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Region: East Tennessee
1807 Susanna Haile
Travellers Rest Plantation and Museum, Nashville

2114"V x 1712"H © TSS 096
fibers: silk
ground: linen
Susanna Haile was the daughter of George Haile III and Anne Chase. Her grandfather John Haile was a representative from the Washington District (present-day TN). In 1776 he and other community leaders petitioned the North Carolina Legislature to recognize the territory as a county, permitting them to join the state of North Carolina.

George Haile was likely a farmer. Susanna was an infant when her mother died in 1796. Susanna probably made her sampler at an infant school, as there were no known female academies in Washington County in 1807.
This is the earliest dated Tennessee sampler.