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Region: Middle Tennessee
1819 Eliza Pitts Black

1312"V x 814"H © TSS 161
fibers: silk
ground: 24 V/ 28 H ct. linen
Eliza Pitts Black (1806-1864) was the eldest child of Prof. Samuel Polk Black and Fanny Pitts Sanders. Her father was a teacher at Cumberland College. In 1810 he became headmaster of Bradley Academy in Murfreesboro, Rutherford County. Eliza married Dr. John Robertson Wilson, a practicing physician. The Wilsons had six children. In 1836 they built a house called Cottage Home (later called Waveland) on Murfreesboro Pike, Davidson County. Widowed in 1854, Eliza died during the Civil War.
Eliza’s sampler survived with her daughter’s, Fannie A Wilson’s 1853 sampler (TSS 162), which is a near copy of it.
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