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Region: Middle Tennessee
1847 Sarah (Sally) Adeline McBride

1612"V x 1612"H © TSS 100
fibers: silk and wool
ground: 24 ct. linen
Sarah (Sally) Adeline McBride (1835-1899) was the third child of George W. McBride and Mary H. Cook. George McBride was a farmer who was one of the first Marshall Co. commissioners. He served as county magistrate for most of his life. The McBride farm was located in the northern portion of Marshall County. Sarah may have made her sampler at the Lewisburg Female Academy, which was founded in 1838. When Sarah was sixteen, she married Lucian Fowler who was also a farmer. The couple lived in Spring Place, Marshall Co., near Belfast and Lewisburg. They had eleven children. Sarah died in 1899 and is buried in the Fowler Cemetery near Lewisburg.
This sampler boasts a great variety of stitches, including closed buttonhole in the third dividing band, an unusual stitch to find on TN samplers. The strawberries combine ecru french knots and red colonial knots for an interesting texture.