Mary H. Garrison
Goshen, Cape May County, NJ
Mary born Nov. 26, 1823 embroidered this large graphic sampler with stylized peacocks, birds, dog, butterfly and
a central vase of flowers. She included initials representing herself (MHG) and family members, and a verse touting
the pleasure, comfort, and joy derived of religion.
Inscribed: Mary H. Garrison Work Done In The 14th Year/ Of Her Age March 18th 1837 Goshen Cape May
WG DG ST DHT JNT MG MHG EAG WFG
Mary’s parents were William Garrison (WG) (1793-1883) and Deborah Hand (DG) (1798-1884). Their children were Melissa
(MG), *Mary (MHG), Elizabeth (EAG), William (WFG). She married John W. Swain 1 Dec. 1841 and they had a son Humphrey
Swain abt. 1843. Note: The initials ending in (T) may be associated with Mary’s maternal grandparents.
Silk on linen; 17 ¼” x 17” sight.
STEPHEN & CAROL HUBER
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