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Region: Middle Tennessee
1835 Sarah Brevard Donoho
Green and Pink Group

1412"V x 1334"H © TSS 135
fibers: silk
ground: 24 V/28 H ct. linen
Sarah Brevard Donoho (1826-1904) was the youngest child of Goldman Donoho and Cynthia Davidson Brevard. The Donohos, who were of Irish ancestry, had settled on the Cumberland River near Gallatin, Sumner Co., by 1819. Sarah may have made her sampler at the Gallatin Female Academy or the Locust Grove Female Academy in 1833. She became the second wife of Dr. James Lauderdale Alexander. Her husband was a prominent physician near Dixon Springs, Sumner/Trousdale County. The couple had five children in addition to the six children from the doctor’s first marriage.
The sampler is part of the Green and Pink group known to have been stitched at several different schools. It is most similar to the 1830 Elizabeth Hays Donelson sampler (TSS 158), worked at the Lebanon Female Academy in neighboring Wilson County.
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