Object Details

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Mary Hancock, 1832

Sampler Archive ID: SA002374
Maker: Mary Hancock
Maker Birthplace: Philipsburg, Centre County, Pennsylvania
Maker Age: 10-12 years
Place Made: Philipsburg, Centre County, Pennsylvania
Year Made: 1832
Decade Made: 1830-1839
Owner: Private collection
Contributor: Centre County Historical Society


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Mostly square
Object Dimensions: 9.50 H x 11.50 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 12.50 H x 14.25 W (inches)
Borders: 1
Decorative Bands: 1
Dividing Lines: 2
Enclosures: None
Text types: Alphabet, Personal name, Place name, Date, Maker signature
Text medium: Stitched
Mary Hancock
Phillipsburg
Centre County
July the 15 1832
Motifs/Symbols: Architectural, Birds and insects, Floral and plant, Human made object
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
Loss:
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Black, Blue, Brown, Green, Tan, White
Thread Condition: Borders: Intact
Text: Intact
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Eyelet, Long and short, Satin, Stem
Thread Count: Vertical:
Horizontal:

Maker History

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Birth Name:
Sampler
Birthdate:
1860 Federal census for Mary Jones
Birth Location:
1850 census for Thomas Hancock, father
County: 1850 census for Thomas Hancock, father
State 1860 Federal census for Mary Jones
Death Date:
1880 Federal Census for Mary Jones
Death Location:
1880 Federal Census for Mary Jones
Religion:
Protestant
Parents:
Findagrave memorial for Eleanor Owen Hancock
Findagrave memorial for Eleanor Owen Hancock
Findagrave memorial for Eleanor Owen Hancock
Findagrave memorial for Thomas Hancock
Findagrave memorial for Thomas Hancock
Findagrave memorial for Thomas Hancock
Marriages:
Spouse: Joseph Jones Birth: c. 1817Death: after 1870
Date: c. 1839Place: Philipsburg, Centre, Pennsylvania
Children:
Clarisa JonesBirth: 1840Death: 1922
Alfred H. JonesBirth: 1841Death: 1912
Owen JonesBirth: 1846Death: 1923
Sophia JonesBirth: 1848Death:
Louisa JonesBirth: 1850Death: 1863
George E. JonesBirth: 1852Death:
Ellen JonesBirth: 1855Death: 1937
Harry JonesBirth: 1858Death: 1946

Object History

Previous Owners:
Conservation:
Exhibitions: Title: Unraveling the Threads of History
Host: Centre County Historical Society
Location: Centre Furnace Mansion, State College, PA
Date: Mar. 19, 2017-Sep. 24, 2017

Literature:

Author(s): Centre County Historical Society
Title: Unraveling the Threads of History; Needlework Samplers from 19th Century in Central PA
Publication/Publisher: Centre County Historical Society
Date: 2017

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