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Region: Middle Tennessee
1839 T. Frances Elizabeth Jane Price
Sparta, White Co.

1734"V x 1614"H © TSS 092
fibers: silk
ground: 32 ct. linen
T. Frances Elizabeth Jane Price (1822-1876) was born in Ringold, GA, the daughter of George Price and Mary Cook. The family was immigrated to Sparta, White Co., TN, before 1830. Frances married John Douglas Taylor and gave birth to nine children.
The verse on Frances' sampler is extremely difficult to read:

no. tear. on. his. ma
nly. cheek bwah
ho w. wept. hi
s. heart.

After removing the line breaks, the inscription can be desciphered: "No tear on his manly cheek, but ah! How wept his heart."