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

1772 Norwich, CT sampler from Huber

Polly (Mary) Griffin
Solidly stitch sampler
Norwich, CT Dated 1772

Polly, at age 10, in 1772, worked this rare overall stitched, black background, Norwich, CT sampler. In the center are alphabets, numerals, a verse, and inscription. At the top is a large spreading flowering tree on a green lawn and at the bottom is a center-chimney saltbox house, some flowering motifs and the date AD 1772. The borders are solidly stitched flowering motifs.

Verse: "Who can fine a virtuous woman her price is far above rubies"

Inscription: "Polly Griffin her Sampler made in the tenth year of her age." and "AD 1772"

Polly was born in Lyme CT in 1762, her parents were Jasper (Griffin) Griffing and Eunice Rogers. The family unit consisted of 18 siblings and half siblings. At age 10 she was attending school in Norwich, CT, about 17 miles from Lyme. She probably boarded at the school or with relatives. At age 24 she married Isaac Rogers, and they had 7 children all in Waterford, CT. She died at age 90 and is buried in East Neck Cemetery in Waterford.

Silk on linen; 11 7/8" x 7 5/8" sight, 14 ½"x 10 ¼" framed.


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