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Region: Middle Tennessee
c.1835 Elizabeth Buford Fleming
Green and Pink Group
Peytonsville, Williamson Co.

1614"V x 17"H © TSS 211
fibers: silk
ground: 24 ct. linen
Elizabeth Buford Fleming (1826-1892) was one of ten children born to Samuel Fleming, Sr. and Jane Thompson. The family lived in Dist. 11 of Williamson County on what is now Harpeth-Peytonsville Road. One of her cousins, Elizabeth Ann Jane Fleming, also made a sampler (TSS 073) in 1831. Elizabeth Buford married Richard Ogilvie Kinnard in 1848. They moved to a farm near Spring Hill in Maury County where they had five children. The family likely sought refuge in nearby Columbia during the Civil War, as the 1870 census shows them there with other Kinnard families. Elizabeth died in 1892 and her husband three years later. They are both buried in the Kinnard Cemetery in Maury County.
Elizabeth’s sampler is part of a large group of samplers worked in several adjoining counties in Middle Tennessee. All feature a border of white (originally pink) flowers with green foliage. Elizabeth is related to sampler maker Elizabeth Ann Jane Fleming (TSS 078), who worked her sampler in 1831.

Although her black thread has disintegrated, the threads are still distorted and the date of 1835 is the most likely for completion.
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