Mary Lydia Speaight
Perquimans Co, North Carolina
sampler Dated 1832
This rare North Carolina sampler is beautifully stitched, well designed, and in wonderful condition. It is inscribed;
Mary. L. Speaight./ Aged. 12. Years./ 1832. She also included a verse from the “Universal Prayer” by Alexander
If I am right, thy grace impart,
Still in the right to stay;
If I am wrong, oh teach my heart
To find a better way
Mary was born in 1820 (father Jeremiah) in Perquimans County, NC (north eastern shore, on Albemarle Sound). Her
first marriage at age 23 was to Samuel Trueblood (b.1816- ) and had two children Ellen Levine (1844 - ) and Samuel
Jr. (1845-1833) who fought for the Confederacy during the Civil War. At age 31 she married George Berryman.
Silk on linen; 17” x 16 ½” sight.
STEPHEN & CAROL HUBER
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