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Region: East Tennessee
c.1835 Louesa Emaline Knox
Knoxville, Knox Co.

1834"V x 1512"H © TSS 133
fibers: silk
ground: 20 ct. cotton
Louesa Emaline Knox (1825-1868) was the first of seven children born to Mathew Knox and Elizabeth Bond. Her father was most likely a farmer. Louesa’s school is undetermined, but one possibility is the Knoxville Female Academy, which opened in 1829. She also may have been tutored by a governess. Louesa married Isaac Anderson McCampbell in 1846 in Knox Co., and the couple had six children.
Louesa’s text comes from the hymn “The Family Bible,” verse 1, line 5.

Matthew Knox
Elizabeth Knox
I. still. view. the. chairs
of. my. father. and. moth

Although the tone is ominous, both Louesa’s mother and father lived at least 15 years after the completion of her sampler.
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