Surry County, Virginia c.1778
This 18th century Virginia family record band sampler is extreemely rare and important. It seems rather humble
at first glance, but the maker, and many of her siblings, and their spouses grew up to be influential in the history
of Virginia, Kentucky, and the United States.
Extensive information concerning the adult lives of the children listed on the sampler accompanies the piece.
(Siblings listed on sampler.)
William b. Sept. 30, 1759 - Graduated William & Mary - Thomas Jefferson's private secretary - Much more information
in W&M archives
Peyton b. Dec. 11, 1761 - Graduated W&M - Letters from Peyton in National archives to GW and Thomas Jefferson
- In the first Kentucky Senate - Instrumental in starting Transylvania University
Martha b. Jan. 22, 1763 - Married to Major Thomas Edmunds - Owned the Farnham Plantation in Sussex County, VA -
Husband wounded at Brandywine
Thomas b. Nov. 4, 1764
Elizabeth b. July 15, 1766 - m. Dr. Frederick Ridgley in Kentucky - Revolutionary War Surgeon - He taught at Transylvania
medical school - Elizabeth died 1822
Sarah b. Feb.29, (1768-1794)
Jane b. April 14, 1770 - Married Charles Wilkins
(Death date of their Mother listed on sampler)
Elizabeth (our Mother) d. Sept. 28, 1771- Elizabeth Shipwick b.1738 -Wife of William Short IV (1732-1782)
Sampler descended through Elizabeth Shipwick Short's family to the estate of her great-great-great grandson John
Flournoy Henry V.
Silk on linen; 21 ¼" x 9" sight.
STEPHEN & CAROL HUBER
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