
Decade Made: 1830-1839
Owner: Fenimore Art Museum
Accession Number: N0140.1972
Object Credit: Donor: Mrs. Ella M. Stoddard
Contributor: Fenimore Art Museum

Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler, Family Record or Register
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Tall rectangle
Object Dimensions: 20.2 H x 18.2 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: There is no frame.
Borders: 2
Decorative Bands: 0
Dividing Lines: 3
Enclosures: Frame
Cartouches: Yes
Text types: Personal name, Date, Verse or other block of text, Verse, Maker signature, Family genealogy
Text medium: Stitched
A Family Record.
James B Mosher born Jan 13 1781;
Damaris Coo[?] born April 4 1797;
Married May th31 1810
Names Births Deaths 
Emily Mosher Born Sept th 17 1811
Eliza Ann Mosher; Born Mar th10 1813
James C Mosher; Born Sept th26 1815
Laury M Mosher; Born Oct th11 1817
John Rily Mosher; Born Dec th21 1819
Judith S Mosher; Born April th14 1821
Caroline Mosher; Born Aug th16 1823
Margaret J Mosher; Born Jan th4 1825
Mary E Mosher; Born April th17 1828; Died Jan 10 1830
Sophronia W Mosher; Born Oct th17 1831
Let each one of the names above 
be bound up in the bond of love 
be grateful to your parents dear 
and learn the mighty God to fear 
O seek for mercy while it waits 
and march to Zions pearly gates 
and read the scripture everyday
that will instruct you on the way
Judith S Moshers Register Marked 
in the 11th year of her age sept th8 1831
Motifs/Symbols: Architectural, Birds and insects, Floral and plant, Human made object,
Scenes/Pictures: Domestic, house and yard,
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear: Intact
Cleanliness: spotted
Loss: none noted
Thread Colors Front: Black, Blue, Brown, Green, White
Thread Condition: Borders: Intact
Text: Slight loss
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials:
Stitch Types: Cross
Thread Count: Vertical: 0
Horizontal: 0

Maker History

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Birth Name:
Birth Location:
1820 census for father, James B. Mosher
County: 1820 census for father, James B. Mosher
State 1820 census for father, James B. Mosher
Death Date:
Ancestry.com- Burdick Springer Family Tree
Death Location:
Sampler, Ancestry.com- Burdick Springer Family Tree
Find a Grave, Norvell Cemetery in Norvell, Michigan
Find a Grave, Botskill Baptist Church Cemetery, Greenwich, NY
Spouse: Thomas PotterBirth: Death:
Date: Mar. 6, 1841Place:
George A. PotterBirth: 1843Death:
Thomas Albert PotterBirth: 1845Death:
John E. PotterBirth: 1846Death:
Charles C. Potter Birth: 1848Death:
Harriet A. PotterBirth: Death:
Helen Augusta Potter Birth: Death:

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Mrs. Ella M. Stoddard
Relation to maker: Great grandaughter


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Date: Fall 2002

Author(s): Green, Karen Mauer
Title: A Mourning Sampler: The Mosher Family Record
Date: Fall 2003

Author(s): Swan, Susan B.
Title: Plain & Fancy
Date: 1977

Author(s): Grothe, Claire
Title: Bad Apples and New Fruit: Genealogy and the Family Tree
Date: 11 Dec 2008

Author(s): Mundt, Cassie
Title: A Family Record
Date: Fall 2009

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