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Region: Middle Tennessee
1836 Amanda Ann Kimbro
Midsylvania Female Academy

© TSS 232
fibers: silk
ground: linen
Amanda Ann Kimbro (1821-1898) was born in LaVergne, Rutherford Co., the only daughter of William G. Kimbro and Lucinda Basey. Her father died when Amanda was only three. When she reached school age, her mother sent her to Murfreesboro to live with her uncle and guardian Azariah Kimbro. Mr. Kimbro sent her to the Midsylvannia Female Academy five miles southwest of Murfreesboro. Amanda married Abel Rushing in 1839. Her husband was a farmer and a builder. Sometime before 1860 they moved to Woodbury, Cannon County. They had seven children. Amanda continued to embroider as an adult by stitching crazy quilts.
This sampler has not yet been documented by TSS. It is a motif sampler. It features a large basket of flowers, a small basket of flowers, a floral border, parrots, butterflied, a stag, and a house.
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