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Stephen & Carol Huber: 17th - 19th Century Needlework

Boston - Fillebrown family record sampler from Huber

Fillebrown Family Record
Needlework Sampler
Boston, MA c.1818-27

This classic family register sampler lists the parents and seven children, well almost, the youngest child was named Dorcas and is only represented by the letter D and a piece of thread. The sampler was no doubt stitched by one of the four youngest sisters, Lucy, Betsy, Mary, or Dorcas. Almira the oldest of the sisters died as an infant. The father, Samuel was listed as a shipwright and tragically died in 1815 at age 35, 4 months before Dorcas was born. His wife, Dorcas, remarried a Boston merchant, Uriah Hayes, in 1823. Silk on linen; 18 ½" x 18 ½" framed.

Family Register

Samuel Fillebrown
born Nov 30th 1780.
Dorcas Fillebrown born
July 17th 1784
Samuel S Fillebrown Junr
born Sept 9th 1802.
James Fillebrown born
April 20th 1804
Almira Fillebrown born
March 15th 1806
Lucy K Fillebrown
born August 3oth 1808
Betsy P Fillebrown
born March 17th 1811
Mary B Fillebrown
born March 1st 1813
D---- (note: Dorcas was born March 31, 1816)

Provenance: Stephen and Carol Huber - Dan and Marty Campanelli, Illustrated in Samplers, How to Compare & Value," page 108 by Stephen & Carol Huber. Extensive research accompanies this sampler.

Note: Another similar Boston family record sampler, worked at the same school is available on this website. It was worked by 11 year old Adelina Henderson in 1827. They were next door neighbors on Ann Street, Boston, and were both the same age, and the youngest child in their families.


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