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Tice embroidered memorial - Huber
Eliza Cheeseman Tice
Silk embroidery memorial
Philadelphia, PA 1814

Eliza was a highly educated and privileged young lady who was born in Philadelphia in 1792, the daughter of Richard Tice and Letitia Hillman. At age 22 she worked this beautiful memorial inscribed Memory of an Affectionate Cousin - JN, and on the glass ELIZA C. TICE 1814. Two years later she married James Hall and they had 5 children.

In her mid-thirties she and her family moved to a remote and somewhat lawless area in Mexico which is now near Austin, Texas. Life for her in the wilderness was harrowing, as Texas was fighting for independence and on the cusp of war with Mexico. There were constant dangers from roaming Mexican gangs and there was still trouble with Indians.

She and her husband had to quickly burry the family Bible and other treasures and cover the turned up ground under a pot to keep them from being stolen or burned. Surviving the dangers, the family escaped their homestead and several years later returned and were able to retrieve their belongings.

This pampered young lady turned out to be very tough, strong and resilient. She died at age 77, in Milam county, Texas in 1869 leaving us this beautiful embroidery.

Silk and watercolor on silk; 31" x 36" framed.


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