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Region: Middle Tennessee
1831 Mildred A. F. Nelson
Houses in Silk Group
Sam Davis Home, Smyrna

15"V x 15"H © TSS 157
fibers: silk
ground: 25 ct. linen
Of the Nelsons in Rutherford County, Beverly Nelson and his first wife, Elizabeth Robertson, who were married in 1815, could have been Mildred A. F. Nelson’s (1818-1884) parents.
Mildred’s sampler was worked in the same intense pink and green color scheme as Sarah Harriet Stephenson’s sampler (TSS 015). A meandering stream, a small house, and lush trees add to the charm of this piece.
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