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

Sampler by Mary Ann Post, Glastonbury, CT from Huber

Miss Cornwall's School
Glastonbury, CT 1827

Mary Ann Post, at age 14 in 1827, worked this striking Family Register sampler at Miss Cornwall’s school in Glastonbury, Connecticut. She recorded the marriage of her parents and the births of their children. Her parents and brother’s death dates were added later.

Mary Ann (1813-1883) was born in Hebron, Connecticut, daughter of farmer Diodate Post (1786-1860) and Pamela Birge (1792-1860). She married John Buell (born 1812) of the same town and lived on the old homestead. They had four children.

Family Register/ Diodate Post was born/ August 31, 1786/ Pamela Birge/ was born/ Sept 3rd 1792/ Diodate Post/ and Pamela Birge/ were Married/ May 29th 1810/ William A. Post/ July 17th 1811/ Died June 13th 1856/ Mary A. Post/ August 17th 1813/ Ichabod Post/ August 29th 1815/ Sacred to the/ memory of Dio/ date Post died apr/ 11/ 1860/ Sacred to the/ memory of Pa/ mela Post July/ 3 1860/ M.A.P. 1827.

Exhibited in With Needle & Brush exhibition - Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, CT

Silk on linen; 18” x 22” sight.


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