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Region: West Tennessee
1867 Anna B. Adams
Mrs. Covey?, Teacher
Lexington Female Seminary?
Lexington, Henderson Co.
Tennessee State Museum, Nashville

22"V x 20"H © TSS 195
fibers: wool
ground: 24 ct. linen
Anna B. Adams (1858-1916) was the daughter of Jasper A. Adams, who married three of the White sisters, Susan Jane, Kezia, and Matilda Ann. Kezia, Jasper's second wife, was Anna's mother. Anna married William Brown Ballard sometime before 1880. The couple had two daughters and a son. William Ballard died intestate and insolvent in 1892, leaving Anna with a twelve year old, a ten year old, an eight month old baby, and little money. In 1904 Anna married James H. Cason in Lake County. Anna died in 1916 and is buried in the Lexington Cemetery, Henderson County.
It is possible that Anna made her sampler at the Lexington Female Seminary, which opened in 1850. The principal was Mrs. Covey, wife of Rev. J. V. E. Covey, a Methodist preacher. Tuition in the primary class was $8.00 with ornamental needlework an additional $4.00.