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Region: Middle Tennessee
c.1822-1849 Sarah (Sally) W. Gooch
Tennessee State Museum, Nashville

20"V x 22"H © TSS 005
fibers: silk and cotton
ground: 26 V/30 H ct. linen
Born in Caswell Co., North Carolina, Sarah (Sally) W. Gooch (1798-1856) came to Tennessee with her parents in 1817. She stitched this family register over a number of years after she married William Scruggs in 1833.
Over thirty sets of family initials can be found on this piece. Sally's great-niece, the genealogist Virginia Gooch Watson, has identified all the individuals honored in thread.
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