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Region: East Tennessee
1834 Margaret McClung
Knoxville, Knox Co.
Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection, Knoxville

1834"V x 914"H © TSS 039
fibers: silk
ground: 26 ct. linen
Margaret McClung (1822-1883) was the daughter of Matthew McClung, an early settler of Knox Co., and Eliza Jane Morgan. She married Robert Henry Gardner and had four children. One of her sons married Sadie Polk Fall, great-grand niece of Sarah Childress Polk (TSS 022). Margaret died in 1886, and is buried at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Davidson County.
Margaret’s sampler features a Celtic knot above the inscription, “Wrought by Margaret/McClung aged 12 yrs.”
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