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Stephen & Carol Huber: 17th - 19th Century Needlework

Huber - 1709 band sampler

Rebekah Rakins
Possibly Saratoga County, NY 1709

Rebekah, at age 8, worked this intricate band sampler inscribed: Rebekah Rakins/ ended this sample/r in the 8th year of/ her age and in the ye/ar of our lord 1709.

A note on the back indicates that the Rakins family settled in Sarasota Springs and in Ballston Spa, NY.
Rebekah was born c.1701 and at that time the area around Saratoga Springs was in the midst of organizing boundary lines and the registration of births, marriages, or deaths were not required in the state. Hence the genealogical research on Rebekah is inconclusive.

Silk on linen; 21 ¾" x 10 ¼" framed.


(860) 388-6809


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